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Mini Safari Tiran

This three-day safari is a very popular option especially if you're not sure if a liveaboard cruise will be the right thing for you or you want to combine your stay in Sinai with land-based activities. Fantastic coral gardens, drop offs, endless walls and colourful slopes rich in marine life will be visited.

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 Check dive at Temple or Ras Katy. The boat will then sail towards the Strait of Tiran. The second dive of the day will be either Woodhouse or Jackson Reef. Third dive of the day can be Gordon Reef. The boat will moor at the South Lagoon for the evening where you may join a night dive.


3. Day First dive will take you to Jackson Reef, the most northern site in the Strait of Tiran. After breakfast, we visit Woodhouse Reef, which is perfect for a drift dive along the sheltered eastern side. Your third dive of the day will be depending on sea conditions either at North or South Lagoon with an optional night dive at the South Lagoon. During summer more dives at Jackson Reef will be offered to look out for the school of hammerhead sharks.


4. Day First dive of the day is usually Thomas Reef, the smallest of the four Tiran reefs but probably the most interesting and richest in marine life. Next dive is Gordon Reef, which gently slopes to the south and forms a large plateau. After lunch you will leave the reefs of Tiran towards Sharm for your third dive at Ras Nasrani, Ras Ghamila or maybe Ras Um Sid - the decision is made onboard. Return to New Marina (El Wataneya) port and disembark.

For this safari you will only need the Aqaba Visa, which is currently offered by the Egyptian Government free of charge when you enter through Sharm el Sheikh Airport, as you will not leave the designated Sinai area.


You need to be a PADI Open Water certified diver or equivalent with at least 15 logged dives. PADI Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent is recommended for some of the more experienced dive sites visited on this safari. You must have dived in the last year and recorded this in your log book to join this safari; if needed Scuba Review is available onboard.


PADI OWD´s are able to join the night dives onboard if they have previous night dives logged.
This trip is suitable for snorkellers 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 depend on the 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!


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