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Southern Egypt Red Sea liveboard
Event Date Wed, August 27, 2014 - Wed, September 3, 2014
Event Location Marsa Alam, Egypt
Event Price £1150

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Category: Dive Trip
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M/Y Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award no less than 3 times and in 2013 she has had a complete refit. At 36m there is bags of space on board Hurricane. The 11 cabins are a mix of twin or double beds each with individual air con, en suite bathrooms, a fridge and safe box.

Starting off from Marsa Alam with a check dive, the first day is a chance to trim weights and get used to the clear warm waters. Sailing that night to Daedalus, the big wall dives commence with a bang. Every inch of Daedalus is covered in hard corals, sea fans, cleaning stations and anemones. But the main attraction here are the schooling hammerheads. Threshers are common in the winter, oceanic white tips all summer long and there is nearly always a grey reef circling on the corners. After 2 days of fast drifts and high octane diving the boat moves on the the furthest most southern reaches. Rocky and Zabagad complete the southern Marine parks and are well worth the journey down. Rocky is a slim island pushing up from the abyss with steep walls and overhangs. Zabagad is a much larger island with a magical reputation. Home to breeding turtles today, Zabagad was once an green gem mine and the ghostly remains of island living can still be made out. The coral towers will not disappoint and a mysterious Russian boat makes a great wreck dive. Lopping back round, you then head through Fury Shoal. Wind through the cracks and caves or take a peak inside a private yacht that met its end one stormy night. Shaab Sharm and a trip to Marsa Abu Dabab complete this outstanding itinerary.

The Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad itinerary will appeal to anyone that wants to see more of the southern Red Sea - stay longer at these impressive dive sites. Whilst night dives are prohibited in the Marine Park, depending opon the exact route there may be a one/two night dives closer to shore. The sheer wealth of marine life at dive sites will keep everyone interested. Nitrox is available on all of the boats and technical divers can spend many an hour surveying the wall dives in the comfort of warm water. The characteristic great visibility of the Red Sea will delight photographers particularly. Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad are iconic dive sites in the southern Red Sea and if you have not yet experienced just what all the talk is about - book your place to find out for yourself. you are guaranteed no end of exciting new entries in your log book and over the week, the sighting come in thick and fast. With something on the itinerary to suit all types of divers, splash into a new adventure every day.

Organisation is via Recommended: AOW + Deep, with many wall dives. Diving from RIB or back of boat. The boat will make several long over night crossings between dive sites.

Includes: Flights, transfer, diving - typically 17, 3 per day - possibly no night dives, food/soft drinks, Nitrox, cylinder & weights.

Not includes: Insurance, Visa, alcohol, food on last day, tip, miscellaneous tourist junk.