Marine Park Tours

Liveaboard tours to the marine parks go far out to the remote and famous places of Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef or Rocky & Zabargad Island in different combinations for one week*:

*You want to see it all? Contact us for more information on the two weeks marine park itinerary!

Brothers Islands and Salem Express

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

2 Weeks Marine Park

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

On your way back along the coast you will visit the infamous Salem Express wreck, which, up until recently was one of the worst maritime tragedies in the history of the Red Sea, and has been reported to have claimed more than a thousand lives.

Tragedy aside, Salem Express remains one of the largest accessible wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea and diving it is a spiritual experience, as well as a very satisfying one for all wreck fanatics.

Example of a standard Brothers/Salem Express route from/to Hurghada:

Day 1:   arrival, dinner. Night spent onboard in the New Marina

Day2:   2 dives in Hurghada/Safaga and possible night dive. Sailing to the Brothers overnight.

Day 3:   3 dives at the Big Brother

(Please note that night dives are prohibited at all MP islands)

Day 4:   3 dives at the big and Small Brother

Day 5:   3 dives at the Small Brother, sailing to Safaga overnight

Day 6:   3 dives in Safaga, i.e. Salem Express, Panorama Reef, Abu Kefan, possible night dive

Day 7:   2 dives near Hurghada coast and return to port. Last night onboard in the New Marina.

Day 8:   check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Please note all dives are weather permitting and depending also on the divers’ experience.

Brothers Islands and Elphinstone

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

2 Weeks Marine Park

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

On your way back of this diving safari along the coast you will visit Elphinstone. A huge variety of walls and shallow reefs covered in corals and fish of all the colors of the rainbow, enjoying shark sightings and amazing walls and plateau diving… The list of marvels on this Red Sea diving safari is endless!wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea and diving it is a spiritual experience, as well as a very satisfying one for all wreck fanatics.

Example  of a standard Brothers/ Elphinstone route from Port Ghaleb:

Day 1: arrival and check in, dinner, first night onboard in the marina

Day 2:   2 check dives, maybe night dive in Marsa Turumbi. Sailing to the Brothers overnight.

Day 3:   3 dives at the big Brother

(Please note that night dives are prohibited at all MP islands)

Day 4:   3 dives at the big and small Brother

Day 5:   3 dives at the small Brother, sailing back to Elphinstone overnight

Day 6:   Elphinstone 2-3 dives, possible night dive near the shore.

Day 7:   2 dives in coast area, i.e. Marsa Shuna  – return to port. Last night onboard

Day 8:   check out after breakfast and transfer to airport

Please note all dives are weather permitting and depending also on the divers’ experience.

Daedelus, Rocky and Zabargad Islands

Enjoy the majesty of the off-shore reefs and the splendor of the coastal ones. The shear walls of Elphinstone Reef plunge steeply into the blue richly decorated with soft and fan corals. The north plateau is home to schooling hammerhead and grey reef sharks with frequent sightings of the inquisitive oceanic white-tip sharks.

Daedalus Reef, also called Abu El Kizan, is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. With walls around the whole of its large perimeter, it is famous for its huge hard coral formations, its schooling hammerheads and sightings of thresher sharks and whale sharks. Big napoleon fish can also be observed looking curiously at the divers while you cruise along the shear walls covered in soft corals. Do not forget to pay a visit to its anemone garden with clouds of clown fish protecting their nests. It is unique in its size and beauty and always a pleasure for the Red Sea divers.

Rocky and Zabargad Islands lie close together to the south-east of Ras Banas. Rocky’s shear walls are covered in a stunning forests of soft and fan corals. Juvenile white-tip sharks can be observed sleeping under huge, very scenic overhangs. Mantas, hammerhead and grey reef sharks often visit the island and napoleon fish dance in your bubbles.

Zabargad Island, amazing in its spectacular beauty, was used as a precious stone mine in ancient times. Along its southern side a shallow shelf displays a large number of high pinnacles completely covered in soft corals and clouds of antheas offering amazing diving. The drop-off offers hammerhead, grey reef shark and manta sightings. On its north-eastern side a small shallow wreck can be dived upon.

Example of a standard Daedalus/Rocky/Zabargad route from/to Port Ghaleb:

Day 1:   arrival and check in, dinner. First night spent onboard in the harbour of Port Ghaleb

Day 2:   departure around 8-9 am, 2 check dives near Marsa Alam coast, 3rd dive or possible night dive in the area. Sailing to Daedalus Island overnight

Day 3:   3 dives at Daedalus. Sailing to Zabargad islands overnight

(Please note that night dives are prohibited at all MP islands)

Day 4:   2 dives at Rocky and Zabargad islands. Sailing to St. John and possible night dive

Day 5:   2 dives at St. John reefs. Possible night dive at Fury Shoals/Wadi’l Gamal

Day 6:   3 dives in Fury Shoal. Possible sites: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin reef. Sailing back to Port Ghaleb

Day 7:   2 dives in the Marsa Alam area, spending there last night onboard in the port

Day 8:   check out after breakfast latest till noon

Please note all dives are weather permitting and depending also on the divers’ experience.

Brothers, Daedelus and Elphinstone

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

2 Weeks Marine Park

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the dive reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here.

Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.

Example of a classical BDE marine park route from/to Port Ghaleb:

Day 1:   arrival and check in, dinner and first  night onboard in the marina

Day 2:   departure in the morning, 2 dives in Marsa Alam area. 1 night dive. Travel to the Brothers overnight.

Day 3:   3 dives at the Big Brother

(Please note night dives are prohibited at all marine park islands!)

Day 4:   3 dives at the Small Brother, sailing to Daedalus overnight

Day 5:   3 dives at Daedalus, sailing to Elphinstone overnight

Day 6:   2-3 dives in Elphinstone, possible night dive near the coast of Marsa Alam

Day 7:   2 dives in Marsa Alam area. Return to port and spending the last night onboard

Day 8: check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Example of a classical BDE marine park route from/to Hurghada:

Day 1:   arrival and check in, dinner. First night onboard in the New Marina.

Day 2:   trip-start, 2 dives in Hurghada area and possible night dive. Travel to the Brothers overnight.

Day 3:   3 dives at the Big Brother

(Please note night dives are prohibited at all marine park islands!)

Day 4:   3 dives at the Small Brother and sailing to Daedalus overnight

Day 5:   3 dives at Daedalus and sailing to Elphinstone overnight

Day 6:   2-3 dives in Elphinstone, possible night dive near the coast of Marsa Alam, sailing back to Safaga overnight

Day 7:   2 dives in Safaga, i.e. Panorama Reef, Abu Kefan. Return to Hurghada port and spending last night onboard in the harbor

Day 8:   check out after breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

Please note all dives are weather permitting and depending also on the divers’ experience.

Sea Serpent Fleet

Address:
New Marina
Bldg. B6 Apartments 101 & 201
PO Box 226
Post Code 84515
Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt

Phone: +20 65 344 8036

Mobil: +20 1227991314

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