Holiday Reference: TRP 40040

Holiday information

  • licensed to cruise the entire Egyptian Red Sea.
  • Impressive 41m
  • updated for improved speed and comfort
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Flights from the UK
  • Accommodation on full board basis
  • 12ltr tanks and weights
  • Transfers
  • Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Liveaboard Details

Grand Sea Serpent is the Southern Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard to be on, dedicated to the very best diving in Egypt's sumptuous marine parks and St Johns! Few liveaboards have the service or experience to rival that of Grand Sea Serpent. At 41 metr ...

Grand Sea Serpent is the Southern Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard to be on, dedicated to the very best diving in Egypt's sumptuous marine parks and St Johns! Few liveaboards have the service or experience to rival that of Grand Sea Serpent. At 41 metres from stern to bow she is huge by any standards and luxurious. Enjoy the envious looks from others as you pull up to the reef on board this beautiful boat with her sleek, classic lines and spacious dive deck. Hundreds of divers have chosen Grand Sea Serpent to make their diving holiday all the more magical - come and discover why!

There are 14 cabins in total sleeping 28 divers in complete comfort. There are 4 twin cabins on the bridge level. There is no extra charge for this so just remember to check if they are available at the time of booking. There are then a further 6 twin cabins located downstairs. And if you like a double bed, please remember to request cabin 7 or 8 with your travel consultant. No matter which cabin you have, all are top class accommodation with en suite (enjoy the multi jet shower after a dive!), plenty of storage and a small fridge. The decor throughout is tasteful and light to add to the airy atmosphere.

Grand Sea Serpent is fully equipped to cater to every divers needs - be that as a recreational diver, photographer or technical diver. A Haskel pump on board enables gas mixes to be custom blended. Free nitrox is on offer to all nitrox divers. There is space aplenty on the back dive deck which sits at a comfortable height for diving from the boat or one of the two zodiac tenders. She has powerful engines to make light work of the journey between dive sites. And while you speed off to your next dive, relax in the comfort of the saloon or catch some rays on the sun deck. Try Grand Sea Serpent for your next holiday and see just how exhilarating diving the southern Red Sea can be.

Ask about our new add on Tek packages, for those of you who need a buddy to dive with. We can offer guided Rebreather or Twinset dives to a max 50m

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Itinerary Details

Simply the Best is exactly that, simply the best of the Southern Red Sea! 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.

Simply The Best Description

Simply the Best is exactly that - simply the best scuba diving of the Egyptian Southern Red Sea. The itinerary focuses on the reef systems of the Brothers and Daedalus, which together make up the Northern 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 local to Marsa Alam, the Brothers is always 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 (spring). 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). Manta pass over the northern plateau, together with grey reef sharks. 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.

Want to know more about Simply The Best?

Simply The Best 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

Jump aboard he biggest and most spacious of our southern liveaboards. Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). Dive the marine park regions of the Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone - night diving is prohibited in these areas so expect around 18 dives in total. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights and FREE NITROX are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Easyjet from Gatwick and transfers are also included. At the end of the week you will have the option of day use of a hotel while you wait for your flight home. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, 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


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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