This three-day safari is a best seller for more experienced divers, you will dive top spots like Ras Mohamed and the World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm
At least 9 and up to 11 dives are planed, 2 of them will be at the wreck of Thistlegorm
You wish to combine your stay in Sinai with land-based activities while avoid the crowds of daily boat diving
There is a variety of wreck and reef diving with beautiful coral gardens, drop offs, endless walls and colorful slopes rich in marine life and a good chance to swim with dolphins
To enjoy diving you are an Advanced Open Water certified diver with at least 20 logged dives, an Advanced Open Water license and 20 logged dives are mandatory to dive the wreck of Thistlegorm
In the evening, starting from 18:00 H (6 PM) onwards transfer to New Marina (El Wataneya) port and embark. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat briefing. Permission work with port authority, sailing very early next morning.
Early morning check dive at Temple or Ras Katy. Next dive is Jackfish Alley where you can easily enter the small caves there. The third dive will be the Alternatives, a chain of seven pinnacles with numerous sand patches and resident leopard sharks. Night Diving is very popular here.
Very early morning the boat will sail to the wreck of the Thistlegorm, the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks, maybe even worldwide. There is so much to explore so the plan is a minimum of two dives. The first one is an orientation of the outside and the second dive a penetrating one. For the third dive your boat will sail to Small Passage where two channels cut the reef system of Shaab Mahmoud and connect the sheltered lagoon to the open sea. A night dive inside the lagoon is optional.
First dive of the day will take you to the historical wreck of the Dunraven, which sank in April 1876 - an old wooden wreck with plenty of room for passing through thousands of glass fish that live here in the shade of the wreck. Next dive is Shark and Yolanda Reef, the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula with an endless wall unique in the Red Sea. Sailing back towards Sharm for your third dive at Ras Zatar, Ras Ghazlani or may be in Ras Um Sid. Return to New Marina (El Wataneya) port and disembark till 16:00 H (4 PM) latest.
You need to be an Advanced Open Water certified diver with at least 20 logged dives. Advanced Open Water diver is mandatory to join the penetration dive the wreck of the Thistlegorm. You must have dived in the last year and recorded this in your log book to join this safari, if needed Scuba Review is available onboard.
The itinerary is an example so if you have a special wish for a certain place in this area just let your dive guide know. Live aboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions. All dives and especially some wreck dives are subject to divers experience and weather permitted. Live aboard itineraries depend on the Egyptian Government, Coast Guard and/or Marine Police approval. Every effort is made but we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. The final decision lies with the captain and guide. Safety always comes first!
Shared transfers to/from liveaboard at embarkation/disembarkation times
Transfers are as a round trip in the area of Sharm El Sheikh (from Hotel or Airport)
Accommodation in shared twin berth, double bed cabin or Master Suite according to booking
Full board: 3 meals, starting with dinner on arrival day, ending with lunch on last day
Snacks between meals and after dives - Water, Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks throughout the day
*) Should an additional and substantial increase be enforced by the government we keep the right to review rates.
3-4 dives per day including Night dives, not on arrival/departure day - 9 to 11 dives are planed
Dive Guide, 12 L Alu Tank DIN/INT, weight belts, weight
Snefro Pearl, Snefro Spirit, Snefro Target, Snefro Love: filling of Nitrox 32 % is free for certified divers
*) FREE NITROX: as it is complementary in case of technical problems no refund
Your liveaboard is leaving the Aqaba Coast and the area of Sharm El Sheikh. A full Egyptian Visa (cost 25 $ - 01/2022) is mandatory to join this itinerary. Guests are responsible for checking with an Egyptian Embassy that, for the passport they hold, a visa can be issued on arrival in Egypt. Please see the new e visa service: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg/eVisa/Home
Mandatory Local Fees for National Park, Environmental & Departure Fees: 35 EUR per person per trip
*) All fees according to local rules and regulations, changes are possible on short or even without prior notice
Equipment Rental, 15 L Tanks, Twin Sets & Manifolds
King Snefro 5 & King Snefro 6 have no Nitrox filling station on board
2 tanks 12 L Nitrox per person per trip are available at extra charge, 15 L Nitrox is NOT available
Local Alcoholic Beverages, Espresso (if available) – Guest can bring own alcohol on board and consume after leaving port
Recommended gratitude for the crew and guides per guest: 30 EUR on mini safari
Spend a day (or even a half day!) in Cairo to see the Pyramids and/or the Egyptian Museum and if time, go on a falucca ride in the Nile! Although, Cairo is lots of hustle and busle, you will not regret seeing one of the seven wonders of the world! (You can't come to Egypt and NOT see the Pyramids!!) We have our own private driver that will be your personal chauffeur for the day.