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Diamond Explorer
From USD 120 per day
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Length
37m
122 ft
Max 26
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Low budget dive cruises
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Large boat

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Diamond Explorer tours around some of the Red Sea's best loved destinations. These include The Brother Islands, Deadalus Reef, The Tiran Strait, Ras Mohamed and St Johns. The yacht can accommodate 26 divers in its 14 air-conditioned cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms.

This is a large liveaboard of 37m in length and cruises at up to 15 knots, powered by twin 750 HP engines. Guests can enjoy the indoor air conditioned saloon. This features a self-service bar, TV and music system. Here is also where the dining area is. You can enjoy buffet-style means with plates presented on the service counter.

There is a comfortable open-air lounge area on the upper deck. A range of soft seating, a music system and another bar all make this a popular spot for chilling out to the max. If you prefer to be out in the sun, you can work on our tan on the sundeck.

When dive time is called, you will gather on the dive deck and gear up. Each diver has their own individual station and under-seat crate for mask, booties and other smaller bits and pieces. The dive deck has freshwater showers so you can rinse off quickly after each dive. Dive facilities include a nitrox blender, 3 compressors and 2 zodiacs. With such value-for-money cruises, this may be the one diamond you can definitely afford.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

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 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

More Trip Details...

Special offers: Extra terms and conditions for new bookings during the COVID reality:

  • Egypt has approved the resumption of international travel from 01 July 2020.
  • All travelers will be required to submit a traveler's declaration including a questionnaire on information on trips undertaken in the 14 days before coming to Egypt and a confirmation that the passengers have not shown any symptoms of Covid-19 or knowingly been in touch with coronavirus patients.
  • All travelers will need to have international medical insurance covering their stay in Egypt.
  • Travelers arriving from countries declared by the WHO as severely infected with Covid-19 up to the epidemic level are required to submit a recent PCR test upon entry into Egypt. The test must be done in the source country in a maximum of 48 hours prior to the travel date. The list of countries concerned will be announced on a regular basis on the WHO’s website.
  • The wearing of face masks inside airport facilities, physical distance is maintained, and the temperature of all travelers and airport staff is checked and luggage is disinfected before being placed on conveyor belts.
  • On board on safari or daily dive boats, the vessels will operate at a reduced capacity and the wearing of face masks is obligatory.
Offer expires: 30 Dec 2020

Dive experience: All routes require advanced open water diver certification, but guests can take their advanced course onboard if necessary (need to book before the trip). When having logged less than sufficient dives, guests can also join the trip by hiring a private dive guide for the week (US$ 413 per dive guide).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, hot drinks, scheduled return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 177 per trip), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 29 per week, environmental tax US$ 83 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$ 83 per tour), 15 litre tank (US$ 41 per tour), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), torch (US$ 35 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Diamond Explorer liveaboard diving safaris depart from Safaga or Port Ghalib, and return transfers are included from Hurghada hotels (main city only), and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports. Safaga is 30 km from Hurghada. Scheduled transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib run from 2-6 pm, and it takes approximately 4 hours. There is also a pick up at Marsa Alam Airport at 5 pm. Boarding takes place at 5 pm. The first and last night of each tour are spent in port/marina. Disembarkation is at 10 am, when there is a transfer service to the local airport. Transfers from Port Ghalib to Hurghada depart between 8-10 am.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more details visit our Red Sea 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 100% supplement of the normal published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: On request only.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): On request only.

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.


 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 14 cabins on board: 8 twin bed cabins on the lower deck, 4 double bed cabins on the main deck, and 2 twin bed cabins on the upper deck. All cabins have private bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, soap and mirror
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on main/upper deck
  • Reading lights
  • Towels
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system and extinguishers
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 15 / 16 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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