Length: 36 metres / 119 foot|
Beam: 8 metres / 26 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
|Dep: 28 Jan||Ret: 4 Feb||St. John's||US$ 989||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 Mar||Ret: 24 Mar||Red Sea South||US$ 1,095||More info||Book|
|Dep: 7 Apr||Ret: 14 Apr||Red Sea South||US$ 1,056||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Apr||Ret: 5 May||St. John's||US$ 1,089||More info||Book|
|Dep: 5 May||Ret: 12 May||Brothers & Daedalus Reef||US$ 1,099||More info||Book|
|Dep: 28 Aug||Ret: 4 Sep||St. John's||US$ 1,040||More info||Book|
Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.
Notes: Prices quoted for 'Egypt Red Sea - Route open' dive trips are the prices for the 'North & Wrecks' itinerary. Other higher priced itineraries available include Brothers, 'Brothers, Daedalus, & Elphinstone' ; St. John's; and Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad, & Rocky. Please check with us.
Divers must have a minimum of 30 logged dives to join these liveaboard safaris, and 50 to join the trips that visit the Red Sea's marine parks.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (except on day of departure and arrival), snacks, water, 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) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (must be ordered 1 week in advance).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 149 per trip) (must be ordered one week in advance), dive computer, diving insurance, torches, fuel surcharge US$ 55, national park and other fees:
Brothers (incl dive permission): US$ 61,
North & Wrecks (incl dive permission): US$ 20,
Marine Park (incl dive permission): US$ 94,
St Johns: US$ 20,
St Johns/DZR: US$ 94,
Port Ghalib (to or from) port fee: US$ 28,
Dive permission: US$ 20.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/Y Golden Dolphin II liveaboard departs from Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Port Ghalib and Hamata; return transfers are included from nearby hotels and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. Check-in time is 18:00 hrs (boat departs next morning). Check-out is the morning of the last day at 10:00 (last night may be spent on board in the harbour or at a hotel depending on the itinerary). A day room can be arranged for arrival or departure day at an additional charge.
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.
The first and last nights of the trip 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 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: 25% 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 25% of the published price in low season and 40% in high and peak season.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and receive 10 % discount per person.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): North and Wrecks - US$ 2,040. For alternative trip prices, please check with us.
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.