RED SEA TEch & REc

24/11/-1/12/2022

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WRECKS

Photos by Jesper Kjoller, Alex Dawson and Keril Igorov

ITINERARY

Join us on a trip to one of the hotspots for wrecks - the Northern Red Sea. Hundreds of ship have found unplanned resting spots in these blue and crystal clear waters. On this trip we will be offering dedicated dives for tech divers and recreational divers.

This trip is hosted by TDI Tech Instructor Philip Christoff and underwater photographer Simon Lorenz.
 

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THE REGION

Storms, strong winds, dangerous currents and countless reefs have made the Red Sea difficult to navigate for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were renowned shipbuilders and the Romans travelled along Red Sea shores, later steam boats and then modern ships.

Over the years hundreds of ships ran aground or sank for other reasons creating one of the most exciting wreck diving locations worldwide.

Photos by Jesper Kjoller, Alex Dawson and Keril Igorov

photos from the Red Sea wreck haven
 

THE Boat

MV Nouran is a 36m mahogany hulled vessel that caters for her 24 guests with 12 cabins and en-suite bathrooms; as well as a spacious air-conditioned lounge, an independent dining area and several outdoor relaxation areas to choose from. Equivalent to a floating dive centre, the MV Nouran is fully equipped with underwater scooters, an unlimited selection of tanks and other basic dive gear.

TECH DIVING

On this trip you can dive in whatever setting you prefer. Our boat offers tech support for twins, sidemount and rebreathers. Technical dives will include extending bottom time in the 30-40m range and exploring deeper wrecks to 45m for those with TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures certification or equivalent. There is also the opportunity to dive wrecks to 55m for those holding a TDI Extended Range certification or equivalent. 

All technical dives must be planned with conservative gas, decompression and oxygen limits. For those of you lacking technical certification we can advise on opportunities to take these courses before the trip.

ReCreational DIVING

For guests with no technical background can enjoy an introduction to wreck diving. With ample briefing you will be exploring the inside and outside of large wrecks, improving confidence and skill on every dive. Both group leaders will be looking after you in terms of planing and during the dives.

Underwater photography

For divers with a keen interest in underwater photography, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Simon Lorenz will host several workshops around underwater photography and wreck photography in particular. Where possible we will install video lights to give everyone the possibility of creating those gloomy wreck shots that everyone loves.

As a special bonus Simon will share his photos and videos of the trip with you for free. ​

YOUR insiders ON THIS TRIP

Phil Christoff

Extended Range Instructor, Sidemount Instructor, Rebreather Instructor

Our tech group leader Phil is originally from Sweden but has lived for most of his life abroad. The last few years he has been in charge of the technical diving at Manta Dive on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. He is OC extended range instructor and hold certifications for closed circuit  JJ-CCR and SF2 advanced trimix. Phil will be leading the technical divers and focus on helping to plan dives of all levels. He will reach out before the trip and learn about your skills, equipment and dive plans.

Simon lorenz

Photographer, Instructor, Journalist

Simon is an underwater photographer and journalist who speaks 6 languages, and has dived on 6 continents. The founder of Insider Divers aims to create group trip experiences with special extras, such as diving unusual sites, with unique animals or talks with local experts. A scuba instructor as well as photography teacher he offers additional training during trips. On this trip Simon will hosts the recreational dive team and coach everyone on how to take the best photos of wrecks. His professional photos and videos will be shared with everyone for free.

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from our 2018 Truk expedition