Sea Serpent | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard - Red Sea

  • Guests 20
  • Rooms 10
  • 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 Sea Serpent

Sea Serpent is just one of our leading luxury liveaboards situated in the Southern Red Sea, from the outstanding Sea Serpent fleet. Her name is synonymous with the quality and comfort of boat coupled with diving diving and a professional dive crew. Designed for cruising speed and stability, Sea Serpent is the ideal liveaboard for visiting the remote Egyptian Marine Parks and St Johns. Jump aboard to experience just how good liveaboard diving should be!

At a generous 34m from bow to stern Sea Serpent sleeps 20 guests. There are 8 lower deck twin cabins and 2 upper deck double bed cabins. Please do ask at the time of booking if you have a particular cabin request. Each cabin has individual air con, mini bar and en suite. You will be provided with a bathrobe and towel for your stay and their is good storage for your bits and bobs. The decor throughout the boat is light and airy, adding to the homely and welcoming atmosphere.

The dive deck on Sea Serpent easily accommodates everyone. Depending on sites, you may be diving directly from the boat or from one of the 2 tender zodiacs. Free nitrox is the final ingredient in a heady mix of perfection. Between dives sit back in the comfortable, generous saloon - watch a movie on the big LCD screen or view your pics. Move up to the sun deck to Egypt's warm weather or relax in the shade. Join your fellow divers for a sundowner when the day's diving is done. It is the quality of service and attention to detail that make Sea Serpent a head above the rest.

Upper deck double cabin

Sea Serpent has two main deck double cabins, located on the upper deck. These cabins have windows facing the ocean. All the upper deck cabins onboard en suite, air con and safe.

Lower deck twin cabin

Sea Serpent 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.

Lower deck twin cabin

Sea Serpent 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.

Bathroom

Ensuite bathroom

Terry Dormer

2012-11-12 12:35:56

I would like firstly to thank you and, through you, all those others who contributed to making the Sea Serpent trip (02 to 09 November) so very pleasant, notwithstanding some rather rough weather. The boat is excellent and was well managed by the captain and his crew. The dive guides Essam and Antably were models of efficiency and kindness; the latter quality particularly evident in their assistance to one of the less experienced divers, who was occasionally in need of support and encouragement. The last night in the Marriott was luxury indeed; your kind provision of luncheon there yesterday for the group was particularly appreciated.

Alan and Linda O'Reilly

2011-10-21 23:24:00

Fantastic boat. great food. cabins nice, bathrooms small but clean. staff incredible inc 2 great dive guides...but our last night unfortunately was not on board but due to overbooking by Sea Serpent, we spent it in Ivory Suites which was in a run down area close to Hurghada airport and not a good standard. But we would go back to Sea Serpent !

Marcus and Gill

2011-05-09 17:04:30

The boat was a gem - dive deck very good nice TV room on second deck and big outside middle and top decks, the food was excellent. Our room was fine for our needs great to be on middle decks, the bathroom and bedroom was clean etc) . The Crew and Dive guides just absolutely superb. You will need to rename the trip "The Hammerhead Tour". Our group saw eleven Hammerheads , yes eleven of them in one go awesome on Daedalus plus other sharks. So how does this compare with Blue 02 in January it doesn't. You win hands down!! There are diving holidays and there are Scuba Travel diving holidays. You are just SIMPLY THE BEST!!!! Best wishes

marcus

2011-05-09 17:04:27

The Boat was a gem dive deck very good nice TV room on second deck and big outside middle and top decks, the food was excellent. Our room was fine for our needs great to be on middle decks ,the Bathroom and bedroom was clean etc) . The Crew and Dive guides just absolutely superb ,you will need to rename the trip "The Hammerhead Tour" . Our group saw eleven Hammerheads , yes eleven of them in one go awesome on Dadelus plus other sharks. Oh and we had a fabulous room in the 5 star Marriot hotel no less what a treat ! So how does this compare with Blue 02 in January it doesn't ,you win hands down!! There are diving holidays and there are Tony Buckhurst diving holidays you are just SIMPLY THE BEST!!!! Best wishes Marcus and Gill

James Saunders

2010-10-19 10:39:09

Daedalus, Zabagad and Rocky. Could not have picked a better trip for my first live aboard as a single diver. I was a bit apprehensive about traveling on my own, not knowing anyone on the trip but it turned out to be a fantastic holiday. The boat, crew, guides and other divers were fantastic, making it a special experience. Many thanks to Kati whose briefings were fun and informative and who guided us to the Hammerheads and Grey Reef Sharks. Can't wait for my next trip with Scuba Travel.

Anon

2010-07-21 11:03:13

We had Mohammed and Chris our dive guides. They were both extremely professional. Worked together to always provide varied levels of dive guiding. Mohammed especially provided myself and my buddy extremely interesting and detailed tours of the wrecks! including parts I had never seen before! The crew were also very very friendly and the chef Hamed was a real character! Everyone on the boat had an awesome time!

Neil

2010-04-20 09:22:59

Hi Gabby and Maria. Just wanted to thank you again for the brilliant time we had on the Sea Serpent trip (28th April-4th May). Your enthusiasm and energy were amazing. You obviously love what you do and are a credit to your profession. The way you ran the dive operation was first class, the briefings were informative and thorough, your knowledge was most impressive and the help you gave was appreciated by everybody. Have a safe season and I really hope to dive with you both again.

Rob

2009-10-20 09:23:37

Hi Caroline, Georgina and Tristan. Cheers you guys , sorry i,ve not sent this earlier but eh , had great time on sea serpent , dive guide ahmed was absolutely superb , as was or were the crew , everything you organised came to fruitiation inc tickets at airport , nitrox course etc , even the chef on board knew not to feed me fish , had brilliant time , thank you , p.s. grey reef ... awesome.

Digby

2009-09-12 09:24:07

Just a quick thank you for making such a memorable diving holiday for us all. The diving was, as expected, excellent. The quality of accommodation, service and food on Sea Serpent was, if anything, even better than the trip to St Johns that we made at the same time last year. The dive guides, Hany and Walid, were knowledgeable, professional and added just the right amount of humour at the right times. The crew couldn't have looked after us better. Your reps and the transfers were efficient. I'm trying to think of anything that could be improved but I can't so I'll leave it at that. Needless to say, Scuba Travel will be our preferred choice for future trips.

Steve

2009-07-21 09:24:34

Hello, i am just writing to thank everyone on the Sea Serpent (15th-22nd July) for a fantastic week. Hanny and Sam were outstanding guides and really made the trip for all on board. The crew were attentive and very helpfull at all times and the catering guys were fantastic also. We saw just about everything in the water there was to see, and for that both guides deserve special praise. Please could you, on behalf of my wife Jackie an i, pass on my thanks to the whole staff on board and i look foward to another trip on board with the Sea Serpent Fleet. Thank You.

Richard

2009-01-19 09:25:02

Alison, Just got back from the trip this morning. Had a great time with some spectacular diving. The guides were good and very knowledgeable of what could be found at the various dive sites. The one night at the hotel is also ideal as it gives you time to sort out, wash and dry your dive gear before the trip home. Many thanks again for all your help. I hope to travel again with you soon.

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 Grand Sea Serpents 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 Sea Serpent. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options.

Extras

Sea Serpent 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

Available

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Normally 250 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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