Northern Wrecks & Strait of Tiran
SEA SERPENT - NORTH TOUR
HURGHADA - ABU NUHAS - STRAIT OF TIRAN - RAS MOHAMED - THISTLEGORM - HURGHADA
A trip for divers of all abilities, this week long diving adventure offers the classic nothern wrecks and reefs and exciting dives in the Strait of Tiran.
The first day is a leisurely affair with 2 check-out dives in the Hurghada area which may include Sha'ab el Erg (Dolphin Reef). Possible night dive at Abu Nuhas.
Diving continues on the famous wrecks at Abu Nuhas. Enjoy 2-3 dives here during the day and continue to the Strait of Tiran later. Lying close to the shipping lane, this scenic reef has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. Lying on its side at a depth of 28 metres, the 90m long Carnatic met its demise in 1869 enroute to India. Since then it has attracted a myriad of marine life and is a beautiful reef where clouds of glassfish abound and solitary bat fish swim by.
Day 4 is spent drifting along the walls and exploring reefs in the Strait of Tiran. Expect plenty of colourful marine life amongst the corals as well as the chance to observe eagle rays and turtles. The topography at each site makes for an interesting dive with plateaus, canyons and sand patches. Enjoy 2-3 dives here and keep an eye out for sleeping sharks at Jackson and Thomas reef. Continue to Ras Mohamed national park later in the day.
Protected since 1983, Ras Mohamed national park offers spectacular reefs and a prolific marine life. Huge fan corals adorn the walls and several species of pelagic fish are common sights. Today's diving (2-3 dives) will not disappoint! Possible night dive on the SS Thistlegorm wreck.
The SS Thistlegorm is the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The 125 metre long army freighter sank instantly after being bombed in 1941. Lying at a depth of 30 metres there's much to discover, including remnants of her cargo. Day 6 includes a dive here as well as Shag Rock where the Kingston wreck lies at a shallow depth sitting upright and Goubal Barge, where marine life highlights include nudibranch, shrimp, crabs, octopus, moray eels, scorpion fish and lion fish. Possible night dive.
The final day of diving is back in the Hurghada area. With a number of sites to choose from, whether a reef, wreck or dolphin house the final two dives here will be great end to the week. Sail back to port and spend the last night on board.
You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari.
As with all diving activities, the dive guide has the final decision regarding any divers competency to complete any particular dive.
Please note that night diving is prohibited in the marine parks.