Safaris to the North of the Red Sea

Near Sinai, there lies an abundance of wrecks, coral laiden islands, a blue hole, and even a mangrove swamp, little known to the vast majority of even residents, along the coast of the Egyptian Red Sea. The most famous of wrecks lies here - Thistlegorm. In the North you can enjoy night dives, migratory sealife, reef diving and most other fantastic activities, all year round.


The "Thistlegorm" is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The British ship was on the way to Egypt to bring military equipment of all kinds for the British troops in North Africa. But then on the 6 th of October 1941 a German bomber attacked the Thistlegorm. Now the wreck is lying upright on the sea-bottom at 30-m depth. Especially interesting is the cargo: Tanks, trucks, motorcycles, weapons, railway carriage and one railway engine.

The Reef at Abu Nuhas is famous for wrecks. There are 4 wrecks here, which are today an attraction point for divers all around the world. For example the Greek cargo ship "Gianni’s D.", which ran aground the reef on 19 th March 1983 and sank a short time afterwards. It is now lying in a maximum depth of 27 m and is overgrown with hard- and soft corals. The ship cracked down in the middle. The better part of the two halves is the stern section. Here it is easy to dive inside the wreck, because there are a lot of entry and exit points. Because the wreck is leaning on a 45° angle you will find yourself swimming up a stairwell which your mind tells you are heading down. This effect is very disorientating. The steamship "Carnatic" struck the reef in September 1869. She sank the following day as the weather worsened. She lies in about 24-m depths. She has broken up amidships, leaving her bow and stern intact. The decking has fallen away to be replaced by a thick growth of tube sponges, alcyonarians and occasional table corals, making her very photogenic. She is also laid open to light from above and is easily penetrated.

The "Dunraven", a steam and sail-powered vessel used to transport spices and timber, ran aground the reef Shaab Machmud in March 1876 during a voyage from Bombay to Newcastle and sank quickly. The ship broke in two, and her two halves came to rest on the sea floor. The wreck lies upside down with the stern at a depth of 28 m and the bow at 18 m. At the stern you find the propeller and the rudder, which are overgrown with corals. Inside the wreck you see thousands of glassfish.

The marine park Ras Mohammed offers dreamlike diving spots. For example Shark Reef and Jolanda Reef. Both reefs are standing on a plateau, which is 20 m deep. The edges of the plateau fall down to more than 200 m. At the reef you will find nice softcorals, fish are plentiful. With luck you can see sharks during your early morning dive. At Jolanda Reef you can see the cargo of a Cypriot freighter "Jolanda" which ran aground in 1980: a large quantity of household toilets!

Safaris to the South of the Red Sea

Marsa Alam

​Is only 3 hours by car from Hurghada airport, and 10 munites from Port Ghalib airport  for 7 day safaris in Egypt. Here you will find islands, reefs, and luxury yachts, waiting to take you on a fantastic 7 day 6 night tour of the very best that the Red Sea Riviera has to offer.

South Islands

The reef at Elphinstone is one of most beautiful reefs in Egypt. The north and the south plateaus of this reef are alone worth the visit to Egypt. At the wall and the drop off you will find a lot of spectacular colorful soft corals and also black corals. Because of the remote location of the reef you can meet the "big fish". It is not unusual here to find Hammerheads, Grey Sharks, Barracudas and dolphins.

Shaab Sharm has got very steep walls, a lot of diversity and the possibility to encounter sharks and other big fish. On the East Side of the reef you will find a plateau in about 30-m depths, which is overgrown with soft corals. Here you can see schools of Barracudas, Snappers and Groupers.

Shaab Samadai (Marine park since 2004, to protect the dolphins) on request. This place called also Dolphin House lures itself the exciting experience with dolphins to snorkels, which you find here during the day. Also the dipping places at this reef spoil the diver. At the exteriors of the reef there are "Drop-offs" and at one "Erg" you can discover in 5 m deep very interesting caves.

Shaab Maksur: The south plateau offers a superb diving site. You will find here three coral pinnacles, which are overgrown with red soft corals, they contain several caves and crevices where glassfish, groupers, morays and other creature hide among the soft corals and gorgonias. Fish are also plentiful and large schools of carangids, surgeons and other small fish can be seen here. With luck you can see sharks at the edge of the plateau.

Abu Galawa: Here a wreck lies in 18 m, which sank in the 50's. It is so overgrown with all kinds of hard corals, that it takes a little bit time till you recognize the bridge, rail and the funnel of the ship. The wreck is very appealing for every photographer. Also it is nice to do a night dive at Abu Galawa. With a little bit luck, you can see a Spanish dancer.

 South Deep

Deep, deep in the south (in the near of Rocky Island) are the St. John's Reefs. You will find here exciting drop offs. The wall of one of the reefs is overgrown with big gorgonias, the wall of the other reef is overgrown with all kinds of colorful soft corals. You will find here a lot of fish and in the blue you can see with a little bit luck "big fish" like Hammerhead, Grey sharks, Silvertip and White Tip Reef Sharks and Barracudas, Tunas and Mackerels. Sometimes even you can see Mantas and dolphins.

 It is possible to reach St. John's in one week, but you are going to sail a lot (mostly in the night) and the time is very short to dive at all the reefs in St. John's. Because of the long distance, some groups decide to do a 10 or 13 days safari-cruise in combination with Abu Fendera.
Note: ABU FENDERA on request.

Abu Fendera: The main reef is around 6 km long and full with hard coral. In front of this reef, you can see some parts like a small reef or ergs which are 400 – 800 meters. You can go diving between the reefs. So, you can plan and make a lot of different dives there. In front of the reefs you will see a lot of ergs and there are the most beautiful soft corals. Also, you can see here a lot of fishes.

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