Explore the Red Sea

      Hurghada, Egypt

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

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Email address verified
      151 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

      What’s not included

      • 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

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

      $1,605
      Deposit: $750
      Classic Double Cabin, double occupancy

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

      $1,605
      Deposit: $750
      Classic Single Cabin, single occupancy

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

      $1,735
      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
      $1,520
      Land tour Cairo only - DEPOSIT
      $350
      Land tour Cairo only - FINAL
      $649
      Cairo only (single occ.) - DEPOSIT
      $350
      Cairo only (single occ.) - FINAL
      $690
      Cairo Only Single Upgrade
      $295
      Sold Out
      Land Tour Single Upgrade
      $645


      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
      151 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

      MT
      This trip was nothing but amazing! From the dive sites, the crew, and the fellow travel mates. Everything was well executed and such a seamless process. Definitely looking forward to my next trip with Blue Planet.
      By Marie T for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 05, 2024
      Another great dive adventure with Blue Planet! Looking forward to the next!
      By Meryl G for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 04, 2024
      Jen and Ryan were so welcoming and awesome! I had a great time on the trip and hope to visit again. They were very conscientious of dietary restrictions and able to adjust plans on the fly if needed. The Blue Planet Team was great as always. Definitely looking forward to more trips.
      By Christine A for Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten on May 14, 2024
      We had a great time! The accommodations at Simpson Bay Resort were excellent, as was the food, and the location. Ryan and Jen did an amazing job planning everything, excellent dives and group dinners! They are very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The night dive was really cool! We had a great group of divers and most went on that dive and all on the six day-time dives to various locations. Lots of aquatic life (e.g., turtles, rays, lobster, shrimp, all kinds of fish), a decent amount of coral, and a few wrecks to swim around and look into. There was abundant aquatic life around the wrecks. The only bad thing is it ended too quickly. I would go again and most likely extend my stay by a few days on one end or the other.
      By Stephen M for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 05, 2024
      Easy. Easy in the best possible way. That's the word that most comes to mind in reviewing my few days in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. I was looking for a quick and easy getaway to get back in the water after a longer than desired pause in diving -- and that's exactly what I got. As always, it takes a lot of hard and excellent work to make something easy, and the Blue Planet crew certainly put in that work. The arrangements were all superb, from being met at the airport to our final meal together. Jen, Ryan and the entire crew couldn't have been kinder or more professional. They all made the trip a complete pleasure -- both underwater and on land. They were an absolute delight and I would recommend Blue Planet trips unreservedly. Thank you for a wonderful re-entry into the underwater world!
      By David B for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 04, 2024
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