• Includes & Excludes
  • Itinerary
  • Optional Extensions
  • Diving Highlights
  • Liveaboard Details
Includes:
  • All scheduled transfers
  • 6 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
  • Free Nitrox
  • Marine Park Fee and Fuel Surcharge
  • Port Fees
  • Reef Taxes
Excludes:
  • Flights & Taxes (Approx. R 12 500)
  • Hire of dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • 15L Cylinder (€40 for the week)
  • Crew Gratuities (€100pp – divided amongst the crew)
  • Visa (R350 pp – SA Passport)
  • Insurance
  • Final Night in Hurghada
Cabin Upgrades:
  • Sun deck Suite (1): R 1 000 pp
  • Sun deck Double Cabin (1): R 1 000 pp
  • Sundeck Twin Cabin (1): R 1 000pp
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
  • R 5000 non refundable deposit to secure your booking, balance payable 60 days prior to departure.
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations and availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date. If you would like to secure your price to avoid any fluctuations we will provide you with a final invoice  (calculated at the exchange rate at time) and payment will need to me made in FULL within 24 hours of receipt of the invoice.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles
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.

Itineraries

Day 1

Depart Johannesburg

Check in at Johannesburg International airport at 18h00 for your flight to Cairo departing at 21h45. Dinner is served onboard.

Day 2-7

Cairo , Hurghada, Liveaboard

On arrival in Cairo at 05h35, stay in transit for your flight to Hurghada. You will be met at Hurghada airport and transferred to Port Ghaleb, approximately a 3 hour road transfer, where you will step into your luxurious cabin and unpack to unwind for the week. Soon after that you will be submerging yourself into the warm, crystal clear waters of the Red Sea with its wonderful sea life. Once the check in 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. Dive St. Johns Reef, Fury Shoals and Elphinstone

Day 8

Hurghada

After 2 dives, return to the port and check out of the liveaboard. Transfer to Hurghada (approx. 3 hour drive) and check into the Bella Vista hotel which is ideally situated close to the restaurants, coffee bars and shops. Spend the evening enjoying the night life and exploring the area.

Day 9

Hurghada

Option 1: Spend the day at leisure in Hurghada, and after a late checkout transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo, remain in transit for your flight to Johannesburg. Option 2: Check out after breakfast for your flight to Cairo where you will be met on arrival and embark directly for the full Day Tour. Return to the airport in the evening for your flight home.

Day 10

Arrive in Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg at approx. 07h10

R 2 095 pp sharing
After disembarking on the evening of the 07 July you will commence the 3-hour road transfer from Port Ghalib Marina to Hurghada. Once there you can enjoy an all-inclusive experience at the 4-star Bella Vista Hotel. Enjoy access to both the beach as well as the swimming pool for you to relax and unwind. Enjoy dinner on the evening of your arrival as well as breakfast in the morning and a leisurely lunch. Check out at 17h00 before heading back to Cairo for your flight home.
INCLUDES:
• Scheduled transfers
• 1 Nights’ accommodation at the 4* Bella Vista Resort
• Breakfast, lunch & dinner
• Drinks
• Access to the beach and swimming pool
• Late checkout

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 5 095 pp sharing
This extension is ideal for the free day at the end of your trip before your flight home. As above after disembarking on the evening of the 07 July you will commence the 3-hour road transfer from Port Ghalib Marina to Hurghada. Enjoy an all-inclusive experience at the 4-star Bella Vista Hotel. Enjoy access to both the beach as well as the swimming pool for you to relax and unwind before dinner. After an early morning transfer to Hurhghada airport, fly to Cairo for your day tour.

As the capital of Egypt, Cairo boasts a number of worthy attractions. Our tour includes the main hotspots on offer to get a complete Cairo experience. Transfer to the airport in the morning for the flight to Cairo. Met on arrival, you will be collected in an airconditioned vehicle and taken for a tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx by an English-speaking Egyptian guide. You will then be taken to the brand new Grand Egyptian Museum which is the largest archaeological museum in the world to explore thousands of artifacts, many of which are now on display for the first time. You will then be collected and taken to a bustling Egyptian bazaar to browse the many goods on offer including antiques, handcrafts, shishas, spices and other special Egyptian souvenirs in this authentic market place setting. After the tour, transfer to the airport at early evening for your flight back to Johannesburg departing at approx. 23h10.
INCLUDES CAIRO:
• Scheduled Transfers
• Entrance Fees
• Sphinx & Pyramids (Guided)
• New Grand Museum
• Kahn el Khalili bazaar (Guided)
• Liability insurance
INCLUDES HURGHADA:
• Scheduled transfers
• 1 Nights’ accommodation at the 4* Bella Vista Resort
• Dinner & Breakfast
• Drinks
• Access to the beach and swimming pool
EXCLUDES HURGHADA:
• Meals not specified
EXCLUDES CAIRO:
• Gratuity: €10 p.p x 2

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 9 750 pp sharing
This option combines the best of both worlds and allows you to explore Cairo as well as relax in Hurghada. Experience what the 1-day Cairo tour has to offer, but at a slightly more relaxed pace. You can enjoy the scheduled tours during the day and spend the evenings at leisure either at the hotel or exploring the sites in the vicinity. At the end of your Liveaboard safari you can spend the evening and following day relaxing in Hurghada at either the beach, the swimming pool or in your room.
INCLUDES CAIRO:
2 Nights accommodation at the centrally located 4 * Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel
Breakfast
Scheduled Transfers
Entrance Fees
Day 1: Half day tour of the New Grand Museum
Day 2: Tour of the Sphinx & Pyramids followed by an excursion to the Kahn el Khalili bazaar (Guided)
Liability insurance
INCLUDES HURGHADA:
• Scheduled transfers
• 1 Nights’ accommodation at the 4* Bella Vista Resort
• Breakfast, lunch & dinner
• Drinks
• Access to the beach and swimming pool
• Late checkout
EXCLUDES:
• Meals not specified
EXCLUDES CAIRO:
• Gratuity: €10 p.p x 2
• Optional Nile Dinner Cruise

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

R 9 450 pp sharing
Luxor is the world’s greatest open-air museum, containing some the largest and most striking ancient monuments ever constructed. Enjoy this extension before you continue on to Hurghada for the Liveaboard Safari. Once you land in Cairo you will continue via connecting flight directly to Luxor Airport. Once in Luxor you can enjoy this tailor-made experience which includes the key highlights that Luxor has to offer. Experience the vast mix of decayed temples, chapels and pylons on a half day tour of Karnak and temples tour. Explore the most famous necropolis of the ancient Thebes, where you can find the tombs of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Ramses II, Ramses III and queens such as Nefertari on the full day Kings, Queens & Hatshepsut tour. Be dazzled by the sound and light show at Karnak. Once your Luxor extension is completed you will be transferred by road (4-hour drive) to the awaiting Liveaboard in Hurghada to set sale on your next adventure.
INCLUDES:
• Scheduled Transfers in Luxor
• Road transfer from Luxor to Hurghada (3 - 4 hour drive)
• 2 Nights’ accommodation in a Nile view room at the 4* Steigenberger achti Luxor resort
• Breakfast
• Guide
• Entrance Fees
• Half day tour of Karnak and Luxor temples
• Full day Tour: Kings, Queens and Hatshepsut
• Sound and Light Show, Karnak

EXCLUDES:
• Meals not specified
• Gratuities

ADD OPTIONAL CAIRO R 5 095 pp OR OPTIONAL HURGHADA EXTENSION R 2 095 pps FOR AFTER THE LIVEABOARD SAFARI

Please note:
All above prices are based on groups of 7 PAX or more. Please contact us should you require a quote for a specific number of people

Diving Highlights and Bucket List Dive Sites:

ST John’s (Border of Sudan):

This area offers some of the best diving in the Red Sea and one is spoilt for choice with the chain of reefs and wealth of dive sites in this area. The numerous drop offs, tunnels and hard & soft coral formations make for spectacular diving and a photographer’s paradise. Sharks, dolphins and pelagics are common sightings in this area.

St. Johns Caves (Umm Kharalim)

A spectacular and memorable dive made up of shallow cracks in the reef which opens into caverns and overhangs. Sunlight comes streaming in through the tunnels creating a unique and truly memorable dive.

Habili Ali

Hammerhead sharks, grey reef and silver-tip sharks have been seen here and the reef is characterised by giant gorgonians and black corals.

Gota Soraya

This is known as one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea which an abundance of corals and alive with marine life. Also a popular area to see sharks.

FURY SHOAL:

The Fury shoal has beautiful coral reefs and numerous spectacular dive sites. The reefs are inhabited by variety of pelagic fish, sharks, dolphins and an abundance of hard and soft corals.

Dolphin Reef

A pod of spinner dolphins has been known to live in this area and are often sighted while scuba diving here.

Abu Galawa Soraya

Located towards the northern edge of the Shoal this reef offers spectacular hard corals and a small wreck of a sailing boat which is alive with marine life.

Sha’ab Claude

Famous for its maze of swim throughs and some of the largest caves in the Red Sea. The rays of light come streaming into the large rooms creating beautiful visual effects. There is a resident Napoleon that often greets the divers and white tip reef sharks have been spotted on the outer reefs.

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.

 

 

 

 

DECK / CABIN SPECIFICATIONS M/Y SEA SERPENT:

The liveaboard M/Y Sea Serpent can accommodate groups of up to 22 divers in 11 cabins (9 twin) and (2 double). The luxurious cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, mini bar, bathrobes and towels, among other services.

Lower Deck:
8 x Twin Cabins

Diving Deck:
1 x Twin Cabin 2 x Double Cabins

 

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