MY EXCELLENCE I DEC 2021 I NORTH ROUTE - TIRAN I RED SEA

MY EXCELLENCE I DEC 2021 I NORTH ROUTE - TIRAN I RED SEA
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MY EXCELLENCE. Designed for speed and stability. En-suite, climate control cabins. Outstanding cuisine. Bar. Free WIFI and Nitrox. Re-breather friendly. Dives from tenders. English, German, Spanish and Arabic spoken



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 18 - 21 Dives
  • Languages on board - English. German. Spanish. Arabic.
  • Ras Mohammed - Shark, Yolanda. Tiran - Jackson, Gordon, Woodhouse, Thomas
  • Abu Nuhas - wrecks
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics 
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas
  • World-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm
  • Rebreather welcome
  • Snorkellers welcome 
  • Free nitrox
  • Free WIFI
  • Spacious top decks with sunbeds, lounge and bar

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiac
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox (Free). Rental Equipment ($).
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Dive Deck. 
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Rebreather Friendly
  • Movies. Library. Games 
  • Snorkelling.
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food.
  • Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts. Emergency Oxygen Kit.
  • First Aid Kits. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 24
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OUR BOAT

The Excellence liveaboard is an expansive 112 feet (34m) long and features a crew of 12 English, German, and Arabic staff members. The accommodating and experienced crew members provide a quality service to ensure the perfect dive vacation, above water as well as below. It is tastefully decorated teak interior transports Divers in style to the most popular dive destinations in the Red Sea. This spacious and comfortable liveaboard offers an incredible Dive Safari adventure.

OUR CABINS

This dive safari liveaboard yacht will accommodate 24 guests in 12 very spacious and comfortable air conditioned cabins. The cabin options on this liveaboard are:-

  • 6 Twin Bed cabins and 2 Bunk Bed cabins with portholes on the Lower Deck,
  • 1 spacious Twin bed cabin and 3 Master Double Bed Cabins on the Upper Deck. All upper deck cabins have an ocean view windows.

The oak and mahogany wood trimmed interior design gives the cabins a feeling of elegance. Each cabin is equipped with individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with hot water showers, hand basin, towels, reading light, mirror, storage, 24-hour, 220v electricity supply, and European-style 2-pin plugs. These cabins are perfect for sleeping and relaxing in privacy between dives.

FOOD ON BOARD

Meals will be plentiful and will appeal to every appetite. The chef prepared meals on the Excellence liveaboard charters are served in the air conditioned main salon and will consist of International cuisine and some local delicacies. The mouth watering meals are served 'buffet style' in the dining section of air-conditioned saloon. Three main meals will be served each day along with snacks of fruit, biscuits, tea, coffee and water, to ensure no diver goes hungry. Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Special diets such as Vegetarian and Halal can be accommodated with advance notice.

AMENITIES

Guests may spend time in the spacious air-conditioned salon which features a state-of-the-art Audio and Visual entertainment system complete with movies. No worries about staying connected to friends and family on this dive safari adventure with the availability of free onboard Wi-Fi. The perfect ending to a spectacular day of diving will be at the Bar with your buddy recapping the day’s dives. Guests have access to 2 spacious decks where they may soak up the sun on the cushioned lounge chairs, or enjoy the views of the Red Sea on the shaded deck area. Guests looking for more action between dives are welcome to try their hand at fishing or go snorkelling!

WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND WANT TO CHARTER THE WHOLE BOAT, IS THIS POSSIBLE? 

Of course this is possible. Having the whole boat for a group of friends is ideal and way cheaper. Special Group and Full Charter discounts available.

UPPER DECK - MASTER DOUBLE BED CABIN - #9, 11 & 12

This majestic looking vessel has 3 spacious Master double bed cabins with superb Ocean view windows, all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving.

  • Size:  8 m².
  • Beds:  1 Queen.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  No.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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UPPER DECK - MASTER TWIN BED CABIN - #10

This majestic looking vessel has 1 spacious Master twin bed cabin with superb Ocean view windows, all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving. (correct photo currently not available)

  • Size:  8 m².
  • Beds:  2 Twin.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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LOWER DECK - TWIN BUNK CABIN #1 & #2

This majestic looking vessel has 2 Bunk bed cabins, both equipped with air conditioning and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. These cabins are excellent place to rest between dives. 

  • Size:  7 m².
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  Yes.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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LOWER DECK -TWIN BED CABIN - #3 - #8

This majestic looking vessel has 6 spacious Twin bed cabins, all equipped with air conditioning and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving.

  • Size:  7 m².
  • Beds:  2 Twin.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  Yes.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The boat leaves from Hurghada and ends at Hurghada
  • The nearest airport is Hurghada.
  • Attention! The departure/arrival at the marina can change due to the internal logistics of the boat, the bad weather conditions of the previous week or the bad weather forecast.

DEPARTURE AND EMBARKATION

  •  The best-known and easiest airport to reach is the one in the city of Hurghada (HRG). 
  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the boat and from the boat to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price.
  • If you arrive in Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer by land is included and takes around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport Hurghada or Port Ghalib to the boat is 10 minutes.
  • Transfers from hotels  to the boat are included as well
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified here are extras, they cost money and it is not guaranteed that the boat can do them since it is not in the program.
  • At the airport or at the hotel, a person carrying a Sea Serpent sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group, there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers, transfer might need to go pick up others clients from hotels).
  • Towels and soap are included
  • The embarkation is the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins and the boarding time is in the afternoon from 5 pm until the early morning - maximum 6 am.
  • The boat leaves port in the morning around 8 am to go to the first diving point where a shallow dive to test the diving equipment, surface buoy, adjust each divers' group will take place.

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives at port in the afternoon, this day only 2 dives are done in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you are respected 24 hours before flight time after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off and visit the area if you want to, dinner will be served on the boat, and the night of this day you will sleep on the boat.
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 08:00 and 12:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is in the morning
  • Airport drop-off time is in the morning
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night in a 4 * HB hotel, if it was the case, the hotel is paid by the boat and any extra transfer is offered free of charge.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • On the Deep South area is located the Navy base of the naval forces of the Army of Egypt.
  • The dive operator routine is to request permission 2 days before the trip. In the case of a ban on navigation in the areas of Zabargad and Rocky, as well as the areas of St Johns and Abu Fendira, the route will be changed to a similar accessible one. Trip compensation and cancellation are not possible.
  • Port departure/arrival can be changed due to internal boat logistic, bad weather conditions on previous week or bad weather forecast. In case of changes all transfers are provided to the new marina, cannot be issue of refund or compensations
  • Approx. 18 - 21 dives. 30+ dives recommended Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water Diver + Deep Diver speciality are highly recommended for insurance reason (certification can be obtained for a moderate fee on board )
  • It is mandatory that each diver has the following equipment and papers:  Dive computer, surface signalling device (SMB), snorkel, diving certificate, a regulator with alternate air source, torch (for night dives), a weight belt or integrated weight jackets. 
  • We also suggest that you should have the most important spare parts with you like mask and fin straps and the repair kit for your type of regulator. Please think as well about batteries, seals and bulbs for your torch.
  • Rental equipment is not normally available onboard and need to be pre booked

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We require you have a minimum of 20 logged dives for cruises that visit the Wreck of the Thistlegorm and 30 logged dives for cruises that visit the marine parks (Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus & Rocky).
  • To dive with a dive buddy, you must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following your guide.
  • On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in the Red Sea are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere.
  • Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are around 18 to 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1: Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Hurghada. Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment.
  • DAYS 2nd to 6th  18 - 21 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "NORTH AND TIRAN": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the most important dive sites of this route.
  • DAY 7TH 2 dives in the morning. Afternoon / night, arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.
  • DAY 8 HURGHADA: Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel or airports

The North Route from Hurghada

  • The route ‘Wrecks and Reefs’ is the most complete and varied. During the week of cruise life on board, embarking and disembarking in Hurghada. This route is ideal both for those who want to discover the famous Red Sea and for those who are going for the first time on a diving cruise Liveaboard. It is suitable for all levels of diving, from novice divers to the most experienced TEC divers, although we recommend a minimum level of Advanced or similar.
  • The navigation is very short and pleasant, the diving points being further away after about two hours sailing. Its diversity allows you to enjoy dives in spectacular walls, incredible schools of fish and majestic reefs in the Ras Mohamed National Park, you can enjoy quiet nights and dreamlike landscapes like the Sinai Peninsula, or the multiple islands with its magnificent lagoons and reefs.
  • We will visit the Strait of Gubal and all the wrecks in this area where we will remember part of modern history visiting, probably the most famous wreck in the world - the SS Thistlegorm, sunk in World War II and discovered by Jacques Cousteau in the ‘50s. We will explore the spectacular reef of Abu Nuhas with wrecks Giannis D and Carnatic. And enjoy an amalgam of colours and corals in dives such as Small Crack or Shag Rock, even with a bit of luck, do snorkelling with dolphins.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani, Gubal Strait, SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Kingston, Ras Umm Sid and Small Crack. Abu Nuhas
  • Tiran - Reefs -  Thomas, Woodhouse, Gordon, Jackson

The highlight on the dives

  • Historical wrecks, Sharks (whale, hammerheads, white reef fin), Dolphins, Turtles, Mantas.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Tanks and weights
  • Nitrox
  • Wifi
  • 7 nights onboard or 6 nights onboard and last night in a 4* hotel on land
  • Meet and assist at the airport, Transfers 
  • Route fees, Reef Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa fees (25 USD per trip) paid at the airport on arrival
  • Flights, insurance
  • 15 liter tanks (40 EUR per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (100 EUR recommended)
  • Rental equipment with torch or computer 175 EUR
  • Local beer & wine

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days y 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the requirements for your nationality and entry into the country you are visiting,
  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you plan to leave the country
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to take out a travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of dive vacation booked
  • Check the electrical standards (such as what plugs are used) in your destination country before you travel and bring the appropriate adapter if necessary.
  • Itinerary and number of dives are indicative and subject to weather and conditions: safety always comes first
  • The operator of the vessel is not responsible for civil unrest, terrorism, strikes, illness, epidemics, accidents, injuries, damage, loss and theft, quarantine, customs regulations, changes to flight schedules, delays, deportation or refusal of entry by immigration authorities and other circumstances beyond our control.
  • In the event of a change in the cruise itinerary due to a major cause there is no refund, if there would be a refund if the duration of a cruise were to change, the affected passengers will be offered a credit or refund of the cruise fare pro-rated for the number of days of reduction of the cruise itinerary that was scheduled.
  • In the event that a cruise is cancelled, the ship will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative including, the option to participate in another available ship.
  • If no alternative offered is accepted by the affected cruise passengers, the ship reserves the right to provide a refund of the amount of the cruise fare paid or not.
  • All divers must provide their dive certification card
  • Dive computers are mandatory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in oil prices, etc. Changes are beyond our control and increases must be paid upon request. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not give you the right to cancel the trip.

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