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125 ft
Max 26
At a glance...
  • Tours northern and southern Red Sea
  • Low budget dive cruises
  • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms
  • 2 indoor lounges
  • Large boat

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Orion is a large, modern Egyptian liveaboard with a length of 38m. You can join their cruises to the leading Red Sea destinations like the Brother Islands and Daedalus Reef and south to St John’s and Fury Shoals. With twin 610 HP engines, it motors at 15 knots on week-long dive cruises to all of the Red Sea marine parks.

Guests are accommodated in 13 air-conditioned cabins, each with private bathrooms, meaning a maximum of 26 divers. The main social areas are the 2 indoor air-conditioned saloons which have entertainment facilities: TV, music system, and even a self-service bar! Meals are served on a service counter and then guests dine at 6 tables in the dining area. Sun lovers can enjoy the bridge area whereas shade-seekers can relax in the upper deck. Here you can sit in the open-air on comfortable padded benches or soft seats. Listen to some soothing tunes on the music system and sip sunset cocktails from the bar.

On the dive deck you will find a nitrox blender and 3 compressors. The kit up area has individual diver stations with equipment storage crates, and freshwater showers for rinsing off the salt after each dive. Dive sites are accessed via 2 motorised tenders that will transport your dive group there and back in no time. There are many good features on Orion, however the very budget-friendly prices are possibly its greatest strength. This a real value-for-money option.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

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Dive experience: All routes require advanced open water diver certification, but guests can take their advanced course onboard if necessary (need to book before the trip). When not having sufficient logged dives, guests can also join the trip by hiring a private dive guide for the week (US$ 380 per dive guide).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, scheduled return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. dive computer and torch: US$ 239 per week), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 27 per week (to be paid in advance), environmental tax US$ 76 per week. With effect from 1 January 2023, a fuel surcharge will apply to all cruises (7 nights US$ 54). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 76 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only). Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Orion liveaboard diving safaris depart from Hurghada or Port Ghalib. Boarding takes place at 5 pm. Return transfers are provided from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports, and from Hurghada hotels (main city only). Scheduled transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib take approx. 4 hours and operate between 2-6 pm. There is also a guest collection at Marsa Alam Airport at 5 pm. For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The first and last night of each trip are spent in port/marina. Disembarkation on the final day is at 10 am, when there is a transfer service to the local airport. Transfers from Port Ghalib to Hurghada depart between 8-10 am. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the penultimate day. 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 100% supplement of the normal published price for their own private cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% off for groups of 5+ divers during the summer weeks from June to August.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): On request only.

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.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 13 twin bed cabins: 9 cabins on the lower deck, 2 cabins on the main deck toward the bow, and 2 cabins on the upper deck toward the bow. All cabins have private bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual climate control air-conditioner
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, and soap
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Reading lights
  • Towels and bedding
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system and extinguishers
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 15 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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