Our Red Sea safaris on the liveaboard VIP ONE - the most luxurious liveaboard in the Red Sea - have become a firm favourite. It's a superb vessel, fully air conditioned and each of the seven cabins has an ensuite bathroom. Food is plentiful and delicious and the crew ever attentive to the guests needs.
A liveaboard week normally starts with easy dive sites such as Temple to gain confidence and get back in the swing of it. The reef diving around Tiran and Ras Mohammed is probably the best in the world. Then there's the chance to explore the world famous wreck of the Thistlegorm and the Dunraven, with a possible trip over to Sha'ab Abu Nuhas to visit the wrecks of the Carnatic and the Giannis D.
Twenty miles north of Ras Mohammed lie the Straits of Tiran. The straits are formed by the island of Tiran to the east and the Sinai coastline to the west. The confluence of deep waters, continental plate and narrow passage creates a bottleneck through which a strong, dense flow of plankton is funnelled to the rich kaleidoscopic reefs. It sets in motion a feed chain at the head of which sits the ever-ravenous shark. In fact Tiran is probably the best spot these days for close encounters with these marvellous creatures.
During the summer months of July and August we frequently spot whitetips, grey reef sharks and occasionally the weird-looking hammerheads.
Safari on VIP One the most luxurious liveaboard in the Red Sea, including full board and 6 days unlimited diving