Explore the Red Sea

Hurghada, Egypt

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Blue Planet Scuba
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52 reviews
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2021
Group size: 20 - 20
Explore the Red Sea
Hurghada, Egypt

Blue Planet Scuba
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52 reviews

Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2021
Group size: 20 - 20

About this trip

7 nights onboard the M/Y Blue Adventurer + up to 20 dives


Join Blue Planet for some incredible diving in the Red Sea! Our “Northern Wrecks & Reefs” itinerary will have us exploring the iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea. And for those who want to visit Egypt’s historical sites, we’ll head to Alexandria, Cairo and other famous sites for a few days after.

Red Sea

Beneath the crystal blue surface of the Red Sea lies a rich and diverse ecosystem just waiting to be explored. Located between Africa and Asia, the warm tropical waters are home to more than 1100 species of fish, 200 species of hard and soft corals and 44 species of shark. This rich diversity is in part due to the expanse of coral reef that extends along its coastline.


The Red Sea is a unique marine paradise that offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world. With miles of beautiful coral reef, numerous wrecks and a vast array of marine life: from brightly colored nudibranchs and tropical fish, to large pelagics such as oceanic white tips and hammerheads, there really is something for everyone!

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience: PADI Open Water Diver required. PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications strongly recommended (can be completed on trip). A minimum of 20 dives required to dive the Thistlegorm wreck.


Our itinerary, Northern Wrecks & Reefs, visits plenty of wrecks including the world-famous Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic and potentially even more. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed marine park, Danaba (Shag Rock), Sha'ab El Erg (famous for dolphin encounters) and the Island of Gobal.


Check out the itinerary for a description of the different sites we'll visit, but keep in mind that nothing is guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

M/Y Blue Adventurer

Part of the Blue o Two fleet, this liveaboard is everything you would expect from a 5-star diving vessel. There are eight comfortably appointed twin cabins, two double cabins and two single cabins providing accommodation for 22 guests. All cabins benefit from en suite facilities, air conditioning and in-cabin entertainment. The vessel boasts a large communal dining and saloon area with an entertainment system, shaded deck area and two sun decks; there is always space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea. 

Travel

We will embark and disembark in Hurghada, so you should plan to fly into the Hurghada International Airport. Please contact the shop before booking flights to confirm details.


We are still sorting out the arrangements for the land-based tour. Contact the shop for more info

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $200 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations
    Sharing a twin or double cabin, per package selected
  • 6 days of diving
    Tanks and weights included
  • All meals
    Plus coffee, tea, water, sodas
  • Port fees
    $110/week
  • Airport transfers
    Transfers between local airport and liveaboard on days of embarkation and disembarkation
  • Flights
    Flights to Hurghada
  • Egyptian visas
    Purchase at airport upon arrival
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    $95/week, payable onboard
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Gratuities
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Classic Twin Cabin, double occupancy
Sold Out

Located on the lower deck of the vessel, each cabin includes two twin beds, private full bathroom, television and air-conditioning. 

$1605
Deposit: $750
Classic Double Cabin, double occupancy
Sold Out

Located on the upper deck of the vessel, each cabin includes one double bed, private full bathroom, television and air-conditioning.  Perfect for couples.

$1605
Deposit: $750
Classic Single Cabin, single occupancy
Sold Out

Located on the mid deck of the vessel, each cabin includes one twin bed, private full bathroom, television and air-conditioning.  

$1735
Deposit: $750

Available options

Land tour (double occ.) - DEPOSIT
$700
Land tour (double occ.) - FINAL
$875
Land tour (single occ.) - DEPOSIT
$700
Land tour (single occ.) - FINAL
$1520
Land tour Cairo only - DEPOSIT
$350
Land tour Cairo only - FINAL
$395
Cairo only (single occ.) - DEPOSIT
$350
Cairo only (single occ.) - FINAL
$690
Cairo Only Single UpgradeSold Out
$295


Itinerary

Friday
Board M/Y Blue Adventurer

Fly into the Hurghada Airport (HRG) on or before Friday. If you arrive on Thursday, you can overnight at the Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort (within walking distance of the yacht). 


We'll board the boat Friday afternoon between 4 PM-6 PM.  At 6 PM. The boat will remain in port overnight and depart from the marina the following morning at approximately 8 AM.

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Blue Planet Scuba
52 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Blue Planet executed a wonderful trip. We travelled with Jeff and Anthony, who were excellent teachers and fun, kind people besides; stayed at Hotel Phocea and dove with Phocea dive shop, which were also great. Instruction was taken seriously and and difficulties people had were addressed promptly and compassionately. Can't wait to dive with Blue Planet again!
By Anya V for May Certification Weekend in Mexico on 11 Jun, 2021
Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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