AL FAROUK II I FULL CHARTER I RED SEA

AL FAROUK II I FULL CHARTER I RED SEA
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AL FAROUK II. An elegantly designed, modern yacht. Climate control, en-suite cabins. Chef prepared International, Egyptian and Arabic specialities. Bar. Free WIFI. Nitrox available. Dives from tenders. Battery charging station.



This offer is for groups and dive clubs, you can charter the whole boat and choose the Red Sea itinerary you want.
Chartering a whole boat has great benefits, prices are way lower than when you book individuals, exclusivity, the boat will for you and your group only, you will have control of the boat itinerary, nº of dives, dive profiles etc.

I’m interested in a group dive trip – what should I do next?

  • Don’t think twice, get in contact with us to receive more information on what we can offer your group. We’ll help you decide every factor of the trip, so you and your group can have the ultimate diving experience in the any destination around the globe.If you need a dive guide speaks your language let us know

How to book a full charter trip with us

  • Select 1 as number of participants 
  • Select the number of people who need rental equipment and nitrox
  • Choose the dates you want to travel
  •  In the "observations" box add the name of the club or the group leader, the rest of the participants names of this trip will be requested later when the reservation is confirmed
  • If you do not have a specific date and only know the month or months you want to travel, add this information in the "observations" box
  • Add in this box any other relevant information, if you want to talk with us add your contact details
  • In these types of reservations, the reservation and payment process is special and personalised.
  • Once you have selected the date, we will contact the boat to see if it is available on the dates chosen to charter, if so we will contact you by email and phone to specify details, if the reservation is of your entire satisfaction, to finish your booking you will need to pay a deposit of 30% of the total and the rest a few weeks before the trip * We will notify you when is the final payment
  • We will ask for the name of all participants, details of the diving level, flight dates, etc.
  • We will make a personalised follow-up of the reservation between our team, the boat and those in charge of the group
  • If the boat is not available we will send you a short list of boats available we recommend you choose from with the same characteristic as this one

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dive the best of the Red Sea with Al Farouk II
  • Ras Mohamed National Park, Tiran Straits, Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, St Johns Reef
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • World-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller, Salem Express
  • Full charter rates available with special offers for dive clubs and groups
  • Dives from tenders, huge dive deck
  • Great saloon, sundeck with bar
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
  • Free internet

SERVICES

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adaptors. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($).
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck. Separate Zodiac/Dhoni.
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher. Life Jackets. Life Rafts. Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).First Aid Kits.Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
  • Languages spoken - English. German. Arabic. Russian.
  • Wi-Fi (Free). Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area.
  • Movies.
  • Snorkelling.
  • Buffet. Alcohol. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food. Bring Your Own Alcohol.
  • Payments - Cash.
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ABOUT THE BOAT

The Farouk II liveaboard is an elegant, Diver designed 33m yacht. The friendly and experienced crew members provide quality service to ensure guests will have the perfect dive vacation. This dive safari liveaboard yacht will accommodate 24 guests in 12 spacious and comfortable air conditioned cabins.  Liveaboard Al Farouk II has 12 Deluxe Cabins especially furnished for the utmost comfort of our guests. The cabins can sleep a maximum of 2 people, while 4 cabins have a double bed in addition to the single bed. All cabins are equipped with individual climate control, en-suite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music. These cabins are perfect for sleeping and relaxing in privacy between dives.

THE CHEF ON FAROUK II SERVES 3 FRESHLY PREPARED MEALS A DAY BUFFET-STYLE

Meals will be plentiful and will appeal to every appetite and include International cuisine as well as a range of interesting Egyptian and Arabic specialties. The spacious and air-conditioned restaurant has 3 large dining tables and plenty of space for the meals and Cocktail parties. In addition to the mouth watering cuisine, snacks and beverages will be served between meals. Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

AL FAROUK II HAS MANY OPTIONS FOR THE COMFORT AND RELAXATION OF GUESTS BETWEEN DIVES

There is a spacious, panoramic Saloon on the Sundeck which features a TV, DVD and music entertainment system complete with movies.  For additional comfort, the Sundeck and Fly Bridge offer lots of room for sun bathing.  Quiet naps can be taken on the lounge chairs in the shaded deck areas while enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous seascapes. Enjoy a freshly made cocktail from the bar while watching the spectacular sunsets in the Red Sea. For guests who want more active leisure time activities, they may try their hand at fishing or go snorkelling.

MAIN DECK DOUBLE CABIN

The deluxe cabin is specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people , and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower,mini bar and music with individual control . The photo shows a Lower Deck Cabin, but Main deck will be similar with window - not porthole.

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  2 Single
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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UPPER DECK DELUXE CABIN

The deluxe cabin is specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people, and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music with individual control .

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK DELUXE CABINS

The deluxe cabin are specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music with individual control .

  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib and ends at
  • Attention! The departure/arrival at the marina can change due to the internal logistics of the boat, the bad weather conditions of the previous week or the bad weather forecast.

DEPARTURE AND EMBARKING DAY

  • The nearest airport is Hurghada or Port Ghalib. The best-known and easiest airport to reach is the one in the city of Hurghada.
  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the boat and from the boat to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price.
  • If you arrive in Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer by land is included and takes around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport Hurghada or Port Ghalib to the boat is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels to the boat are included as well
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified here are extras, they cost money and it is not guaranteed that the boat can do them since it is not in the program.
  • At the airport or at the hotel, a person carrying your liveaboard sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group, there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers, transfer might need to go pick up others clients from hotels)
  • The embarkation is the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins, the boarding time is in the afternoon from 6 pm until the early morning of Friday maximum 6 am.
  • The boat leaves port in the morning around 8 am to go to the first diving point where a shallow dive to test the diving equipment, surface buoy, adjust each divers' group will take place

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKING DAY

  • The boat arrives at port in the afternoon on the penultimate day, this day only 2 dives are done in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you are respected 24 hours before flight time after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off and visit the area if you want to, dinner will be served on the boat, and the night of this day you will sleep on the boat.
  • Transfers to the airport will be according to the time of your flights, the maximum time to disembark is at 10:00 am.
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night in a 4 * HB hotel, if it was the case, the hotel is paid by the boat and any extra transfer is offered free of charge,

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • On the Deep South area is located the Navy base of the naval forces of the Army of Egypt. 
  • The dive operator routine is to request permission and receive a response 2 days before the trip. In the case of a ban on navigation in the areas of Zabargad and Rocky, as well as the areas of St Johns and Abu Fendira, the route will be changed to a similar accessible one. Trip compensation and cancellation are not possible.
  • Port departure/arrival can be changed due to internal boat logistic, bad weather conditions on previous week or bad weather forecast. In case of changes all transfers are provided to the new marina, cannot be issue of refund or compensations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We require you have a minimum of 20 logged dives for cruises that visit the Wreck of the Thistlegorm and 30 logged dives for cruises that visit the marine parks (Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus & Rocky).
  • To dive with a dive buddy, you must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following your guide.
  • On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in the Red Sea are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere.
  • Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are around 18 to 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1: Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Hurghada or Port Ghaleb depending the route. Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment, remember that the rental equipment, nitrox, other payments are made before the ship leaves port, the payments are cash. If you want to buy beers or wine for your trip on the boat you will have to tell the Cruise Director before the departure of the ship, buy and pay it at once, you can store the drinks in your cabin or in the boat's refrigerators.
  • DAYS 2nd to 6th  --- are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "---------------": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive he most important dive sites of this route.
  • DAY 7TH 2 dives in the morning. Afternoon / night, arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.
  • DAY 8 HURGHADA or PORT GHALEB: Disembark in Port Ghaleb or Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel or airports

RED SEA DIVE ROUTES

BDE - Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone Route

  • The golden triangle includes the famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. It is a route with a long navigation distance, since all the dive sites are far from the coast.
  • The Brothers Islands is the highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea and are a refuge of thousands of species, and the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Their walls are full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life, are the great references of these islands, not forgetting the sightings of oceanic whitetip, threshers and grey sharks amongst others. We will also dive in the Numidia wreck that with its almost vertical position and the visibility of the Red Sea, makes this wreck a unique visual spectacle. In this area is also the Aida wreck.
  • Our second dive destination will be Daedalus Reef, famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks and large coral formations. Large banks of hammerhead sharks live in the area of the reef and come frequently to feed.
  • Finally, we will visit the Elphinstone Reef, which stands a few meters above the surface and whose life surprises and amazes even the most experienced divers. All kinds of pelagics visit the cleaning stations on this reef where their walls are lost in the depth of this sea.

The highlight on the dives

  • Oceanic whitetip shark "Longimanus" A very curious shark that approaches divers and that is usually a few meters deep. Giant manta rays come to the island for the cleaning stations.
  • Thresher sharks, with their characteristic long fins in the form of a whip, patrol the islands. Banks of hammerhead sharks, sometimes reaching up to 20 specimens. Grey and silky sharks are seen often in the reefs. Whale sharks and tigers sharks are another spectacle you can find. H.H. Numidia - British ship of 107m of length sunk in 1901

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The North Route from Hurghada

  • The route ‘Wrecks and Reefs’ is the most complete and varied. During the week of cruise life on board, embarking and disembarking in Hurghada. This route is ideal both for those who want to discover the famous Red Sea and for those who are going for the first time on a diving cruise Liveaboard. It is suitable for all levels of diving, from novice divers to the most experienced TEC divers, although we recommend a minimum level of Advanced or similar.
  • The navigation is very short and pleasant, the diving points being further away after about two hours sailing. Its diversity allows you to enjoy dives in spectacular walls, incredible schools of fish and majestic reefs in the Ras Mohamed National Park, you can enjoy quiet nights and dreamlike landscapes like the Sinai Peninsula, or the multiple islands with its magnificent lagoons and reefs.
  • We will visit the Strait of Gubal and all the wrecks in this area where we will remember part of modern history visiting, probably the most famous wreck in the world - the SS Thistlegorm, sunk in World War II and discovered by Jacques Cousteau in the ‘50s. We will explore the spectacular reef of Abu Nuhas with wrecks Giannis D and Carnatic. And enjoy an amalgam of colours and corals in dives such as Small Crack or Shag Rock, even with a bit of luck, do snorkelling with dolphins.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani, Gubal Strait, SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Kingston, Ras Umm Sid and Small Crack

The highlight on the dives

  • Historical wrecks, Sharks (whale, hammerheads, white reef fin), Dolphins, Turtles, Mantas.

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Daedalus, Sataya, Elphinstone Route

  • Located to the southwest of the Red Sea, this area is formed by a set of reefs. Sataya is the main reef and one of the most virgin in Egypt, with large gardens of hard and soft corals, reef sharks, turtles, clown fish, barracudas, etc. They form a horseshoe in the interior, we can concentrate the diving in Dolphin Reef (Sha'ab Sataya), where the sighting of dolphin families are common.
  • Our second dive destination will be Daedalus Reef, famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks and large coral formations. Large banks of hammerhead sharks live in the area of the reef and come frequently to feed.
  • Finally, we will visit the Elphinstone reef, which stands a few meters above the surface and whose life surprises and amazes even the most experienced divers. All kinds of pelagic visit the cleaning stations on this reef where their walls are lost in the depth of this Sea.

The highlight on the dives

  • Oceanic whitetip shark "Longimanus" A very curious shark that approaches divers and that is usually a few meters deep. Giant manta rays come to the island for the cleaning stations. Thresher sharks, with its characteristic long fins in the form of a whip patrol the islands. Banks of hammerhead sharks, sometimes reaching up to 20 specimens.Grey and silky sharks are seen often in the reefs. Whale sharks and tiger sharks are another spectacle you can find.

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Deep South Route - St Johns, Rocky, Zabargad or St Johns, Abu Fendira

  • The farthest Red Sea Deep South route is the one with the greatest variety of environments and greatest diversity in the Red Sea. With long navigation distances between the points, it is a route that can be easily adapted to different levels of diving and where we can see unique and exclusive places that only liveaboard ships can get access to.
  • South stands out for the reef life, coral formations and a homing point for sharks, we can snorkel with wild dolphins. We will visit the island of Zabargad with its mysterious Russian wreck, its spectacular coral garden and the impressive soft coral walls of Rocky Island where there are great possibilities to find pelagics. In addition, we will visit the submerged Habilis, with its exuberant life and where so many pelagic come to feed, the pinnacle forest of Umm Arouk, the incredible caves of Umm Hararim and the incredible reefs of Claudius, Malahi and Shaab Maksour.
  • We will visit the labyrinth of caves of "Shaa Claudia" in Fury Shoal and we will be dazzled by the play of lights that form underwater, a paradise for the underwater photographer and if the conditions allow it we will explore the reef of Habili Ali in search of the Longimanus. Back to port we will dive in the Marsa Alam area and we will go in search of the Dugongs that inhabit the sand meadows.

Diving spots

  • Rocky Island, Drop Sogheira, Habili Ali, Umm Hararim, St. Johns, Fury Shoals, Zabargad

The highlight on the dives

  • Wrecks, shark is (oceanic white tip, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark, whale sharks), dolphins, turtles, mantas.

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North + Brother's Islands Route

  • Super complete and varied route in which all the dive sites are the best of the Red Sea and world famous.
  • Dive in a week at places like the Ras Mohamed National Park, the Brothers Islands in search of pelagic, some of the best wrecks in the world- the SS Thistlegorm and the Salem Express and along the walls of Abu Kifan in Safaga.
  • The variety of dives make this route very special, with diving points very different from each other and where you can appreciate all varieties of life and environment that the Red Sea offers, such as reef and pelagic life, the spectacular historical wrecks or the incredible coral walls.
  • With a longer navigation than other routes, we visit the Ras Mohamed National Park to enjoy an authentic underwater paradise, we submerge in the SS Thistlegorm, a British wreck sunk during World War II to enjoy this impressive wreck and explore the spectacular Abu Nu'as reef, known as the wreck cemetery.
  • Sail to the remote Brothers islands, highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea, are an oasis of life and food so the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Its walls full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life are the great reference points of these islands, without forgetting the sightings of sharks. We will dive into the wrecks Numidia and Aida. Back to Hurghada if weather conditions are favourable, we visit the Salem Express.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani , Strait of Gubal , SS Thistlegorm , Dunraven , Giannis D, Kingston, Ras Umm Sid and Small Crack , Small Brother Island, Big Brother Island , Salem Express

The highlight on the dives

  • Historical wrecks, Sharks (whale, hammerheads, white reef fin), Dolphins, Turtles, mantas.

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ST JOHNS

  • St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teeming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.
  • The farthest south route is one of the routes with the greatest variety of environments and greatest diversity in the Red Sea. With long navigation distances between the points, it is a route that can be easily adapted to different levels of diving and where we can see unique and exclusive places that only liveaboard ships can access. South stands out for the reef life, coral formations and home to sharks, snorkel with wild dolphins.We will visit the island of Zabargad with its mysterious Russian wreck, its spectacular coral garden and the impressive soft coral walls of Rocky Island where there are great possibilities to find pelagics.
  • In addition, we will visit the submerged Habilis, with its exuberant life and where so many pelagic come to feed, the pinnacle forest of Umm Arouk, the incredible caves of Umm Hararim and the incredible reefs of Claudius, Malahi and Shaab Maksour. We will visit the labyrinth of caves of "Shaa Claudia" in Fury Shoal and we will be dazzled by the play of lights that form underwater, a paradise for the underwater photographer and if the conditions allow it we will explore the reef of Habili Ali in search of the Longimanus. Back to port we will dive in the Marsa Alam area and we will go in search of the Dugongs that inhabit the sand meadows.

Diving spots

  • Rocky Island, Drop Sogheira, Habili Ali, Umm Hararim, St. Johns, Fury Shoals, Zabargad

The highlight on the dives

  • Wrecks, shark is (oceanic white tip, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark, whale sharks), dolphins, turtles, mantas.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • 7 nights onboard or 6 nights onboard and last night in a hotel on land
  • Shared group transfer to the marina (Hurghada, Marsa Alam) from airport or local hotel (Hurghada or Marsa Alam) and back
  • Fuel surcharges
  • National park fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees
  • Fins, mask, snorkel (ABC)
  • Wetsuit
  • BCD
  • Regulator
  • Dive computer
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • 15 liter tanks
  • Nitrox
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • D.E.C.O. International Chamber Support Program
  • Full set of rental equipment including computer
  • Full set of rental equipment without computer

CANCELLATION FEES

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 31 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 31 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.