BLUE PLANET I I NORTH ROUTE AND BROTHERS I NOV - DEC 2019 I RED SEA

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BLUE PLANET I I NORTH ROUTE AND BROTHERS I NOV - DEC 2019 I RED SEA
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MY BLUE PLANET I is a small but luxury boat. She accommodates up to 15 guests. Comfortable living and dining area. TV and entertainment center. Two spacious partially shaded sun decks. Free WIFI. Nitrox available.



MY BLUE PLANET I HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English. German. Arabic.
  • Dive in the Red Sea in the small and beautiful boat MY Blue Planet 1
  • North, Brothers and Wreck Routes, Ras Mohamed National Park, Tiran Straits
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • World-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller, Salem Express
  • Luxury service, non divers welcome
  • Dives from tenders, equipped with nautilus lifeline
  • Rental equipment, nitrox and courses available
  • Free internet
  • Perfect for small groups

SERVICES  ON BOARD

  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi (Free). Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Heating.
  • Rebreather-Friendly.
  • Movies.
  • Snorkelling
  • Buffet. Vegetarian Food. Halal Food. Alcohol
  • Payments on board: Cash 

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  •  Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher.
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed.) First Aid Kits.
  • Vhf Radio. Nautilus Lifeline. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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Departure: 21/11/2019
Arrival: 28/11/2019
Spaces available: 6
Departure: 05/12/2019
Arrival: 12/12/2019
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Departure: 26/12/2019
Arrival: 02/01/2020
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THE MY BLUE PLANET I

The modern and comfortable liveaboard Blue Planet 1 is 89 feet (27m) long and has an experienced crew of 6 whose main language is English.

On our liveaboard dive safaris to the Red Sea, our main priorities on our boats are your safety and comfort.

We cater for a wide range of diets needs including Vegetarian and any other special needs you require - just ask.

OUR CABINS

This yacht was especially designed with Divers in mind and accommodates up to 16 guests in 8 elegantly designed cabins. The air-conditioned cabins are available in the following styles: Upper Deck Double bed cabin with lots of light and Lower Deck Twin bed cabins. Every cabin is beautifully furnished and wood trimmed with port holes on the Lower Deck and windows on the Upper Deck. All cabins have a private bathroom, hot showers, cabinet for storage and bedding. It is the perfect place for privacy, napping and sleeping to the gentle rocking of the ocean waves.

AMENITIES

Between dives, guests can enjoy a variety of leisure time activities. Take a nap in the comfort of the cabins or congregate in the air-conditioned main lounge with large-screen TV and DVD player for watching movies or listening to music. The Blue Planet 1 has free Wi-Fi so guests can stay connected with family and friends during the vacation. After diving, visit the Bar with your dive buddy and enjoy your favourite drink while recapping the day’s dives. During the day guests can spend their spare time relaxing on the cushioned lounge chairs on the shaded Sundeck. If working on your tan is what you desire, there is plenty of room on deck to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm tropical breezes and incredible seascapes. Snorkelling or fishing are also options between dives on the liveaboard Blue Planet 1.

FOOD ON BOARD

The crew understands that excellent and abundant food should be a given for any excellent dive safari vacation. Guests will be filled and satisfied with an extensive range of culinary delights served buffet-style three times a day. Speciality diets can be accommodated with advanced notice and there is a selection of Vegetarian and Halal options. Snacks will be provided between meals as well as bottled soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee. Local wines, beers, mixers and diet drinks are available for purchase.

DIVING WITH US

In the Blue Planet liveaboard fleet you will find our Dive Team to be professional, friendly, helpful and ready to take care of you.

All of our diving equipment, tanks and diving gear are manufactured by trusted professional brand name scuba diving manufacturers. Our gear is meticulously maintained to ensure your comfort and safety.

The liveaboard Blue Planet I offers Dive Safari Adventurers a more personalized experience while exploring the Red Sea’s best dive sites. The outstanding diving in Hurghada is renowned for its great visibility and macro life and is truly an underwater photographer’s heaven. Between the abundant marine life, the diversity of Wrecks, Reefs and Muck Diving, the Red Sea will be the Dive Safari of a lifetime. With itineraries for all levels of experience and visits to World class sites such as the Brother Islands, Elphinstone Reef, Thistlegorm, and Daedalus Reef, the dive vacation aboard Blue Planet 1 will meet and exceed all expectations.

BUNK BED CABIN

These cabins are located in the upper deck cabins with bunk beds, full bathroom, and AC. These cabins are great place to relax after diving.

  • Size: 11 m²
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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TWIN BED CABIN

Twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck with full bathroom and AC, great cabins to relax after long day diving.

  • Size: 11 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Hurghada and ends in Hurghada
  • The closest airport is Hurghada Intl (HRG)
  • Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • The tour guide from Blue Planet Liveaboards will be at the airport with a Blue Planet Liveaboard sign in his hand

DEPARTURE AND EMBARKATION

  • You can check in on the boat as of 15:00
  • The boat departs Hurghada in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash USD. EUR, EGP
  • 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 in Hurghada in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 09:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Equipment rental has to be ordered latest 1 week before the safari starts

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Approx. 17 – 19 dives
  • Level required: Advanced Open Water
  • 50+ dives recommended, 
  • The last dive should not be done longer than one year before.
  • The dive guide has the right to prevent guest from diving if they do not have enough experience for certain dive site
  • The pulsating splendor of the coral reefs, the wide profusion of fish and the numerous wrecks enveloped with mysteries of war, tragedies and heroism are the reasons why Red Sea presents a special underwater adventure to all.
  • Dive some fantastic wreck, including the Thistlegorm which is currently number two in the list of the world's best wreck dives.
  • Barracudas, giant trevallies, shoals of tuna and sometimes a manta ray along with loads of colourful corals and reef fish.
  • Brothers are often surrounded by wild currents, add to this the high likelihood of seeing sharks, and you're guaranteed fantastic experiences. 
  • Oceanic Whitetip sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Thresher sharks and Silvertip sharks, as well as plenty of the usual reef sharks that most divers are familiar with
  • Wreck diving, coral reefs, wall dives and pelagic.
  • Enjoy both day and night dives at the same site, as different creatures come out once the sun goes down.
  • The visibility is fantastic but the currents can be strong
  • Expert dive guides on board

TRAVEL 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. 

DAYS 2 - 6

  • North and Brothers Itinerary 17 - 19 Dives
  • Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan.
  • You will dive he most important dive sites of this route.

DAY 7

  • 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

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark in Hurghada.
  • Transfer to the hotel or airport

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.
  • Sail to the remote Brothers islands, highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea, are an oasis of life and food so the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Its walls full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life are the great reference points of these islands, without forgetting the sightings of sharks. We will dive into the wrecks Numidia and Aida. Back to Hurghada if weather conditions are favourable, we visit the Salem Express.

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 , Small
  • Brother Island, Big Brother Island , Salem Express

The highlight on the dives

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

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Weight belt
  • Wifi
  • Transfer from/to airport in Hurghada (if departure and arrival port is Hurghada)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa fees: 30 EUR per trip
  • Local charges: 100 EUR per trip
  • Local hotel transfer to/from the boat: EUR 10 per trip
  • 15 liter tanks: 30 EUR per trip
  • Nitrox: 65 EUR per trip
  • Rental equipment - full set (BCD, regulator, wetsuit and ABC): 135 EUR per trip
  • Tips for the crew (Recommended)
  • Courses
  • Local beer & wine

CANCELLATION FEES

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 35 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 35 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 70% will be charged if you cancel between 22 and 15 days prior to arrival
  • 90% will be charged if you cancel between 15 and 7 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 7 days prior to arrival

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the requirements corresponding to your nationality and the entry in the country you are visiting
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to leave 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 take out travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays booked
  • 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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