Sea Serpent Grand is the flagship of the Sea Serpent's Red Sea cruise fleet and doesn't skimp on luxury in any respect. This modern 43 metre long liveaboard is designed with speed and luxury in mind, ensuring scuba divers get between sites as quickly and comfortably as possible while maintaining stability, even in rough seas.
14 cabins are to be found on Sea Serpent Grand, which includes top-class Red Sea liveaboard diving comforts like music, a fridge / minibar and en-suite bathrooms which are large and feature multi-jet showers.
In the communal areas the saloon on the main deck takes advantage of all the space and is equipped with cutting edge entertainment equipment. Outside, a large open area provides the opportunity for soaking up the sun, or enjoying views of the Red Sea from a shaded area, both of which have ample comfortable seating and sun matresses.
Sea Serpent Grand is also the technical diver's dream. It features a helium/oxygen blending station and a Haskel pump, catering to both the open and closed circuit technical divers. 200-bar oxygen fills are provided as well as on-demand trimix, heliox and nitrox. Note this liveaboard has a special package available for guests from the USA.
Notes: Guests from the USA have a special package on this liveaboard with special inclusions and privileges. Please ask us.
Dive experience: Recommended (not mandatory): North & Wrecks safaris - Open Water diver license and 20 logged dives; St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone liveaboard 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), return transfers from local airport to boat, port and park fees, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max. 10 divers: 1 DM), tanks and weights, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer or torch, US$ 200 per week), diving insurance. 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),. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Sea Serpent Grand Red Sea diving cruises depart from Hurghada and Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam), and return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point can be arranged. Boarding starts at 5 pm on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Disembark before 10 am on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm on the last full day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more travel information see our information section for the Red Sea.
Non-diver rate: None
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 80% to published prices.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional diver can join the cruise in a standard cabin free of charge (total 9+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please ask us for details.
Add-on package: If you have some additional time to spend in Egypt, we recommend the awesome antiquities tours. Cairo's museums, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, all are worthy of a good visit. Near Luxor, you can board a Nile River cruise and explore the historical Valley of the Kings. 4WD deseet safaris and camel rides are also available to suit your requirements.
Sea Serpent Grand accommodates up to 28 divers in 14 cabins: There are 10 twin bed cabins - 6 on the lower deck and 4 on the upper deck (can be used as double bed). There are 2 double bed cabins on the lower deck, and there are 2 double bed suites - 1 on the main deck and 1 on the upper deck. All cabins on this liveaboard have private en-suite bathroom facilities.
All the cabins have:
En-suite bathroom with hot-water jet shower and hand basin
Nitrox - 2 motorised dive dinghies - Diving deck and platform with 3 access ladders, hot water shower and toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Helium/02 blending station - Haskel pump - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - Indoor restaurant with bar - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun chairs & matresses - Water dispenser
"Everything was great except: on the last day we arrived In Hurghada port around 20 hrs before disembarking.
After lunch, Karim (tour leader) tells everyone we MUST fill out the quality questionnaire and deliver the tips in 30 minutes. Then he says he needs everyone to cancel our plans of hanging out in the port and stay on the liveaboard for a movie. The movie did not start until 9:30 pm so he kept us waiting for 3 hours to show us a video of the pictures he took. After the movie ended he pressures everyone (Egyptian style) to raise up their hand if they don’t want to pay, making this uncomfortable to everyone.
Since the very first check dive, he had his camera ( both hands needed ) with him until the very last dive. This is unprofessional, he is supposed to be a dive guide, not a photographer diver (we did not ask for any pictures). Instead of helping us with the check dive he was acting mad if our buoyancy was not good or for any small problem.
It is uncomfortable to ask us for generous tips (which we did give), not knowing that after we turned in the tips, he would again ask for money for a video.
We were only in 1 picture in the video and for this he made us pay 24 euros each.
Other than that, all the trip was fine, the other 2 dive guides were hard working and nice. We had fun and received a great service from everyone (except Karim who was kind of grumpy every day).
" - Juan Romero, Mexico, 9 October 2022 ...
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