South & St Johns 'revealed'

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Yacht wreck at Abu Galawa Soraya

St Johns Reef Systems and Fury Shoals from Marsa Ghalib Port

As a 21+ DIVES cruise, there's a good chance to enjoy 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari.

This trip takes you to some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer. Here the diving is less arduous so it's a trip for those who want to see the best but have a more relaxed time while doing so. Sailing to the southernmost reefs, you'll leave Marsa Ghalib Port and dive some sites to the south before sailing overnight to your southernmost point in the St John's area. We might sail to the southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad or we'll moor in the vast reef system of St John's to begin the adventure in the south.

Often spoilt for choice, your guides will pick sites that they know to be the best for the time of the year and can find excellent alternatives should the weather affect the normal route.


  • Sha'ab Sharm with its wall dives and white tip reef sharks. Oceanic white tips and silky sharks can sometimes be found in the blue and turtles often visit the south side before heading further south.
  • Fury Shoals; dive Sha'ab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White tip reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South.
  • St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea.
    This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.
  • Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.
  • Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.
  • On the last day as we head back to port and try to take in a dive or two on the world famous Elphinstone Reef or we finish in the Abu Dabab area perhaps with another dive or two closer to Port Ghalib to relax and unwind before your final night in port.


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