2020 : LiveAboard Safari : Tiran – RasMo

14th – 21st August 2020 : £1499

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Guided by our PADI Course Director & Tec Instructor Trainer RYBY to conduct any training you would like & ensure that you get the very best from your Red Sea dives.

The vessel…
Scubaholics Dive Club’s favourite LiveAboard MV Blue FINN – an ever popular vessel in the Blue-O-Two Egyptian LiveAboard fleet. She is 32m in length and takes a maximum of 24 divers on each trip. All cabins benefit from ensuite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems and the 3 double King-Suites offer large double beds . Blue FINN is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and can also cater for Technical & CCR Rebreather divers.

The itinerary…
Out from / back to Hurghada visiting the world famous Northern reefs in the straits of Tiran and the Ras Mohammed National Park.
This is a great all-round tour for divers of all experience levels; this dive-safari offers beautiful coral dives, impressive caverns & canyons, stunning walls & drop-offs and plenty of large fish. There is so much to see you are spoilt for choice, but don’t forget to keep an eye out to the blue… you never know what you might see! .

Itinerary Highlights…

Straits of Tiran
This cluster of 4 large reefs offers unforgettable dives. From the changing currents on the Southern Gordon Reef, to the impressive Thomas Canyon, with a long drift along Woodhouse Reef and the fantastic anenome gardens of Jackson Reef – diving can be relaxing serene and beautiful or it can be an exciting adrenaline ride if you want to be adventurous….
At this time of year there is a distinct possibility of seeing Hammerhead Sharks out in the blue on the Northern side of Jackson – and plenty of Big Tuna circling over Thomas Canyon.

Ras Mohammed National Park
Located at the very tip of the Sinai peninsula – there are vertical walls 900m+ deep, and stunning drop-offs where Mantas and WhaleSharks are often seen in summer.
Where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aquaba there is a drop-off at 30m where you can hover above the abyss and wait for the big sharks to come up to check you out…

There are resident Turtles, and regular visits from Eagle-Rays flying by – as well as huge shoals of Jack-Fish and Giant Trevalleys – all cruising the simply stunning corals.

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

Sample schedule…
This example route is based on the vessel departing from and arriving back to HURGHADA though the itinerary order of sites can vary.

Day 1 – Visit a dive site local to hurghada for a check dive before heading north for your afternoon dive at White Knight and then night dive on the way to Tiran.

Days 2-3 – We normally plan to spend three days at Tiran where we aim to make 3 dives each day with options for night dives as well, then heading off to RasMo.

Days 4-5 – Ras Mohammed National Park : 3 dives aech day on walls & drop-offs – then an evening/night crossing back over the the west coast of the Gulf of Suez.

Day 6 – Early morning dive at Dolphin House [ fingers crossed they want to play] then continuing south towards the marina at Hurghada. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt’s famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary shown is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not 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.

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This is an ideal trip for Underwater Photographers – and anyone with a Go-Pro style mini video camera…
The water will be 28*C – so SHORTIE DIVING is the order of the day : and with 50m+ viz… it’s relaxed & easy diving.
By the middle of the week everybody will be well settled into the dive skills necessary to take on the challenge at RasMo – with potentially great currents for drifting (flying sometimes) along the walls…

This is an ideal trip for everyone : min Qualification PADI Advanced Diver with 20 logged dives.
Certified Open Water divers are welcome to join – but must sign up to complete the PADI Advanced course in the first days of the trip.

For those with little or no experience diving in the Red Sea, The OCEAN PACK of specialty courses is an ideal way to gain supervised experience – Diving with an instructor for 8 dives coverign all aspects of BOAT & DRIFT diving, MULTI-LEVEL computer profiles and the use of an SMB (Surface Marker buoy) – all core skills to dive competently, confidently & safely in the Ocean.

For those enthusiastic marine biologists out there, the WILDLIFE PACK of specilties is a great way to get a detailed insight into the bio-diversity of the marine ecosystem. CORAL REEF CONSERVATION covers the inter-relationships of corals as the foundation of the food chain. FISH IDENTIFICATION explains fish families, preadtor-prey and symbiotic relationships. Underwater NATURALIST examines plants & animals : with an in-depth analysis of marine invertebrates…. WEIRD CRITTERS !

There are 14 spaces for Sports divers – and 10 spaces for TEC divers on this trip.
With great opportunities for some SERIOUS DEPTH on this trip….
Tekkie divers will be planning 2 dives each day : There will be opportunities to progress diving skills with TRIMIX training to 65m / 90m : pre booking essential : call RYBY to discuss !

Trip price £1499 : Flights-Transfers-Twin Cabin Accom-All Meals & Soft Drinks
Deep South itinerary – up to 20 dives possible in the week
£250 initial deposit to secure space on the trip –  £250 due by 14th Aug [ 12 months pre-departure ]
£250 due by 14th Nov [ 9 months pre-departure ]  –  £250 due by 14th Feb [ 6 months pre-trip ]
Final balance due 10th May [ 3 months pre-departure ]
Extras : Egyptian visa on arrival – Nitrox – Cylinder upgrades – Alcoholic drinks

All payments are non-refundable & non-transferrable.
Holiday insurance is recommended from time of booking in case of cancellation.

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