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Cocos, part of Costa Rica, is one third of the Golden Triangle, with the Galapagos and Colobia’s Malpelo Islands making up the rest. Cocos is famous as being a liveaboard-only destination, so you will sleep, cook and while away the hours on your boat with your family or new friends you are introduced to.
The water near the surface is quite warm, but gets cold as you go deep despite proximity to the Equator. The currents lift nutrients towards the surface and the marine life follow them, so you see a lot of species and some corals.
Sheer granite cliffs are the backdrop to much of the fish-watching. What brings a lot of people is the chance to see female hammerhead sharks, which line up in the strong currents during the day, and then go off hunting after nightfall. They can arrive in schools of twenty or fifty. Undersea navies of hundreds have been seen at once.
If they aren’t enough for you, you might also see whale sharks, reef sharks or whitetips. Rays, including mantas and mobulas will drift past you and might even come up to you because they think you are a cleaner fish who will rub them down.
Your liveaboard might also instruct you a little in new techniques. If you’ve never used a rebreather, you might be shown how. They are very handy when watching hammerheads, which can be scared by the bubbles from a regulator. But the other species aren’t fazed by normal scuba gear, so you will still see other sharks, tuna without a rebreather.
With strong currents, most divers like to drop down, find a handy crevice in the cliff face, sneak in there and wait for the marine life to come swimming by. You won’t be alone – there will be a lot of fish in there with you hiding from predators.
14 Nights Red Sea Extravaganza!
We offer you 3 Nights at the Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza on an all inclusive basis, 7 nights the Red Sea Aggressor (Brothers/Daedalus/Elphinstone itinerary) on a Full board basis and 4 Nights at the Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza on an all inclusive basis including flights from Gatwick to Marsa Alam. Selected Dates from £1758.00 per person.
The Red Sea Aggressor operates from Port Ghalib.
5 star yacht
4 dives a day Brothers itinerary
Free beer and wine
Aggressor Fleet service
Both island locations are in the middle of the Red Sea They are pinnacle islands, meaning that below the surface, their walls plummet hundreds of feet vertically down, without any sandy beaches or shallow reefs around.
Surrounded by open ocean, chances of spotting big game, such as rays, sharks, and other pelagic predators, are very high around the islands. Grey Reef Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and Hammerhead schools are residents. Oceanic white tip at certain times of the year.
2 x Wrecks on Big Brother (Aida and Numidia)
One night dive is offered on this itinerary as night diving is not offered at the Brothers, regulated by the Egyptian Government, however early dawn dives are offered each morning before breakfast.
The Three Corners Fayrouz Plaza Beach Resort offers modern, comfortable accommodation in easy distance of central Port Ghalib. In a prime beachfront location around 6km from the airport, and 2km from Port Ghalib marina with its many dining and shopping opportunities.
The service is second to none, and you’ll find a great choice of dining options from the excellent main buffet to à la carte restaurants, including a Belgian-themed one! The pool area has breathtaking views across the Red Sea towards the golden sandy beach.
To book or for more information on Red Sea Liveaboard and Stay, call us on 020 8744 0474.
Enjoy Eilat This November – The Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Double or Twin Sea View from £884.00 per person on a Half Board basis.
Price includes flights from Luton and return transfers in Eilat.
The Leonardo Plaza Hotel Eilat is beautifully situated on the Red Sea right in front of the beautiful beach. The hotel provides a perfect location, close to the city center, which offers several attractions such as the scenic Dolphins Reef as well as an attractive shopping mall “Ha’Yam”.
This 4* Hotel offers 301 luxurious rooms with elegant design. Five restaurants and bars offer a variety of culinary delights and delicious drinks and spoil with exquisite Chinese, Italian and international cuisine. The hotel’s snack bar welcomes for smaller snacks whereas the poolside terrace restaurant with lounge.
The Leonardo Plaza Hotel Eilat offers a fantastic private beach and the exclusive health club with Spa facilities, sauna, large outdoor pools and a wide range of beauty treatments provides relaxation and recreation. Especially for families the kids club provides exciting activities and entertainment for the younger guests.
To book or for more information on Enjoy Eilat This November – The Leonardo Plaza Hotel, call us on 020 8744 0474.