A rich collection of itineraries in Egyptian and Sudanese Red sea for divers, cruise travelers and watersports-lovers

Best of Deep South

This 2 weeks itinerary of diving the best spots of the Red sea has it all: marine parks, steep walls, plateaus, lush coral gardens, caves, overhangs, columns, wrecks, drop offs and all kinds of marine creatures of the Red sea from micro to macro, myriads of coral fish, pods of dolphins, schools of hammerheads, reef sharks, thresher-sharks, zebra-sharks, tiger-sharks, whale sharks, mantas, rays, turtles - vivid and magnificent underwater life at its best.

The Big Brother island

The Big Brother washed by strong nutrient-rich currents boasts by combination of great walls of soft corals, spectacular fish diversity, schools of pelagics, soaring mantas, different kinds of sharks and two iconic wrecks: Numidia and Aida both in excellent condition, adorned with purple soft corals and hard corals and awash with burgundy and white striped Red Sea anthias, lionfish and morays, accustomed to strong currents, sheltering inside. The southern plateau is a hotspot for thresher sharks. 

Daedalus Reef

Daedalus Reef features pristine hard and soft corals and an amazing marine life. Here you will meet curious Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Tresher Sharks. The drift dives along amazing deep walls covered by superb corals will let you observe numerous pelagic fishes: Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Manta Rays. This dive site is one of the most impressive in the Egyptian Red Sea.

Elphinstone Reef

Elphinstone, a large sliver of reef around 180m long, is always an excellent dive. Rich in corals and fishes, attracting the interest of dolphin pods, barracudas and Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Mantas, Whale Sharks and Giant Trevallies, Elphinstone is one of the world's most exciting diving destinations.

Zabargad island

A rarely visited due to its far location Zabargad island is a superb dive spot. Formed by an enormous mountain reaching out of the water, surrounded by a lagoon and reefs Zabargad hosts a great variety of corals, reef and pelagic fish. Neptuna Wreck, the Russian minesweeper of 1941 found its eternal peace on the reef at 20m depth.

Saint John's

Located near Northern Sudanese border at the Tropic of Cancer, Saint John's is a large reef system 13 x 8 miles. There are hundreds of superb dive sites: pinnacles, caves, coral gardens, walls, aquariums, plateaus inhabited by millions of sea dwellers including turtles, morays, sharks, coral fishes of all possible colours, nudibranches, anemons, mantas, whale sharks. It is possible to spend a month in Saint John's discovering new wonders on every dive.


Rocky island

Rocky island which drops to the abyss with steep walls and overhangs is hosting a fringing reef that circles its entire perimeter and is a lush setting for some amazing big fish encounters. At 25m a shelf juts from the reef wall, forming a natural shark theatre. Soft corals and delicate branching forms are particularly beautiful here.

Shaab Abu Fendera

Abu Fendera, a 6km chain of reefs near the Sudanese boarder, boasting thrilling coral columns, bays, canyons labyrinths and marvelous gardens hosts a great diversity of virgin marine life with interesting encounters in store for divers.

Little Brother island

The Little Brother island with its magnificent gorgonian forest, anemone city, lush coral walls is famous for its species diversity: morrays, reef sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, thresher sharks, silky sharks, Napoleons, black-tongue and orangespine unicornfish, pufferfish, barracudas, rays, octopuses, clouds of rainbow-colored reef fishes.

Important Note

The time, sites and ports of this itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors. Direct transfers to/from the yacht are always included. Egyptian Cruising Company reserves the right to cancel the booking for the safety of passengers if it is not possible to change the time and route due to poor weather conditions.