Departure Copenhagen 2019-11-28, Liveaboard MY Blue Pearl Simply the Best

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Flights
2019-11-28. Copenhagen to Hurghada. Directflights
2019-12-05 Hurghada return to Copenhagen. Directflights

Price is including:

  • Return direct charter flights
  • Round trip Transfers from the airport to the boat
  • 7 nights full-board accommodation on board.
  • Mineral water,  tea, coffee & soft drinks
  • 3-4 dives per day (2-3 dives on the last day)
  • Dive guides services 
  • Port fees& environmental/Marine park  taxes
  • Tanks & weights
  • Nitrox
  • Visa for Scandinavian passport holders

Price is not including

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Rental Equipment
  • Any individual insurance 

MY Blue Pearl
Elegant in design both inside and out, MY Blue Pearl and it’s crew will offer you not just the warmest of welcomes but some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer.
Built in November 2003, at a length of 36m and breadth of 8m MY Blue Pearl cruises all routes from the North to the South taking in the most famous and sought after itineraries from the classical Northern Wrecks & Reefs down to the marine parks of Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky.
Accommodating up to a maximum of 20 guests MY Blue Pearl offers 8 twin bedded cabins and 2 double bedded upper deck master cabins, all en suite and all with A/C. MY Blue Pearl offers a comfortable lounge and dining area equipped with TV, DVD and CD player, outside you can find 2 spacious partly shaded cushioned sun decks allowing ample space for relaxation.
Twin staircases leading to a large dive platform with a charging station for your torch and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and on deck showers

 

 

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Simply The Best

Simply The Best (Brothers, Daedalus reef & Elphinstone)
The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.
Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.
The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.
The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.
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 some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here.
Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis, not to mention close encouters with the famous oceanic white tip sharks.

For who do we recommend this trip?
We recommend this trip for divers with above basic training (PADI
Advanced OWD or CMAS 2 stars) along with at least 30-50 logged dives.
For divers with no advanced training, we can gladly offer you an
Advanced OW course onboard. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Our Liveaboards Packages incl. flight

Diving from a Liveaboard is the ultimate diving experience which will allow you to experience the best of the Red Sea.

No matter which route you choose, you will not be disappointed. Dive into the clear and warm waters surrounded by beautiful corals, fascinating creatures and exciting wrecks. All this plus the comfort of the boats and our experienced dive guides will surely make your diving holiday an unforgettable experience.

Trip
We fly direct to Egypt. You shall be welcomed by our representatives at the airport who will transfer you to the boat. First night is spent onboard at the Port. The boat will leave the Port the following morning. Weather and conditions permitting, 3-4 dives are offered per day, including a night dive( Note that night dives are prohibited at the Brothers & Daedalus reef). The boat will return to port on the day prior to your flight back home. Last night is spent onboard at the Port. Check out is after breakfast on the last day, after which you will be transfered back to the aiport.

Cabins
the price offered includes a share in a twin beds/double bed cabin. Single accommodation is available for a surcharge. the rates can vary so kindly check with us! 

Meals
3 Meals are offered per day, international cuisine, buffet style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
Cookies, snacks, coffee and tea are available all day. As well as water and soft drinks. You can buy wine and beers onboard.

Diving
3-4 dives per day (including a night dive). On the last day only 2 dives are offered, And for Marine Park destinations such as the Brothers and Daedalus only 3 day dives are offered as night dives are prohibited. Apart from the crew, 2 experienced local dive guides are at your service. 12 Ltr tanks and weights are available for no charge

Health & diving
Scuba Diving requires good health. It is important that the diver has good health and is healthy for scuba diving. The Responsibility lies on the travelers to check up their health.  Especially the travelers who have reached the age of 45 are advised to do a health check for diving before the trip. Form to bring to healthcare doctors can be found in the following link. https://www.divingtravel.se/medicform.pdf

Equipment rental onboard 
Only loans of weights and 12 liters scuba tanks are included in the package. Our recommendation is that you bring your own scuba equipment. For those who do not have their own diving equipment there is the possibility to rent on board. Ask us, We can forward your request to the boat.

Check in & extra baggage
Checked in allowance baggage is 20 Kg incl. 5 kg hand baggage. 
You can buy extra baggage allowance, costs between 600-700 kr. But 1 bag cannot exceed 30 kg.

Payment
Deposit 3000 kr to be paid within 8 days of receipt of trip's invoice  
Outstanding balance payable at least 60 days before trip's starting date 

Book now and pay later
in cooperation with Wasa Kredit (financial company) and if you are Swedish resident.
We can provide support for loan through Wasa Kredit. It is easy and fast. You can choose to pay back in 3 or 24 months. For more information please contact us.

About the country

Egypt is located in the northeastern corner of Africa and shares borders Libya in the west, Sudan in the south, Israel and the Gaza Strip in the northeast.

Climate
In Egypt the sun shines all year long. Summer is extremely hot (May-September) where it is not uncommon for temperatures to reach above 40 degrees. Only in December will it be cool again, especially in the nights. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures averaging between 15 and 22 degrees.
The water temperature in the Red Sea along the Egyptian coast rises in summer (July, Aug, Sep, Oct) to about 30 degrees. In winter it can be around 20-22 degrees.

Diving
In Egypt, you can dive the clear waters of the Red Sea. The Red Sea is the northernmost tropical sea on the planet and also the closest to Europe. Coral reefs in the Red Sea always offer a fascinationg and most elaborate scenery. The Red Sea is also famous for its WWII shipwrecks. It is by far one of the world's best diving waters.

Passport and visa
Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa for Egypt. You will need a passport that is valid for at least another six months after returning home.

Currency
Egyptian Pound
100 SEK = approx. 200 EGP
(spring 2018)

Electrical power
220 V. 2 pin plug same as here

Language
Arabic. Most people who work with tourists speak very well English.

Local time
Swedish time +1 hour. Egypt changes to summer time / winter time at times other than Sweden