Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 47748

Holiday Reference: TRP 47748

Holiday information : TRP 47748

  • 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

The St Johns itinerary dives best Southern Red Sea reefs in Egypt. Stunning coral, swathes of fish and brilliant swim throughs on reef and wall dives for all experience levels, plus regular night dives.

St Johns Description

St Johns is a large reef system right at the end of the Egyptian Red Sea and all time favourite with scuba divers of all abilities. This itinerary packs in the stunning reef systems of St Johns in the Deep South, Fury Shoal and Wadi Gamal. The reef life is breathtaking and everywhere you look there is yet another fishy spot for the log book. The pristine and healthy corrals are simply divine. A liveaboard holiday truly is the best way to see the Southern Red Sea in its all its glory, far from the crowds.

After the check dive, Shaab Sharm is the ideal southerly stopping point on the way down to St Johns. A large oval reef with walls and colourful plateau, Shaab Sharm is an excellent dive day or night. After sailing overnight, you will wake up in the heart of St Johns. The entire region is filled with every kind of marine life, from the smallest nudibranch's to the largest. Bumphead parrot fish, baby white tips, barracuda and napoleons comb the deep south, whereas snapper, hawk fish, batfish and morays roam the more northern stop offs. Flat worms, nudibranch's and cleaning stations give ample reason to smile especially for the macro fiends amongst us. In between dives, keep an eye on the horizon as dolphin pods move between the reef systems on the hunt for a tasty snack... or some bow waves to ride. Diving the habillis is the order of the day. These submerged reefs are simply sumptuous wall dives where gentle currents, great gorgonians and soft corals abound. Lazy afternoons at Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya, Abu Basala or Dangerous reef make time for dives around pristine pinnacles and plateaus. St Johns cave to the north makes for a memorable dive. Here shallow cracks in the reef plate open into caverns and overhangs. Fury Shoal is famous for her hard corals - do not miss Shaab Claudia, Malahi or Abu Galawa Soraya. These ancient structures are as bright as they impressive. Shiriniat in Wadi Gamal is a must see stop off on the way back north for a lighthearted drift Final dives in the Marsa Alam region closes a spectacular week of unparalleled reef diving.

The St Johns itinerary is perfect for every diver, no matter what experience level. The diving is straight forward so you can concentrate more on the mind blowing marine life in this veritable underwater aquarium. Diving takes place both from the boat and RIB. With walls, pinnacles, caves, night diving over the whole week, the St Johns itinerary is packed with the dives that everyone can enjoy. Currents tend to mild and minimal. If you are an Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip.

See for yourself just why the Southern Red Sea keeps people coming back for more year after year.

Depending on weather, government approval and marine life sightings in recent weeks, Emperor boats may sail to the Southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad or they will stay in the vast reef system of St Johns.

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