Liveaboard / Red Sea. M/Y Excellence, Route North & Wrecks. Departure Stockholm 2019-10-24

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Flights
2019-10-24 Stockholm, take off 08:30 arrival Hurghada 13:50
2019-10-31 Hurghada take off 15:00 arrival Stockholm  19:40


Price is including
Flight t/f Hurghada 
round trip transfer to the boat
7 nights 6 days diving onboard
Full board (all meals) as well as snacks, water, tea, coffee &
soft drinks
Use of 12 Ltr tank and weights
Nitrox Free
Taxes and supplements

Entry visa for Scandinavian passport holders

Price is not including
Rental equipment
Individual travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages

MY Excellence
Built in Alexandria’s best shipyard, MY Excellence is a new class of 5 star Luxury wooden boats designed for optimal speed and stability.
This majestic looking vessel has 22 berths in 11 spacious cabins, all equipped with air condition and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance.
The Salon is extremely spacious and is equipped with the latest in multimedia entertainment.
MY Excellence’s half shaded deck is the perfect spot for socializing between and after dives, while the top deck is ideal for both tanning and star gazing.
All decks are made with the finest teak wood to give this boat the finish its name deserves.
Especially designed for divers, MY Excellence is no compromise between luxury and efficiency

 

 

 

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North Safari from Hurghada

Northern wrecks & Reefs
This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.
Dive the famous four 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.
The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and 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 ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same demise only two days later.
This Red Sea diving safari will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park 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.
You will also visit the Red Sea diving reefs off Hurghada which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit

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 15-20 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