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At a glance...
- Liveaboard cruises in the northern Red Sea
- Dves conducted from Zodiacs and mothership
- All cabins have private bathrooms
- Main deck cabins with sea views
- Outdoor bar for sundowners
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MV Sunshine is a 30m long Egyptian motor vessel that operates budget-friendly liveaboard diving cruises for 20 guests in the Northern Red Sea to its superb wrecks and reefs. This means it specialises in trips to dive at the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohamed National Park, the world famous SS Thistlegorm World War 2 wreck, the Abu Nuhas wreck system, and the Rosalie Moller.
The air-conditioned saloon has both a lounge with comfortable seating, TV and audio entertainment system, and a dining area for buffet meals. Sunshine understand well how important it is to have great food when you're diving 4 times a day. The menu was created by the executive chef. He not only treats you with tasty food, but makes sure it is perfectly balanced. The galley uses fresh meat and poultry from selected butchers and fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in Qena, Luxor and Nile Delta.
There is a large selection of movies that guests can watch, and an international book library. Wifi is available onboard too. The upper deck has a partially covered sun area with seating and loungers, ideal for enjoying the sea breezes and the Red Sea sunshine. There is an open-air bar and music system where guests can share dive stories, socialise a little with the 11 boat crew, and enjoy a cocktail or beer as the sun sets on another memorable day in Egypt
All the simple cabins have private en-suite bathrooms, They each have twin beds with air-conditioning and daily housekeeping. There is a choice of lower deck or upper deck accommodation. Complimentary toiletries are provided, as well as cabin, dive and beach towels.
2 motorised dinghies are used to take scuba divers to the sites, or occcassionally you can jump in straight from the dive platform, if conditions allow. The dive deck features enriched air nirox for certified divers, wetsuit and towel dry rails, individual gear storage crates, camera rinse tanks, table and battery charging station.
Sunlight Red Sea liveaboard safaris do not use freelancers. Most of the staff have been with the company for a long time and are very professional. They are a competent crew that understand the needs of guests and can deliver a high quality servce. They are also vey flexible to scuba diver special requests - if you want an early morning dive to dive with sharks, no problem! If you want to reserve an unusual route to dive a rare wreck, no problem once again!
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
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Dive experience: Recommended: North & Wrecks - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks (e.g. coffee, tea), return transfers from local airport to liveboard, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, belts, weights.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 17 per day), diving insurance, port fees (US$ 57 per week), park fees (US$ 68 per week) .Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Dive computer (US$ 11 per day), torch (US$ 1 per day), 15 litre tank (US$ 51 per week), alcoholic drinks (beer and wine, should be pre-booked). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/V Sunshine departs from Hurghada Tourist Harbour and return transfers from the local airport are provided once boarding begins. For more details see our Red Sea travel information section. Embarkation starts at 7 pm on the first day (boat departs from the marina during the next morning). If you are staying in a hotel in Hurghada, then you will be collected early morning on the second day and transferred to the boat.
The last dive of the trip will be at 10 am on the penultimate day of the tour. Disembarkation is by 10 am on the final day (last night spent in the harbour). Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 20%.
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 75% of the published price for their own cabin.
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: Why not create the vacation of a lifetime by combining your Red Sea liveaboard diving expedition with a land tour to explore the wonderful antiquities of ancient Egypt? You can visit the Cairo Muesum to see the pharaohs and royal mummies, then take a ride outside the city centre to visit the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Then fly to Luxor to board a fantastic cruise to the Valley of the Kings along the Nile River.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 10 cabins on the MV Sunshine - 8 on the lower deck and 2 on the upper deck. All the cabins have twin side-by-side beds and private bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
- En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
- Portholes on the lower deck, windows on the upper deck
- Towels and toiletries
- Bedside cabinet
- Bedding and luggage space
- 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
- European-style 2-pin plugs
- Life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water
Note: hot water and air-con are not available on the final night in the tourist harbour on cruises that end in Hurghada.