Atlantic Divers                                             
                                                                                               SCUBA DIVING AT ITS BEST    

                                                                    RED SEA, 2015

                                                                   

 
Upcoming Red Sea trip with Atlantic Divers...

Itinerary: In Focus: Red Sea
Dates: 16th - 23rd October 2015
Aboard:
M/Y blue Melody

The vessel...

Built 2007, M/Y blue Melody is the third vessel in the blue o two fleet and underwent a complete interior re-fit in 2008.

M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving liveaboard vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins all benefiting from ensuite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience from this beautiful Red Sea Liveaboard!

We are also extremely proud that this superb vessel is currently the holder of the prestigious Diver 2012 award for 'Liveaboard of the Year' and the Sport Diver 2013 'Best Liveaboard' award.

M/Y blue Melody is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and is rebreather friendly.


Sample Itinerary:

 

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes one or two overnight sailings.

This itinerary can depart from and arrive to either Port Ghalib or Hurghada, which will influence the order of the itinerary and the dive sites available at the start and end of the week. The sample itinerary below departs from and returns to Hurghada. Please note that ports are subject to change.

Day 1 - Visit a dive site local to Hurghada for a check dive before heading north for an afternoon and night dive.

Days 2-3 - Spend two days cruising the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including the Thistlegorm. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed marine park.

Day 4-5 - We normally plan to spend two days at Big Brother and Small Brother.

Day 6 - Enjoy two relaxed morning dives close to Hurghada allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt's famous hospitality before your journey home the next day

Itinerary Highlights:

Brother Islands
The northernmost part of Egypt's offshore marine park is made up of two islands 60km away from the coast and 140km south from Hurghada. The larger island (complete with a lighthouse from 1883) is 400 metre long with a spectacular plateau on the south east corner which is dotted with coral mountains and famous for thresher and grey reef shark sightings. The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.

The smaller island, whilst only a little over 200 metres long, hosts an incredible concentration and variety of marine life. There is a pristine fan coral forest, a massive collection of hard and soft corals and compelling overhangs to explore. The highlight is the fish life; with regular seasonal sightings of hammerhead, thresher, grey reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.

SS. Thistlegorm
Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 126.5m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is 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. Two small ergs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef the current allows you to drift along the wall, rich with colourful corals. Moving towards Yolanda Reef you reach a plateau scattered with small ergs and coral outcrops. Continuing around the reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck 'Yolanda' complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

�1369 per person
Includes: Return flights LGW-HRG, visa, transfers from/to airport in Hurghada, 7 nights full board accommodation, tea/coffee/water/soft drinks, snacks, 6 days diving, photographic workshops, 12lt cylinder and weights.

Please contact Geoff at Atlantic Divers on 0034 696101239 \/ 922 784 480 or email info@atlantic-divers.com for more information or to book on this Red Sea safari!

 
Registered address: blue o two Ltd, Western Hangar, Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ

                              

To view MV blue Melody, go to this link. http://www.blueotwo.com/Liveaboards-Egypt-MY-blue-Melody

For more information, 

Please contact Geoff at Atlantic Divers. E mail, info@atlantic-divers.com. or call us on 0034 922784480 / 696101239 / 696592088.


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