2018 : LiveAboard Safari : Best of Wrecks

23rd Feb – 2nd March 2018 : £1149

Blue-O-Two Dive Holiday on MV Blue FINN… Fantastic itinerary doing just about eveery Wreck you’ve heard of in the Red Sea.
Touring the Reefs around The Brothers, Ras-Mohammed and Abu-Nuhas there will be plenty of wildlife, corals and of course RUST !
Gatwick- Hurghada return flights, with easy 15min transfers to the boat at the Marriot Marina
Minimum Qualification : PADI Advanced Diver +20 dives [ * need to have or be doing Deep-Wreck-Nitrox Specialtys ]
Full range of PADI Specialty courses running / Specialty Instructor training available / PADI Tec 40-45-50 quali-dives planned

For divers already qualified at PADI ADVANCED DIVER level, this is a fantastic opportunity to build your experience and benefit from specialty training to extend your competence and confidence whilst exploring the ocean environment. Because of the special itinerary – you will need to have completed (or plan to complete on the trip) teh Deep – Wreck & Nitrox PADI Specialty training programs.
This trip could be ideal as your first visit to the Red Sea, as you have the opportunity to dive all week with a BlueOcean instructor for close support and supervision if you take the various specialty training options available : you’ll learn loads and have a huge amount of FUN…

The Ocean Diver Specialty pack covers all aspects of boat diving, drift diving procedures, multi-level dive planning and techniques for using SMBs (surface marker buoys).
The Wildlife Specialty pack will give you a great understanding of the marine environment, covering Fish Identification, Coral Reef Conservation and Underwater Naturalist knowledge with a specific focus on marine invertebrates.
By the end of your week on this LiveAboard Safari dive tour you’ll be well on your way towards the elite level in the PADI system : MASTER SCUBA DIVER.

The Blue-O-Two “Best of Wrecks” itinerary takes us on a magical mystery tour of every significant shipwreck in the Mid-Northern Red Sea.  Our “check-dive” will be on the El-Mina, a minesweeper sunk by israeli Jet fighters in the 6 Day War…  We then cruise out to The Brothers Reef, where we can dive the Aida & Numidia : with depths ranging from 15m down to 80m+  The famous Salem Express is a HUGE passenger ferry lying on its side is next on route : an impressive and atmospheric dive.

The Northern part of this safari tour will take in the delights of Abu-Nuhas, with the wrecks of Ghiannis-D, Kimon-M, Chrisoula-K and Carnatic.  We will then go for both SS ThistleGorm and Rosalie-Moller, with options on Dun Raven and/or Hebat-Allah to wrap  up a great week.

This annual trip in Feb/March for a bit of Winter Sun, Sea & Scuba has become the stuff of legends in the Scubaholics Dive Club.
Guided by our PADI Course Director and Tec Instructor Trainer RYBY : you know that you’ll be in for some great diving and terrible jokes…

Most people comment that the team camaraderie and relaxed atmosphere truly “make” the holidays when we go away as a club.
Fun & Games are had by all – and whilst we are the “Official Drinking Club with a Diving Problem”… we take our diving very seriously.
You’ll have some truly adventurous dives, exploring the beautiful reefs that the ships were wrecked on, and deep into the bowels of the engine rooms and passageways…

For new PADI Pros on the Instructor Development Course, this trip is planned for you to complete a whole range of Specialty Instructor ratings : there’s 28 of them – let’s see what you can achieve…
and YES – you can even do Drysuit out in the Red Sea if you really want to : the local guides do !

Having completed the class, pool and lakes (brrrr-r-r-r) for the IDC, a week in the Red Sea is a welcome break and a move towards “living the dream” of being a full time dive pro travelling the world in the sun.
You’ll certainly come back with experience of teaching techniques for the ocean environment and at least a dozen of the core specialty instructor qualifications under your belt…

For divers wanting to seriously extend your limits as PADI TEC DIVERS, we are offering the qualification dives for TecRec 40-45-50 on this trip [ you need to do the class & pool study beforehand ]. This involves some simply stunning dives with quite a lot of scuba toys, skills & drills and much amusement along the way… For accomplished sport divers who are already pushing the limits of what’s allowed in the recreational diving envelope – Welcome to the Dark Side !

GUIDED DIVING is also available for anybody who would like a knowledgeable professional to lead and take care of navigation…
For those already qualified as MASTER SCUBA DIVER or TEC DIVER – the Blue-O-Two guides will give you the support and/or freedom to enjoy the Walls & Wrecks if you have the necessary experience to just get on with it and explore…

Trip price £1149 : Flights-Transfers-Twin Cabin Accom-All Meals & Soft Drinks
Best of Wrecks itinerary – up to 19 dives possible in the week
£300 initial deposit to secure space on the trip –  £300 due by Aug 23rd [ 6 months pre-departure ]
Final balance due Nov 23rd [ 3 months pre-departure ]
Extras : Egyptian visa on arrival – Nitrox – Cylinder upgrades – Alcoholic drinks
All payments are non-refundable / non-transferable –  Full terms and conditions for holiday bookings on club pages

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