Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.

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Dive the Red Sea with All Star Red Sea

Dive All Star Red Sea

Our Red Sea dive liveaboard itineraries vary. Northern Red Sea trips include Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve, established as Egypt’s first national park in 1983, and the Straits of Tiran, the SS Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas’ shipwrecks, plus hammerhead, silky, thresher and whale sharks. Southern trips highlight marine parks of Brothers Islands and Daedalus Reef. Oceanic whitetip sharks are seen at Elphinstone Reef, also one of our dive stops.

Luxury Red Sea Liveaboard

The All Star Red Sea, a spacious liveaboard designed with divers in mind, is one of the newest vessels serving the Red Sea. The decor is striking with warm wood tones and inviting gold colored furnishings throughout. It accommodates up to 26 guests over four decks. For the convenience of divers, the shaded dive deck features gear storage and a camera table.

Highlights

Starting from: $1,380.00 to $1,830.00 per week

  • Departs Hurghda (HRG) or Port Ghalib (RMF), Egypt
  • 7 nights all inclusive – 26 people
  • Up to four (4) day and night dives per day 
  • Recreational and tec diving
  • Pre and post tours/cruises available

The Red Sea offers divers trips from northern reefs with shipwrecks to southern islands, home to schools of hammerheads sharks. Each dive site offers extraordinary underwater adventures. The types of experiences include:

North and Tiran
Highlights:  overhangs, wall dives, drop-offs with drift diving

The rich and colorful, soft and hard corals brim with sea creatures and feature textures ranging from Gorgonian fans to table corals. In addition to sharks, discover sleek manta rays, dolphins, rare nudibrachs and long-nosed hawkfish, among others.

Central and South
Highlights:  wall dives and offshore drop-offs with drift diving in challenging surface conditions

Soft and hard corals range from Gorgonian fans to table corals, all with intense, vibrant colors. Moray eels, lionfish and batfish reside here along with numerous shark species.

Experience All Star Red Sea

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Red Sea Dive Sites

  • More than 100 dive sites 
  • Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve, Egypt’s first national park
  • Straits of Tiran – Jackson, Thomas and Woodhaven
  • Straits of Gubal and Gubal Island – The Barge and Bluff Point
  • Abu Nuhas Reef
  • Brothers Islands Marine Park
  • Rocky Island Marine Park, part of St. John’s Plateau
  • Daedalus Reef Marine Park
  • Elphinstone Reef Marine Park

Red Sea Wrecks

  • SS Thistlegorm
  • Abu Nuhas Reef: The Carnatic / Giannis D / Chrisoula K / Kimon M
  • The Dunraven
  • Rosalie Moeller
  • Ulysses
  • Brothers Islands:  Numidia / Aida

Sharks & Shark Weeks

Dive with the sharks or simply observe. The Red Sea is home to the following species:  hammerheads, silkys, silvertips, grey reef, oceanic whitetips, threshers and whale sharks.

Shark weeks occurs May to June and during the fall. Both times focus on swimming with and viewing sharks. The late spring/early summer trips provide experiences with hammerhead and grey reef sharks. During the fall, dive trips feature destinations known for whitetip shark sightings.

Dr. Elke Bojanowski participates in Shark Week and hosts four informative presentations: 1) shark behavior, 2) how to dive with them, 3) shark conservation efforts in the Red Sea and 4) a report on the outcomes of her shark research.

Shark sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, the dive locations selected have had sharks frequent the waters.

Cultural Adventures

Pre and post-tours can be added to your dive trip. The three most popular Egyptian tours are The Pyramids of Giza, southwest of Cairo, a Nile River cruise including Luxor or Aswan, and a city tour of Cairo with its rich historical and cultural attractions.

Kitesurfing Weeks

With its flat water, the Red Sea offers exceptional kitesurfing for all levels. Kite season, when the winds are most favorable, runs select weeks from April to October. Optimum locations are found in the Northern Red Sea in waters around Safaga, Soma Bay, El Gouna and Tawila Island. Kitesurfing is a group activity and typically arranged through a club or tour operator.

Dining

Our chef and kitchen staff are extremely flexible in the types of flavorful foods they prepare on board. While the menu may showcase a dive guest’s native foods, we believe as adventurers divers are open to experiencing the culture and cuisine of a host destination.

As divers are ecologically conscious. As such, we strive to maintain a sustainable environment in all that we do. This includes how our restaurant operates. 

The Vessel

One of the newest luxury dive liveaboards serving the Red Sea, its decor features beautiful yellow-gold furnishings and rich wood hues.

 At 138 feet (42m) long and 32 feet (9.75m) wide, it is one of the largest vessels on the Red Sea. All Star Red Sea safely accommodates up to 26 guests over its four decks. Two tenders are able to transfer divers to dive sites.

To protect the environment, All Star Red Sea strives to reduce single-use plastics while following local guidelines.

The Crew

Leading the All Star Red Sea operation is Ahmed Fadel and Elke Bojanowski, PhD. Protecting the marine environment is the dive operation’s underlying philosophy.

Ahmed has been diving for nearly a quarter of a century and is an experienced tec instructor. Today he oversees the vessel, the crew and staff and is also an author on diving in the Southern Red Sea.

Elke is an avid diver and oversees the vessel’s citizen scientist program which focuses on shark research and conservation. 

FAQs

Depending on the itinerary, divers can see hammerheads, silkys, silvertips, grey reef, oceanic whitetips, threshers and whale sharks. As with nature, sightings cannot be guaranteed. For more information on itineraries, click here.

All guests disembark after breakfast or no later than 10:00am on Mondays.

Yes, with prior arrangements, you can rent dive gear. For rental rates, click here. Please request these items on your Trip Application. Payment is made while on board. All rentals must be arranged prior to departure.

On All Star Red Sea, three (3) meals are served daily in our restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style. Dinner offers a buffet-style salad, with a plated appetizer, dinner and dessert. Snacks are also offered.

The menu features world cuisine including local Egyptian dishes.

To view sample menus, click here. A selection of complimentary beverages includes water, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board.

For travel planning, boarding begins at 5:00pm departure. Please plan your flights accordingly so that you may board as close to this time as possible.

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