MV LIBERTY I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE CLASSIC I SUDAN

MV LIBERTY I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE CLASSIC I SUDAN
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A well equipped dive boat that holds 20 guests comfortably. All cabins have air conditioning. Excellent variety of food. Free WIFI. Nitrox available. Large dive platform that is low enough for easy access to the 2 RIB's that accompany the vessel. Rebreather, Tech, groups and charters.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English German Russian
  • Sudan has excellent underwater visibility & great photo opportunities
  • Mantas, hammerheads, whale sharks, grey, silkies, oceanic, thresher sharks 
  • Rebreather support. Tech - Friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Nitrox available
  • Internet available when in range
  • Suitable for Groups and Charters

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • All dives from zodiacs.
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment - Egypt trips only($) Rebreather - sofnolime CCR cylinders
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck 
  • Wi-Fi when in range (Free) Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Movies
  • Snorkeling
  • Buffet Fine Cuisine  Vegetarian Food Halal Food 
  • Alcohol - Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Bring Your Own Alcohol 
  • Payments on board - Cash 
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit First Aid Kits. Satellite & mobile phones. Emergency Rafts. Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers Crew trained in first aid. Emergency flares
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THE MV LIBERTY

Liberty’s hull is designed for high efficiency and reaches a maximum of 12 knots powered by two 610HP MAN engines. At a length of 31 meters and a width of 7.5 meters her dimensions give her an excellent attitude on most sea conditions.

MV Liberty’s dive deck is oversized for her capacity of 20 divers and provides real ample space to turn dive preparation into a nice part of the dive experience. The dive platform is low enough for easy access to either of Liberty’s two RIBs.

All cabins, Saloon and the dining area are fully air conditioned with individually controlled thermostats.

OUR CABINS

 Cabins are all furnished with cotton linen and towels with a fresh change in the middle of the week.

On the main deck, we have a Honeymoon suit which has 1 queen sized bed and a small couch. By far, the favourite two cabins are situated on the upper deck. They are the only 2 cabins furnished with bunk beds and are compensated with a large bathroom and sea view windows. On the lower deck are spacious 3 double cabins with 2 twin beds and 3 triple with 2 twin beds and 1 bunk . All cabins have AC, a mini bar and an ample bathroom.

AMENITIES

The Saloon and connected dining area are an excellent place for a quite cup of coffee and a good book. The rich Mahogany woods finished with Egypt’s best French Polishing inspire a classic marine atmosphere.

DIVING WITH US

Sudan’s unique atmosphere is a ground for dreams and underwater adventures, a real diving rarity where ancient legends come to life. This is the home of Cousteau’s underwater empire, where he conducted his experiments on how man could live under the water. Of the world class ship wreck Umbria resting in her watery grave and of Shaab Rumi with its untouched coral and teeming with hammerhead sharks.

TRIPLE CABIN - LOWER DECK 

These lovely cabins are downstairs from the saloon and are all kept very clean and tidy, they have 2 single beds and one bunk , AC and bathroom.

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Single and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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BUNK BED CABINS - UPPER DECK 

These are by far the most sought after cabins on board because they are the only classical marine bunk beds and are complimented with AC, a double sized bathroom and sea view windows.

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN CABIN - LOWER DECK

These lovely cabins are downstairs from the saloon and are all kept very clean and tidy, they have two single beds, AC and bathroom

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

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HONEY MOON SUITE - UPPER DECK 

The suite has a queen sized bed, and a nice couch for guests. AC and bathroom

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Port Sudan and ends in Port Sudan
  • The closest airport is Port Sudan New International Airport (PZU)
  • Pickup time at the airport is around 03:45. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will be picked up by a representative and transfer by bus to the awaiting MV Liberty

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 05:00
  • The boat departs Port Sudan in the morning on the following day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash (USD), (EUR), (GBP), Local currency
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to 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 Port Sudan in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • You will have a whole day at Port Sudan, where optional day tour with lunch will be organize .
  • Check out from your cabin is at 20:00 and at 01:00am transfer to the airport
  • Airport drop-off time is around 02:30

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Flights to Port Sudan are available with many different airlines, the most divrect one is from Dubai

ITINERARY

  • 18 Dives
  • You require Advanced Water Certification to take part in this itinerary.
  • Sudan is the shark paradise for shark lovers.
  • The 7 day Rumi Special is essentially a celebration of Jacques Cousteau; the father of diving and our hero. Out of all the world’s seas, he loved the Red Sea best of all. From all the reefs in the Red Sea he chose this place, Shaab Rumi, to be his base and site where he would build the famous Pre Continent underwater habitat. For these reasons, we have tailor made this trip for those who would like to follow in his footsteps and spend more time at this amazing reef.                      
  • We remain at anchor inside Shaab Rumi for 3 or 4 days and dive it’s incredible walls and plateaus.          
  • Shaab Rumi is a major migration point for hundreds of fish species and Hammerheads and is frequented each evening by a pod of playful Dolphins.
  • Adventurous divers can experience huge schools of Hammerheads, Grey Reefs as well as many other pelagics.
  • Sudan's highlights are the incredible population of pelagic species as well as the apparent lack of dive boats.
  • Night dives available during the trip
  • Expert dive guides on board

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Arrive at Port Sudan international Airport (PZU) and transfer by bus to sea port,
  • Check in on board M/Y Liberty cabins and prepare dive gear as we head out to sea right away.                   
  • Safety Briefing,  Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.            
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
  • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2 - 6

  • Shaab Rumi Special itinerary. 18 Dives
  • Enjoy your full board diving safari
  • During the week we will dive the best dive spots in the itinerary

DAY 7

  • All day at port and a chance explore Port Sudan on foot, take optional Day tour or just chill on board. 
  • Dinner on board                                                  

DAY 8

  • Check out
  • Transfer to the airport

Dive sites 

Sanageb National park is a marvel! Consisting of more than 120 reefs and creating a vast environmental complex that gives life to 1000's of marine species and billions of individual creatures. The cliffs and gorges, the schools of Shark flying past and the sheer beauty of the corals will take your breath away.

Shaab Rumi may be the single most amazing dive site! Just 5 hours sailing from Port Sudan it is one of Cousteau's favorite sites. Home to the famous and coveted "Pre-Continent 2" that was used to experiment if a group of divers could survive for several weeks under water. The southern most side is the most well known dive site and resembles a balcony stretching out to the open sea across and amazing plateau and surrounded by the steep walls bursting with life. Hammerheads, Greys and Barracuda are in abundance

The  Wreck of Umbria is said to be one of the most beautiful wrecks in the world and came to rest on her port side at Wingate Reef. She was an Italian freighter and rests at only 45 minutes sailing from Port Sudan. This 150m wreck lies at a max 40m over on her port side, her starboard side just breaking the surface. An initial investigation can be done by snorkel, as there’s little current.    

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, soft drinks, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Free WiFi
  • Weight Belt/Weights/Tank(s)
  • Dive guides
  • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip)
  • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
  • Harbour fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tourist fees €200/person
  • Visa US$155 (or you can apply for visa in local Sudanese embassy which will be much cheaper)
  • Visa for American citizens is US$220
  • Tips
  • Full scuba set: 25 EUR (per diving day)
  • BCD: 10 EUR (per diving day)
  • Regulator: 10 EUR (per diving day)
  • 15 liter tanks: 35 EUR (per trip)
  • Nitrox: 80 EUR (per trip)
  • CCR cylinders
  • Sofnolime
  • Underwater scooter
  • Double tanks: 75 EUR (per trip)
  • Wing + Harness: 15 EUR (per diving day)
  • Tips for the crew (Recommended)

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • There is a cancellation fee of 100€ per person not refundable.
  • Cancellation more than 90 days prior to departure date you will get the remaining refund.
  • No refunds for cancellation within 90 days from departure date.

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

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.

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