This three-day safari is a special option if you want to dive top spots like Ras Mohamed and the World War II Wreck of the Thistlegrom away from the crowds of daily diving boats whilst combining your stay in Sinai with land-based activities.
Experience level: Open Water - 20 minimum logged dives required.
Day 1: Evening: transfer to New Marina (El Wataneya) port and embark. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat–briefing. Permission work with port authority, sailing very early next morning.
Day 2: Morning: check dive at Temple or Ras Katy. Next dive is Jackfish Alley where you can easily enter the small caves there. The third dive will be the Alternatives, a chain of seven pinnacles with numerous sand patches and resident leopard sharks. Night Diving is very popular here.
Day 3: Early morning: the boat will sail to the wreck of the Thistlegorm, the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks, maybe even worldwide. There is so much to explore so the plan is a minimum of two dives. The first one is an orientation of the outside and the second dive a penetrating one. For the third dive your boat will sail to Small Passage where two channels cut the reef system of Sha’ab Mahmoud and connect the sheltered lagoon to the open sea. A night dive inside the lagoon is optional.
Day 4: Morning: first dive of the day will take you to the historical wreck of the Dunraven, which sank in April 1876 - an old wooden wreck with plenty of room for passing through thousands of glassfish that live here in the shade of the wreck. Next dive is Shark and Yolanda Reef, the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula with an endless wall unique in the Red Sea. Sailing back towards Sharm for your third dive at Ras Zatar, Ras Ghazlani or may be Ras Um Sid.
Return to New Marina (El Wataneya) port and disembark.
The itinerary is an example so if you have a special wish for a certain place in this area just let your dive guide know. Liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions. All dives and especially some wreck dives are subject to divers experience and weather permitted. Liveaboard itineraries are depending on Egyptian Government, Coast Guard and/or Marine Police approval. Every effort is made but we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. The final decision lies with the captain and guide. Safety always comes first!
You need to be at least a PADI Open Water certified diver or equivalent and have 15 logged dives. PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent is needed for wreck penetration dives and some of the more experienced dive sites visited on this safari, Thistlegorm requires at least 20 logged dives. You must have dived in the last year and recorded this in your log book to join this safari; if needed Scuba Review is available onboard. PADI OWD ́s are able to join the night dives onboard if they have previous night dives logged.
VAT, Accommodation, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided
Visa (full visa is required for all cruises as liveaboards are leaving the area of Sharm El Sheikh), Equipment Rental, Nitrox (only if available, must be pre booked), 15 Litre Air Tank , Twin Sets & Manifolds, National Park fees, Marine Park Fees, Environmental Tax: according to route/dive sites of the booked trip, Alcohol (Beer and Wine are available for a reasonable price), Tips for the crew and guides.
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