Miss Nouran | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 10 twin
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks Buffet of international & Egyptian cuisine
  • FacilitiesWooden hull, Spacious dive deck,
  • Diving 3 dives a day + night dives when suitable.
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Intermittent and mainly close to shore.

About Miss Nouran

Miss Nouran is the original Sea Serpent vessel and keeps going from strength to strength. A deep keel makes her fabulously stable and a firm favourite with guests and crew alike. Completely refitted in 2007 she fits right into the Sea Serpent fleet of modern luxury vessels.

Extended from her original build, she is now 30m long and with more space than ever before. From the water her clean lines are distinctive and on board she has a friendly atmosphere that is hard earned and well deserved. Twin and bunk berths are available, all of which are en suite and with air con. Two sun decks ensure that there is always a shady spot to curl up in or a sunny corner to work on your suntan. Free nitrox onboard and a huge back platform makes diving from Miss Nouran straight forward. The long standing crew and knowledgeable dive guides know how to make every aspect of your week go smoothly and safely.

Miss Nouran ranges the entire Southern Red Sea. From the Northern shores of Hurghadas Wrecks and Reefs to the sublime and secluded pinnacles of St Johns. The Brothers only itinerary gives divers a chance to get to grips with the remarkable depths and wrecks of these remote islands whilst Daedalus Rocky and Zabagad are far flung havens for turtles and schooling fish. Miss Nouran has been there and done it all, which ensures that this liveaboard keeps delivering quality year after year.

Upper deck twin cabin

Miss Nouran has two double cabins, located on the upper deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All the upper deck cabins onboard have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.

Mid deck twin cabin

Miss Nouran has two mid deck twin cabins, located on the upper deck. These cabins have lovely big rectangular windows facing the ocean. All the upper deck cabins onboard have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.

Lower deck twin cabin

Miss Nouran has eight lower deck twin cabins, located on the lower deck. These cabins have port whole window. All the lower deck twin cabins onboard have twin beds, en suite, air con and safe.

Roger Cragg

2010-07-22 13:03:04

Just got back from a really great trip. Dive Guides and all the crew were v.g. all the dives at st.johns very interesting we saw everything, dolphins, turtles, hammerheads, grey reef sharks and all the usual red sea fish. Recommend this trip.

Gina

2010-07-12 09:23:12

Just thought I would let you know that all went really well on the trip out to Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad. The crew on Miss Nouran have been the best I have ever had, amazingly friendly and helpful. We had two brilliant guides, Katey and Sameh who were outstanding. Hotel was great and all accommodation good, transfers, flights all went like clockwork and the whole trip was a huge success in that liveaboard virgins are firm converts and no issues whatsoever (its been a very very long time since I organised a trip with no issues so that's been a huge bonus!!) Of course I should say that as usual dealing with you guys in the office back in the UK has as always been a pleasure and as efficient as normal. Thank you all and here's to the next trip!

Jean

2009-08-25 09:31:22

Dear Tristan, Ive just got back from a Miss Nourans to the Brothers. It was a fantastic trip, the diving was unheard of (oceanics, whale shark, thresher, manta, greys every dive, and tiger sharks to name a few sightings!!!), the boat accomodations, food and the crew were just excellent, and the dive guides were simply perfect, on top their game. Ahmed Fouad Hassan justifies yet again his reputation as one of the best guides on the Red Sea liveaboards, and Jos ( I forgot his last name, a young Dutch guy) delivered spot-on briefings and was a fantastic guide/fishfinder underwater. He his an excellent addition to the Sea Serpent fleets guiding team! Thanks again for your gretly appreciated help.

Kathryn and Joe.

2009-08-04 09:31:51

Hi, Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our recent Scubatravel trip on Miss Nouran (5 to 12 August) absolutely every single aspect of it was fantastic, transfers, boat and crew, diving, food, everything! We were particularly keen to let you know how great the dive guides Ahmed and Jos were, they truly worked hard for us all the time, were always keen to help, patient with us, clear in briefings and also very entertaining! Jos was very good in particular, it was hard to tell he was completely new to the boat and his apparent youth (from looks!) didn't match his obvious skill and expertise as a dive guide on a liveaboard, always aware of everyone needs, checking things were ok, fantastic dive skills and obvious passion for the job. Thanks again. We may well be travelling with you in future and will certainly not hesitate to recommend you to friends!

Bob

2009-06-06 09:33:20

I had the best time diving with Will & Katie off the Miss nouran in the red sea. I had dived the barrier reef, mexico, florida but after diving the Red sea from a great liveaboard I will def be back once i save up the money. Great diving sharks even a tiger. Was one of the best diving holidays i have ever been on. Fantastic set up and great guides and friendly crew keep up the great work.

Tristan

2009-06-02 09:34:22

Tristan Trip Report, read the full report here

Bob

2009-06-01 09:33:50

Hi Max, Just a quick note to tell you about our trip on Miss Nouran last week. The whole holiday was excelent, we got to dive with mantas and a thresher. The boat was very clean, and the food was to a high standard. The guides Achmed and Hani deserve particular praise, both in and out of the water they were great, frankly I rate both of them as the best guides I have dived with! On this occation Hani had most of the luck, with many mantas, grey reef and a buitifull "thresher" sightings. I am certain next time it will be Achmed's turn to see the thresher as he was seriously doing his best! It was a nice to see the Sea Serpent fleet have taken note of my last trip and fitted none slip grips on the steps, many of the repeat guests comented on how much safer it was! On the last trip the septic tanks were emptied over the reef and even over divers, this time I don't even know when they were emptied, so they were doing it right! I will certainly be booking again soon, and next time I

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

The Red Sea is between 4-5 hours flying time direct from the UK. Scuba Travel have over 20 year's experience in the Red Sea and have carefully selected a fleet of luxury liveaboards and superb hotels that meet our exacting standards. Explore the sheer beauty of the Red Sea on a Red Sea liveaboard from North to South. Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and El Gouna are popular resort locations, whilst Marsa Alam, El Quesir and Hamata are perfect for those looking for quiet escapism.

Weather and Climate

Fine weather is the order of the day pretty much throughout the year, with rainfall quite rare and short lived. The hottest time of the year is July to August with air temperatures over 30°C. Even in Egypt's so called 'winter' the average rarely falls below 20°C. Water temperature varies from 20°C in February to 29°C in September. Please choose your exposure suit accordingly, depending on your personal preferences.

Travel

Flight options

As standard our holiday packages are based on flights from London Gatwick, direct to your Red Sea hub - Sharm el Shekh, Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Where possible, we are happy to offer regional departures, in particular Manchester. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. Unfortunately, not all regional flight routings are compatible with liveaboard schedules. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As flights are direct between the UK and Egypt, there are no stop over options available.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

All UK visitors to Egypt need an entry visa (valid for a 30 days). This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Save time and prebook your visa with Scuba Travel's prepaid visa service. 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

Most flights to Egypt are charter flights. This means seating is allocated at check in. For some carriers we are able to prebook leg room, window or aisle seats. Please speak to your travel consultant about availability and the current charges levied by your airline.

Check in

Charter airlines do not enable online check in for flights to Egypt. You must print your ticket coupon prior to travel. Do ensure you leave up to 3 hours, especially over busy travel periods.

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 either airside around the baggage carousel or in the arrivals hall. They will be holding a board with either Scuba Travel, your destination or your name on it. If you have prepaid for our visa service, you will be given your visa on arrival. 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

Airport transfers are always included in your liveaboard or resort holiday package when using our flights. Our representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. We try to keep transfer times as short as possible, with most being no more than 30mins travel time from the airport to the boat/hotel. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Egypt, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. There is currently no departure tax leaving Egypt.

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 entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

All onboard prices are in Euro, but Sterling, US Dollars are accepted (subject to onboard exchange rate).

Phone coverage

Itinerary dependent. Most of Miss Nourans Itineraries will have phone coverage when close to the harbour.

Plugs and electricity

2 pin European sockets. Plugs are located on dive deck, saloon and in cabins.

Extras

Hire equipment

We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Miss Nouran. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Extras

Miss Nouran offers a wide range of courses on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Souvenirs

There is an on board boutique selling t-shirts. All stock items are subject to availability.

Nitrox/Gas

Included

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally £250 deposit with full balance paid 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

Miss Nouran 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. Miss Nouran 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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