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The Grand Sea Serpent, as the name suggests, is the flagship of the Sea Serpent's Red Sea cruise fleet and doesn't skimp on luxury in any respect. This modern 41 metre long liveaboard is designed with speed and luxury in mind, ensuring scuba divers get between sites as quickly and comfortably as possible while maintaining stability, even in rough seas.

Length: 41 metres / 135 feet
Beam: 8 metres / 26 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 24
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Red Sea liveaboard diving: MY Grand Sea Serpent

12 cabins are to be found on Grand Sea Serpent, which includes top-class Red Sea liveaboard diving comforts like music, a fridge / minibar and en-suite bathrooms which are large and feature multi-jet showers.

In the communal areas the saloon on the main deck takes advantage of all the space and is equipped with cutting edge entertainment equipment. Outside, a large open area provides the opportunity for soaking up the sun, or enjoying views of the Red Sea from a shaded area, both of which have ample comfortable seating and sun matresses.

Grand Sea Serpent is also the technical diver's dream. It features a helium/oxygen blending station and a Haskel pump, catering to both the open and closed circuit technical divers. 200-bar oxygen fills are provided as well as on-demand trimix, heliox and nitrox.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Aug 13 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 1,027
18 Aug 25 Aug 7 Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,198
25 Aug 1 Sep 7 Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,198
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Sep 14 Sep 7 Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,198
14 Sep 21 Sep 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 1,027
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Nov 16 Nov 7 Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,198
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Apr 9 Apr 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
19 Apr 26 Apr 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
26 Apr 3 May 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 May 10 May 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
10 May 17 May 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
17 May 24 May 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
24 May 31 May 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
31 May 7 Jun 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jun 14 Jun 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
14 Jun 21 Jun 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
21 Jun 28 Jun 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
28 Jun 5 Jul 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Jul 12 Jul 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
12 Jul 19 Jul 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
19 Jul 26 Jul 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
26 Jul 2 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Aug 9 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
9 Aug 16 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
16 Aug 23 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
23 Aug 30 Aug 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
30 Aug 6 Sep 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Sep 13 Sep 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
13 Sep 20 Sep 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
20 Sep 27 Sep 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
27 Sep 4 Oct 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Oct 11 Oct 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
11 Oct 18 Oct 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
18 Oct 25 Oct 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
25 Oct 1 Nov 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Nov 8 Nov 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
8 Nov 15 Nov 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
15 Nov 22 Nov 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
22 Nov 29 Nov 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
29 Nov 6 Dec 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Dec 13 Dec 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
13 Dec 20 Dec 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
20 Dec 27 Dec 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970
27 Dec 3 Jan 7 Red Sea North & Wrecks 21 US$ 970

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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. The first and last night 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.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, coffee, tea and water, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights, nitrox, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 183 per tour), dive insurance, weight belts, national park fees/permissions as follows:
Brothers: US$ 97,
Marine Park: US$ 131,
North & Wrecks: US$ 61,
South: US$ 55,
St Johns: US$ 55,
Marsa Ghalib: US$ 29,
Ras Mohamed: US$ 6 per day.

Optional extras: Torches, marker devices, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to boat.

How to get there: MY Grand Sea Serpent Red Sea diving cruises depart from Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Marsa Ghalib and return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point can be arranged at additonal cost. Check in time starts 17:00 hrs on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 12:00 noon on 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 hr) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hrs) 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.

Non-diver rate: None

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 100% to published prices.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Please see full charter rates above. Approximately equivalent to pay for 20 guest and 4 additional divers can join the cruise in a standard cabin free of charge (total 24 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Not known.

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 in 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...
The Grand Sea Serpent accommodates up to 24 divers in 12 Standard cabins: 10 twin cabins and 2 double cabins. 4 twin cabins are on the upper deck and the rest of the cabins are on the lower deck. All cabins on thie liveaboard have private en-suite bathroom facilities.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Towels & bathrobes
  • Music
  • Minibar
  • Cabinet & shelves
  • Mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 13 - hot water

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The crew comprises:
    • 2 Dive Instructors / Divemasters
    • Captain
    • Cook
    • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Steward
  • Masseuse
  • 4 Deck Hands
  • Nitrox - 2 x 30 HP dive dinghies - Diving deck and platform with 3 access ladders, hot water shower and toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Helium/02 blending station - Haskel pump - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music players - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - Indoor restaurant with bar - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun chairs & matresses - Water dispenser

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    • International and local cuisine are served on board, as well as a popular BBQ.
    • The menus are fixed and meals are served buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant on the main deck.
    • Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch & dinner, with snacks in between.
    • Snacks include biscuits and fruit which, together with tea & coffee and drinking water, are complimentary.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on board.
    • All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
    • Catering starts with dinner on the first day of the cruise.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2004, refurbished 2008
    • Size - 41m x 8m
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 2 x 720 HP Caterpillar engines
    • 3 x 60 KW Perkins generators
    • 3 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • Membrane enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN fittings and international adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 16,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 9,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 2 x life rafts
    • 2 x 25 HP Yamaha dinghies
    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Sounder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • HF & VHF radios
    • Satellite EPIRB
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 15,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen
  • Customer diving insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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