Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 46322

Holiday Reference: TRP 46322

Holiday information : TRP 46322

  • Brand New liveaboard designed for divers
  • Twin, king bed and suit cabins are air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms
  • Spacious dedicated areas for dining, socialising and dive preparation
  • Large well appointed dive deck with a range of open circuit tanks and gas fills (additional charges)
  • Airport transfers, 7 or 10 nights (depending on itinerary) 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
  • Depending on your package, flights are included from UK regional airports with Easyjet or TUI
  • Marine Park fees, Port fees
  • NITROX is included
  • Rental kit hire, .
    These can be requested onboard however it is preferable to pre book.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • alcohol is available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip
  • Cabin supplements
    Suite upgrade £150pp
    Upper deck double cabin £150pp
    Upper deck twin cabins £100pp
    Single cabins available on request for £800 supplement

Liveaboard Details

Ghazala Explorer is one of the newest liveaboard yachts in the Red Sea and we are excited to work with this modern boat and her hardworking crew. Departing from Hurghada the Ghazala Explorer offers both Northern and Southern itineraries. Combined wi ...

Ghazala Explorer is one of the newest liveaboard yachts in the Red Sea and we are excited to work with this modern boat and her hardworking crew. Departing from Hurghada the Ghazala Explorer offers both Northern and Southern itineraries. Combined with Scuba Travels ATOL bonding and the possibility of regional UK departures, it really is a superb choice.

Ghazala has 12 cabins, including three suites. On the lower deck there are 5 twin bed cabins and the majestic king suite stretches across the width of the boat. Make your way up to the upper deck and you'll find 4 upper deck twin cabins and new for 2023 two lovely twin or double suites. All cabins are air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms, all are furnished with a towel and dressing gowns for your use on board. A refillable water bottle will be given to you to use during your stay and to keep when you go back home. If you want to request a cabin just request it at the time of booking.

One of the first thing you will notice walking onboard the Ghazala explorer is how wide she is. This width give you extra space not just inside the boat but most importantly it gives you a lot of space on the dive deck and the dive platform.

Inside the Ghazala Explorer is bright and airy with a modern decor. The saloon and dining area are very spacious and a natural place to hang out between dives. If sitting inside is not your style then there is a bar area with music on the upper deck, and if you head further up to the top deck you find enough seating and tables for outdoor lunches and dinners. At the back end of the top deck there are sun loungers and beanbags.

Three tasty and well-planned meals served through the day, served buffet style. Most food allergies are taken into consideration in meal planning and preparation. Please inform us about any potential allergies you may have. You can find plenty of outdoor seating with 4 separate areas on the upper deck and fly deck for relaxing. It's time to switch off, relax catch some rays or enjoy the view out to sea.

The saloon leads onto a large, well appointed dive deck where everyone can gear up in comfort, with a charging station, camera table and rinse tanks too. There are typically 3 dive guides on board with a ratio of 1:8 divers in a group. Air and recreational nitrox (free of charge for 2023). Please book any specialist tanks, gas fills or PADI courses in advance. Rebreather diving is not available

The temperature in summer can be high; it is recommended to bring hats, sunglasses and sunscreens (environment-friendly products are advised). Nights could be cold during winter; beanies and warm clothes are highly recommended

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Itinerary Details

Wrecks and Reefs is our number 1 Egypt diving liveaboard itinerary for a reason. Dive the best of the Northern Red Sea and discover the world class wrecks and breath taking reefs with year round departures.

Wrecks and Reefs Description

Wrecks and Reefs is our number 1 Egyptian liveaboard itinerary for a reason. Dive the best of the Northern Red Sea and discover the world class wrecks and breath taking reefs every day and night. The warm, clear waters are packed with rich coral gardens and dramatic walls, teaming with marine life. The famous wreck dives are easily accessible, and brimming with history and intrigue. This is a year round itinerary that visits some of the most iconic dive sites in Egypt and the varied depths across dive sites suit all abilities - from novice to tekkie, jump aboard for your next dive adventure.

Tiran and Ras Mohammed are two of the best known areas for diving in the Northern Red Sea. Famous for their stunning coral gardens and dramatic walls, we love spending our dives watching the clown fish, napoleons, groupers and snapper. Glass fish and anthias dart around, chased by the ever present lion fish. Hawksbills and green turtles are seen on most dives in both areas. Hunt out long nosed hawkfish hiding in the gorgonian sea fans. Large schools of snapper, bat fish and barracuda aggregate in the blue, especially in our summer months at Shark & Yolanda. Cruising past Ras Mohammed, you sail towards the first of the wrecks. The Northern Red Sea is a wreck diver's delight. The almighty Thistlegorm is the setting for unforgettable diving, day or night. The Kingston, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic and Ulysses only add to the excitement. These 19th and 20th century wrecks have become artificial reefs, but each is still packed with unique artefacts that tell their story. There are several resident pods of bottlenose dolphins on this itinerary's route. Gubal island is an excellent place to spot them. Keep your eyes and ears peeled underwater here! Don't skip the night dive at Gubal. The barge is home to resident giant morays, octopus, cardinal fish, nudis and so much more!

Wrecks and Reefs is the ideal itinerary whatever your experience level. However, there can be strong currents on some sites. Talk to your travel consultant if you would like to complete your PADI advanced course or a specialty on board. Visibility is typically crystal clear and water temperatures range from 20 and 28 degrees throughout the year. Travel times between dive sites are short leaving more time for relaxing. Sites can be accessed whatever the season, either by boat or RIB. We are happy to tailor the itinerary for full charter bookings. Talk to us about how we can adapt your route to meet your group's needs.

There is no doubt... few other dive destinations can offer the same quality and quantity of top dive sites in a single trip. Wrecks and Reefs keeps us all coming back for more and this is a week's diving you will never forget.

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Wrecks and Reefs contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Introductory offer, free cabin upgrade to repeat customers - Ghazala Explorer is one of the newest liveaboard yachts in the Red Sea and we are excited to work with this modern boat and her hardworking crew. This itinerary is reef and wreck diving at its undeniable best and with such a variety of iconic dive sites in one week of divine diving, you are sure of an adventure underwater that will be unlike any other Red Sea liveaboard. with up to 21 dives over the week. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis in a lower deck twin share cabin, 12lt tank, FREE NITROX, air fills and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with upto 3 expert guides. Flights are with Easyjet or TUI from Gatwick (Regional airports are also available on request) Prebook and prepay for your optional extras including cabin upgrades (upper cabins and suites are available), additional kit hire or Egyptian entry visa. A day use hotel on the last day with lunch can be prebooked for £75. Pay locally for alcohol, any on board souvenirs or TEK gases. Please let us know if you would like to pre-book any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

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