17.10. to 24.10.20
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From 17.10. to 24.10.20
On this itinerary, we dive some of the top highlights of the Red Sea. The steep coral walls of all dive sites are absolutely worth seeing. Giant gorgonians, countless hard and soft corals, large schools of fish.
Do some fast drift dives in Brothers Island. Visit the beautiful lighthouse of Daedalus and with luck, you will meet hammerhead sharks underwater. The world-famous Elphinstone reef, known for its big fish sightings.
The blue water can hold some big surprises. Sharks, manta rays, barracudas, tunas, dolphins.
Start/end: Port Ghalib
Tillis was built in 2005 and totally renovated in the dry deck in winter 2019/2020.
The 35 meter long and 8-meter wide boat has room for 26 divers. The 10 cabins with 2 single beds each and the 3 suites with double beds each have their own bathroom, air conditioning and storage space.
In the cosy, spacious restaurant area you can enjoy a fine buffet 3 times a day. In the bar on the upper deck, you can get snacks and soft drinks 24 hours a day. On the upper and sun deck, you will find many seats, both shaded and for sun worshippers. So there is nothing to stop you from relaxing between dives.
On the diving platform, every diver has his own box and enough space for his own equipment. For more distant dive sites 2 Zodiacs are available.
Big Brother and its landmark, the lighthouse. Elevated it stands on the island. Surrounded by a fringing reef, which first drops vertically by 60 to 80 metres to a plateau and then to a greater depth. Two wrecks lying on the seabed in front of the northern tip of the island. The Numidia, a 145-meter-long English merchant ship that had loaded railway material and sank in 1901. The Aida, situated on the western wall, is an Egyptian merchant ship that sank in 1947 due to bad weather. The Brothers can be way too wild, but you are always rewarded with big hunters. There is the possibility of hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks, longimanus, manta rays, dolphins and napoleons.
This huge reef rises from the bottom of the sea in the middle of the Red Sea as an island. At Daedalus the landmark is the lighthouse, which can also be visited. The reef is surrounded by coral walls and strong currents. The perfect place for drift dives. It offers some of the most extraordinary and beautiful dives in the Red Sea. Just close your eyes and imagine drifting past the overgrown cliffs and enjoying the underwater life. The regular visitors are: hammerhead sharks, longimanus, dolphins, manta rays, napoleons, turtles, large moray eels.
Elphinstone is one of the most famous and beautiful reefs in Egypt. The reef stretches over a length of 400 meter and features two plateaus, one on each end. The northern plateau is famous for is beautiful coral growth and the chance to see Hammerhead Sharks, whether the plateau in the south is well known for the regular Oceanic White tip Shark (Longimanus) encounter between autumn and spring. Beside the plateaus, the walls on the east and the west side offer beautiful vertical walls with lots of soft corals and Gorgonian fence corals, due to the strong current which is often present. When diving Elphinstone, always keep an eye in the blue, as there are often pelagic fish passing by.
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