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Overland Underwater Holidays 2017

We have some great trips planned for 2015 with a trip to Mexico including diving the famous Cenotes in June and then a luxury Red Sea liveaboard in October. Looking a bit further ahead we also have a trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia planned for 2016. All details can be found below. If you are interested in going on any of these trips please contact us for further information.

"Simply The Best" Red Sea Liveaboard, 28th April - 5th May

Itinerary: Simply the Best
Dates:     28th April - 5th May
Aboard:   M/Y blue Melody

 The Vessel...

Built by blue o two in 2006, award winning M/Y blue Horizon is Blue O Two's flagship vessel. With a contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y blue Horizon takes liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and is truly deserving of the title 'Liveaboard of the Year' awarded by DIVE and DIVER magazine in their recent industry awards.

The Itinerary...
Visiting Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone, this is a great all-round tour; this safari offers big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of large fish. There is so much to see you are spoilt for choice, but don't forget to keep an eye out to the blue... you never know what you might see!

Sample Itinerary:
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Day 1 - Visit dive sites local to your departure port for three dives (a check dive, practice zodiac dive and night dive) before heading out to the marine parks.
Days 2-5 - We normally plan to spend a day each at Big Brother, Small Brother, Daedalus and the Elphinstone area.
Day 6 - After a week of drop-offs, enjoy two relaxed morning dives local to your arrival port allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.

Itinerary Highlights:

Big Brother
A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. On every section of this reef the wall is covered with corals and life.

Little Brother
Boasts a very high concentration of life within a very small area. Fan coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety of astonishing colours and of course there are plenty of fish! With regular sightings of hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks and white tip reef sharks, at the right time of year.

Daedalus Reef
This huge reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea. Easily recognized by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this massive reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen... oceanic white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, a lonesome hammerhead shark or schools of them. The excitement and the sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives and not get bored!

Elphinstone Reef
A Red Sea legend. One of the most beautiful reefs, with north and south plateau's covered in hard and soft corals. This is a truly awesome reef.

 Cost:   £919 per person Plus £25 for 'VISA' Meet & greet service*

Includes: Return flights MAN-HRG, visa, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, marine park fees, fuel surcharges, 12lt cylinder and weights. *EU passport holders only.

Book now! Contact Sue for more details.


Tobago

We will be stayng for 7 nights in Shepherds Inn, Crown Point on the south of the island followed by 7 nights at the Speyside Inn at the northern end of the island. This allows us to take advantage of the two types of diving the island has to offer.
Tobago offers the most fantastic drift diving imaginable, very little effort with amazing underwater scenery, untouched reefs and walls, many accessible only by boat, boasting an vast array of marine species.
Crown Point Area
We classify the Crown Point Area as the areas between Studley Park and Arnos Vale, the south and southwestern part of the island.
Here we have about 25 different dive sites, spread out across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, thus offering something for all tastes and levels of experience. Some of the sites are beach accessible, but most are boat dives with arrival times varying from 5 to 50 minutes and depths as shallow as 5 to 40 meteres.

Caribbean side:

An abundance of diverse and relaxed dive sites all along the Caribbean coastline. Experience the breathtaking Mt. Irvine Wall, with its caves and underground tunnels. Cruise along Dutchman’s reef, take your time to discover all the hidden creatures like Octopus, Lobsters, and Scorpion fish that the reef has to offer. Great for Photography!Then there’s the famous wreck “M/V Maverick”, an old roll-on cargo boat is also a highlight of this area with a length of 85 meteres and laying in just 30 meteres of water with the topmost areas in 18 meteres of clear water. This is a dive that guarantees enjoyment for all divers.
Atlantic Side:
Drift dives! Glide over Flying Reef and Diver’s Dream (2.5 miles south of the Airport). Flying reef offers a beautiful drift diving experience at a depth of only about 14m and a vast array of marine life. For the more adventurous diver, Divers Dream has everything, from the smallest reef fishes to some of the biggest fishes in the world; turtles, barracudas, stingrays, manta rays, groupers, nurse sharks and reef sharks among others. This site is just teeming with marine life hence the name Divers Dream.
Islands of Sisters, St. Giles & London Bridge
The islands of the Sisters rocks offers special underwater rock formations, with a choice of 6 dive sites. Spectacular drop off from 12m. into black coral gardens at a depth of 40m. View a myriad of fishes including Pelagic and schools of reef fish. There are also chances of seeing the hammerhead sharks which have been sighted in schools of up to 30 in the past.
St. Giles has its unique rock formation, and the London bridge with its underwater tunnels giving a breathtaking look at nature at work. The islands of Sisters and St. Giles, under good conditions have some of the best diving imaginable, for all levels
Speyside
Experience the thrill of diving the Atlantic side of Tobago in and around the Speyside area. Here we have between 20-25 dive sites most of which are drift dives at average depths of 25m. See some of the most beautiful coral gardens the island has to offer and the largest brain coral in the Caribbean, measuring 12′ high and 16′ across. If we are lucky, we might see a manta or two!
Atlantic Ocean Dive Sites
Ground banks with reef formations located from 20-40 miles southwest of Tobago, these dives are suited for experienced divers and must have good sea and weather conditions.These dive sites have everything from the smallest to the biggest fishes, and are unexplored reefs.

Cost £1699 per person for non divers, £2257 including ten day dive package
Includes: Return flights from Manchester transfers, accomodation on B&B basis, ten day dive package includes tanks and weighs

Book now! Contct Sue for more details

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