On this tour you will discover the legends on the route of the wrecks with the Carnatic, the Giannis D, the Ulysses and the two historical wrecks of the 2nd WW: the Rosalie Moller and the Thistlegorm…
But will also be the vertigo of the marvelous walls of the northern part of the Red Sea: Shark and Yolanda Reef in the Ras Mohamed reserve where certain predators such as tunas, barracudas, caranges or other families such as nasons and platax come to reproduce from May to August on these dizzy falls.
But Vertiges and Legends are also the reefs of Safaga: Panorama and Middle Reef as well as Abu Kefan, sites still wild, covered with an extraordinary fauna.
The order and the choice of the sites can be modified according to the governmental restrictions and the weather conditions.
Departure Sunday morning, from the Marina of Hurghada, direction Sha’ab El Erg (Dolphin House), coral garden where the dolphins will perhaps honor you with their presence.
In the afternoon, you will go to the island of Gubal, a site protected from the wind, close to Hurghada.
This little island has a beautiful reef with many colors and a great fauna. There is the possibility to see turtles and dolphins for some lucky people.
The second day will take you to the wrecks of the 2nd WW. First, the Rosalie Moller, at a depth of 50m, this military boat is 100m long. It had a cargo of coal. A beautiful wreck.
Then, you will the Thistlegorm, considered one of the most beautiful wrecks in the world. It is a real treasure where motorcycles, trucks, tanks, wagons and countless shells, rifles and ammunition will plunge you back in 1941, the date of the sinking of this boat of 137 meters. You will do 2 dives allowing the visit of the holds.
It is around 6am in the morning that you will immerge your fins on the drop off of the Red Sea. Located at the end of the Sinai Peninsula, Shark Reef / Yolanda Reef is a vertical wall down to almost 800 m depth. This dive can unveil the most beautiful of the Red Sea.
After the meal, direction Abu Nuhas, a real trap for wrecks where the stunning Giannis D will open its holds and its secrets, placed at 50 ° on a bank. The water is often very clear, the atmosphere fabulous! And the Carnatic, cargo steamer of the 19th century carrying precious wood and alcohol. It is said that this wreck also carried gold coins of which only a small part would have been found !!!
The 4th day will take us to Abu Kefan, mythical place for pelagic encounters. This plateau is often subject to currents, it is the splendour of a fauna of the richest kind. In the morning around 6am, we will reach the point of the South plateau in search of pelagics and at the end of the morning, we will visit the North plateau. The afternoon is dedicated to the most beautiful coral garden of the Red Sea: Middle Reef. Located between the reefs of Panorama Reef and Abu Kefan, this coral garden varies between 2 and 15 m depth. One has the impression of strolling through fields, all of different colors and sizes. It’s Versailles !!!
Panorama Reef, the mythical site of Safaga, where we will have the opportunity to explore the north and south slopes! On the North side, a collection of gorgonians awaits us around 30 m. We will also find a flamboyant decoration of mauve alcyonaria. Looking out in the blue, we may have the chance to see reef sharks, carangues, grouper or tuna. On the south side, there are numerous cavities in the wall, with luck the sleeper sharks or the white spikes will be at the rendezvous … On the sand of the plateau, the crocodile fish and the stingrays will certainly come to greet us!
A night dive on the site of Gota Abu Ramada, this site deserves its nickname of “the Aquarium”. This coralligenous garden is the playground of schools of fish of impressive density: red mullets and yellow-tailed barracudas form real caravans.
Day 6 will take us to Police Station, part of the Giftun Islands National Park. Its gigantic gorgonians 3 to 4 m in diameter, with a breathtaking grace have made this a dive impossible to circumvent. Diving early in the morning, encounters of turtles, napoleons, humped parrotfish are commonplace. The last dive will be on the reef of Erg Somaya, often in a drift dive, to admire the beautiful reef with its many colors and rich fauna.
- Coral garden