Red Sea Eco-expedition
For children over 15 years old and adults
If you would like to participate in the next tour, please contact us.
Departure – arrival:
From Marsa Alam (Port Ghalib)-
to St. Johns Island and back
Zabargad – touching Dolphin house
Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.
Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.
St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.
Led by marine biologist Dr. Ahmed Shawky, PhD and ecologist Emil Karáth MSc biologist 8 marine research projects: tropical dolphin behavior ecology, seagrass density measurements, laser photogrammetry measurements, photo-identification, and the study of dolphin behavior in the tropical dolphin techniques, shark ecology, coral colonization, marine biology, coral reef research.
The theoretical material can be learned in an online course one month before the tour. During the one week at sea, the team members will also receive additional theoretical and practical training.
8 marine monitoring programs with lectures
6 days of diving – 20 dives (with 2-3 dives per day, including night dives)
Free Nitrox, weights
Marine National Park Fees and Port Departure Fees
Accommodation in 2-bed cabins (lower deck)
3 meals a day
Unlimited drinking water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, a glass of red wine with dinner
Transfer (Hurghada Airport – Port Ghalib)
The price also includes 2 international certifications:
1. REEF Fish IORS Level 2 – identification of fish species
2. PADI Coral watch
Visa: 25 USD
Flight ticket (Budapest – Hurghada)
Application age: min. 15 years old
Open water diver certification required (OW1)
Knowledge of English is an advantage, as the lectures are held in English (but of course we help with translation)
It is possible to rent complete diving equipment for 180 Euro/person (diving lamp not included).
The use of a diving computer and a diving signal buoy is mandatory!!! (it is also possible to rent)
The training package includes: a T-shirt, hat, notebook, pen, pin, high-quality printed outline, brochure, fish identification card, underwater data sheet and whiteboard, and CoralWatch table.
The tour starts with 6 participants