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 Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports, dives (as detailed in the trips above), ENOS diver location safety system, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer US$ 26 per week), SMB, port and park fees: North & Wrecks area US$ 174, St. John's US$ 174, Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad, Rocky US$ 209. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - EUR, USD, EGP).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (beer and wine), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 76 per week), torch (US$ 7 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 35 per week, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
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 see our Red Sea travel information section. Transfers are provided to the yacht. 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$ 987, high season: US$ 1,045.
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$ 581 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.