Red Sea 2018 - Deep South Ultimate Trip

Red Sea 2018 - Deep South Ultimate Trip



13 Jul 16:00 - 25 Jul 19:00 - Pretoria
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Join us for our 2018 Red Sea Safari and explore the beautiful, pristine reefs of the South and Deep South Red Sea. 11 Nights / 10 Days of Diving.....

Price : R 31 900 plus airport taxes of approx R 4000

This itinerary is perfect for every diver, regardless of experience level. With walls, pinnacles, pristine healthy coral gardens, breath-taking reef life, swim-throughs, caves and night diving throughout the week, this itinerary is packed with dives that everyone can enjoy.
For the first day we will board our 5 Star Yacht (Sea King Marco, or similar) departing during the morning for a check out dive just outside Hurgarda after which we will be travelling to either the world famous Brothers Island or Daedalus Reef (weather dependent) for a day’s diving, then onto the very Deep South of the Red Sea and exploring the famous St Johns reef system which lies a hair’s-width above the Sudanese border, as well as diving reef systems such as Fury Shoal, the Habillis, Dangerous Reef and Gota Soraya.



This itinerary is the very best way to see the Southern Red Sea in its all its glory, on a luxury liveaboard holiday far from the crowds. This is a great time to visit the Deep South as it’s the mating season and there are plenty of shoals of fish around. Visibility is also very good at this time of year.
What’s more, we have contracted Allen Walker of Allen Walker Photography (internationally renowned Underwater Photographer) to present a series of underwater photography workshops to help divers take their underwater photography to the next level, and will be on hand to assist with any queries you might have.
A sample of what to expect…

• Some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea;
• Sumptuous walls with overhangs and cracks teeming with fish life, jacks and barracudas; where giant gorgonians and an abundance of colourful soft corals grow;
• Grey reef, silvertip, oceanic white tip and hammerhead sharks patrolling the reefs;
• Beautiful coral gardens with pristine hard and soft corals and a multitude of fish and macro life;
• Mantas, oceanic white tip, grey reef and silvertip sharks in the blue;
• Tunnels and plateaus to be explored with tunnels that are ideal for novice cave divers.
We have chosen one of our favourite 5* liveaboards for this trip, with the friendliest staff and most professional dive guides; the best service and tastiest food that you will ever experience in the Red Sea.
The beauty of being on a liveaboard is that you’ll be able to enjoy up to 4 dives a day on reefs and wrecks that are not accessible on the day boats. Liveaboard diving is all about diving, eating, relaxing and sleeping…. A true holiday!

Price Includes:

• Flights, OR Tambo / Cairo / Hurgharda, Hurgharda / Cairo / OR Tambo R 4900 ***
• 11 nights / 10 days accommodation on a 5* luxury Live-aboard
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Live-aboard (excluding lunch / Supper on first and last day)
• All tea, coffee, bottled water, snacks and soft drinks
• Unlimited diving (3 – 4 dives a day)
• Hire of 11.4 litre aluminium cylinders and weights
• Marine Parks Fee
• Free Nitrox
• Dive guides
Price Excludes:

• Airport Taxes (Approximately R 4 000 – dependant on USD rates) ***
• Fuel and Tax Surcharges (currently around €90)
• Rental of 15 litre aluminium cylinders – recommended
• Compulsory gratuities for Live-aboard staff and DMs, divided amongst the crew (suggested amount €10 per guest per day - total €100 – payable on the boat)
• Visa processing fee – we can process your visa for you (please ask us for further details)
• Personal travel insurance
• Dive Insurance (DAN)
• Meals not on Live-aboard on first and last day (lunch / Supper)
How to book:

For more details and to book, please contact Steve on 082 802 9663 or info@froggiefever.com.
A deposit of R10 000 will secure your spot on the trip, with the balance payable by 1st April 2018.

Please note the following:

• Prices are subject to change in the event of a price increase and / or exchange rate fluctuations (which has currently been set at ZAR 16 = €1)
• The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date.
• The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles not sharing.
• The price quoted is based on a group tour and there will be additional charges for any breakaways or extensions to this itinerary (where possible).
• Specially requested rooms (e.g. upper deck and double bed) are limited and are available at an additional fee.
• The above prices are based on EFT payments

EXAMPLE ITINERARY – Beautiful South – St Johns

Please note all dive spots are depending on the weather situation and also the divers’ experience.
DAY 1: Friday, 13th July 2018:
Check in at 18:00 at Johannesburg International airport for flight to Cairo
Flying time is approximately 8 hours. Dinner and breakfast are served on board the plane.
DAY 2: Saturday, 14th July 2018:
Arrive in Cairo at 05:35. Stay in transit for your flight to Hurgharda.
Collected at airport by Yacht staff. (Yacht might be in Marsa Alam – depending where the Yacht will be moored, if that is the case, then there will be a 4 hour transfer via bus) Supper on Yacht. Visit Hugharda / Marsa Alam after Supper.
DAY 3: Sunday, 15th July 2018:
Depart out of Hurgharda Marsa Alam after sorting out permissions, check out dive before sailing onwards to Brothers Islands / Daedalus Reef (weather dependent and Habour dependant)
DAY 4: Monday, 16th July 2018:
Day of diving at Big and Small Brothers / or Daedalus Reef -
DAY 5: Tuesday, 17th July 2018:
Diving at St. John: Possible dive sites – Small and Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John Caves
Day 6 – 7: Wednesday, 18th July – Thursday, 19th July 2018:
Diving at St. John: Possible dive sites – Small and Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John Caves
Sailing to Rocky Bay overnight, staying in Wadi’l Gamal. 3 day dives and 1 night dive per day
Day 8: Friday, 20th July 2018:
Diving at Fury Shoal
Day 9: Saturday, 21st July 2018:
Diving at Fury Shoal and surrounding Reefs; relaxed dive closer to Elphinstone
Day 10: Sunday, 22nd July 2018:
Diving at Elphinstone; relaxed dive closer to Port Ghalib or Hurgharda
Sailing back towards Port Ghalib or Hurgharda.
Day 11: Monday, 23rd July 2018:
Early morning dives, spend afternoon washing and drying out dive gear and packing. Overnight in marina (either Marsa Alam or Hurgharda)
DAY 12: Tuesday, 24th July 2018:
Stay on board in marina until time for shuttle to airport.
Taken to Hurghada airport for afternoon flight to Cairo.
Remain in transit for flight to Johannesburg
Day 13: Wednesday, 25th July 2018:
Arrive back at OR Tambo at around 7.30 early morning.



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