Sailing 18 miles westwards from Yanbu port we will reach Seven reefs where we will dive in Marker 32, Marker 34, Abu Galawa and Marker 39. Hammerhead sharks, albimarginatus, carangidae and barracudas are the masters of these waters, but the real surprise is the richness of the reef walls where hard corals mingle with forests of gorgonians and alcyonarians. 8 miles farther south is the isolated reef of Mansi or Marker 42. Hopefully, a school of hammerhead sharks will appear from the blue. After 16 miles we will reach the reef of sha’ab Suflani or Marker 44.
We will continue for about 75 miles south until we reach the Five Sisters area, 5 coral atolls located opposite the village of Rabigh; these magnificent reefs will welcome us in an unspoiled area. The Maria reef dive will leave you speechless, from the very first meters you will notice the presence of migratory fish: tunas, schools of carangidae and barracudas swimming along the plateau surrounded by clouds of fusiliers. Joey reef, Noura, Mary Ann and Mary Jane are the other four “sisters”. The cruise will end in Jeddah. ONE WAY CRUISE The same itinerary will also be followed returning to Jeddah.
Embarkation: El Sharm Yanbu or Al Ahlam Jeddah
Location: 24° 08’ 28” N – 37° 55’ 38” E / 21° 42’ 24” N – 39° 05’ 13” E
Period: June to October