Red Sea – Northern Red Sea & Wrecks Diving Liveaboard Holiday Aboard Blue Fin 

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Yes, we are going back to the Red Sea for the first time for 4 years on an Amazing ‘Custom designed’ Northern Red Sea & wreck diving week!

 

  • 28th June – 5th July 2019. 7 Days/7 Nights
    (18 dives taking in all the popular Red Sea wreck dive sites)
  • £1,399 + £30 visa – per person full board (based on 2 people sharing)
  • 40% deposit required – £575 to hold your place
  • 8 places available

 

Dive Trip Details

The Vessel…

M/Y Blue Fin is the first in the blue o two fleet and with her understated luxury and unique layout remains a very popular choice.

Updated in early 2016, M/Y Blue Fin is a traditional style liveaboard vessel that has some unique twists that keep her standing out from the crowd.

Three huge king suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading almost the whole width of the vessel. All king suites on board this stunning Red Sea liveaboard benefit from a large double bed, ensuite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems with a large plasma screen. The king suites are the perfect private retreat for honeymooners or couples simply looking for a little extra space and comfort.

All other cabins are twins and are located on the lower deck. All benefit from ensuite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems. TV’s in the communal areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive containing movies and TV series.

M/Y Blue Fin is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers.

 

The Itinerary…

This Red Sea Diving Liveaboard itinerary follows a North and Abu Nuhas route where divers will experience the excitement of diving famous wrecks of the Red Sea, including the SS Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Ulysses, Ghiannis D and the Dunraven, so anyone who has an active interest in wreck diving will love this itinerary. However, it is also interesting to bear in mind is that many of these Red Sea wrecks have been underwater for a very long time and have formed what you might call ‘artificial reefs’, teeming with life. This itinerary would therefore be enjoyed by all divers, not just the wreckies amongst us!

The Strait of Tiran and North allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks and reefs the northern Red Sea has to offer as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran.

The Tiran dive area is found in the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and is made up of four main reefs that form the top of an underwater bridge. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south westerly currents make them home to many large pelagic fish.

Sample Itinerary:**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.

This sample route is based on the vessel departing from and arriving back to Hurghada.

– Day 1 – Shaab El Erg, Abu Nuhas

– Day 2 – Abu Nuhas, Ulysses, Gobal Barge

– Day 3 – Strait of Tiran (Woodhouse, Jackson & Thomas Reef) plus Ras Mohammed

– Day 4 – Thistlegorm, Shag Rock/Kingston, Dunraven – overnight sail

– Day 5 – Abu Nuhas – Wrecks of Ghanis D, Carnatic & Chrisolla K

– Day 6 – Salem Express, El Miniya

 

*Subject to current Egyptian Navy restrictions

 

Itinerary Highlights…SS. Thistlegorm – Shaab Ali
Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.

Straits of Tiran
The Strait of Tiran and North cruise allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks and reefs the northern Red Sea has to offer as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran.

The Tiran dive area is found in the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and is made up of four main reefs that form the top of an underwater bridge. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south westerly currents make them home to many large pelagic fish.

Abu Nuhas
Also known as the ‘Ships Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez. This reef has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Tile and Lentil Wrecks. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.

Ghiannus D – Abu Nuhas
In 26m of water and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.  

Carnatic – Abu Nuhas
A British P&O steamer which struck the reef in 1869. She lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals. The wreck is home to glass fish, octopus, morays, jacks and tuna cruise overhead. 

Tile Wreck – Abu Nuhas
There is much discussion over the true identity of this wreck. Sunk in 1978 fully laden with stone floor tiles, she now lies from 4m to 30m.  

Lentil Wreck – Abu Nuhas
A cargo vessel which sank in 1978 whilst carrying a heavy load of lentils. She rests at 30m on her starboard side. The bow area is completely destroyed but the main section and propeller areas are good to explore.  

 

Price Includes
Flights
Transfers
Accommodation – Full board – (liveaboard)
Dive Boat Fees
All Air Fills (Excluding Nitrox)
Cylinder (12L) & Weight Hire
Tea/coffee and water throughout the week
Marine Park Fees


Not Included in Price
Kit Hire
Nitrox
Dive guide and dive crew gratuities
Meet & Greet visaa

Pictures from our previous Red Sea liveaboard holidays:

 

 

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