Wrecks & Reefs 2011

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Millennium Divers are running a Red Sea liveabroad. This time it is abroad MV Whirlwind, leaving Gatwick on the 2nd of October 2011 and returning on the 9th.

We will be visiting the best of the northern wrecks and reefs. This trip is open to all levels of divers. The price of £1,210 (£1,150 for MD club members)  includes flights, all inclusive 7 night aboard the vessel and 6 days diving of up to 4 dives a day.

Wrecks and Reefs is the itinerary for any diver wanting to see the best of the Northern Red Sea. If you cannot decide which of the spectacular northern resorts to visit, why not take a trip to the best of both worlds. Reaching out from the shores of Sharm el Sheikh and venturing almost as far as Hurghada’s coastline, the Wrecks and Reefs itinerary gets to some of the most iconic dive sites Egypt has to offer, as well a few of lesser known beauties. wrecksandreefsAfter the check dive, this tour starts in style. Tiran and Ras Mohammed are rightly two of the best known areas for diving in the Northern Red Sea. Be it on Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas or Gordon, diving in Tiran stands out for its lush coral gardens, sweeping drift dives and large gorgonian formations.

The deep walls of Tiran mirror the startling drop offs of Ras Mohammed. This is where the Sinai stops and the adventure begins. Cruising past Shark and Yolanda, Wrecks and Reefs takes in the Alternatives, Small Crack and Bluff Point before moving onto the wrecks. The Northern Red Sea is a wreck diver’s delight. The almighty Thistlegorm is the setting for unforgettable diving, day or night. The Kingston, Dunraven, Abu Nuhas and Rosalie Moller only add to the excitement.

Be it on wreck or reef, the Northern Red Sea is teaming with the unique ecology that makes the region truly world class. The gentle sloping coral gardens play host to hundreds and thousands of candy coloured fish. 19th and 20th century wrecks have, over the course of time, formed artificial reefs. Surgeon fish dart through port holes while glass fish swarm idly by. Macro life is abundant and cleaning stations pulse with the day’s traffic. Blue spotted sting rays, eagle rays and manta abound and the summer months see large pelagic sharks gather on the drop off. Hammerheads, Black Tips, leopard and even tiger sharks all visit the region.

Wrecks and Reefs is the ideal itinerary whatever your experience level. A popular route for those new to the Red Sea, the varied depths across dive sites suit all abilities – from novice to tekkie.

Visibility is crystal clear and the warm blue waters are perfect for even the longest dive times.

Water temperatures typically range between 20 and 28 degrees throughout the year.

Diving can be accessed whatever the season, either by boat or RIB. Currents push nutrients rich water from north to south, giving you plenty of opportunity for exhilarating drift dives. Travel times between dive sites are short leaving more time for relaxing.

Endlessly flexible, Wreck and Reefs has become a classic route. And yet no two trips are ever the same. The route can be adapted easily to ensure you visit the right dive sites… at any time of the year. The underwater scenery is ever changing and guaranteed to leave you breathless. Few other dive destinations can offer the same quality and quantity of top dive sites. Above the water line, islands dot a glassy blue horizon.

This itinerary will fill your log book with both wrecks and reefs that are envied the world over.

Contact us for further details info@underwaterexplorers.co.uk

The trip is organised through award winning tour operator: THE SCUBA TRAVEL

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