Notes: Fury Shoals (Dolphin adventure); This safari is mostly for snorkeling in a sheltered area where a pod of wild dolphins lives year round. Only 1 dive a day is organised for certified divers, and non-divers will have the option of 1 free try-dive during the week. It is perfect for families with children, and groups of friends searching for a different kind of trip. These safaris are open to children of any age provided that they can swim and that parents are aware that they are responsible for their children at all times. The port and park fee is US$ 33 per week.
Age limit: younger divers are welcome on all itineraries provided they have the necessary dive experience level. Childcare services are not provided and parents are responsible for their minors onboard, therefore a regular diving safari is not recommend for non-diving young children.
Dive experience: For diving trips in the marine parks, you must hold an Advanced Open Water Diver licence or equivalent. Divers who have at least 50 logged dives may join these tours provided that they take the advanced course onboard. For safaris elsewhere in Egypt, a minimum of 20 logged dives is required.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport (see below), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weightbelt and weights, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 109 per week), SMB, dive computer (US$ 54 per week), park and port fees (US$ 54 per week), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, or credit/debit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), espresso, 15 litre tank (US$ 44 per week), torch (US$ 33 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Ghani liveaboard trips in the Red Sea use either Hurghada or Port Ghalib as their ports of departure. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a yacht correspondent using a 'Dune' signboard will meet you, usually outside the arrival hall, after luggage collection and customs clearance. Private transfers are provided form the local airport, and collective minibus transfers are provided from Hurghada Airport to Port Ghalib (200 km/3,5 hours). For more details visit our Egypt travel information section.
The first and last nights of the trip are spent in port. Guests board on the first day after 2 pm. The last dive of the tour will be about 10 am on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day. If you plan to arrive very early or depart very late, the use of a day use hotel is recommended.
Non-diver rate: US$ 54 discount.
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 75% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% discount for groups of 10 or more.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 10% discount from the total cruise price.
Add-on package: We recommend some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt to add an extra dimension to your Red Sea diving 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 added to your travel itinerary to make it a once-in-a-lifetime Egyptian adventure. Other activities such as 4x4 desert safaris, birding tours, and camel rides are also available.