Make More of your Wreck Dives on Red Sea Safaris with John Kean
Choosing a safari boat holiday involves making a number of decisions about the type of week you would like.
The boat, the route, the company, the guides, type of diving and price all come into the equation and it’s important to have all the relevant information to help make your choice.
Safari boat trips are a great way to visit the very best of Red Sea shipwrecks. Your guide will give you a briefing with some information about the wrecks but will you really learn all that’s great about them and the incredible stories that lie behind the ships? Some adverts go a long way in telling you where they are and how you’ll get there but just a few snippets of information about these leading Red Sea products.
At Sea Queen Fleet, owner Karim Fayed believes that guests should be offered quality information about the places they will visit, just like with anything else you want to buy with your hard earned cash. Karim is a leading safari boat operator, a recreational and technical diver and just recently celebrated twenty years operating in the Red Sea.
In 2010, John Kean joins the Sea Queen Fleet for a number of wreck diving trips around the Northern Red Sea. John is a long-term resident, guide and instructor in the Red Sea. He is a regular contributor to dive magazines, author of the definitive book on the SS Thistlegorm
– The True Story of the Red Sea’s Greatest Ship Wreck, and a speaker at several UK dive shows. Both a Master recreational instructor and a Trimix Instructor, John’s extensive experience and knowledge will help visiting divers get the very best out of Red Sea wreck diving.
Wreck diving may also impose additional challenges to regular recreational divers who have yet to venture a little deeper and longer to explore these underwater time capsules. John offers sound and experienced help in this area of diving.
The ‘Make More of your Wreck Dives’ program will help you learn much more about the great Red Sea wrecks and assist those who want to gain more knowledge and experience at the extremes edge of recreational diving.
Overview of Wreck Diving in the Red Sea.
Inside stories and the chance to view extensive and exclusive research material on: The SS Thistlegorm, The Rosalie Moller, The Numidia, The Salem Express.
Learn also about the, The Carnatic, Ghiannis D, The Jolanda, Million Hope and the SS Dunraven:
• How they sank
• Who was at fault?
• Who were the heroes?
• Who were the bad guys?
• What happened to the survivors?
• The history of the wrecks
• Diving the wrecks
• The Egyptian moorings project
• Protecting Red Sea wrecks
Workshops and courses are also available for those wishing to further their development in deeper and longer wreck exploration allowing you to get more out of these icon wrecks in a safer and more enjoyable way.
PROGRAM AND ROUTE:
Refresher dives and the SS Dunraven. Evening presentation or night dive
Exploration Diving on the SS Thistlegorm.
Extensive presentation on this famous and historical Red Sea wreck including exclusive survivor interviews and previously unseen material and research.
Night dive on the wreck to see the spectacular colour and life of SS Thistlegorm.
Morning dive on SS Thistlegorm.
Channel crossing to Abu Nuhas to visit the wrecks of the Ghiannis D, Carnatic and the Chrisoula K. Many ships have hit this reef area over the years and each has a story. Learn more about them and how they met their end.
Evening presentations on the above wrecks.
Further diving on the wrecks of Abu Nuhas
Diving the WW2 wreck of the Rosalie Moller. Sunk by German bombers less than 48 hours after the sinking of the Thistlegorm this vessel is in fabulous condition and a must see for Red Sea wreck divers.
Back to Ras Mohamed for a dive on Shark Reef and the Jolanda. This wreck has slid to a depth of over 200m but much wreckage remains in the shallows of this prime dive site. Learn the inside details about the two successful world deep dive records made on the Jolanda. Special slide show and presentation of these amazing projects.
Further dive in Ras Mohamed followed by a final dive on ‘Ras Peter’ where several discarded half-track vehicles remain from the Six-Day war in 1967.
This program and the routes suggested are flexible to suit the preferences and interests of those on the trip, the prevailing weather conditions and travelling time available to accommodate the dives.
GENERAL INFORMATION & PRICE
Price per person: EUR 120.00 extra, accompanying liveaboard charter
Including: all dives, Nitrox, presentations as to outline, free Nitrox course (not incl. certification and course materials)
Discount for group bookings: no. 16 and 18 and no. 22 and 24
Requirements: minimum of 8 persons
Participating divers should have a minimum of 35 logged dives and maintain a good buoyancy