The Itinerary… Visiting Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone, this is a great all-round tour for divers with slightly more experience; this safari offers challenging dives, big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of large fish. There is so much to see you are spoilt for choice, but don’t forget to keep an eye out to the blue… you never know what you might see!
M/Y Blue Fin.
The Vessel… M/Y blue Fin was the first vessel in the blue o two Egyptian liveaboard fleet. She is 39m in length and takes a maximum of 24 divers on each trip. She has a contempory look and feel; all cabins benefit from en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, mini refridgerators and personal entertainment systems. The three king suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel – the perfect choice for couples. M/Y blue Fin is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster bump and can cater for rebreather divers.
Day 1 – Visit dive sites local to Hurghada for three dives (a check dive, practice zodiac dive and night dive) before heading out to the Brother Islands.
Days 2-4 – We normally plan to spend three days at Big Brother and Small Brother.
Day 5 – Safaga – A relaxing day of diving in the Safaga area with its fabulous wrecks and reefs.
Day 6 – Enjoy two relaxed morning dives close to Hurghada allowing you to cruise into the harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt’s famous hospitality before your journey home the next day
Brother Islands The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of two islands 60km away from the coast and 140km south from Hurghada. The larger island (complete with a lighthouse from 1883) is 400 metres long with a spectacular plateau on the south east corner which is dotted with coral mountains and famous for thresher and grey reef shark sightings. The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.
The smaller island, whilst only a little over 200 metres long, hosts an incredible concentration and variety of marine life. There is a pristine fan coral forest, a massive collection of hard and soft corals and compelling overhangs to explore. The highlight is the fish life; with regular seasonal sightings of hammerhead, thresher, grey reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.
Safaga Filled with a variety of stunning drop offs, shallow coral gardens and interesting wrecks, Safaga has something for everyone. The most famous wreck is of the Salem Express, a large ferry which sank in 1991 with massive loss of life. There are also the large ferry wrecks of El Arish, El Tor and Al Kafain which both sank without any lives lost. The famous finger shaped reefs of Abu Kafan and Panorama offer stunning drop-offs with plentiful fan corals and incredible plateaus encrusted with soft and hard corals. Shallower reefs (such as Torbia Arbaa) are full of critters and make a perfect afternoon or night dive.
Dates: 16th -23rd August 2019.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary shown 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.
* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking. Based on 2 people sharing + £28 visa
Includes: Return flights MAN-HRG, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights.
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