The Diving doesn’t stop at the centre, many great Dive Holidays in the UK and abroad!
Once you are qualified, we have a range of Dive Holidays you can join, both to UK diving destinations and abroad.
Red Sea Liveaboards
Tec Liveaboard – 9 -16 November 2018
This trip is a “Best of Wrecks – mixed rec/tech special.” We plan to provide the opportunity for extended duration dives for technical/CCR divers of 2x 90-120min dives per day and recreational divers should be able to achieve 3-4x 45-60min dives per day.
Itinerary: Best of Wrecks aboard: M/Y blue Melody
M/Y blue Melody is the third vessel in the blue o two fleet. She is 38m in length and takes a maximum of 26 divers on each trip. M/Y blue Melody is everything you would expect from a 5* diving vessel with large dining area, separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system and double and twin cabins all benefiting from ensuite facilities, air conditioning and personal entertainment systems. A spacious dive deck also makes kitting up and getting in the water a stress free experience! Melody is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump and is rebreather friendly.
Divers will experience the excitement of diving famous wrecks of the Red Sea, including the SS Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Ulysses, Ghiannis D and the Dunraven, so anyone who has an active interest in wreck diving will love this itinerary. However, it is also interesting to bear in mind is that many of these Red Sea wrecks have been underwater for a very long time and have formed what you might call ‘artificial reefs’, teeming with life. This itinerary would therefore be enjoyed by all divers, not just the wreckies amongst us!
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is an example of the planned route and dive sites cannot be guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides. This itinerary will normally depart from and return to Hurghada.
Day 1 – Start the week with a check dive before heading north for an afternoon wreck dive at Abu Nuhas followed by a night dive.
Days 2-3 – The next two days are spent cruising the wrecks of the northern Red Sea. Normally you will have the opportunity to make three day dives and a night dive each day. The exact itinerary and order of dive sites will vary depending on the conditions but you can expect to visit plenty of wrecks including the world-famous Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller and potentially even more.
Day 4 – Visit the Salem Express and Al Kafain, two large ferry wrecks close to Sha’ab Sheer in Safaga.
Day 5 – A day at the Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located.
Day 6 – Enjoy two final morning wreck dives at El Minya (a minesweeper) and Mohamed Hassabella (a fishing trawler) close to the port of Hurghada allowing you to cruise into harbour in the early afternoon. Take advantage of an evening onshore to purchase souvenirs and enjoy Egypt’s famous hospitality before your journey home the next day.
£1,199 per person
Southern Red Sea Liveaboard – 22 -29 November 2018
Staying in the Southern Red Sea, We have booked onto the exciting “Simply The Best” itinerary.
The northernmost part of Egypt’s offshore marine park is made up of two islands 60km away from the coast and 140km south from Hurghada. The larger island (complete with a lighthouse from 1883) is 400 metres long with a spectacular plateau on the south east corner which is dotted with coral mountains and famous for thresher and grey reef shark sightings. The western side of the island has two impressive wrecks which both lie almost vertical on the side of the reef. The most spectacular is the Numidia, a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 metres covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators. The smaller wreck of the Aida (sitting between 30 and 65 metres) was a lighthouse authority supply vessel which sank in bad weather in 1957.
The smaller island, whilst only a little over 200 metres long, hosts an incredible concentration and variety of marine life. There is a pristine fan coral forest, a massive collection of hard and soft corals and compelling overhangs to explore. The highlight is the fish life; with regular seasonal sightings of hammerhead, thresher, grey reef and oceanic whitetip sharks.
This huge tear-drop shaped reef rises from the sea bed in the middle of the Red Sea, 80km offshore and more than 300km south of Hurghada. Easily recognised by its zebra-striped lighthouse, this reef offers some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea. The sheer walls are covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish. Napoleon wrasses and turtles are often cruising by, but make sure you keep your eyes open on the blue! Daedalus is one of those places where anything can happen… oceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted, but Daedalus is most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks which can often be seen in large schools out in the blue during the summer months. The sheer size of this reef means that you can do several dives here and never get bored!
A Red Sea legend; a finger shaped reef, with 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.
QUALIFICATION NEEDED: The currents at these fantastic dive sites are what make its sightings so exciting but also means that this itinerary is not suitable for inexperienced divers. For your safety, we ask that divers must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari. Please note that night diving and snorkelling is prohibited in the marine park where you will normally spend three or four days of the trip depending on the route. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, many dives will be from a RIB.
Flights from London Gatwick to Marsa Alam (Flight details to be confirmed nearer the date of travel )
This fantastic trip is £1299 per person with a deposit of £325 needed to secure your place.
UK Dive Trips
These diving trips are hugely popular and get booked up very quickly. We currently have places available on the diving weekends to the Farne Islands from 22-24 June and 21-23 September. Two nights self-catering accommodation and 2 days diving, £145
More trips are being added – please check back for details and updates or please contact us on 01733 351288.