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Djibouti Tadjoura Special

A breathtaking itinerary to the most attractive dive-sites of Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjourah and Bay of Ghoubbet: Moucha island, Faon wreck, overnight at Mousha islands, Ras Eiro, Il du Requins, The Dom, Baie de l’Etoile, La Vierge Rouge, The Crack (Canyon), Sec de la Passe, Le Boulevard du Cecap, Ras Korali and other offer picturesque reef and wreck diving, snorkelling with whale sharks, oberving dolphins and schools of pelgic fish.

Tadjourah Gulf

From mid-October to February, plankton ‘blooms’ develop in an enclosed bay named The Gulf of Tadjourah near Djibouti City. Although whale sharks can be seen throughout the year, encounters are especially common from October to February. The plankton-rich waters of Djibouti attract many of the great pelagic species. Recent research has recognized the particular importance of the bay in the development of juvenile whale sharks, which stay within the safe confines of Djibouti’s coast line. The rich feeding grounds that make up Djibouti’s coastal waters attract a range of other different species, alongside manta rays, beaked and pilot whales. Additionally, most species of dolphin are represented in great numbers off Djibouti’s coast, and are often seen ‘running’ the bow wave of boats. Grey and nurse sharks are the most commonly encountered species, whilst both tiger and hammerhead sharks have occasionally been seen. This itinerary is absolutely recommended besides the divers to snorkelers and free divers.

When it comes to snorkelling with whale sharks, Djibouti is unsurpassable. Beneath the surface, a great repertoire of diving adventures also awaits, with a great mix of shipwrecks and reef dives suitable for all levels. The best part is, there will be no crowds to share in the experience.

Le Faon wreck (SS Archon Raphael)

SS Archon Raphael, a 120m cargo steamer was built in 1944 by New England Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, USA. In 1961 she was bought by Diamantis Lemos Ltd., London. In May 1967 she ran aground near Djibouti, was towed closer to the shore and on 1968-02-27 she broke adrift from her moorings and sank.

Le Faon wreck as they call it in Djibouti lies at 15- 27m depth on a sandy floor. It is perfectly preserved and easily accessible. The wreck is heavily overgrown with marine life and is home to many kinds of fish and sea turtles. Dolphins are often guests here.

Moucha Island

Magnificent dive sites, the most attractive in Djibouti, for all levels of divers are off the islands of Maskali and Moucha in the Gulf of Tadjoura. The superb marine biodiversity, healthy reefs and absence of diving crowds are all big advantges. A few marvellous reef dives include Tombant Point, which is blessed with healthy corals and prolific marine life, and the Canyon (Crack), a relaxing site suitable for novices. Another site worthy of exploration is Les Patates Air France (Air France Bommies), which is known for its shoals of groupers, especially in March and April when they mate.

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.