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ELEGANTE I GROUP OFFER 12 PAY + 2 FREE I NOV 2021 - JAN 2022 I GHOUBET EL KHARAB - WHALE SHARKS I DJIBOUTI

ELEGANTE I GROUP OFFER 12 PAY + 2 FREE I NOV 2021 - JAN 2022 I GHOUBET EL KHARAB - WHALE SHARKS I DJIBOUTI
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ELEGANTE. This incredible sailing yacht has comfort both below deck and topside. A/C, en-suite cabins. Excellent International and Italian cuisine. Dives from tenders. Knowledgeable Dive Professionals on board



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 Nights, 14 - 16 Dives
  • Languages spoken English Arabic Italian
  • The luxurious yacht takes you to 'off the beaten path' dive destinations
  • Djibouti - Ras Eiro, La Foult, Ras Corali, Sec de la Pass, Baie de l'Etoile, Faon Wreck
  • Dive and snorkel with whale sharks in Djibouti
  • Encounter grey, nurse, tiger and blue sharks, manta rays and sometimes pilot whales
  • Crystal clear water and reliable weather
  • Perfectly preserved colourful reefs with an abundance of marine life
  • Italian management. 
  • Experienced dive guides to enhance your dive adventure
  • Trips in Djibouti are in October to January
  • Free place is accommodation and food (does not include dive package)

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiac
  • Battery Charging Station, Library, Separate Dive Deck
  • Din/Int Adapters, Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning  Lounge/TV Area, Movies
  • Snorkeling  Land Excursions
  • Buffet – full board, including, water, tea, coffee and juices, snacks 
  • Alcohol- Soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol are available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Cash 
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning. Radio Beacon
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info The minimum purchase order quantity for the product is 14.

PAY 12 GET 2 FREE 

Dates available
Departure: 13/12/2020
Arrival: 19/12/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure: 20/12/2020
Arrival: 26/12/2020
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure: 27/12/2020
Arrival: 02/01/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure: 03/01/2021
Arrival: 09/01/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure: 10/01/2021
Arrival: 16/01/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure: 17/01/2021
Arrival: 23/01/2021
Duration: 6 nights
Spaces available: 14
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
13/12/2020 19/12/2021 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
20/12/2020 26/12/2020 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
27/12/2020 02/01/2021 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
03/01/2021 09/01/2021 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
10/01/2021 16/01/2021 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina
17/01/2021 23/01/2021 6 nights 14 Djibouti Marina - Djibouti Marina

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OUR BOAT

The MSY Elegante boat is a beautiful schooner with Italian management completely renovated in summer 2009. To discover “Elegante”, means letting yourself be conquered by nature, living closely in touch with the Sudanese Red Sea. Wide comfortable surroundings and modern equipment will make your holiday unique and exclusive. Onboard we have three electric generators and two air compressors to refill cylinders, with electric and petrol engine, these double systems avoid any possible failure for a good result of cruises.

OUR CABINS

Elegante boat can provide high comfort, thanks to a good distribution of interior and exterior spaces.

  • There are 7 Double Cabins with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning for guests.
  • Elegante can accommodate 14 people comfortably. 

AMENITIES 

In MSY Elegante, the food is fantastic and the cabins comfortable and well appointed. Communal areas include the indoor lounge with entertainment area, and covered outdoor lounge and dining area, a great place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze and amazing views. There’s plenty of space to relax on the huge Sundeck, and a surprisingly spacious Dive Deck awaits you.

FOOD ON BOARD

With Italian management you can expect some Mediterranean food as well other Western and local specialities. All meals are provided on board, water, tea and coffee are available for you all day. Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcohol can be purchased on board.

DIVING WITH US

MSY Elegante organize Dive Safaris for 6 and 11 Nights, or even longer, with different itineraries. The diving is challenging, the Guides and Crew are very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The boat itself is great – probably one of the best in these two 'off the beaten track' destinations.

During the trip it will be possible to dive in some amazing dive spots, It is also possible to visit some very beautiful islands to spend time bird-watching. To help reach the best possible entry point at the dive sites, the Captain deploys a rubber dinghy which will be moored close to the diving point until the emergence of the Divers.

Scuba diving in Djibouti will surprise divers with the amount of diversity available in this amazing country. The Republic of Djibouti is located on the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Somalia & Ethiopia, with the Red Sea to the North, Indian Ocean to the South and the Gulf of Aden on its doorstep, it gives access to some of the World's most famous bodies of water and is sure to be an absolute mecca for scuba diving.

Djibouti scuba diving is probably best known for the large numbers of the majestic Whale Sharks in its waters. Over 200 species exist, spread out over several fabulous dive spots, and supporting huge numbers of Reef fish, including schools of Jacks, Snappers and Barracuda.

Famous World Underwater Photographers and Divers including Hans Hass, Leni Riefenthal, Folco Quilici, Raimondo Boucher, Gianfranco Bernabei, Mario Morra, Paolo e Giuseppe Notarbartolo, Umberto Pellizzari, Jeremy Stafford Deitsch, sailed on MSY Elegante and all agree this is truly an Underwater Paradise.

MATRIMONIAL CABIN

3 Matrimonial cabins with double bed, all with private bathroom, shower and air conditioning

  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DOUBLE CABIN

4 shareable cabins with private bathroom, shower, air conditioning

  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Djibouti Marina and ends in Djibouti Marina
  • The nearest airport is Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport (JIB)
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • On arrival, the local agent will receive you at the airport and be transferred the port, passengers pay for assistance. Be aware that you will need to pay this fee if even you decide to make your own way to the boat (mandatory, payable on site)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat early in the morning
  • The boat departs port at around 8:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, EUR, USD
  • 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 port in the afternoon on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 09:30 and 10:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Flight recommendations Turkish Airlines
  • The program is based with arrival SUNDAY morning and departure SATURDAY morning.
  • Flight recommendations Turkish Airlines
  • Arrival Saturday: TK 686 Istanbul-Djibouti dep. 23:50 arr. 05:55+1
  • Departure Saturday next: TK 689 Djibouti- Istanbul dep. 13:05 arr. 17:40

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 14 – 16 dives
  • Level required: Open Water
  • 20+ dives recommended
  • Welcome Snorkels, Beginner divers with experience.
  • The total number of dives also include snorkeling which is considered as dive (12 dives and 4 snorkel sessions)
  • You’ll visit the beautiful depths of a little-known destination accompanied by a shark researcher who will help you discover the incredible world of whale sharks.
  • This trip is recommended for divers, snorkelers, students and anyone looking for a memorable vacation!
  • Aboard the Elegante, you’ll be joined by a whale shark expert, who will directly involve you in research on the world of whale sharks through lectures and in-water activities.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to identify whale sharks by simply taking pictures of them. Your images will be analysed by the experts in order to identify the individual or learn if your whale shark is a brand new specimen. These photos will also help gather data about the area’s shark population.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Transfer to the boat.
  • Check in, welcome briefing.
  • Start the cruise: check dive at Ras Heiro.
  • Second dive at Ras Hiro the Finger (night dive).

DAY 2

  • First dive in The “Dome”
  • Snorkelling with whale sharks (ras Corali)
  • Second dive 
  • Night dive and overnight in Ras Corali.

DAY 3

  • First dive at Ras “Corali”
  • Snorkelling with whale sharks
  • Second dive at Baie Des Etoiles
  • Overnight at Baie des Etoiles.

DAY 4

  • Morning diva at la Failie
  • Land excursion to Lac Assal with 4x4 jeeps, or a bus depending on the number of clients
  • Lunch on board
  • Overnight at Baie des Etoile.

DAY 5

  • First dive at Sec de la Pass or La Pass
  • Second dive at Ras Coralli
  • Snorkelling with whale sharks
  • Overnight at Ras Coralli.

DAY 6

  • Snorkelling with whale sharks
  • Dive al isle du requins or la Plage rous
  • Night in Djibouti with visit of the city.

DAY 7

  • Breakfast on board.
  • Depending on time of the flights transfer to the airport.
  • Note: Itinerary and activities may vary according to weather conditions and other factors

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Weight belt/ Weights/ Tanks
  • Dive guides
  • Night dives

NOT INCLUDED

  • Tourist assistance and transfers in Djibouti (90 EUR per trip)
  • Visa fees Djibouti at the airport (10 EUR approx per trip)
  • Island tours (75 EUR need to be at least 8 pax per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Rental equipment full set (BCD, regulator, wetsuit and ABC) (120 EUR per week)
  • Soft drinks, 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:

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

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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