Lucy - Red Sea

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 8 lower deck, 2 main deck and 2 single cabins,
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Mix of international, middle eastern cuisine
  • Facilities 37m long spacious wooden boat
  • Diving Up to 4 dives a day, snorkelers welcome.
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access No

About Lucy

Djibouti is famous for the annual whaleshark sightings. Each year, these magnificent creatures are spotted in the Bay of Tadjoura from late October to mid February. Grab your snorkel and fins - whalesharks are waiting for you! Divers and snorkelers are welcome. This is a remote location and there's no better way to explore its rugged coastline than on board the region's newest liveaboard Lucy. Let this welcoming crew show you the very best of Djibouti's coral reef in between exhilarating encounters with whalesharks and dolphins in the warm waters of the Gulf of Aden.

Lucy introduces a new standard of liveaboard to Djbiouti, with a fresh decor and modern facilities on board. She has 8 lower deck cabins, 2 main deck cabins and 2 single cabins, to cater to a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, en-suite bathroom, small fridge and a range of complimentary toiletries. If you have any cabin requests, please let your travel consultant know at the time of booking. The crew are on hand throughout your trip to make sure your trip runs smoothly. They are proud to have won national awards for the excellent level of service on board!

At 37m from bow to stern, Lucy is a large liveaboard with plenty of space. The generous lounge is home to a 65inch Ultra HD cinema surround system and contemporary dining area. Chilled draft beer, wine and soft drinks are all available from the well stocked bar (local charges). Head to the the top deck to soak up the sun and breathe in the sea air. The dive deck has ample space for everyone's equipment.

Twin room

Most of the twin cabins are on the lower deck - there are 2 main deck cabins. Each has individual air conditioning, a small fridge and en suite. A bath towel and bath robe provided for each each diver.

Single Cabin

There are 2 single cabins on the lower deck. Each has individual air conditioning, a small fridge and en suite. A bath towel and bath robe provided for each each diver.

Bathroom

A typical cabin bathroom with range of complimentary toiletries

Boat Layout

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Djibouti is around 12 hours flying time from the UK. Djibouti is famous for the annual whaleshark sightings. Each year, these magnificent creatures are spotted in the Bay of Tadjoura from late October to mid February. Grab your snorkel and fins - whalesharks are waiting for you!

Weather and Climate

Djibouti is a fairly dry country, with minimal rainfall Average high temperatures range from 29C during the months of December, January and February, to about 42C in July. Water temps range from 26 to 31 - during the whaleshark season the average temperature is 26-27C

Travel

Flight options

Flights are usually with Air France or Ethiopian airlines from London. Emirates and Turkish airlines operate regional departures. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Djibouti, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

Flights are usually with Emirates, Turkish airlines, Air France or Ethiopian. You can add a stop over in any of these capital cities en route

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders need a visa for Djibouti, issued on arrival. The visa is currently around $90 (subject to change) and must be paid for in cash. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in Egypt, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. Our representative will be waiting and holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have a night or day use at a hotel before embarkation. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

The transfer to the harbour is around 30mins - where possible all transfers are prepaid for you If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Djibouti, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will be advised of your return transfer details locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Djibouti

Info

Included in your holiday

Flights, transfers, accommodation on full board basis, 12l tanks and weights.

Excluded

Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.

Tipping

Tipping is completely at your discretion. If you are unsure what to give please do hesitate to speak with the local dive guide or contact us.

Currency

Euros and Djibouti Francs are recommended. Credit Cards are not accepted in Djibouti. Djibouti was a French colony and still has strong ties to France. USD’s will need to be exchanged in Djibouti town and they will not give you a good exchange rate. They will also only accept USD’s from 2003 and later.

Phone coverage

Intermittent

Plugs and electricity

2 pin European sockets.

Extras

Hire equipment

If you need to rent equipment, Lucy offers BCD, wetsuits, dive lights and regulators with octopus, gauges and extra tanks available for rent. All rentals must be arranged at least 7 days prior to departure.

Extras

Please speak to your travel consultant for current prices and options for extras.

Souvenirs

At the moment there are no boat specific souvenirs for sale onboard. More generic local souvenirs will be available to buy at the airport.

Nitrox/Gas

Yes

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally £600 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions. 

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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