Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone

10 – 17th April 2025, Red Sea (Egypt)

Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone

One of the best routes in the Red Sea to see sharks and pelagics, in addition to the famous Daedalus and Elphistone!

Are you passionate about diving and want to live the experience of a liveaboard in Egypt in April 2025 with us? Sign up for this adventure and discover the incredible depths of the Red Sea with a lot of cool people! 🤿

¿What is exactly a “Liveaboard”?

A liveaboard is, as its name indicates, a trip in which everything is lived and done on a boat; In our case, diving, sleeping and eating (a lot!), basically.

There are different types of liveaboards all over the world, and they are a perfect option for lovers of diving, surfing or any other aquatic modality who want to have a more complete and authentic experience and, of course, and in our case, dive in remote places. where you couldn’t reach on a day trip.

📅 Trip Dates

The liveaboard is scheduled for the dates of April 10-17th (Easter week), and we may add a few days before or after with some activity in the area!

IMPORTANT: We go onboard on April 10th during the afternoon (between 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. the next day) and on April 17th we leave the boat around 9:30 a.m. (Remember that at least 24 hours must pass to fly after the dives).

This trip starts from Port Ghalib. 

🧭 The Itinerary

This trip offers you some of the best diving sites in the Red Sea and includes Daedalus, Fury Shoals and Elphinstone. With less distance to travel than some routes, you have more time to dive these iconic sites and there is less chance of seasickness with shorter sailings and secure moorings. Depending on prevailing weather conditions your guides will pick sites suitable for night dives outside the Marine Park.

Heading first to Fury Shoals, we may dive around the Marsa Alam area or perhaps dive 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. At Fury Shoals, we have more time to explore the vast reef system than other itineraries afford. Of course we will dive the classics such as Sha’ab Claude (a.k.a. Claudio) with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals, Malahi with its mazes and friendly turtles and Abu Galawa Soraya with its fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat smothered with glass fish. Sataya with its resident spinner dolphin population is a must for snorkelling between dives, as well as having some good underwater offerings, and on top of that we can spend time exploring less dived sites such as Sha’ab Hamam (Stairway to Heaven), Abu Galawa Kebir with the Tien Hsing wreck, Gota Sataya and if the weather is kind there are some submerged reefs that can be moored on such as Habili Sameh that will blow you away! 🐠🐡🦈🐙🐟

Daedalus Reef, part of the Red Sea offshore Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads, especially from May to November, and grey reef sharks.

Of course no trip to the South would be complete without stopping at world famous Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, and likely encounters with oceanic white tip sharks. Depending on the experience of the group and the weather, you may even get the chance to dive it at the beginning and end of your amazing trip! 

This itinerary requires at least having an Open Water course (with a minimum of 20/25 dives done), but we highly recommend to have the Advanced Open Water certification (which you can do on board if you want!).

🚢 Our Boat

One of the most important aspects for a liveaboard to go well and to fully enjoy it is that the place where we “live” for a week is comfortable and functional.

In our case, for this trip we will travel onboard the Emperor Elite, a 37 meter long super-boat that is very homely, and has won several awards for the best diving life on board in the Red Sea! 😍

The boat is prepared to accommodate up to 26 divers in very comfortable rooms, with air conditioning and everything you need to feel comfortable and rest after the dives.

The main floor has a large room for briefings, the dining room and the diving area. On the upper floor there is a sitting area next to the upper rooms. In the lower and intermediate part are the standard rooms and on the intermediate and upper terrace we will have two huge decks with sun loungers and cushions where you can sunbathe or take a good nap.

Regarding the meals and service, it’s just amazing; The menus are abundant and different every day, and the staff is always attentive, smiling and helping you with whatever you need (even putting on your wetsuit or putting on your fins!).

💸 Budget and Prices

The final price for this trip on these dates is 1.490€ all included for standard cabin (subject to cabin availability).

* Rooms on the main and upper deck (with large windows and views) have a supplement of €100/person.
**Superior Suites of 18 and 28 m2 have a supplement of €200/person and €300/person respectively.

You can see all the cabin upgrades options and details here.


⭐ What’s included and what’s not?

    • Included: diets + drinks (breakfast/lunch/dinner), room + bed linen/towels, 18/21 guided dives + tanks (free Nitrox included) and transfers to/from the nearest airports in Hurghada or Marsa Alam*.
    • Not included: flights, insurance, diving equipment (can be rented**), alcoholic beverages (although they include wine with dinners and we can make a boat to buy beers in advance!) and tips.
    * Transfers will be organized according to the arrival of travelers. As a general rule, one transfer is included from Hurghada airport and another from Marsa Alam airport at 18:00 on the day of embarkation and at 9:30 on the day of disembarkation. Private transfers at different times have an additional cost.
    ** Renting the complete equipment costs 206€ (mask, fins, regulator, BCD, neoprene, SMB and computer). You can see all the rental prices here.

☝️ Booking term & conditions

Booking period: from April 10th to June 15th 2025. The reservation payment (20%) must be made at the time of confirming the booking, while the rest of the amount to confirm the place will have to be paid before October 10th 2024.

All reservations will be paid by transfer to an account that we have created for the trip and from which we will transfer everything to the company (0.7% fee applies for international transfer).

As places are limited, we will give priority to the first emails that arrive and we will confirm and choose cabins in that order!

If you are interested in the trip, write to us on Instagram or send an email to longimanustrips@gmail.com and we will answer all the doubts and questions you have!

Bookings are open, join this trip!

Why travel with Longimanus Trips?

In case you still have any doubts, here you have 5 reasons why you should join one of our liveaboards!

1. You will live an incredible week diving and enjoying the Red Sea, on a comfortable boat with awesome service and food

2. You will meet cool people really passionate about diving and traveling.

3. You will improve your diving technique and knowledge about the ocean, and you can also do the advanced open water course on board!

4. You will enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets, as well as nights full of stars and the peace of living on a boat.

5. You will have a great time and we will have some beers in Egypt after many dives!

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