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Itinerary: Northern Wrecks and Reefs
Dates: 23rd - 30th August 2013
Aboard: M/Y blue Melody
Built in 2007, M/Y blue Melody is the third vessel in the blue o two fleet and underwent a complete interior re-fit in 2008. She is 38m in length and takes a maximum of 26 divers on each trip. M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving 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. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience! M/Y blue Melody is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and is rebreather friendly.
This safari allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks that the Red Sea has to offer. An ideal itinerary for those new to SCUBA diving or the Red Sea, allowing you to experience world famous wrecks and pristine reefs.
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not 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.
- Day 1 - Shaab El Erg, Abu Nuhas Lagoon
- Day 2 - Abu Nuhas Wreck, Dunraven, Beacon Rock
- Day 3 - Thistlegorm
- Day 4 - Shag Rock/Kingston, Ulysses, Bluff Point, Barge.
- Day 5 - Rosalie Moller, Umm Usk, Siyul
- Day 6 - Poseidon Reef, El Miniya
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.
Small Crack - Shaab Mahmoud
This is a small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud's barrier. Drift along the outside wall next to beautiful corals and colourful fish. Look for a sand slope that leads you up and through the crack. When the current is right you can fly through the 5m deep channel and be thrown out across the sandy lagoon!
At the gate of the Straits of Gubal is 'Bluff Point', which gets its name from the turbulence created by strong currents that beat the eastern wall of the island. The wreck of the 'Ulysses' lies on the reef 300m north of the lighthouse, starting at 5m and sloping to 25m. 'The Barge' wreck, south of the lighthouse, provides divers with a fun and unusual night dive. The wrecks skeleton creates protection for all types of night creatures.
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.
This large circular reef is often overlooked but offers excellent diving on pristine coral from any location on its perimeter.
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.
£1149 per person
Includes: Return flights LGW-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.
Please contact Helen at Indepth Diving on 01992 589912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book on this Red Sea safari!
23rd - 30th August : Blue Melody Liveaboard to Northern Wrecks and Reefs