Deep South

Tour description

Elphinstone reef, Fury shoal and St John's, so many appealing and famous dive sites are on the way of this unforgettable itinerary in the Deep South of the Red Sea!
A perfect cruise for divers who love variety: Colorful coral gardens with a life bursting of fish population, impressive drop offs, reefs scattered with caves and canyons and wrecks: the best of the Red Sea concentrated in a single region.
Highlights: up to eight different species of sharks as fox shark, schools of hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and even Longimanus are spotted in the area on a regular basis. After arrival in Hurghada or Marsa Alam, transfer to the boat in Marsa. A must-do to get introduced with class to the magic of the Red Sea!

  • Caves & canyons
  • Sharks
  • Wall dives

Included

Tax and transfers

  • Transfer (Airport - Boat - Airport)
  • Port Ghalib / Hurghada marina fee
  • Tax
  • Fuel supplement
  • 2 - 3 dive guides

Aboard

  • Shared double cabin
  • All meals
  • Water, coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • 3 to 4 dives per day. Last day 2 to 3 dives
  • 12 l cylinder with air or nitrox
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Possible dive sites during the trip

Shaab Sharm

Shaab Sharm

very famous reef in marsa alam Area ,a reef with nice plateau on it south part starting from 18m to end with very interesting drop off ,very colorful east wall always done as adrift dive due to moderate to strong currents,
gray and white tip reef sharks,tunas ,napoleon,turtle,barracuda and bottlenose dolphins are often spotted there.

Habili Ali

Habili Ali

Great wall dives with massive amount of black coral fans with reef,and oceanic sharks and medium to strong currents !

Umm Khararim

Umm Khararim

A shallow reef with Big caves and tunnels with a lagoon surrounded by colorful coral garden, and very interesting marine life with average depth of 12.

Dangerous Reef

Dangerous Reef

With a depth between 10 m to 30 m and very nice coral blocks covered with soft corals and main reef has very interesting tunnels

Big Gotha

Big Gotha

A wall dive with low current , barracuda school ,dog tooth tuna

Elphinstone Reef

Elphinstone Reef

Elphinstone is one of the most famous and beautiful reefs in Egypt. It stretches over a length of 400 meter and features two plateaus, one on each end. The northern plateau is famous for is beautiful coral growth and the chance to see Hammerhead Sharks. The plateau in the south is well known for regular Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Longimanus) encounters between autumn and spring. Beside the plateaus, the east and the west side offer beautiful vertical walls with lots of soft corals and Gorgonian fence corals, due to the strong current which is often present. When diving Elphinstone, always keep a eye in the blue, as there are often pelagic fish passing by.

Small Gotha

Small Gotha

It is rated as one of the best wall dives on the red sea ,because of its overhangs on the reef wall with glass fishes , hammerhead and gray reef sharks .

Habili Gaafar

Habili Gaafar

Very fascinating small reef starting on 5 m descending in deep water. needs a calm sea to be dived ,with possibility to see different kinds of sharks ,big tunas, big travallies .

Umm Uruk

Umm Uruk

Nice dive .a lot of small pinnacles with very colorful corals.

Paradise Reef

Paradise Reef

Main reef surrounded by small pinnacles and nice hard corals on average depth of 15 m.

Shaab Sataya (Dolphin Reef)

Shaab Sataya (Dolphin Reef)

Dolphin Reef or Shaab sataya is around 4 km long reef with very big lagoon. The lagoon is favored by lots of dolphins. the main reef is descending on the north and the south reef side with a sloped sandy bottom between very nice pinnacles ,to reach a drop off on both sides goes deeper than 200 m with lots of overhangs marine life is very interesting because of the a mount of dolphins which come to this place and sometimes in big numbers ,in addition to lots of stingrays, turtle ,and reef sharks on its wall dives.

Abu Galawa Kebir

Abu Galawa Kebir

couple of 2 big reefs having very healthy coral gardens on its west side , an old Chinese tug boat (tien hsing) as wreck almost all of it covered with beautiful coral reefs ,the wreck is starting very close to the surface to reach max Depth of 18 m, which make the wreck very interesting and attracting specially the photographers , in addition to the fabulous night diving.

Abu Galawa Soraya

Abu Galawa Soraya

A famous place on the fury shoals,you can dive between its channels of coral gardens ,and white tip reef sharks can be seen on its sandy bottom,rays ,big groupers plus small but interesting yacht as shipwreck.

Shaab Claudio

Shaab Claudio

It is called as Claudia too ,Such a wonderful dive site in the red sea ,it has nice caves between 6m-8m and a healthy coral garden around the reef ,morays ,napoleon wrasse ,and groupers,considered as one of the fury shoals highlights .

Malahi

Malahi

Beautiful big blocks meeting each other down at depth between 9m-12 with very nice hard coral and channels forming kind of a labyrinth but very easy to dive,a way from the main reef ,it had a very nice plateau with reef sharks .

Rocky Island

Rocky Island

Rocky Island hosts a decorative reef that circles the entire surroundings of the island. The most interesting features and life are found above 12m. The Reef is dropping steeply to astonishing depths.

Shaab Maksur

Shaab Maksur

A big reef situated in the eastern part of the fury shoals ,has three diving spots most dived is the north plateau with its rich marine life, possibility to see hammerhead and gray reef sharks ,south plateau with very beautiful coral blocks and colorful walls , napoleon wrasse ,turtle ,barracudas,,big eye travallies

Zabargad

Zabargad

The Island of Zabargad is a very unique dive spot. It is described by an enormous rocky 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.

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