Marine Parcs Special (2 weeks)


 

2 WEEKS

 

BEST OF THE RED SEA

 

FROM NORTH TO DEEP SOUTH

 

This cruise allows you to experience in one shot the greatest sites of all the Egyptian Red Sea.

 

The itinerary begins in the North where you will dive on the most beautiful wrecks of this area such as the Thistlegorm, the Rosalie Moller, etc. We will then continue with the beautiful sites of Ras Mohamed national park off the coast of Sharm el Sheikh.

 

We will thereafter set sail to the Brothers islands, world-famous and isolated in the middle of the Red Sea. They are a true paradise for divers offering breath-taking richness. Strong currents attract many large pelagic species such as gray reef sharks, hammerheads, longimanus, tresher sharks, etc.

 

Further South, another site not-to-be-missed is Daedalus, which rivals with the Brothers as for the splendor of its walls as well as for the presence of large pelagic species. A stopover is possible for those who want to admire the huge reef from the top of the lighthouse where some soldiers still reside.

 

The itinerary then leads us to Rocky and Zabargad, mythical islands of the Great South, where the pelagic fauna can also be spotted.

 

We will then move on to the renowned reefs of St. John's offering unique diversity where you will have the opportunity to dive on pinnacles, coral gardens, underwater mazes, etc.

 

We will then head further north to the most beautiful reefs of Fury Shoal, including a detour by the lagoon of Sattaya where we will look for the colony of resident dolphins.

 

The cruise will end at Elphinstone, another mythical and unavoidable site of the Red Sea. The site is named after Admiral George Elphinstone, a British naval commander of the 19th century. Together with its walls, the northern and southern plateaus are beautifully covered with sponges, hard and soft corals, gorgonians, etc. Pelagic species are common here.

 

This cruise allows you to dive on the greatest sites that Egypt has to offer. This is the opportunity to discover the biodiversity of the Red Sea in a single trip. The route is developed in such a way that divers can enjoy a wide variety of sites: wrecks, walls, coral gardens, canyons, mazes, etc.

 

This itinerary requires an advanced diving license from an internationally recognized diving organization (eg. CMAS 2*, SSI advanced open water/advanced adventurer, PADI advanced or equivalent) with a minimum of 50 logged dives.