MY INDEPENDENCE II I 12 - 19 NOV 2020 I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA

MY INDEPENDENCE II I 12 - 19 NOV 2020 I BROTHERS DAEDALUS ELPHINSTONE I RED SEA
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MY INDEPENDENCE II This vessel has an experienced team and 2 cabin options. Excellent cuisine. Bar. Free WIFI and Nitrox. The dive deck is spacious and features everything a diver might need. Dives from dhoni when needed but otherwise from the platform.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7 Nights, 15 - 16 Dives
  • Languages on board - English, German and Arabic
  • Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
  • World-class wreck diving on Aida, Numidia
  • Incredible visibility, brilliant vertical walls with schools of fish and large pelagics
  • Whale sharks Hammerheads, oceanic white-tips, reef sharks, mantas, dolphins
  • Rebreather y non divers bienvenidos. ENOS on board. 
  • Free wifi (when in range)
  • Free Nitrox 
  • Welcome cocktail & last night Gala Dinner
  • German Management

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiacs, dive deck and nights dives.
  • Battery Charging Station, Warm-Water Showers, Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) and Din valves, Din/Int adaptors, 15L tanks available
  • Rental equipment, courses and Nitrox (Nitrox and rental equipment must be previously reserved).  Dive courses upon request.
  • Huge saloon, sundeck, dive deck
  • Buffet A La Carte, Vegetarian Food. Halal Food * please let us know if you need any special food
  • Welcome cocktail. Gala Dinner on last night. Snacks during the day.
  • Beers and Wines available on the boat,  Corking Fee For Bringing Your Own Alcohol
  • Payment on board - Cash Visa, Mastercard. - All extras must be paid first day 
  • Fire Alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Life Jackets, Life Rafts Emergency, Oxygen Kit Emergency, Positioning Radio Beacon. 

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OUR BOAT

The MY Independence II is the flagship of the Blue Water fleet. The ship is particularly impressive with its elegant lines and its enormous size with only 20 guests. The layout of the decks and superstructures make the ship look like an elegant yacht, yet it has a wealth of space thanks to its length of almost 40 meters.

All decks are covered with noble teak. On the first deck and sun deck there are seating areas as well as tables in the covered area. In the bow area and aft as well as on the second deck there is plenty of space for sunbathing.

FOOD ON BOARD

The ships owners believe that an army marches on its stomach, therefore even when sailing there's no reason to compromise on the quality of the food. They believe that a delicious snack or dinner prepared with love is the best way to ensure there is enough energy for the next dive! On the MY Independence II, you can choose from a buffet of delicious dishes.

OUR CABINS

The boat has 2 types of cabins: Twin bed cabin and Double bed cabin all cabins have en-suite shower, toilet, bath robe, air conditioning. Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided. 

Audio-video entertainment and a library are the guests' favorite leisure time activities and will ensure that you won't get bored.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DIVE HERE?

Diving in Egypt is available all year round. The best season, with better conditions begins in March and lasts until the middle of December. All of these months diving is amazing in this region with water temperatures from 25-28c. Winter water temperatures (January - February) are still 23c.

The highlights in winter – there are great discount offers on boats and a minimum number of boats in the area, the dive sites are exclusive to you. The great thing about diving in the Red Sea is - it’s always possible.

DOUBLE BED CABIN - LOWER DECK

Double bed cabin with shower, toilet, bath robe, air conditioning Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided Cabins 1 & 2

  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DOUBLE SUITE WITH EXTRA SINGLE BED - MAIN DECK

Cabin 10. Double bed Suite with shower, toilet, bath robe, air conditioning Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided. The room has an extra single bed

  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double + 1 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN BEDS CABIN - LOWER DECK

Twin beds cabin with shower, toilet, bathrobe, air conditioning Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided Cabins 3,4,5,6

  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DELUXE TWIN BED CABIN - MAIN DECK

Twin bed cabin with shower, toilet, bath robe, air conditioning Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided Cabin 7 and 8

  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  2 Single
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DELUXE DOUBLE SUITE - UPPER DECK

Double bed cabin with shower, toilet, bath robe, air conditioning Towels and Deck sunbathing Hamam towel provided

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

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • For this route the boat leaves from Port Ghalib and ends at Port Ghalib. 
  • The nearest airports are Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam (RMF).
  • 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 or Port Ghalib. The best-known and easiest airport to reach is the one in the city of Hurghada.
  • The transfer from either of the two airports to the boat and from the boat to the airport on the first and last day is included in the price.
  • If you arrive in Hurghada and the boat leaves from Port Ghalib, the transfer by land is included and takes around 3 hours.
  • If the boat leaves from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, the transfer from the airport Hurghada or Port Ghalib to the boat is 10 minutes
  • Transfers from hotels to the boat are included as well
  • 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 your liveaboard 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 boarding time is in the afternoon from 6 pm until the early morning of Friday maximum 6 am.
  • 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 on the penultimate day, 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 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,

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 and receive a response 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 20 logged dives for cruises that visit the Wreck of the Thistlegorm and 30 logged dives for cruises that visit the marine parks (Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus & Rocky).
  • 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 to 21 dives.
  • Currents in some areas of this route can be strong.
  • No night dives in Marine parks such BDE

PROGRAM

  • DAY 1: Arrival and assistance at the airport. Collecting your luggage. At the indicated time, transfer to the port. 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  15 - 16 are the nº of dives in this trip -DIVING CRUISE "B,D,E": 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. 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 Ghaleb. Transfer to the hotel or airports

RED SEA DIVE ROUTES

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 are full of coral, the great currents and the spectacular nature of life, are the great references of these islands, not forgetting the sightings of oceanic whitetip, threshers and grey sharks amongst others. We will also dive in the Numidia wreck 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 Aida wreck.
  • 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.

The highlight on the dives

  • 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 their characteristic long fins in the form of a whip, patrol the islands. Banks of hammerhead sharks, sometimes reaching up to 20 specimens. Grey 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

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • WiFi
  • ENOS rescue system for every diver

NOT INCLUDED

  • Port, permit fees and fuel surcharges: 160 EUR 
  • Round trip transfer between Hurgada Airport and Hurgada port 20 EUR
  • Round trip transfer between Marsa Alam airport and Hurgada port 70 EUR
  • Round trip transfer between Marsa Alam Airport and Port Ghaleb 40 EUR
  • Round trip transfer between Hurgada airport and Port Ghaleb 70 EUR
  • 15 liter tanks (30 EUR per week)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Rental equipment - full set (150 EUR per week)
  • Beer, Wine, Alcohol

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 % is non-refundable
  • Between 120 days and 90 days before the trip = 70 % is refundable
  • 90 days before the trip = no refund

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