MY Felo is a sleek 39 metre mono-hulled motor yacht, built as recently as 2010, and a specifically designed Hurghada liveaboard for diving safaris around the best of Egypt's Red Sea waters. Up to 22 divers can be comfortably accommodated on board and staff can communicate in German, English, Russian and Arabic.
Space and comfort are strong features of MY Felo as typified by the huge dive deck with 2 stairways down to a generous platform making the diving procedure smooth and hassle-free. There is also ample chill-out space whether on the sundeck or the roomy saloon and dining area. Other features worthy of mention include free nitrox for suitably-qualified divers, complimentary on-board internet and showers and a toilet on the deck.
Additionally, Felo is fitted with the ENOS satellite diver location and rescue system. This means that every diver is tracked to ensure a safe and stress-free time, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time underwater in the Red Sea.
You can choose from a range of cabins varying in price and spread throughout the lower and main deck. The cabins follow the theme of size and convenience, all being air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms. Space, comfort and the ease of diving on a purpose-built Hurghada liveaboard, all combine to provide you with a jolly good Felo experience.
The Red Sea Tour Open trips are bookable as full charter or half charter. Prices depend on the tour selected. Please ask us for more details. 10% off when you select an open tour trip in the months of July, August, September and December 2015. Offer expires: 31 Dec 2015
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea and water, soft drinks, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 99 per trip), dive insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55, permissions and taxes (US$ 38), national park fees/permissions as follows:
Brothers: US$ 93,
Brothers & Elphinstone: US$ 93,
Marine Parks North and South: US$ 88,
Sinai & Brothers: US$ 93,
South Safari: US$ 55,
St John's Tour: US$ 55,
Port Ghalib fee: US$ 27,
Ras Mohamed: US$ 5 per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Torches, marker devices, alcoholic drinks, return transfers from airport or hotel to the boat at EURO 10 - 15. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/Y Felo liveaboard departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib. Check-in time starts on the afternoon of the first day of the safari before dinner (boat departs next morning). Check out the morning of the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
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 details see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
Full tourist visas for Egypt 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 12 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 55 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 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): North and Wrecks - US$ 2,417, North and Brothers - US$ 2,905.
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.
MY Felo has 11 cabins with private en-suite bathrooms - 1 Royal Suite with a King size bed on the main deck, 2 Suites with King size beds on the upper deck and 8 Twin Cabins with twin beds on the lower deck.
All the cabins have:
En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin and hair dryer
Portholes in the twin bed cabins and windows in the suites
Minibar and fridge
Bedding and towels
Cabinet, shelves and mirror
Life jackets, fire extinguisher and fire warning system
Complimentary nitrox - 2 x 40 HP motorised dinghies - 50mē dive deck with 2 freshwater showers and toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - 25mē diving platform with 2 access ladders - 2 Air-conditioned saloons with big-screen TV, DVD, music players and games - Internet connection (free of charge) - Restaurant section with well-stocked bar - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - 8mē sun deck and shaded area with sun matresses, chairs & bathroom - Water dispenser
In addition to a pre-breakfast before your first dive of the day, there are 2 buffet-style meals served on MY Felo each day. For dinner, fresh fish, chicken, beef will be served together with rice, noodles, potatoes and different varieties of vegetables and salads. For dessert you can enjoy pudding, cakes or fruits.
International and local Egyptian delicacies served on board.
Food is served buffet style in the restaurant on the main deck.
Main meals consist of pre-dive breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between.
Snacks consist of biscuits, candy bars, bread, toast and fruit, which together with tea & coffee, drinking water and soft drinks are complimentary.
Cans of beer and bottles of wine are available for purchase on board.
Catering begins with dinner on guest check-in.
All diets, including vegetarian and halal, catered for with prior notice.