29 Nov 00:00 - 06 Dec 00:00 - Marsa `Alam
It's here! Our 2018 Egypt trip, this time to one of the less-dived parts of the Red Sea. Expect fantastic reefs and the chance of seeing some larger aquatic life including Oceanic White-tip and Thresher sharks, Dolphins, Dugongs, Hawksbill and Green turtles.
Itinerary: Deep South
Dates: 29th November - 6th December 2018
Aboard: M/Y blue Horizon
The multi-award winning M/Y Blue Horizon is Blue O Two's flagship vessel and has become the benchmark for all other blue o two vessels to follow. With a contemporary and stylish feel and having had an update in 2016, M/Y Blue Horizon takes liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and retained the title 'Liveaboard of the Year' in the recent industry awards.
With a large dining area, totally separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system, shaded deck area and sun deck, there is always space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea. TV's in the communal areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive containing movies and TV series.
Our Itinerary is suitable for open water divers but can be challenging, offering big drop-offs overgrown with huge gorgonians and colourful soft corals. We will have the opportunity to explore a variety of truly unique dive sites home to some very interesting and unusual reef formations. This itinerary is perfect for divers wanting to experience a slightly more 'untouched' Red Sea and is not to be missed.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
- Day 1 - Shona or Abu Dabab and Shaab Sharm
- Day 2 - St John's Reef
- Day 3 - St John's Reef
- Day 4 - St John's Reef
- Day 5 - Fury Shoal Reef
- Day 6 - Elphinstone and/or Shona, Abu Dabab
St. Johns Reef:
Exciting drop-offs overgrown with huge gorgonians and colourful soft corals, stunning coral gardens and safe anchorages for night diving. Barracudas, tuna and mackerel are often sighted here and on rarer occasions manta rays and dolphins. Hammerheads, grey sharks, silvertip sharks and white tip reef sharks can often be spotted out in the blue.
St. Johns Reef North:
Located one hour north of the main St.John's area. Have fun finding your way through tunnels and around pinnacles.
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau's covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef.
An immense chain of reefs creating a host of outstanding dive sites including Abu Galawa in the north to Sataya in the south. Have fun exploring caves, tunnels, coral gardens, plateaus and drop offs! Abu Galawa is located within Fury Shoal - have fun exploring the wreck of 'Tug Boat'. The reef also has good coral dives on the west side.
Of course all dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
Price: £1,199 per person + £29 VISA
Feeling the need to treat youself to even more luxury? Blue Horizon has four King Suites available for only an additional £100 per couple.
Includes: Return flights LGW-RMF (other airports available on request and a supplement may apply), internal transfers, full board accommodation (incl. water, tea/coffee, soft drinks), all diving on 12ltr cylinder with air fills and weights, and fuel surcharges.
Nitrox, technical and rebreather-friendly