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Itinerary: Deep South
Date: 14th - 21st February 2019
Aboard: M/Y blue Horizon
To book a space please call Curtis Chapman
BlueO2Dive Travel Consultant
UK Tel: 01752 480808
Holiday Package Details:Price: £1199.00*
Price subject to change according to availability at the time of booking. + £55 visa
This holiday includes flights (Gatwick - Marsa Alam flights will be added to your pkg - best price will be set on booking) Transfers are also included. At the end of the week you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, nitrox, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs.
M/Y Blue Horizon
Updated in early 2016, award-winning M/Y blue Horizon is our flagship fleet vessel and the benchmark for all other blue o two vessels to follow.
With a contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y blue Horizon takes Red Sea liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and is truly deserving of the title 'Best Liveaboard' in the 2016 and 2015 Sport Diver awards, as well as 'Liveaboard of the Year' awarded by DIVER magazine in their 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.
King suite upgrades are available and all cabins benefit from air conditioning, ensuite facilities, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems.
M/Y blue Horizon is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump, technical blending panel and is rebreather friendly making it the perfect platform for technical divers.
Common sightings: Large fish and plentiful marine life
Reefs: Deep drop-offs and stunning reef systems
Wrecks: Limited - two small wrecks in Fury Shoal
Night dives: Normally three or four during the week but not guaranteed
Experience required: Suitable for all divers
Amount of travelling: Normally two overnight sailings
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.
This itinerary departs and returns to Port Ghalib. Please note that ports are subject to change.
Day 1 - Visit a dive site local to Port Ghalib for a check dive before heading south for your afternoon dive on the way to St Johns.
Day 2 - St Johns
Day 3 - Morning in St Johns before traveling north to dive in the area of Cave Reef before continuing towards Fury Shoal.
Day 4 - A relaxing day of alluring reef diving in Fury Shoal.
Day 5 - Travel north from Fury Shoal taking in the beautiful dive sites of the Wadi Gamal area.
Day 6 - After an early morning dive at Elphinstone, enjoy a relaxed dive local to Port Ghalib allowing you to cruise into 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.
Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this chain of reefs boasts stunning dive sites, most of which are very close to each other allowing you to move quickly and easily from one place to another. This adds a lot of variety to your dives; drop-offs, tunnels and stunning hard-coral formations. One of these dives (St John's Caves or Umm Kharalim) is truly unique and is a photographer's heaven with rays of light filtering through into the beautiful tunnels. The reef formation is not the only thing that will stun you at St John's; the marine life and colours of the soft corals are some of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or pelagics will join you on your dives and St John's will forever have a place in your heart.
This large cluster of reefs offers unforgettable and easy dives. From the northern site of Small Abu Galawa to its most-southern site of Sataya, Fury Shoal can prove to be surprising and diverse. Each dive site has its particularity: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks "Tug Boat" and the "Yacht".
A Red Sea legend; a finger shaped reef, with 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 whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.