Deep South

Deep South

Why choose this route?

  • This is a chance to explore the southernmost area of Egypt's Red Sea.
  • The route includes bountiful reefs and playful cave-like formations.
  • Sharks, mantas and Rosso dolphins have been spotted on this route.
  • The locations are exclusive to safari boats, with no daily boats in sight.

Itinerary Highlights

Abu Dabbab

Abu Dabbab

The reefs of Abu Dabbab are located nearby Elphinstone in the Marsa Allam area and offer beautiful coral gardens and swim through a canyon system. Here divers will also find a small shipwreck of a liveaboard from 2004. Depths reach up to 30-40 meters and currents may be strong.

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, as well as Shoab Maksour, 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 Shouna (Turtle Bay)

Marsa Shouna (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 - Habili Gaafar, Habili Ali, Gotaa Kibeera, Gotaa Soghayara and St. John’s caves - offers 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.

Wadi El Gemal

Wadi El Gemal

A national park that is located south of Marsa Alam and north of Ras Banas, the marine area makes up 2100 square km and boasts coral reefs with hundreds of coral species and over a thousand species of marine life; islands in this area are breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Notable reefs include Shaab Sharm, Habili El Ghadeer and Shaab Marsa Alam. Depths reach a maximum of 20m.

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 (€110)
  • Rental Equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Nitrox
  • Crew Gratuities

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