Explore the Red Sea

Hurghada, Egypt

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

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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49 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
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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
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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
$728
Land tour (single occ.) - DEPOSIT
$700
Land tour (single occ.) - FINAL
$1178
Land tour Cairo only - DEPOSIT
$350
Land tour Cairo only - FINAL
$445

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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.

Who’s interested

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49 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

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 McKinley 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 King 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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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Everything was perfect, honestly. Christina and Jeff were amazing instructors, the resort was very nice and took COVID concerns seriously to keep us safe, and the dives were beautiful. I’m so glad I signed up for this trip!
Hi Boone! Thank you so much! It was a pleasure introducing you to the world of diving. We are also incredibly glad that you were comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols and hope you join us on another trip again in the future.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Great trip, very covid safe and a total bargain! St Croix is beautiful, really nice reefs and wrecks, the dive operator Cane Bay Dive Shop was very professional friendly and were great hosts to our group. The lodging at Cottages by the Sea are located on a lovely white sand beach perfect for swimming or just floating in turquoise water was very comfortable and chill, each unit has full kitchen, staff were friendly and welcoming, and there's a nice casual restaurant next door with friendly owners and staff. Thank you again to Blue Planet for planning a wonderful safe trip despite the challenges of travel in 2020, I am glad to be able to contribute to safely keeping the dive and travel industries and related conservation work alive through our efforts.
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