Grand Sea Explorer – Red Sea

  • Destination: Exotics, Red Sea

  Accommodation|   Diving |   Meal Plan

Package Includes

  • Same day transfers in Hurghada or Marsa Alam
  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, between-dive snacks
  • Local beer and wine; non-alcoholic beverages
  • Up to 4 dives daily (May through September and weather permitting) and up to 3 dives daily (October through April due to shorter days)
  • Use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; nitro

 

      Flight

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The MV Grand Sea Explorer is specifically designed for divers looking for luxury and a well-built vessel for cruising between dive sites. The huge waterline-level dive deck can accommodate all 22 divers with individual seating stations, and 3 professional guides will be in the water on each dive. It is customized for effortless diving. Rest assured, the MV Grand Sea Explorer is fully licensed to cruise the entire Egyptian Red Sea and offers multiple itineraries to do so. Added bonus: Certified divers will also receive free Nitrox for their trip!

The Grand Sea Explorer will depart primarily from Hurghada, Egypt in 2020. This unique itinerary offers 7 nights/6 days of diving in 3 famous Red Sea regions. You will explore the revered Brothers Islands, Daedelus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. All part of the Red Sea’s protected Marine Parks, these islands are an oasis of sea life.

Brother’s Islands: The two Brother’s Islands are a remote and low-lying volcanic group. Tops of mighty underwater mountains, these pinnacles offer extraordinary wall diving along their entire perimeters attracting large pelagics. Oceanic whitetips, hammerheads, and schools of tuna can be seen cruising by. A forest of soft corals sprawls over the dive sites, creating a breathtaking underwater scene.

Daedelus Reef: 180km South of Brother’s Islands, lies the even more remote Daedelus Reef. Protected in 1986, it is an isolated lighthouse surrounded by an oval reef. Drop below the surface and you will find some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral walls and the possibility of spotting schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks are spotted here too.

Elphinstone Reef: Legendary is the word used to describe Elphinstone Reef. The last standalone reef, this is the final stop of the Red Sea itinerary. Its North and South plateaus and walls are covered in vibrant soft corals, and hammerheads and grey reef sharks are regularly seen on dives. Susceptible to currents, Elphinstone is your best chance to see Oceanic Whitetips and many other blue water pelagics.

To maximize the time guests will be able to explore these mesmerizing regions, up to 4 dives will be offered daily (depending on season), and all diving is done from the ease of 3 dive tenders. From May through September, up to 4 dives a day are offered. From October through April, 3 dives a day are offered due to shorter days and less daylight

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Route supplement and fuel surcharge (if applicable) payable on board. Cairo and Nile River extensions before/after cruise are available at additional cost. Please contact us for details. Guaranteed Single Occupancy is billed an additional 10% of the retail stateroom price (maximum numbers vary by departure). Airfare to Red Sea and land options before/after cruise additional. Rates are per person double occupancy, and subject to availability. Departure Taxes are extra and subject to change. Dive packages or meal plans, if applicable, do NOT include any gratuities – at your discretion.

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