Far south expedition

RSE Itineraries

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Far south expedition

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Deep South Borderlands


Touch the border of Sudan in this southernmost Red Sea route!




The deep south of the Egyptian Red Sea offers some of the most pristine dive sites with the most spectacular reefs and marine life. Leaving out of Hamata you will be diving the reefs of St John’s and further south to the Reefs of Abu Fandira, Ohrob and Elba. Join us on this trip and explore the Red Sea at its best.

Mantas, Sharks and Rosso Dolphins are some of the marine life you will encounter. Our dive team know some of sites this far south, however other sites we will be exploring with you for the first time. This is your chance to be part of new discovery and first sightings. Leaving out of Hamata to visits the Deep South you save yourself a full day of sailing and makes visiting the South a much a very pleasant experience.


Itinerary Highlights:


Habilli Abu Fandira
A shallow reef in 24 meters of water with two pinnacles covered in marine life. Tuna, schooling barracuda and white tip reef sharks are often sighted.

Habili Ohrob
A rarely visited dive site Ohrob is vibrant with all types of reef life. This cluster of pinnacles offers the chance to see the Bumphead parrot fish that have become rare in the northern Red Sea. jacks Tunas and turtles are also sighted here. .

Shoab Abu Fandira East
The Abu Fandira are is know for its colorful reefs and its varried dive sites, however this particular site is known for its drop off and canyons  going down the wall and providing shelter for a variety of marine life making it an ideal place for sharks and pelagics to visit where they  hunt and clean. .

Elba Reef: The southernmost reef in Egypt. The border line actually goes through it. On this reef you will find a huge wreck on the Sudanese side of the border. Although ti is not always possible to dive there we usually test the waters and try our best to get in a dive or two. Nonetheless the reef itself is spectacular on the Egyptian side and offers great diving. .

Hamata and Satayeh Dolphin Reef

A unique area to dive is the cave systems and swim-throughs of Claudio and Malahi and the Hamata area. These dive sites are some of the most loved by visitors to the south Red Sea. Finally to top it off we will spend some time in the Satayeh Dolphin House where hundreds of spinner dolphins rest and play. This is one of the few places in the world where you get to swim with these dolphins in their natural habitat.   

Schedule for the route


**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. Adverse weather can affect this route which includes several overnight sailings.

This itinerary departs and returns from Hamata. Please note that ports are subject to change.

Day 1 - Visit a dive  local to Hamata for a check dive before heading south for your afternoon and night dive on the way to Abu Fanndira.

Day 2 -.3Two days of diving away from the crowds at the secluded reef systems of Abu Fandira and Ohrob.

Days 4-5 -Start the day in St John's before travelling north to dive in the area of Cave Reef before continuing towards Fury Shoal for a night dive.

Day 6 - At Malahi, enjoy a relaxed dive swim with dolphins at Satayeh Dolphins House. a final dive in Claudio and Head back to port  Hamata




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