Egypt Liveaboard 01 April 2016

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Date(s) - 01/04/2016 - 08/04/2016
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Itinerary: Best of Wrecks (North & South)
Dates:     1st – 8th April 2016
Aboard:   M/Y blue Melody
Cost: £ 1269.00 includes your entry visa meet and greet.

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 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 multi coloured 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.


Includes: Return flights LGW-HRG, 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:

Martin Crew at Scuba Crew on 07818041626
Gary Hamilton at Slough Scuba Store on 01628 666833 for more information or
to book on this Red Sea safari!

Deposit £250-00 payable when you book.