M/Y blue Horizon

 


Built by blue o two in 2006, award winning M/Y blue Horizon is their flagship vessel and the benchmark for all other blue o two vessels to follow her.

With a contemporary and stylish feel, M/Y blue Horizon takes liveaboard luxury to a whole new level and is truly deserving of the title ‘Liveaboard of the Year’ awarded by DIVE and DIVER magazine in their recent industry awards.

With a large dining area, totally separate sky lounge with state of the art entertainment system, shaded deck area and sun deck, there is always space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea.

King suite upgrades are available and all cabins benefit from air conditioning, ensuite facilities, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems.

M/Y blue Horizon is equipped with a nitrox membrane, booster pump, technical blending panel and is rebreather friendly making it the perfect platform for technical divers.

Egypt Itineraries:

Northern Wrecks & Reefs

This safari allows you to take in some of the most iconic wrecks that the Red Sea has to offer. An ideal itinerary for those new to SCUBA diving or the Red Sea, allowing you to experience world famous wrecks and pristine reefs.

QUALIFICATION NEEDED: You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent to join this safari.

Sample itinerary:
**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Day 1 – Shaab El Erg, Abu Nuhas Wreck, Abu Nuhas Wreck, Abu Nuhas Lagoon
Day 2 – Abu Nuhas Wreck, Abu Nuhas Wreck, Dunraven, Beacon Rock
Day 3 – Thistlegorm, Thistlegorm, Thistlegorm.
Day 4 – Shag Rock/Kingston, Ulysses, Bluff Point, Barge.
Day 5 – Rosalie Moller*, Umm Usk, Siyul
Day 6 – Poseidon Reef, El Miniya.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Rosalie Moller is an advanced dive site only suitable for experienced divers and will be visited soley at the discretion of the dive guide taking into account the experience of the divers onboard. In addition, the Egyptian Navy currently has a diving restriction on the Rosalie Moller, which can be lifted/reinforced at any time and therefore cannot be guaranteed on this itinerary. (22/08/12)

Itinerary highlights:
SS. Thistlegorm – Shaab Ali: Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.

Small Crack – Shaab Mahmoud: This is a small split in the middle of Shaab Mahmoud’s barrier. Drift along the outside wall next to beautiful corals and colourful fish. Look for a sand slope that leads you up and through the crack. When the current is right you can fly through the 5m deep channel and be thrown out across the sandy lagoon!

Gubal Island: At the gate of the Straits of Gubal is ‘Bluff Point’, which gets its name from the turbulence created by strong currents that beat the eastern wall of the island. The wreck of the ‘Ulysses’ lies on the reef 300m north of the lighthouse, starting at 5m and sloping to 25m. ‘The Barge’ wreck, south of the lighthouse, provides divers with a fun and unusual night dive. The wrecks skeleton creates protection for all types of night creatures.

Abu Nuhas: Also known as the ‘Ships Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously positioned close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez. This reef has claimed more ships than any other in the area. On the north side are four wrecks laying on a sandy seafloor at the bottom of a steep sloping reef layered with table corals. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Tile and Lentil Wrecks. On the south side is a safe anchorage for liveaboards and two ergs, known as Yellow Fish Reef.

Shag Rock : This large circular reef is often overlooked but offers excellent diving on pristine coral from any location on its perimeter.

Courses:
Find your way around the reefs and wrecks of this itinerary with ease by completing your PADI Underwater Navigator speciality course onboard. This fantastic itinerary also takes you to some of the best wreck dive sites in the Red Sea, so why not use your trip as a chance to complete your PADI Wreck Diver speciality course? Contact our expert travel team today for more information.