Book 2 and the 3rd is free on Andromeda in Sudan!

The Sudanese Red Sea is equally spectacular if not better! The more experienced and adventurous divers have been coming here for years but as the word spreads of pristine reefs, healthy shark populations and fantastic wrecks, it’s becoming more and more popular so you may want to keep that to yourself! So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our expert dive consultants to arrange your perfect Red Sea boat vacation!

And now we would like to announce our brand NEW promotion:

Our February, 2014 promotion in Sudan – the special THREE on Andromeda!

Read more about our promotion at www.cassiopeiasafari.com!

3for2 on Andromeda in Sudan

Sudan Liveaboard Scuba Diving Safaris

Suddenly feeling the urge to get away from it all? Get away to Sudan for some winter sun and some of the best scuba diving to be found in the World. Get far enough south in the Red Sea and you won’t see other safari boats, or overdived reefs – just marine life, and lots of it!

To read more about scuba diving holidays in Sudan click here…

To read more about scuba diving Liveaboards in Sudan click here…

 

Sudan scuba diving Liveaboard

We are preparing our next season in SUDAN FOR 2014. We are planning 18 scuba diving weeks. Our Sudan itineraries have been expanded with the one-of-a-kind true adventure 1-week and 2-week DEEP SOUTH TOUR and the exciting ULTIMATE SUDAN TOUR with the combination of North and South dive sites. And we still offer the traditional NORTH AND SOUTH TOURS from which to choose on our Liveaboards M/Y Andromeda and M/Y Cassiopeia.

Sudan scuba Liveaboard

To read more about Sudan scuba diving Liveabord click here…

To read more information about diving in Sudan click here…

10 things you may not know about us

1. That’s right! Our divers’ safety in the water is ensured by our Nautilus Lifeline diver search and locate system.
2. Another crazy thing – we have a unique shisha room waiting for our guests where complimentary shisha and coffee is served.
3. Our uniquely designed pretty claret coloured Liveaboards have charming honeymoon suites – not to miss!
4. In the spring of 2014 we are awaiting our guests already with TWO Liveaboards in Port Sudan- woohoo!
To read more about Red Sea Boats Holidays Staff click here…

Divers Safety Nautilus Lifeline system

Being prepared is always the best start!

As of January this year, all our guests must submit to us their diving insurance company name and policy number before the start of their trip. No need to think of the worst. It is enough just to contemplate the possible financial losses you can incur. Health hazards can come at a hefty price tag. Think about the costs of using a hyperbaric chamber in Egypt, for example, as a result of a diving accident or other medical condition and/or the costs of follow-up treatments in your home country!

Diving insurance covers risks usually not found in regular insurance packages. Most diving insurance packages cover the costs of your sports equipment, technical devices and… Read more diving insurance packages…

 

Share your best holiday snapshot and WIN!

“When we look at a picture and it is filled with colours, it does not really matter what it is, your eyes will light up.” – Janos Vajda

Share with us one of your action-packed, entertaining or funny snapshots taken on one of our diving safaris under or above water as well as rate and comment others’! So get to it, send us your best picture via e-mail to the online@cassiopeiasafari.com e-mail address or upload it onto our Facebook page! We will put them in an album where you can browse through all of them. The owner of the picture with the most comments – attention: “comment”, not “like”! – will receive a coupon worth 15% and a mug with our logo. What are you waiting for? Send the picture right now!

Deadline for sending in the pictures: July 6, 2012 (Thursday)
Announcing the winner: July 7, 2012 (Friday)

If you have any questions, write to the e-mail address above.

HOT SUMMER OFFERS IN EGYPT!

We are having some special offers for you on our July and August diving safaris in Egypt. Please find below the dates:

1) July 15-22, 2012 — Andromeda — South tour — PRICE DROP!!!
2) August 12 – 19 — Andromeda — South tour — PRICE DROP!!!
3) August 19 – 26 — Cassiopeia — North tour — PRICE DROP!!!

For details and rates of the safari tours contact us by e-mail! We look forward to your bookings and any questions you may have.

Hammerheads, grey reef sharks and whatnot

And here is what happened during another amazing week! Our last safari this season departed from Port Sudan with Andromeda last week. Right away we met up with grey reef sharks above the south plateau at Shaab Rumi and we counted about 15-20 hammerheads here and at Angarosh as well. We saw an eagle ray at Qita el Bana and we ran into ghost needlefish at Umbria.

Tour date: May 19-26, 2012
Itinerary: Sudan-North
Air temperature: 35-40 °C
Water temperature: 28-29 °C
Visibility: 20-30 m

Thankfully the group arrived in time, at around 11 o’clock at night and boarded Andromeda. The next day our check dives were at Shaab Suedi. Monday started with 15 hammerheads off the bat at Angarosh. Because the waters have already started to get warmer, the sharks have begun moving further south. Nonetheless, we were able to dive with hammerheads during our second dive as well. Our third dive was at one of Shambaia’s reefs.

We ran into an eagle ray at Qita el Bana the following day. Then we went on to Blue Belt and the Precontinent but sadly visibility was not as good as last week. The currents were barely noticeable but this did not bother a few sizeable grey reef sharks who were stationed above the south plateau. The other group noticed a larger school of hammerheads in the distance at about 50-60 metres but even from 40 metres only their shady silhouettes were visible.

Shaab Rumi bid us farewell in style the following morning – a school of 20 hammerheads spent some time with us along with mackerels as you can see from the video here. At Sanganeb a giant school of barracudas circled above us. Visibility was good enough to be able to watch from the outer coral wall the ever-changing circular shapes they were taking on. Our night dive and our 2 dives the following day were at the wreck of Umbria.

A peculiar little creature was snapped by the cameras while diving at Umbria. This little fish is called the ghost needlefish. It mainly lives in Indonesia and it is rare to see in the Red Sea. We saw only a couple of them at wreck of Umbria. They are the Harlequin ghost needlefish (Solenostomus paradoxus). The maximum length is 12cm and they can hide easily among the corals. They can often be seen hanging upside down. Can it be that Umbria proves to be exciting not only to wreck divers but to the lovers of the macro world as well?

Our colleague Daniel Selmeczi was onboard Andromeda this week again and we thank him for this week’s photographic materials.

Wishing you a very happy Easter!

Finally the holiday is here, and also Cassiopeiasafari is going to take some time off to refresh and recharge our batteries. So, we want to take this occasion to wish you a happy Easter!

Your favorite week?

Come on folks! You should manage at least 10 “likes” for one of the weeks in Sudan below to be able to book it with 20% discount! Now we are extending the game on our Facebook fun page until the end of this weekend! You will have the opportunity to make it right. Let’s do it!

Please make sure to send your “like” for the week when you would like to come to Sudan with us with a great rate and not for the post itself. So, the “like“ should be for the week and not for the post.

ps: to vote, go to the album!