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Blue Pearl is the second generation of the Blue Planet fleet of Egypt liveaboard dive vessels. It sports a modern, sleek-looking hydrodynamic hull designed for lower water displacement leading to faster speeds and better fuel efficiency. Built specifically for diving charters in Egypt's Red Sea, Blue Pearl is 36 metres long and effortlessly accommodates up to 20 guests in liveaboard comfort.

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Length: 36 metres / 119 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 26 foot
Cruise: 12 knots
Divers: 20
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Egypt liveaboard, the Blue Pearl, on the waters of the Red Sea

The communal areas of Blue Pearl are perhaps its best feature. The interior uses wood finishings giving the liveaboard a classy and warm feel. The saloon on the main deck leads into the dining section, both of which are spacious and plush, making for comfortable surface intervals and meal times. The upper deck has a well designed shaded chill out area with large loungers and a music system, ideal to unwind after a day's diving in the Red Sea.

The ensuite cabin interiors are also up to standard in terms of size and condition. The upper deck has double bed cabins with windows, whilst the lower deck twin cabins have 2 portholes each for extra daylight. Unusually on the lower deck, all the cabins are some distance from the engine room, making sleeping more peaceful and less fitful.

The diving deck is not the largest, though it is equipped with nitrox, hot water showers and toilets. It also has 2 motorised dive dinghies and each Red Sea cruise utilises 2 divemasters for a more personal liveaboard service. Catering to photo aficionados, it's also equipped with a separate rinse tank for cameras as well as a camera table and plenty of battery charging points.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

September 2015
Dep: 3 Sep Ret: 10 Sep Brother Islands US$ 1,039
Dep: 24 Sep Ret: 1 Oct Red Sea Nth-Wrecks-Brothers US$ 1,039
November 2015
Dep: 5 Nov Ret: 12 Nov Brother Islands US$ 1,039
Dep: 12 Nov Ret: 19 Nov Red Sea North & Wrecks US$ 957
Dep: 19 Nov Ret: 26 Nov Brother Islands US$ 1,039
Dep: 26 Nov Ret: 3 Dec Red Sea North & Wrecks US$ 957
December 2015
Dep: 3 Dec Ret: 10 Dec Brother Islands US$ 1,039
Dep: 10 Dec Ret: 17 Dec Red Sea North & Wrecks US$ 957
Dep: 17 Dec Ret: 24 Dec Red Sea North & Wrecks US$ 957
Dep: 24 Dec Ret: 31 Dec Red Sea North & Wrecks US$ 957

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: Some schedules may appear to overlap, where this is case the last night of the trip is spent at a hotel instead of onboard the liveaboard.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, bottled soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from Hurghada airport to boat for Hurghada departures and from Marsa Alam airport for Port Ghalib departures, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (number depends on route), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 148 per trip), dive insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55, national park and other charter fees:
Brothers (incl dive permission): US$ 60,
North & Wrecks (incl dive permission): US$ 20,
Marine Park (incl dive permission): US$ 93,
St Johns: US$ 20,
St Johns/DZR: US$ 93,
Port Ghalib (to or from) port fee: US$ 27,
Dive permission: US$ 20.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Return transfers Hurghada to Port Ghalib (US$ 22), alcoholic drinks, dive computer, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MY Blue Pearl departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib and return transfers are included from nearby hotels and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The first and last nights of the itinerary are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. Full tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10.00 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% 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 80% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below. Approximately equivalent to pay for 16 guests and receive 4 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 2,687. There is an additional charge of US$ 734 for 2 dive guides on all whole boat charters in the Red Sea.

Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your 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 seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 10 Standard cabins on this Egyptian liveaboard, all with private en-suite bathroom facilities. There are 8 twin cabins on the lower deck and 2 double cabins on the upper deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Double portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Towels & shower gel
  • Cabinets & shelving
  • Mirror
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 14 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
The boat crew comprises:
  • 2 Dive Instructors / Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • 2 Stewardesses
  • 3 Deck Hands
Nitrox - 2x 25 HP motorised dinghies - 36m dive deck and platform with hot water showers and toilets - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table & charging points for electrical scuba equipment - 60m air-conditioned saloon with dining section, large flat screen TV, DVD and music players - Library with movies, magazines, novels, fish ID books & games - 40m open-plan flybridge & 20m sun deck with matresses - 30m outdoor shaded relaxation area area with sun loungers & music - Water dispenser

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Menu, cuisine type...
  • The main meals on board Blue Pearl liveaboard consist of international and local cuisine.
  • The menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style accompanied by waitress service, in the dining section of the air-con saloon on the main deck.
  • Main meals comprise a pre-breakfast snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between.
  • Snacks include biscuits, candy bars, ice cream, bread/toast, cake and fruit, which along with tea, coffee, water and soft drinks in bottles are all complimentary.
  • Soft drinks cans, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on board.
  • All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering starts with lunch for early arrivals on check-in day.

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technical specifications...
  • Built in 2003, restored & refurbished annually
  • Size - 36m x 8m
  • Top speed - 15 knots
  • Cruising speed - 12 knots
  • 2 x 764 HP Caterpillar engines
  • 2 x 70 KW Kohler generators
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • Membrane enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN fittings and Int. valve inserts
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 12,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 21,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 6,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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navigation, safety features...
  • 2 x 25 person capacity life rafts
  • 2 Yamaha 40 & 25 HP dinghies
  • Radar
  • Ray Star GPS
  • Navman tracker
  • Navman fishfinder
  • Sounder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • HF, SSB & DSC radios
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 20,000 litress of continuous flow oxygen
  • Customer diving insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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