Careless Reef Tours

Careless Reef
The corals of Careless Reef, set in the open waters of the Red Sea about an hour from Hurghada, are flourishing again as it recovers from the crown-of-thorns seastar’s predation. With excellent visibility, shallow pinnacles, and a steep wall with caves and overhangs, it offers something for every diver, including the chance of big pelagics.

The Basics
There’s no levy to dive Careless Reef, which is always visited on a dive boat operated by one of the Hurghada dive schools. As the site is exposed, it can be difficult or indeed impossible to dive on windy days, so operators may not wish to commit to a trip until they’ve seen how conditions are on the day. Careless Reef is suited to qualified scuba divers of all levels. Most dive packages include two dives, equipment, dive guide, and food and nonalcoholic drinks during a surface interval on the boat.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Careless Reef is a must for scuba divers looking to check off Hurghada’s signature sites.
  • The water can be surprisingly cold during the Egyptian winter. Consider bringing at least a rash top or, ideally, a hooded wetsuit base layer to wear under your rental wetsuit.
  • While a number of operators in Hurghada offer accessible scuba diving, dive boats are not wheelchair friendly.

How to Get There
Careless Reef occupies an underwater seamount (shoal) in the middle of the Red Sea about an hour’s boat ride to the northeast of downtown Hurghada. As such, your only means of getting there is to book a dive package with a Hurghada scuba operator or charter your own boat.

When to Get There
Careless Reef is rarely crowded. As with other Red Sea dive sites, visibility is good year-round, but water and air temperature vary significantly over the year. October and November offer a particular sweet spot, with the water temperature still warm but the air temperature more manageable than during the baking Egyptian summer. 

Top Dive Spots in Hurghada
Besides the beach, Hurghada’s main attractions are underwater, and while much of the reef close to the shore is degraded, there are a number of magical dive sites farther out. In addition to Careless Reef, popular destinations include Stingray Station, Shedwan Island, and a wealth of Giftun Islands dive sites.
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3 HOURS PRIVATE SNORKELING TRIP TO GIFTUN ISLANDS & ABU MINQAR LONELY BEACH

Enjoy a 3 hour snorkeling private trip to one of the best coral reef on Giftun Islands and to the Lonely beach in Abu Minqar Island.After around 20 minutes ride by our speed boat we will arrive to one of the most alive corals reefs in the Red Sea near the Giftun Islands, wonderful fishes like the blackback buterfly fish, the Picasso fish, the Red Sea Clownfish and other animals like the blue spotted manta ray, morays, eels and also sometimes Dolphins will discover you the wonderful life under the sea.After this snorkeling stop, you will can enjoy of some snacks and drinks on board, have a sunbath,, listen some chill out music or just relax contemplating the cristaline water during our way to Abu Minqar Island, in a beach where you will be alone and you will feel like the paradise is yours during 1 hour!Our 3 hours private trip to Giftun and Abu Minqar is the best option to enjoy some time in the wonderful water and beaches of the Red Sea, only you, your family and friends!
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3 TO 5 HOURS PRIVATE TRIP TO ORANGE BAY BY A SPEED BOAT

Enjoy Orange Bay by your own from 3 to 5 hours in this fabulous beach!Orange Bay is located around 20 minutes from Hurghada Marina by our speed boat and is a private beach in the Giftun Islands, with all the commodities to make of this day one of the most amazing experiencies during your trip in Egypt.Orange Bay have a restaurant that offers fresh seafood, traditional and international dishes and many other options in their menu. During our trip back to Hurghada, if you want, we can do a snorkeling stop in a beautiful coral reef near the giftun Islands, where you can see the beautiful fishes and corals of the Red Sea.ITS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE THE ENTRY TO ORANGE BAY.The Mariah private boat is a powerful 7 meters boat imported from USA and equiped with a 350 horse power Mercruiser engine located at Hurghada Marina. MAXIMUM PASSENGERS: 5
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1 HOUR PRIVATE RED SEA TOUR BY A SPEED BOAT

Enjoy 1 hour in the Red Sea with your family and friends on a private speed boat and feel the fresh air of the sea. See the big Mosque and the fishermans port from the seaview, have a bath on the Red Sea, snorkel in the corals and enjoy a pleasant time with your family and friends!Our 1 hour trip is the best option for a break on your visit at Hurghada Marina or to have a nice and diferent time during your holidays in Egypt.
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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4 HOURS PRIVATE SNORKELING WITH DOLPHINS TRIP BY A SPEED BOAT

Enjoy a 4 hours private snorkeling trip to Dolphin house, a coral reef, 45 minutes away by speed boat from Hurghada Marina, where is very usual to find dolphins.Once in Dolphin House, we will put on our snorkeling masks and we will enjoy one of the best experiences in life, snorkel with FREE dolphins in the open sea!After spend 2 hours in Sharb el Erg, we will do another snorkeling stop in El Fanadir, a very beautiful reef near el Gouna, where you can find many kind of sea life: Exotic fishes, beautiful corals, blue spotted manta rays, morays and many other animals.In our way back you will be able to see the coastline of Hurghada and we will do a little stop to contemplate the magnificient El Mina Mosque and the fishermans port before to arrive.We are very respectful with Dolphins, we follow the rules of HEPCA and we highly recommend not to go in a tour with lots of people jumping at the same time to the water to chase the Dolphins.
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2 HOURS PRIVATE SNORKELING TRIP TO GIFTUN ISLAND'S CORAL REEFS BY A SPEED BOAT

Enjoy a 2 hour snorkeling trip to one of the best coral reef on Giftun Islands. After around 20 minutes ride by our speed boat we will arrive to one of the most alive corals reefs in the Red Sea, wonderful fishes like the blackback buterfly fish, the Picasso fish, the Red Sea Clownfish and other animals like the blue spotted manta ray, morays, eels and also sometimes Dolphins will show you the wonderful life under the sea.During our trip you can also enjoy of some snacks and drinks on board, have a sunbath in the front of the boat, listen some chill out music or just relax contemplating the cristaline water.Our 2 hous trip to Giftun Islands are the best option for spend some hours in the wonderful sea, have a break on your visit to Hurghada Marina or to do some different activity during your holidays.
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