MY BLUE FIN I 31 MAY - 7 JUNE 2019 I NORTH AND BROTHERS I RED SEA

MY BLUE FIN I 31 MAY - 7 JUNE 2019 I NORTH AND BROTHERS I RED SEA
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MY BLUE FIN. This boat makes a statement in luxury and layout. King suites available. Cabins have A/C and mini fridges. Free WIFI. Bar and Fine Dining. Re-breather friendly. Nitrox available. Dive from tender. 3 Dive Professionals.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 - 19 Dives
  • Languages Spoken - English. Arabic. Spanish and more languages available
  • Ras Mohamed National Park - Shark and Yolanda reefs, Brothers Islands
  • 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, Numidia
  • Rebreather & tech diver friendly
  • Non-divers welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • 3 huge king suite cabins
  • The shaded top deck offers comfortable loungers and a fully stocked bar
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available

SERVICES ON BOARD

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

The MY Blue Fin is 128 feet (39m) long and 28 feet (8.5m) wide. MY Blue Fin was established in 2005 and refurbished in 2015. To ensure that your diving safari vacation becomes a memorable experience, all aspects of the design, itinerary and menu of MY Blue Fin' have received detailed attention . The goal of MY Blue Fin is to offer the best in terms of underwater experience and leisure activities, without compromising any of the amenities, which are generally found in land based hotels.

CABINS

Three huge King suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, extending the entire width of the boat. All King Suites on board this dazzling Red Sea coastline benefit from a large double bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, mini-refrigerators and personal entertainment systems with a large plasma screen. The King suites are the perfect private retreat for couples looking for a little more space and luxury. All other cabins are 2 beds and are located on the lower deck. All cabins have a minibar, private bathroom, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with a hard disk containing movies and TV series.

AMENITIES

The living room is equipped with a large plasma screen with an HDMI cable that allows you to connect devices. Bath towels, a beach towel and robes are provided for each guest. TV's in the common areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive that contains movies and TV series. Standard on-board sockets are European 2-pin sockets. We offer multiple socket extensions with 2-pin and 3-pin UK options. Finally, we also have USB chargers available in their cabins and common areas.

FOOD ON BOARD

Lunch and dinner usually consist of many fresh vegetables, rice, chicken, beef and fish. The breakfast usually consists of eggs cooked to your choice (omelette, fried, poached, cooked or scrambled), pancakes, toast, fresh fruit, cereals. Snacks are available between dives.

There are 12 cabins on a board of Blue Fin that can welcome 24 divers and their fellow travellers. There are eight twin bed cabins that can be shared, located on the lower deck and one room of this category is on the upper deck. King Suite is placed on the main deck. All rooms have air conditioning and private showers.

Blue Fin  salon has air conditioning and entertainment facilities and it is perfect to spend time in between dives. Evenings are great on the upper deck, you can enjoy the view or just relax on sun beds.

DIVE DECK

Spacious dive deck of Blue Fin has all needed facilities: storage boxes for the gear, nitrox membrane that allows to divers with EANx certification use Nitrox fillings. There are fresh water showers on dive deck. It is comfortable for preparation for diving and maintaining kits after.

SAFETY

Safety is one of the main priorities of Blue Fin crew. Boat equipped with all necessary: life jackets and  emergency rafts, first aid kit, fire extinguishers in every cabin and in salons, fire fighting and alarm system, smoke detectors.

DIVING IN THE AREA

The Red Sea is a unique marine paradise that offers some of the most spectacular. Dive in the world. With miles of beautiful coral reefs, numerous shipwrecks and a variety of marine life: from brightly colored nudibranchs and tropical fish, to large pelagics, such as oceanic white tips and hammers, there really is something for everyone! If you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, your experience in the Red Sea will be one you will never forget.

WHEN TO GO TO THE RED SEA

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. Best season with better conditions begins in April and last until the middle of the Summer.  Autumn is good for diving in this region with water temperatures still at 25-26c. Winter water temperatures  (December - February) are a little cooler 23c. but diving is always possible.

 

LOWER DECK TWIN CABIN

These cabins are twins and are located on the lower deck. All benefit from en-suite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems.

  • Size: 12 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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KING SUITE CABIN LOWER AND MID DECK

Three huge king suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel. All king suites on board this stunning Red Sea liveaboard benefit from a large double bed, en-suite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems with a large plasma screen. The king suites are the perfect private retreat for honeymooners or couples simply looking for a little extra space and luxury.

  • Size: 20 m²
  • Beds: 1 King
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • Depending on the route you select the port of departure of the ship can be Hurghada or Marsa Alam.
  • Southern routes such as Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone or Deep South depart from Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam)
  • North routes such as North Classic Route, North and Wrecks leave from Hurghada
  • The ports could vary according to the logistics of the boat and what the group needs, we will always advise the best combination for your group and the boat.
  • It is important to remember that the port is chosen in reference to the distance to the dive sites
  • All the cruises on this ship are from Thursday to Thursday, the first Thursday is embarked, the last Thursday is disembarked.
  • Attention! The departure / arrival to 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.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • The most used airport is Hurghada Int or Marsa Alam Int., The most known airport and easy to get to is the city of Hurghada
  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the ship and from the ship to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price.
  • If you arrive to Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam) the transfer by land is also included and it is around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada, the transfer from the airport of Hurghada to the ship is 10 minutes
  • If the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport of Marsa Alam to the boat is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels to the ship are also included
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified are extras, they could have a surcharge 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 a boat sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group and there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers and having to go to pick up other customers. some hotel)
  • Boarding is the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins, all cruises begin on Thursday and the boarding time is in the afternoon from 5 pm until the early morning of Friday maximum 6 am.
  • The ship leaves port on Friday morning around 8 am to go to the first dive spot where a shallow dive to test the diving equipment, ballast, surface buoy, adjust each group of divers.

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives at port on Wednesday afternoon, this day only 2 dives are made in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure to respect the 24 hours before the flight schedule after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off the boat and visit the area if you want, the dinner will be served on the boat, 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 Saturday morning at 10:00 am.
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night from Wednesday to Friday in a 4 * HB hotel, if it were the case, the hotel is paid by the boat and any free transfer is offered

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • On the deep south route cruises from time to time there are restrictions by maneuvers of the naval forces of Egypt.
  •  The island Zabargad is the naval base of the naval forces of the Army of Egypt. Permission to sail in the Zabaragad and Rocky islands area is obtained in addition to the Army.
  • The boat has to request all navigation permits on Monday and receive an answer on Thursday, 2 days before the trip. In the case of a navigation ban in the areas of Zabargad and Rocky, as well as the areas of St Johns and Abu Fendira, the route will be changed to another south route as close as possible.
  • This type of changes does not allow compensation or any type of refund.

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 17 to 19 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 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 2nd to 6th  --- are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "NORTH AND BROTHERS": 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 HURGHADA : Disembark in Hurghada. Transfer to the hotel or airports

RED SEA DIVE ROUTES

The North and Brothers Route from Hurghada

The route ‘Wrecks and Reefs’ is the most complete and varied. During the week of cruise life on board, embarking and disembarking in Hurghada. This route is ideal both for those who want to discover the famous Red Sea and for those who are going for the first time on a diving cruise Liveaboard. It is suitable for all levels of diving, from novice divers to the most experienced TEC divers, although we recommend a minimum level of Advanced or similar.

The navigation is very short and pleasant, the diving points being further away after about two hours sailing. Its diversity allows you to enjoy dives in spectacular walls, incredible schools of fish and majestic reefs in the Ras Mohamed National Park, you can enjoy quiet nights and dreamlike landscapes like the Sinai Peninsula, or the multiple islands with its magnificent lagoons and reefs.

We will visit the Strait of Gubal and all the wrecks in this area where we will remember part of modern history visiting, probably the most famous wreck in the world - the SS Thistlegorm, sunk in World War II and discovered by Jacques Cousteau in the ‘50s. We will explore the spectacular reef of Abu Nuhas with wrecks Giannis D and Carnatic. And enjoy an amalgam of colours and corals in dives such as Small Crack or Shag Rock, even with a bit of luck, do snorkelling with dolphins.

The Brothers Islands. 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.

Dive sites

Ras Mohammed National Park, Anemone City, Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef, Jackfish Alley, Ras Ghozlani, Gubal Strait, SS Thistlegorm, Numidia,  Dunraven, Giannis D, Kingston, Ras Umm Sid and Small Crack, big Brother, Little Brother

The highlight on the dives

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

Itinerary a la carte

  • If you are a large group or book a full charter, we will be able to combine some of the itineraries above to match your requirements

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Wifi
  • Airport transfer to/from the boat on departure days only

NOT INCLUDED

  • Service fees: USD 110 Meet and greet at the airport, pre arranged
  • Visa (for eligible countries): USD 40 per trip
  • Private dive guide
  • 15 liter tanks (60 USD per week)
  • Nitrox (95 USD per week)
  • Rebreathers ( USD per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Sidemount: Kit package (260 USD Includes: Regulators, harness (Hollis) & 12l stage (with stage kit) per trip)
  • Rental equipment - full set (Wetsuit, BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins, Weight belt, DSMB & reel ) (200 USD per trip)
  • Rental equipment 
  • Courses
  • Local beer & wine, alcohol

CANCELLATION FEES

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 84 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 84 and 29 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 29 days prior to arrival

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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