Southern Solitude

Southern Solitude

Go ‘against the flow’ to see the best sites in the southern Red Sea at their quietest times. 


  • Stunning reefs and grottos of St John’s 
  • Exciting diving at Daedalus and Elphinstone 
  • Dramatic topography of Rocky and Zabargad Island 

Coral reef and anemonefish in Zabargad Island, the Red Sea, EgyptOceanic white-tip shark in the Red Sea, Egypt

Areas visited on this liveaboard include:


Daedalus, & Elphinstone 

An essential dive and highlight of any itinerary is Elphinstone. Here divers can find vertical walls blanketed in soft corals and oceanic white tip sharks.  


Daedalus Reef lays claim to being the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. This large, oval reef system features a lighthouse at one end with deep walls and drop-offs under the surface offering incredible diving.


St Johns

The southern reefs are known for the remarkable overhangs, caverns, and bommies all covered in a mix of soft and hard corals. This truly unique areas and is a photographer's heaven with rays of light filtering through the ocean into the underwater landscape. The reef formation is not the only thing that will stun you at St Johns; the marine life and colours of the soft corals are some of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or other pelagics will join you on your dives. 


Rocky & Zabargad Islands

Zabargad offers exceptional diving. A large mountain towers above the water, surrounded by a lagoon and reef, with a couple of wrecks and a wide variety of corals and reef fish. Rocky Island is surrounded by a fringing reef with a sudden drop-off, however it is above 12 m where fish life is more active. Watch the blue for life but take care as there can be strong currents. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: It is a prerequisite that divers are qualified to a minimum of Advanced PADI Open Water, or equivalent, with a minimum of 30 logged dives. Deep Spec is recommended, but not compulsory.