Egypt Liveaboard 15th September 2017
Simply The Best Dive Package – M/Y Blue Melody
LSD is delighted to announce that it will running the Simply The Best dive package in conjunction with Blue O Two luxury diving liveaboards in September 2017. This will take in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus. This thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs.
|Blue o Two – Simply the Best|
|Price||£1,199 + £23 VISA|
|Flight Details||Sep 15 2017 – Departs London Gatwick @ TBC – Arrives Hurgada @ TBC
Sep 22 2017 – Departs Hurghada @ TBC – Arrives London Gatwick @ TBC
The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of two islands 60km away from the coast and 140km south from Hurghada. The larger island (complete with a lighthouse from 1883) is 400 metre long with a spectacular plateau on the south east corner which is dotted with coral mountains and famous for thresher and grey reef shark sightings. The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.
The smaller island, whilst only a little over 200 metres long, hosts an incredible concentration and variety of marine life. There is a pristine fan coral forest, a massive collection of hard and soft corals and compelling overhangs to explore. The highlight is the fish life; with regular seasonal sightings of hammerhead, thresher, grey reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.
This huge tear-drop shaped reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea, 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada. Easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted, but Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks which can often be seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months. The sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives here and never get bored!
A Red Sea legend; a finger shaped reef, with north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals, unpredictable and exciting this truly is an awesome reef where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.
|Qualifications Needed||The currents at these fantastic dive sites are what make its sightings so exciting but also means that this itinerary is not suitable for inexperienced divers. For your safety, we ask that divers must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, many dives will be from a RIB.|
||The package includes – internal transfers, 7 nights full board (not including lunch on the last day) on vessel (based on two sharing), all diving, soft drinks(with the exception of Schweppes tonic, soda and lemon), tea & coffee, single 12ltr (DIN/INT) cylinder and lead weights. Not included in price – crew and dive guide gratuities, on-board merchandise, alcoholic drinks, equipment, courses and nitrox. To confirm your trip we would require a 10% deposit as standard at the time of booking. We can take payment over the phone by debit or credit card but there is a 2% charge when using a credit card.|
||M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving liveaboard vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins all benefiting from ensuite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems. TV’s in the communal areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive containing movies and TV series. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience from this beautiful Red Sea Liveaboard!|
If you would like to book onto this trip or if you have any questions please call us on 020 8995 0002 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org