On this trip we are focussing on sharks, not only while diving but also onboard! We will organize workshops on sharks where you are welcome to join us and of course this is not mandatory. In these workshops we will teach you about the biology of sharks, feeding behaviour, mating and reproduction, how to ID the individual species, the history of sharks starting with the megladon and finally how we humans have decimated these stunning animals and what we can do to help them recover.

This trip is scheduled for: May 8 till May 15 2023 from Port Ghalib (near Marsa Alam).

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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.

The number one site of Saint Johns is called Umm Khararim or Saint Johns Caves and is the home of an open cavern system, with ambient light coming from the cracks just under the surface, where you can spend an entire dive in if you would like. Another famous reef is Umm Aruk, where a forrest of pinnacles stands next to the main reef. These pillars rise up from a depth of 25 meters and are fully overgrown with hard and soft corals. This awesome dive site always offers super diving as there are enough pinnacles so that each buddy team can visit one at the same time.

The dive sites of Saint Johns all offer something special. An underwater mountain on Habili Jaffer, caverns, a plateau and lagoons on Paradise, drifting on Small Gota or looking for baby sharks on Big Gota, not to forget the pinnacle forrest of Umm Aruk

Large underwater mountains, a forrest of pinnacles, a deep plateau with the biggest anemone city in the Red Sea, reefs that do not reach the surface, deep dropping walls, Saint Johns has it all! That means for you as a diver that to enjoy this area you need to be comfortable with wall diving, drifting, currents, caverns and bumbling in shallow waters with an occasional wreck dive on the way back.

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 some 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: 8-15 May 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 & Saint Johns
  • Number of dives: 16-18
  • 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.


€ 970,-


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.

Technical data:

  • 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

TOUR SPECS: Daedalus and SAINT JOHNS (DEEP south)

Duration8D / 7N > 6 days of diving
PortPort Ghalib
AreaDaedalus and Saint Johns Marsa Alam.
Overnight travelTo Daedalus, Then onward to Saint Johns, additional night travels depend on the conditions of the week.
Beste travelledMay – November is the best season, however can be traveled all year round
Dive sitesDaedalus Reef,Saint owns Caves, Paradise, Big and Small Goat, Dangerous
Number of dives16-18
Type of divingAlong deep Walls, blue water diving and drifts on Daedalus. In Saint Johns most dives are shallow and can be quite sheltered. Maybe an occasional night dive.
Maximum diving depths30 – 40 meter
CurrentsNone to small. On the offshore reefs medium to strong currents can be expected
Expected marine lifeLongimanus, 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 certificationAOWD 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.


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Start dateMon. 27 Nov., Arrival on board after 4 PM.
End DateMon. 4 Dec. 23, departure before 10 AM.
Duration 8D / 7N
PortPort Ghalib / Red Sea
Yacht M/Y Blue Horizon
Price Euro 1.225,-

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.