Tekstreme Southern Safari - Red Sea

  • Water temp 18-28C
  • Air Temp 19-35C
  • Visibility 15-25m
  • Good for... Tek, wrecks and pelagics
  • Suitable for beginners New Tek divers welcome
  • Highlights The Brothers, Salem Express, Panorama, Giftun and Umm Gammar all in 1 week of dedicated tek diving with experienced Tekstreme instructors.

About Tekstreme Southern Safari

The Brothers are a must dive destination for all tek divers and with Tekstreme's Southern Safari you can now discover the outstanding deep wrecks and reef walls of the Brothers from the comfort of your dedicated tekkie liveaboard. What could be better than spending hours drifting along the coral drenched walls or nosing around in a long forgotten engine room? Open to all tek divers, open or closed circuit, Tekstreme make tek diving in the Southern Red Sea accessible, comfortable and oh so enjoyable.

The Tekstreme Southern Safari focuses primarily on the outstanding wrecks of the Brothers, Hurgada and Safaga. Who can resist the lure of the deep as you descend down the decks of the Numidia or the chance to dive the secretive Gulf Fleet wreck at Umm Gammar. The Salem Express is a moving dive and the Aida is packed with original features. Then there are the plunging reef walls. Little Brother and Panaorama reef are steep wall drift dives with plenty of chances to find sharks, turtles and schooling fish. From dive to dive, descend deeper in the warm water and clear vis of the Red Sea for the ultimate tek experience.

The diving ranges from 28-100m so there is plenty of scope whatever your tek experience levels. And courses are available on board from PADI tecRec, TDI and BSAC so you can take your tek further than ever with the experienced Tekstreme instructors. Open and closed circuit divers are welcome and your holiday package includes a twin set or CCR tanks as well as 2 bail out cylinders. With only 15 divers per trip, even with all that kit you will have plenty of space. Dives are limited only by your dive plan so what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and get tekking.

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Embarkation point
This itinerary starts at the Hilton Plaza Marina in Hurgada

Trip duration
This trip includes 7 nights on board your liveaboard. The number of dives per day will depend on your dive plan. As a rough guide:
40-45m - normally 2 deco dives/day with a possible 3rd dive
45-70m - normally 2 deco dives/day with no reverse profiles
70m+ - normally 1 dive/ay

On arrival in Hurgadha you will be met and taken directly to the boat. The boat will not sail on your arrival night but rather depart early the following morning.

All liveaboard itineraries are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions and changes in local Government approval. Whilst our boat operators make every effort, we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. In adverse weather conditions, the guides and captain of the boat will have the final decision about which dive sites to visit to ensure that the safety of guests, staff and boats is not compromised in any way.

Shabrur Umm Gammar
At Shabrur Umm Gammar boasts 2 tek wreck dives at one site - there is the wreck of the Gulf Fleet at 100m or the Colona V wreck at 65m. The Gulf Fleet wreck is around 60m in length lying slightly to the port. As you make your way back up stop off at the Colona wreck, a former dive boat! These are just the start of the exciting wrecks that await!

Giftun Island is only a short sail from the marina and a perfect place to start your tek week - get the gear and weights in order. The wall itself here drops away to around 100m but at 45m is an attractive arch way. This can be a gentle drift along the wall before you head to the arch. Look out for macro life here, especially as you start to work your way into the shallows at the end of the dive where you will find some picturesque pinnacles.

Salem Express
The Salam Express is not a deep dive but as wreck dives go, it stands out. This ferry is at a max depth of 35m but it is large and takes time to explore from bow to stern. For divers today it is a living reminder of Egypt's modern shipping disasters. The history around this wreck makes it well worth diving but it does need to be treated with the respect it deserves.

Numidia, Big Brother
The Numidia is an almighty wreck dive and with 80m max depth, a must do tek dive. The wreck is perched on the outer slope of Big Brother, dropping away into the deep. This 19th cargo vessel is in great condition and there are holds, an engine room and extensive decks to dive. Watch out for passing pelgaics in the blue.

Aida, Big Brother
The Aida is second of Big Brother's wrecks and whilst it is shallower than the Numidia it is another awesome dive. A delivery vessel for the lighthouse that sank in bad weather, she now lies between 28-60m. There are plenty of original features still to investigate and when the dive is done you can enjoy a relaxing drift along the wall.

Little Brother
The steep walls of Little Brother drop to 100s of metres. The fast currents and depths make this the ideal site for spotting sharks, manta and schooling fish such as tuna and barracuda. At depth you have good chances of encountering thresher sharks, especially on the first or last dive of the day. There is always plenty of action so keep your eyes peeled.

Panorama Reef
Panorama is another reef with plunging walls and the max depth planned here is for 100m! Few divers will see the deep plateaus of Panorama normally so enjoy the isolation and stunning topography as you work your way down to your max depth.

On your final morning you will disembark from the boat after breakfast. You will then have free time in Hurgada (your bags will be stowed safely). Lunch will be provided for you. You will then be picked up and taken to the airport for your final flight home.