Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 46365

Holiday Reference: TRP 46365

Holiday information : TRP 46365

  • Our most popular Red Sea liveaboard from Hurghada
  • 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. Recreational nitrox is included in your package
  • 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 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
  • 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 part of the Ocean Tribe Liveaboard Fleet and is one of the newest liveaboard yachts in the Red Sea built in 2021. We are excited to work with this modern boat and her hardworking crew. Departing from Hurghada the Ghazala Explorer ...

Ghazala Explorer is part of the Ocean Tribe Liveaboard Fleet and is one of the newest liveaboard yachts in the Red Sea built in 2021. 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 he 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 things you will notice walking on board the Ghazala Explorer is how wide she is. This width gives you extra space not just inside the boat but most importantly, on the dive deck and dive platform too.

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. There are tea and coffee making facilities on the upper and top deck. On the upper deck you will find 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). Diving from the zodiacs? You will love the zodiac ladders! 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

Nearly Sold Out for 2023 - check out our 2024 dates available now

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Itinerary Details

Dive Brothers Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone on what is Simply the Best of the Southern Red Sea! Get ready for the best pelagic dives in Egypt and fast faced wall dives in the Egyptian marine parks.

Simply The Best Description

Simply the Best is exactly that - simply the best scuba diving in the Egyptian Southern Red Sea. The itinerary focuses on the reef systems of the Brothers and Daedalus, which make up the offshore Marine Park, and the steep wall dives of Elphinstone. The Egyptian Marine Parks are protected areas and places of magnificent beauty underwater. The lighthouses have warned passing ships throughout the years of the dangers that hide beneath the waves, but for divers this is a playground. Drift dives, daring drops offs, pelagic encounters and even wreck dives. Dive after dive, Simply the Best is a a fine addition to your log book and a must see itinerary for your next Red Sea liveaboard holiday

Simply the Best lives up to its formidable reputation. Diving here can be unpredictable and you never know what is passing in the blue. After a check dive, the Brothers is normally your first big wall stop off. Sailing overnight means you can wake up to be where the action is. Little Brother is the stage for adrenalin fuelled shark diving, whilst Big Brother sports the highlights of the Numidia and Aida wrecks. Another overnight journey and you are whisked to Daedalus Reef. Daedalus is a huge triangular chunk of a reef, whose vertical drop offs rival the Brothers. Giant hard coral structures sprawl the walls and schooling hammerheads are frequently found off the northern point. Currents pulse over a garden of splendid anemones, whose damsel residents dart between tentacles. Rounding off the week is Elphinstone reef, completing a trio of unparalleled wall dive destinations. Elphinstone has earned a reputation in recent years as the place to see oceanic white tips (Sept - Jan). Reef sharks pass over the northern plateau. Barracuda, snapper and tuna are staple spots on all sites.

Simply the Best is an advanced itinerary and best suited to divers that are comfortable on wall dives, with boat diving and drift diving. Diving can be fast paced and an SMB is essential. Photographers are advised to to bring a wide angle lens, but macro life is also rich and plentiful. The Marine Park islands are remote and the lighthouse crews at Brothers and Daedalus are always pleased to offer visitors a glass of hot tea. The reefs descend to great depths and the warm waters suit technical divers. Night diving is prohibited in the Northern Marine Parks. An adventurous itinerary, why not undertake the journey to these remote locations and see for yourself just how great the reward is when you get there.

Royal Evolution
Royal Evolution will dive the above areas but in a slightly different order. Trips typically start at Ras Disha and Middle Reef before sailing to the Brothers. 2 days will be spent at the Brothers before heading onto Daedalus. A full day is spent there and then you move onto Elphinstone for a day. Giftun and Abu Ramamd are the final dives if the boat is returning to Hurgada and not Port Ghalib.

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Your holiday details

1 male share 1 female share or the lower deck suite are available. 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. Dive the fabled Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone with up to 19 dives over the week. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). 12lt tank, Nitrox, air fills and weights are included in your package - please prebook a 15lt tanks before travel. All trips are fully guided with up to 3 expert guides. Flights are with Easyjet or TUI from Gatwick (Regional airports are also available on request) A day use hotel can be prebooked for the last day £75. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, any new Marine park fees (which maybe introduced in 2023) alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook 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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