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Itinerary

The all-time favorite is covering the world top ten dive top spots such as Jackson Reef, Shark Reef, the World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm, the Dunraven and you have a chance to swim or dive with wild dolphins. A hidden island is waiting too. This trip is suitable for snorkelers to join and snorkel at allowed sites.

day 1

In the evening, starting from 18:00 H (6 PM) onwards transfer to New Marina (El Wataniya) port and embark. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat briefing. Permission should be ready with port authority by very early next morning then we start sailing.

day 2 to day 6

The boat will sail to nearby Temple or Ras Katy for a check dive. The week long safari will cover the area from the Strait of Tiran, Ras Mohamed National Park and the Gulf of Suez which is usual visited first.

The National Park begins at the small bay of Marsa Ghazlani followed by the larger and deeper bay of Marsa Bareika. Continuing along the coast to Ras Za’atar, Jackfish Alley, Eel Garden and Shark Observatory, to the southern end of the peninsula with Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef and ending at the Quay. Because of the geographic position this is a privileged area distinguished to strong massive currents that transport large quantities of plankton and other food that give rise to an extraordinary growth of stony and soft corals and attract large schools of both reef and pelagic marine fauna, over a thousand species in all. Schools of barracuda, jackfish, tuna and many kind of sharks swims in these deep blue waters, especially in summer from June to August, sometimes early September.

The safari will also take you to famous sites like the wrecks of Dunraven and Thistlegorm, Shag Rock and the wreck of Kingston, sail to Sha’ab Ali where pods of dolphins are common, explore several spots at Sha’ab Mahmouds reef system such as the Small Passage.

Don’t miss the four famous reefs in the Strait of Tiran: Jackson, Thomas, Woodhouse and Gordon Reef, probably the most interesting and richest in marine life. You can choose from several dive sites with superb wall and drift diving. In the afternoon of the 7th day the boat will return to Sharm area.

day 6 & day 7

The last night will be spent at or close to port on board the liveaboard. If the guests are planning to stay in a hotel, they should arrange it by themselves as well as their own transfer to the hotel. This is usually communicated in advance. Depending on your check out and flight time return to New Marina (El Wataniya) port and disembark. Transfer to airport or hotel, disembark till 12:00 H (noontime) latest.

***The itinerary is an example so if you have a special wish for a certain place in this area just let your dive guide know. Liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions. All dives and especially some wreck dives are subject to divers experience and weather permitted. Liveaboard itineraries depends on the Egyptian Government, Coast Guard and/or Marine Police approval. Every effort is made but we can not guarantee diving at specific sites. The final decision lies with the Captain and the Guide. Safety always comes first!

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