Boat and schedule
- built 2007
- renewed 2012
- renewed 2022
- dimensions 38 m long, 8.5 m wide
- max 26 PAX in 13 cabins (our price is based our rule that we take max 22 on this safari)
- lower deck 10 cabin all twin cabins
- upper deck 3 cabins, open saloon and sun deck
- main deck has dive deck, saloon and the restaurant
- top deck has open sun deck
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- 24.9. Arrive and check in onboard
- 25.9. Check dive (Safaga) ras disha, shaab sheer reef
- 26.9. Abu kefan reef, panorama reef, Salem express
- 27.9. Brother islands (Nomidia, Aida wrecks) – cleaning station in small island
- 28.9. Ras Mohamad, SS Thistlegorm
- 29.9. Rosalie moller, Gobal island, abu Nohas (al qamar al Saudi)
- 30.9. Golf fleet (um gamar island) back to the harbor
- 1.10. Check out and back home
Price 1150 EUR / PAX
- Fullboard accommodation
- Taxes, permissions
- Dive guide
- 12L tank and weights
- Wi Fi
- Inter Visa
- Government environmental fee 50 EUR
- 3 Bonex Reference scooter rent 300 EUR / week
- OC nitrox single 80 EUR
- sidemount 100 EUR
- Staff tips 80 EUR
For Rebreather divers:
Package 390 EUR
- 2x 3 ltr cylinders
- Sofnolime one fill / day
- Oxygen, air
- S80 TX 15/55
- S80 EAN 50
50 EUR / cylinder + gas usage during a week.
- Nitrox 50% 12 EUR / fill
- Nitrox 80% 15 EUR / fill
- 100% O2 20 EUR / fill
Click into the Dive Highlights!
The Brothers are two small islands – known as Big and Small Brother – surrounded by impressive reefs located 40 miles east off the coastal town of El Quseir. The Brothers Islands are commonly reached by liveaboards, due to their secluded location. The dive site ranked ninth in a list of the world’s 50 best dives and second-best in the Red Sea. The coral growth and colours are impressive, and the reef’s explosion of life attracts hammerheads and longimanus sharks – a common sighting during the dives in this area. On Big Brothers, divers can encounter two impressive shipwrecks, the Numidia and the Aida. Due to the strong currents, divers should have solid drift-diving skills and second-level certifications or higher.
PANORAMA REEF PLAN
located east of Safaga, Panorama Reef is among the most popular dive sites in the Safaga – Hurghada region. This large, oblong coral reef rises from a 400 meters bottom up to the surface, forming vertiginous walls on its sides and a series of plateaus in the proximity of the northern and southern corners. Thanks to its offshore location and peculiar morphology it offers great opportunities for spotting numerous benthic and pelagic species, including the occasional grey reef shark hunting in the current. Panorama Reef is suitable for divers of all levels – including tech divers – provided they are confident with drift diving.
Resting at around 32 meters deep off Safaga, just south of Hurghada, the MV Salem Express is one of the most controversial wrecks in the Red Sea. Starting its career as a roll-on, roll-off ferry servicing Safaga and Jedda in Saudi Arabia, it sank after striking one of the infamous Hyndman Reefs on December 17, 1991. The ship went down only 20 minutes after striking the reef, taking numerous passengers with it.
One of the most famous dive sites around the world. The Topographic location, the drop off, marine life, colorful soft coral, remain of the wreck of Yolanda and relaxing drift dive a long beautiful walls . This spot is the magic spot to relax and enjoy the dives between deep dives.
Today her remains lie against the reef immediately to the west of the surface-based remains. Descending next to the surfaced-based wreckage and swimming ‘reef left’, descend to 45 m. There you will start to see her ghostly remains appear from the gloom. The remains start at 48 m with her mast and sections that probably included workshops. Her bulkheads were removed during salvage allowing you to swim in and around this section. Laying on its starboard side you will then see her stern section with an impressively large propeller still attached at a depth of around 55m. Her superstructure and other sections lie at deeper depths.
THISTLEGORM is an English cargo ship was working with the army during the 2nd World War. 2nd June 1941 she sailed on her fourth and last voyage from Glasgow destined for Alexandria (Egypt). The German and Italian naval and air force activity in the Mediterranean Sea, so Thistlegorm had to sail long way. She had to sail around the Africa. She sailed as part of a convoy. The convoy could not pass the Suez Channel. There was a collision in the Channel. Thistlegorm had to wait… She anchored south of Shaab Ali until sanked by German aircraft (Henkel he-111) in 6th October 1941. Since that day she was lying down in peace until she discovered in the early fifties by Jacques Yves Cousteau and in the early 1990s, she was rediscovered for recreational diving.
Thistlegorm is 126 m long and 18 m width, lying down at 30 m on a sandy seabed coming from north (the bow) to south (the stern). The stern section lies almost in the side (45 degrees), the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. There are 4 cargo holds. Each hold 2 levels (twin decks), these twin decks are large shelf that stretched under the decks of the wreck. The hold nr 4 is damaged by explosion which ripped the roof backward (like opening a tin of sardines.)
Diving at Thistlegorm you will have amazing tours to the greatest open museum of the 2nd World War.
There are chance to see:
- 120mm Anti-aircraft gun
- Bedford trucks
- Heavy caliber machine gun
- Armored vehicles
- BSA motorcycles
- Norton 16H
- Cases of ammunition
- Bren guns
- Radio equipment
- 0.303 Rifles
- Wellington boots
- Aircraft parts
- Railway water carrier
- 2 LMS Stonier class 8F steam locomotives
- 2 Torpedo
BROTHERS, NorthERN REEFS
AND SafaGA Gallery:
Jari Toivonen will be the group leader.
He is an IANTD CCR Adv. Trimix Instructor and Examiner.
Read more about him HERE.
Sayed ‘Tiger’ Comaa is famous, well known instructor and tour leader.
He has 23 years exprerience of Egyptian and Sudanese Red Sea.
He got his nick name by spotting first ever seen Tiger shark in Charles Reefs back in 2003.