Sea Serpent | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard | Scuba Travel

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

  • Guests 22
  • Rooms 9 twin bed cabins, 1 upper deck double cabin and 1 suite
  • Restaurants Dining area on main deck
  • Food and Drinks International and Egyptian cuisine, buffet style meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary preferences before departure
  • FacilitiesWooden hull & spacious dive deck
  • Diving 3 dives a day + night dives when the itinerary permits
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Intermittent and mainly close to shore

Sea Serpent | Red Sea Liveaboard | Egypt Liveaboard

Designed for cruising speed and stability, Sea Serpent is the ideal liveaboard for visiting the remote Egyptian Marine Parks and St Johns. Sea Serpent Fleet are well known to UK divers, having a run Red Sea liveaboards for many years, and Sea Serpent is a great choice, with regular Port Ghalib and Hurghada departures.

At a generous 34m from bow to stern Sea Serpent sleeps 22 guests. There are 8 lower deck twin cabins and 1 further twin cabin on the upper deck. The main deck also boasts an upper deck double bed cabin as well as the large double suite. 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 mix for diving 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 twin & double cabin

Upper deck twin & double cabin

Sea Serpent has 2 upper deck cabins, 1 twin and 1 double bed option. These cabins have windows facing the ocean. All the upper deck cabins onboard en suite, air con and safe.

Lower deck twin cabin

Lower deck twin cabin

Sea Serpent has 8 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.

Upper deck suite cabin

Upper deck suite cabin

There is one generous upper deck suite cabin,

Bathroom

Bathroom

Ensuite bathroom

Pricing for Your Adventure


Our holiday prices are influenced by various factors, including the season, accommodation preferences, and the length of holiday you choose.

This adventure begins at a base price of £ per person.


Weekly departures on a variety of itineraraires available throughout the year. Tailored Just for You:
We believe in crafting experiences as unique as the individual embarking on them.
The final cost hinges on how we meticulously tailor this trip to your preferences.
Whether you seek opulence or simplicity, we will adapt to your budget.

Trip Duration: Longer explorations may add to the overall cost.
Booking Timing: Early birds often catch favorable rates.

Your Personalized Quote: The precise price awaits you in a bespoke quote.
Pop us an email with your date range and the budget you have in mind and our team will curate every detail, ensuring it aligns with your expectations.



  • Selected southern Red Sea departures
  • Stable hull design for comfortable cruising
  • 11 cabins with twin and double cabin options
  • Free recreational nitrox as standard
  • Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation on full board basis in a twin share cabin
  • 12ltr tank, air fills, weights and all diving - the number of dives offered will depend on your chosen itinerary. Recreational nitrox is included in your package
  • Depending on your package, flights may be included from UK regional airports with Easyjet or TUI
  • Marine Park fees & Port fees
  • Rental kit hire and 15lt tanks are available for a supplement
    Rental kit hire can be requested onboard however it is preferable to pre book. 15lt tanks may not be available if not prebooked
  • Egyptian entry visa - £30 pre paid service with our airport rep or USD cash at the visa windows on arrival at your entry point to Egypt
  • Alcohol is available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip

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.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

Entry requirements for Egypt are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

You do not need to provide proof of your vaccination status for entry to Egypt.

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 21 JUN 2022

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

Our holiday packages are inclusive of flights from London Gatwick for a fully ATOL bonded holiday. A supplement may apply for regional departures if possible. 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. Our advertised liveaboard packages with Emperor and Aggressor fleets exclude flights. Please ask for a quote to add these to your booking. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Egypt, let us know and we can arrange transfers as required. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your boat space 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.Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. This can be obtained on arrival with cash payment. Or you can now apply online by clicking here 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 to review

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.

Immunisations

Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here to go to the NHS

Preparing to fly

Seating

Flights to Egypt are charter flights with TUI or EasyJet. TUI seating is allocated at check in and you cannot check in online. For EasyJet flights you will be able to manage your booking online with the airline directly and select any payable seating/baggage extras.

Check in

Egypt does not permit digital boarding passes. You must print your boarding passes/flight coupons for both flights. TUI do not enable online check EasyJet allow online check in via their website

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 for more info on Lounge Pass

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 for holiday extras

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

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). Credit & debit cards carry a 2% surcharge

Phone coverage

Mobile coverage is itinerary dependent. Most of itineraries will have phone coverage when close to shore. WiFi is limited for browsing and connecting to communication applications only when a mobile signal is present normally nearby or in port. Signal strength can vary which may result in intermittent and/or slow connections. This service is provided as a courtesy but is dependent on the local mobile provider. Laptops/computers or other devices for using internet are not supplied on-board, you should bring your own computer to use the internet service

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

Recreational nitrox included in your package for certified divers

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Over 180 days prior to departure a £250 deposit is required, within 180 days a £500 deposit is required, with full balance due 90 days before departure.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. We do not take AMEX. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £8 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

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

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction on your ATOL bonded Red Sea package.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
Repeat discounts are not cumulative with other discounts and cannot be applied to special offer prices

Included

Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation on full board basis in a twin share cabin

12ltr tank, air fills, weights and all diving - the number of dives offered will depend on your chosen itinerary. Recreational nitrox is included in your package

Depending on your package, flights may be included from UK regional airports with Easyjet or TUI

Marine Park fees & Port fees

Excluded

Rental kit hire and 15lt tanks are available for a supplement
Rental kit hire can be requested onboard however it is preferable to pre book. 15lt tanks may not be available if not prebooked

Egyptian entry visa - £30 pre paid service with our airport rep or USD cash at the visa windows on arrival at your entry point to Egypt

Alcohol is available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip


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