Sailing to the southernmost reefs, this cruise departs from Hamata Port.
On board with M/Y Aphrodite from 17/09/16 till 01/10/16
At Fury Shoals, dive Shaab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White Tip Reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South. Abu Galawa Soraya has a fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat packed with glass fish.
Sha’ab Maksur is a large and varied reef that is often compared to the Red Sea classic Elphinstone with steep drop offs and strong currents make it a dive where some diver experience is beneficial. North and South plateaus start at around 20 meters and extend to around 40 meters, although the plateau has some pinnacles on that can be enjoyed on the ascent and safety stop. On the plateaus and drifting down the east wall, you can encounter some species that make a proud entry in your log book, hammerheads, reef sharks, mantas and whale sharks have all visited Maksour!
Sha’ab Sataya is situated at the very south of Fury Shoals, this huge natural lagoon is formed by a massive reef (sha’ab) rising from the depths. The fame of Sataya is rising, with steep drop offs along with pelagic sightings and protected pinnacles smothered in soft and hard corals. But the real stars can be the huge pods of spinner dolphins that frequent here, meaning Sataya has become the ‘Dolphin House’ of Hamata.
Zabargad Island lies along the western margin of the Red Sea rift with walls abundant with soft coral and spectacular coral pinnacles. A 75m long, intact wreck known as the « Russian Wreck » and believed to be The Khanka, lies 24m in the western bay on the eastern side of the island provides an alternative to reef diving.
Rocky Island, just 4 NM south of Zabargad, has a fringing reef, sheer walls covered with beautiful soft corals, gorgonias, fans, sponges and black coral trees and vast drop offs in to the deep circle the island. Constant currents flow all year long attracting visitors such as; hammerheads, grey reef and white tip reef sharks, remember to look out in to the blue for manta rays, turtles and dolphins.
St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst Grey Reef, Silvertip and schools of Hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, Grey Reef and Silvertip sharks can be seen in the blue.
Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.
Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.
Minimum Request : 2 stars CMAS or AOWD with 50 dives logged
Price ONLY 2 000€
What Is Included?
|Welcome at airport and visa||Flight|
|Transfer Airport/Marina/Airport||Diving equipement|
|14 nights on board full pension||Guiding|
|38 dives minimum||Alcohol drinks|
|Non Alcoholic drinks||Expresso|
|Tanks Air or Nitrox 32%|
|Reef Taxes and harbor|
MINIMUM 18 personnes
Maximum 20 personnes