Verdt å vite når du skal på en liveaboard i Egypt.

Hvor vil båten gå fra ?


Du blir hentet på din flyplass og transportert til båten med selskapets buss utstyrt med air-condition.


Northern Safaris og noen av turene til Brothers går fra Hurghada (15min transport) eller fra Sharm El Sheik (30 minuters transport)

Brothers, South og Deep South Safaris går fra Port Ghalib eller Marsa Alam omtrent 3 og 3.5 timer sør av Hurghada. Normalt gjør vi en stopp på veien slik at du får gått på toalett samt strekt litt på beina. Noen Deep South Safaris går fra Hamata, enda en time lengere sør av Marsa Alam.



Alkohol og taxfree.


På alle våre liveaboard turer til Egypt er det muligheter for å kjøpe øl og vin ombord. Ønsker du å ta med deg selv en flaske med vin eller sprit så er ikke dette noe problem. Det finnes en taxfree på flyplassen i Hughada hvor du kan handle ved ankomsten.


NB ! Alkohol må ikke bringes med på turene til Sudan!!





Her følger en liste over dykkeutstyr som alle dykkere bør ha med seg. Leie av dykkeutstyr er ikke innkludert i oppgitte priser.


BCD (ikke glem blylommene)

Pusteventil med octopus


Våtdrakt (3mm-5mm om sommeren, 5-7mm om vinteren)





Lykt (anbefales)

Log bok og dykkeforsikring

Gitt sjøens natur med bølger og strøm anbefaler vi alle å ta med seg en oppblåsbar overflatemarkør.

Leie av utstyr:

Ønsker du å leie dykkeutstyr er det essesiellt at du kontakter Sea Safaris senest to uker før avreise. Det som er for utleie er BCD, ventilsett, computer ( tar også nitrox ), maske, svømmeføtter, snorkel, våtdrakt, sokker, pony botle, 15l samt dobbelsett og dykkelykter.

Store flaskesett:

15 liters flasker samt dobbelsett må bestilles i god tid før avreise. Flaskene kan brukes både til luft og til nitrox dykk.



Nitrox er tilgjengelig på alle våre liveaboards. På noen av båtene er det gratis.


Trimix / Re-breathers

Noen av båtene har også trimix ombord. Her får du også leid stge flasker og ventiler. Her finnes også scrubber for re-breathere og flasker til inspirations og Evolutions. For disse tjenestene må også bestillingene av gass og utstyr gjøres senest to uker før avreise.


Foto / video Kamera

Fotoutstyr er velkommen ombord og det finnes egene skyllekar ombord på båtene for disse samt egene plasser for utstyret. Etter dykkene kan du vise dine meddykkere bildene på hovedskjermen i oppholdsrommet. Mannskapet ombord er vell vant med å behandle fotoutstyr, men glem ikke at det er du selv som har ansvaret for ditt eget utstyr.



Service ombord


The crew and dive guides are on hand to help in anyway to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All our boats are air-conditioned. All have bedrooms with private bathrooms, usually a shower, toilet and washbasin.

All of our boats are equipped with DVD players, TV's and a stereo system, and sometimes a library, and some board games.

Drinks are available 24 hours a day.



220v - 2 pin outlets are available onboard that suit your equipment. Electricity usually runs 24hrs per day.



The majority of cabins are twins, meaning that there are two single beds. These are sometimes bunk style, but usually are beside each other with a mini-bar in between. Some of the boats have some double beds or suites available. Please contact us if you are interested in having one of these cabins. They are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Sometimes there is an extra charge for the suites.

A daily housekeeping service will clean your cabin, as well as provide a change of sheets and towels once through the week.


Toilets Please, please, please onboard all boats DO NOT PUT toilet paper into the toilets, as it will eventually be flushed into the sea which is not nice for you or the fish. It also it may block the system.


Single cabins

You are welcome to book a cabin to yourself, but by doing this you are taking one space for another diver on the boat. You will have to pay for this place, unless there are vacant cabins onboard. Please contact us for more information.



Apart from a couple of changes of clothes for traveling, life on board is informal so shorts and t -shirts are the norm during the summer. In the winter months Nov- March it's good to take along some jeans, sweatshirts, fleeces as well as the nights can be chilly.



A hand towel, bath towel and sheets are provided in every cabin. These will be replaced once during the week by the housekeeping staff. We recommend you take a beach towel for sunbathing.



Three main meals a day are provided, as well as snacks between. Usually a buffet with a choice of pasta, potatoes or rice, vegetables and meat dishes are served for lunch and Dinner. Breakfast consists of mostly yoghurt, cereal, pancakes, toast, jam, eggs and juices. If you enjoy having snacks such as chips, cookies or candies with you, we suggest that you pack these and bring them along.


Special food requirements.

A vegetarian selection is available at every meal, but for those with special needs or allergies please contact us prior to departure.



Non-divers are welcome onboard, usually at a reduced rate depending on the boat you choose.All services are available to them and they will be able to partake in snorkeling when allowed by the captain or dive guides. Please note that in certain areas the conditions are not suitable for snorkeling and therefore restrictions can be set upon these individuals.


Dive Deck

Onboard the dive deck is arranged for your convenience. The dive cylinders are in racks with seats in front. You take a cylinders and a place for the week. There will be a box for all your dive equipment located beneath the seat. Your BCD and Regulator will stay attached to the tank all week (unless you wish to wash them), and the crew will fill the cylinder after the dive. Hang your wetsuits to dry on the racks provided.

Please put everything back in your boxes after everydive to keep the dive deck clear and stop you losing masks,weigth belts etc.



A day onboard



05:30 Morning !Time for a little coffee and briefing

06:00 first dive to see sharks and other earlier risers

07:30 Breakfast

10:00 Dive briefing

10:30 Second dive

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Dive briefing

14:30 Third dive

16:00 Snack time!

17:30 Dive briefing

18:00 Fourth dive

19:30 Dinnertime


Dives per day

The average is 4 dives per day but night dives can be restricted in certain areas such as Brothers Islands. It is always final decision of the captain and the dive guides as to how many dives are allowed.



The dive guides


There are two dive guides onboard all of our boats. These guides have extensive dive experience, as well as a wealth of knowledge of the sites that you will be visiting. The nationality of the guides is Egyptian, Swedish, Danish and British among others.

As soon as you are onboard the guides are responsible for you. Feel free to ask questions, or ask for help. If you are unhappy about something please talk to the guide so they can try to help.


Dive groups

Before every dive you will be given a full dive briefing about the dive location, safety, and things to see. All divers are recommended to dive in pairs and then may choose to follow in a group or leave some space in-between. Generally the ribs that leave the main boat take separate groups therefore allowing for the divers to spread out underwater.


Courses available onboard

Courses may be pre-booked or arranged while on the boat. Several specialties are available such as night, wreck, drift, nitrox, photography and Fish ID to name a few. Please contact us for more information.


Emergency Oxygen

All our boats have medical kits and at least 50l of Oxygen. Our dive guides are trained to handle any emergency situation that may arise.



Re-compression chambers


There are no chambers in Sudan at all. Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, El Gouna and Marsa Alam. You will need proof of insurance for recompression treatment; otherwise you could face a huge bill.

In the case of a diving Emergency or accident we will do everything in our power to continue the liveaboard route once we have got the victim into medical care. Red Sea Safaris takes no responsibility in disruption of the trip due to a medical emergency. All our boats have emergency plans in place in case of illness, accident or diving emergency.



The best hospitals are in Hurghada and El Gouna, which can cope with any situation. There are also public hospitals further south in Safaga, El Quseir if needed. There is also a good medical center in Marsa Alam. All the re compression chambers can be used for minor medical problems. If you become sick and need a doctor or hospital treatment of our local reps will make sure you are taken care of.



Although the boat has a general first aid kit, as well as tablets for sea/ motion sickness, there will not be enough for everyone, everyday. We highly recommend that you pack a little medicine kit prior to departure. Here are some suggestions of products that might be needed:

• Headache tablets

• Medicine for indigestion and upset stomach

• Sea/ motion sickness tablets

• Medicine for colds, congestion, ears

• Re-hydration powder


Crew tips

It is a tradition that has been around for many years and is highly appreciated by all crew members.

If you feel that you have received good service during your stay, then we recommend that you show your appreciation for their hard work.

Although you may choose yourself, the average tip is about €30 per guest. This gets put into an envelope and is shared by the entire crew. Please remember the crew work very hard for little salary. The tips really do mean a lot.



Although the majority of things are included on the trip, you might choose to Sign up for a dive course, buy a t-shirt with the boat on it, or buy a beer or two Then there is the Crew tip that is traditional to leave on the last day. We recommend that you have US dollars or Euros with you.

Theft is never an option from our crew onboard, but as anywhere please keep your money and passports safe.


The last evening

The last evening will be spent on the boat or in a hotel in Hurghada. Our regular weekly liveaboard trip clients stay at good hotels and are provided with a shared double room and half board (supper and breakfast). A single room is booked if our clients have booked a single cabin on the boat, but a surcharge will follow.




Eating and drinking in Hurghada


Red Sea Safaris recommends Papas bar and Papas restaurant as well as The ministry of sound lounge and club in Hurghada for a memorable last night. If you want to try some Egyptian food try Felfela restaurant on Sheraton road. Try a tea or Shisha water pipe at one of the local cafe's opposite Seagull hotel.


You will be transferred from your boat or hotel to the airport in time for your flight home. Please be ready on time.


Remember the Dive Guides on board will help you with any situation that may arise and will provide you with any other local information you may need.

If you still have any questions regarding your trip please feel free to contactus.



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