Scuba Getaway: South Moon Egypt

TRIP Overview

There are 2 date options for this trip:

Group 1: April 27 – May 8, 2023
Group 2: May 4 – May 15, 2023

Join us on an exclusive Scuba Getaway itinerary, staying at a 5-star resort in Sharm El-Sheik before and after our liveaboard adventure aboard the M/V South Moon. We will visit the Sharm El-Sheik markets, and arrange a day in Cairo on our way home to visit the pyramids. Located in the Middle East, Egypt’s Red Sea offers clear water, beautiful reefs and numerous fish species. The Red Sea is surrounded by desert with very little rainwater to replenish it, as a result the salinity rate is higher than other oceans around the world. These circumstances have created excellent dive conditions year-round, with very clear visibility.

There are a variety of diverse dive environments in the Northern Red Sea, including some world class wrecks, colourful reefs, deep walls, and drift dives. There can be medium to strong currents in some areas requiring diving experience, but mostly the diving is suitable for all experience levels. Ras Mohammed Marine Park is one of the best protected marine areas in Egypt with some of the Red Sea’s healthiest reef habitats. You can drop into the dive site Anemone City to see a variety of clownfish (anemone fish) in their resident anemones. The Thistlegorm is the best-known wreck dive in the Red Sea, a British army freighter 120 meters long that sank in 1941. A long list World War II relics still remain inside to be explored, including motorcycles, jeeps, rifles, munitions crates, and boots. While the Thistlegorm is the most popular, there are countless other wrecks to explore as the history of Egypt dates back to 3250 BCE, the Red Sea is a haven for wreck divers keen to explore the ships left behind from ages of failed voyages.

With over 1000 species of fish and 150 species of coral, there is a rich diversity of life here. 20% of the fish species found here are endemic to only the Red Sea, you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. The reefs in the Red Sea are highly resilient to climate change for reasons unknown, offering pristine specimens of hard and soft corals. You can always expect to find swarms of purple and orange anthias, schools of jackfish and schools of baitfish dancing around these reefs. There are also giant moray eels, sting rays, scorpion fish, trigger fish and many more reef fish to be found here.

Marine life highlights to see:
• Anemone fish
• Gorgonian fans
• Dolphins
• Blue-spotted stingrays
• Red sea anthias
• Unicorn fish
• Bumphead parrotfish

Accomodations

Having undergone a complete rebuild in 2014 the 27m M/V South Moon Liveaboard will ensure a comfortable diving holiday in the Red Sea, Egypt.

With 10 fully air-conditioned cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, the M/V South Moon can accommodate up to 18 guests. You can relax in comfort on one of two spacious sun-decks aboard the MV South Moon Liveaboard. The dining and living areas are air-conditioned, cozy and comfortable. Enjoy a varied mix of Western and Egyptian cuisine aboard the M/V South Moon Liveaboard, with 3 buffet style meals each day.

Diving is made easy with the spacious dive deck and 2 zodiacs are available to make things even easier. There is also a camera station and separate rinse tanks for underwater camera equipment. 

All cabins are fully air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms for your comfort. 2 cabins offer bunk bed accomodation.

All cabins are fully air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms for your comfort. 8 cabins offer twin bed accomodation.

Included

Itinerary

PayMent

Prices are per person and dependent on room selection, all taxes are already included.

Lower Deck Stateroom: $3,350 USD

Upper Deck Stateroom: $3,495 USD

Prices do not include flights,  gear rental, gratuities, and travel insurance (highly recommended).
Dive insurance is required to travel with Scuba Getaway, travellers need to purchase this separately.

Breakfast is included at the hotels, additional meals and drinks are separate. Nitrox tanks aboard the liveaboard are $99USD for the week. 

Payment Schedule

Due now: $500 deposit 

November 5th, 2022: $1500 USD

February 1st, 2023: Balance