TRAVEL

NORTHERN WRECKS & REEFS

EXPERIENCE FAMOUS WRECKS WITH STUNNING WALL & HARD CORAL GARDEN REEF DIVING

Northen Red Sea

AUGUST 2022

Max Depths: 30 METRES

Water temp:23°c - 26°C

Water Visibility: 20m – 40m

FReedive snorkel or scuba

locationNorthen Red Sea 

 

season
AUGUST 2022

 

depth
MAX DEPTHS: 30M

 

temperature
WATER TEMP: 23°C – 26°C

 

visibility
VISIBILITY: 20M – 40M

 

certification
FREEDIVE SNORKLE OR SCUBA

This itinerary has it all… A great combination of the best and most famous wrecks in the north along with spectacular wall dives and stunning reef dives.

Thistlegorm Wreck

The famous SS Thistlegorm World War II wreck is one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of trucks, motor bikes, ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North America.

Ras Mohammed National Park

Ras Mohammed has been described as one of the best diving sites in the world. Located at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.

Abu Nuhas Wrecks

Dive the famous wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • All scheduled transfers
  • Flight & Taxes (JNB – Cairo – Hurghada)
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation on the luxurious Liveaboard
  • 2 Days in a day use room to unwind in on day of arrival as well as on your last day on an all-inclusive basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
  • All tea, coffee, bottled water & soft drinks
  • FREE BEER
  • Unlimited DIVING
  • Nitrox
  • Hire of 12L Tanks & Weights
  • Marine Park Fee and Fuel Levy
  • Port Fees
  • Reef Taxes

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Dive equipment other than tanks & weights
  • 15L Cylinder – €40
  • Crew Gratuities (€100pp – divided amongst the crew)
  • Covid test in Egypt prior to return to South Africa €100pp
  • Visa (R350pp – SA Passport Holders)
  • Insurance
  • Extensions
  • CABIN UPGRADES
  • Main Deck Twin Cabin (2): R1 000 pp
  • Main Deck Double Cabin (2): R1 000 pp
  • OPTIONAL CAIRO TOUR:
  • R 2 500 pp sharing.
  • Includes scheduled transfers, Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Tour followed by lunch and a trip to a Bazaar, end off with a day use room at a 4 Star hotel in Cairo to freshen up before your flight back to
    Johannesburg. Gratuity: €10 p.p.

M/Y SERENA

Cabins: 9
Lower Deck: 6 x Twin / Sun Deck: 2 x Twin, 1 Double

One of the latest additions to the Sea Serpent fleet, M/Y Serena was designed to cater specifically for divers who want to dive the Red Sea in small groups. This luxury liveaboard is 33 meters long & can accommodate groups up to 18 persons, in 9 ensuite cabins. The liveaboard has a large lounge for cozy evenings and fully equipped with entertainment facilities for enjoying evenings after great dives in the Red Sea. The personalized service onboard & the excellent value for money will make M/Y Serena a favorite with regular Red Sea liveaboard groups.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Check in at Johannesburg International airport at 18h00 for your flight to Cairo departing at
21h45. Dinner is served onboard.

DAY 2 – 7

On arrival in Cairo at 05h35, stay in transit for your flight to Hurghada. Met at Hurghada airport on
arrival and transfer to the resort to unwind and relax before moving onto your final destination to
embark on the liveaboard. Once there you will step into your luxurious cabin and unpack to
unwind for the week. Soon after that you will be submerging yourself into the warm, crystal clear
waters of the Red Sea with its wonderful sea life.

Once the check in procedure is complete i.e. dive gear unpacked, safety briefings complete &
all guests on board the Liveaboard will depart. In the event of late arrivals, the Liveaboard may
return to port after the check dive to collect remaining guests or alternatively only depart the
following day.

The luxury Liveaboard offers 5* service, exceptional cuisine, a friendly crew and unlimited
diving opportunities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and tea, coffee, soft drinks,
beers and bottled water are freely available on board.

Unlimited diving on only the best dive sites in and around Ras Mohammed National Park. Also
including the famous Thistlegorm, Sha’ab Nuhas and Gubal Wrecks.

DAY 8

After 2 morning dives, you will return to the port. The evening can be spent shopping and
exploring, dinner is provided on the Liveaboard where you will overnight.

DAY 9

Option 1: You will have a day use room with late check out and can unwind with access to both
the beach as well as the swimming pool. Enjoy lunch before heading back to Cairo for your
flight home.

Option 2: Cairo Day – Please see details below

DAY 10 Arrive in Johannesburg at approx. 07h10.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION

FULL DAY TOUR OF THE MAIN HOTSPOTS OF CAIRO
R 2 500 pp sharing

Instead of spending the day at leisure in Hurghada, check out the morning of day 9 and transfer to
the airport for a morning flight to Cairo. As the capital of Egypt, Cairo boasts a number of worthy
attractions. Our tour includes the main hotspots on offer to get a complete Cairo experience.

Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo. Met on arrival, you will be collected in an
airconditioned vehicle and taken for a tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx followed by lunch and an
exciting tour of Khan El Khalili Bazaar with an English-speaking Egyptian guide. After the tour, transfer
to the Hotel to freshen up before continuing to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg
departing at approx. 23h10.

INCLUDES

  • Scheduled Transfers
  • Entrance Fees
  • Sphinx & Pyramids
  • Lunch
  • Kahn el Khalili bazaar
  • English speaking guide
  • Day use room at a 4 Star Hotel in Cairo
  • Liability insurance

EXCLUDES

  • Gratuity: €10 p.p x 2

Normal Price: R 34 650 pp sharing

Early Bird pp sharing

R32,450

SAVE R 2 200 per person

SECURE YOUR SPOT WITH A 100% REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

10 – 19 August 2022

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