MY EXCELLENCE I FULL CHARTER 2020 I DEEP SOUTH SUDAN I RED SEA

MY EXCELLENCE I FULL CHARTER 2020 I DEEP SOUTH SUDAN I RED SEA
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MY EXCELLENCE. Designed for speed and stability. En-suite, climate control cabins. Outstanding cuisine. Bar. Free WIFI and Nitrox. Re-breather friendly. Dives from tenders. English, German, Spanish and Arabic spoken



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 - 19 Dives
  • Languages on board - English. German. Spanish. Arabic.
  • Suakin Archepelago, Shaab Jibna, Shaab Jumna, Shaab Ambar, Seil Ada Kebir,
  • Protector, Pinnacle, Preserver, Sandcay, Logan and Keary reefs
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics 
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • Rebreather welcome
  • Spacious top decks with sunbeds, lounge and bar
  • Snorkellers welcome 
  • Free WIFI
  • Rental equipment available

 SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tenders
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($).
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck. Separate Zodiac/Dhoni.
  • Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Rebreather Friendly
  • Movies. Library. Games 
  • Snorkelling.
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food.
  • Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts. Emergency Oxygen Kit.
  • First Aid Kits. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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OUR BOAT

The Excellence liveaboard is an expansive 112 feet (34m) long and features a crew of 12 English, German, and Arabic staff members. The accommodating and experienced crew members provide a quality service to ensure the perfect dive vacation, above water as well as below. It is tastefully decorated teak interior transports Divers in style to the most popular dive destinations in the Red Sea. This spacious and comfortable liveaboard offers an incredible Dive Safari adventure.

OUR CABINS

This dive safari liveaboard yacht will accommodate 22 guests in 11 very spacious and comfortable air conditioned cabins. The cabin options on this liveaboard are 6 Twin Bed cabins and 2 Bunk Bed cabins with portholes on the Lower Deck, 1 spacious Double bed cabin on the Main Deck and 2 Master Double Bed Cabins on the Upper Deck. All 3 Doubles have an ocean view windows. The oak and mahogany wood trimmed interior design gives the cabins a feeling of elegance. Each cabin is equipped with individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with hot water showers, hand basin, towels, reading light, mirror, storage, 24-hour, 220v electricity supply, and European-style 2-pin plugs. These cabins are perfect for sleeping and relaxing in privacy between dives.

FOOD ON BOARD

Meals will be plentiful and will appeal to every appetite. The chef prepared meals on the Excellence liveaboard charters are served in the air conditioned main salon and will consist of International cuisine and some local delicacies. The mouth watering meals are served 'buffet style' in the dining section of air-conditioned saloon. Three main meals will be served each day along with snacks of fruit, biscuits, tea, coffee and water, to ensure no diver goes hungry. Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Special diets such as Vegetarian and Halal can be accommodated with advance notice.

AMENITIES

Guests may spend time in the spacious air-conditioned salon which features a state-of-the-art Audio and Visual entertainment system complete with movies. No worries about staying connected to friends and family on this dive safari adventure with the availability of free onboard Wi-Fi. The perfect ending to a spectacular day of diving will be at the Bar with your buddy recapping the day’s dives. Guests have access to 2 spacious decks where they may soak up the sun on the cushioned lounge chairs, or enjoy the views of the Red Sea on the shaded deck area. Guests looking for more action between dives are welcome to try their hand at fishing or go snorkelling!

WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND WANT TO CHARTER THE WHOLE BOAT, IS THIS POSSIBLE? 

Of course this is possible. Having the whole boat for a group of friends is ideal and way cheaper. Special Group and Full Charter discounts available.

UPPER DECK - MASTER DOUBLE BED CABIN - #11 & #12

This majestic looking vessel has 2 spacious Master double bed cabins with superb Ocean view windows, all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving.

  • Size:  8 m².
  • Beds:  1 Queen.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  No.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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LOWER DECK - TWIN BUNK CABIN #1 & #2

This majestic looking vessel has 2 Bunk bed cabins, both equipped with air conditioning and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. These cabins are excellent place to rest between dives. 

  • Size:  7 m².
  • Beds:  2 Bunk Bed.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  Yes.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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LOWER DECK -TWIN BED CABIN - #3 - #8

This majestic looking vessel has 6 spacious Twin bed cabins, all equipped with air conditioning and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabins a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving.

  • Size:  7 m².
  • Beds:  2 Twin.
  • Max occupancy:  2.
  • Shareable:  Yes.
  • Private bathroom:  Yes.
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes.

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MAIN DECK - DOUBLE BED - #9

This majestic looking vessel has 1 spacious double bed cabin all with ocean view window, equipped with air conditioning and En-Suite facilities. The oak and mahogany interior design gives the cabin a distinctive elegance. A perfect place to rest after long day diving.

  • Size:  7 m².
  • Beds:  1 Double.
  • 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)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • 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 picked up by someone holding a Sea Serpent sign.
  • Check in on the boat is between 17:00 and 19:00.
  • The boat departs Port Sudan in the morning on the following day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard, EUR, USD, 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 late 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
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 08:00 and 11:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Approx. 17 – 19 dives
  • 50+ dives recommended Advance Open Water
  • It is mandatory that each diver has the following equipment and papers:  Dive computer, surface signaling device (SMB), snorkel, diving certificate, a regulator with alternate air source, torch (for night dives), a weight belt or integrated weight jackets.  
  • We also suggest that you should have the most important spare parts with you like mask and fin straps and the repair kit for your type of regulator. Please think as well about batteries, seals and bulbs for your torch.
  • Rental equipment is not normally available onboard and need to be pre booked

 GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Word has begun to spread about wonderful, colourful reefs, booming shark populations, uncrowded dive sites, large schools of fish, some incredible wrecks, and the ruins of an underwater village, Sudan's liveaboard diving is nothing if not unique!.
  • It is also quite an easy destination to get to and you can choose a liveaboard trip to depart either from Port Sudan or from the Egypt's Port Ghalib.
  • Many liveaboard divers venture further south to Sudan after they have been to Egypt once or more, so visitors tend to be more experienced and the diving more unusual.
  • The topography varies very much from site to site and includes pinnacles, steep walls and interesting caves.
  • The excellent visibility means that encounters with sharks and manta rays are both common, and there are great photo opportunities

PROGRAM

  • 1st day: Transfer from airport to MY EXCELLENCE, embarkation, assembling diving equipment
  • 2nd day: departure – 3 dives
  • 3rd – 6th day: 3 dives/day plus night diving when allowed.  1st dive at 7.00am approx. 2nd dive at 11.00am approx. 3rd dive at 3.00pm approx. Night dive after sunset 
  • 7th day: 2 dives (with a 24-hour minimum surface interval before flying)
  • 8th day: breakfast, lunch and check-out.
  • Transfer to the airport.

DAY 2 - 7

Sample itinerary 

  • The Southern reefs of Port Sudan are named the Suakin Archipelago
  • The first spot you will dive is Sha’ab Jibna, or Jumna. It is a small reef, marked by a beacon; it offers two dives, depending on current, the East and West side, with amazing vertical walls, plenty of caves, cracks, covered by all different soft corals, barrier fish lives.
  • It is here where, if they are not too shy, you can encounter a huge school of hammerhead sharks.
  • Moving from here you will continue to Sha’ab Ambar, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by large reefs. It is one of the only two lagoons, providing a safe anchorage in the area.
  • More often you can be escorted into the lagoon by dolphins, jumping alongside. From here there are numerous sites that you can visit on daily base. Sha’ab Ambar south-east is the first spot available. It is a huge plateau with a sandy bottom, surrounded by coral crests. It has always a big variety of fishes and most of the time you see reef sharks lying on the sand.
  • Seil Ada Kebir, affectionately known as “Turtle Island” is for everyone a “fantasy island”. The beaches are made up of beautiful white coral sand, surrounded by a turquoise sea. This is where the turtles lay their eggs and you can encounter them on each dive.
  • Nakhalat al Quseir, well known as “Pinnacle”, is rising from a depth of 65-70 metres and surrounded by more than 600 metres of sea. It is cone shaped, starting at 5 metres below the surface, descending gently deeper & deeper.
  • You can easily swim around the Pinnacle in one dive and this is where the action is! If you want to encounter the ‘big’ stuff that’s the place to be! It is almost guaranteed to see hammerhead sharks, an occasional manta ray and large oceanic sharks.
  • The top of the Pinnacle is like submerging yourself into an aquarium, watching the fish during their daily lives. You would never finish your dive!
  • Logan & Keary are two small Reefs close each other and quite similar. They have a plateau on the north-East side.
  • Here it is easy to see few hammerhead sharks during the dive, as big fish as well. The reef walls are plenty of coloured corals, with all types of small fishes living around.
  • Sandcay Reef is similar to Logan & Keary, as a Reef.
  • The plateau is on the South-Eastern side, starting with a small balcony. Here you can see mostly few shy hammerhead sharks, surrounded always by big tunas and Barracudas. Walls are coloured and plenty of small fishes. This is where we had records of encountered non easy shark species, such as oceanic white-tips & silvertip sharks.
  • In the eastern area of Suakin Archipelago there are some other spots, worth a visit during the safari.
  • Preserver: it is a huge reef, nearly three miles long, just below the surface. On the south-eastern side there is a plateau. Here the wall starts descending gently till 20 metres, then a huge long plateau, reaching at the end the depth of 50 metres, with some coral hills on top, covered by soft corals and gorgonias. The entire shape is fantastic, surrounded by all varieties of fishes.
  • Protector: just three mile close and not as big as Preserver, is considered one of the best dives, for its special shape. It is a huge plateau, nearly 100 metres by 60 in a bit triangle shape.
  • Depths here are between 8 and 30 metres, sandy bottom. Spread all over the plateau there are many coral hills and crests, creating canyons and a suggestive atmosphere.
  • The drop-off walls are covered by soft corals and barrier fish and tuna

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sudan: airport- and transfer service must be fulfilled by a ‘ground handler; without visa. ( Includes Meet and assist, lost luggage assistance, transfer from and to the airport with a rep): EUR 180
  • Fuel surcharges (50 EUR per trip)
  • Sudan Visa fee (155 USD new bank notes new bank notes per trip)
  • 15 liter tanks (45 EUR per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Nitrox (70 EUR per trip)
  • Rental equipment 200 EUR
  • local beer & wine, alcohol

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:

  • 10% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 45 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 45 and 30 days prior to arrival
  • 60% will be charged if you cancel between 30 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 15 days prior to arrival

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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