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Itinerary: Northern Wrecks & Reefs
Date: 16th - 23rd June
Holiday Package Details:Price: £1375*
Price subject to change according to availability at the time of booking. + £55 visa
This holiday includes flights (Thomas Cook / Easyjet Gatwick - Hurghada 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.
Suitable for beginners
The Vessel : Whirlwind is a generous 36m from bow to stern and at 8m across, there is ample space for all 20 guests. There are 10 cabins in total, all with twin beds, en suite, air con and safe. The storage is plentiful and the showers are some of the most powerful you will find on a boat! There are 4 cabins on the main deck which are preallocated at the time of booking with no additional surcharge.
Whirlwind has everything the modern diver could want on board. The dive deck is one of the most impressive aspects - no more kitting up in a crowd on this boat! There is a camera table, 2 rinse tanks and plenty of space for all your dive kit. Whirlwind is also rebreather friendly and can pump oxygene and helium mixes (please just let us know at the time of booking). And for your relaxation between dives, there are 2 sundecks and the jacuzzi. Catch some rays, relax with a book or enjoy the hot tub. The saloon is kitted out with a modern entertainment system and a well stocked bar. Quite simply no element of this liveaboard has been overlooked. From sun up to sun down, Whirlwind is the perfect home away from home in the Egyptian Red Sea.
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Tiran
- Day 3: Ras Mohammed
- Day 4: Shark and Yolanda
- Day 5: Small Crack and Bluff Point
- Day 6: Wrecks
The Wrecks and Reefs itinerary gets to some of the most iconic dive sites Egypt has to offer, as well a few of lesser known beauties. After the check dive, this tour starts in style. Tiran and Ras Mohammed are rightly two of the best known areas for diving in the Northern Red Sea. The coral gardens play host to hundreds and thousands of candy coloured fish. The deep walls of Tiran mirror the startling drop offs of Ras Mohammed. Blue spotted sting rays, eagle rays and manta abound and the summer months see large pelagic sharks gather on the drop off. Hammerheads, Black Tips, leopard and even tiger sharks all visit the region. Cruising past Shark and Yolanda, Wrecks and Reefs takes in the Alternatives, Small Crack and Bluff Point before moving onto the wrecks. The Northern Red Sea is a wreck diver's delight. The almighty Thistlegorm is the setting for unforgettable diving, day or night. The Kingston, Dunraven, Giannis D and Carnatic only add to the excitement. These 19th and 20th century wrecks have, over the course of time, formed artificial reefs but each is still packed with unique artefacts that tell their story.
TRIP IS NOW FULL
Itinerary: Project Shark @ Simply the Best
Dates: 11th - 18th May 2018
Aboard: M/Y blue Fin
Holiday Package Details
£1,099 per person + £55 Visa*
Includes: Return flights LGW**-HRG (others many be available on request), transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights.
**Other airports may be available on request
Terms: All divers must have a minimum of 30 logged dives to take part in this itinerary.
Built in 2005, M/Y blue Fin is 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 went through an extensive refit early in 2016 and now has a great contemporary look and feel. All cabins benefit from en-suite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems and the 3 king suites also offer large double beds and bigger plasma screens. These king suites which dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel - the perfect treat for couples. M/Y blue Fin is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below 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.
- Day 1 - Gota Abu Ramada x 3
- Day 2 - Big Brother
- Day 3 - Little Brother
- Day 4 - Daedalus
- Day 5 - Elphinstone
- Day 6 - Salem Express/Panorama/Abu Kaffan, Abu Hashish
A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.
Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.
This huge reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen... oceanic white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau's covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.