Let’s go dive the Red Sea in August 2017

We feel that for most the Red Sea Experience is a once in a lifetime experience, a dream, something found on the Bucket list of many. There is no need to spoil the experience by booking and thinking you will stay in a king sized bed and end up in bunk beds with six other strangers. Having the great expectation and being disappointed. We, at Geko, believe you get what you pay for, therefore we want the best experience possible, at the best price, with NO HIDDEN COSTS. We are totally transparent and able to answer any and all questions for you. Please feel free to call me (Richard)on 0832800059 or mail us at above email. To secure the limited space you can pay a R5 000 deposit and full payment needed 60 Days before the trip. We offer monthly payment options too as with credit cards etc.

Avoid Red Sea Diving Experience surprises

Please when shopping around for your Red Sea diving experience, check the following to avoid disappointing surprises;

  1. Check the terms and conditions as they say ,and freely do, that they can change the pricing closer the time.
  2. Compare and check that it is really all inclusive,for example if they say “ free beer “ that it isn’t just one free beer a day and in fact is free beer. That goes for taxes,tips,surcharges,transfers etc.
  3. Use common sense in the matter that if your trip is dated for 1 June and the pricing for the whole trip is R16000 and you google the flight they use pricing is R18000 for the flights alone then there is a problem coming somewhere.

Three options, find the perfect one for you

  1. Northern Wrecks and Reefs per person – R22 999 + Airport Tax (currently R4000) payable 60 days before departure +165 Euro paid in cash Euro on the boat.
  2. South BDE per person – R24 999 + Airport Tax (currently R4000) payable 60 days before departure +165 Euro paid in cash Euro on the boat.
  3. Back to back two weeks in the Red Sea both North & South R41 499 + Airport Tax (currently R4000) payable 60 days before departure + 330 Euro paid in cash Euro on the boat.

We are offering a different experience of the Red Sea – because “we live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun”. Come see the better side of Red Sea diving with our experience guides you get the right timed dives, not following a strict schedule, but rather timed from the currents and water movements, making a much more easy relaxed diving between the world’s best wrecks and reefs.

We are passionate about the yummiest food, where the chef onboard prepares a fresh bakery, delicious snacks, salads, fruits, meats, sauces and great tasting gourmet Egyptian foods. Enjoy some delicious fish, lamb and steaks from our very own moerse lekker braai.

You want to enjoy your trip with a nice cold brew to end your day of diving – We’ve made the beers FREE and you can have as many as you want – unlimited for the WHOLE week.

Make unforgettable memories, share this lifetime experience filled with great diving, fun activities as well as a themed party to keep everyone happy and having a great jol.

Sit back and relax, with our impeccable planning we have it all under control, so enjoy your holiday and DIVE, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT

Red Sea Diving North and Tiran

A combination of the Northern Wrecks and reefs, with an extension route up in to the Gulf of Aqaba, where we visit the island of Tiran.

The Wrecks and Reefs itinerary gets to some of the most iconic dive sites Egypt has to offer, as well a few of lesser known beauties. After the check dive, this tour starts in style. The Northern Red Sea is a wreck diver’s delight. The Dunraven, Giannis D and Carnatic only add to the excitement. These 19th and 20th century wrecks have, over the course of time, formed artificial reefs but each is still packed with unique artefacts that tell their story. The mighty SS Thistlegorm – Probably the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The 129m English Freighter was bombed by German aviation on 6th October 1941. Today she creates an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 32m max depth. She is home to an enormous variety of marine life and is especially popular with large schooling fish.

Tiran and Ras Mohammed are rightly two of the best known areas for diving in the Northern Red Sea. The coral gardens play host to hundreds and thousands of candy coloured fish. The deep walls of Tiran mirror the startling drop offs of Ras Mohammed. Blue spotted sting rays, eagle rays and manta abound and the summer months see large pelagic sharks gather on the drop off – The dive spots here include Thomas, Woodhouse, Jackson Reef (with the merchant ship wreck Lara) and Gordon Reef. These reefs offer the very best in wall diving with plunging coral walls, gorgonians and fire corals with endless visibility. Turtles and Blue spotted Rays have often been spotted around this area.

R 22 999

Package Includes:

Return flights JNB/CAI/HUR and local transfers, 7 days, 6 nights onboard 5* Liveaboard, Meals, Snacks, Soda water, Tonic and Beers, 7 days of diving, 12 l Tank, Weights and Nitrox, 1 night all inclusive 5* hotel.

Package Excludes:

Airport Taxes, Service Charge, Fuel Surcharge, Port fees

South Red Sea Liveaboard Diving

In these incredibly beautiful wall dives you will spot a diverse array of marine species and large pelagic. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateau of Small Brother.

Daedulus with its wall drop offs offer some of the most incredible diving found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations with a cooling current which gives us the opportunity to see schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks. Elphinstone has sheer walls and small softer corals giving sightings to the White Tip Oceanic.

R 24 999

Package Includes:

Return flights JNB/CAI/HUR and local transfers, 7 days, 6 nights onboard 5* Liveaboard, Meals, Snacks, Soda water, Tonic and Beers, 7 days of diving, 12 l Tank, Weights and Nitrox, 1 night all inclusive 5* hotel.

Package Excludes:

Airport Taxes, Service Charge, Fuel Surcharge, Port fees

Additional Excursions when Red Sea Diving

A day tour of the best of Cairo – Tahir Square, Museum, Pyramids & Sphinx and the Khan el-Khalili Market

We tour the world famous Museum in Tahir Square, this museum is home to the biggest collection of Ancient Pharaonic Egypt. In the Museum you can find an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in the Ancient world made of many different metals, including gold, silver, and bronze. On the ground floor are artifacts from the New Kingdom.

R 2500 each approx. (Not included 5$ tippayable to the guide – per person)

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

Khan el-Khalili Market, one of the oldest markets of Egypt where the Bazaars sell souvenirs, antiques and jewellery, many traditional workshops continue to operate in the surrounding area. In addition to shops, there are several coffee houses, restaurants and street food vendors within the market.

Itinerary for your Red Sea Diving Liveaboard trip

Day 1

Check in at OR Tambo (Upstairs Terminal B – EgyptAir Counter) for a 21h45 flight from Johannesburg dinner and breakfast offered onboard the flight. Alcohol is not served on the flight.

During the flight you will fill out an arrival card. Arrive at Cairo airport terminal 3 then move through immigration to the connecting flights terminal for your domestic flight to Hurghada.

Landing at Hurghada airport where you will find Red Sea Jol rep waiting for you and will take you for a short bus ride to the Marina.

Check in on the boat and then the fun starts, the boat will leave the marina at the same day after lunch for check dive and night dive

Day 3 to Day 7

Diving the best of the Red Sea.

Braai onboard, evening entertainment, snorkelling and watersports activities as well as a themed party!

Day 7

After doing a morning dive the boat return to Hurghada Marina for fun night out, some shopping, try some local food and have some drinks.

Check into a 5* Hurghada Hotel.

Day 8

Cairo Tour

We have a delicious breakfast then early flight to Cairo where u will find our agent who will take you for a fantastic tour in Cairo, and then to the airport to fly back full day Cairo tour pyramids Sphinx and museum with lunch, then to the airport to fly back to South Africa

Day 9

Flight departs Saturday night from Cairo International to Johannesburg OR Tambo landed Sunday morning 7h15

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