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Mixed SUD (Daedalus – Rocky / Zabargad)

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, a welcome briefing (organization of the week, safety instructions on board...) will be presented to you by the guide. Your diving documents and insurance will be checked before leaving the marina. The captain will sail to the first dive site 30 minutes from departure. The briefing of the check-dive dive will be presented to you by the guide. The second dive will be done during the afternoon. In the early evening, after dinner, the boat will start its journey towards Daedalus. About 7 hours of navigation will be required. Depending on the weather this program can be modified.

Day 3 :
Daedalus

At sunrise, you will start your day of diving on the Daedalus falls. Your guide will suggest three dives. This reef offers you ten different dives. You will make 2 dives north of the reef for perhaps the chance to observe hammerhead sharks. In the afternoon, you will dive west of the reef where the coral diversity is impressive. This slope also offers perfect light in the afternoon. Between dives, you will have the opportunity to visit the Daedalus lighthouse. In the early evening, after dinner, the boat will continue its journey all night south to arrive in the early morning under the Tropic of Cancer at Rocky Island and Zabargad.

You will make three dives around the Rocky and Zabargad islands. The navigation times between the sites vary from 30 to 45 minutes between the islands. The dive sites are carefully chosen by your guide depending on the weather and the number of boats on the sites.

In the early morning, the captain and his crew will take you to the Saint John's sites. Three dives will be offered to you. Navigation times between sites vary between 30 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes in the Saint John's area. The dive sites are carefully chosen by your guide depending on the weather and the number of boats on the sites.

That day, we will start the ascent to the north. On the way, we will stop at Sataya (Dolphin house) located in the Fury Shoals area, where you may have the opportunity to swim with the dolphins. We will then continue our ascent to the Sheleneyat site in the Wadi Gemal area, where the third dive of the day will take place at dusk or at night.

In the early morning, you will arrive in the Marsa Alam area, on the mythical Elphinstone Reef. You will make 2 dives there, before sailing another two hours to arrive in the early afternoon at the Port Ghalib marina. You can use the platform to rinse your equipment. Your guide will also suggest various extra diving activities to keep you busy on 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 exhilarating 8-day dive expedition with Dune Egypt Liveaboard aboard the luxurious vessel, Alia. This carefully crafted itinerary promises a perfect blend of comfortable liveaboard accommodations and unparalleled underwater exploration in the mesmerizing dive sites of South Daedalus, Rocky Island, and Zabargad.

Mixed SUD (Daedalus – Rocky / Zabargad)

8 Days
40% Off
From USD 1724 USD 1034
/ 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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