from € 2500
Diving on Socotra island
In recent years the archipelago of Socotra became known not only among fans of the phototours, but also professional divers. This is not surprising, given that waters of the archipelago is home to over 600 species of fish, 200 species of coral and algae, whiter than 300 species of crustaceans, as well as about 500 species of mollusks. This natural diversity, a relatively mild climate and high transparency of coastal waters, as well as the presence of sunken and submerged ships are creating almost ideal conditions for diving.
Undoubtedly, the most visited by divers object in this region is wreck "Sunrise", sunk in the Shuab bay. Around the remains of the ship can be seen almost all the inhabitants of the local waters. However, this place is quite dangerous because of the large rays with poisonous spines and hazards to be entangled in old fishing nets, which are very much on the fragments of the skeleton of the ship.
Besides the wreck Sunrise also are interesting waters of the northern coast of Sokotra, as well as the most eastern point of the island - Cape Ras Erissel. Here are a few square miles under water extending the sharp rocks, which crashed more than one ship. Many of them have become popular subjects for researches of divers.
Other neighboring islands to Socotra, such as Samha and Darcy are also very interesting for diving as flocks of mantas live here.
We offer a special diving trip, designed for a small group (6-8 people). The price of the program is approximate and is calculated individually depending on the number of participants, the time of year and the level of tourist service. Number of participants is limited due to the number of cylinders which are on the island). English-speaking guide accompanies the group. Long-distance movement on jeeps, also provided small trekking.
Keep in mind that diving on Socotra island is serving only by one experienced dive master who has experience in the sector in the SCDP protection and study of the marine environment of the archipelago.
The minimum level of certification for diving on Socotra island - AOWD (PADI) or equivalent.
It should be noted that prices for diving on Socotra are quite high (the cost of a single dive more than 100$). At the same time dives are being made from conventional fishing boats.
Possible dates for tour organization in the coming season 2014 -2015 period.: October, November, March, April and May.
Arrival in Sana'a
Arriving in Sana'a. Transfer from the airport. Accommodation in hotel of selected category.
Sana'a - Socotra island - Hadiboh - Gorge Ayaft
The flight from the capital of Yemen, Sana'a, on the Socotra island. Transfer to the city of Hadiboh. Accommodation at the hotel. After that you will enjoy excursion to the Gorge Ayaft, where frankincense trees grow.
Qalansiya - Shuab Bay - Detwah Lagoon
Today we move to village Qalansiya. Here we have planned 2 dives in the Shuab Bay to the place of wreck ship "Sunrise".
Shuab Bay - Hadiboh
After breakfast, it will be possible to make another 2 dives on the wreck "Sunrise". Those who is thirsty for diving, waits for lunch and vacation on the beautiful beach coves of Shuab.
Hadiboh - Rush Camping
After breakfast you go to the north-east of the island, where you will stay in Rush camp. Here you will make 2 dives. Rest on the beach, dinner and overnight at the camp.
Cape Ras Erissel - Dunes of Archer
After breakfast will be arranged two dives from a boat on a small sunken wreck in the area of Cape Ras Erissel. After that you go to see the white dunes of Archer.
Reserve Di Hamri - Hadiboh
After breakfast at the camp will be organized 2 dives from a boat near the village Adho in the region of Reserve Di Hamri. After diving and relaxing return on jeeps to Hadiboh. Overnight in a hotel "Summerland" 3*.
Dixam Plateau - Canyon - Hadiboh
After breakfast excursion to the central part of the island to the Dixam Plateau, where the famous mushrooms like dragon trees spread their powerful branches.
Socotra island - Sana'a
Transfer to the airport. Flight from Socotra to Sana'a. After that you will go on a tour to the Residence of Imam. Following rest in a hotel.
Flight back home
This is the final day of your stay in Yemen. After check-out from hotel transfer to the airport of Sana'a and flight back home.
The price includes: