We think Liveaboards are the best way to dive. Imagine cruising in comfort between your chosen dive sites enjoying life on the open sea. Onboard things are very relaxed but be prepared for some early mornings to get the most out of the diving !
The boat is your floating hotel taking you comfortably and safely to your chosen dive sites. You will share a comfortable cabin with a private bathroom, there is planty of space to relax between the dives inside and out, the restaurant will serve delicious food 3 time s a day ( and snacks between). At the end of the day you can take a cold beer and talk about the fantastic things you’ve seen underwater, watch a movie on the plasma screen, or maybe just get a good nights sleep ready for the next days diving.
Our boat can travel great distances enabling you to explore the best and most remote dive sites. The crew onboard will be looking after your every need so all you have to do is put on your gear, step off the back of the boat and enjoy the world class diving.Our experienced dive guides will make sure you get the best underwater experience while keeping high safety standards.
Red Sea Liveaboards
We offer Dive safaris that cover the full Egytian Red Sea. Our boat will take you safely and comfortably to your chosen destinations whether it be exploring the wrecks of the north or experiencing the fantastic marine life of the south. Take a look at our list of standard routes. If you still have not found what you are looking for check out our specials or talk with us about organizing that special trip
Red Sea Region
The Red sea is unique. Cousteau described the Red sea as ‘the Corridor of wonders’. Famous dive pioneers such as Hans Hass fell in love with its beauty. It is the worlds most northerly tropical sea and offers world class diving less than 5 hours flying time from Europe. The diversity is amazing, not only does it have some of the best reefs and marine life on the planet but also has one of the greatest collections of shipwrecks found anywhere.
Red Sea Safaris is the number one choice for Dive and Adventure travel to this region. Choose from our extensive range of liveaboards, Dive camps, or Hotel based diving in Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, and Oman.
We have flights every week of the year from most major cities, the largest choice of diving, all backed up by our specialist knowlege of the region and the lowest prices.
So travel alone , with some friends, join one of our guided holidays or let us organize a special group trip and let us help you experience some of the best diving and adventure in the world. dive guides will make sure you get the best underwater experience while keeping high safety standards.
The Red Sea
The Red Sea is the world’s most northerly tropical sea; it was formed around 40 million years by the separation of the Asian and African continents. It is a part of the Great Rift Valley, and is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Arabia.
The southern connection to the Indian Ocean is at the straits of Bab el Mandeb (the Gate of tears), which is only 29 km wide, and 139m deep. Over time this connection was lost and re-formed as sea levels changed, sometimes cutting off the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean, allowing it to develop it’s own unique eco system.
The Red Sea has a surface area of around 450,000 square km, roughly 1,900 km long and 300 km wide. It has a maximum depth of 2,500 m in the central median trench and has an average depth of 500m. There are also extensive shallow shelves, and throughout it’s entire length is bordered by fringing reefs, offshore reefs, and remote islands.
A little known fact is that at a 1000m depth the water temperature is 21 degrees C, about 15 degrees higher than anywhere else in the world. This is due to geothermic activity. The continental plates are still drifting apart and the Red sea is getting wider by about 1.5cm every year.
The Red Sea lies between desert and semi-desert and is one of the most saline seas in the world, resulting from high evaporation and wind stress. Salinity ranges between 36 and 41%. Over 70cm of water is lost during the summer through evaporation, which has to be replaced by an inflow of water from the Indian Ocean in the winter months.
Red Sea holds one of the most spectacular coastal and marine environments of the world and has great bio-diversity, rich in fauna and flora. The sea is the habitat of over 1248 marine species and 250 soft and hard corals. Not only has it fish from the Indian ocean and the Indo-Pacific, but 17% of the fish species and 8% of the corals are endemic to the Red sea and found no where else on the planet.It is also home to 29 species of shark, 10 species of Dolphins, 5 species of Turtles, and the rare Dugong.
As well a s the coral reefs there are a number of other marine habitats, including sea-grass beds, saltpans, mangroves, and salt marshes making it one of the most rich and unique seas on the planet.