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Obsession, at 33 metres long and with 4 decks, has earned its reputation through a meticulous combination of everything that makes a liveaboard great.
Operating from Marsa Alam, Obsession is finished with teak decks and the interiors and the dive deck are carefully planned with the liveaboard diver in mind, including nitrox
facilities. Combined with a hull-design that effortlessly negotiates the waters to get scuba divers from one site to the next in speed, luxury and comfort, it's easy to see why diving trips in Egypt with the Obsession are such a pleasure.
The cabins on board Obsession feature either twin or double berths and each cabin has individually controlled air-conditioning with en-suite facilities
, ensuring that feeling of privacy remains.
The common areas include the cool, airy and spacious saloon, which is equipped with the latest entertainment facilities in the form of a big-screen TV, DVD player, free 3G Wi-Fi
, and a music centre to while away your time in between dives. The boat also features and open-air dining area and ample sun-deck and shaded spaces from which to enjoy the Red Sea scenery and sea air.
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Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water and hot drinks, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, dive insurance, fuel surcharge. National park fees/permissions.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the liveaboard boat, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/Y Obsession liveaboard trips depart from Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Port Ghalib and return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point can be arranged at additonal cost. Check in time starts 17:00 hrs on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 12:00 noon on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. For more details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The first and last nights of each trip are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. Full tourist visas for Egypt are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 100% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 15.5 guests and 4.5 additional divers can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total 21 guests). For alternative trip prices please check with us.
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 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 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.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Obsession can accommodate 20 divers in 10 Standard cabins. The cabins consist of 8 twin cabins located on the lower deck, and 2 double cabins located on the upper deck. All the cabins have private en-suite bathroom facilities.
All the cabins have:
- En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
- Windows (in Double Cabins only)
- Towels & bathrobes
- Cabinet, mirror & shelves
- Reading lights
- 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
- European-style 2-pin plugs
- Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 11 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The liveaboard crew comprises:
- 2 Dive Instructors / Divemasters
- 4 Deck Hands
Nitrox - 2 x 25 HP dive dinghies - Diving deck and platform with hot water shower and toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players - Complimentary 3G internet - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - Air-conditioned restaurant with bar - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun chairs & matresses - Water dispenser
Menu, Cuisine Type...
- International and local Egyptian cuisine are served on board, as well as a BBQ.
- Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
- The menus are fixed and meals are served buffet style in the dedicated, air-conditioned restaurant on the main deck.
- Snacks include biscuits and fruit which, together with tea & coffee and drinking water, are complimentary.
- Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcohol are available for purchase.
- All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
- Catering begins with dinner on first day.
- Built in 2003, refurbished 2008
- Size - 36m x 8.5m
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 10 knots
- 2 x 750 HP MTU engines
- 3 x 84/84/30 KW Perkins generators
- 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
- Membrane enriched air nitrox system
- 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN fittings and international adaptors
- Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
- Water capacity - 10,000 litres
- Fuel capacity - 12,000 litres
- Freshwater maker - 9,000 litres per day
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 2 x 25 person capacity life rafts
- 2 x 30 HP Yamaha dinghies
- Engine room CCTV
- Satellite & mobile phones
- HF & VHF radios
- Satellite EPIRB
- Bilge pump alarm
- Search light
- Emergency lights / signal devices
- Fire alarms / detectors
- Life jackets in all cabins
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- MFA box and trained staff
- 15,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen
"Very good guides and service on board, excellent food, good accommodation - a great experience overall.
" - Michael Barrow
, UK, 8 January 2015 ...