Southern Red Sea Trip
Duration: Jun / Jul
|Price: From R 28 999|
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An absolute must for the avid diver …This itinerary is known as “Simply the Best” and the Sea Serpent liveaboards are known for their superb luxury, spacious cabins, friendly staff, and first-class service – absolutely 5 Star!
Brother Islands – two undersea mountains rising from the depth, approx 50 nautical miles off-shore. They form part of the Marine Park and offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving, and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics, sharks, mantas & whale sharks.
Daedalus Reef – also part of the Marine Park and is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility of spotting schooling hammerheads, Thresher sharks & mantas.
Elphinstone – a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.
- All scheduled transfers
- 7 nights’ accommodation on the luxurious Sea Serpent Liveaboard
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
- All tea, coffee, bottled water & soft drinks
- Unlimited Diving
- Hire of 12L Tanks & Weights
- Marine Park Fee and Fuel Surcharge
- Port Fees
- Dive and Travel Insurance (Under the age of 69)
- Airport taxes (Approx. R 4500)
- Dive Equipment other than Tanks and Weights
- 15L Cylinder – €40
- Crew Gratuities (€70 – divided amongst the crew)
- Visa (R300pp – SA Passport Holders)
Optional Hurghada Day Use Room: R 960 pp, sharing
Optional Cairo Day Tour: R 1 999 pp, sharing
The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park offers breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter, and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.
Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jackfish, and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.
The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.
The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.
Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the dive reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas, and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here.
Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.
Where is the Red Sea?
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.
Deck / Cabin Specifications:
Accommodations are offered in 10 cabins with two single beds in each or a double bed in one of the 2 double cabins, all with en-suite facilities. The luxurious cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, bathrobes, and towels, among other services.
8 x Twin Cabins
2 x Double Cabins
This trip can be combined with the Northern Red Sea Trip.
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