MY ORION I 2020 I 7 NIGHTS I BROTHER DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA

MY ORION I 2020 I 7 NIGHTS I BROTHER DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA
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MY ORION. This boat  provides outstanding service and fine cuisine. Mouth watering a la carte and buffet food. Diver designed, it has climate control, en-suite cabins. Spacious and well equipped Dive Deck. Nitrox available



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 16 - 17 Dives
  • Languages on board - English and Arabic
  • Brothers - Aida and Numidia wrecks, Daedalus, Elphinstone
  • Sataya, Dolphin House
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Whale sharks Hammerheads, oceanic white-tips, thresher, tiger, reef sharks, mantas, dolphins
  • Night dives
  • Snorkellers welcome
  • Free wifi (when in range)
  • Free marine park fees

SERVICES ON BOARD 

  • Dives from zodiacs
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) and Din valves, Din/Int adaptors, 15L tanks available
  • Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($)
  • Battery Charging Station, Warm-Water Showers,  Spacious Dive Deck
  • Buffet A La Carte, Vegetarian Food,  Halal Food * please let us know if you need any special food
  • Corking Fee For Bringing Your Own Alcohol,
  • Beers and Wines available on the boat
  • Nitrox and rental equipment must be previously reserved
  • Payment on board - Cash Euro, USD
  • Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets, Life Rafts Emergency, Oxygen Kit Emergency, Positioning Radio Beacon

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Departure: 25/04/2020
Arrival: 02/05/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
Departure: 23/05/2020
Arrival: 30/05/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Hurghada - Port Ghalib
Departure: 19/09/2020
Arrival: 26/09/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
Departure: 26/09/2020
Arrival: 03/10/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
Departure: 17/10/2020
Arrival: 24/10/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
Departure: 21/11/2020
Arrival: 28/11/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Port Ghalib - Hurghada
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
25/04/2020 02/05/2020 7 nights 16 Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
23/05/2020 30/05/2020 7 nights 16 Hurghada - Port Ghalib
19/09/2020 26/09/2020 7 nights 16 Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
26/09/2020 03/10/2020 7 nights 16 Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
17/10/2020 24/10/2020 7 nights 16 Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib
21/11/2020 28/11/2020 7 nights 16 Port Ghalib - Hurghada

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OUR BOAT

M/Y Orion is a 38 metres luxury new boat in the Red Sea, the vessel has 13 deluxe cabins which are The spacious panoramic saloon on the Sun Deck level is well-equipped with a bar, TV/VCR, DVD, stereo system and CD player.

A very spacious restaurant that has 5 large dining tables and plenty of space for the 3 meals and our cocktail party. The sun deck and fly bridge have plenty of room for 'sun lovers' while also providing shaded areas in the fresh air. Enjoy a freshly made cocktail while watching the spectacular sunsets in the Red Sea .

Orion  has an impressive inventory of navigation and safety equipment to meet all requirements. Twin RIB's and a spacious dive deck ensure that the boat provides a comfortable platform for divers. 

Our very experienced dive team offer a wide range of onboard services which include camera hire and video hire. On board courses include Nitrox training and an extensive selection of dive courses from PADI and TDI.

OUR CABINS

Our cabins sleep a maximum of 2 people, with individually controlled air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with shower and mini bar.

FOOD ON BOARD

Three meals a day will be served in the air-conditioned dining area with spectacular ocean views. The chef prepares fresh food - a la carte as well as expansive buffets.  Snacks are available during the day to ensure that no diver goes hungry on this dive safari holiday. The outstanding food aboard this yacht will be sure to keep even the heartiest appetites fully satisfied!

AMENITIES

Divers will enjoy their time above water as well as below on the liveaboard M/Y Orion. This diver designed yacht allows guests privacy and relaxation between dives. M/Y Orion liveaboard yacht features a spacious air-conditioned salon with an audio and visual entertainment system. Guests have the options to rest, relax and take in the incredible ocean views from 2 sundecks. One is shaded and perfect for napping and reading and both are ideal for relaxing between dives with your favourite beverage. The bar aboard JP Marine offers beers, wines, and cocktails. The experienced and friendly crew will ensure all your needs are met on this ultimate dive safari vacation.

DIVING IN THE AREA

The Red Sea is a unique marine paradise that offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world. With miles of beautiful coral reef, numerous wrecks and a vast array of marine life, from brightly coloured Nudibranch and Tropical fish to large pelagic such as Oceanic White-tips and Hammerheads, there really is something for everyone! Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver, your Red Sea scuba diving holiday experience will be one that you never forget!

CABIN DELUXE - LOW DECK

The 9 luxury cabins on the lower deck. They are specially furnished for the maximum comfort of our divers. Our cabins can accommodate up to 2 people, with adjustable air conditioning, private bathrooms with shower and minibar. 

  • Size: 7 m² . 
  • Beds: 2 twins. 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2. 
  • Shareable: yes. 
  • Private bathroom: yes.
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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CABIN DELUXE - UPPER DECK

The 2 luxury cabins on the upper deck are specially furnished for the maximum comfort of our divers. Our cabins can accommodate up to 2 people, with adjustable air conditioning, private bathrooms with shower and minibar 

  • Size: 7 m².
  • Bed: 2 twins. 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2. 
  • Shareable: yes. 
  • Private bathroom: yes. 
  • Air conditioning: Yes

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CABIN DELUXE- MAIN DECK

The 2 luxury cabins on the main deck are specially furnished for the maximum comfort of our divers. Our cabins can accommodate up to 2 people, with adjustable air conditioning, private bathrooms with shower and minibar. 

  • Size: 7 m². 
  • Beds: 2 twins.
  • Maximum occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: yes.
  • Private bathroom: yes. 
  • Air conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION 

  • For this route the boat leaves from Port Ghalib or Hurghada and ends at Port Ghalib or Hurghada
  • Attention! The departure/arrival at the marina can change due to the internal logistics of the boat, the bad weather conditions of the previous week or the bad weather forecast.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE 

  • The nearest airport is Hurghada (HRG) or Port Ghalib (RMF)
  • Only two transfers are included, one on boarding day and the other on disembarkation day
  • Transfers other days that are not specified here are extras, they cost money and it is not guaranteed that the boat can do them since it is not in the program.
  • At the airport or at the hotel, a person carrying a ORION sign will pick you up (transfers are shared group, there may be a waiting time at the airport, depending on the flights of other passengers, transfer might need to go pick up others clients from hotels)
  • The embarkation is the first day indicated on the date the cruise begins
  • The boat leaves port in the morning around 8 am to go to the first diving point where a shallow dive to test the diving equipment, surface buoy, adjust each divers' group will take place

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • The boat arrives at port in the afternoon, this day only 2 dives are done in the morning.
  • It is your responsibility to make sure that you are respected 24 hours before flight time after your last dive
  • Once the boat arrives at port, you can get off and visit the area if you want to, dinner will be served on the boat, and the night of this day you will sleep on the boat.
  • Transfers to the airport will be according to the time of your flights, the maximum time to disembark is morning at 10:00 am.
  • In case of need the boat could give advance notice and of necessity to provide the last night in a 4 * HB hotel, if it was the case, the hotel is paid by the boat and any extra transfer is offered free of charge.

TRANSFERS

HURGHADA AIRPORT

  • GROUP transfer from Hurghada to Marsa Ghalib are for afternoon arrivals at Hurghada airport the first bus leaves around 14:00 and the last bus 18:00. 
  • You may need to wait at the airport as we combine close arrivals in the same bus. 
  • EARLIER DEPARTURES from Hurghada can be served only by car 60 Euro per car one way.  
  • If pick up from HOTEL. We collect only from Hurghada city, not from El Gouna, Makadi, Sahl Hasheesh or Safaga and only from standard hotels, not from residential areas. 
  • RETURN GROUP transfer from Marsa Ghalib to Hurghada Airport departs around 08:00-10:00, reaches Hurghada approximately 12:00 to 14:00.                                       

MARSA ALAM AIRPORT           

  • We collect all arrivals to Marsa Alam airport (check in time on the boat is only at 17:00), earlier arrivals wait in the Marina. 
  • After your trip we arrange only one group transfer from Marina to Marsa Alam airport at 10:00 -11:00 (but we can drop at the hotel inside Marina Marsa Ghalib, Coraya Bay or the airport).

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • On the Deep South area is located the Navy base of the naval forces of the Army of Egypt.  
  • The dive operator routine is to request permission on Monday and receive a response on Thursday, 2 days before the trip. In the case of a ban on navigation in the areas of Zabargad and Rocky, as well as the areas of St Johns and Abu Fendira, the route will be changed to a similar accessible one. Trip compensation and cancellation are not possible.
  • Port departure/arrival can be changed due to internal boat logistic, bad weather conditions on previous week or bad weather forecast. In case of changes all transfers are provided to the new marina, cannot be issue of refund or compensations.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • We require you have a minimum of Advanced Open Water certification for this route.
  • To dive with a dive buddy, you must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following your guide. On some dives the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.
  • Many of the dives in the Red Sea are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected anytime and anywhere. Inexperienced divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience
  • Number of planned dives depending on the weather conditions and the route are around 18 - 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1  Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Port Ghalib or Hurghada. Boarding the boat, welcome drink and presentation briefing of the boat and crew (depending on the schedule of flights will be the first day or the next day early morning). Distribution of cabins. Overnight on board. You can take some time this day to prepare your diving equipment. The Cruise Director will tell you if you have to make any payment, 
  • DAYS 2nd to 6th 16 - 17  are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "BDE": Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan. You will dive the most important dive sites of this route. 
  • DAY 7TH  2 dives in the morning. Friday afternoon / night, arrival at port. Dinner and accommodation on board. Free time to enjoy the local atmosphere, shopping and / or optional excursions in the area.
  • DAY 8  PORT GHALEB: Disembark in Port Ghalib or Hurghada.  Transfer to the hotel or airports

BDE  Brothers Daedalus Elphinstone route

  • The golden triangle includes the famous Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef. It is a route with a long navigation distance, since all the dive sites are far from the coast.
  • The Brothers Islands is the highlight of this route. These two islands are located in the middle of the Red Sea and are a refuge of thousands of species and the encounter with large pelagic is usually common. Their walls full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life, are the great referents of these islands, not forgetting the sightings of oceanic whitetip, threshers and grays sharks among others. We will also dive in the Numidia wrecks that with its almost vertical position and the visibility of the Red Sea, makes this wreck a unique visual spectacle. In this area is also the wreck Aida.
  • Our second dive destination will be Daedalus Reef, famous for sightings of hammerhead sharks and large coral formations. Large banks of hammerhead sharks live in the area of the reef and come frequently to feed.
  • Finally, we will visit the Elphinstone reef, which stands a few meters above the surface and whose life surprises and amazes even the most experienced divers. All kinds of pelagics visit the cleaning stations on this reef where their walls are lost in the depth of this Sea.

What this route offers

  • Oceanic whitetip shark "Longimanus" A very curious shark that approaches divers and that is usually a few meters deep. Giant manta rays come to the island for the cleaning stations.
  • Thresher sharks, with its characteristic long fins in the form of a whip patrol the islands.
  • Banks of hammerhead sharks, sometimes reaching up to 20 specimens.
  • Gray and silky sharks are seen often in the reefs
  • Whale sharks and tigers sharks are another spectacle you can find.
  • H.H. Numidia - British ship of 107m of length sunk in 1901

INCLUDED

  • Transfers from local hotel or airport to the ship and vice versa
  • 7 nights on board
  • Full board, which includes water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, refreshments
  • Scheduled dives on the route
  • 12 liter tanks and weights
  • Diving guides
  • Wifi
  • Surcharges for fuel prices
  • National park fees

NOT INCLUDED

  • Port fees: 25 euros 
  • Environmental tax 70 EUR per person per trip
  • Tanks of 15 liters (35 euros per week)
  • Nitrox (70 EUR per week)
  • Full rental equipment including computer 192 EUR per week
  • Full rental equipment without computer 150 EUR per week
  • Rental of equipment items separately available (Nitrox and all rental equipment must be pre ordered)
  • Nitrox or advanced diving courses * Depending on the route
  • Local beer and wine, alcohol
  • Crew crew and diving guides (recommended)
  • Note: all prices indicated are per person. All payments are before the departure of the ship. Payments are in cash

NEW NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE PRICES AND REGULATIONS

  • From Wednesday 27th November 2019, as per a recent decree issued by the Ministry of Environment, new National Park entrance fees will be applicable to all diving and snorkeling activities in dive / snorkeling sites located in the following areas:
  • Ras Mohammed National Park – € 7.00 per person, per day
  • Straits of Tiran – € 7.00 per person, per day
  • Blue Hole & Canyon in Dahab – € 13.00 per person, per day
  • The additional charges will be added to the guest’s bill and are payable on check-out. They apply to both liveaboards and daily diving. 
  • The new fees are for the development and funding of the National Park Authority and to support its recently enhanced efforts aimed at protecting, maintaining, and monitoring the health of the Red Sea, both on land and underwater.

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 30 % non refundable
  • Between 120 days y 90 days before trip = 70 % refundable
  • Less than 90 days before trip = no refund

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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