Red Sea Aggressor I, a 36m (120ft) monohull yacht, is built for comfort, safety and stability. She offers 2 different itineraries: 7 nights Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone and 7 nights Southern Red Sea, St. John & Daedalus. On occasion, she may also sail for 10 nights a Red Sea combination trip (best of Brothers and Southern itineraries).
Boat & Service
As with all vessels in the Aggressor Fleet, you can expect that little extra when it comes to complimentary on board services and facilities like fresh towels as needed, hair dryers and spacious wardrobes in your cabin. Linens are changed as requested. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of Egyptian feasts and local cuisine. Beverages (soft beverages, local beer and wine) are complimentary while onboard.
Accommodation & Facilities
The yacht provides comfortable accommodation for up to 20 guests in 10 spacious staterooms. Each stateroom is independently air-conditioned, has a private head and shower, picture window or porthole view, mirrored wardrobe, hair dryer, fresh towels and volume controls. Each stateroom also features a 22-inch flat screen TV with a DVD player offering a selection of movies.
The Red Sea Aggressor I has 3 Master staterooms (#8, #9, #10), each with a queen bed and 7 Deluxe staterooms (#1 to #7), each with two twin beds. It has a beautiful spacious salon, large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges and deck chairs, bar and a complete photo/video center. The onboard video format is both NTSC and PAL. There is a charging station and a large camera table available for your camera and video equipment. Voltage onboard is 220V.
The crew of the Red Sea Aggressor I, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate in service. While onboard you may pick a buddy of your choice or dive with one of the yacht’s crewmembers. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment. The Red Sea Aggressor I provides 12L aluminum tanks, weight belts and weights, and has both K-valves (US) and DIN (International) valves.
All dives are made from the Red Sea Aggressor I skiffs which are capable of carrying 10 guests each for quick access to even the most remote dive sites. The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow divers easy exits and entries. Guests will still be in close proximity to Egypt’s Red Sea finest diving. Skiff diving has proven itself in this location. In between dives, you may snorkel, explore secluded beaches, or just relax with a cold drink and mid-morning snack. Guests may dive up to 4-5 dives per day including night diving when possible.
You’ll be diving in water that averages 23-29C (74-84F). Most guests make as many as 5 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wetsuit in the summer and 5mm in winter should be comfortable and adequate.
Dive Areas Red Sea
Both island locations are in the middle of the Red Sea (~ 9 hours from coast). 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. 2x 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.
Southern Route Itinerary
Dives along the South of Egypts Red Sea. Sites like Sha’ab Claudia offer extensive reefs and coral gardens. Coral tunnels and caverns for divers to explore. Fury Shoal’s offer more exposed reefs and wall dives that attract the pelagics. Reefs such as Sha’ab Mansour and Sataya, divers go deep on the walls to see schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and sharks. Dolphin Reef at Sataya offers a coral lagoon where divers can spend one or two dives and snorkeling with resident Spinner Dolphin pods. Great sheltered bays for night diving.
Qualified instructors and divemasters organise the diving. Thorough briefings will prepare you for the dives. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic local dive guides make sure that you don't miss the unique and elusive critter life.
NITROX fills for NITROX certified divers (additional charges apply).
A PADI NITROX certification course is available on board.
Lots of space to prepare your camera gear before and after dives.
Underwater photographers are very well catered for.
Email or internet are not available on board the boat, however, there is a satellite phone available for incoming and outgoing calls for a fee.
Red Sea Aggressor I is a very spacious and very comfortable dive boat that offers guests some of the best dive excursions available in the southern Red Sea.