Notes: Kids safaris: child 12-16 years old: US$ 701 (sharing parents' cabin or kids' cabin), 1st. child 6-11 years old: free of charge (sharing parents' cabin), 2nd child 6-11 years US$ 493 (sharing parents' cabin or kids' cabin), parents: standard price. Port and park fees US$ 130. The capacity of Thunderbird is 18 on these safaris because 2 of the cabins can be adapted to accommodate an extra bunk bed for a child. Minimum age: 6 years old. All participants must be able to swim. Try dives are available to children 8 years and older.
Family safaris: child 12-16 years old: 25% discount (sharing parents' cabin or kids' cabin, parents: standard price. Port and park fees US$ 151 per week. Minimum age: 12 years old. Try dives are not available.
Dive experience: To dive at Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands, you must be a certified diver and have a minimum of 50 logged dives, elsewhere: a minumum of 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 for Hurghada departures, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, ENOS diver location safety system, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters (3 on Kids' Cruises), tanks, weightbelt, weights.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (per week - Regulators/BCD/dive computer US$ 44 per piece, wetsuit US$ 56), SMB, diving insurance, port and park fees: Fury Shoals & Elphinstone US$ 130, St. John's US$ 151, Red Sea Northern Wrecks & Brothers US$ 156, Red Sea South US$ 182. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, USD, EGP - or credit card).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (beer and wine), torch (US$ 6 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 31 per week), return transfers from local airport for Port Ghalib departures (see below), hotel day room/pool use. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Thunderbird liveaboard diving safaris depart from either Hurghada or Port Ghalib. A tour representative will be waiting for you in the Hurghada or Marsa Alam arrivals hall. For more details see our Red Sea travel information section. Check in time starts at 3 pm on the first day (boat departs port the next morning). Please bring 2 copies of your passport.
Hurghada departures – collective return transfers from Hurghada Airport to the marina (approx. 20 mins) are provided free of charge.
Port Ghalib departures - collective transfers from Marsa Alam Airport to the port (approx. 10 mins) are provided at a cost of US$ 10 per person per way. Collective transfers from Hurghada Airport to the port (approx. 3 hours) are provided at a cost of US$ 26 per person per way.
The last dive of the trip will be finished by noon on the second last day of the trip. Check out is at 10 am on the final day (last night is spent in the harbour). Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10%.
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 for the own private cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 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.