Early Bird Pricing: From R 18 999 pp sharing
Normal Price: From R 20 999 pp sharing
(Limited Availability / Secure with Deposit)
Group Incentive: 7 Pay, 1 FOC On Boat
Please Enquire for Dates or see our 2019 Group Departures Below:
14 – 23 June
28 – 07 July
09 – 18 August
The Northern Red Sea Safari – Wrecks & Reefs Itinerary offers a great combination of wreck diving, wall diving, reefs & swim throughs. This safari offers a taste of all the best wrecks and reefs of this area including the famous Thistlegorm Wreck, Ras Mohammed National Park & well known Abu Nuhas wrecks, as well as the spectacular reefs on the Hurghada side of the Red Sea. Suitable for both advanced and novice divers. Nitrox is free and is highly recommended to maximise the diving experience.
The liveboard M/Y Dreams is 28m in length & can accommodated groups of up to 16 divers.The personalized service onboard & the excellent value for money will make M/Y Dreams a favourite with regular Red Sea liveaboard groups.
Flights & Transfers
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Hurghada via Cairo
- All scheduled transfers
- 7 Nights’ accommodation on the luxurious Liveaboard
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
- All tea, coffee, bottled water & soft drinks
- FREE BEER
- UNLIMITED DIVING
- Hire of 12L Tanks & Weights
- Free Nitrox
- Marine Park Fee and Fuel Surcharge
- Port Fees
- Dive & Travel Insurance (under age of 69)
- Airport taxes (Approx. R 4500)
- Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
- 15L Cylinder (€40 for the week)
- Crew Gratuities (€70pp – divided amongst the crew)
- Visa (R300 pp – SA Passport)
Optional Hurghada Day Use Room: R 960 pp, sharing
Optional Cairo Day Use & Tour: R 1 999 pp, sharing
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 8 cabins with two single beds in each or in 4 with bunk beds (bottom bed slightly larger), all with en-suite facilities. The luxurious cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, bathrobes and towels, among other services.
4 x Twin Cabins, 2 x Double Bunk Cabins
2 x Double Bunk Cabins Cabins
Check in at Johannesburg International airport at 18h00 for your flight to Cairo departing at 21h45.
On arrival in Cairo at 05h35, stay in transit for your flight to Hurghada. Met at Hurghada airport on arrival and transfer directly to Liveaboard.
Once the check in procedure is complete i.e. dive gear unpacked, safety briefings complete & all guests on board the Liveaboard will depart. In the event of late arrivals, the Liveaboard may return to port after the check dive to collect remaining guests or alternatively only depart the following day
The luxury Liveaboard offers 5* service, exceptional cuisine, a friendly crew and unlimited diving opportunities.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and tea, coffee, soft drinks, beers and bottled water are freely available on board.
Unlimited diving on only the best dive sites in and around Ras Mohammed National Park. Also including the famous Thistlegorm, Sha’ab Abu Nuhas and Gubal wrecks.
After 2 dives, return to the port and overnight on the Liveaboard. The evening can be spent shopping and exploring Hurghada. Dinner is provided on the Liveaboard.
Check out of the Liveaboard after breakfast (by 10am)
OPTION 1: Hurghada
Spend the day at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to Cairo, departing Hurghada at 20h00. On arrival in Cairo, stay in transit for your flight to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10.
OPTION 2: Cairo
Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo departing at approx. 08h35. Met on arrival at 09h40 and embark on the ½ Cairo Day Tour (Pyramids and Sphinx). After the tour, check into a day-use hotel room. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the airport at early evening for your flight back to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10. (Meals at own cost)
Arrive in Johannesburg at approx. 07h10.
This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.
Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.
The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa.
This Red Sea diving safari will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.
You will also visit the Red Sea diving reefs off Hurghada which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit.