Coastal

Coastal

Why choose this route?

  • A route that gives you a little bit of the north and the south.
  • Moves along the coast from Hurghada south to Port Ghalib, or vice versa.
  • Includes noteworthy locations such as the playful cavelike reefs of Claudia and Malahi.
  • It's a chance to swim with turtles and spot a dugong at Turtle Bay.

Itinerary Highlights

Elphinstone

Elphinstone

The Elphinstone reef is located 12km offshore and about 30km from Marsa Alam. Famous for drift dives, these take you along the wonderful deep walls, rich with coral. If you´re lucky you could come across oceanic white tips, hammerheads or reef sharks. With outstanding plateaus on both the north and south sides, you will need a minimum of three dives to fully explore this fantastic dive site.

Fury Shoal

Fury Shoal

Located far south, this area of the Red Sea is unique and well worth a visit. A collection of reefs that includes the horseshoe-shaped dolphin house of Satayeh and the playful cave-like systems of Claudio and Malahi, Fury Shoal really offers a little bit of everything. Wall diving, shark sightings, spinner dolphins, shallow or deep waters - the reefs are popular with all levels of divers.

Marsa Mubarak (Turtle Bay)

Marsa Mubarak (Turtle Bay)

Close to the shore, shallow and distinct with a grassy bottom, this area of the Red Sea is known for its giant turtles and the occasional dugong sighting. Alongside these attractions, divers may also enjoy beautiful coral gardens, wall diving, pinnacles and some cave-like systems.

Safaga

Safaga

Panorama Reef:
A considerably sized reef that gets its name from the panoramic effect of its plateaus and drop off walls, here you may encounter pelagics and the reef is known for its schooling barracuda. Also seen here are blue spotted stingrays, dolphins, reef sharks and giant morays.

Abu Kefan:
The most southern reef of safaga and truly a beautiful site, Abu Kefan is known for its coral formations and pelagic life. Hammerheads are occasionally sighted here as well.

The average depth of this area is 25metres.

Salem Express

Salem Express

A 100m passenger ship on its way back from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to Safaga, the Salem Express sunk after colliding with reef in that area. The seabed is 29metres and the wreck itself is in decent condition, with several entry points for divers to explore. Since this wreck is ultimately a graveyard, it can be an emotional dive and remains somewhat controversial.

St. John's

St. John's

Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this collection of reefs boasts a number of excellent dives spots. Part of the Elba National Park, its expansive underwater plateau is varied with drop-offs, breathtaking coral formations and gardens with lots of tunnels and caves to explore. There is a flourishing reef life and shark sightings are very likely. Its high visibility and good temperatures in winter make this a must-see destination. Reefs include Habili Gaafar and Habili Ali.

This price includes:

  • Dive guides
  • 7 nights full-board accommodation (or the last night at a 4*hotel)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 3-4 dives per day (2-3 last day)
  • Tanks, weights
  • Local transfers

This price does not include:

  • Flights + visa
  • Surcharges (€50)
  • Rental Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Nitrox
  • Crew Gratuities

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