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.
Optional Hurghada Day Use Room: R 960 pp, sharing
Optional Cairo Day Tour: R 1 999 pp, sharing
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.
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
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.
Check in to the Liveaboard i.e. unpack and complete all safety briefings – evening is spent in the Marina.
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.
Depart Marina after breakfast for 2 dives in the Hurghada with a possible night dive before sailing to the Brother Islands.
(Note: No Night Dives are permitted in the Marine Parks)
3 Dives at Big Bother Island
3 Dives at Small Brother Island and sail to Daedalus overnight.
3 Dives at Daedalus and sail to Elphinstone overnight.
2-3 Dives at Elphinstone reef with a possible night dive in the Marsa Alam area. Sail to Safaga overnight.
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).
Spend the day at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to Cairo. A day use room can be arranged at an additional cost. On arrival in Cairo, stay in transit for your flight to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10.
Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo. Met on arrival 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.
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, they offer 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 jack fish 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.