FREEDOM III I MINI SAFARI 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS I RAS MOHAMED THISTLEGORM I RED SEA

FREEDOM III I MINI SAFARI 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS I RAS MOHAMED THISTLEGORM  I RED SEA
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A perfect boat for groups or individuals, the neat vessel with a beautiful wooden interior has plenty of space to chill out after diving. Cabin layouts will suit families or friends. Experienced crew. Free WIFI & Nitrox



HIGHLIGHTS

  • English, Spanish, Arabic and others
  • MV Freedom III relax and dive the best of the North Red Sea
  • Budget boat without compromising the services
  • Great for non divers and families
  • Ras Mohamed National Park
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, mantas, dolphins
  • World-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm,Dunraven
  • Departure and arrival from private harbor
  • Big sundeck, air-conditioned saloon and amazing dive deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

SERVICES

  • Dives from zodiacs and dive deck
  • Diving area with bathrooms, camara table, fresh water tanks
  • 15L Tanks Available, Nitrox ($), Rental Equipment ($)
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves, Tanks With Din Valves, Din/Int Adapters
  • Battery Charging Station, Fish Id and Diving Books, Spacious Dive Deck, Separate Zodiac/Dhoni
  • Air-Conditioning, Lounge/TV Area, Equipment For Kids
  • Snorkeling
  • Visa Mastercard Cash (Usd) (Eur) (Gbp)
  • Buffet, Alcohol, Vegetarian Food
  • Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets, Life Rafts, Emergency Oxygen Kit, Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Join one of our Red Sea liveaboard diving holidays and experience the best dive sites in the Northern Red Sea. Enjoy 3 or more dives a day exploring some world famous dive sites, all in the company of like-minded divers.

The Red Sea liveaboard, Freedom III, offers scuba diving cruises for both individuals and charter groups. There is also the added bonus of being able to depart and return from your diving safari from our own jetty. The itineraries offered vary through the seasons and are customizable for charter groups. The Freedom III, proudly boasts offering uncrowded diving. We will guarantee departure with a minimum of just 6 guests.

 Our Sharks Bay Umbi crew on board are second to none. They will do everything they can to make your Red Sea liveaboard a diving holiday to remember. Our UMBI mantra is 'arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.'

 The dive vessel features plenty of space, inside and out, for divers to fully enjoy their time on the Red Sea. There is air-conditioning throughout the boat and the lavish indoor salon and dining room will please the most discerning guest as it is neat and spacious.

 If you go outside, you’ll find plenty of cozy space where you can lounge, enjoy the scenery and the sun. There’s a partially shaded, quite spacious sundeck on the very top. You’ll find lounging chairs, cushioned seating and tables. There’s also a sunbathing area at the bow.

 The Freedom III welcomes up to 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins. The cabin layouts vary and will suit everyone’s needs; diving buddies, families, couples, etc.

 Every cabin comes with space and comfort. The rooms all have air-conditioning as well as a private bathroom. Also, nice amenities such as a mini fridge, a TV/DVD system, hairdryers and a safe are provided in each diver’s cabin.

 Fresh food is prepared daily by one of our fabulous chefs using only the best ingredients. We also provide free Nitrox for suitable qualified divers.

MAIN DECK DOUBLE CABIN WITH FRONT VIEW

Double bed cabin with space and comfort. The room has air-conditioning as well as a private bathroom. Also, nice amenities such as a mini fridge, a TV/DVD system, hairdryer and a safe are provided.. 220v electricity.

  • Size:  19 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN CABIN - LOWER DECK

Situated on the lower deck- twin beds with en suite facilities. the room has air conditioning, TV/DVD, safe, hair dryer .and mini fridge. 220v electricity

  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Single
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DOUBLE CABIN - MAIN DECK

A double bedded cabin situated in the Main Deck. The room has air conditioning, en suite facilities, TV/DVD, safe, hair dryer and mini fridge. 220v electricity

  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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QUADRUPLE CABIN

1 Double and 2 single beds, situated on the cabin deck. Air conditioned, en suite cabin with TV/DVD, safe, mini fridge, hair dryer. 220v electricity.

  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen + 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  4
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Sharm El Sheikh and ends in Sharm El Sheikh
  • 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 closest airport is Sharm El Sheikh Intl (SSH)
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will be met outside the arrivals building by a representative of the boat who will be holding an SHARKS BAY UMBI' sign.
  • Hotel pickup time is in the evening
  • You can check in on the boat as of 19:00
  • The boat departs Sharm El Sheikh (Shark's Bay jetty) in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKING DAY

  •  Your last dives will be on the last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Sharm El Sheikh (Shark's Bay jetty) between 14:00 and 15:00 on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 14:00 on the last day.

Other info

  • SHARKS BAY UMBI is the only Dive Centre in Sharm El Sheikh with its own jetty to sail from
  •  If the boat is fully booked with other charters, it may be necessary to depart after the last dive on day 7 and spend this night and the following day in the hotel at no extra charge
  •  You can purchase your Visa on arrival before passing through customs. The full visa is necessary  if you want to dive in Ras Mohamed and if you want to visit any area outside of the Sinai.
  • 9 dives, Advanced Open Water, Recommended for some of the more demanding dive sites, in special the wrecks

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We recommend  you have a minimum of 20 logged dives for cruises that visit the Wreck of the Thistlegorm 
  • 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
  • This is a 4 night trip. Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are around 14 .
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1. Evening: transfer from airport and embark at our own jetty in Sharks Bay. Welcome on board, cabin arrangement and boat-briefing. Evening Meal on board.. Permission work with port authority, sailing very early next morning.
  • DAY 2 and 4. This liveaboard route will give you the chance to dive the best sites in Ras Mohamed, and Thistlegorm. Your first dive will be made in Sharks Bay or one of the local reefs to check your weights and equipment and then we head towards Ras Mohamed taking in the best sites en-route and in the National Park
  • DAY 5 Morning dives. Unfortunately our trip has come to an end and we have to say goodbye, but we hope to see you again soon!

DIVE SITES

  • Ras Mohammed - Still Egypt's most popular marine park, Drifting along the wall from Shark Reef to Yolanda Reef, you are often likely to encounter passing Trevally and Barracuda that frequent the region for breeding.
  • The reefs have become safe havens to many of the Red Sea's endemic fish species.
  • Ras Um Sid - is located at the north end of Sharm El Sheikh Harbour. It is one of the most exciting local dive sites since it has a varied topography, as well as fast currents and the potential of pelagic sightings.
  • HMS Thistlegorm - With its historical cargo of World War II machinery and equipment, all neatly stowed in its open holds, the wreck of the Thistlegorm would be a highlight of diving anywhere in the world
  • Dunraven Wreck - The 80m long Dunraven steamship  ran on to the reef and stuck fast off Shaab Mahmoud, south of Sharm El Sheikh

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Wifi
  • Airport and local hotel transfer to/from the boat

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa fees: EUR 25
  • National park fees (5 EUR per trip)
  • Nitrox (10 EUR per day)
  • Enriched Air Diver course (Nitrox) (195 EUR (with manual and certification) per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Chamber fee (VOLUNTARY) (1 EUR per day)
  • Rental equipment full set 25 EUR per day
  • Courses
  • Local beer & wine

Cancellation fees

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 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.