This tour is synonym for sharks, dolphins and stunning reefs with swim throughs as Daedalus is known for the schooling scalloped hammerhead in the deep blue water and Sataya has a big Dolphin house to snorkel with spinners as well as massive hardcore gardens where a small caverns or swim through are quite common.
This trip is scheduled for: November 27 til December 4 2023 from Port Ghalib (near Marsa Alam).
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DAEDALUS, SATAYA & ELPHONSTONE
What a special treat that is as you dive the blue waters of the 1 kilometer long Daedalus in the search of the schooling salloped hammerhead shark. This species is quite shy but if you find what you seek you are in a real treat! A school of hammers emerging from the deep blue waters, swirling around you. If luck is with you there schools can run up to 25-30 individuals, al though 10 are more common. And if that is not enough, Sataya offers a dolphin snorkel to never forget!
From Sataya to Port Ghalib the reefs are amazing and some of them offer a cave, like Claudio, or the deep dropping of Maksour, there is even one where you swim in the reef and its called Malahi (a.k.a. playground). Close to Port Ghalib is the Wonderfull area of Abu Dahab, known for turtles. And what about the bays in that area where dugongs at times are seen.
The variety of types of diving is quite big in this itinerary, as you will meet deep dropping walls with potentially medium currents, next to doing shallow dives with swim throughs and an occasional night dive.
This trip offers up to 4 dives per day, including night diving. And most dives go to a maximum of 30 meters and we recommend that you are an Advanced diver or that you take this course on board.
- Dates: 27 November – December 4 2023, from 16:00 on arrival day until 10:00 on departure day.
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights, including 6 days of diving
- Port: Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam)
- Travel area: Daedalus reef,Fury Shoal (Sataya), Elphinstone and Marsa Shouna
- Number of dives: 18
- Maximum diving depth: 30 meters
- Current: Depending on the current we can make drift dives. As a rule, the current during the dives on this trip is not too bad, although it is useful if you are comfortable in a current.
- Dive equipment: You will need full equipment, including a suit, dive computer for each diver, Torch for night diving and an SMB. Rental equipment is available at request.
OUR HOME for the week: M/V BLUE HORIZON
The award-winning MY Blue Horizon liveaboard offers year-round diving in the Red Sea. She caters to 26 guests in 13 guest cabins. On the lower deck are nine classic twin or double cabins and on the mid-deck are 4 premium double cabins. All cabins are ensuite and air-conditioned with mini refrigerators, TV, and entertainment system. The dining area is located on the mid-deck is where breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served buffet style, with snacks, fruit, and juices served throughout the day. The upper deck has a sky lounge and bar with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and the sun deck has comfortable loungers and a hot tub.
Blue Horizon itineraries are varied and cover all the world-class dive sites from the north and the Straits of Tiran to St. Johns in Deep South Egypt. The spacious dive deck, experienced guides and crew will ensure the best dive experience in the Red Sea. Nitrox is also available for those certified.
- Boat Rating: ★★★★/★★★★★
- Year built 2006
- Number of people: 26 guests+ 3
- Capacity Up to 26 divers at double rooms and 4 suites. All cabins contain the bathroom, air-condition, towels and warm blanket 3 covered areas, a salon and the restaurant at sea level
- Length: 41 m, width 8.7 m
- Wooden yacht
This trips is Technically friendly. This means we run a recreational trip but technically div in g can be supported and any technical equipment or courses can be arranges as long as it is requested at booking.
TOUR SPECS: Daedalus and Sataya (south)
|Duration||8D / 7N > 6 days of diving|
|Area||Daedalus and Sataya (Fury shoal), Marsa Alam.|
|Overnight travel||To Daedalus, Then onward to Sataya, additional night travels depend on the conditions of the week.|
|Beste travelled||May – November is the best season, however can be traveled all year round|
|Dive sites||Daedalus Reef, Sataya east, Malahi, Maksour, Claudio, Stairway to heaven, Elphinstone, plus local reefs depending on the port.|
|Number of dives||16-18|
|Type of diving||Along deep Walls, blue water diving and drifts. Maybe an occasional night dive.|
|Maximum diving depths||30 – 40 meter|
|Currents||None to small. On the offshore reefs medium to strong currents can be expected|
|Expected marine life||Longimanus, grey and white-tip reef sharks, silky shark, tiger shark, thresher shark, Turtles, Morays, tuna, trevally, batfish, lion fish, stone fish, scorpion fish, crocodile fish, clownfish, octopus|
|Advised certification||AOWD with 30 dives. In addition a deep speciality and a drift spec is a good thing.|
* The executed route and dive sites are chosen depending on the wind and sea conditions where safety and comfort on board are key. The sea is not a zoo and the expected marine life is a realistic expectation based upon years of experience.
MAKE A BOOKING
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|Start date||Mon. 27 Nov., Arrival on board after 4 PM.|
|End Date||Mon. 4 Dec. 23, departure before 10 AM.|
|Duration||8D / 7N|
|Port||Port Ghalib / Red Sea|
|Yacht||M/Y Blue Horizon|
Included: VAT, fuel, harbor fees, National Park fee, airport or hotel group transfer (within Hurghada on arrival or departure day), drinking water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, full board (All meals), snacks, special dinner, diving package, extra dives, 12 L cilinder air, cabin towels , deck towels, WiFi internet
Extras: Diving insurance, travel insurance, visa and tips/tips (100 Euro per guest)
Optional Extras: flights, alcoholic drinks, courses, private dive guide, Nitrox (80 USD for the week precooked) rental equipment, private or additional transfer, day-use in a hotel.