Notes: Age limit: junior divers are welcome onboard all cruises provided they have the mandatory dive experience. Childcare services are not provided and parents must be responsible for their minotrs, therefore a regular diving safari is not recommend for non-diving young children.
Dive experience: Egypt - For safaris in the Red Sea marine parks, divers must be Advanced Open Water Diver certified or equivaelent. Divers who have at least 50 logged dives may join these tours provided they sign up for the advanced course onboard. For cruises elsewhere in Egypt, a minimum of Open Water and 20 logged dives is required.
Sudan - Advanced Open Water, Deep Diver (to a depth of 40m) and 50 logged dives are expected on Sudan trips.
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.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 105 per week), SMB, dive computer (US$ 58 per week), diving insurance, park and port fees (Egypt: US$ 58 per week, Sudan: 7 nights - US$ 217, 14 nights - US$ 291). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR/USD, or credit/debit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine, beer, liquor), espresso, 15 litre tank (US$ 47 per week), torch (US$ 35 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Egypt - Nemo Red Sea liveaboard cruises normally use Port Ghalib as the port of departure. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a yacht correspondent holding a 'Dune' signboard will greet you,outside the arrivals hall. 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 are spent in port. Guests board on the first day after 2 pm. The last dive of the trip 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 an early arrival or late departure, the use of a day room at a hotel is recommended.
Sudan - Nemo uses Port Sudan as its port for its Sudan dive safaris. Guests are collected from Port Sudan International Airport and transferred to the port, 25 minutes away. The yacht leaves port that evening. A Sudan entry visa must be pre-arranged before travel and costs US$ 145. We will arrange this for you with the boat operator. For more details visit our Sudan travel information section.
The last dive of the trip will be about 10 am on the penultimate day, then the liveaboard will travel back to port. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day.
Non-diver rate: Discount - Egypt: US$ 58 per week, Sudan: US$ 9 per night.
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.