Holidays to the Red Sea
TAL Scuba - Best of thre Wtrecks - Red Sea trip with Blue O2 on Board MY Horizon - £1149 - 5th June 2015
- Only 3 Spaces left (4th March) so BOOK NOW - Deposit £300
The classic itinerary taking in iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea!
Best of thre Wtrecks with Blue O2 - Lots and lots of Wrecks and some great Marine life, diving some of the most famous and best Redsea Dives
|Common sightings:||Lots and lots of metal!|
|Reefs:||As few as possible|
|Wrecks:||A huge selection of the best the Red Sea has to offer|
|Night dives:||Three or four during the week but not guaranteed|
|Amount of travelling:||Maximum of two overnight journeys
Qualifications needed... Must be at least - . PADI Open Water diver with 30 dives (If you are not sure talk to Karen or Trevor), but PADI Advanced, Nitrox and Night Diver would be better :), But don't worry you can always complete your advanced on board with TAL Scuba during the trip. Having the PADI DUP Digital Underwater Photographer course would help you get even more from the trip. Due to the exposed nature and possible strong currents at some of these world-famous wrecks, elements of this itinerary are not suitable for inexperienced divers. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, some dives will be from a RIB.
Gas Details... Nitrox, O2 and Sofnolime for Rebreather Divers available - But Pre Book.
Courses you could do on Board include..... PADI Advanced, PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Deep Diver, PADI Digital Underwater Photographer speciality courses, HOLLIS Explorer Rebreather, Poseidon MKIV Rebreather Ask Karen or Trevor for more info.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be 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.
This itinerary will normally depart from and return to Hurghada. Please note that ports are subject to change.
Day 1 - Start the week with a check dive before heading north for an afternoon wreck dive at Abu Nuhas followed by a night dive.
Days 2-3 - The next two days are spent cruising the wrecks of the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including the world-famous Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller and potentially even more.
Day 4 - Visit the Salem Express and Al Kafain, two large ferry wrecks close to Sha'ab Sheer in Safaga.
Day 5 - A day at the Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located.
Day 6 - Enjoy two final morning wreck dives at El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler) close to the port of Hurghada 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.
Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 126.5m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.
Also known as the 'Ships Graveyard', this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez and has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimon M. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.
The greenish water on this wreck offers a mystical ambiance rarely found on other Red Sea wrecks. With the main deck at 35m, the superstructure can be explored up to 30m and before you start your ascent.
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 pelagics. 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.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary route 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.
Extras... Nitrox, Egyptian Visa £20
Payment... Trips over 9 Months away 10%, (at 9 Months a total deposit of 25% (10%+15%) is due). Balance is due 12 Weeks before departure.