Holidays : Red Sea May 2015

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Itinerary: Best of Wrecks
Dates: 29th May - 5th June 2015
Aboard: M/Y blue Fin

The Vessel...

Built in 2005, M/Y blue Fin was the first vessel in the blue o two Egyptian liveaboard fleet. She is 39m in length and takes a maximum of 24 divers on each trip. All cabins benefit from ensuite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems and the 3 king suites also offer large double beds and bigger plasma screens. These king suites which dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel - the perfect treat for couples. M/Y blue Fin is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers.

The Itinerary...
This itinerary follows a North and Brothers route where divers will experience the excitement of diving famous wrecks of the Red Sea, including the SS Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Ulysses, Ghiannis D and the Dunraven, so anyone who has an active interest in wreck diving will love this itinerary. However, it is also interesting to bear in mind is that many of these Red Sea wrecks have been underwater for a very long time and have formed what you might call 'artificial reefs', teeming with life. This itinerary would therefore be enjoyed by all divers, not just the wreckies amongst us!

Sample Itinerary:

 

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. This itinerary will normally depart from and return to Hurghada.

Day 1 -
Start the week with a check dive before heading north for an afternoon wreck dive at Abu Nuhas followed by a night dive.
Days 2-3 -
The next two days are spent cruising the wrecks of the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including the world-famous Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller and potentially even more.
Day 4 -
Visit the Salem Express and Al Kafain, two large ferry wrecks close to Sha'ab Sheer in Safaga.
Day 5 -
A day at the Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located.
Day 6 -
Enjoy two final morning wreck dives at El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler) close to the port of Hurghada allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.

Itinerary Highlights...

SS. Thistlegorm - Shaab Ali
Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.
Abu Nuhas
Also known as the 'Ships Graveyard', this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez. This reef has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Tile and Lentil Wrecks. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.
Ghiannus D - Abu Nuhas
In 26m of water and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.
Carnatic - Abu Nuhas
A British P&O steamer which struck the reef in 1869. She lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals. The wreck is home to glass fish, octopus, morays, jacks and tuna cruise overhead.
Big Brother
A 400 metre long island offering fabulous wreck diving and wall diving. The wreck of the Numidia lies on the northern tip between 10 and 80 metres. The north-west side of the island houses the wreck of the Aida. Every section of this reef is covered with corals and life.

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

£1199 per person including Manchester flight supplement and Nitrox. (plus £20  for VISA 'Meet and Greet' service*).
Includes: Return flights MAN-HRG, VISA, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder and weights. *EU passport holders only

Only a £305 deposit required to secure YOUR space on this fabulous holiday!

Please contact Richard at Frogsborn on 01244 520333 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to book on this fabulous Red Sea safari!

Registered address: blue o two Ltd, Mount Batten Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ

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