This trip has the advantage of being accessible to all levels of divers. It also includes several types of very different dives (falling, small caves, gardens …)
Located in southern Egypt, at the height of the Tropic of Cancer, the waters and the outside temperature are warmer than in the northern part.
The departure of the cruise will be from Port Ghalib in the south.
Note : however that the circuit is adaptable according to your desires: we can adapt according to wishes to lengthen the southern part and not do Elphinstone. We can also spend more time on “Fury Shoals”.
The order and the choice of the sites can be modified according to our organization and the weather conditions.
From Port Ghalib on Sunday morning, you will do 2 dives. One on the garden of Abu Dabab 3 for a quiet refresh dive (or Sha’ab Marsa Alam) and the next one on Abili Marsa Alam (or Sheleniat). Then sail overnight to St John’s reef (10 hours sailing).
You will dive during these 2 days on the most southern reefs: St John’s Reef. Diving around some Habilis (high pitons ascending to the surface without the outcrop). Habili Gafar, Habili Ali.
Also, on the Gota (circular reefs flush with the surface): Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya. Umm Arouk for a magnificent night dive and then St John’s Cave, with many small caves and games with the light.
2 beautiful days to dive on the “Furry Shoals” which are reefs like Gruyere, with small caves, exceptional lighting effects and all that, in shallow depths. Here you can come across the small reef shark just returning from a cavity, or simply laying on the sand, as if it would make a siesta!
The sites: Sha’ab Maksour, Sha’ab Claudio, Gota Malahi, Gota Sataya. These dives can be replaced by other sites nearby according to your desires and the desires of our instructors who know very well all these sites and will advise you wonderfully! Ability: Angel, Abu Galawa Kebir.
Diving on Elphinstone. The South and North plateaus are magnificent between 15 and 40 m, very colorful and their topographies make dives very special:
Indeed, on the southern tip is the famous “Arche” of Elphinstone between 45 and 60 m. You will be able to explore it equipped with a travel block and an O2 deco. (Certification Nitrox Confirmed: it is possible to carry out the training during the week).
The north point with its break at 42 m. If you continue this reef tongue up to 55 m, you will certainly meet its inhabitants: hammerhead sharks and grey sharks! Attention however to currents that can be very strong and surprising on Elphinstone.