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MY Blue Pearl

Elegantly designed both in and out.

The Blue Pearl offers divers a varied base of itineraries from north to south in the Red Sea. You can choose a luxury double bedded cabin as the base for your adventure.

Even from the outside makes the Blue Pearl a fantastic impression and yet at the latest when entering the salon even 'experienced safari rabbits' from the jam no longer come out. To be too good to be true? Not at all. Why should divers spend the best time of their year Spartan? It is also different - enjoy and pamper.

The Blue Pearl was built in November 2003, at a length of 36 m and width of 8 m. The routes of the Blue Pearl run from north to south. It will take you to the most famous and sought-after dive sites, including the classic North and Wreck Tour, to St. Johns, the Marine Parks, Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad.

10 cabins up to a maximum of 20 guests. The ship offers 8 twin cabins and 2 double-bed upper deck master cabins, all with private bath and air conditioning. The Blue Pearl offers a comfortable living and dining area with TV, DVD and CD player. Outside there are 2 spacious sundecks, some shaded upholstered, and enough space to relax. 2 stairs lead to a large diving platform with a charging station for your dive light and camera batteries.

Double Cabin

Blue Pearl offers 2 deluxe double upper deck master cabins, both en suite and with air conditioning.

  • Double bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom

Standard Twin Stateroom

The Blue Pearl offers 8 twin bedded cabins, all of which are en suite and have air conditioning.

  • Twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom

Route Options

Explore the fabulous Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone which offer a stunning underwater world consisting of cliffs, wreck diving and a wealth of marine life. An ideal tour for those who want to experience world famous wrecks and reefs. Brother Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone is a must for all die-hard Red Sea divers!

Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone route has been designed to offer customers a 7 night itinerary around some of the most iconic dives in the southern Red Sea. There is so much to see that you are spoilt for chicie, it allows you to explore the three finest dive sites in the Red Sea, departing from either Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib and offers challenging dives, big drop offs, coral walls and plenty of large fish.

This itinerary is great all year round and for experienced divers. It is a must for all die hard Red Sea divers. Always keep one eye open though so you never the sharks, dolphins and turtles. Big Bothers: Who is the fairer brother? Many believe that the larger one is a bit more ahead of its wrecks and more attractive: the Aida II and the Numidia have found their final resting place here and are as beautiful as they were never in "lifetime". Mutated into blooming gardens, one can only guess where the wreck ends, and the reef begins. The Numidia on the more unprotected north side has crumbled it neatly by the forces of the water. Due to its cargo, it is also called a railway wreck. The bow is in shallow water, from about 15m depth one guesses the hull. Beautifully overgrown rails automatically pull you down, so be careful! The screw is beyond good and evil at a proud 80m.

Small Brothers the reef has a very high concentration of life in a very small area. Coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety and with amazing colors ... and of course there is a lot of fish! With regular sightings of hammerhead sharks, fox sharks, gray sharks, silk sharks and white tip reef sharks is to be expected at any time of the year.

Daedalus Reef: About 180 km south of Brother Islands, this huge reef is surrounded by steep walls and strong currents. The hard corals have grown to enormous size! Here you have a great chance on the famous hammerhead school in the north east of the reef.

Elphinstone Reef: This reef is known for shark encounters, white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, gray reef sharks, fox sharks and of course, for what Elphinstone is famous for: the Longimanus - the oceanic white tip reef shark .
Elphinstone Reef or Sha'ab Abu Hamra, located 20 km from Marsa Alam, is a reef no larger than 300 meters in length. Its spectacular cliffs drop well over 100 meters on either side of the reef. Strong currents make this a perfect drift dive along cliffs covered with many species of fish and soft corals. Here you can see barracudas, angelfish and hordes of anthias, groupers, moray eels and swarms of sweetlips. The reef is covered with soft corals to the north. At the southern end of Elphinstone is an archway, with 65 feet of depth, this is far beyond the scuba diving limit, but best suited for Tek divers. Whitetip sharks also occasionally visit this area. Other types of sharks are regular visitors here - white tip and gray reef sharks as well as hammerhead sharks and silk sharks can be spotted.
The east side is a large wall, the west is less steep and a bit sandy. Overall, this area has a lot of soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and giant whip corals. Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone Reef are a great combination for divers who love boulders and big fish.

The exact route and reefs that are visited are weather dependent and depend on the diving experience of our guests.
Start and end of the dive safari is in Port Ghalib.

North of Hurghada, the Red Sea divides into 2 arms, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez. The entrance to the Gulf of Suez, which has been heavily used since the opening of the Suez Canal, is the road from Gubal. This is due to a variety of reefs and islands difficult to navigate. This was doomed to a large number of ships. Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas or the Rosalie Moller and Thistlegorm. The North and Wrecks Safari features superb dive sites such as the Bluff Point or Blind Reef with colorful soft corals and its very short distances.

Dive sites that can be dived on this tour are the mystical SS Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. It is a treat for wreck friends, not least because of their spectacular cargo. It also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish. Worth seeing is the stern with its cannons, the midships and fore ship, the bow and the cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the tender and the water car. The currents at the wreck are moderate, sometimes strong. The view is generally moderate and often many boats are onsite. The best time to dive is the early morning hours.

Gubal Island: Bluff Point has next to the attractive Ulysses to offer another, currently unknown wreck in the north. Due to the prevailing, strong current, gorgonians and soft corals are particularly pronounced, and barracudas, like reef sharks, repeatedly cross the diver's path. In an extremely well-covered grotto below the anchorage, there are all kinds of cleaner shrimp, pipefish and frogfish to discover.

Rosalie Moller: The Rosalie Moller is considered one of the most beautiful wrecks in the northern Red Sea and is located on the west side of the Gubal Island. It convinces by the incredible wealth of small swarm fish. Add to this the diffuse atmosphere, as well as the almost perfect state of the former coal transport, which stands parked on the seabed. Because of the depth, the wreck is unsuitable for beginners. Strong currents are rather rare on the wreck.

Abu Nuhas: Also known as the "Ship Cemetery". Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas? This reef has more ships than any other in the area. On the north side of Abu Nuhas, the four wrecks lie on a sandy seabed. Giannis D, SS Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimono M. On the south side there is a safe mooring for liveaboard ships. The exact dive safari route and reefs that are visited are weather dependent and depend on the diving experience of our guests.
North and wreck dive safari starts and ends in Hurghada.

Explore the stunning Brother Islands, which offer a breathtaking underwater world consisting of cliffs, wreck diving and a wealth of marine life. At the northern part of this liveaboard you can explore some of the best wrecks the Red Sea has to offer. An ideal tour for those who want to experience world famous wrecks and reefs.

The North & Brothers itinerary allows divers to experience the most popular sites in the northern Red Sea, including the wrecks of Abu Nuhas, before heading south to the famous Brother Islands. Dive and explore beautiful marine parks and the Brother Islands which offers a breath-taking underwater scenery consisting of wall diving, wreck diving and an abundance of marine wildlife.

Dive sites that can be dived on this tour the mystical SS Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. It is a treat for wreck friends, not least because of their spectacular cargo. It also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish. Worth seeing is the stern with its cannons, the midships and fore ship, the bow and the cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the tender and the water car. The currents at the wreck are moderate, sometimes strong. The view is generally moderate and often many boats are on site. The best time to dive is the early morning hours.

Abu Nuhas: Also known as the "Ship Cemetery". Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas? This reef has more ships than any other in the area. On the north side of Abu Nuhas , the four wrecks lie on a sandy seabed. Giannis D, SS Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimono M. On the south side there is a safe mooring for liveaboard ships.

Giannis D - Abu Nuhas: The Giannis D lies at 26m depth on the port side with a perfectly intact stern and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.

Carnatic - Abu Nuhas: A British P & O steamer that rode the reef in 1869. It lies in 29m depth. The whole hull is draped with colorful soft corals. The wreck is home to glassfish, octopus, moray eels and mackerel. From time to time a frogfish can also be spotted here.

Big Bother Island: A 400-meter-long island with 2 beautiful wrecks and magnificent walls. The wreck of Numidia is located at the northern tip between 10 and 80 meters. On the north-west side of the island is the wreck of the Aida. Each section of this reef is covered with corals and life.

Small Brother Island: The reef has a very high concentration of life in a very small area. Coral forests, overhangs, hard and soft corals in a variety and with amazing colours ... and of course there is a lot of fish! With regular sightings of hammerhead sharks, fox sharks, gray sharks, silk sharks and white tip reef sharks is to be expected at any time of the year. The exact dive safari route at North and Brothers that are visited are weather dependent and depend on the diving experience of our guests.

Nord and Brothers dive safari starts and ends in Hurghada.

North and Tiran Tour is like the North and Wreck Safari it allows in the Straits of Tiran, glimpse of some of the most notorious wrecks. Fascinating reefs and cliffs await the diver here. Tiran is in the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and consists of four main reefs that are connected by an underwater bridge. These reefs are named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon). Tiran is world famous for its exceptional variety of corals and their strong southwestern currents. The home of many big fish in the Red Sea.

Dive sites that can be dived on this tour the mystical SS Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. It is a treat for wreck friends, not least because of their spectacular cargo. It also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish. Worth seeing is the stern with its cannons, the midships and fore ship, the bow and the cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the tender and the water car. The currents at the wreck are moderate, sometimes strong. The view is generally moderate and often many boats are on site. The best time to dive is the early morning hours.

Abu Nuhas: Also known as the "Ship Cemetery". Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas? This reef has more ships than any other in the area. On the north side of Abu Nuhas , the four wrecks lie on a sandy seabed. Giannis D, SS Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimono M. On the south side there is a safe mooring for liveaboard ships.

Ras Mohamed: This is one of the world's most famous dive sites and is located at the top of Sinai. Two small reefs are connected by a vertical sloping wall. From the Shark Reef you can drive along a wall that drops several 100m down to the Yolanda Reef. The wall is completely covered with colourful corals. On the way to Yolanda Reef you reach a plateau with small blocks and coral islands. Once you arrive at Yolanda Reef you can see the scattered remains of the wreck 'Yolanda', which had a load of toilets and baths. The whole area is surrounded by a lot of fish. It is worthwhile to always investigate the blue! Here it is not uncommon to have an encounter with a tiger shark, Manta, Longimanus or Gray Reef Shark has.

Jackson Reef - Tiran: This is the northernmost reef and on the northern edge lies the wreckage of a freighter, which is considered a clear warning to ships. The dives are usually started from the moorings on the south side and you dive northwards over a forest of spectacular gorgonian fan corals that start at about 20 to 30 meters. There are so many different types of reef fish on this dive site. The dive can also be dived as a drift dive from the anchorage to the east with the reef on the left side. Here you dive along a remarkable steep wall with excellent coral growth.

Woodhouse Reef - Tiran: This is the longest of the 4 reefs in the Strait of Tiran. Here you will find reef sharks and eagle rays. You dive here with the current from south to north. At the southern part of the reef the steep wall is full of corals up to about 30m. There is a gorge along the reef that starts at about 25m.

Thomas Reef - Tiran: This is the smallest reef in the road and diving is determined by the weather, as it can lead to extremely strong currents. At the end of the vertical walls you will find on the southeast side a large plateau, which begins at about 25m. This plateau often has sleeping sharks on the sands and large gorgonians at the end.

Gordon Reef - Tiran: This is the southernmost of the four reefs and has a different topography than the other 3, offering a flat plateau and cliffs. A wide variety of reef fish and large schools of groupers can be seen here and on the sandy ground at 4 to 5 meters. There is an eel garden here. On the reef there is a lighthouse, where the wreck of the Lovilla, which sits almost parallel to the wreck on Jackson Reef.

Laguna Reef - Tiran: Here are the wrecks Kormoran and Million Hope. Both wrecks are north of the Laguna Reef and there must be good weather to dive. The exact dive safari route at North and Tiran, which are visited, are weather dependent and depending on the diving experience of our guests.
North and Tiran dive safari starts and ends in Hurghada .

A great all-round tour for divers with a little more experience. The diving cruise offers some of the best dive sites in the Red Sea. Demanding dives, steep walls, beautiful coral walls and many big fish. In the Fury Shoals system, the Shaab Claudio captivates with its tunnels. Divers and photographers will be charmed. Skates, nudibranches, big napoleons and moray eels are common, white tip sharks or turtles can be spotted here.

Sha'ab Sataya is located just south of Fury Shoals, this huge natural lagoon is surrounded by a massive reef (Shaab). The fame of Sataya is its steep walls along with pelagic sightings, hard and soft corals. But the real stars are the huge herds of dolphins that are often found there, so Sataya is also called the "Dolphin House" of Hamata. Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, night dives can be done here.

Dive sites that can be dived on this tour are the Daedalus Reef: About 180 km south of Brother Islands, this huge reef is surrounded by steep walls and strong currents. The hard corals have grown to enormous size! Here you have a great chance on the famous hammerhead school in the north east of the reef.

Elphinstone Reef: This reef is known for shark encounters, white tip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, gray reef sharks, fox sharks and of course, for what Elphinstone is famous for: the Longimanus - the oceanic white tip reef shark .
Elphinstone Reef or Sha'ab Abu Hamra, located 20 km from Marsa Alam, is a reef no larger than 300 meters in length. Its spectacular cliffs drop well over 100 meters on either side of the reef. Strong currents make this a perfect drift dive along cliffs covered with many species of fish and soft corals. Here you can see barracudas, angelfish and hordes of anthias, groupers, moray eels and swarms of sweetlips. The reef is covered with soft corals to the north. At the southern end of Elphinstone is an archway, with 65 feet of depth, this is far beyond the scuba diving limit, but best suited for Tek divers. Whitetip sharks also occasionally visit this area. Other types of sharks are regular visitors here - white tip and gray reef sharks as well as hammerhead sharks and silk sharks can be spotted.
The east side is a large wall, the west is less steep and a bit sandy. Overall, this area has a lot of soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and giant whip corals. Daedalus and Fury Shoal is a great combination for divers who love cliffs and big fish. The exact route and reefs that are visited are weather dependent and depend on the diving experience of our guests.
Start and end of the dive safari is in Port Ghalib

North and Safaga itinerary allows experienced divers to soak up some of the most notorious wrecks and reef the Red Sea has to offer as well as pristine reefs of Safaga (Panorama Reef, Abu Kafan, Salem Express).

The Rosalie Moller is considered one of the most beautiful wrecks in the northern Red Sea and is located on the west side of the Gubal Island. It convinces by the incredible wealth of small swarm fish. Add to this the diffuse atmosphere, as well as the almost perfect state of the former coal transport, which stands parked on the seabed. Because of the depth, the wreck is unsuitable for beginners. Strong currents are rather rare on the wreck. Abu Nuhas, also known as the "Ship Cemetery". Who has not heard of the 4 wrecks of Abu Nuhas? This reef has more ships than any other in the area. On the north side of Abu Nuhas, the four wrecks lie on a sandy seabed. Giannis D, SS Carnatic, Chrisoula K and Kimono M. On the south side there is a safe mooring for liveaboard ships. The mystical SS Thistlegorm is a must for every Red Sea diver. It is a treat for wreck friends, not least because of their spectacular cargo. It also offers a variety of fish. Schools of barracudas or big tunas and snappers are not uncommon here. As an artificial reef, it also attracts countless coral fish. Worth seeing is the stern with its cannons, the midships and fore ship, the bow and the cargo, as well as the vehicles, the two locomotives, the tender and the water car. The currents at the wreck are moderate, sometimes strong. The view is generally moderate and often many boats are on site. The best time to dive is the early morning hours. Panorama Reef is also known as "Abu Alama", which means "Father of the Mast". This is an allusion to the concrete pillar that once marked the northern end of the reef and was replaced by a modern beacon. One day at the Panorama Reef you should spend with calm sea to explore the north and the south of the reef. It is only possible to dive the north side in a calm sea. But then the Red Sea shows itself from one of its most beautiful sides. First, the diver glides over a plateau, which drops to about 22 meters and is covered with colorful coral. After that comes a steep drop, which leads to 40 meters and even deeper. Here you will meet black corals next to huge gorgon fans and oversized soft corals. Overhangs, Columns and caves are waiting for the diver. The flora and fauna here is particularly lush and reef sharks patrol at regular intervals. Turtles, stingrays and several large shoaling fish, but also loners like the Napoleon, can be found at this fantastic dive site. The south of the reef can be dived in almost every weather condition. Again, the reef falls off in stages and offers everything that the Red Sea has to offer in terms of flora and fauna. In the upper shallower area, it pays off to spend several dives. The south plateau starts at 20m and ends at a depth of about 40m, which then drops steeply into the depth. On the southeast corner grow between 22m and 30m large Gorgonienfächer. Perfect for safety stop is the large, between 3m and 15m located anemone field at the southwestern corner of the main reef. Again and again there is something new to discover and, above all, in a wealth that one rarely encounters. Moray eels wind around coral rocks and millions of glassfish swarm around larger coral blocks and cave entrances. If you are too far away from the reef, there are often very strong currents that pull you into the open water. Almost at the southern tip of the Sinai are located in Ras Mo?amed National Park at the exit of Hidden Bay (Hidden Bay) two large and a small free standing reef. The more northern of the two large reefs is the Shark reef, the southern the Jolanda reef. North of the Shark reef is a coral group called Anemone City. West of Jolanda Reef is another much smaller reef, simply called Satellite Reef, Satellite Reef. The reef roofs are located about half a meter below the water surface.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2003
Guest Numbers 20
Length & Width 36 metres long and 8 metre beam
Speed 12 knots
Engines 2 x caterpillar, 764 PS 3412c each
Generators 2 x kohler 70EF07 70KW each
Number of Cabins 8 twin cabins and 2 double cabins all with air conditioning and en-suites
Communication & Navigation 2 doppelpuls radar system, 2 echo sounder, GPS, LCD sounder, chart plotter, SSB, GSM telephone and VHF
Salon & Dining Area Comfortable lounge and dining area
Entertainment TV/Video/DVD/CD media centre
Emergency Equipment Oxygen system and Medic First Aid Kit available aboard
Air Compressors 2 x bauer compressors
Dive Deck Spacious dive deck with charging station, rinse tanks and fresh hot water showers
Wetsuit € 35
Jacket (BCD) € 35
Regulator € 35
Mask & Snorkel € 35
Fins € 35
Dive Computer € 35
Lamp € 35
15 l bottle (steel) € 30
Complete diving equipment € 135 - without lamp and dive computer
Equipment Rental All equipment rental prices listed above are per person per week. Each guest has to inspect rental equipment and check for good working order and to be free of defects before first use. Any damage or loss happened while rental gear is under responsibility of the guest should be immediately reported to the guide on board. Guide will advise extra cost for lost items.

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Marcelina

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Sunrise Marina Resort & Emperor Divers in Marsa Alam

The overall holiday was excellent value for money. Emperor Divers provided an outstanding dive experience on day boat trips to provide some of the most relax dives I have ever encountered at reasonable depths.

Sunrise Marina Resort & Emperor Divers in Marsa Alam

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Jackson Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Most northerly of the reefs of Tiran and the northern limit of day boats from Sharm El Sheikh. The wreck of the Lara lies at the northern end. There is superb wall diving along its entire perimeter, with numerous buttresses and gullies. Sightings of sharks, turtles and other big fish are not uncommon and you will find a huge diversity of different corals and sponges as well as clouds of trigger fish, masked puffers and banner fish. At the point you may be lucky and spot a Hammerhead in summer.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Thomas Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Between Gordon and Woodhouse reefs, smaller round reef with walls plunging deep and fully covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. It is almost possible to circumnavigate this reef in one dive. The east wall plunges dramatically to great depths with a mass of brightly coloured soft corals. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves but is a great drift dive with sightings of Trevally and Tuna in the blue and schooling reef fish close to the reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20m

Ras Mohammed

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Ras Mohammed peninsula separates the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Currents flow out of both gulfs and bathe Ras Mohammed in rich nutrients, which assure plentiful and varied marine life. At Shark Reef and Yolanda wreck, many fish species can be found: groupers, barracuda, batfish, Napoleon wrasses, blue-spot stingrays and a special treat, crocodile fish. It's an amusing and memorable site to see groupers swimming around a huge mountain of toilets at the bottom of the sea.
Really several dive sites, Ras Mohammed has earned itself a reputation as one of the top diving areas in the world, here at the tip of the Sinai where the vast bodies of water, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba meet has created an ecosystem like no other and wall diving is at its very best.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Elphinstone Reef

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

The sheer walls of this great reef plunge steeply into the blue, richly decorated with soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and fans. Sharks often swim by the spot to feed on the abundant reef fish population. The northern plateau is home to schooling hammerheads with frequent sightings of oceanic white tip sharks.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Daedalus Reef

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

A huge round reef with a lighthouse more than 40 miles away from the coast, features an excellent opportunity for spotting big pelagics including manta rays. All around its steep walls you will see an extreme variety of fish and coral. Good chance to see schooling hammerheads on the northern point. Strong currents possible.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Shaab Claude

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Famous for its large labyrinths of swim throughs. Huge porite corals and a resident napoleon. Often white tip reef sharks and a very nice anemone and clownfish settlement on a small pinnacle a little off the reef to the south.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Thistlegorm

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large propeller is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 31m

Abu Nuhas

Hurghada, Red Sea

Abu Nuhas is a large triangular shapped reef. Shaab Abu Nuhas means father of brass and it got the name because of all the brass that went down with the shipwrecks.

The reef is located just to the north of Shadwan Island and this area is covered with wrecks. The wrecks are located on the north side of the reef with the main ones being the Giannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K and the Kimon M.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

SS Thistlegorm

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and Wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large prop is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Brother Islands

Hurghada, Red Sea

The offshore islands in this area have recently been reopened for diving after a long closure by the Egyptian Government and have been designated as a Marine Park. Now suitable moorings are installed for dive boats visiting this area. The Brothers are really the tops of two undersea mountains these islands rise from the depths, the coral clad walls do offer outstanding diving with plenty of big fish action due to there remote location some 80km offshore.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Shag Rock

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Shag Rock is a large circular reef with two small wrecks on it. The Carina is a broken up wreckage of a 19th Century steamship that you drift past quickly. The kingston is another 18th century steamship, but is more intact than the Carina is. The reef makes quite a good dive with lots of branching coral, butterfly fish, yellow goatfish, sweet lips and sea cucumbers.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 16m

Giannis D

Hurghada, Red Sea

This Greek freighter hit the reef in April 1983 and over the course of two weeks slowly broke into two parts and sank. She is the most dived wreck in the area, laying in 24 metres and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.

The bow is very interesting too but is a long swim out. She is a great wreck for penetration but beware of disorientation due to the angle at which she lays. Be wary of the many lion fish and scorpion fish that call this wreck home and watch out for the strong surges in and around the wreck in rough weather.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24m

Carnatic

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Carnatic is a British P & O steamer which struck the reef in 1869 and sank the next day as the weather worsened. She was a passenger and mail ship and is sometimes known as the ‘wine’ wreck for the numerous bottles once found in the holds; sadly not many now remain to be seen. Rumour has it that she sank with forty thousand pounds sterling of gold bullion, much of which was never recovered. The wreck lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals and the inner areas are full of glass fish complete with red mouthed grouper sentinel. One davit supports a beautiful table coral. The wreck is now home to large grouper, octopus and morays and jacks and tuna cruise overhead.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 29m

Woodhouse Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Woodhouse Reef is located between Thomas and Jackson reef, Woodhouse reef is the narrowest and longest reef in Tiran. With no moorings this dive is always done as a drift. The Reef offers a sheer wall dropping down to a sandy ledge at 30 meters and dropping away into the abyss. The most interesting point of this dive site is the famous canyon that opens out at a depth of 30 meters and runs parallel to the main axis of the reef. Here divers will have the opportunity to spot black coral at a depth of around 22 meters and lots of pelagic fish cruising past in the blue.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 22m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
14 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £911
28 Nov 2019
5 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £907
12 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £819
19 Dec 2019
26 Dec 2019
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £828
19 Dec 2019
26 Dec 2019
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £780
26 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £780
2 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £718
2 Jan 2020
9 Jan 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £767
6 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £767
6 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £718
13 Feb 2020
20 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £780
13 Feb 2020
20 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £828
20 Feb 2020
27 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £767
20 Feb 2020
27 Feb 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £718
27 Feb 2020
5 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £780
27 Feb 2020
5 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £828
5 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £767
5 Mar 2020
12 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £718
12 Mar 2020
19 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £780
12 Mar 2020
19 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £828
19 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Double Cabin £828
19 Mar 2020
26 Mar 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Standard Twin Stateroom £780
26 Mar 2020
2 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Safaga Standard Twin Stateroom £780
26 Mar 2020
2 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Safaga Double Cabin £828
2 Apr 2020
9 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £797
2 Apr 2020
9 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £846
9 Apr 2020
16 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £916
9 Apr 2020
16 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £867
16 Apr 2020
23 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Standard Twin Stateroom £867
16 Apr 2020
23 Apr 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Double Cabin £916
23 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £959
23 Apr 2020
30 Apr 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
30 Apr 2020
7 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
30 Apr 2020
7 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £959
14 May 2020
21 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
14 May 2020
21 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £959
21 May 2020
28 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £959
21 May 2020
28 May 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
28 May 2020
4 Jun 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £797
28 May 2020
4 Jun 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £846
13 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
13 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
20 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
20 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
27 Jun 2020
4 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
27 Jun 2020
4 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
4 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
4 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
11 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
11 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
18 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
18 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
25 Jul 2020
1 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
25 Jul 2020
1 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
1 Aug 2020
8 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
1 Aug 2020
8 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
8 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
8 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
15 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
15 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Double Cabin £959
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Fury Shoal Standard Twin Stateroom £911
3 Sep 2020
10 Sep 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
10 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £959
10 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £911
17 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £797
17 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £846
24 Sep 2020
1 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £1025
24 Sep 2020
1 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £977
1 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Standard Twin Stateroom £977
1 Oct 2020
8 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Double Cabin £1025
8 Oct 2020
15 Oct 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £1069
8 Oct 2020
15 Oct 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1021
15 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £916
22 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £977
22 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £1025
29 Oct 2020
5 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Double Cabin £1025
29 Oct 2020
5 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Brother's Standard Twin Stateroom £977
5 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1021
5 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £1069
12 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £964
12 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £916
19 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £977
19 Nov 2020
26 Nov 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £1025
26 Nov 2020
3 Dec 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £1069
26 Nov 2020
3 Dec 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1021
3 Dec 2020
10 Dec 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £819
3 Dec 2020
10 Dec 2020
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £867
10 Dec 2020
17 Dec 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Double Cabin £767
10 Dec 2020
17 Dec 2020
7 Nights North & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £718
19 Dec 2020
26 Dec 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Standard Twin Stateroom £780
19 Dec 2020
26 Dec 2020
7 Nights North & Tiran Double Cabin £828
26 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Double Cabin £867
26 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
7 Nights Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £819