CCR/OC TEC/REC DEEP SOUTH SAFARI

6 - 13 May 2023

6 dive days on route Fury Shoal – Daedalus – Zabargad – Rocky Island – Elphinstone 

 

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Boat: RED SEA 1

Red Sea 1

 

Boat

  • – Dimension: 37.5 m long – 7.5 m wide
    – Capacity: 26 divers (we take max. 22 divers to this safari)

PriceS

Safari prices

  • upper deck panorama suite
    1.450 EUR /pp (fully booked)
  • upper deck double cabins
    1.350 EUR /pp
  • main deck twin cabins
    1.350 EUR /pp
  • lower deck twin cabins
    1.280 EUR /pp

     

    Price composition

    Incl.

    • 6 day diving
    • Full board
    • Soft drinks
    • Land transport Hurghada – Port Chalib and back
    • National park fee

    Not incl.

    • Flights
    • Visa on arrival (26 EUR)
    • Government Enviromental fee 50 EUR
    • Nitrox and all CCR related materials, full price list available.
    • Crew tips minimum 100 EUR
    • All extra payments are subject to 10% government VAT

      PAYMENT

      To quarantee your space on the safari, a deposit 500 EUR is due with the registration form. The remainder of your payment is due 6 March 2023. We reserve the right to re-sell any space that is not paid in full by this date.

      Payment can be made by wire transfer in Euros. You are responsible to cover all transfer fees associated with your payments. We strongly recommend all divers to purchase travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.

         

        CCR DIVING

        We have full support also for CCR divers incl. booster for gases, sofnolime, oxygen, helium, rebreather cylinders. Dive’s according training levels down to Maidan 120m, Zealot  110m  possible.

        Click into the Dive Highlights!

        DAEDALUS REEF

        Daedalus Reef is a 400m long and 100m wide  standalone reef in the Egyptian Red Sea situated about 90 kilometers from Marsa Alam. There is a small artificial island in the center of the reef, which hosts a lighthouse constructed in 1863 and rebuilt in 1931.

        Daedalus reef is a well-known place for diving because of good chances to see pelagic fish, such as hammerhead sharks, and an abundance of corals. In the high season one can find many dive safari boats staying overnight, anchored to the reef.

        Zealot wreck is at depth of 70-110 m.

          MAKSUR

          800 m long cucumber shaped reef, often compared to the Red Sea classic, Elphinstone, and with steep drop off.

          Maksur has amazing south plateau two steps covered with mixture soft, hard coral and two pinnacles like towers.

          ELPHINSTONE REEF

          Elphinstone Reef is one of the most famous dive sites in the World and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Red Sea!

          The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from Marsa Alam. This dive site is famous for its wonderful drift dives along deep steep walls. The coral is really great and unspoiled. The Elphinstone Reef is also famous for being one of the few places on Earth where you can dive with the Oceanic Whitetip Shark as well as Harmmerhead Sharks.

          Elphinstone Arch is at depth of 60m.

           

          SHAAB MAKSOUR

          North-east of Fury Shoals is Shaab Maksour, a reef around 1,5 km long, surrounded by steep walls, it is similar to Elphinstone Reef and sightings of turtles, rays and sharks are known on the the north and south plateaus.

          ZABARGAD ISLAND

          This island is located 180km South of Deadalus reef, 70km from the mainland. The island has exquisite turquoise bays, sandy beaches, and 235 high hills at its center. Eastside has dropoff to 600m, south breeding site for green turtles, the north site has the Russian Spa wreck “Alkhanka”.

          FURY SHOAL

          Around 150km south of Marsa Alam, Fury Shoals is 30km long chain of dive sites offering coral pinnacles, lagoons, dropoff, drift dives, and a great chance for Dolphins, such as Sataya – dolphin reef a very large horseshoe reef. The distance from the east to the west side is more than 3km. The depth in the inner part ranges from 3m to 15m. It is very common to spot a pod of spinner dolphins. East site is mixed drop off, pinnacles, stony plateau, and coral garden.

          Sataya South Wall dive is at depths over 100m.

          ROCKY ISLAND

          Rocky island located 5 km south of Zabargad Island.

          Triangle-shaped island, surrounded by a short reef plateau with steep walls pushing up from the abyss, exposed to strong currents. Which perfect condition for sharks.

          Maidan wreck is at depth of 80-120 m.

          SHAAB SHARM

          Shaab Sharm is located 40km south of Marsa Alam. Shaab Sharm is a kidney stone-shaped reef with sloping walls, at the east tip is a plateau covered by soft coral, arrange of hard coral. If you are lucky you can spot Manta and Oceanic sharks. Under the plateau is a large overhead cave at a depth of 50 m to 50 inside.

          BOAT AND SAFARI Gallery:

          Leaders:

          Jari Toivonen will be the group leader.
          He is an IANTD CCR Adv. Trimix Instructor and Examiner.
          Read more about him HERE.

          sayedbz

          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.