Red Sea 2020

 The Red Sea- Hammerhead and Friends

22nd July – 2nd August 2020

And once again we are going to Red Sea, BUT THIS TIME, we’re diving HAMMERHEAD & FRIENDS!

We will be diving with Red Sea Jol and we will be going to the Fury Shoals, Daedulus Reef and Elphinstone with chances to see Dolphins, Dugongs, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks!

IS RED SEA FOR ME?

Of Course it is! This trip is for divers of all levels. From the Wreck Enthusiasts, Reef Lovers and of course the Adventurous Night Divers! This is the ULTIMATE trip for anyone looking to dive somewhere different in the Red Sea!

QUALIFICATIONS?

It is recommended that you are an Advanced Diver with a Nitrox speciality in order to fully enjoy all the dives.

We dive on Nitrox the whole holiday and of course do some  Night dives!

 

WHERE WILL WE BE DIVING?

 

FURY SHOALS

The Fury Shoals make up several reefs along the Southwest Red Sea coast, offering amazing scuba diving opportunities with some of the most pristine reefs in Egypt. The hard and soft coral are unspoiled and are a highlight of many dive sites such as the Fury Shoal Garden. One of it’s main attractions is the Chinese tugboat, which sank in the 1940s.

The marine life is also really great with all the usual reef fishes of the Red Sea and various species of reef Sharks and even sometimes the curious Oceanic Whitetip Shark. Pelagic fishes such Barracudas, Giant Trevallies and Dogtooth Tunas are also common in the area.

Various kinds of dive sites are available depending on what you fancy, fringing reefs, lagoons, drop-offs or wrecks are some of the options so you certainly won’t get bored here, diving amongst these magnificent coral formations. A very famous dive site in The Fury Shoals is called the Dolphin Reef (Sha’ab Sataya). A pod of Dolphins is living there and can be often spotted while scuba diving or Snorkeling.

Aside from the wrecks, Fury Shoals have amazing and colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life. Fury Shoals is definitely the dive site to be if you want to explore both artificial and natural reefs.

The Fury Shoals is a great diving spot if you want to avoid the crowded dive sites of the Northern Red Sea and if you look for pristine reefs with superb corals.

 

ABU DABBAB

It is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with the very rare and endangered Dugongs!

 

DAEDALUS REEF

Daedalus Reef offers some of the Best Diving in the Red Sea! It is an offshore reef located 80km East of Marsa Alam. It features pristine hard and soft coral and amazing marine life. Here you can see various species of oceanic sharks like the curious Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Schooling Hammerhead Sharks as well as Grey Reef Sharks and even the very rare Thresher Shark if you are lucky!

Most of the dives on Daedalus Reef are drift dives along amazing deep walls covered by superb coral. In addition to the Sharks, you can also encounter various pelagic fishes such as the Giant Trevally or the Dogtooth Tuna and even Manta Rays! The Daedalus Reef is located within a Marine Park which combined with its remote location, really is the most pristine dive site around Egypt and the Red Sea.

Hammerhead Sharks are frequently seen patrolling in the 500m wide circular Daedalus reef. While at the southern part of its reef, divers should expect the presence of Thresher Sharks!

 

ELPHINSTONE

Elphinstone Reef is one of the world’s most exciting diving destinations. A few small breakers are the only visible sign that just below the sea’s surface is the summit of a subterranean mountain, rich in colorful corals and fish species, and attracting the interest of hungry barracuda, dolphins and sharks.

It is two shark species in particular that attract divers looking for that unique once in a life-time close-quarters encounter with a big sea predator. The scarily curious oceanic whitetip and the oddly shaped hammerhead

TRIP DETAILS : 

We will depart from Johannesburg at 10pm on the Night of the 22nd July 2020, Luggage allowance is 46kgs – 2 Bags.

DAY 1 WEDNESDAY 
Check in at OR Tambo (Upstairs Terminal B – EgyptAir Counter) for a 21h45 flight from Johannesburg, where dinner and breakfast will be offered onboard the flight.

 

DAY 2 THURSDAY 

OPTION 1
  Transit from Cairo to Hurghada.  

–  Landing at Hurghada airport where you will find a Red Sea Jol rep waiting for you,  and he/she will then take you for a short bus ride to the ALL- INCLUSIVE hotel in Hurghada to check in and relax for the night – all meals and drinks included.

 

OPTION 2
  Transit from Cairo to Luxor  

– Check in at the 5 star hotel on a bed and breakfast meal plan 

– Start the days  tours by visiting the amazing sound and light at Karnak temple 

 

DAY 3 FRIDAY 

OPTION ONE 

– Check out from the hotel at about 2 pm and start your trip to port Ghalib – 3 hours from Hurghada 

– Arrive on the boat and dinner will be served. Check equipment is ready and we all have a good night sleep

 

OPTION 2 

– Check out from the hotel in Luxor after breakfast, and start the days tours with visiting the valley of the Kings and Queens 

– Lunch on the way to port Ghalib.

– Arrive on the boat and dinner will be served. Check equipment is ready and we all have a good night sleep

 

DAY 4 TO DAY 9 FROM SATURDAY TO THURSDAY

Diving the best of remote southern red sea reefs 

Braai’s onboard, evening entertainment, snorkeling and watersports activities as well as a themed party!

 

DAY 10 FRIDAY 

After doing a morning dive the boat will return to Port Ghalib. Check out will then begin after breakfast followed by a bus ride back to Hurghada

Once in Hurghada we will check in at the 5 star ALL-INCLUSIVE resort for the night.

 

DAY 11 SATURDAY

OPTION 1
– No Cairo Tour

– Enjoy a late check out at the hotel.

– Afternoon transfer to Hurghada airport and late flight to Cairo.

– Arrive at Cairo airport and ready for your flight back home 

OPTION 2
– Cairo Tour

– After grabbing a quick breakfast box from the hotel,  we will leave on a very early flight to Cairo where you will find our agent who will take you for a fantastic tour in Cairo.

– Tour includes the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Cairo Museum.

– Transfer to the Cairo airport.

– Arrive at Cairo airport and ready for your flight back home

 

DAY 12 SUNDAY 
– Arrive in Johannesburg OR Tambo 

– Landing early Sunday Morning

– So you can spend your Sunday preparing for work on Monday!

Red Sea 2020: R34 999 pp sharing

INCLUDED:

– Flights
– Airport Taxes
– 6 Nights aboard and 7 days of Diving
– All Meals and Snacks aboard the Blue Pearl
– Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks
– ALL BEERS!
– Cylinder and Weightbelt Rental as well as Nitrox Fills
– FREE WIFI!
– All Local Transfers and of course the Guides
– The accommodation and meals at the 5* resorts for a night before the trip and a night after the trip.

EXCLUDED:

– Visas can be arranged for R500 – South African passports ONLY
– 15L Cylinder Rental
– Additional Optional Tours:

Cairo Tour – R2500

Luxor Tour – R3500

DEPOSITS:

All we require now to book the space is a R5000 Deposit, Final amount needs to be paid 60 days prior to the Trip.

The spaces are limited as we can only take 20 people.
We will going with the www.redseajol.co.za

Please contact us for further information on the Red Sea Trip for 2020!

training@divetek.co.za