Sea Queen I
Sea Queen I is a popular Egypt liveaboard, cruising the best dive sites of the Red Sea. Built by the Russian Navy in 1988, this 45 metre steel hull vessel
has been fully restored and renovated and can accommodate up to 24 guests in en-suite cabin
comfort and style.
Length: 45 metres / 149 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 23 foot
Cruise: 12 knots
A range of 1-week cruises are offered departing on Saturdays and include North and Wrecks, the Brothers, St John's and Marine Parks North and South - plenty of choice even for the most discerning scuba diver.
After an exciting day's diving, guests can socialise in the air-conditioned, comfortably furnished saloon and dining area equipped with a TV, DVD player and movie library. There are also a range of marine and dive books for you to use to identify all the marine life you have encountered. Other places to relax include the covered open air lounge area on the main deck and the sun deck which is partially shaded and has sun chairs and loungers for your comfort.
With a top speed of 14 knots, the Sea Queen I will get you to your destination swiftly and safely. Divers will appreciate the generous size of the dive deck with its individual storage spaces, and the 2 attending dinghies will ensure easy access to the sites. What's more, free nitrox
is provided for certified divers.
The Sea Queen I is a professionally-run Red Sea liveaboard and is ideal if you're looking for a fun, social atmosphere on your Egypt diving cruise.
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Notes: Prices quoted for 'Egypt Red Sea - Route open' trips are the prices for the 'Ras Mohamed & Tiran' or 'North & Wrecks' itinerary. Other itineraries available include Brothers; St. John's; and Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone. For further information and prices of these itineraries, please check with us.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the cruises above), experienced English speaking DM's (1:8/12), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 165 per week for full set), dive insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55, national park and other fees:
North US$ 15;
North & Wrecks: US$ 15;
Brothers: US$ 65;
Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone: US$ 174;
St Johns: US$ 109. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, dive computer, torch. Unless otherwise stated, these items to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MY Sea Queen I departs from Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh or Marsa Alam and return transfers are included from Hurghada, Sharm and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. The first night will be spent in the harbour and the last night may be spent at a hotel depending on the cruise.
There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour), Sharm El Sheikh (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From some airports in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh or Marsa Alam direct. For more information see our Red Sea travel information. Full tourist visas to visit 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 1.00 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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: Pay for 12 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Pay for 17 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below which is equivalent to: Pay for 20 guests and receive 4 extra spaces free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): High Season: Ras Mohamed & Tiran, North & Wrecks - US$ 1,832, Brothers or Borthers, Daedalus & Elphinstone - US$ 2,367, St. John's - US$ 2,145. Seasonal variations apply. 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.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The ample space of the Sea Queen I accommodates 24 divers in 10 Standard cabins. There are 6 twin bed and 2 triple-bed cabins on the lower deck, plus a further 2 triple-bed cabins on the main deck. The cabins all have private en-suite bathrooms.
All the liveaboard cabins have:
- En-suite bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
- Windows on the main deck, portholes on the lower deck
- Bedding & towels provided
- Cabinet & mirror
- Reading lights
- 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
- European-style 2-pin plug sockets
- Fire warning system
- Life jackets & fire extinguishers
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 13 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 11 comprises:
- 3 Dive Masters/Instructors
- 2 Cooks
- 2 Engineers
- 2 Deck Hands
Nitrox - Motorised dinghies - Dive platform with access ladders & fresh water showers - Diving deck with rinse tanks, hot water shower & toilet - 30m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD player and music system, fish ID books and movies - 40m² dining room - 70m² shaded area - 170m² sun decks with matresses & seating - Water dispenser
Menu, Cuisine Type...
A pre-breakfast is served before the first dive of the day to give you a little energy boost. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included daily and are served buffet style. The menu consists of international dishes as well as local specialities of the Red Sea and BBQ treats, and there is plenty of choice and quantity. Alcohol is not available for purchase onboard but guests are welcome to bring their own.
- The cook caters for international and local Egyptian cuisine.
- Meals are served buffet-style in the saloon.
- Complimentary meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
- Snacks consist of biscuits, candy bars and chips.
- Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are complimentary.
- Guests may bring their own alcohol.
- Special diets are catered for with advanced notice.
- Catering begins with dinner on guest arrival for the cruise.
- Built in 1988, restored 2008
- Size - 45m x 6.9m
- Weight - 274 tonnes
- Top speed - 14 knots
- Cruising speed - 12 knots
- 2 x 406 HP Caterpillar engines
- 4 x Caterpillar generators - 55, 65, 85 & 105 KW
- 3 x Bauer scuba tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox system
- 12 litre aluminium tanks with yoke & DIN fittings
- Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
- Water capacity - 19,000 litres
- Water maker - 3,000 litres per day
- Fuel capacity - 12,000 litres
- Waste storage tank
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 2 x life rafts
- 2 x 55 HP Yamaha dive dinghies
- Furuno radar
- Furuno GPS
- Furuno fishfinder
- Iridiumm satellite phone
- Bilge pump alarm
- Searchlight & horn
- Fire alarms / detectors throughout
- Life jackets in each cabin
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- MFA box and trained staff
- 16,000 litres of continuous flow oxygen
- Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
Operator websites: Sea Queen Fleet