Red Sea - EGYPT
Every May Cengiz organises a trip to the Red Sea, Egypt. All are welcome.
Liveaboard boats are built with divers in mind to offer comfortable liveaboard accommodation, single and double cabins available which feature individually controlled AC and private en-suite bathrooms. Common areas include spacious salon with an entertainment system and a separate dining lounge and bar area, as well as sundecks.
The dive deck aboard the liveaboard is located at the back of the boat and comfortably accommodates all divers with storage space for equipment and gear rinse areas. Red Sea itineraries are offered year-round, visiting some of the best dive sites in the area. Deep South safaris explore the southern reefs of Fury Shoals, Daedalus, Brothers, Elphinstone & St. Johns, giving divers the opportunity to see grey reef, silvertip and schooling hammerhead sharks, as well as pristine reefs with amazing visibility.
Join the experienced and professional crew for an exciting Red Sea liveaboard aboard experience.
Red Sea - North
The reef at Abu Nuhas is accessible from Hurghada with several wrecks resting at its base. You can also visit the Straits of Gubal and the famous Thistlegorm World War II wreck. Some boat itineraries may also take in the Ras Mohammed National Park where steep coastal cliffs are mirrored underwater with impressive vertical walls, which drop off 70m or more.
The Strait of Tiran has a range of reefs rising out of deep waters where the strong currents and dense plankton attract an impressive range of reef and deep-sea species providing some exceptional drift dives. The Thistlegorm also features on this trip.
Red Sea - South
The Brothers are two small isolated reefs 33 miles north east of El Quseir. Big Brother Island has a lighthouse and a fringing reef with a sheer plunge to exceptional depths. The diving is challenging with deep wrecks and strong currents. Tuna, barracuda, scalloped hammerhead, oceanic white tips, silkies and reef shark can all be spotted here.
Little Brother is reputed to be one of the most scenic dives in the Red Sea. The drop off is over 40m but the walls are covered in sponges, anemones, soft corals and black coral. Some of the huge gorgonian fan corals are more than 3m high. There are caves, holes and overhangs in the shallow part of the reef. Currents can be very strong and because there is little shelter and strong winds, access is very much weather dependent.
Elphinstone is a site best dived early in the day and there is little protection against wind and waves, making a liveaboard visit ideal. There are plateaux at either end, from 25-40m, but the steep walls drop off to more than 100m. It is an ideal site to experience the larger pelagic marine life including manta, hammerheads and oceanic whitetips. The soft corals and gorgonians are luxuriant and colourful.
Next trip to Red Sea
Trip 1 15 - 21 May 2022
Trip 2 12 - 19 November 2022
North Cyprus British Scuba organises trips in May and November. Contact Cengiz for availability.