MY AMELIA I 13 - 20 JULY 2019 I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA

MY AMELIA I 13 - 20 JULY 2019 I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA
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MY AMELIA. This beautiful spacious yacht has climate controlled, en-suite cabins with a safe. Local and International cuisine. Bar. Large Dive Deck. Dive from Zodiacs. Camera table and charging station, separate rinse tank. Free Nitrox and WIFI



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

  • Languages on board - English and Arabic.
  • Diving in Egypt is available all year round. Best time March to middle of December
  • South routes - Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
  • 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

  • Diving from diving platform and Zodiacs
  • Diving guides and night dives available
  • Diving area with showers, toilets, plugs, camera area and rinse equipment
  • Tanks with Int (Yoke) and Din valves, Din / Int adaptors, 15 liter tanks available
  • Diving courses, and rental equipment, you must reserve them in advance
  • Marine park fee and other extras cost in non included section of the boat
  • Centralised air conditioning, televisions, music, bookshop, games
  • Snorkel, barbecues, crew party
  • A la carte buffet, vegetarian food, halal food, snacks all day * let us know if you need any special food
  • Beer and wine available on the boat, bar services during the trip, payment last day
  • Payment on board are only cash, all payments need to be done last day of the trip
  • Alarm, fire extinguisher, life jackets, life rafts, radio positioning beacon
  • Emergency oxygen, first aid kit, crew trained for emergency
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OUR BOAT

Amelia liveaboard was designed specifically for Divers to provide every comfort and convenience needed for the ultimate Dive Safari Vacation. The beautifully decorated liveaboard Amelia is 32m long and has a crew of 8 experienced English and Arabic speaking staff members whose goal is to ensure guests have the ultimate dive safari vacation

This spacious and modern liveaboard unveils the breathtaking and diverse underwater landscapes of the Red Sea. Divers will marvel at the adrenalin pumping Drift Dives, Sheer Drop-offs, Caverns, Wrecks, Vibrant Reefs, large Pelagics and the vast array of Marine Life. 

CABINS

This liveaboard yacht will accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 comfortable air-conditioned cabins. The liveaboard cabins include: 8 Twin Cabins, and 2 Cabins with Double beds. Each liveaboard cabin comes complete with individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with hot water shower, and a safe for valuables. Cabins are perfect for sleeping and resting between dives.

AMENITIES

Amelia liveaboard yacht features a spacious air-conditioned salon with an audio and visual entertainment system complete with movies, as well as free onboard Wi-Fi Internet to stay in touch with family and friends. Enjoy your favorite drink at the Bar located in the second Salon and recap the amazing day of diving. For reading pleasure, there is a library filled with magazines, novels and fish ID books. Guests will find their happy place amidst the multiple levels of Decks featuring cushioned lounge chairs, open-air shaded Sundecks and vast Deck area to wander or work on their tan. For guests who want more time in the crystal clear waters between dives, they are welcomed to go snorkelling or swim with Dolphins

FOOD ON BOARD

The Chef knows that meals are designed to fuel the action packed dives and makes sure the food will be plentiful and appeal to every appetite. Meals on the Amelia liveaboard charters will consist of International cuisine and local delicacies. The Chef prepared, mouth watering meals are served buffet-style on the Main Deck in the dining section of air-conditioned Saloon. The main meals will include a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Snacks such as chocolate bars, biscuits, cakes and fruit are available all day long. Beverages including tea, coffee, soft drinks, drinking water and juice are all complimentary. A selection of beer and wine are available for purchase and special diets can be accommodated with advance 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.

WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND WANT TO CHARTER THE WHOLE BOAT, IS THIS POSSIBLE? Of course this is possible, please contact DiversAround for options. Having the whole boat for a group of friends is ideal and way cheaper. DiversAround has Special Group and Full Charter discounts available.

TWIN CABIN - LOWER DECK

These 6 twin bedded cabins with portholes are located in the Lower Deck, all are great cabins to rest after dives. All cabins have A/C and en-suite bathrooms (WC/shower), towels and bathrobes. Size: 9 m². Beds: 2 Twin. Max occupancy: 2. Shareable: Yes. Private bathroom: Yes.

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DOUBLE CABIN - UPPER DECK

These 2 cabins with double bed, with windows are located in the Upper Deck, the cabins in this boat are big and very comfortable, a great place to rest between dives with a big window. All cabins have A/C and en-suite bathrooms (WC/shower), towels and bathrobes. Size: 9 m². Beds: 1 Double. Max occupancy: 2. Shareable: No. Private bathroom: Yes. Air Conditioning: Yes.

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TWIN CABIN - UPPER DECK

These 2 cabins are located in the Upper Deck with side by side bed, and a big window. Upper deck cabins (standards price + 10% supplement) All cabins have A/C and en-suite bathrooms (WC/shower), towels and bathrobes. Size: 9 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 depending on the itinerary
  • 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 DAY

  • The closest airport is Hurghada Intl (HRG) or Marsa Alam (MA) depending on your chosen route.
  • Transfer from your hotel or airport (both HRG or MA) 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 Hurghada 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 DAY

  • 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

  • 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 on Monday and receive a response on Thursday, 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

  • You require Advanced Open Water certification for this itinerary. 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.
  • Dive the Best Top 3 sites in the Red Sea, Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone
  • Oceanic white tips, Hammerheads, Dugons, wrecks
  • You can also see barracudas, giant trevallies, shoals of tuna and sometimes a manta ray along with loads of colourful corals and reef fish.
  • Awesome drift diving
  • Between 3 or 4 dives per day
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE
  • Extra night dives might be done reefs off Hurghada or Safaga

PROGRAM

DAY 1 (Saturday): Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Hurghada.  Boarding the boat AMELIA 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. 

DAYS 2nd to 6th (Sunday to Thursday) 18 to 21 dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "BDE": 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

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, 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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