Abu Ghusun, El Qulaan Lagoon & Hankorab Beach

Snorkeling (diving) in Abu Ghusun to explore a wreck that sank in 1993. In El Qulaan Lagoon we walk along the sandy beach to the mangroves, in Hankorab Beach we explore a fantastic underwater world.

This type of excursion is especially new for snorkelers and we are happy to include it in our program.

This is an excursion which is divided into 3 parts.
The first part is, as the name suggests, a trip to the most famous shipwreck in the Marsa Alam region, the Hamada off the coast of Abu Ghusun.

This destination is located about 70 km south of Marsa Alam on a wide sandy beach with a small bay. So far it was almost exclusively reserved for divers to marvel at this large wreck with its relatively intact bridge, partly overgrown with coral, which struck the reef off the coast of Abu Ghusun in 1993 during stormy sea and sank afterwards.

However, it is also very easy to see and explore as a snorkeler, as the upper part is not more than 5-6m away from the water surface.

Abu Ghusun

The entrance to the water is via soft sandy ground, which slowly and gradually drops off and you can snorkel comfortably along the southern reef edge until you reach the wreck of the Hamada after about 10 minutes. Here you can’t get out of the amazement and time literally runs away in the water. On the way back, one can explore the beautiful reef, which stretches until shortly before getting out of the water, before continuing on to the second part of our excursion.

El Qulaan Lagoon

After another 15 km drive we enter snow-white sandy beaches with an incredible variety of mangroves. This magical place is called El Qulaan. Not to be confused with the islands of the same name. It is a small fishing village on the edge of a unique mangrove world with a large turquoise lagoon. Here we will have a delicious lunch consisting of a buffet in the „Qulaan Restaurant“ which is located in the immediate vicinity of this landscape, with a view to this wonderful natural spectacle. After a short digestive break we continue to the third part of our excursion.

Hankorab Beach

This is a stretch of coastline about 60 km south of Marsa Alam, lined with snow-white powdery sand that is only known from Caribbean islands. The water is turquoise blue, pleasantly warm and crystal clear. Here, in not too deep incidents, one finds an underwater world of superlatives that does not let one go anymore. The beach with its fantastic sand invites you to relax and unwind. Walks on the beach itself or in the knee-deep water are always possible and the time at this place runs out.

When the day slowly comes to an end, we will also have to leave this magical place of relaxation and for everyone the transfer back to their hotel will take place.

Time: 1 Day   |   Number: 4-8 Persons   |   Price per Diver10€   |   Price per Snorkeler70€

For all hotels north of Coraya Bay up to and including all hotels in El Quseir we charge
a transfer surcharge of 2,50/p.P.

These excursions are not suitable for children under the age of 3.
For children from 3 to 10 years, half the price per child applies.

All information on payment and the procedure can be found under AGB point 2.

Time: 1 Day

Number: 4-8 Persons

Price per Diver10€

Price per Snorkeler70€

 

For all hotels north of Coraya Bay up to and including all hotels in El Quseir we charge
a transfer surcharge of 2,50/p.P.

These excursions are not suitable for children under the age of 3.
For children from 3 to 10 years, half the price per child applies.

All information on payment and the procedure can be found under AGB point 2.

Please do not forget to bring a copy of your passport/identity card.

the Process

 

Depending on the distance to this destination, you will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning. Afterwards we drive south to the first part of our excursion, where we will stay until noon.

After having spent a nice time there, we drive on to El Qulaan. There we have lunch, which consists of a rich buffet including drinks.
Afterwards we drive to Ras Hankorab, where we will once again explore the magnificent and fascinating underwater world.
Finally, each guest will be transferred back to the hotel, where you can process your experiences and impressions from this day.

 

incl. transfer from and back to the hotel
incl. lunch in buffet form
incl. non-alcoholic soft drinks
incl. smaller snacks for in between
incl. air bottles and lead

Divers watch out

We need your logbook and brevet from you in order to be able to track your level of training and your level of experience.
A total of 2 dives can be carried out.

INFO:

Due to weather-related factors, the tours may be restricted and/or postponed at any time. However, we will inform you in good time and inform you about the further course of the tour.