PRINCESS DIANA I DEC 2020 I NORTH ROUTE AND WRECKS I RED SEA I EGYPT

PRINCESS DIANA I DEC 2020 I NORTH ROUTE AND WRECKS I RED SEA I EGYPT
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A well equipped dive boat that holds 26 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 RIB that accompanies the vessel. Ideal for groups and charters.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 17 Dives (2 night dives included)
  • Languages spoken - English, French, Swedish and Italian.
  • Abu Nuhas, Straits of Gubal, Ras Mohammed National Park, Sataya, Gubal Island
  • World-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm, Rosie Moller, Ulysses
  • Carnatic, Ghiannis D, Chrisoula K, Kimon M
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • Non divers welcome
  • Free wifi
  • Nitrox available
  • Suitable for Groups and Charters

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • All dives from zodiacs.
  • Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. 15L Tanks Available.
  • Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) 
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Spacious Dive Deck 
  • Wi-Fi when in range (Free). Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Movies. Library
  • Snorkeling. 
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food, Snacks, Softs drinks included 
  • Alcohol - Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Cash, Visa, Mastercard 
  • Radar. Depth Sounder. GPS. Radio VHF/DSC/SSB. 
  • Emergency Rafts. Life Vests. Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers. Oxygen. First Aid Kits. Engine room CCTV
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OUR BOAT

Princess Diana is a 5 Star liveaboard offering year-round diving in the Red Sea and accommodates up to 26 guests in 13 air-conditioned cabins. 

OUR CABINS

The cabins include eight Standard Twins and five Suite Cabins each with double beds. The cabins come with individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with a hot water shower and a safe for valuables. 

AMENITIES

The large indoor dining area seats all guests comfortably. The spacious upper deck salon has a full assortment of home entertainment with TV and audio system. There are also two large partially shaded sundecks with loungers, perfect for relaxing in-between dives. The outdoor lounge and bar is a great place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy the Egyptian sea breeze.

FOOD ON BOARD

Meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned dining saloon and will include a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Snacks such as biscuits, cakes and fruit are available all day long. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are all complimentary. Special diets such as Vegetarian and Halal can be accommodated with advance notice.

DIVING WITH US 

This yacht is well-equipped for recreational diving of all levels, the large dive deck located at the back of the boat offers ample room for kitting up, gear storage and rinse tanks. 

M/Y Princess Diana offers and unbeatable liveaboard experience with dive sites all over the Red Sea. Itineraries visit some of the best dive areas in the Red Sea, including Brothers Daedalus and Elphinstone Reef. The North tour is perfect for wreck lovers and explores the world famous SS Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller, wrecks of Abu Nuhas and stunning area of Ras Mohammed. The North and Brothers tour is the perfect combination of wrecks and reefs. Nitrox is also available at a charge for those certified.

DOUBLE BED CABIN

Four of the double suite cabins are located on the upper deck, with the fifth on the lower deck. The cabins on the upper deck have wide windows and all cabins have ensuite bathroom and air conditioning.

  • Room size: -
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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TWIN BED CABIN

The Twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck and each have an ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning. 

  • Room size: -
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Beds: 2 Single
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • WiFi in room: No
  • Air conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Hurghada and ends at Hurghada 
  • The nearest airport is 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 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 4 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 trip requires you be have 20 logged dives and Open Water certification
  • 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. 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 

  • 17 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "NORTH AND WRECKS": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the 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

The North Route from Hurghada

  • The route ‘Wrecks and Reefs’ is the most complete and varied. During the week of cruise life on board, embarking and disembarking in Hurghada. This route is ideal both for those who want to discover the famous Red Sea and for those who are going for the first time on a diving cruise Liveaboard. 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, the diving points being further away after about two hours sailing. Its diversity allows you to enjoy dives in spectacular walls, incredible schools of fish and majestic reefs in the Ras Mohamed National Park, you 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 remember 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 Carnatic. And enjoy an amalgam of colours and corals in dives such as Small Crack or Shag Rock, even with a bit of luck, do snorkelling with dolphins.

Dive sites

  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish 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

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, 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)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Port / Harbour Taxes/ per person:-  60 EUR
  • Visa USD 30
  • Full scuba set: 25 EUR (per diving day)
  • Computer: 10 EUR (per day)
  • BCD: 10 EUR (per diving day)
  • Regulator: 10 EUR (per diving day)
  • 15 liter tanks: 8 EUR (per day)
  • Nitrox: 6 EUR (per dive)
  • Tips for the crew (Recommended)
  • 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: 

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = 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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