AL FAROUK II I FULL CHARTER I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA

AL FAROUK II I FULL CHARTER I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA
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AL FAROUK II. An elegantly designed, modern yacht. Climate control, en-suite cabins. Chef prepared International, Egyptian and Arabic specialities. Bar. Free WIFI. Nitrox available. Dives from tenders. Battery charging station.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 18 - 20 Dives
  • Languages spoken - English. German. Arabic. Russian.
  • Dive the best of the Red Sea with Al Farouk II
  • Route Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • The most famous shark itinerary in the world
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas
  • World-class wreck diving 
  • Full charter rates available with special offers for dive clubs and groups
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
  • Free internet

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from tenders
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adaptors. 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($).
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck. Separate Zodiac/Dhoni.
  • Wi-Fi (Free). Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Movies.
  • Snorkelling.
  • Buffet. Alcohol. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food. Bring Your Own Alcohol.
  • Payments on board - Cash. 
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed).
  • First Aid Kits. Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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OUR BOAT

The Farouk II liveaboard is an elegant, Diver designed 33m yacht. The friendly and experienced crew members provide quality service to ensure guests will have the perfect dive vacation.

Al Farouk II liveaboard, with its spectacular wood-trimmed interior, offers dive guests not only World-class diving but personalized and quality service on their dive safari vacation. This spacious and comfortable liveaboard offers an incredible Dive Safari Adventure as it delivers Divers to Drift Dives, Sheer Drop-offs, Caverns, Wrecks, Vibrant Reefs, large Pelagics and a vast array of fish species. The comprehensive selection of dive safaris featured on Al Farouk II travel to Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, Safaga, North, the Straits of Tiran, St. John’s and Abu Fendira - the top dive destinations in the Red Sea.

OUR CABINS

This dive safari liveaboard yacht will accommodate 24 guests in 12 spacious and comfortable air conditioned cabins.  Liveaboard Al Farouk II has 12 Deluxe Cabins especially furnished for the utmost comfort of our guests. The cabins can sleep a maximum of 2 people, while 4 cabins have a double bed in addition to the single bed. All cabins are equipped with individual climate control, en-suite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music. These cabins are perfect for sleeping and relaxing in privacy between dives.

AMENITIES

There is a spacious, panoramic Saloon on the Sundeck which features a TV, DVD and music entertainment system complete with movies.  For additional comfort, the Sundeck and Fly Bridge offer lots of room for sun bathing.  Quiet naps can be taken on the lounge chairs in the shaded deck areas while enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous seascapes. Enjoy a freshly made cocktail from the bar while watching the spectacular sunsets in the Red Sea. For guests who want more active leisure time activities, they may try their hand at fishing or go snorkelling.

FOOD ON BOARD

Meals will be plentiful and will appeal to every appetite and include International cuisine as well as a range of interesting Egyptian and Arabic specialties. The spacious and air-conditioned restaurant has 3 large dining tables and plenty of space for the meals and Cocktail parties. In addition to the mouth watering cuisine, snacks and beverages will be served between meals. Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

MAIN DECK DOUBLE CABIN

The deluxe cabin is specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people , and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower,mini bar and music with individual control . The photo shows a Lower Deck Cabin, but Main deck will be similar with window - not porthole.

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  2 Single
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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UPPER DECK DELUXE CABIN

The deluxe cabin is specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people, and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music with individual control .

  • Size:  9 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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LOWER DECK DELUXE CABINS

The deluxe cabin are specially furnished for the utmost comfort of our divers. Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people and come with individually controlled air-conditioning , ensuite bathrooms with shower, mini bar and music with individual control .

  • 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 Port Ghalib and ends at Port Ghalib. 
  • The nearest airports is Marsa Alam (RMF).
  • The most famous 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.

DEPARTURE AND EMBARKATION

  • The nearest airport is Port Ghalib. 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 of Friday 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

TRANSFERS

HURGHADA AIRPORT

  • GROUP transfer from Hurghada to Marsa Ghalib are for afternoon arrivals at Hurghada airport the first bus leaves around 14:00 and the last bus 18:00. 
  • You may need to wait at the airport as we combine close arrivals in the same bus. 
  • EARLIER DEPARTURES from Hurghada can be served only by car 60 Euro per car one way.  
  • If pick up from HOTEL. We collect only from Hurghada city, not from El Gouna, Makadi, Sahl Hasheesh or Safaga and only from standard hotels, not from residential areas. 
  • RETURN GROUP transfer from Marsa Ghalib to Hurghada Airport departs around 08:00-10:00, reaches Hurghada approximately 12:00 to 14:00.                                       

MARSA ALAM AIRPORT           

  • We collect all arrivals to Marsa Alam airport (check in time on the boat is only at 17:00), earlier arrivals wait in the Marina. 
  • After your trip we arrange only one group transfer from Marina to Marsa Alam airport at 10:00 -11:00 (but we can drop at the hotel inside Marina Marsa Ghalib, Coraya Bay or the airport).

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

  • 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 Port Ghaleb 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 18 to 21 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "BDE": 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 PORT GHALEB: Disembark in Port Ghaleb . Transfer to the hotel or airports

RED SEA DIVE ROUTES

BDE - Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone Route

  • The golden triangle includes the famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. It is a route with a long navigation distance, since all the dive sites are far from the coast.
  • The Brothers Islands is the highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea and are a refuge of thousands of species, and the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Their walls are full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life, are the great references of these islands, not forgetting the sightings of oceanic whitetip, threshers and grey sharks amongst others. We will also dive in the Numidia wreck that with its almost vertical position and the visibility of the Red Sea, makes this wreck a unique visual spectacle. In this area is also the Aida wreck.
  • Our second dive destination will be Daedalus Reef, famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks and large coral formations. Large banks of hammerhead sharks live in the area of the reef and come frequently to feed.
  • Finally, we will visit the Elphinstone Reef, which stands a few meters above the surface and whose life surprises and amazes even the most experienced divers. All kinds of pelagics visit the cleaning stations on this reef where their walls are lost in the depth of this sea.

The highlight on the dives

  • Oceanic whitetip shark "Longimanus" A very curious shark that approaches divers and that is usually a few meters deep. Giant manta rays come to the island for the cleaning stations.
  • Thresher sharks, with their characteristic long fins in the form of a whip, patrol the islands. Banks of hammerhead sharks, sometimes reaching up to 20 specimens. Grey and silky sharks are seen often in the reefs. Whale sharks and tigers sharks are another spectacle you can find. H.H. Numidia - British ship of 107m of length sunk in 1901

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • 7 nights onboard or 6 nights onboard and last night in a hotel on land
  • Shared group transfer to the marina (Hurghada, Marsa Alam) from airport or local hotel (Hurghada or Marsa Alam) and back
  • Fuel surcharges
  • National park fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees 25 EUR per trip
  • Environmental tax: 70 EUR per person per trip
  • 15 liter tanks 35 EUR per week
  • Nitrox 70 EUR per trip
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • D.E.C.O. International Chamber Support Program
  • Full set of rental equipment including computer 192 EUR per trip
  • Full set of rental equipment without computer

NEW NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE PRICES AND REGULATIONS

  • From Wednesday 27th November 2019, as per a recent decree issued by the Ministry of Environment, new National Park entrance fees will be applicable to all diving and snorkeling activities in dive / snorkeling sites located in the following areas:
  • Ras Mohammed National Park – € 7.00 per person, per day
  • Straits of Tiran – € 7.00 per person, per day
  • Blue Hole & Canyon in Dahab – € 13.00 per person, per day
  • The additional charges will be added to the guest’s bill and are payable on check-out. They apply to both liveaboards and daily diving. 
  • The new fees are for the development and funding of the National Park Authority and to support its recently enhanced efforts aimed at protecting, maintaining, and monitoring the health of the Red Sea, both on land and underwater.

CANCELLATION FEES

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

Your reservation request is free and can be cancelled at any time within the first 72 hours. During this time, you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our booking team for any other questions you may have. Once you have confirmed and paid for your booking, the following cancellation policy will apply:

  • 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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