Dive experience: Advanced open water level or equivalent is recommended on all Blue Force 3 liveaboard trips. A minimum of 50 logged dives are required to join trips to Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad, Rocky and Sudan.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, hot drinks, return transfers from Hurghada Airport to the boat, 1 night stay in 5 star hotel in Hurghada where package indicates (half board basis), travel and dive insurance, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (max. 6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelt, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 146 per trip), dive computer (US$ 49 per trip), Egypt port and park fees US$ 185 per trip or Sudan port and park fees US$ 214 per week, service fees (crew tips) (US$ 68 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 49 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 29 per trip), torch (US$ 15 per dive). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Blue Force 3 uses the ports of Hurghada and Port Ghalib for its dive trips in Egypt and Port Sudan for its Sudan cruises. Return transfers are included from Hurghada and Sudan airports.
Egypt: Boarding takes place at 8 pm and the boat will depart from port early morning the following day. The last dive of the trip will be at around 3 pm on the penultimate day, then Blue Force 2 returns to port at around 7 pm. Disembarkation is at 11 am on the final morning. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Sudan: Boarding and boat port departure takes place once all the guests have arrived. The last dive on the penultimate day will be dependent upon guest flight times (remember to wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving), then Blue Force 3 returns to port. Disembarkation is early morning on the final day.
For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section and our our Sudan travel information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 70% for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Egypt safaris: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabin (total 9+ guests). Sudan trips: Pay for 5 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabin (total 6+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Egypt: Pay for 22 guests and 4 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabins. Sudan: Pay for 21 guests and 5 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge in the lowest price cabins.
Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.