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$ 345 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$ 217 per week), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 25 per week (to be paid in advance), environmental tax US$ 69 per week. With effect from 1 January 2023, a fuel surcharge will apply to all cruises (7 nights US$ 49). 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$ 69 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 35 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
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.