The Sea Serpent, part of the Egyptian diving cruise fleet of the same name, is the first of the fleet's new generation Marsa Alam liveaboards based on the Benetti Classic 35 yacht design. A cutting edge, hydrodynamic hull ensures maximum return from the powerful engines and contributes to the vessel's stability, endowing the Sea Serpent with speed, comfort, space and a stable ride, even in high seas.
The Sea Serpent offers both double and twin bed accommodation in 11 cabins. The cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and minibars. Each cabin is supplied with bedding, towels and a bathrobe for each guest.
The communal areas are comfortable with entertainment facilities that include a TV, DVD, free 3G Wi-Fi facility, and music station, a spacious lounge for relaxing, a separate dining area and 2 large sun-decks for sun-worshipers and shaded areas for when things get too hot.
The dive deck is huge and there's no elbowing your fellow divers here. 3 air-compressors make short work of tank refills and nitrox is on hand for extending your bottom time in the magnificent Red Sea waters.
Dive experience: Recommended: North & Wrecks Red Sea liveaboard safaris - Open Water license and 20 logged dives; for St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water license and 30 logged dives; for Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone safaris - Advanced Open Water license and 50 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: 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), return transfers from local airport to boat, port and park fees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (11 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer or torch, US$ 198 per week), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 45 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 45 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Sea Serpent departs from Hurghada or 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: There is no discount.
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 extra person can join free of charge.
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 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
The Sea Serpent features 9 twin bed cabins: 8 on the lower deck and 1 on the upper deck; 1 double bed cabin on the upper deck and 1 double bed suite on the upper deck. All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
Nitrox - 2 dive dinghies - Dive deck and platform with hot water shower and toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Helium/02 blending station - Haskel pump - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players - Free 3G wi-fi internet - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - Indoor restaurant with bar - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun chairs & matresses - Boutique - Water dispenser