Fab Four Red Sea Itineraries

Category icon

Latest from Blue O Two

29 July, 2022 731 Views

The Red Sea is always a crowd pleaser. Its rich and diverse ecosystem is home to more than 1,100 species of fish, 1,000 species of invertebrates, over 200 species of soft and hard coral and 44 species of shark. You can dive alongside large pelagics such as oceanic white tips, threshers, and hammerhead sharks.  A wide array of colourful, tropical fish will keep even the most seasoned diver entertained. The Red Sea offers great macro wonders too, including a huge variety of nudibranchs, ghost pipefish, and leaf fish.

Myriad wrecks in the Red Sea range from an 18th Century schooner to a WWII super wreck to modern vessels. Oh, and the Red Sea is perfect for Tech divers too. With so much choice, knowing which itinerary to choose can be overwhelming. So we’ve tried to make things easier for you…

Discover four of our most popular itineraries below.

Northern Wrecks and Reefs

This itinerary rocks the A-list of wrecks and reefs

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or new to the Red Sea, this itinerary has got something for everyone. You’ll take in iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea.

Thistlegorm, Giannis D and SS Carnatic. These are a role call of global A-list wrecks. You’ll see them all on this trip.

Ras Mohamed:

You’ll also dive throughout Ras Mohamed, a world-renowned dive site at the tip of Sinai.  Highlights include two small ergs, joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. The topography supports mild currents at Shark Reef, providing an excellent drift day along the rich colourful corals. Continue beyond the reef and you reach the wreck of the ‘Yolanda’ with its original cargo of toilets and baths.

Other highlights include: Danaba (Shag Rock), Sha’ab El Erg – The Dolphin House, Jackfish Alley, Gubal Islands and Abu Nuhas – the ships graveyard.

Simply The Best

This itinerary really has got it all

Brother Islands:

The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of the Brothers Islands. They lay 34 miles off the coast and almost 100 miles south of Hurghada. The larger island is 400m long with a spectacular plateau on the southeast corner. It is dotted with coral mountains and is a famous place to see thresher, reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.

Daedalus:

A huge tear-drop shaped reef which rises from the seabed in the middle of the Red Sea. It is 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada and is easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasse and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open towards the blue. Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic whitetips, grey reefs and thresher sharks are often sighted. Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks – often seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months.

Elphinstone:

A Red Sea icon – this finger shaped reef, with north and south plateaus, is covered in hard and soft corals. The reef is in an awesome location where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.

This itinerary takes in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus, including Elphinstone. Witness spectacular drop offs. It’s perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs. Discover more below…

North & Brothers

The best of both worlds

This thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs, famous wrecks and stunning reefs gives divers the chance to enjoy the best of the Northern Red Sea and the famous Brothers marine park.

Here are just a few of the sites we visit on the North & Brothers itinerary include:

  1. Ras Mohammed Marine Park
  2. SS Thistlegorm
  3. Safaga
  4. The Brothers Islands .

SS Thistlegorm:

The world-famous Thistlegorm is a bombsite with highly visible signs of great destruction and loss. Previously a merchant ship, it’s now a giant underwater museum, a war grave, a unique piece of military history and an opportunity to step into the past. Sunk by German bomber planes in World War Two, SS Thistlegorm has lain at the bottom of the sea for over seventy years. Diving this iconic wreck evokes emotions and memories which last a life-time.

Ras Mohamed:

Ras Mohamed is a world renowned dive site at the tip of Sinai.  Highlights include two small ergs, joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. The topography supports mild currents at Shark Reef, providing an excellent drift day along the rich colourful corals. Continue beyond the reef and you reach the wreck of the ‘Yolanda’ with its original cargo of toilets and baths. Other highlights include: Danaba (Shag Rock), Sha’ab El Erg – The Dolphin House, Jackfish Alley, Gubal Islands and Abu Nuhas – the ships graveyard.

Brothers Islands:

The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of the Brothers Islands. They lay 34 miles off the coast and almost 100 miles south of Hurghada. The larger island is 400m long with a spectacular plateau on the southeast corner. It is dotted with coral mountains and is a famous place to see thresher, reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.

Daedalus & St. Johns

The best of the Southern Egyptian Red Sea

This itinerary combines the spectacular drop-offs and big pelagics at Daedalus with the stunning variety of St Johns and Fury Shoal. This is an amazing opportunity to dive some of the most stunning reefs in the Red Sea.

St. Johns:

Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this chain of reefs has stunning dive sites. Most of the sites are very close to each other, allowing you to move quickly and easily from one place to another. This adds a lot of variety to your dives: drop-offs, tunnels and stunning hard-coral formations. One of these dives (St Johns Caves or Umm Kharalim) is truly unique and is a photographer’s heaven with rays of light filtering through into the beautiful tunnels. The reef formation is not the only thing that will stun you at St Johns. The marine life and colours of the soft coral are some of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or pelagics will join you on your dives and St Johns will forever have a place in your heart.

Fury Shoal:

This large cluster of reefs offers unforgettable and easy dives. From the northern site of Small Abu Galawa to its most-southern site of Sataya, Fury Shoal can prove to be surprising and diverse. Each dive site has its own draw: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks “Tug Boat” and the “Yacht”.

Daedalus:

Daedalus is a huge tear-drop shaped reef. It rises from the seabed in the middle of the Red Sea, 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada. It is easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse. The sheer walls are covered in hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasse and turtles are often cruising by. Make sure you keep your eyes open towards the blue. Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic whitetips, grey reefs and thresher sharks are often sighted. But Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks which can often be seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months.

Blue Horizon Customer Testimonial

I was recently aboard Blue Horizon and would like to express how impressed I was with the whole experience and the level of service. This being my first time on a liveaboard, I can honestly saying I’m already itching to repeat the holiday experience. The staff were absolutely amazing and so attentive to your needs that at times it felt my mind was being read. Jumping in to do things for you without being asked. This was always done with a smile and friendliness. Having worked within the service industry for many years I know that is not always easy to do.

Pete, Blue Horizon, February 2022

To join any of these Fab Four itineraries in the Red Sea, simply BOOK ONLINE 24/7 for immediate confirmation or call us for more information on +44 (0) 1752 480808. Our lines are open Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00 GMT / BST.

scuba diving

Don’t waste any more time.  Search availability and book online 24/7 – just click the link below and follow the pink button.   

Schedules & Prices

Email: divingholidays@blueotwo.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 480 808