Hurghada Departures

 

* We also tailor trips upon request.

 

1 - Northern Wrecks & Ras Mohamed Itinerary

This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.

Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same demise only two days later.

This Red Sea diving safari will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.

You will also visit the Red Sea diving reefs off Hurghada which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit.

 

2 - Brothers / Salem Express Itinerary

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir in the Red Sea. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale Shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this area of teh Red Sea the huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

On your way back along the coast you will visit the infamous Salem Express wreck, which, up until recently was one of the worst maritime tragedies in the history of the Red Sea, and has been reported to have claimed more than a thousand lives.

Tragedy aside, Salem Express remains one of the largest accessible wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea and diving it is a spiritual experience, as well as a very satisfying one for all wreck fanatics.

 

 

3 - BDE Itinerary: Simply the best!

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the dive reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here.

Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.

 

 

4 - Northern & Brothers Wrecks Diving Safari

This diving safari combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with the stunning wrecks of Aida II and Numidia in Big Brother’s Island. Having sunk in 1901, the Numidia has a spectacular growth of soft and hard corals, that makes it a pleasure for both reef and wreck lovers, not to mention the chance to spot a variety of sharks and pelagics in the blue! This Red Sea diving safari will be the right one for you!

Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this Red Sea diving safari. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same demise only two days later.

 

 

5 - 2 Weeks Marine Park Itinerary

Why settle for less when you can have it all! Enjoy the best of diving in the Red Sea!

Dive the Red Sea Marine Park reefs; the Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Islands, and cruise your way back along the Egyptian coast starting from St. John and back to Hurghada.

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer the diver breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Discover big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas while diving in this area of the Red Sea.

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. The huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted during a Red Sea diving safari here.

Rocky and Zabargad Islands lay close together to the south-east of Ras Banas. Rocky’s shear walls are covered in a stunning forests of soft and fan corals. Juvenile white-tip sharks can be observed sleeping under huge, very scenic overhangs. Mantas, hammerhead and grey reef sharks often visit the island and napoleon fish dance in your bubbles.

Zabargad Island, amazing in its spectacular beauty, was used as a precious stone mine in ancient times. Along its southern side a shallow shelf displays a large number of high pinnacles completely covered in soft corals and clouds of antheas offering amazing Red Sea diving. The drop-off offers hammerhead, grey reef shark and manta sightings. On its north-eastern side a small shallow wreck can be dived upon.

St Johns is a collection of small reefs offering some of the best diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali will make even the most experienced of divers sigh with wonder when admiring the forests of huge fan corals and black corals that populate its walls. At its western end grey reef, silver-tip and big schools of hammerhead sharks may be observed. Have also a look out for the curious and impressive Hump-head parrot fish that are typical for the St Johns area.

On your way back from this Red Sea diving safari along the coast you will visit Elphinstone. A huge variety of walls and shallow reefs covered in corals and fish of all the colors of the rainbow, enjoying shark sightings and amazing walls and plateau diving... The list of marvels is endless!

 

 

6 - Northern Wrecks & Safaga Itinerary

This Red Sea diving safari travels as far North as Gobal Islands and Rosalie Moeller wreck and as far South as Panorama reef and Salem Express, combining the best Hurghada and Safaga have to offer.

Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

The recently discovered Rosalie Moeller is a World War II wreck and one of the highlights of this cruise. The Rosalie Moeller was a British coal cargo, sunk in 1941 by German Bombers on a scouting mission off the island of Crete.

You will also be visiting the wreck of Salem Express, one of the largest acessible wrecks in the Red Sea. Recent growths of hard & soft corals, along with a variety of reef fish who have taken shelter among the rubble, give this dive a new and much appreciated feel.

This Red Sea diving safari has a lot to offer for reef lovers as well, as Safaga is renowned for its less visited fresh sites and its beautiful coral gardens. Sites like Panorama reef, which is celebrated as much as Elphinstone, for the variety of life it offers and the chance to spot large pelagics.

 

 

7- Safaga Itinerary

Agreat choice for relaxation on a diving safari in the Red Sea!

Safaga is renowned for its less visited fresh sites and its beautiful coral gardens. Sites like Panorama reef, which is celebrated as much as Elphinstone, for the variety of life it offers and the chance to spot large pelagics.

You can dive amongst unspoiled coral gardens rich in all types of macro life imaginable.

During this trip you will also have the chance to dive the wreck of Salem Express, one of the largest accessible wrecks in the Red Sea. Recent growths of hard & soft corals, along with a variety of reef fish who have taken shelter among the rubble, give this dive a new and much appreciated feel.