Explore the Red Sea

      Hurghada, Egypt

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

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Facebook verified
      • Twitter verified
      113 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. 


      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
      • 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. 

      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.

      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.  

      Deposit: $750

      Available options


      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
      113 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.


      Thank you so much to Jen and Ryan, plus the entire team at Scubaqua Dive Center, for working with me to complete my Advanced Open Water and a handful of other specialities. The accommodations at the Old Gin House were beautiful and the diving was spectacular - a wonderful array of reefs and wrecks. Statia is definitely on my list of places I'd love to dive again. Thanks again for everything!
      By Kristin D for Escape to St Eustatius on 20 Feb, 2023
      Hi Kristin, thank you so much for coming with us. We had an absolute blast. Keep up the fishy identification. There are always more fish to find! Try those stationary dives, too!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Feb, 2023
      Wonderful trip! Everyone at the dive shop in Belize was super nice. Met a lot of really wonderful people and hope to keep in touch with them. Really nice to have a trip that didn't require being out of office an entire week.
      By Elizabeth K for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 02 Feb, 2023
      We're thrilled to hear you had a great time on the trip, Elizabeth! And connected with a whole new group of dive buddies. We look forward to the next adventure with you!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Feb, 2023
      We had a wonderful trip! It was thoughtfully organized and well executed. The accommodations were great, the dive shop was really professional, and we ended up having perfect weather. We look forward to another Blue Planet trip in the future!
      By Alan W for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 27 Jan, 2023
      Thanks so much, Alan! We're so happy to hear you had a great time. We look forward to diving with you again in the future too!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Jan, 2023
      I had an amazing time! Great people, awesome experience and most importantly I am a newly certified diver. Already booked the next trip with Blue Planet and counting down.
      By Marie T for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 24 Jan, 2023
      YAY!!! We're so glad you had a great time, Marie! And congratulations on completing your certification! We can't wait to dive with you again!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 24 Jan, 2023
      This was a short, but densely packed trip. The trip was well organized, the leader did a good job communicating with everyone and organizing the various meetups. The dive shop selected was nice (not fantastic), and I thought the accommodations selected were very nice (above expectations). We stayed at a small hotel, so get togethers happened organically and were organized by the group as well. Really appreciated how travel arrangements and transfers were handled as well. I definitely plan to travel with this group again.
      By Adam H for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 21 Jan, 2023
      We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Adam! Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to dive with you again!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jan, 2023
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