Length: 40 metres / 131 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 24 foot
Cruise: 11 knots
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|Dep: 6 Dec||Ret: 13 Dec||Egypt Red Sea - Route open||US$ 1,006||More info||Book|
|Dep: 13 Dec||Ret: 20 Dec||Egypt Red Sea - Route open||US$ 1,006||More info||Book|
|Dep: 20 Dec||Ret: 27 Dec||Egypt Red Sea - Route open||US$ 1,006||More info||Book|
|Dep: 27 Dec||Ret: 3 Jan||Egypt Red Sea - Route open||US$ 1,006||More info||Book|
|Dep: 29 Feb||Ret: 7 Mar||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
|Dep: 21 Mar||Ret: 28 Mar||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Mar||Ret: 4 Apr||Sudan Red Sea||US$ 1,293||More info||Book|
|Dep: 4 Apr||Ret: 11 Apr||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
|Dep: 18 Apr||Ret: 25 Apr||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
|Dep: 25 Apr||Ret: 2 May||Sudan Red Sea||US$ 1,293||More info||Book|
|Dep: 2 May||Ret: 9 May||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
|Dep: 9 May||Ret: 16 May||Sudan Red Sea||US$ 1,293||More info||Book|
|Dep: 23 May||Ret: 30 May||Sudan North||US$ 1,128||More info||Book|
Notes: Prices quoted for 'Egypt Red Sea - Route open' trips are the prices for the 'Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone' itinerary. Other lower priced itineraries available include Brothers, North & Wrecks; St. John's; and Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 13 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, personal EPIRB, internet wifi, boat permissions and taxes, shisha (tobacco smoked through a water-pipe).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 116 per week), dive insurance. National park fees are as follows:
Brothers, Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad: US$ 44 per person per week.
Ras Mohamed: US$ 11 per person per day.
Sudanese fees: (for Sudan trips only) of US$ 276 per person per week to be paid in advance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Return transfers from airport/hotel to departure points, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per tank, US$ 88 unlimited for the week), torches, diving computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Cassiopeia departs from Hurghada or Port Ghalib for Egypt liveaboard trips. Transfers can be arranged at additional cost from these airports to the departure points. There are flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) with Egypt Air. From some airports in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada direct. For more details visit our Red Sea travel information section.
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 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 44 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 40% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: None available.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Low Season - US$ 3,121, High Season - US$ 3,480, Winter Season - US$ 2,672.
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.
"The staff were very friendly and professional. The divemasters were knowledgeable and highly safety conscious. We only used their cylinders, no issues. They did however initially not get the nitrox mix accurate but after a few dives they managed to fix the problem." - Adriana Weilbach, South Africa ...
"The boat was newly renovated and in very nice condition, good common areas. Tasty buffet lunch and dinner. All meals were good and filling. New style of folded napkins / made up bed every day! They cleaned our toilet at least once a day. Every cabin had ensuite toilet and shower. Up to 4 dives a day. 2 guides did the briefings and guiding under water, very helpful and funny. Very helpful staff overall. Equipment had to be pre-booked in advance, normally no spares on board." - Nina Axman, Sweden ...
Operator websites: Cassiopeia diving safaris