MY SAMIRA I APR - AUG 2020 I ROCKY - ZABARGAD - ST JOHNS I RED SEA

MY SAMIRA I APR - AUG 2020 I ROCKY - ZABARGAD - ST JOHNS I RED SEA
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Samira. This luxury vessel offers en-suite A/C cabins of different styles. International dining . Free WIFI and Nitrox. Dive from zodiacs. Beautifully equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Courses and diving equipment available. Non divers welcome.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 nights, 25 dives
  • Languages spoken - English. Arabic.
  • St Johns Reef, Rocky, Zabargad
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Hammerheads, whalesharks, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs
  • Up to 4 dives per day with experienced dive guides
  • Air conditioned salons and a sundeck with bar
  • Free nitrox and internet
  • Courses and rental equipment available

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiacs
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves. Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. Spacious Dive Deck.
  • 15L Tanks Available. Nitrox (Free). Rental Equipment ($).
  • Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books.
  • Wi-Fi (Free). Air-Conditioning. Lounge/TV Area. Power Socket Adapters. Movies.
  • Snorkelling 
  • Buffet.Vegetarian Food. Halal Food.
  • Bring Your Own Alcohol.
  • Beer and wine available to purchase on board
  • Payments Cash.
  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher. Life Jackets. Life Rafts.
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. First Aid Kits. Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon.
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OUR BOAT

The 37 meters MY Samira liveaboard, owned by Discovery Divers Red Sea, is offering scuba diving cruises on the Egyptian Red Sea. The beautiful wooden vessel was designed with liveaboard diving in mind and offers great luxury and comfort. The Samira can accommodate a maximum of 22 Divers on-board.

OUR CABINS

With 11 Double Occupancy cabins plus a lot of great communal areas, there’s plenty of space for everyone. There are 7 cabins, located on the Lower Deck, 6 cabins have 2 Twin beds and 1 is a Master suite cabin with double bed, separate shower and toilet, mini bar and TV. Each has air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. You will find 2 twin bed cabins and 2 Honeymoon cabins and on the Upper Deck. The honeymoon cabins have double beds, a mini bar, air-conditioning, their own entertainment system and a private bathroom with separate shower cubicle and the twin cabins have side by side beds, air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.

AMENITIES 

The huge dining room is adjacent to the indoor lounge area. Of course. the restaurant-like dining room offers a convivial atmosphere and is convenient with the buffet-bar at your disposal. The lounge has plenty of comfortable seating space and has a full entertainment system. On the Upper Deck, you’ll find an outdoor lounge area. There is cushioned bench-like seating, tables and bean bags to lounge on. There are also some comfortable cushioned day beds, perfect for sunbathing! In the shaded area you will find a bar with choices of beers, spirits and wines. The Top Deck is simply the perfect place to sunbathe and watch the Red Sea float by during the day and star gaze at night.

FOOD ON BOARD

The chef designed the meals to feed the action-packed dives and ensures that the food is plentiful and appealing to all tastes. Meals on Samira consist of international cuisine and local delicacies. Meals are served buffet style in the main living room with air conditioning. The main meals include a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Snacks such as chocolate bars, cookies, cakes and fruits are available throughout the day. Drinks that include tea, coffee, soft drinks, drinking water and juices are free. A selection of beers and wines can be purchased and special diets can be accommodated with prior notice.

DIVING WITH US

The dive platform of the boat is wide, well equipped with the necessary facilities, storage boxes, rinse tanks and fresh water shower. There is a separate tank for cameras and several charging points. The diving on this boat takes place mainly from the spacious dive platform located at the back of the boat. The boat has two zodiac-type boats to take divers to the different dive sites.

The boat visits the most spectacular diving areas in the Red Sea.

The Sharks' routes Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone islands where you can encounter many different species from whale sharks, hammerheads, oceanic whitetip, tigers, grey, silver tip, silkies and fox sharks.

The Deep South - St Johns, Sataya, Rocky and Zabargad all have endless reef walls full of life, dolphins and dugongs.

On the Northern routes you will dive the famous wrecks of SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, the wreck cemetery of Abu Nuhas, Ras Mohamed national park and Tiran Straits the land of whale sharks and giant mantas.

Any route you choose, with Amelia you can be sure that you will be accompanied by professional and experienced guides who will make sure your trip in the Red Sea is memorable.

Safety is always important. The crew is trained to manage emergency situations and now first aid. There are life vests and emergency rafts on board, also firefighting equipment in each cabin.

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season is from March to the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25º-28º. Winter water temperatures (Middle of December to February) are still 23º. There are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you.

TWIN CABINS - UPPER DECK

Upper deck twin cabins with window view, A/C and en-suite bathrooms 

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2 Single.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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MASTER SUITE - LOWER DECK

Master suite cabin on the lower Deck with mini bar, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large bed * This photo is from upper deck master suite

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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HONEYMOON SUITE - UPPER DECK

Honeymoon suites on the Top Deck cabins with mini bar, TV, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large bed

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 1 Double.
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: No.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

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TWIN BED CABIN - LOWER DECK

Lower deck twin cabins with A/C and en-suite bathrooms

  • Size: 10 m².
  • Beds: 2. Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2.
  • Shareable: Yes.
  • Private bathroom: Yes.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes.

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Port Ghalib and ends in Port Ghalib.
  • The closest airport is Hurghada Intl (HRG) or Marsa Alam (RMF).
  • Transfer from your hotel or airport (both HRG or RMF) on departure day is included and you will be picked up by someone with a Discovery Divers sign

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is in the afternoon.
  • The boat departs Port Ghalib early in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, EUR, USD, GBP, Local currency
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION 

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in port in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is in the morning on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • The boat representative will wait at the airport outside the arrival hall (unless have been booked the "Visa Meet and Assist).
  • If pick up is at the local hotel, the representative will wait at the reception.
  • He/She will show a Discovery Divers sign.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Aprox. 23-25 Dives
  • Level required: Open Water
  • 30 Dives recommended
  • Sailing to the southern most reefs, these cruises depart from Marsa Ghalib to the vast reef system of Rocky, Zabargad, St. Johns
  • For jaded divers who have seen it all, the further south you go in the Red Sea, the higher the quality of the diving
  • Hammerhead sharks, Mantas, Oceanic White Tip, Grey Reef and Silvertip Sharks 
  • Still a remote area not visited frequently by divers so you can enjoy all this with a greater degree of solitude
  • Between 3 or 4 dives per day
  • Depending on prevailing weather conditions your guides will pick sites suitable for night dives outside the Marine Park
  • Dive with dive guide or with your buddy
  • 2 dive guides on board

PROGRAM

DAY 1 

  • Arrival and assistance at the airport.
  • Collecting your luggage.
  • At the indicated time, transfer to the port in Port Ghaleb.
  • Boarding the boat SAMIRA DISCOVERY, 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.

DAYS 2 - 6:

  • Enjoy your Diving trip with full board and daily diving plan.
  • You will dive the most important dive sites of this route.

DAY 7

  • 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 

  • Breakfast
  • Disembark
  • Transfer to the hotel or airports

Deep South Route - St Johns, Rocky, Zabargad or St Johns, Abu Fendira

  • The farthest Red Sea Deep South route is the one with the greatest variety of environments and greatest diversity in the Red Sea. With long navigation distances between the points, it is a route that can be easily adapted to different levels of diving and where we can see unique and exclusive places that only liveaboard ships can get access to.
  • South stands out for the reef life, coral formations and a homing point for sharks, we can snorkel with wild dolphins. We will visit the island of Zabargad with its mysterious Russian wreck, its spectacular coral garden and the impressive soft coral walls of Rocky Island where there are great possibilities to find pelagics. In addition, we will visit the submerged Habilis, with its exuberant life and where so many pelagic come to feed, the pinnacle forest of Umm Arouk, the incredible caves of Umm Hararim and the incredible reefs of Claudius, Malahi and Shaab Maksour.
  • We will visit the labyrinth of caves of "Shaa Claudia" in Fury Shoal and we will be dazzled by the play of lights that form underwater, a paradise for the underwater photographer and if the conditions allow it we will explore the reef of Habili Ali in search of the Longimanus. Back to port we will dive in the Marsa Alam area and we will go in search of the Dugongs that inhabit the sand meadows.

Diving spots

  • Rocky Island, Drop Sogheira, Habili Ali, Umm Hararim, St. Johns, Fury Shoals, Zabargad

The highlight on the dives

  • Wrecks, sharks (oceanic white tip, grey reef shark, white tip reef shark, whale sharks), dolphins, turtles, mantas.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Wifi
  • Nitrox
  • Transfer from/to Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports
  • Transfer from/to local hotels.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Harbour fees: EUR 25 (per trip)
  • Fuel surcharges: EUR 50 (per trip)
  • National park fees: EUR 80 (per trip)
  • Environmental tax: EUR 35 (per trip)
  • Rental equipment full set (140 EUR per trip)
  • Dive computer: 35 EUR per trip
  • Flashlight: 35 EUR per trip
  • SMB: 6 EUR per trip
  • 15 liter tanks: EUR 35 per week
  • Nitrox in 15L tanks: 30 EUR per trip
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Courses 
  • Alcohol

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 and 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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