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MY Excellence
From USD 163 per day
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Length
34m
112 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
SSI
Wi-Fi
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South, Sudan
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Dedicated restaurant with bar
  • Rebreather facility

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MY Excellence is a stylish purpose built Hurghada liveaboard running diving charters around some of the best dive sites of the Southern Red Sea, both in Egyptian and Sudanese waters. Up to 24 divers can be accommodated in 11 twin and double en-suite cabins. 4 of the cabins are on the upper deck giving superior views and more natural light.

The decking is teak wood and all the interior spaces are tastefully furnished and comfortable. You can hang out in the large air conditioned lounge and dining room on the main deck which comes complete with full multimedia entertainment, free internet facility, and even a bar for those post dive tipples. This is the main social spot on the boat, as well as the partially shaded sundeck which suits sun bathers and shade-seekers alike.

At 34 metres long, MY Excellence boasts a huge dive deck where there is always plenty of room for kitting up, preparing for dives on air, nitrox or with rebreathers. Spacious, comfortable and stylish, MY Excellence excels among Egypt's liveaboard dive charters based in Hurghada.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Dive experience: Recommended on the Red Sea liveaboard cruises: North & Wrecks safaris - Open Water diver license and 20 logged dives; for St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; for Sudan, Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone safaris - Advanced Open Water diver license and 50 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, water and hot drinks (e.g. instant coffee, tea), dives (as detailed in the trips above), port and park fees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (Egypt trips only), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (12 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, return transfers - boat-airport.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer or torch, US$ 195 per week), diving insurance. For Sudan trips - entry visa (US$ 155, or US$ 205 for USA nationals - in new bank notes), Sudanese taxes (US$ 195 for 1 week), fuel surcharge and taxes (US$ 100 for 1 week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 45 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 45 per week), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (Sudan trips only - US$ 78 per week).
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Egypt trips: MY Excellence departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib, and return transfers from local airports to the departure point can be arranged. Check in time starts at 5 pm on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 10 am on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. Full tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. For more details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
Sudan trips: Excellence departs from Port Sudan for Sudan liveaboard trips. There are flights from Cairo to Port Sudan with Egypt Air and Sudan Airways. This is a much easier route than flying into Khartoum. Included in the Sudan visa fee are return transfers from Port Sudan to the departure point.

The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 5-10% off the published price. Depends on season and request.

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 80% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please ask us for details.

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.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Excellence can accommodate 24 divers in 12 cabins. There are 8 twin cabins on the lower deck with portholes - 6 are twin side-by-side beds and 2 are twin bunk beds. There are also 4 double/twin bed cabins with windows on the upper deck. All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin, towels, hairdryer and soap
  • Portholes
  • Windows (main deck only)
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Bedding & space for luggage
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader / Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • 2 Maids
  • Steward
  • 4 Deck Hands
Nitrox - Rebreather compatible - 2 motorized diving dinghies - Dive deck and platform with ladders, hot water shower, toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Air-conditioned saloon on main deck with TV, DVD and music players - Complimentary Wlan internet - Library with magazines, novels and fish ID books - Air-conditioned restaurant on upper deck with bar - Satellite telephone - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun chairs & matresses - Water dispenser

PADI Advanced, EANx and specialty courses available onboard.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Dining on board the MY Excellence starts with dinner on the first day and consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, plus snacks to ensure you are never hungry. You can expect a varied menu comprising a range of international dishes plus some local specialties. Meals are buffet-style with steward assistance.

  • International and local Egyptian cuisine; 4 different dishes per sitting
  • Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
  • The menus are fixed and meals are served buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant on the upper deck.
  • Snacks include biscuits, candy bars, freshly prepared afternoon snacks and fruit.
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are free of charge.
  • Soda water, tonic water, beer and wine are available for purchase.
  • All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering begins with dinner on first day.
Sample dishes: meat, chicken, fish (cooked or fried), local salads & vegetables (Tahina, Babaganoush ...), local sweets (Basbusa, Baklava, cake ...) ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2001, refurbished annually
  • Size - 34m x 8m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 800 HP MAN engines
  • 2 x 65 KW Perkins generators
  • 3 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN & int. valves (15l tanks available on request)
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 14,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 9,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 x 25 person capacity life rafts
  • 2 x Yamaha motorised dinghies - 25 & 40 HP
  • Engine room CCTV
  • HF & VHF radios
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Depth sounder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light, horn & life buoys
  • Emergency lights / flares
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 15,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen

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