Diving Holidays in Autumn

Soon it will be September and you have not taken your vacation yet? Would you rather escape from the coming fall and the cold? It is not too late! Book now one of the last available places on our tours starting on the following dates!

Have we mentioned that Longimanus have been seen again in August at Elphinstone? It has been a tradition for years that around August and September the Oceanic Whitetip sharks (Longimanus) appear at Elphinstone for some unknown reason. For the past few weeks 5 beautiful specimens have been staying near the reef and posing for the joy of divers.

Here are the diving safari dates in Egypt for the months of September, October and November:

Sep. 4 – 11. 2011 — M/Y Cassiopeia — Brothers tour
Sep. 18 – 25, 2011 — M/Y Cassiopeia — St Johns tour
Sep. 28 – Oct. 5, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda — North and Tiran tour
Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda — St Johns tour
Nov. 9 – 16, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda — North and Tiran tour
Nov. 16 – 23, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda — Daedalus and Elphinstone tour

Would you like to come? Get in touch with us via the contact us page!

Diving Holidays in August!

Temperatures in Egypt now are around the usual 30C, just like in Europe except for the gentle northerly winds that sooth us from the heat and allows us to dip in the Red Sea any time. And one more good thing for divers these days in Egypt, that the reefs will surely not be crowded and the marine life is still just as rich and abundant as any other time during the year.

Here are a couple of summer weeks where you can find places for your next safari:

1. August 14-21, 2011 — M/Y Cassiopeia — St Johns/Abu Fandira tour
2. August 17-24, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda — St Johns tour

About rates and further details of the tours contact us or click here.

On the longest day of the year – the shortest prices

You didn’t forget, did you? Today is the longest day of the year, the official start of the summer, Midsummer Day.

Our ancestors already recorded and celebrated Midsummer Day, so we have also prepared something special.

Until 22:00 tonight, we have shortened our prices for the following diving safaris:

July 6 – 13, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda, St Johns / Egypt
July 13 – 20, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda, St Johns / Egypt
July 20 – 27, 2011 — M/Y Andromeda, St Johns / Egypt

Do not forget to light a fire tonight! The remaining coal is the best for a waterpipe :-)

Take advantage of today’s special offer and contact us until 22:00 tonight!

Best Summer Deals in Egypt

Let us pamper you this Summer! We offer some super value deals and varied routes in Egypt. We have selected for You some dates to choose from.

Get wet…sleep, eat, dive…and RELAX! Now offering at an unbeatable price!

Our Best Summer Deals for you in Egypt:

1. 22 – 29 May, 2011
M/Y Cassiopeia
Route: St. John’s and Abu Fendera

2. 5 – 12 June, 2011
M/Y Cassiopeia
Route: North Diving Safari

3. 10 – 17 August, 2011
M/Y Andromeda
Route: St. John’s and Abu Fendera

4. 28 September – 05 October, 2011
M/Y Andromeda
Route: Brother’s Island

We hope to see you there! For any further details or with your booking requests, please contact us. Thank you very much.

That it is for know… join your dives!

Until next time happy bubbles és safe travels!

April Liveaboard offers in Egypt

GET some amazing savings on Cassiopeia! We have a couple of last-minute offers for you at great prices! Choose a 7 day itinerary on the selected dates and save money! Book your places!

  • 17 April – 24 April, 2011 — onboard Cassiopeia — Brother’s Safari Trip
  • 24 April – 01 May, 2011 — onboard Cassiopeia — St. John’s Safari Trip
  • 08 May – 15 May, 2011 — onboard Cassiopeia — North Safari Trip

Don’t forget! Book NOW at online@cassiopeiasafari.com, as places fill fast!

Small Gota

Location: Egypt / St. John’s
Description: Reef / Coral Garden
Depths: 60+ metres

Small Gota is a small circular shaped reef. Deep walls drop away vertically on all sides into the abyss and the upper reef is absolutely covered in colourful soft coral. Long pink and red whip corals stretch out into the blue and there are some magnificent gorgonian fan corals between 20 and 30m. The upper 20 metres of this reef is teeming with small marine life of all descriptions and tuna and trevallie cruise past, looking for any opportunity of a meal.

Large shoals of blue lunar fusiliers venture cautiously away from the reef only to dart back in tight formation at the first sign of danger. A whole family of humphead napoleon wrasse swim majestically around the reef perimeter. Current normally runs from north to south so if your dive boat is equipped with a zodiac or RIB the best option by far is to get dropped at the northern most tip of the reef and then spend up to an hour cruising with any current or gently swimming back to your boat mooring on the south side.

Finishing the dive in the top few meters of water, there are small fissures in the reef which are well worth exploring during your safety stops.

Diving Safari in the Red Sea

A week at sea, gently rocking with the boat, sailing among small islands. Skyblue sea as far as the eye can see, sunrays caress your skin, you read a book, listen to your iPod, lay back comfortably in your sunchair and relax until your next dive. Your thoughts are still around the fish from your previous dive but you already look forward to the next one.

A week of worryfree holiday when your shisha is prepared for you by the crew every evening after the delicious dinner and while you take puffs from the apple flavoured tobacco, your only thought is you wish this week would never end! To READ MORE about diving safari in the red sea click here…