The Red Sea is a new departure for Scuba Safaris!
Since the Fantasea moved to SE Asia and became
the Pelagian we have been hard pressed to find
a live-aboard that meets the international benchmarks
that are set by the Aggressor & Dancer Fleets and
such privately owned vessels as the Truk Odyssey,
FeBrina or Golden Dawn. It has only
been in recent years that Egyptian live-aboards have
started meeting these criteria, and it is with pleasure
that we are now offering a choice of 3 live-aboards
that do meet these standards, and act as a yardstick
for future Red Sea live-aboards.
The Red Sea is a world of contrasts. Heat blasted mountains
and desert seem to be devoid of life, but underwater
colour burst forth in some of the most beautiful and
delicate reefs in the world. Fabulous soft corals draped
over exquisite hard coral formations, shrouded in swirling
schools of glassfish are typically what Red Sea reefs
have to offer, with gullies and swim-throughs adding
a sense of adventure and mystery. Fan corals, their
edges an ideal perch for feather stars, sway in the
current, and lionfish lurk in every nook and cranny,
waiting for a tasty morsel to drift past. Sheers walls,
such as those found at Ras Mohammed and Sanganeb, plunge
into the abyss, and here can be found patrolling sharks,
schools of snapper, barracuda, jacks and other open
Our three live-aboards cover separate areas. Whirlwind,
based in Sharm El Sheikh, has a northern Egyptian itinerary,
diving the Straits of Tiran, Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas
& Gordon Reefs, Ras Um Sid, Shag Rock, Ras Katty
and Ras Mohammed, and affords you the opportunity to
explore such varied wrecks as the Thistlegorm,
Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Chrisoula
K, Dunraven & Rosie Moller.
Hurricane ventures forth from Marsa Alam on
a southern Egyptian routing to dive The Brothers, Elphinstone,
Daedalus, Zabagad and St John's Reef.
The Egyptian Red Sea offers the beginner and experienced
diver a little bit of everything! Fabulous reefs, a wonderful
range of wrecks, pelagics, critters and much more. The
added bonus of being only 5 or 6 hours flying time from
various UK airports makes it affordable and exceptional
value for money.
Way to the south, in The Sudan, Royal Emperor leaves
Port Sudan for the legendary reefs of Sanganeb, Sha'ab
Rumi, Sha'ab Sa'udi and the famous wreck of the Umbria.
Please see the links above for relative information
on each vessel and itinerary.