Red Sea Explorers, Hurghada

August 25 – September 1
Intermediate to Advanced
$1900 per person

If you’re looking for incredible reef diving, historic wrecks and a fantastic crew then join us for a week in the Red Sea aboard the M/V Nouran. 

Join zen dive co. for 8 days and 7 nights aboard the M/V Nouran exploring the Red Sea areas of the North and Dahab. Newly repainted and refreshed this beautiful boat offers a large lounge and dining area, two sundecks for after dive lounging or evening dance parties and an exceptional crew!

Red Sea Explorers is one of the few boats that offers the ability to support recreational, technical and rebreather divers and all in one of the most beautifully diverse dive destinations in the world. Stunning reefs abundant with life and a variety of wrecks for recreational and technical diving. The Red Sea is a dream destination and Red Sea Explorers’ liveaboard is the perfect way to see it all!

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Day By Day Itinerary

August 25th: Please book your flights to arrive on this day in Hurghada. You will be met at the airport by boat staff and transported by shuttle directly to the M/V Nouran. There you can settle into your rooms and both the Zen and RSE staff can help you with any last minute travel or dive needs. The boat will stay docked in Hurghada for the evening so you can head in to town with a group for some dinner or just relax on the boat.

August 26th: We head out to start our Red Sea adventure in the reefs of Dahab. We will experience a drift dive along the reef called The Bell until we hit the Blue Hole of Dahab. We will get to spend some time swimming in the Blue Hole before we end the dive. Our second dive of the day will be another drift dive through the Canyon with huge colonies of star corals as well as black and soft corals.

August 27th: Day three brings us to a beautiful horseshoe shaped reef known as Dolphin House. A day of fun recreational dives with a great likelihood of a chance to encounter dolphins to swim and dive with! This is a great reef spot for a possible night dive.

August 28th: Day four will bring us to one of the most beautiful protected marine parks in the world, Ras Mohammad. Full of colorful soft corals and an unreal abundance of marine life. Whether you are a technical or recreational diver this site offers unforgettable dives.

August 29th: Today will bring us to one of the most famous wreck dives in the world, the SS Thistlegorm. This historic WW2 wreck was sunk with all of its cargo making it an amazing dive through history with motorcycles, trucks, munitions all resting inside among the corals and fish. This is a great opportunity for a long tech dive or multiple recreational dives exploring this giant beauty.

August 30th: One last full day of diving will include the wrecks of Abu Nahas. With four spectacular wrecks ranging from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s this reef structure offers great wrecks that are covered in corals and marine life.

August 31st:  Last dive day! As we make our way back to Hurghada we will stop for two day dives in the reefs of Tiran. Once we are docked in Hurghada the boat will bring in a doctor for a pre-departure covid test (bring your passports and cash). That evening we can venture into the town of El Gouna for a group dinner and celebration.

September 1st: Check-out day – after breakfast, the RSE staff will ferry you and your luggage back to the airport in time for your flight home. This is the time to cash out your tabs, tip the dive and resort staff, and start planning the vacation from the vacation that you’ll surely need!

Recommended Diving Certifications and Experience

  • PADI Advanced Open Water x Adventures in Diving or equivalent
  • PADI DMSB Specialty or equivalent experience with visual signaling devices
  • 50 or more dives experience recommended
  • Proficiency with buoyancy control required to protect sensitive coral reefs

 

or… get training with our expert guides and instructors while you’re there!

Payment Information

A $200 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due upon booking and will be applied to those that pay in full as well as to those who chose a payment plan structure. Full payments are due 30 days prior to departure and no refunds will be issued within 90 days of departure.

INCLUDES
Package includes 7 nights accommodations aboard the M/V Nouran, all meals, 2-3 boat dives/day, 2 night dives, airport transfers, and all environmental and route taxes and fees.

DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare, visa, gas fills other than air (nitrox and tech packages available), any gear/equipment rental other than weights, alcoholic beverages, pre-departure covid test, gratuities for the dive and boat staff.

PAYMENT PLAN STRUCTURE

  • $200 non-refundable deposit due upon booking
  • $850 payment due on or before April 19th, 2022
  • $850 final payment due on or before June 19th, 2022