Start your Red Sea
Daedalus & St Johns
Dates: 7th - 14th November 2014
Aboard: M/Y blue
Built in 2006, the Red Sea vessel M/Y blue Voyager is the most recent addition to
the blue o two Red Sea fleet and underwent a 10 week refurbishment to ensure that she was sparkling in time for her first sailing at the beginning of April 2011. She is a 37 metre, steel hulled vessel with the capacity to sleep 24 divers in spacious twin and double cabins. She features a separate dining area and sky lounge, much like M/Y blue Horizon and a large dive deck. M/Y blue Voyager is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers.
Similar to the Deep South safari, this exciting itinerary allows you explore the beauty of the southern Red Sea with the added bonus of visiting the marine park of Daedalus Reef.
Daedalus is a large, remote reef covered in hard and soft coral formations and offers beautiful scenic dives with an abundance of marine life. Daedalus also offers excitement... at the right time of year you can sit out in the blue and will have a good chance of seeing some of the Red Seas famous sharks!
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.
- Day 1 - Shouna, Abu Dabab, Shaab Sharm
- Day 2 - St. John's Reef
- Day 3 - St. John's Reefs (Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya, Habili Ali, Habili Jaffa, Umm Aruk & Dangerous), St Johns Reef, St' John's Caves, Sataya
- Day 4 - Fury Shoal (Shaab Claudio, Abu Galawa Soraya, Shaab Maksour, Malahi, Abu Galawa Kebir)
- Day 5 - Daedalus
- Day 6 - Elphinstone, Abu Dabab
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!
A Red Sea legend. Elphinstone is a beautiful long reef with its walls, north and south covered in hard and soft corals. It offers colourful scenery and a very good variety of reef fish... the occasional visiting pelagic can make this dive site very interesting.
This large cluster of reefs offers unforgettable and easy dives. From the northern site of Small Abu Galawa to its most-southern site of Sataya, Fury Shoal can prove to be surprising and diverse. Each dive site has its particularity: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks, "Tug Boat" and the "Yacht". Often overlooked, its beauty and easy diving will be welcomed after currents and wall diving!
St. John's Reef
Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this chain of reefs is the furthest South you will get! All its dive sites are very close to each other which means that you can easily move from one place to another. It therefore adds a lot of variety to your dives: drop-offs, tunnels and stunning hard-coral formations. One of these dives (St John's Caves or Umm Kharalim) is truly unique and is a photographers heaven with rays of light filtering through into the beautiful tunnels. The reef formation is not the only thing that will stun you at St John's... the marine life and the colours of the soft corals are one of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or pelagics will join you on the dives and St John's will forever have a place in your heart.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
£1249 per person
£25 for 'Speedy VISA' Meet, greet & assist service*
Return flights LGW-HRG, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights.
*EU passports only.
Please contact Sue at Overland Underwater on 01904 799778 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book on this Red Sea safari!