King Snefro

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Mini Safari Ras Mohamed-Thistlegorm

 

This three-day safari is the unbeatable option if you want to dive top spots like Ras Mohamed and the World War II wreck of the Thistlegorm away from the crowds of daily diving boats whilst combining your stay in Sinai with land-based activities.

 

1. Day Evening: transfer to New Marina (El Wataneya) Port and embark. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat-briefing. Permission work with port authority, sailing very early next morning.

 

2. Day Morning: check dive at Temple or Ras Katy. Next dive is Jackfish Alley where you can easily enter the small caves there. The third dive will be the Alternatives, a chain of seven pinnacles with numerous sand patches and resident leopard sharks. Night Diving is very popular here.

 

3. Day Morning: the boat will sail to the wreck of the Thistlegorm, the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks, maybe even worldwide. There is so much to explore so the plan is a minimum of two dives. The first one is an orientation of the outside and the second dive a penetrating one. For the third dive your boat will sail to Small Passage where two channels cut the reef system of Sha'ab Mahmoud and connect the sheltered lagoon to the open sea. A night dive inside the lagoon is optional.

 

4. Day Morning: first dive of the day will take you to the historical wreck of the Dunraven, which sank in April 1876 - an old wooden wreck with plenty of room for passing through thousands of glassfish that live here in the shade of the wreck. Next dive is Shark and Yolanda Reef, the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula with an endless wall unique in the Red Sea. Sailing back towards Sharm for your third dive at Ras Zatar, Ras Ghozlani or may be Ras Um Sid. Return to New Marina (El Wataneya) Port and disembark.

 

You need to be a PADI Open Water certified diver or equivalent with at least 15 logged dives. PADI OWD´s are able to join in night dives onboard if they have previous night dives logged.

 

PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent is recommended for some of the more demanding dive sites, in special the wrecks, visited on this safari. You must have dived in the last year and recorded this in your log book to join this safari. Scuba Tune Up is available on request. This trip is suitable for snorkelers to join.

 

The itinerary is an example so if you have a special wish for a certain place in this area just let your dive guide know. Liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions. All dives and especially some wreck dives are subject to divers experience and weather permitted. Liveaboard itineraries are depending on Egyptian Government, Coast Guard and/or Marine Police approval. Every effort is made but we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. The final decision lies with the captain and guide. Safety always comes first!