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Duration: 21 Jun 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
Price: From R 39 999
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Early Bird Pricing:  From R 39 999 per person sharing
Normal Price:  From R 43 999 per person sharing
(Limited Availability / Secure with Deposit)

Group Incentive: 8 Pay, 1 Free On Boat

 

Details:

This exclusive trip combines the best dive sites of the Northern Red Sea (Abu Nuhas Wrecks, Thistlegorm Wreck & Ras Mohammed) with the incredible wall diving of the Tiran Straits (4 undersea Mountains – Jackson, Woodhouse, Gordon & Thomas Reef). Before heading back, the journey will extend to the Gulf of Aqaba to dive the well-known Dahab Dive Sites incl. Gabr-el-Bint, Blue Hole and Canyon

M/Y Grand Sea Serpent’s length is an impressive 41 meters and she counts 2 suites and 10 cabins among her accommodations with all the facilities you would expect when traveling on a top-class liveaboard; music, fridge and ensuite bathroom are standard in all cabins. The large bathrooms all feature multiple jet showers.

M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is specifically designed for divers looking for luxury and speed between dive sites and over the past couple of years since its launch, has gained the love and respect of many divers and has become an all time Red Sea Favorite Liveaboard!




 

What’s Included:

Flights & Transfers

  • Return Flights from Johannesburg
  • All Scheduled Transfers

Liveaboard

  • 14 Nights’ accommodation on the luxurious Liveaboard
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
  • All tea, coffee, bottled water & soft drinks
  • FREE BEER
  • UNLIMITED DIVING
  • Hire of 12L Tanks & Weights
  • Nitrox
  • Marine Park Fee and Fuel Surcharge
  • Port Fees
  • Dive & Travel Insurance (under age of 69)

 

What’s Excluded:

  • Airport taxes (Approx. R 4 500)
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • 15L Cylinder (€40 for the week)
  • Crew Gratuities (€70pp – divided amongst the crew)
  • Visa (R300 pp – SA Passport)

 

Optional Hurghada Day Use Room:                                           R 960 pp, sharing

Optional Cairo Day Tour:                                                             R 1 999 pp, sharing

Where is the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.

 

Deck / Cabin Specifications:

Accommodations are offered in 8 cabins with two single beds in each or in 4 with bunk beds (bottom bed slightly larger), all with en-suite facilities. The luxurious cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, bathrobes and towels, among other services.

Cabins:

2 Double / 20 Single

Tour Itinerary:

  • Check in at Johannesburg International airport at 18h00 for your flight to Cairo departing at 21h45.

  • On arrival in Cairo at 05h35, stay in transit for your flight to Hurghada. Met at Hurghada airport on arrival and transfer directly to Liveaboard.

    Once the check procedure is complete i.e. dive gear unpacked, safety briefings complete & all guests on board the Liveaboard will depart. In the event of late arrivals, the Liveaboard may return to port after the check dive to collect remaining guests or alternatively only depart the following day.

    The luxury Liveaboard offers 5* service, exceptional cuisine, a friendly crew and unlimited diving opportunities.

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and tea, coffee, soft drinks, beers and bottled water are freely available on board.

  • After 2 dives, return to the port and overnight on the Liveaboard. The evening can be spent shopping and exploring Hurghada. Dinner is provided on the Liveaboard.

  • Spend the day relaxing onboard in preparation for your Southern Safari. Spend the night in the Marina.

  • Depart Marina after breakfast for 2 dives in Hurghada with a possible night dive before sailing to the Brother Islands.

  • Depart Marina after breakfast for 2 dives in Hurghada with a possible night dive before sailing to the Brother Islands.

  • 3 Dives at Small Brother Island and sail to Daedalus overnight.

  • 3 Dives at Daedalus and sail to Elphinstone overnight.

  • 2-3 Dives at Elphinstone reef with a possible night dive in the Marsa Alam area. Sail to Safaga overnight.

  • After 2 dives, return to the port and overnight on the Liveaboard. The evening can be spent shopping and exploring Hurghada. Dinner is provided on the Liveaboard.

  • Check out of the Liveaboard after breakfast (by 10am).

    OPTION 1: Hurghada

    Spend the day at leisure, before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to Cairo. A day use room can be arranged at an additional cost. On arrival in Cairo, stay in transit for your flight to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10.

    OPTION 2: Cairo

    Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo. Met on arrival and embark on the ½ Cairo Day Tour (Pyramids and Sphinx). After the tour, check into a day-use hotel room. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the airport at early evening for your flight back to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10. (Meals at own cost)

  • Arrive in Johannesburg at approx. 07h10


  • Bucket List Diving Sites

    Thistlegorm Wreck

    The famous SS Thistlegorm World War II wreck is one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of trucks, motor bikes, ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North America.

    Ras Mohamed National Park

    Ras Mohamed has been described as one of the best diving sites in the world. Located at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.

    Abu Nuhas Wrecks

    Dive the famous wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

    Blue Hole

    The Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole, with a shallow opening to the sea, knows as “the saddle”. On the seaward side the depth drops steeply to over a thousand metres and has an abundance or coral and reef fsh. The dramatic wall, makes for an interesting dive.

    Canyon

    The Dahab Canyon snakes its way up from 30m to emerge through a coral dome filled with glass fish. An easy dive and the light effect caused by the sun rays is fantastic. The coral gardens in this area are teaming with marine life including Butterflyfishes, Unicornfishes, Octopus, Pufferfish and of course Red Sea Anthias, which can only be fully explored after several visits.

    Gabr el Bint

    This dive site is accessible by boat or by camel and as a result is less frequently dived and the corals are in pristine condition. The reef features a steep drop off with sandy ravines and overhands attracting numberous fish, rays and a variety of marine life. Game fish and very often turtles can be seen in the blue.

    The Brother Islands

    two undersea mountains about 50 nautical miles off-shore, form part of a Marine Park and offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of Pelagics.

    The Aida II wreck

    Lies on Big Brother – a cargo ship covered inn hard and soft corals.

    Daedalus Reef

    Also, part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the dive reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers stunning diving. Home to pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here

    Elphinstone

    A truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Southern Oceanic White tips, Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.

     

Please Note The Following

  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations & availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
  • The above prices are based on EFT payments (no cash or credit cards are accepted).

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