This trip can be taken either from Hurghada or Mersa Alam
With more time on your hands during the summer holiday period you can embark on a truly adventurous expedition diving all the highlights of the Egyptian Red Sea in one trip.
The Big Tour
This itinerary will take you from Hurghada or Safaga to the offshore reefs within the Marine Parks of the Red Sea, namely, the Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef, Rocky and Zabargad Islands as well as the jewel reefs of St John. Like diving in a huge aquarium, the fascinating beauty of the Red Sea will not disappoint, with turtles, mantas, moonfish, napoleon wrasse, shoals of tuna and jack fish, and frequent pelagic encounters of the best kind with schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, oceanic withetips and the unique sight of a majestic thresher shark. We can only here but mention a few and divers will never cease to be impressed. Such is the nature of the unrivalled Red Sea. Wrecks carpeted in soft corals will astonish you on Big Brother, whilst impressive hard coral formations will dwarf you breathless in Daedalus. The spectacular overhangs and walls of Rocky Island, and the gardens of soft coral and anthia covered pinnacles at Zabargad will surpass even the most spectacular of expectations.
On your way back along the coast, you dive St Johns reef, Fury Shoal, Wadi Gimal, Shaab Samadai, Gota Sharm, Elphinstone, and the Safaga /Hurghada areas. A huge variety of walls and shallow reefs covered in corals and fish of all the colours of the rainbow will fascinate you. The Bump-head parrot fish and sharks of St Johns, the aquariums of Fury Shoal and Wadi Gimal, swimming with big pods of Spinner dolphins in the lagoons of Shaab Sataya or Samadai, the thrill of shark encounters and amazing walls and plateaus in the south, and so much more. The list of marvels is endless!!
Every area and every reef will leave you with unforgettable memories and the desire to come back knowing that diving these sites again will show you more than you probably missed the first time round. Such is the amazing and unique underwater world of the Egyptian Red Sea.
The Marine Park Islands (Two weeks)
Day 1: Arrive Hurghada: Check-in & overnight on board at Marina.
Day 2: Sailing to Ras Abu Soma for 1st dive (check dive), then sailing to Sha'ab Shaer for afternoon dives. Sailing at night to the Brothers.
Day 3: Dive the Brothers full day & overnight.
Day 4: Dive the Brothers full day & overnight.
Day 5: Dive the Brothers the full day, then sailing at night to Daedalus reef.
Day 6: Dive Daedalus reef the full day, then sailing at night to Zabargad.
Day 7: Morning dives at Zabargad north & afternoon dives at Zabargad East
Day 8: Dive at Rocky Island the full day, overnight at ZABARGAD.
Day 9: Sailing early morning to Fury Shoal, diving at Sha'ab Maksur, Sataya (Dolphin reef) & Sha'ab Claudia.
Day 10: Sailing to Sha'ab Sharm for morning dives, then sailing to Mersa Alam for afternoon dives, overnight at Samadai.
Day 11: Sailing to Elphinstone, diving the north, east and south sides of the reef, then sailing to Mersa Torombi for overnight anchorage .
Day 12: Sailing early morning to Sukhur Quei, overnight at Sha'ab Shaer.
Day 13: Sailing to Salem Express wreck for morning dives, then sailing to Middle reef & Panorama. Overnight at Sahel Hashish.
Day 14: Morning dives at Sahel Hashish, then sailing to Hurghada for check out transferring for last night at Hotel.
Day 15: Check out from Hotel and transfer to airport
Marine Park Fee $ 100