The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
Sample itinerary information
Dive sites vary, with something for everyone on most itineraries. Currents are the norm in many spots so on several itineraries it is recommended that divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Always check with us for the most suitable itinerary for your experience and certification.
On a typical day there are up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored by a reef. A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives; during a 10-night itinerary up to 30 dives will be possible.
ITINERARIES & THEIR HIGHLIGHTS:
Simply the Best : The Brothers, Daedalus & Elphingstone
Deep South : St John's, Elphingstone & Fury Shoal
Northern Wrecks & Reefs: Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic and potentially more. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed marine park.
Best of Wrecks: Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located, El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler)
The Brothers: known for thresher, hammerhead, oceanic white tips and grey reef shark sightings. two impressive wrecks (Numidia & Aida), a pristine fan coral forest, and a massive collection of hard and soft corals. The highlight is the fish life great variety.
Daedalus: some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea ... with sheer walls covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish, plusoceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted. Most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks.
Elphingstone: north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals ...unpredictable and exciting this truly is an awesome reef where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic white tip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.
St John's: drop-offs, tunnels, and stunning hard coral formations. The sun filters through the tunnels, a delight for photographers. The great variety in colors of the soft coral and marine life guarantees wonderful dive experiences. With any luck, dolphins or pelagic fish will join you on your dive
Ras Mohamed: Shark & Yolanda Reefs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef,you to drift along the rich with colorful wall. At Yolanda Reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck ‘Yolanda’ complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!
SS Thistlegorm: this English cargo ship was bombed by the Germans in October 1941 while transporting supplies destined for the British in Alexandria (armored vehicles, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, airplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of wellington boots). Now she is an artificial reef and home to an enormous variety of marine life.