MY SAMIRA I 22 - 29 JUN 2019 I DEEP SOUTH AND ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA

MY SAMIRA I 22 - 29 JUN 2019 I DEEP SOUTH AND ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA
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MY SAMIRA. This luxury vessel offers en-suite A/C cabins of different styles. International dining . Free WIFI and Nitrox. Dive from dhonis. Beautifully equipped with the latest technology and equipment.



Please note that we now confirm any navigation when there is a period of 3 months from departure at the time of request, without a minimum number of people (terms and conditions apply).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 21 Dives
  • Languages on board - English and Arabic.
  • Diving in Egypt is available all year round. Best time March to middle of December
  • South routes - Deep South - Elphinstone, 
  • Drop Sogheira, Habili Ali, Umm Hararim, Shaab Claudia
  • Type of sharks (whaleshark, hammerhead, reef, grey, thresher, tiger, silky, silver tip, white tip oceanic) giant mantas, dolphins
  • Moderate currents, incredible visibility, vertical walls, colourful reefs, wrecks
  • Non divers welcome
  • Huge lounge, exterior solarium
  • International and local food
  • Free Wi-Fi, limited to areas where there is a signal
  • Free nitrox
  • Trips are from Saturday to Saturday

SERVICES ON BOARD

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

The 37 meters MY Samira liveaboard, owned by Discovery Divers Red Sea, is offering scuba diving cruises on the Egyptian Red Sea. The beautiful wooden vessel was designed with liveaboard diving in mind and offers great luxury and comfort.

OUR CABINS

The Samira can accommodate a maximum of 22 Divers on-board. With 11 Double Occupancy cabins plus a lot of great communal areas, there’s plenty of space for everyone. There are 7 cabins, located on the Lower Deck, 6 cabins have 2 Twin beds and 1 is a Master suite cabin with double bed, separate shower and toilet, mini bar and TV . Each has air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. You will find 2 twin bed cabins and 2 Honeymoon cabins and on the Upper Deck. The honeymoon cabins have double beds, a mini bar, air-conditioning, their own entertainment system and a private bathroom with separate shower cubicle and the twin cabins have side by side beds, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.

AMENITIES

The huge dining room is adjacent to the indoor lounge area. Of course. the restaurant-like dining room offers a convivial atmosphere and is convenient with the buffet-bar at your disposal. The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating space and has a full entertainment system. On the Upper Deck, you’ll find an outdoor lounge area. There is cushioned bench-like seating, tables and bean bags to lounge on. There are also some comfortable cushioned day beds, perfect for sunbathing! In the shaded area you will find a bar with choices of beers, spirits and wines. The Top Deck is simply the perfect place to sunbathe and watch the Red Sea float by during the day and star gaze at night.

FOOD ON BOARD

The chef designed the meals to feed the action-packed dives and ensures that the food is plentiful and appealing to all tastes. Meals on Samira consist of international cuisine and local delicacies. Meals are served buffet style in the main living room with air conditioning. The main meals include a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Snacks such as chocolate bars, cookies, cakes and fruits are available throughout the day. Drinks that include tea, coffee, soft drinks, drinking water and juices are free. A selection of beers and wines can be purchased and special diets can be accommodated with prior notice.

DIVING WITH US

The dive platform of the boat is wide, well equipped with the necessary facilities, storage boxes, rinse tanks and fresh water shower. There is a separate tank for cameras and several charging points. The diving on this boat takes place mainly from the spacious dive platform located at the back of the boat. The boat has two zodiac-type boats to take divers to the different dive sites.The boat visits the most spectacular diving areas in the Red Sea. The Sharks' routes Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone islands where you can encounter many different species from whale sharks, hammerheads, oceanic whitetip, tigers, grey, silver tip, silkies and fox sharks. The Deep South - St Johns, Sataya, Rocky and Zabargad all have endless reef walls full of life, dolphins and dugongs. On the Northern routes you will dive the famous wrecks of SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, the wreck cemetery of Abu Nuhas, Ras Mohamed national park and Tiran Straits the land of whale sharks and giant mantas. Any route you choose, with Amelia you can be sure that you will be accompanied by professional and experienced guides who will make sure your trip in the Red Sea is memorable.Safety is always important. The crew is trained to manage emergency situations and now first aid. There are life vests and emergency rafts on board, also firefighting equipment in each cabin.

DIVING IN THE AREA

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season is from March to the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25º-28º. Winter water temperatures (Middle of December to February) are still 23º. There are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you.

TWIN CABINS - UPPER DECK

2 Upper deck twin cabins with window view, A/C and en-suite bathrooms 

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2 Single.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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MASTER SUITE - LOWER DECK

1 Master suite cabin on the lower Deck with mini bar, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large bed * This photo is from upper deck master suite

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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HONEYMOON SUITE - UPPER DECK

2 Honeymoon suites on the Top Deck cabins with mini bar, TV, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large bed

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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TWIN BED CABIN - LOWER DECK

6 Lower deck twin cabins with A/C and en-suite bathrooms

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2. Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Port Ghalib and ends in Port Ghalib 
  • All the trips on this boat are from Saturday to Saturday, the first Saturday embarking, the last Saturday disembarking.
  • 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 closest airport is Hurghada Intl (HRG) or Marsa Alam (RMF) depending on your chosen route.
  • Transfer from your hotel or airport (both HRG or RMF) on departure day is included and you will be picked up by someone with a Discovery Divers sign
  • Check in on the boat is in the afternoon.
  • The boat departs Port Ghalib early in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, 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 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 Ghalib in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is in the morning on the last day.
  • Last night may be in a local hotel * you will be notified about this closer to the date
  • Approximately 21 dives. Advanced Open Water

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • 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
  • The representative of the boat will wait at the airport outside the arrival hall (unless the "Visa Meetings and Assistance" have been reserved).
  • If the pick-up is at the local hotel, the representative will wait at the reception.
  • He / She will show a sign of Discovery Divers

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 (Saturday):

  • Arrival and assistance at the airport.
  • Collecting your luggage.
  • At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Port Ghaleb depending the route.
  • Boarding the boat SAMIRA DISCOVERY, 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 (Sunday to Thursday)

  • 18 - 21 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "DEEP SOUTH AND ELPHINSTONE": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the most important dive sites of this route.

DAY 7TH (Friday)

  • 2 dives in the morning.
  • Friday 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 (Saturday)

  • PORT GHALEB: Disembark in Port Ghaleb 
  • Transfer to the hotel or airports

RED SEA DIVE ROUTES

Deep South and Elphinstone Route  

  • Elphinstone Reef 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 farthest Red Sea Deep South route is the one with the greatest variety of environments and greatest diversity in the Red Sea. With long navigation distances between the points, it is a route that can be easily adapted to different levels of diving and where we can see unique and exclusive places that only liveaboard ships can get access to.

    South stands out for the reef life, coral formations and a homing point for sharks, we can snorkel with wild dolphins. We will visit the island of Zabargad with its mysterious Russian wreck, its spectacular coral garden and the impressive soft coral walls of Rocky Island where there are great possibilities to find pelagics. In addition, we will visit the submerged Habilis, with its exuberant life and where so many pelagic come to feed, the pinnacle forest of Umm Arouk, the incredible caves of Umm Hararim and the incredible reefs of Claudius, Malahi and Shaab Maksour.

    We will visit the labyrinth of caves of "Shaa Claudia" in Fury Shoal and we will be dazzled by the play of lights that form underwater, a paradise for the underwater photographer and if the conditions allow it we will explore the reef of Habili Ali in search of the Longimanus. Back to port we will dive in the Marsa Alam area and we will go in search of the Dugongs that inhabit the sand meadows.

    Diving spots

    Rocky Island, Drop Sogheira, Habili Ali, Umm Hararim, St. Johns, Fury Shoals, Zabargad Elphinstone

    The highlight on the dives

    Wrecks, shark is (oceanic white tip, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark, whale sharks), dolphins, turtles, mantas.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Wifi
  • Nitrox
  • Transfer from/to Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports

NOT INCLUDED

  • Visa fee (25 EUR per trip)
  • Port Fees (25 EUR per trip)
  • Tax/Fees (150 per 7 night trip)(Marine Park, Environmental and Fuel)
  • Double tanks: EUR 75 per week
  • 15 liter tanks (EUR 35 per week)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Nitrox in 15L tanks (35 EUR per trip)
  • Rental equipment full set (140 EUR per trip)
  • Courses 
  • 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: 
  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 91 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 91 and 28 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 28 days prior to arrival
  • 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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