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The Strait of Tiran and North safari allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks and reefs the northern Red Sea has to offer as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran.  In the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba the four main reefs that form the top of an underwater bridge, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon). Famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south westerly currents make them home to many large pelagic fish.

 

Strait of Tiran & North - on M/Y Blue Horizon - Dolphins and turtles, lovely reefs. Maybe something big in Tiran! A mixture of shallow reefs and drop-offs, wrecks are limited but include SS. Thistlegorm, Night dives most nights, but not guaranteed

 

DATES : 7th - 14th February 2022

ABOARD : M/Y Blue Horizon

COST : £932-£1032pp plus flights

BOOK IN NOW : Deposit £375pp non refundable

 

The Vessel...

A contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y Blue Horizon takes Red Sea liveaboard diving to a whole new level.  With a large dining area, totally separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system, shaded deck area and sun deck, there is always space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea. TVs in the communal areas are also equipped with a hard drive containing movies and TV series.  All cabins benefit from air conditioning, en-suite facilities, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems.

 

Itinerary Highlights:

Jackson Reef lays the wreck of a freighter serving as a stark warning to ships in the narrow straights. Northwards a forest of spectacular gorgonian fan coral as well as many different kinds of reef fish. This site can also be done as a drift dive.

 

Woodhouse Reef is the longest reef, home to reef sharks and eagle rays. Walls covered with coral and a canyon which spreads out into a coral garden with sand alleys.

 

Thomas Reef the smallest reef in the strait, diving here is governed by conditions as there are potential strong currents. Vertical walls with a large plateau covered in colourful coral, a fence of gorgonian fans where you can find longnose hawkfish.

 

Gordon Reef a huge variety of reef fish and the chance to see sleeping whitetip reef sharks on sand patches and an eel garden area along with coral encrusted drums. The top of the reef, with its lighthouse, is also home to the wreck Louilla which sits almost parallel to the wreck on Jackson Reef.

 

SS. Thistlegorm - the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. An English Freighter bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.

 

Ras Mohamed - Shark & Yolanda Reefs This is a world renowned dive site, situated at the tip of the Sinai. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!

 

Gubal Island - At the gate of the Straits of Gubal is 'Bluff Point', home to the wreck of the 'Ulysses' and 'The Barge' south of the lighthouse, which provides divers with a fun and unusual night dive.

 

TRIP COST : £932-£1032 per person plus flights

 

Price includes: Taxes, Park Fees, visa, transfers from/to

airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation,

tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, 12lt cylinder

and weights.

 

For further information please call Jason on 01793 423 363.

 

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be

guaranteed.

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