Northern Wreck Safari

Run from the city of Hurghada, the Northern Wreck Safari is highly recommended all year around. In this safari, we visit all the major coral reefs in the close vicinity of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh. This is also an ideal package for those beginners and open water divers who are just taking their first scuba diving course. For those advanced plungers, the abundance and variety of ship wrecks in this safari can bring many pleasing moments. Dive sites: Saab El Erg,  Abu Nuhas (Carnatic, Ghiannis D), Gubal, Shag Rock, Small Crack, Ras Muhammad,  Siyul, Shaab Ali, Thistlegorm, Dunraven.

Ras Mohammed & Tiran Islands

This safari includes visiting the most beautiful coral reefs in the Sharm el Sheikh area. This is an ideal option for beginners and advanced scuba divers as well. Planned dive sites: Saab El Erg, Shag Rock, Small Crack, Ras Muhammad, Tiran, Thistlegorm. The Tiran Islands can be found at the southernmost corner of the Sinai Peninsula, at the gateway area into the Gulf of Aqaba. They offer a huge variety of beautiful sites with nice coral walls full of gorgonia and soft corals. The package includes visiting the most prominent dive sites of the Ras Muhammad National Park (such as Shark Reef & Yolanda Reef and the Shark Observatory). The beautiful coral reefs in this area account for the plain fact that a single sq.foot over here offers more of the tiny life forms and vividness, than any other locations in the world.

Brothers Islands

Setting sail from Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib, the Brothers Islands Safari is mostly recommended to the more advanced scuba divers. The Brother Islands are in fact the twin peaks of two deep-sea coral columns. The two islands and their surroundings attract a huge variety of fishes of both open-sea species, as well as reef-dwellers. They are also home to an extremely diverse coral population that benefits from the sea currents which dominate the area, supplying an ideal habitat for a vast variety of soft corals. The bigger island of the two (the Big Brother) is located a mile away from its smaller counterpart. A quarter of a mile in total length, it’s rectangular in shape and it’s easily recognized from its Victorian-age beacon that remains the only memorial left of the once prevailing British Colonial Empire. From the very surface to bigger depths, a fantastic underwater landscape is provided by a constant abundance and variety of both soft and hard corals. The area is rich in wildlife, shark encounters are frequent. The smaller one of the two islands is by no means inferior to its big brother. In fact, the upper 100 feet is so rich in coral formations that from a distance the reef’s surface looks like a knitted cap on a head. Wildlife is diverse, there’s always a fair chance to see sharks here. This breath-taking coral reef is home to a great variety of schooling fishes. Those species commonly found at the bigger island here gather in even bigger bait-balls and schools, sometimes making it difficult even to spot the water behind them. Surgeonfish, unicorns and snappers swim by in huge sparkling schools. Much alike in the waters of the bigger island, several shark species visit the area, commonly including grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks, hammerheads and tiger sharks, sometimes including even those infamous oceanic white-tips (longimanus). Dive sites: Gotta Abu Ramada, Big Brother, Numidia, Aida, Small Brother, Middle Reef, Salem Express and Panorama Reef. Program description...

Brothers-Daedalus-Elphinstone

These three are the most fascinating coral reefs of the Egyptian Red Sea. All three have an elongated shape and all three stand longitudinally. Their steep walls run down to several hundred feet and feature picturesque underwater plateaus. The reefs’ special characteristics are influenced by strong water currents that make the water rich in oxygen and planktons, which attract a huge array of wildlife that is a lot more rich and colorful than what the average coastal reefs can offer. The B-D-E Safari starts in Marsa Ghaleb and is recommended for advanced scuba divers in the first place. Visibility and water temperatures are first rate all year around. Dive sites: Big Brother, Small Brother, Deadelus, Elphinstone, Abu Dabab Reefs Night dives are not allowed at these sites.

Southern Safari

This safari kicks off from Marsa Alam or Marsa Galeb (200 miles from Hurghada) and is recommended for the April to November period. The dive sites here are embraced with beautiful coral gardens offering pleasing adventures for both beginners and the advanced scuba divers alike. You can dive with red sea dugongs, giant turtles or dolphins in this package. Dive sites: Marsa Mubarak, Sha'ab Marsa Alam, Saab Sharm, Abu Galawa Soraya, Wadi Gemal, Fury Shoal (Shaab Claude), Elphinstone, Abu Dabab.

Safaga – Marsa Alam

Starting from Hurghada or Marsa Ghaleb, this safari offers serious adventures. The 30 to 90 feet average water depth makes this option also ideal for beginners and inexperienced scuba divers. All reefs in the area have unique characteristics and offer gorgeous spectacles, depending on the actual depth, currents, season and the time of day. Stingrays are frequently spotted here, as well as eagle rays, barracudas, dolphins, reef sharks, manta rays, countless other fishes and a variety of coral species. Diving wrecks is also a possibility in this package. Taking a plunge at Salem Express is an option that includes a Penetration Dive. Dive sites: Gotta Abu Ramada, Panorama, Abu Kifan, Shaab Shear, Middle Reef és Tobya Arbaa. Let it bee shallow or deeper dives, beautiful wildlife is waiting to be explored by you in this adventure package.

St. John’s Islands

This safari sets sail from Marsa Alam or Hamata. Safaris are conducted from April to December to this area, visiting the most spectacular dive sites of the Egyptian Red Sea in the neighborhood of the borderline with Sudan. Beautiful reefs and caverns are offering unforgettable dives for both the beginner and advanced scuba fans. Dive sites: Umm Arouk, Big Habili, Small Habili, Habili Ali, Paradise, Abu Basala, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya, Erg Fandira.

Rocky & Zabagrad

Just like the Southern Safaris, this voyage starts from Marsa Ghaleb. The weather allows spectacular dives around these beautiful islands from April to late November. There is always a chance to dive here with hammerheads, turtles, colorful corals and a huge variety of fishes. Dive sites: Sha'ab Marsa Alam, Ras Samadai, Sha'ab Samadai, Showarit Island, Ras Qulan, Abu Galawa, White Rock, Bodkin Reef, St. John's Reef, Rocky Island, Zabargad Island, North Coast, East Coast, South Coast



Frequently asked questions

  • All customers will get a big towel for drying after taking a shower and a hand towel as well. These will be changed to a clean one 2-3 times a week. All customers will get a bathrobe for the sake of higher comfort.

  • Absolutely. There is 12000 liter fresh water on board which is constantly re-supplied by our de-salting water cleaning system.

  • In the cabins and the saloon there are fully-adjustable A.C. devices.

  • You can book our safari in our office in Hungary and our agent will help you with all the bookings and traveling arrangements. We can also book your flights. Our office can be reached at. +36 30 748 8331 (Mistral Travel Agency).

  • Most of our crew are Egyptian and can speak Arabic or English. Guieds speak: English, Hungarian, Arabic (German, Slovak and Czech on request)

  • In Egypt it is customary to tip the crew at the end of a safari (baksheesh). The tip is around 30-35 EUR for a guest. The tip is usually collected by the dive guide who hands it over to the captain, who distributes it among crew members.

  • The crew includes 12 people (1 p. the captain, 2 ps. dive guides, 2ps. cooks, 2 ps. mechanics, 3 ps. sailors, 1 p. saloon-tender, 1 p. cleaning p.).

  • In case you plan to book for a group or book the whole boat, it is advisable to start organizing your trip months before the actual date. Boat safaris are ideal for team-building corporate events for companies to lift the spirit of their employees. Single booking is also possible, we have dates when there are open spots and you can join smaller groups. Our website features a season schedule in spreadsheet format where you can check for open spots and available dates.

  • Most certainly, yes. Anyone can take part, non-divers too. The naval experience itself is something you can enjoy in such a voyage. Those looking for company or preferring a very relaxing holiday can also have a great time aboard. And if you are bitten by the bug and take a scuba diving course, you can even return home as a certified scuba diver.

  • During our safaris we dive around reefs and islands which are sometimes way off shore, sometimes very close. Usually it is not possible to get ashore, only in exceptional cases (depending on the characteristics of the location). On certain routes it is totally impossible to leave the boat.

  • During our week-long safaris you can complete as many as 20-22 dives, because you can dive at dawn or at night beside the daily three-schedule

  • Our boat can reach remote destinations and dive sites and can take you to places where you can encounter the most unique marine life forms. You don’t need to carry heavy tanks and equipments as you do with shore dives. All equipment is just an arm-length away in a ready-to-be-used state for your utmost convenience.

  • For inexperienced divers the northern and southern routes can be both recommended. After the first scuba diving course it is always advisable to take advanced courses, because most safaris require some experience for the sake of safety.

  • In fact, all of them do, but on the northern and southern routes we always try to include a site where there is a fair chance to see dolphins.

  • January and the first part of February is usually very windy and unsuitable for boat-safaris. From March to the end of December we run safaris on a steady weekly basis.

  • You may dive with sharks at most any locations we offer, but the Brothers-Daedalus-Elphinstone Safari might be your best bet.

  • The Northern Safari and the Safaga – Marsa Alam Safari offer several wrecks for diving, and the Brothers Islands Safari is also a good option.

  • Our southern routes usually include sites where dugongs live in the red Sea.

  • You can rent scuba diving equipment on board, but for the proper size, you need to dispose in advance Please review our price list.

  • All-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and supper is served. Our cook has been working for us for 9 years, and has a good idea on how to season and spice up your food. For breakfast the menu is yogurt, marmalade, toast, pancake, salami, boiled or scrambled eggs and fruits. For lunch it’s soup, beef or poultry, served with side dishes, vegetables and salads. In between dives our crew lures you with fruit and desserts. There is an unlimited amount of free drinks for you, including mineral water, coffee, tea and soft drinks (Coke products). In the evening hours it is possible to drink wine or draught beer (only after dives). Beer costs 2.5 EUR/glass, wine costs 12 EUR/bottle. It is allowed to bring alcoholic beverages from home or from the airport and to consume them on board.

  • For each cabin there is a safe on board, serving our customers’ need. For properties stored outside the safe, we can not take responsibility.

  • A kabinokban és a napozó dekken tilos a dohányzás! A búvár dekken lehet dohányozni, de figyelj oda, hogy az égő cigaretta csikket oltsd el rendesen, mert erősszélben elfújhatja olyan helyre, ami lángra kap.

  • The deck is divided into “dry” and “wet” areas. On the diving deck swimming suits and scuba boots are allowed. In the cabins, in the saloon and the indoor corridors, you must walk barefooted (with dry feet to avoid slipping). The sunbathing deck can only be used after you dried yourself with a towel.

  • It is, but you need to let us know about such demand in advance.

  • We have a WiFi Internet port on board Lighthouse Miracle-1 available for our customers. It isn’t a problem any more to connect with your loved ones or to confer with someone online about work or business. In locations though, where 3G connection in unavailable, we can not provide access to the Internet. In case you opt for private mobile-Internet, you can buy a subscription card at the airport, in the Vodafone store for about 100 pounds.

  • There is one blow-drier. You can ask for it from the dive guide.

  • European standard sockets: 220V/50Hz AC