Embarking on a live aboard to the Deep South of the Red Sea in Egypt

April 8, 2017

I just came home from a live aboard in the Red Sea in Egypt. I embarked on MY Galaxy, the most luxurious boat I have ever seen. I travelled to the Deep South of the Red Sea in Egypt to dive world famous sites as the Brothers, Deadalus en Elphinstone. It’s the same route I did last september, but my experience was totally different, on the boat as well as in the water. This time the whole trip was managed perfectly and there was a lot of attention for safe diving. My dives can’t be compared with the dives I did last september. Then it was mad shark diving. We were all the time out in the blue in strong currents surrounded by many sharks. It was literaly sharks everywhere. This time the currents were also strong, but better to manage. There where not many sharks this time, which made the dives not as spectacular as they were in september 2016. This gave me the chance to explore the reefs and enjoy the abundant colours of pristine corals. The group of divers was small and everyone acted responsible. The boat crew was friendly and helpful and the zodiac drivers were amazing, which made this trip with MY Galaxy a pleasant experience of dive- eat- sleep-repeat.

 

The MY Galaxy itinerary:

Gota Abu Ramada, Hurghada

 

The live aboard trip started and ended in Hurghada, so we also had a chance to dive some sites there. Gota Abu Ramada is a calm, friendly place to dive. It was my first time diving Gota since I did my very first open water dives in this site. This reef is surrounded by a sandy area full of coral gardens. On both sides of the reef there are coral pinnacles full of marine life, with many yellow goatfish, barracudas and morays.