JP MARINE I COUPLES OFFER - 20% DISCOUNT I FEB 2020 I NORTH AND WRECKS I RED SEA

JP MARINE I COUPLES OFFER - 20% DISCOUNT I FEB 2020 I NORTH AND WRECKS I RED SEA
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This yacht provides outstanding service and fine cuisine. Mouth watering a la carte and buffet food. Diver designed, it has climate control, en-suite cabins. Spacious and well equipped Dive Deck. Nitrox available



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Couple offers 20% discount Valentine's day
  • Languages on board - English and Arabic.
  • North route - Ras Mohamed National Park, Straits of Tiran, Thistlegorm
  • Type of sharks (whaleshark, hammerhead, reef) giant mantas, dolphins
  • Moderate currents, incredible visibility, vertical walls, colourful reefs, wrecks
  • Non divers welcome
  • Huge lounge, exterior solarium
  • International and local food
  • Free Wi-Fi, limited to areas where there is a signal
  • Free national park fees
  • Trips are from Saturday to Saturday

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Diving from diving platform and Zodiacs
  • Diving courses, nitrox, and rental equipment, you must reserve them in advance
  • Diving guides and night dives available
  • Diving area with showers, toilets, plugs, camera area and rinse equipment
  • Tanks with Int (Yoke) and Din valves, Din / Int adaptors, 15 liter tanks available
  • Centralised air conditioning, televisions, music, bookshop, games
  • Snorkel, barbecues, crew party
  • A la carte buffet, vegetarian food, halal food, snacks all day * let us know if you need any special food
  • Beer and wine available on the boat, you need to purchase in the boat what you need the first day, no bar services during the trip
  • Payment on board are only cash, all payments need to be done in arrival day (nitrox, alcohol etc)
  • Alarm, fire extinguisher, life jackets, life rafts, radio positioning beacon
  • Emergency oxygen, first aid kit, crew trained for emergency
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Departure: 08/02/2020
Arrival: 15/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 28
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Hurghada - Hurghada
Departure: 15/02/2020
Arrival: 22/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 28
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Hurghada - Hurghada
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
08/02/2020 15/02/2020 7 nights 28 Hurghada - Hurghada
15/02/2020 22/02/2020 7 nights 28 Hurghada - Hurghada

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OUR BOAT

The JP Marine liveaboard has been offering scuba diving cruises in Egypt for over 15 years. The 36 meter dive boat covers 3 decks and offers dive trips all across the Red Sea.

CABINS

JP Marine offer accommodation for 28 passengers. Eight cabins are located on the lower deck away from the machine room so there is no noise, and the other six are on the main deck, the main deck cabins have windows overlooking the sea. All the cabins can be shared, have two single beds, air conditioning, wardrobes and private bathroom.

AMENITIES

You can spend your free time listening to music or chatting with other divers in other areas of the boat. The indoor saloon is cosy, spacious, with air conditioning, audio system, visual entertainment, dining room and bar, a great place to relax. The divers can also rest, and enjoy the incredible views of the ocean from the 2 open decks. One is shaded and perfect for napping and reading, the other is a solarium with mattresses for sunbathing. Both are ideal to enjoy on the boat with your favourite drink.

FOOD ON BOARD

JP Marine understands the importance of providing abundant and delicious food to encourage divers on this incredible diving adventure. Three meals a day will be served in the air conditioned dining room. The chef on board prepares fresh dishes à la carte served in an open buffet. Snacks are available during the day to ensure that no diver goes hungry during the trip. The excellent food on board satisfies even the most sincere appetites.

DIVING WITH US

The dive platform of JP Marine is wide, well equipped with the necessary facilities, storage boxes, rinse tanks and fresh water shower. There is a separate tank for cameras and several charging points. The diving on MY JP Marine takes place mainly from the spacious dive platform located at the back of the boat. The boat has two zodiac-type boats to take divers to the different dive sites.

The MY JP Marine visits the most spectacular diving areas in the Red Sea. The Sharks' routes Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone islands where you can encounter many different species from whale sharks, hammerheads, oceanic whitetip, tigers, grey, silver tip, silkies and fox sharks. The Deep South - St Johns, Sataya, Rocky and Zabargad all have endless reef walls full of life, dolphins and dugongs. On the Northern routes you will dive the famous wrecks of SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, the wreck cemetery of Abu Nuhas, Ras Mohamed national park and Tiran Straits the land of whale sharks and giant mantas. Any route you choose, with JP MARINE you can be sure that you will be accompanied by professional and experienced guides who will make sure your trip in the Red Sea is memorable.

Safety is always important. The crew of JP Marine is trained to manage emergency situations and now first aid. There are life vests and emergency rafts on board, also firefighting equipment in each cabin.

DIVING IN THE AREA

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season is from March to the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25º-28º. Winter water temperatures (Middle of December to February) are still 23º. There are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you.

DOUBLE CABIN IN LOWER DECK

There are 8 cabins of 8 m² on the lower deck equipped with 2 single beds, private bathroom, shower, sink, toilet and hot water, air conditioning, a bedside table, a wardrobe, two reading lamps, an alarm against fires and a fire extinguisher. There are no client cabins next to the engine room on the lower deck. Maximum occupancy: 2 people, the cabin can be shared among divers of the same gender.

Attention

If you want the cabin for yourself there is  a surcharge and you have to select this option when you make your reservation.

DOUBLE CABIN IN MAIN DECK 

There are 6 cabins of 8 m² on the main deck equipped with 2 single beds, private bathroom, shower, washbasin, toilet and hot water, air conditioning, a bedside table, a wardrobe, two reading lamps, a fire alarm and a fire extinguisher. The cabins have a window overlooking the sea. Maximum occupancy: 2 people, the cabin can be shared among divers of the same gender.

Attention

If you want the cabin on the upper deck you must select it in the reservation process, it has a surcharge per person

If you want the cabin for yourself there is a surcharge and you have to select this option when you make your reservation.

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Hurghada and ends at Hurghada 
  • All the trips on this boat are from Saturday to Saturday, the first Saturday embarking, the last Saturday disembarking.
  • 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.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • The nearest airport is Hurghada 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 ship and from the ship to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price. 
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada, the transfer from Hurghada airport 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 a JP Marine 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, all the cruises begin on Saturday and the boarding time is in the afternoon from 5 pm until the early morning of Sunday maximum 6 am.
  • The boat leaves port on Sunday 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 DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives at port on Friday afternoon, 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 Saturday morning at 10:00 am.
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night from Friday to Saturday 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 on Monday and receive a response on Thursday, 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  are around 18 to 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1 (Saturday): Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Hurghada. Boarding the boat JP MARINE, 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 (Sunday to Thursday) 21 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "NORTH ROUTE": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive he most important dive sites of this route. 
  • DAY 7TH (Friday) 2 dives in the morning. Friday 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 (Saturday) HURGHADA Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel or airports

NORTH ROUTE 

  • The route wrecks and reefs it is the most complete and variedDuring the week of cruise life on board, embarking and disembarking in HurghadaThis route is ideal both for those who want to discover the famous Red Sea and for those who are going for the first time to a diving cruise Life on Board. 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, being the diving points further away to about two hours sailing. Its diversity allows you to enjoy immersions in spectacular walls, incredible schools of fish and majestic reefs in the Ras Mohamed National Parkyou 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 memorial 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 CarnaticAnd enjoy an amalgam of colors and corals in dives such as Small Crack or Shag Rock, even with a bit of luck, do snorkeling with dolphins.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park Anemone cityShark reef and Yolanda reefJackfish 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.

INCLUDED

  • Transfers from local hotel or airport to the ship and vice versa
  • 7 nights on board
  • Full board, which includes water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, refreshments
  • Scheduled dives on the route
  • 12 litre tanks and ballast
  • Diving guides
  • Wifi
  • Surcharges for rising fuel prices
  • National park fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Port fees: 25 euros only for cruises departing from Port Ghalib * payment on the first day
  • Tanks of 15 liters (35 euros per week)
  • Nitrox (70 EUR per week)
  • Full rental equipment including computer 192 EUR per week
  • Full rental equipment without computer 150 EUR per week
  • Rental of equipment items separately available
  • Nitrox or advanced diving courses * Depending on the route
  • Local beer and wine, alcohol
  • Tips crew and diving guides (recommended)

Note: all prices indicated are per person. All payments are before the departure of the ship. Payments are in cash

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:

  • 30% deposit will not be refunded
  • 50% will be charged if cancelled between 35 and 15 days before the arrival date.
  • 100% will be charged if cancelled less than 15 days before the arrival date.

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