MY Pegasus is a long-established Egyptian liveaboard and operates mini southern Red Sea diving cruises of 3 nights duration from Marsa Alam. At a length of 27 metres and a beam of 6.5 metres, Pegasus is by no means a large liveaboard. However the maximum of 16 divers are accommodated comfortably in 8 twin-share cabins, sharing 3 bathrooms.
Length: 27 metres / 89 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 21 foot
Cruise: 7 knots
A complete refit in 2010 means Pegasus feels new as guests relax in the air-conditioned saloon complete with TV, DVD and music system. There is also a shaded open air area plus a sundeck for those who wish to work on their tans.
As one of the Emperor diving fleet, you can be sure of high service levels and the 7 crew members will do all they can to ensure a comfortable and fun liveaboard cruise experience. For those short on time or who wish to split their time between land and sea, a short Southern Red Sea diving cruise
on MY Pegasus might be the perfect fit.
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Notes: 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 and Stay: You can also combine a short liveaboard trip on MY Pegasus with a few days in a Red Sea resort. For further details and a full list of what the price includes and excludes visit our Blog: MY Pegasus Cruise and Stay.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from airport/hotel to boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) for every 6 divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all permissions and harbour fees (except those listed in excludes).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 34 per day), dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Pegasus departs from Marsa Ghalib and return transfers are included from nearby hotels/ Marsa Alam airport. There are direct flights from Cairo to Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Marsa Alam direct. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
Non-diver rate: There is no discount available.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 50% to the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below which is equivalent to pay for 14 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 1,820, Low - US$ 1,717, High - US$ 1,922.
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.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Pegasus has 8 wood panelled twin berth cabins with angled bunk beds on the lower deck.
All the cabins have:
- Towels & bedding
- Reading lights
- Life jackets and fire extinguisher
- 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
- European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 5 / 5 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 7 comprise:
- 2 Divemasters/Instructors
- 2 Deck Hands
25 HP dive dinghy - 26m² Dive deck & platform with 2 fresh water showers and 2 toilets - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Air-conditioned saloon and dining area with bar, TV, DVD and music centre - Library with movies, magazines, novels and fish ID books - Sun deck & shaded area with sun matresses and seating - Water dispenser
Menu, Cuisine Type...
You can expect plenty of fresh food on your short liveaboard experience on Pegasus. 3 meals a day are served buffet style. Beers and wine are available for purchase. Breakfast includes eggs cooked to order. Other specialties include grilled fish and ghoulash with cheese. For those with a sweet tooth the chef is said to make some delightful chocolate choux pastries.
- International and local cuisine served on board.
- Food is served buffet style in the dining area located on the main deck.
- Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Fruit, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and drinking water are all complimentary.
- Chocolate bars, cans of beer and wine are available for purchase on board.
- Vegetarian and Halal diets can be catered for with prior notice.
- Catering starts with dinner on first day.
- Built in 1997, refitted in 2010
- Size - 27m x 6.5m
- Top speed - 10 knots
- Cruising speed - 7 knots
- 2 x 350 HP MAN engines
- 2 x Generators (40 KW Helwan & 30 KW Onwan)
- 1 x Coltri Sub dive tank compressor
- 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN valves & Int. fittings
- 15 litre steel tanks - rent on request
- Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
- Water capacity - 1,500 litres
- Fuel capacity - 8,000 litres
- Freshwater maker
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 50 person capacity life rafts
- 1 x 25 HP motorised dinghy
- Mobile phone
- Bilge pump alarm
- Search light and horn
- Fire alarms / detectors
- Life jackets in all cabins
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- MFA box and trained staff
- 13,000 litres continuous flow oxygen
- Customer diving insurance is MANDATORY not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation