Saint John's Reefs Alia - DUNE Liveaboard



Saint John’s Reefs 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.

Day 2 :
Gota Sharm

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. After lunch you will sail for about two hours heading south to reach the dive site called “Gota Sharm” where you will do your second dive. After dinner, the boat will sail all night long, crossing the Tropic of Cancer on its way, to reach the Saint John's reef area at the break of dawn.

Saint John's Reef : 3 dives will be organised. The sailing time between the dive sites varies from 15 to 30 min. The dive sites are carefully selected by your guide according to the weather forecast and the number of boats already moored on the site. For a quiet and peaceful night, you will spend the night moored behind a big reef.

At sunrise, the captain and his crew will take you to another fantastic dive site of Saint John's reef for another great day of diving.

One last dive on Saint John's before sailing up north. Halfway between the Saint John's area and the Fury Shoals, we will stop for a mythical dive: the caves of Um Kararim. Then we will reach Sataya (Dolphin House) in the Fury Shoals area. According to your time of arrival and the light, you will have the opportunity to go snorkelling with dolphins. The third dive of the day will either take place at dusk or at night. The boat will be moored on Sataya reef for the night.

If the snorkeling session with the dolphins have not been organized the day before, we will organize it this morning. Then we will go diving on two beautiful reefs of the Fury Shoals area. After lunch the boat will head north for a 5 hour sail to reach the site called “Sheleneyat”. The third dive of the day will either take place at dusk or at night according to your time of arrival. After dinner the captain and his crew will organise a surprise Egyptian event.

Day 7 :
Marsa Alam

The boat will sail for 45 min before you reach your first dive site of the day. After breakfast, you will sail north for two hours to reach the Marsa Alam area where you will do your last dive. After the 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 30 min to the marina. 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 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 7 nights 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 Saint John's Reefs area of the Red Sea.

Saint John’s Reefs Alia

8 Days
20% Off
From USD 1595 USD 1276
/ Adult

Price Inclusion

Included in the price

  • Airport-boat transfers (outward) and boat-airport (return)
  • 8 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
  • Environmental 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, computer...
  • Diving courses
  • Supervision 9 euros 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