DIVE TRIP DESCRIPTION

Red Sea: Deep South

The specific route of this itinerary is very much guided by the judgement of the Captain & Safari Co-Ordinator on the liveaboard based on the most recent marine life sightings and weather conditions for the week. Regardless of which route is chosen, this promises to show you some of the most pristine reefs in the Red Sea. 

St Johns

Located on the Tropic of Cancer, this chain of reefs boasts stunning dive sites, most of which 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 John’s 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 John’s; the marine life and colours of the soft corals are some of the best in the Red Sea. With any luck, dolphins or pelagics will join you on your dives and St John’s 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 particularity: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks “Tug Boat” and the “Yacht”.

Elphinstone Reef

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

M/Y Blue Horizon

M/Y blue Horizon is our flagship vessel and the benchmark for all other blue o two vessels to follow her. With a contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y blue Horizon takes liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and is truly deserving of the title ‘Liveaboard of the Year’ awarded by DIVER magazine in their recent industry awards.

Experience Needed

Blue O Two divers to have a minimum of 30 logged dives to join this safari to ensure safety. Scuba Leeds require a minimum of PADI Advanced Open Water diver to ensure you get the most from the trip. Since these superb dive sites are offshore, many dives will be from a RIB.

All dives sites are subject to weather conditions. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings. Subsequently final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

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