MY Blue is a sumptuous 43m liveaboard from the esteemed Blue Planet fleet. This is a spacious and very comfortable motor yacht that takes up to 24 divers, in 12 well-appointed cabins, to the best dive sites of the Red Sea.
With a beam of 9m this is a large boat with a variety of relaxation spaces to choose from. There is a large air-conditioned saloon/dining area with TV, music system, games and a library. There is another lounging space with comfortable chairs and beanbags. In the open air lounge you can relax on comfortable sofa-style seating, chatting with your fellow divers. There is also a large sundeck with sun loungers where you can work on your tan.
Other features that are evidence of the quality of M/Y Blue are that all twin bed cabins have ensuite bathrooms and feature beds side by side, not bunks. The cabins also feature light shaft technology making them bright and well-lit.
Divers will appreciate the large and well planned dive deck with 2 showers and 2 toilets for those urgent moments before and after dives. There is also free nitrox, rebreather compatibility, 15 litre tanks available, camera rinse tanks and tables, plus free Wifi internet when within range. 2 comfortable RIBs with ladders for egress also make life on these Red Sea liveaboard safaris a breeze
Notes: Diving experience required: for North & Wrecks safaris - Open Water diver license and 20 logged dives; for St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; for Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone safaris - Advanced Open Water diver license and 50 logged dives.
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$ 165 per trip), dive insurance, national park and other charter fees:
Brothers (incl dive permission): US$ 67,
North & Wrecks (incl dive permission): US$ 22,
Marine Park (incl dive permission): US$ 104,
St Johns: US$ 22,
St Johns/DZR: US$ 104,
Port Ghalib (to or from) port fee: US$ 31,
Dive permission: US$ 22.
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$ 55), alcoholic drinks, dive computer, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Blue liveaboard safaris depart from Hurghada and Port Ghalib and return transfers are included from nearby hotels and from Hurghada airport to Hurghada and from Marsa Alam airports to Port Ghalib. 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 tour 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 hrs. 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: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra guest can join the cruise in a Twin bed cabin free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 19 guests and 3 additional guests can join the cruise in Twin bed cabins free of charge (assuming a total of 22 guests on a whole boat charter).
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.
There are 12 cabins on board: 7 Twin cabins on the lower deck, including 1 in the bow. All have twin beds side by side. On the Upper deck there are the 4 seaview cabins: 2 with double bed and 2 with twin beds, side by side. The Master suite with a double bed is on the main deck.
All the cabins have:
Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, shower gel and mirror
Small windows on lower deck, larger windows on main and upper deck
Complimentary nitrox - 2 RIBs - 54m² dive deck and platform - Rebreather compatible - 2 freshwater showers (1 hot) and 2 toilets on the deck - Rinse tanks - Electrical charging points for cameras/torches - Wi-fi internet - 85m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players - Library with magazines, novels & fish ID book - 68m² sun deck with sofa seating - 50m² outside shaded area - Bar - Water dispenser
You can enjoy your meals in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area in the main deck or in the open air shaded area on the upper deck, cooled by sea breezes. Onboard MY Blue you can expect a range of cuisine including International, BBQs, Italian food and of course, Egyptian and Gulf specialties. There are also plenty of nibbles throughout the day, such as biscuits, ice cream, fruit and toast.
International cuisine is served along with Italian, BBQs and local delicacies.
Main meals are buffet style with waitress assistance and comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Snacks consist of biscuits, toast and fruit are available all day, free of charge.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are all complimentary.
Beer and wine are available for purchase onboard.
All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
Catering starts with lunch for early arrivals on check-in day.