Aldebaran is a professional dive liveaboard runs by Scuba Adventure Fleet, it provides divers various dive routes in the Egyptian Red Sea, it can accommodate maximum 20 guests.

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Description

Boat

Aldebaran is a 35m long and 7.5m wide wooden hull liveaboard, with 2 Caterpillar 764 HP engines, cruise at 12 knots per hour. It was launched on the 12th of December 2007. Onboard, there are 4 decks in total :

On the top Sky deck, there is an open place with sofas for sunbathing, a great palce for thoese who enjoy the sun.

On the upper deck, there are 2 relaxation area : at the front and back of the boat, the front sundeck is completely open. And the back deck, thre is an outdoor lounge with shaded area equipped with cushioned sofa-bed, benches, tables and drinking water supply.

On the main deck, there is an air-conditioned saloon, with plasma TV, DVD, music system, Book/Magazine/CD/DVD library for entertainment as well as a self-service bar that provide water/tea/coffee all day long.

Aldebaran has a dining area adjacent to the saloon in a separate area with 2 tables, 22 seats and a water dispenser. Guests will be served with meals three times a day in buffet style, which contiains Egyptian tranditional meal, French style dishes, and international cuisines.

Aldebaran has a well equipped dive deck, with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station, camera storage area, large rinse tanks, 2 air compressors and 1 Nitrox Membran Compressor, as well as freshwater showers, fin storage area, a shared bathroom. Onboard, there are 2 speed boats used for diving.


Cabin

Aldebaran has 10 comfortable guest cabins, and it can accommodate up to 20 guests in privacy and comfort.

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, individual AC, storage area, 220V power supply facilities.

2 Suite Cabins : Located on the upper deck, with a double bed, mini fridge, picture window.

6 Standard Cabins : Located on the lower deck, with two separate single beds, portholes.

2 Standard Cabins : Located on the lower deck, with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request, must book in advance
  • Dive insurance:Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available for free, singal not always guaranteed
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (Euro/USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:14, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Guidelines for diving experience

Group bookings: Group leaders/instructors are welcome to bring student/novice divers aboard as long as the leaders/instructors are aware that this will limit the diving to the group's level and the dives will be on less challenging dive sites.

It would, therefore, not be advisable to have a mixed group of experienced divers and newly certified divers as this could lead to restrictions and dissatisfaction.

The group's own instructors may conduct any course they wish on board during the safari and our instructors / diveguides will support you in anyway possible from recommending suitable dive sites to assisting with your students.

Important Safety Note: All divers are required to use a dive computer and SMB each for every dive and a torch each for night dives throughout their safari experience for safety reasons.


Liveaboard Safaris departing from Hurghada & Dive sites

Classic Cruise : Abu Nuhas - Giftun Island - Straits of Gubal - SS Thistlegorm - Ras Mohamed
You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent.

Famous Five Cruise : Rosalie Moller - Thistlegorm - Ras Mohamed - Brother Islands - Salem Express
Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks

Reefs & Wrecks : Abu Nuhas - Straits of Gubal - SS Thistlegorm - Ras Mohammed - Straits of Tiran - Ulysses and others
You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent.

Get Wrecked! : Abu Nuhas - Ulysses - Rosalie Moeller - Thistlegorm and others
You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent.

Liveaboard Safaris departing from Marsa Ghalib (Port Ghalib)

South & St. Johns : St. Johns - Fury Shoals Reef System
You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent.

Brothers & Elphinstone : Elphinstone - Brothers
you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks

Daedalus & Elphinstone : Elphinstone - Deadalus
you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks

Fury & Elphinstone : Elphinstone - Fury Shoals Reef System
you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks

Liveaboard Safaris departing from Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib (Port Ghalib)& Dive sites

Simply the Best : Elphinstone - Brothers - Deadalus Reef
This itinery is departue from Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib.
Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks

Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone : Panorama Reef - Middle Reef - Abu Kafan - Salem Express - Brother Islands - Abu Dabab - Elphinstone
This itinery is departue from Hurghada to Marsa Ghalib or Marsa Ghalib to Hurghada.
You must have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks


Please feel free to contact us for each itineraries' detail information ;-)

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Destinations Egypt
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station
Languages spoken English, Italian, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
16/12/2017 to 23/12/2017 7 nights Egypt Marsa Alam From $1,178.58 Detail
23/12/2017 to 30/12/2017 7 nights Egypt Marsa Alam From $1,178.58 Detail
17/02/2018 to 24/02/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
24/02/2018 to 03/03/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
03/03/2018 to 10/03/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
10/03/2018 to 17/03/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
17/03/2018 to 24/03/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
24/03/2018 to 31/03/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
31/03/2018 to 07/04/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
07/04/2018 to 14/04/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
14/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
21/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
28/04/2018 to 05/05/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
05/05/2018 to 12/05/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
12/05/2018 to 19/05/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
19/05/2018 to 26/05/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
02/06/2018 to 09/06/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
09/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
16/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
23/06/2018 to 30/06/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
30/06/2018 to 07/07/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
07/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
14/07/2018 to 21/07/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
21/07/2018 to 28/07/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
28/07/2018 to 04/08/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
04/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
11/08/2018 to 18/08/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
18/08/2018 to 25/08/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
25/08/2018 to 01/09/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
01/09/2018 to 08/09/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
08/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
15/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
22/09/2018 to 29/09/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
29/09/2018 to 06/10/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
06/10/2018 to 13/10/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
13/10/2018 to 20/10/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
20/10/2018 to 27/10/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
27/10/2018 to 03/11/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
03/11/2018 to 10/11/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
10/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
17/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail
24/11/2018 to 01/12/2018 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,178.58 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Egypt 7 nights Standard From $1,178.58

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Egypt

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from March to November.

Visa's : All visitors to Egypt need an entry Visa to enter Egypt. For many nationalities visa can be purchased on arrival in Cairo or Hurghada for 25 USD. However, please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentations.

Climat : The climate of the Marsa Alam and Hurghada have a subtropical desert climate with mild warm winters and hot summers.

  • Day Temperature: Summer time 33C/ 91F - Winter time 21C/69F
  • Night Temperature: Summer time 26C/78F - Winter time 17C/62F

Water : the average Water temps in the summer months you can expect 27°- 29°C/ 80°- 84°F, while in the winter months the temps can drop down to 23C/ 74°F.

Clothing : Dress accordingly to the seasons, light clothes in summer, and warmer clothes for the cooler winters.Please plan to travel light, as on all live-aboard dive yachts, space is limited.

Plugs : Type C electrical plugs (Europe standard) 220V @ 50Hz

Flights : Many international flights arrive directly from Europe and Asia to Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airports.

Currency : Local currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP), other currencies can be easily changed at banks or money changers, and international ATM's are available. Credit Cards (Mastercard/ Visa) are widely accepted.

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