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pen ink well goldA note from Dom  ... Remarkable Red Sea

In the early 80's, I spent four years working on a legendary dive boat in the absolutely pristine Red Sea, where I had the opportunity to explore where few had gone before.   We were truly pioneers & our adventures were nothing less than what dreams are made of.  Ours was one of only TWO boats diving there at the time.   If you've been there in the past 10 years, I know that's hard to imagine!           read more ...

Of course, the Red Sea has been heavily impacted by tumultuous & tragic events in the recent past .... and tourism has dropped off.  However, the clients who have travelled there with us over the past few months have been thrilled by the ever-splendid diving as well as the beauty of the land tours they've done.   With fewer boats and far fewer divers in the water, the encounters with big animals have increased exponentially. 

I still have friends out there who have been keeping me updated on their recent incredible encounters with dugongs, dolphins, whale sharks, huge hammerheads & sharks of all varieties. 

Is it time for you to go ???

I strongly recommend the more southern trips for those of you who are looking for both corals and big animals.   Plus, if you're looking for extra adventure, my deepest love personally is the Sudan region. We don't yet have Sudan boats on the site ... but if you call or send me a message, I'll get all the info to you in a flash.  

Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information. I never tire of talking about the Red Sea and its enchantment!         Cheers, Dom


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Red Sea diving

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globe th CopyThe Red Sea, one of the most awesome marine environments in the world, sporting an incredibly rich biodiversity  ... is an inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa & Asia.   The Red Sea is connected to the Indian Ocean in the south through the narrow Strait of Bab al Mandab & the Gulf of Aden.   In the north, it splits into the Gulf of Aqaba & the Gulf of Suez where it joins the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.   Nine countries share the shorelines of the Red Sea & the waters of the Red Sea support a vital fishing industry and recreation facilities.

Red Sea diving  ...  the essentials


pristine hard corals, colorful soft corals, huge gorgonian fans, black coral & sponges, too

reef fish galore in every color, shape and size

spectacular Napoleon wrasse, lionfish and pufferfish ... blue spotted rays, butterfly fish and angelfish

walls, drop-offs, caves & tunnels, overhangs & holes, canyons & passages

some roaring currents and rousing drift dives

plenty of pelagic encounters, including mantas, oceanic white tips & hammerheads,

ever-present dolphins, larking about, simply enjoying life

and ahhh, the wrecks ... if you're a wreck-diver, the Red Sea has some of the finest

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Where it all started


The Red Sea is probably the first place that comes to mind when you think about diving.  Made famous by Jacques Cousteau, generations of divers have had visions of the Red Sea - rich corals, masses of colorful reef fish, countless amazing wrecks (from freighters to destroyers) . . . and to top it all off schooling rays and sharks and playful dolphins.

Today the northern part of the Red Sea is heavily populated with day boats, and while it is still worthwhile diving, many divers prefer to skip the crowds and head for the southern waters, exploring as far south as possible in pristine waters.


Ripe for exploration



RS painted frogfish shutterstock 73959919 optNorthern Red Sea - Sharm al Sheikh and Hurgadah

An itinerary here includes some world famous dive sites such as Tiran Straits, the dramatic Ras Mohamed, possibly the WWII wrecks of the Thistlegorm & Rosalie Moller as well as other fascinating wrecks at Abu Nuhas (the ships graveyard) ... read more

Some of the most legendary dive sites on offer in the Red Sea and an ideal first Red Sea experience boasting over thirty dive sites.

Just off shore live thousands of species of fish in beautiful crystal clear water with coral gardens, historical shipwrecks, breath-taking soft corals, pinnacles, steep reefs and caves.   Marine life is too varied to adequately list here, but you can expect surgeonfish,  jackfish, groupers, snappers, barracudas, ubiquitous morays and turtles.  Circling around all of this are the white tip & black tip reef sharks, nurse and leopard sharks ... and sting rays & eagle rays.  Then, all the way at the other end of the spectrum, the eagle-eyed diver will spot plenty of nudibranchs, frogfish, scorpionfish and more,

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Starting with Marsa Alam, there is something for everyone.  It is rated as one of the top destinations in the world, still totally unspoiled.  See dolphins at Samadai, dugongs at Marsa Mubarak, dive the cave systems, canyons & swim throughs of Shab Claude ... read more ...

Plus, large bays with rays, turtles and, snake eels.  Exciting fringing reefs with pelagic and schooling fishes, white tips and mantas.

The Brothers is truly unforgettable diving on a pair of remote, tiny islands, considered by many to be among the best dive sites in the world.   Spectacular reef pillars, vertical walls, fantastic hard & soft corals, gorgonians, black corals and prolific fish life, wrecks, incredible exhilarating diving awaits....

On the drop offs large schools of snappers, jacks, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, gray reef sharks, turtles, and hammerheads congregate.

Elphinstone is a legendary off shore reef which is a pelagic paradise; frequented by oceanic white tips, barracuda, tuna, hammerheads, turtles & Napoleon wrasse offering spectacular wall diving into the blue.

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Dive Furyshoal, St. John's, Rocky Island, Daedelus, Zabargad.  Remote, offshore islands & reefs otherwise known as the Egyptian Red Sea's 'best of the best', an experienced divers dream come true, will excite the most hardened & well travelled diver ... read more ...

Outstanding wall dives full of 'pelagic action', schooling hammerheads, oceanic white tips, threshers, mantas and much pelagics ... plus pristine hard corals, prolific soft corals, abundant fish life, a visionary underwater wonderland....incredible diving. 

Topographically, you'll dive fringing reefs, vertical walls, swim-throughs, caves, pinnacles ... and even some white sandy bottoms.   

You'll encounter grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks swimming up and down the reef walls which are densely covered by hard & soft corals.   Frequently, you'll swim with bottlenose dolphins on the surface here and sometimes underwater. Manta rays are around during the summer months and all year you'll see butterfly fish, red sea banner fish, angel fish, and big eye bimble around in the shallows and for those that have sharp eyes, you will see large dragons and purple flabellina moving slowly over the walls.

There's so much more that we have to leave it here.   Just know that it's still glorious diving with immense variety of species.

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