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MY Cassiopeia
From US$ 120 per day
Customer rating
Excellent!
Length
40m
132 ft
Max 26
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Restaurant with bar, Arabian-style café
  • Personal diver locators
  • Large boat with steel hull

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The MY Cassiopeia is a luxury steel-hulled vessel offering outstanding service, sumptuous cuisine and most importantly, awesome Red Sea scuba diving. Stylish, spacious accommodation and quality of service are priority, contributing to a great safari experience.

This beautiful Egypt liveaboard is 40 metres long and sleeps 26 divers in elegant, en-suite cabins. The boat itself has been designed and built specifically for comfort and stability during long crossings even in rough conditions. There is plenty of lounging space on the huge 100m² sundeck with comfortable sun loungers, cushions, chairs and tables. There is also an air-conditioned saloon and lounge area with entertainment system and free Wi-Fi internet is available.

The large diving deck provides ample space for both divers and their equipment, and the extensive platform ensures ease and comfort as you enter the water or dive tender. Cassiopeia provides personal locators for each buddy team to improve in-water safety.

A unique feature of this liveaboard is the Arabian-style café where you can relax in an authentic Egyptian atmosphere of décor, tapestry and music. Popular with all guests, you can enjoy a drink here and try the traditional Shisha tobacco water-pipe!

MY Cassiopeia departs on Sundays and runs 7 night trips with a range of itineraries to choose from including North & Wrecks, the marine parks, The Brothers and St. John's.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Egypt Red Sea & Route Open 21 US$ 957
26 Nov 3 Dec 7 Egypt Red Sea & Route Open 21 US$ 957
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Egypt Red Sea & Route Open 21 US$ 957
10 Dec 17 Dec 7 Egypt Red Sea & Route Open 21 US$ 957

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More Trip Details...

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. 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 Wi-Fi, boat permissions and taxes, shisha (tobacco smoked through a water-pipe).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 124 per week), no rental equipment available on Sudan trips, dive insurance. National park fees are as follows:
Brothers, Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad: US$ 47 per person per week.
Ras Mohamed: US$ 12 per person per day.
Sudanese fees: (for Sudan trips only) Taxes and entry visa (400 EUR + 155 US$ or 400 EUR + 205 US$ for American nationals) Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Return transfers from airport/hotel to departure points, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per tank, US$ 94 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 10:00 hrs. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: US$ 47 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$ 3,344, High Season - US$ 3,729, Winter Season - US$ 2,864.

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...
Cassiopeia accommodates 26 divers in 13 cabins. There is 1 Honeymoon cabin with a queen size bed, and 2 Queen cabins on the main deck. There are also 2 Standard twin bed cabins on the main deck. All these cabins have windows. There are 8 more Standard twin bed cabins with portholes on the lower deck. All cabins have private en-suite bathroom facilities.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Windows or portholes
  • Cabinet, mirror & shelves
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets & fire extinguishers
  • Space for luggage
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The crew of 10 comprise:
    • Dive Instructor
    • 3 Divemasters
    • Captain
    • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • 2 Deck Hands
  • Maid
  • Nitrox - 2 motorised dinghies - Dive platform with 2 access ladders & fresh water showers - 37m² dive deck with toilet, camera table & rinse tanks - 100m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, complimentary internet, music player and satellite telephone - 80m² Restaurant with bar - Library with movies, magazines, fish books, novels and games - 100m² sun deck with sun matresses & seating area - 37m² shaded area - Water dispenser

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    The quality of food on this Egypt liveaboard is considered a high priority and there is always plenty of choice. The pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served buffet-style and include International dishes as well as local specialities. Beer and spirits are available for purchase with the evening meal.
    • International, Italian and Egyptian cuisine are served on board.
    • The food is prepared as a buffet and meals are served in the air-conditioned saloon on the main deck.
    • Complimentary main meals consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    • Tea & coffee, drinking water, soft drinks, fruit, biscuits, candy bars, toast are free of charge.
    • Beer and spirits are available for purchase on board.
    • Vegetarians are catered for on this boat.
    • The gourmet delights get underway on your arrival.
    • Operator rates their dining experience as very important!
    Sample dishes: Fried fish, beef stew, grilled chicken...

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2006, restored in 2012
    • Size - 39.6m x 7.2m
    • Weight - 400 tonnes
    • Top speed - 13 knots
    • Cruising speed - 11 knots
    • 2 x 1,150 HP Mann engines
    • 2 x 130 KW Mercedes generators
    • 2 x Bauer scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium & steel tanks with DIN/international fittings.
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 65,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 2,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 x Life rafts (50 pax capacity)
    • 2 x 40 HP Yamaha dinghies
    • Sea Marshall Personal Locator Beacons
    • VHF radio
    • Radar
    • Garmin GPS
    • Sounder
    • Satellite & mobile telephones
  • Searchlight & horn
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 20,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Excellent
    "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." - , Sweden, 3 July 2013 ...

    Customer rating - Very good
    "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." - , South Africa, 1 July 2013 ...


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