The Diving Expedition
This is a very special exploratory trip. We board in Hurghada and then steam north east to Dahab, diving on the way (probably at Abu Nihas) to make sure that everything works well. After Dahab we will hit the classic sites of Jacksons and Thomas Reef off Sharm El Sheihk. We will pay brief homage to the SS Dunraven before looking for the a wreck off Ras Um Sid, which my friend Stevie Macleod used to dive in the 1990’s. Then we will dive Ras Mohammad and head south west.
All the while the technical divers will be seeking wrecks old and new at 80-100metres.
Steaming south from the Sinai, we will stop at Ras Tirombi, Claudios Reef, Maksoor and then head down to the Sudan Border and the islands of Rocky & Zabargad. When we last dived this route we saw no one. Our voyage will also take you to the world renowned Elphinstone Reef as well as Hamata and Fury Shoal. You can expect to see all sorts of shark species, turtles, dugong, dolphins and much more. This is an itinerary that is perfect for a scuba diver who wishes to remain at standard diving depths as well as the technically trained who can drop onto the SS Zealot (75—110m) or the SS Maiden (80—120m). Both levels of diver are entertained with no fuss or loss of quality what so ever.
Zabargad is the biggest and southernmost island in the Egyptian Red Sea, that offers wall diving and shallow diving, both of which afford you with a spectacular view of the unspoiled hard and soft coral gardens found there. The reef that encircles Rocky Island drops to depth, leaving walls covered in soft corals and black coral trees. Due to the constant currents that flow throughout the year, marine life is plentiful and abundant.
It is hoped that Faisal Khalaf, the owner of Red Sea Explorers will join us to be dive team leader of the Tech Divers. Recreational divers will be guided on request by the amazing RSE team.