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DOLCE VITA I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE I RED SEA

DOLCE VITA I FULL CHARTER I NORTH ROUTE I RED SEA
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Newly renovated boat, designed particularly for divers, but encourages non divers with 5% discount offer. Exceptional living spaces for non diving time. Fantastic local and western cuisine. Free nitrox and wifi. 15 litre tanks buy 2 get 1 free. 



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 18 to 21 Dives
  • Languages spoken on board - English, Arabic
  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Tiran Island
  • Anemone city, Shark reef and Yolanda reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani, Straits of Gubal, Ras Umm Sid y Small Crack,
  • World class wreck diving Thistlegorm
  • Hammerhead sharks, oceanic white tip sharks, silkies, whale sharks
  • Dolphins, Mantas, a plethora of fish life everywhere
  • Fast drift dives or slow meanders in beautiful colourful coral reefs
  • Snorkellers welcome
  • 5% discount for Non Divers
  • 15 litre tanks - but 2 get 1 free
  • Free Internet
  • Free Nitrox
  • Massage Service

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform and zodiac
  • DIN adapters, Camera station, Charging Station, Separate rinse tanks, warm water showers, Courses ($), Rental Equipment ($)
  • Salon and bar with AC Audio and video service Library, No Smoking room, Flat screen TV, DVD, Video, CD
  • Cabins air con. en-suite bathrooms, daily house keeping, toiletries, towels
  • Snorkelling  Barbecue on the beach
  • Buffet style, western and local cuisine, Vegetarian options, snacks all day, soft drinks included
  • Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Cash
  • Life jackets, Emergency rafts, Crew trained in first aid
  • Fire Alarm and Fire Extinguisher. Oxygen, Satellite and mobile phone
  • Reflector, Emergency flares. CCTV of engine room
  • EPIRB distress system, Radio VHF/DSC/SSB 
  • GPS, Depth sounder, Radar Fishfinder. Bilge pump alarm, Search light

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OUR BOAT

The modern and contemporary Dolce Vita is 40 meters in length and 8.5 meters wide. She operates diving safaris throughout the year in the Red Sea. She was completely renovated in 2018 and is designed especially for divers.

OUR CABINS

The yacht can comfortably accommodate 26 guests and 2 dive guides in 10 twin cabins and 4 double bed suites. All rooms have air conditioning,  a private en-suite bathroom with individual showers. There is also a minibar in each cabin and ample storage space.  The cabins consist of twin bed and double bed cabins. They are located over three of her four decks.

AMENITIES

Among the social areas located on the main deck is the saloon and dining area, which has a full entertainment system and bar. 

On the upper deck is a covered sun terrace with comfortable seating,  tables, and a bar. Meals can be taken here if al fresco dining is preferred, this is also a great place to spend the evening. The top deck is dedicated to sunbathing or star watching.

DIVE DECK

The large dive deck has plenty of space to kit up and equipment storage, and to rinse and prepare cameras. There is also a large platform. Boat’s dive deck is equipped with 2 air compressors and one compressor with a nitrox membrane. Nitrox will be provided free of charge for divers with EANx certification. If you don’t have this certification yet, you can take a speciality course on board. The boat also has two zodiacs to assist guests with pick up and drop off if required.

DIVING WITH US

Dolce Vita diving itineraries include the popular 'B,D,E' route  (Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone), in which you can see hammerhead sharks, oceanic white tip sharks and towering walls; the route "Gold Route", which is the ideal option for divers who want to submerge in the northern Red Sea to visit Brothers, Ras Mohammed and the ruins of Thistlegorm; or the two-week itinerary "Simply the Best", which is perfect for those who want to visit only the best of the Red Sea. Prices include all taxes and nitrox if you are a certified diver so there are no hidden charges.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DIVE HERE?

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season, with better conditions begins in March and lasts until the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25-28c. Winter water temperatures (January - February) are still 23c.

The highlights in winter – there are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you. The great thing about diving in the Red Sea is - it’s always possible.

SUITE ROOM - MAIN DECK - DOUBLE BED #13

One double bed, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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SUITE ROOM - UPPER DECK - DOUBLE BED #11 & 12

One double bed, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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STATEROOM - UPPER DECK - 2 TWIN BEDS #9 - 10

Two twin beds, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2 Twin 
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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STATEROOM - LOWER DECK - 2 TWIN BEDS #1 - 8

Two twin beds, fresh towels, air conditioning controlled from the cabin and a private en-suite bathroom.

  • 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 and ends at Hurghada . Depending on your chosen itinerary date.
  • The nearest airports are Hurghada (HRG).
  • 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 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 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 DISEMBARKATION

  • 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

  • This itinerary requires you to possess Advanced Open Water certification and have 50 logged dives
  • 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 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. DAYS 2nd to 6th 16 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "NORTH AND BROTHERS": 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 : Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel or airports

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.

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 

The highlight on the dives

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

INCLUDED 

  • Group transfer to and from the boat to the local airport or hotel
  • 1 dive guide. Weights and Tanks 
  • Full board meal plan (all meals), Snacks, Drinking water, Tea and coffee, soft drinks 
  • BBQ on the beach
  • Nitrox
  • Diving package
  • Excursions on land, 
  • Toiletries courtesy, cabin towels, towels for the platform.
  • WiFi Internet when in range 

NOT INCLUDED

  • National Park fees and port fees others 50 Euro 
  • Rental equipment- full equipment 125 EUR per trip 
  • 15 litre tanks - buy 2 get 1 tank free
  • Visa 
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for crew and guide/s (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:

  • 30 % is non-refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before the trip = 70 % is refundable
  • 90 days before departure = no refund

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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