Holiday Reference: TRP 38027

Holiday information

  • Generous Red Sea liveaboard with northern and southern itinerary options
  • Large and stable steel liveaboard for a smoother ride
  • Speed your way to sites
  • Double & twin cabins with lower and upper deck locations
  • Average Water Temp: 18 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 18 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Walls, Big Fish, Caves
  • Suitable for beginners: No
  • Big walls mean big fish and with lots to see out in the blue at Daedalus and Rocky. But don't get distracted from the stunning corals at Zabagad and beautiful underwater scenes at Fury Shoal.

Liveaboard Details

Mistral is the latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet She has been thoughtfully laid out to optimise space on board. Her steel hull complements her speed and she's incredibly stable in the water... ideal i ...

Mistral is the latest liveaboard in a long line of award winning vessels from Tornado Marine Fleet She has been thoughtfully laid out to optimise space on board. Her steel hull complements her speed and she's incredibly stable in the water... ideal if you have not found you sea legs! In 2019 Mistral is available on request for group charters in the Northern Red Sea. If you are a dive club or centre looking for a larger vessel to run as your own, talk to us today!

Mistral has 4 double cabins located on the upper deck and 8 twin cabins on the lower deck. Each generously sized cabin has an en-suite bathroom, individual controlled A/C and safety deposit. The upper cabins have one large double bed and the lower cabins have a large double lower bunk with an additional single upper bunk bed. All cabins have ample storage space and vanity unit. If you have a cabin preference, just remember to ask at the time of booking. Please note: there are no ladders to the bunks.

The spacious feel onboard extends to the communal areas. The saloon leads out onto the outdoor decks. The lower sun deck has seating and a bar area. The upper deck is vast and has plenty of space for everyone to lounge out. Recreational nitrox is available on board. Photographers will love the dedicated camera room on the dive deck with rinse tanks and air gun. Technical diving can be accommodated on board, but do chat to your consultant to prebook guiding, kit and gasses in advance.

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Itinerary Details

The Daedalus and Rocky itinerary mixes up big fish encounters with plenty of macro and reef fish to interest even the most seasoned diver. You get to spend more time than ever exploring these undeniably stunning reefs.

Daedalus and Rocky Description

The southern Red Sea is a treasure trove for scuba divers. Spanning the bottom half of the Egyptian Red Sea this large expanse of water has it all, from plunging walls to intricate shallow caves. Meander between soft coral pinnacles or gape at the enormous hard corals that flourish on healthy and vibrant reefs. The Daedalus and Rocky itinerary mixes up big fish encounters with plenty of macro and reef fish to interest even the most seasoned diver. The focus of this itinerary is the southern Marine Parks which means you get to spend more time than ever exploring these undeniably stunning reefs.

Starting off from Marsa Alam with a check dive, the first day is a chance to trim weights and get used to the clear warm waters. Sailing that night to Daedalus, the big wall dives commence with a bang. Every inch of Daedalus is covered in hard corals, sea fans, cleaning stations and anemones. But the main attraction here are the schooling hammerheads. Threshers are common in the winter, oceanic white tips all summer long and there is nearly always a grey reef circling on the corners. After 2 days of fast drifts and high octane diving the boat moves on the the furthest most southern reaches. Rocky and Zabagad complete the southern Marine parks and are well worth the journey down. Rocky is a slim island pushing up from the abyss with steep walls and overhangs. Zabagad is a much larger island with a magical reputation. Home to breeding turtles today, Zabagad was once an green gem mine and the ghostly remains of island living can still be made out. The coral towers will not disappoint and a mysterious Russian boat makes a great wreck dive. Lopping back round, you then head through Fury Shoal. Wind through the cracks and caves or take a peak inside a private yacht that met its end one stormy night. Shaab Sharm and a trip to Marsa Abu Dabab complete this outstanding itinerary.

The Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad itinerary will appeal to anyone that wants to see more of the southern Red Sea - stay longer at these impressive dive sites. Whilst night dives are prohibited in the Marine Park there will be a chance to hunt out those nightly critters elsewhere on this itinerary. The sheer wealth of marine life at dive sites will keep everyone interested. Nitrox is available on all of the boats and technical divers can spend many an hour surveying the wall dives in the comfort of warm water. The characteristic great visibility of the Red Sea will delight photographers particularly. Daedalus, Rocky and Zabagad are iconic dive sites in the southern Red Sea and if you have not yet experienced just what all the talk is about - book your place to find out for yourself. you are guaranteed no end of exciting new entries in your log book and over the week, the sighting come in thick and fast. With something on the itinerary to suit all types of divers, splash into a new adventure every day.

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Your holiday details

Come face to face with pelagics in the Southern Red Sea with the most experienced team, on board the stable steel hulled Mistral. Avoid long transfers with our direct flight to Marsa Alam. Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Rocky Island and St Johns - night diving is prohibited in some of these areas so expect around 18 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.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


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