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Daedalus, Elphinstone, Fury Shoals – Alia

8 Days

Trip itinerary

Our friendly staff will welcome you at the airport. Bus transfer from the airport to the marina. You will, then, be attributed a cabin and discover the boat.

After breakfast, your guide will tell you everything you need to know about your programme of the week, safety recommendations and, more generally, your life on the boat. Your diving certifications, logbook and insurance will be checked before leaving the marina. The boat will then sail to the first dive site, 30 minutes away from the marina. Your guide will give you a detailed briefing about your first dive. The second dive will be done in the afternoon. After dinner, the boat will head towards Daedalus for a seven hour long trip

Day 3 :
Daedalus

At the break of dawn, you will start you day of diving on the drop-offs of Daedalus. You will do three dives there (at least ten different dives can be organised on this huge reef). You will do two dives on the northern part of the reef to maybe have the opportunity to encounter the hammerhead sharks in the blue. In the afternoon, you will dive on the western side. The light will be perfect at that time of the day and you will be amazed by the coral diversity of this part of the reef. Between the dives you will have the opportunity to visit the lighthouse with the authorisation of the keepers

Day 4 :
Daedalus

Three more dives will be organised at Daedalus. After dinner, the boat will head south-west to reach the Fury Shoals area at the break of dawn.

The Fury Shoals area is home to many dive sites where you will find stunning coral gardens and drop-offs. Sataya (Dolphin House) is one of those reefs. It is the longest reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. (2 km) A pod of spinner dolphins lives there, and you will have the opportunity to live a childhood dream : go snorkelling with the dolphins between two dives. A behavioral briefing will be delivered to you to guarantee a respectful encounter with the animals.

You will start the day with two dives in the area before heading north for about six hours after lunch to reach a reef called Sheleneyat. Upon request and conditions a dusk or night dive can be organised.

After a 5 hour sailing during the night, you will reach the mythical Elphinstone reef, in the Marsa Alam area. You will do two dives at Elphinstone. After the last dive, you will have the possibility to rinse all your diving gear on the diving deck at the rear of the boat before sailing for 2 hours to Port Ghalib. The estimated time of arrival is 2:00 PM. Your guide will tell you all about the leisure activities you can book in the Marsa Alam area to spend an entertaining Friday afternoon.

Day 8 :
Departure

Departure from the boat will be after breakfast or according to your flight and transfer schedules to the airport or hotel.

Trip & Price Details

Embark on an extraordinary 8-day dive expedition with Dune Egypt Liveaboard aboard the luxurious vessel, Alia. This meticulously crafted itinerary promises a perfect blend of comfortable liveaboard accommodations and unparalleled underwater exploration in the renowned dive sites of Daedalus, Elphinstone, and Fury Shoals.

Daedalus, Elphinstone, Fury Shoals – Alia

8 Days
From USD 1756
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • Airport-boat transfers (outward) and boat-airport
  • (return)
  • 6 days full board (includes tea, instant coffee, water and
  • soft drinks)
  • 7 nights on board in a sharing double cabin (single use
  • with extra fee available)
  • Services fees.
  • For the 7th night, Dune reserves its right to
  • accommodate guests in a 3* hotel with half board in a
  • double or triple room to share. (drinks not include)
  • 15 dives minimum (additional one possible)
  • 12 L tanks (DIN or INT), and weights.
  • DUNE Red Sea reserves the right to limit this number of
  • dives depending on: external events, weather
  • conditions, diving level constraints, physical condition of
  • the diver... without any compensation being claimed.
  • Nitrox is free of charge and cannot be subject to any
  • complaint especially in case of possible failure of the
  • compressor.
  • Government taxes

Excluded in the price

  • International and domestic flights
  • Cancellation and assistance insurance
  • Dive insurrance
  • Drinks such as beer, wine, and espresso
  • Rental of diving equipment, diving torch, SMB,
  • computer...
  • Diving courses
  • Supervision by a diving instructor for OWD, CMAS 1*
  • and CMAS 2** beyond 20m
  • Visas and assistance
  • Extras nights or day use before and after the liveaboard
  • Transfers airport/hotel or hotel/airport in case of day
  • use before and after the liveaboard
  • Additional activities at the end of the cruise
  • Environmental taxes (50€) to be paid with the total
  • balance of the trip before departure

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