South Tours

If the northern part of the Red Sea offers wrecks, the southern part offers stunning coral reefs! This part also is less crowded and offers sites that are fresh and unspoilt. The abundant and spectacular coral reefs of the Red Sea can only be found in its southern part:

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

St John’s reefs and Elphinstone

This diving safari covers the coastal section of the southern Red Sea offering stunning diving on a huge variety of reefs, walls as well as hard coral gardens teeming with fish life.

St Johns is a collection of small reefs offering some of the best diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali will make even the most experienced of divers sigh with wonder when admiring the forests of huge fan corals and black corals that populate its walls. At its western end grey reef, silver-tip and big schools of hammerhead sharks may be observed. Have also a look out for the curious and impressive Hump-head parrot fish that are typical for the St Johns area.

Some of the best dives are made in the early morning when you are most likely to find hammerhead and grey reef sharks circling around the tips of reefs such as on the north plateau of the famous and exposed reef of Elphinstone with its shear walls covered in soft corals.

Shaab Sataya, the largest reef system in Fury Shoal, has it all – shear walls, ancient amphorae and yet another possibility to swim with big pods of friendly and playful spinner dolphins.

Shaab Abu Galawa Saghira with its wonderful hard coral garden in the shape of an amphitheatre is truly memorable.

Example of a classical St. John itinerary from/to Port Ghaleb:

Day 1:   arrival and check in. First night onboard in the harbour

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 St. John reefs at night

Day 3-5:   diving at St. John: around 2 ½ days with 3-4 dives/day, including night dive/s. Possible dive sites: Small and Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John Caves… Sailing to Fury Shoal overnight, staying in Wadi’l Gamal.

Day 6:   diving in Fury Shoal: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudia, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef…  Sailing back towards Port Ghaleb.

Day 7:   last 2 dives in the Marsa Alam area, Elphinstone possible, spending last night onboard

Day 8:   Check out after breakfast latest till noon.

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

Fury Shoal

This diving safari covers the coastal section of the southern Red Sea offering stunning diving on a huge variety of reefs, walls as well as hard coral gardens teeming with fish life.

Shaab Sataya, the largest reef system in Fury Shoal, has it all – shear walls, ancient amphorae and yet another possibility to swim with big pods of friendly and playful spinner dolphins.

Some of the best dives are made in the early morning when you are most likely to find hammerhead and grey reef sharks circling around the tips of reefs such as on the north plateau of the famous and exposed reef of Elphinstone with its shear walls covered in soft corals.

Shaab Abu Galawa Saghira with its wonderful hard coral garden in the shape of an amphitheatre is truly memorable.

Example of a classical Fury Shoal itinerary (Port Ghaleb):

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

Day 2:   departure around 8-9 am, 2 check dives near Marsa Alam coast , 3rd dive or possible night dive, sailing to the Fury Shoal reefs overnight

Day 3-5:   spending at the Fury’s: 3-4 dives/day, incl. 1 possible night dive. Possible dive sites: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef, Small + Big Abu Galawa…

Day 6:   sailing back to Port Ghaleb. Maybe 2 dives in Elphinstone or in Marsa Alam area (depending on the weather)

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

Day 8:   Check out after breakfast latest till noon.

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

Rocky and Zabargad islands and St John’s reefs 

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.

St Johns is a collection of small reefs offering some of the best diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali will make even the most experienced of divers sigh with wonder when admiring the forests of huge fan corals and black corals that populate its walls. At its western end grey reef, silver-tip and big schools of hammerhead sharks may be observed. Have also a look out for the curious and impressive Hump-head parrot fish that are typical for the St Johns area.

Some of the best dives are made in the early morning when you are most likely to find hammerhead and grey reef sharks circling around the tips of reefs such as on the north plateau of the famous and exposed reef of Elphinstone with its shear walls covered in soft corals.

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.

Example of a classical RZ, St. John itinerary from/to Port Ghaleb:

Day 1:   arrival and check in. First night onboard in the harbour

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 Rocky and Zabargad at night

Day 3:  Rocky 2 dives, sailing to Zabargad for 3rd dive

Day 4: 2 dives at Rocky, Sailing to St John’s for 3rd and night dive

Day 5:  diving at St. John, including night dive. Possible dive sites: Small and Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John Caves… Sailing to Fury Shoal overnight, staying in Wadi’l Gamal.

Day 6:   diving in Fury Shoal: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudia, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef…  Sailing back towards Port Ghaleb.

Day 7:   last 2 dives in the Marsa Alam area, Elphinstone possible, spending last night onboard

Day 8:   Check out after breakfast latest till noon.

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

Sea Serpent Fleet

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

Phone: +20 65 344 8036

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