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From USD 133 per day
119 ft
Max 20
At a glance...
  • Dive cruises throughout the Red Sea
  • ENOS diver safety system
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Multi-award winning liveaboard
  • Large boat

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Do you desire to dive with oceanic whitetip sharks in their natural environment? Then maybe the M/Y Longimanus Red Sea liveaboard is the right choice for you! It's certainly been the right choice for many scuba divers over the years as testified by its winning multiple times of the German dive magazine "Tauchen" Best Liveaboard of the year award.

Longimanus is a 36m long wood hull motor yacht. It was designed and constructed in 2003 specifically for highly challenging dive safaris, and as such attracts many experienced divers. On board you will find the latest in diving, navigational and high-tec safety equipment. 2 powerful engines take you to the most remote sites in next to no time. The width and layout of Longimanus provide a smooth and comfortable voyage even in rough seas.

One of the great features of Longimanus is its professional crew of 10 who have very high standards. They have almost 20 years of experience in providing a first class service and endeavour to make your Red Sea diving vacation a very special one. Many divers confirm that they arrive as a guest but leave as part of the Longimanus family.

Longimanus has guest cabins, both on the lower deck, and upper deck with seaviews. Every cabin is equipped with a private bathroom, and nice touches like towels and bathrobes, a music channel, a minibar and individually controlled air-conditioning. Freshly prepared full board meals are provided buffet style in the dining area of the main deck saloon. Between dives the crew serves snacks, drinks and fruit.

In the lounge section of the saloon you will find the guest entertainment, such as DVD player, 60" Plasma TV, and a Dolby Surround Sound system. There is also a bar service for cold drinks. The upper deck outdoor social area in teak panaelled with fitted seating, and their are bean bags for lounging if guests prefer.

Divers can rinse off after dives with the 2 fresh water showers on the dive deck. There are plenty of lockers on deck with power plugs for charging cameras and torches. Dives are conducted either direct from the dive platform or ffrom 2 40 HP Zodiacs, depending on access to the sites. Enriched air nitrox is provided, and divers will appreciate the added safety of the ENOS lost diver tracking system.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

More Trip Details...

Dive experience: To dive in the marine parks of Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands, you must be a certified diver and have a minimum of 50 logged dives, elsewhere: a minumum of 30 logged dives. The tour is for experienced scuba divers and you are expected to dive in your buddy team after a thorough briefing from the guide. A diver that fails to meet these entry requirements may have to sit our more challenging dives if the guides assess that he/she lacks the ability to complete the dive safely.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks (e.g. coffee, tea), return transfers from Marsa Alam airport to Port Ghalib, dives (as detailed in the trips above), ENOS diver location safety system, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters (up to 10 divers per DM), tanks, weights, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer US$ 27 per week), SMB, port and park fees: North & Wrecks area US$ 160, St. John's US$ 160, Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad, Rocky US$ 192. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - EUR, USD, EGP).

Optional extras: Transfer from Hurghada to Port Ghalib (US$ 21 per person per way), alcoholic drinks (beer and wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 69 per week), torch (US$ 6 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 32 per week, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: M/Y Longimanus liveaboard diving expeditions depart from either Safaga or Port Ghalib. A staff representative will be waiting for you in the Hurghada or Marsa Alam arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name on it. For more details, including airlines, see our Red Sea travel information section. Return transfers are provided to the yacht from Marsa Alam airport to Port Ghalib. Return transfers from Hurghada airport to Port Ghalib can be arranged in advance with extra cost. The approximate transfer times are Hurghada Airport to Safaga - 45 minutes, Hurghada Airport to Marsa Ghalib - 3 hours, Marsa Alam Airport to Marsa Ghalib - 15 minutes. Check in time starts at 6 pm on the first day (boat departs port the next morning). A day room with pool use at nearby hotel can be arranged for early arrivals.
The last dive of the trip will be during the morning on the second last day of the trip. The yacht then returns to port in the afternoon. Check out is at 9 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Low season: US$ 907, high season: US$ 960.

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 US$ 534 for their own private cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Please ask us for the rates for groups of 10+ guests (discount equivalent to approx. 10%).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 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 Red Sea diving trip.
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  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Longimanus has 10 guest cabins, all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 upper deck suites with double queen-sized beds, and 8 twin bed cabins on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Bathroom mirror
  • Towels and bathrobes
  • Fridge/minibar
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet and shelves
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya


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