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Djibouti Liveaboards

Those in the know are heading to Djibouti for a scuba diving holiday that is quite unlike any other. Forget shore diving - Djibouti's gems can only be found from the comfort of a liveaboard. Step onto our Djibouti liveaboard and leave the everyday behind you on a holiday dedicated to finding whalesharks, as well as exploring the Red Sea's lesser known dive sites. The Gulf of Tadjourah is the place to be and where the best whaleshark encounters are had. From a generous back dive deck, giant stride into a magical mixture of Red Sea diving with some fishy faces that would be more at home in Indian ocean. After a heady day in the water you can relax back with a drink from the bar and enjoy a stunning sun setting behind the mountains or check out the day's photographs on the on board flat screen.

There is no doubt as to what the main attraction is here. Each and every year whale sharks cruise into Djibouti's waters, stopping off on their annual migrations. If you have not yet managed to see these formidable beauties - or just want to see them again - then Djibouti is the place to head for. From juvenile whale sharks on their first migration route to fully sized adults, these peaceful plankton eaters congregate in and around the Bay of Tadjourah. The whale sharks busy themselves ram feeding - a behaviour that is rarely seen elsewhere. Most encounters are snorkeling but a lucky few are spotted on scuba as well, swishing past in the shallows. Diver, non diver, photographer or video buff, a trip to Djibouti will stick in your memory forever.

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£1945 inc. flights*

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!!! We had the most fantastic trip to Djibouti, we will be back !



Djibouti Liveaboard diving aboard the Elegante gets you close to Whalesharks. These magnificent creatures are spotted in the bay of Tadjoura from mid October to end January. more here

When to go?

The whalehark season in Djibouti is short, starting mid September until January. The water is warm and calm in the Bay at this time of year. After January, the main focus of the trip will be the reef diving. As most of the whaleshark encounters are made snorkeling, this is a great holiday for non divers too.

Diving Highlights

Djibouti has some classic Red Sea species as well as other fish from the Indian Ocean.

  • Whalesharks
  • Manta
  • Batfish
  • Turtles
  • Dolphins

Top dive sites to visit: Ras Korali Ridge, Ghoubet el Karab, Ras Eiro, Escape Beach, Ghoubet Pass

Scuba Travel Tips

While you are off gasing why not take up the chance to go on an optional trip to the Salt Flats and Lake Assal. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months from your return date.

Whaleshark Encounters

Whaleshark Encounters

Djibouti is certainly off the beaten track for most travellers but if you are a scuba diver on the look out for a liveaboard holiday with a difference, Djibouti has to be on your holiday wish list! Effectively closing the Red Sea, Djibouti has become a stop off point for divers on the hunt for the more here

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