Dive experience: For diving tours to the marine parks, according to Egyptian law you must have at least 50 logged dives. For St. John's safaris a minimum of 30 logged dives is strongly recommend. If these requirements are not met the dive guides have the right to exclude a diver from more challenging dives during the cruise.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (min. 2 guides per cruise, max. 8 divers per guide), tanks, weightbelts and weights, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 108 per trip), SMB, dive computer (US$ 38 per trip), park and port fees US$ 162 per week. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - USD, EUR, EGP).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 65 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per trip), torch (US$ 32 per trip), diving insurance, transfers to/from Hurghada and Port Ghalib/Marsa Alam. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Tillis liveaboard cruises use Hurghada or Port Ghalib for their ports of departure. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a transfer agent will welcome you holding a Dive Pro Safari signboard. He will take care of your visa (stamp) and provide you with details about your transfer from the airport to the boat. Transfer journey times are:- Hurghada Airport - New Marina Hurghada -15 minutes; Marsa Alam Airport - Port Ghalib -10 minutes; Hurghada Airport - Port Ghalib - 3,5 hours (a lunch box and drinks are provided on this journey). For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The first and final nights of the cruise are spent in port. Guests board on the first day after 4 pm. The last dive of the our will be about 11 am on the penultimate day. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: 10% discount off the published price.
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 50% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a lower deck cabin free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 22 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge.
Add-on package: We recommend some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt to add an extra dimension to your Red Sea diving 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 added to your travel itinerary to make it a once-in-a-lifetime Egyptian adventure. Other activities such as 4x4 desert safaris, birding tours, and camel rides are also available.