Built in Egypt's best shipyard, Alexandria, Sea Serpent Glorious Miss Nouran is a legendary motor vessel in the Red Sea and constitutes affordability and value for money.
Glorious, part of the Sea Serpent fleet, has recently been refurbished for liveaboard diving trips in Egypt and is able to accommodate up to 26 divers in 12 cabins and a suite, spread across the upper and lower decks. Accommodations have en-suite facilities, luggage storage space, bedding, towels and even bathrobes are provided to each guest.
The saloon, together with the separate dining area, are large with plush finishings inviting you to relax. This ensures that your meal times and surface intervals are spent unwinding in comfort. Free 3G Wi-Fi internet is provided onboard.
Enjoying the Red Sea's fresh air and surrounding desert landscapes is an easy pleasure on board the Glorious Miss Nouran. 2 sundecks, one of which is partially shaded, provides generous spaces with plenty of comfortable furnishings. Mattresses, bean bags and cushions are ideal for sunning yourself or taking a nap between dives, or simply enjoying the Egypt sunset with a drink at the bar in the company of your fellow liveaboard guests.
Sea Serpent Glorious Miss Nouran provides scuba equipment racks on the diving platform itself, making kitting up and entering the water child's play.
Dive experience: Recommended: North & Wrecks Red Sea safaris - Open Water diver license and 20 logged dives; for St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; for Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone liveaboard safaris - Advanced Open Water diver license and 50 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Return transfers from local airport to boat, port and park fees, cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, water and hot drinks (e.g. instant coffee, tea), dives (as detailed in the trips above), port and park fees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (12 divers per DM), tanks, weights, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer or torch, US$ 189 per week), diving insurance (available for purchase onboard), Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 43 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 48 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Sea Serpent Glorious Miss Nouran departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib, and return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point can be arranged. Check in time starts at 5 pm on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 10 am on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
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 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a standard cabin.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please 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.
There are 13 cabins; 8 twin bed on the lower deck and 4 on the upper deck with sea view, and there is also a double bed Suite on the upper deck with panoramic views. All cabins have private en-suite bathroom facilities.
All the cabins have:
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
"We loved this boat, from the efficient transfers to the well organised briefings and good bottom time allowance of 60 mins per dive. The twin cabin was spacious and well designed for storage. Dive guides were very good and pointed out interesting marine animals - good at spotting hammerheads and thresher. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Dive platform at same level as zodiac so easy to get into the ladders on zodiacs. They made sure we were aware of the emergency exit procedures, fire extinguisher and emergency oxygen location.
The food was buffet but at breakfast eggs are prepared to order. Great variety of food from roast beef, whole turkey, to moussaka, pastas, various chicken and beef preparations and lots of salads. I think they must have a Michelin starred pastry chef on SS Glory. Snacks are available all day.
We took our own dive equipment but their hire equipment looked new. The dives were planned to avoid other divers which was good. The trip was south to the Fury's. More leisurely dives, beautiful reefs. Visibility not as good but very warm water - 30, 31 degrees in July. I would definitely book this fleet again . Good quality service, boats and food, plus good value for money.
I always use Dive The World as the service I receive is excellent. I am kept informed of all the necessary paperwork requirements in a timely fashion. The staff let me know when dive trips are cancelled and will help to find another boat. I know I can rely on them." - Susan Anne Davenport r, UK, 29 July 2023 ...
"Excellent week spent on the boat, good and secure dives, very good crew. Dive the World gave a very reactive service, as soon as I had a question, I had feedback very quickly after. Keep up the good work!
" - Antoine Esclatine, Kenya, 17 April 2023 ...
"Well maintained, new boat. Fully equipped for personnel such as bath robes for post dives. Safety emphasized and dives planned for safety. Friendly and respectful crew. Exceeded my high expectations...Having multiple dive boats etc. consolidated in one place to choose the dive trip that suits my personal budget, wishes and itinerary is a bonus." - Adam Sandy, Cyprus, 18 November 2022 ...
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