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Holiday Reference: TRP 32624

Dates : 15 Nov - 22 Nov 2017
Liveaboard : Hurricane
Itinerary : St Johns
Area: : Red Sea
Country: : Egypt
Nights in Accom: : 7
Holiday Cost : To be confirmed

Hurricane Quick Facts

  • WINNER - liveaboard of the year 2016 Diver Awards
  • Stable steel hulled vessel with fast engines
  • Double & twin cabin options on lower and main deck
  • Direct London to Marsa Alam flights - no long transfers!
  • Diving Quick Facts

  • Get away from the crowds on stunning coral gardens and reefs
  • Dramatic wall dives and thrilling night diving
  • Great chances to see dolphins!
  • Shallow swim throughs and atmospheric caverns
  • Suitable for all experience levels!
  • Diving Highlights

  • St Johns is a unique underwater environment home to stunning coral and brilliant swim throughs on reef and wall dives for all experience levels. One of the few Southern Red Sea itineraries to include regular night dives.

Holiday Package Details

Escorted by Seastyle Dive the remote St Johns region as well as Wadi Gamal, Fury Shoal and Elphinstone with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Hurricane. Avoid long transfers with our direct flight to Marsa Alam. You will enjoy around 18-20 dives in total. All fees, 12 L tank & weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package - please prebook additional kit and tank hire. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Thomson from Gatwick and transfers are included. At the end of the week we also include a day use room and lunch at a hotel while you wait for your flight home. The only costs not included are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to pre-book any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

 

Itinerary Details

A trip St Johns is a trip to the very edges and back again - right at the end of the Egyptian Red Sea. This itinerary truly is the best way to dive the Southern Red Sea in its all its glory

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St Johns Description

Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Reefs, Walls, Fish
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes

St Johns is a large reef system right at the end of the Egyptian Red Sea and all time favourite with scuba divers of all abilities. Lying a hair's width above the Sudanese border, a trip St Johns is a trip to the very edges of the Egyptian Red Sea- and back again. Not content to only offer up the awesome diving of the deep south, this itinerary packs in more, stopping at the stunning reef systems of Fury Shoal and Wadi Gamal. This itinerary truly is the best way to see the Southern Red Sea in its all its glory, on a luxury liveaboard holiday far from the crowds.

After the check dive, Shaab Sharm is the ideal southerly stopping point on the way down to St Johns. A large oval reef with walls and colourful plateau, Shaab Sharm is an excellent dive day or night. After sailing overnight, you will wake up in the heart of St Johns. The entire region is filled with every kind of marine life, from the smallest nudibranch's to the largest. Bumphead parrot fish, baby white tips, barracuda and napoleons comb the deep south, whereas snapper, hawk fish, batfish and morays roam the more northern stop offs. Flat worms, nudibranch's and cleaning stations give ample reason to smile especially for the macro fiends amongst us. In between dives, keep an eye on the horizon as dolphin pods move between the reef systems on the hunt for a tasty snack... or some bow waves to ride. Diving the habillis is the order of the day. These submerged reefs are simply sumptuous wall dives where gentle currents, great gorgonians and soft corals abound. Lazy afternoons at Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya, Abu Basala or Dangerous reef make time for dives around pristine pinnacles and plateaus. St Johns cave to the north makes for a memorable dive. Here shallow cracks in the reef plate open into caverns and overhangs. Fury Shoal is famous for her hard corals - do not miss Shaab Claudia, Malahi or Abu Galawa Soraya. These ancient structures are as bright as they impressive. Shiriniat in Wadi Gamal is a must see stop off on the way back north for a lighthearted drift Final dives in the Marsa Alam region closes a spectacular week of unparalleled reef diving.

The St Johns itinerary is perfect for every diver, no matter what experience level. The diving is straight forward so you can concentrate more on the mind blowing marine life in this veritable underwater aquarium. Diving takes place both from the boat and RIB. With walls, pinnacles, caves, night diving over the whole week, the St Johns itinerary is packed with the dives that everyone can enjoy. Currents tend to mild and minimal. Every diver on the St Johns itinerary faces the same impossible task - to decide which is the star of this show. The reef life is breathtaking and everywhere you look there is yet another fishy spot for the log book. Yet the pristine and healthy corrals are as much a super star on this itinerary. See for yourself just why the Southern Red Sea keeps people coming back for more year after year.

Depending on weather, government approval and marine life sightings in recent weeks, Emperor boats may sail to the Southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad or they will stay in the vast reef system of St Johns.

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St Johns contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Liveaboard Details

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Ye ...

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  • WINNER - liveaboard of the year 2016 Diver Awards
  • Stable steel hulled vessel with fast engines
  • Double & twin cabin options on lower and main deck
  • Direct London to Marsa Alam flights - no long transfers!
  • Winner liveaboard of the year 2016

Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award no less than 4 times (including 2016) and in 2013 she has had a complete refit, including new air conditioning throughout, new plumbing and new teak decks. Fans of Hurricane often cite the superb diver comfort, thoughtful layout and highly experienced crew as the reasons they keep coming back year after year.

At 36m there is bags of space on board Hurricane. No detail was over looked when she was built and she is continually renovated to maintain the highest standards. There are 11 cabins in total spilt over the main and lower deck. The 4 main deck cabins are a mix of twin or double beds (with an additional single bed). The lower deck cabins are all twins apart from the bow cabins, which have a double bed and additional single bed. Cabins are allocated at the time of booking so do ask your travel consultant if you have a specific request. All have individual air con, en suite bathrooms, a fridge and safe box.

You will instantly recognise what has become the Tornado Marine Fleet signature design. The dining and saloon areas are divided to provide optimum comfort at all stages of the trip. Upstairs opens up into the AC saloon with the bar, flat screen and seating area. Outside there is a seated deck (ideal for your post dive tales), the upper sun deck and loungers and jacuzzi. Down on the dive deck extras include an air gun for cameras, high pressure gas bending facilities (including trimix), nitrox compressor and gear storage. The steel hull and low dive platform make Hurricane a stable ride in even the bumpiest of weather and entry and exits are easy. Hurricane has it all - and it is easy to see just why divers fall in love with her.

Want to know more about Hurricane?

Hurricane contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 

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