“I absolutely loved my experience on the Red Sea. From start to finish it exceeded all my expectations and hopes. It was safe, intriguing and gave me an experience I will never forget. The trip was a fairytale adventure where I was immersed in the setting of eastern culture, people, diving, sea life, sunken treasures, desert, camels, off-roading adventures, liveaboards, and oh yea, did I say diving!” Daphne, high school alumna
Five PADI scuba certifications available:
Two hours of service learning through community-based projects.
Step off the plane in Cairo to meet your new group! Along with your instructor, you’ll fly to Hurghada where the adventure begins. Wasting no time, the first week of this adventure is dedicated to getting to know one another both above and below the water. Make your way to a small fishing village to settle into traditional huts before gathering for the first phase of your adventure. There is a ton of shore diving to do and a few deeper dives via short boat excursions. Kick your flippers with the spinner dolphins of Sha’ab Samadai and along the walls of soft coral at Check Point and Marsa Mikki. Dive with dugongs, spotted rays, pufferfish and more in the waters of Abu Dabbab Bay. While your time on the coast is dominated by thrilling dives, it wouldn’t be complete without a camel trek! Venture inland through Wadi El Gamal on the backs of camels and explore the national park with help from local guides.
After over a week full of diving adventures, dry off in the heat of the Egyptian desert. Visit imposing temples on the shores of the Nile and spend the night in the ancient city of Luxor. The region is teeming with the history of kings and pharaohs. Search for the “Lost City” while riding through the Sahara. Gain diverse perspectives about the beauty of Egypt, its storied past and intriguing present.
A couple of days on dry land is enough for this water-loving crew – it’s time to get back on the water! Gather your gear and climb aboard for an incredible 7-day liveaboard experience in the Red Sea. Cruise along the Straits of Gubal, where we get the chance to explore the pristine wreck of the SS Thistlegorm. The water is warm, the shipwrecks are amazing and the sealife is unmatched. Keep an eye out for hammerhead sharks and schools of pelagic fish. Dive Shark and Yolanda Reef, the two-pinnacle site with massive fish, walls of sea fans and hidden rays in the sand. Look out for turtles, moray eels and black-tipped sharks as you work on your specialty dive certifications. Your group travels back north with one last night spent together in Hurghada celebrating everything the group has accomplished and learned over the past few weeks.