Itinerary: Best of the Red Sea
Dates: 1st - 8th September 2017
Aboard: M/Y Blue Melody
Holiday Cost : £1349 per person + £25 visa including flights*,
based on 2 people sharing
Built in 2007, M/Y blue Melody is the third vessel in the blue o two fleet and underwent a complete interior re-fit in 2008. She is 38m in length and takes a maximum of 26 divers on each trip. M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins all benefiting from en-suite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience!
M/Y blue Melody is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and is rebreather friendly. M/Y blue Melody currently holds the DIVER 2012 award for 'Liveaboard of the Year' AND the Sport Diver 2013 'Best Liveaboard award!
Taking in the world-famous marine parks Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for adventurous divers keen to catch a glimpse of hammerheads andspinner dolphins and get away from the crowds at these remote offshore reefs!
**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 - Visit a dive site local to Port Ghalib for a check dive before heading south for your afternoon dive on the way to marine parks.
Days 2-3 - Spend two days at Rocky and Zabargad Islands.
Day 4 - After 2 two days in the marine parks, enjoy a relaxed day of four easy dives at Fury Shoal.
Day 5 - A day at the famous Daedalus Reef hoping to encounter some hammerhead sharks
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.
The island of Zabargad is an amazing dive spot. It is characterised by an enormous mountain reaching out of the water, surrounded by a lagoon and circling reef. There are a couple of wrecks and a great variety of corals and reef fish.
Rocky Island hosts a fringing reef that circles the entire perimeter of the island, dropping steeply to astonishing depths. Keep your eyes on the blue for life but take care as there can be strong currents.
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. Elphinstone is a beautiful long reef with its walls, north and south covered in hard and soft corals. It offers colourful scenery and a very good variety of reef fish... the occasional visiting pelagic can make this dive site very interesting.
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". Often overlooked, its beauty and easy diving will be welcomed after currents and wall diving!
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ONLY £1349* per person + £25 VISA
* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking. Based on 2 people sharing
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.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
Please contact the team at ROHO on 01924 444888 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book on this fabulous Red Sea safari!