The world‘s finest diving

Blue Horizon

The Blue Horizon is a 41-meter (134-foot) yacht accommodating 26 guests in 9 cabins & cruising the whole of the Egyptian Red Sea from the Straits of Tiran to St John's in the deep south.

A word from Dom: “All three “Blue” boats in the Red Sea sport classic but modest, informal design, plenty of room & light, lots of leisure space inside & out, good food … and excellent operation. What more can I say? Always a good choice.” Dominick Macan

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On Board Blue Horizon

4 main deck DOUBLE suite staterooms
king size bed & picture windows
5 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN staterooms
double bed, twin bed (adjacent) & port windows
4 lower deck TWIN staterooms
2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
All staterooms have air conditioning, a private entertainment system, a mini-fridge & a private bathroom.

up to 4 dives per day
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
re-breather friendly
nitrox & tec diving
water temperature: 68 – 84F, 20 – 29C … 3mm or 5mm wetsuit recommended

accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee & soft drinks
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
land excursions (included in the program)
airport transfers

international & domestic airfare
alcoholic beverages, tonic & soda water
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
15 liter tanks
tech diving & re-breather support

Easy Living & Practical Diving

After a complete refit in 2016, Blue Horizon has a light, bright, airy feel throughout the vessel. A generous-sized sundeck on the fly bridge has lounge chairs & padded seating where you can sunbathe. The upper deck has a stern-end exterior lounge with extra-sized deck chairs & tables. This area leads directly into the inviting, air-conditioned lounge & bar with state-of- the-art entertainment system. At the bow, on this level, you’ll find a Jacuzzi to add to the luxury of your stay on board.

The large, elegant dining room in situated on the main deck where you also find 4 big cabins and a super-spacious dive deck at the aft of the vessel. On the lower deck, you’ll find the remaining 9 guest cabins.

Featuring a nitrox membrane, booster pump, a technical blending panel, the Blue Horizon fully caters to rebreathers and technical divers.

Travel & Cruise Logistics

We recommend that you book your international flight to and from Hurghada International airport (HRG) or Marsa Alam International airport (RMF), depending on your departure port. Both airports are served by many airlines and charter companies from all over the world. A representative of the Blue Horizon will meet guests at the airport and escort them to the yacht. Embarkation time for Blue Horizon is normally at 6pm. Disembarkation is normally at 9 am when guests will be transferred back to the airport.

Please note that these times may vary depending on the itinerary so please check your cruise confirmation carefully. Depending on your onward plans, you can either transfer directly to the airport or check into a hotel to enjoy the Egyptian hospitality a little longer.

Layout & Specs

Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features
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Built: 2006
Length: 41 metres
Breadth: 8.75 metres
Draft: 2.4 metres
Construction: Wood
Engines: 2 x Cummins 600 HP
Cruising Speed: 13 knots
Generators: 3 x Cat
Water Storage: 8 tonnes


Captain: 1
Engineer: 1
Chefs: 3
Tender Drivers/Seamen: 4
Housekeeper: 1
Host: 1
Dive Team: 3


First Aid: Fully Stocked Kit
Emergency Responders
Emergency Oxygen
Life jackets: 94
Life Rafts: 2 x 25 person
Life Rings: 2
Radios: 1 x VHF
3 x Handheld
Smoke Detectors
Co2 firefighting system + 40 extinguishers & emergency lighting


Aqualung/Mares scuba equipment rental: Additional charges apply
12l Aluminium Tank
15l Aluminium /Steel Tank: Additional charges apply
Valve Fittings: DIN and INT
Compressors: 1x 450L L&W
1x 280L L&W
Tech Diving
Nitrox Bank System: Additional charges apply
Re-breather friendly: No Re-breather rental available
Surface Marker Buoys


The Blue Horizon itinerary selection is widely varied and covers the entire Egyptian Red Sea, with something to offer for all divers with a wide variety of interests and locations from the wide open national parks of the Brothers and Daedalus, wreck diving in the north or the stunning reefs of the deep south.

The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year

Sample itinerary information

Dive sites vary, with something for everyone on most itineraries. Currents are the norm in many spots so on several itineraries it is recommended that divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Always check with us for the most suitable itinerary for your experience and certification.

On a typical day there are up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored by a reef.  A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives; during a 10-night itinerary up to 30 dives will be possible.


  • Simply the Best :  The Brothers, Daedalus & Elphingstone
  • Deep South :  St John’s, Elphingstone & Fury Shoal
  • Project Shark: Daedalus,St Johns, Elphingstone & Fury Shoal
  • North & Safaga :  Thistlegorm and Salem Express, Ras Mohamed marine park and Sha’ab El Erg (famous for dolphin encounters).
  • Northern Wrecks & Reefs: Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic and potentially more. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed marine park.
  • Best of Wrecks:  Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller, Salem Express and Al Kafain, Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located, El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler)
  • The Brothers:  known for thresher, hammerhead, oceanic white tips and grey reef shark sightings. two impressive wrecks (Numidia & Aida), a pristine fan coral forest, and a massive collection of hard and soft corals. The highlight is the fish life great variety.
  • Safaga: stunning drop offs, shallow coral gardens and interesting wrecks – the most famous of which is of the Salem Express, a large ferry, which sank in 1991 with massive loss of life … more wrecks, corals and some great crittersDaedalus: some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea … with sheer walls covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish, plusoceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted.  Most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks.
  • Fury Shoal: Each dive site has its particularity: from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks “Tug Boat” and the “Yacht”.
  • Elphingstone: north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals …unpredictable and exciting this truly is an awesome reef where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.
  • St John’s: drop-offs, tunnels, and stunning hard coral formations. The sun filters through the tunnels, a delight for photographers. The great variety in colours of the soft coral and marine life guarantees wonderful dive experiences. With any luck, dolphins or pelagic fish will join you on your dive
  • Ras Mohamed: Shark & Yolanda Reefs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef,you to drift along the rich with colorful wall. At Yolanda Reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck ‘Yolanda’ complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!
  • SS Thistlegorm: this English cargo ship was bombed by the Germans in October 1941 while transporting supplies destined for the British in Alexandria (armoured vehicles, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, airplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of wellington boots). Now she is an artificial reef and home to an enormous variety of marine life.
  • Rosalie Moeller: Rosalie Moeller, sister ship to SS Thistlegorm, was also bombed and sunk in October 1941 and now lies in 180 ft/55 m on a sandy bottom. Hard and soft corals are covering the hull and a variety of marine (barracudas, tunas, jacks, trevallies, glass fish, scorpion fish and groupers) call her “home”.
  • Abu Nuhas:  known as the ‘Ship’s Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez and has claimed more ships than any other in the area.  Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Tile and Lentil.
  • Numidia: a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 meters covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators.
  • Aida: this small wreck used to be a lighthouse authority supply vessel. She sank in 1957 in bad weather and landed in 30-65m deep water.


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