Red Sea Diving Safari

What is so special about Red Sea Diving?

Red Sea Diving Corals The Red Sea is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of the underwater world, harboring more than 1,000 species of invertebrates and over 200 species of soft and hard coral.

This forms the basis of a marine eco-system which includes 1,100 species of fish, of which just under 20% are endemic to the Red Sea, i.e. these fish species can only been found here. The high level of endemism here is one of the main factors that makes Egypt scuba diving so interesting.

Red Sea Scuba Diving

Which routes can be chosen for safari?

The Red Sea dive sites offer you unobstructed opportunities to spot tropical marine life in crystal clear waters, ranging from sharks and dolphins to gorgonian fans and feather-stars.

Red Sea Stingray Variety is in no short supply either and depending on where you choose to dive. Your diving holiday can include shallow patch reefs, drift dives and walls, or a collection of some of the most interesting wrecks you are likely to find anywhere. In other places vibrant reefs stretch out far into the sea and form intricate labyrinths of plateaus, lagoons, caves and gardens.

Our scuba trips cover most of the Egyptian Red Sea from Dahab in the North to Halaib in the South with way over a hundred dive sites in between. Obviously, we cannot visit all of the Red Sea dive sites within 1 week, so we custom made more than a dozen of itineraries, that proved to be exciting and successful through the years of our operations.

Red Sea Caves

1. Sunken History

There are more than 30 ship wrecks that rest north of Hurghada. We developed a few itineraries there to visit the most interesting of them, from 19th century Carnatic to World War 2 Thistlegorm. Our dive guides will not only guide you around and inside these wrecks, but will also give you a detailed story of these vessels.

 

Itinerary A from Hurghada

  • Day 1. Arrival, check in
  • Day 2. Shaab El Erg, Siyoul kebira, Siyoul Soraya
  • Day 3. Abu Nuhas – 4 ship wrecks
  • Day 4. Sha’ab Mahmud (wreck Dunraven), Ras Mohamed (wreck Jolanda), Bluff Point
  • Day 5. Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller (technical)
  • Day 6. Small Gubal Island, Umm Gummar,
  • Day 7. Careless Reef, return to Hurghada
  • Day 8. Checkout, departure (before 10 am)
Itinerary B from Hurghada
  • Day 1. Arrival, check in
  • Day 2. Shaab El Erg, Gordon Reef, Thomas Reef, Woodhouse reef
  • Day 3. Jackson Reef, Laguna Reef (north and south parts)
  • Day 4. Sha’ab Mahmud (wreck Dunraven), Ras Mohamed (wreck Jolanda), Shark Reef
  • Day 5. Abu Nuhas – 4 ship wrecks
  • Day 6. Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller (technical)
  • Day 7. Careless Reef, return to Hurghada
  • Day 8. Checkout, departure (before 10 am)

2. Walls and Sharks

Eastern routes or Brother islands offer you an incomparable wall diving with great visibility, colorful soft and hard corals, sharks and some ship wrecks too. Divers often spot hammerheads, thresher sharks, silver tip and oceanic white tip sharks there. This place is so good that we spend three days there. The rest of the week you will dive the reefs and coral gardens of Safaga
Brother Islands Itinerary from Port Ghalib

  • Day 1. Arrival
  • Day 2. Shaab Torombie
  • Day 3. Brother Islands
  • Day 4. Brother Islands
  • Day 5. Daedalus reef
  • Day 6. Daedalus reef, Shaab Marsa Alam
  • Day 7. Elphinstone, Shaab Shouna. Return to Port Ghalib by 16:00
  • Day 8. Departure (before 10 am)

3. Islands in the Stream

Sothern routes will bring you to the walls of Elphinstone and coral caves of St. Jones, you will swim with dolphins at Dolphin Reef and have a chance to meet Marsa Alam manatee. Coral marine life and sharks are the main attraction in the southern part of Egyptian Red Sea.

 

Itinerary A Daedalus – Rocky island – Zabargad from Port Ghalib
  • Day 1. Arrival
  • Day 2. Dabab reef, Elphinstone.
  • Day 3. Daedalus reef
  • Day 4. Zabargad
  • Day 5. Rocky Island and Sataia reef
  • Day 6. Shaab Sharm, Eroug El Rhadir
  • Day 7. Shaab Shouna. Return to Port Ghalib by 16:00
  • Day 8. Departure.

Itinerary B Rocky Island – Zabargad – St. John’s from Port Ghalib

  • Day 1. Arrival
  • Day 2. Abu Dabab reef, Elphinstone.
  • Day 3. Rocky Island
  • Day 4. Zabargad
  • Day 5. St. John’s and Sataia ree
  • Day 6. Shaab Sharm, Eroug El Rhadir
  • Day 7. Elphinstone, Shaab Shouna. Return to Port Ghalib by 16:00
  • Day 8. Departure.

Itinerary C Deep South – St. John’s from Port Ghalib

  • Day 1. Arrival
  • Day 2. Abu Dabab reef, Elphinstone.
  • Day 3. St. John’s
  • Day 4. St. John’s, Sataia reef
  • Day 5. Shaab Maksur, Gota Sataia, Shaab Claudio
  • Day 6. Shaab Sharm, Eroug El Rhadir
  • Day 7. Elphinstone, Shaab Shouna. Return to Port Ghalib by 16:00
  • Day 8. Departure.

Does Heaven Saphir provide unlimited Nitrox and tech diving support?

Red Sea Diving Wreck M/Y Heaven Saphir is equipped with nitrox membrane compressor that will supply you with unlimited nitrox throughout your scuba trip. We will supply you with trimix for your technical diving.

Nitrox Red Sea We have 2 inflatables with Yamaha 40 HP each that we use on some divesites where diving from the liveaboard is impossible.

We have a big tank of pure oxygen on board along with a medicine chest, but we truly hope you will never need it. There are two pressure chambers on the coast and the liveraboard is equipped with satellite telephone and UHF radio for swift contact with coast guards in case of emergency.

Red Sea Diving Heaven Saphir

Is it safe?

Lots of folks have been asking us this question. Man, it is safe in Egypt? Is it safe in Hurghada? The correct answer is: it is much safer in Egypt than, for example, in France, Belgium, England or Germany. Tourism is the second largest industry in Egypt, it brings bread and butter to millions of Egyptians, over 10 million tourists from all over the world visit Egypt annually. There’s a daily flight to Cairo from JFK 7 days a week. Hurghada receives more than 50 flights daily. Would it be the case if it’s not safe?

 

Safety is our priority. From the minute we meet you at the airport till your departure we care about you. Our dive guides are completely prepared for any unforeseen underwater situation and are capable of any type of rescue. We have a big bottle of pure oxygen on board along with a medicine chest, but we truly hope you will never need it. There are two pressure chambers on the coast and the liveraboard is equipped with satellite telephone and UHF radio for swift contact with coast guards in case of emergency.

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