Golden Dolphin III is a professional dive yacht with deluxe feelings, it provides divers various liveaboard routes in the Egyptian Red Sea area, it can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests.

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Boat

Golden Dolphin III is a professional dive yacht running by the Golden Dolphin Fleet, It provides guests quality time and pleasant moments in the Red Sea. It was originally built back in 2008, and it had completely renovated in 2014.

Golden Dolphin III measuring 37 meters long and 8 meters wide, it is designed especially for divers - it has a dive deck with a very large platform fully equipped with 3 compressors, 12L & 15L aluminum tanks, 2 zodiacs with outboard engines and plenty of room to store your personal gear and get ready before each dive.

Uniquely, the air-conditioned dining and salon area is located on the lower deck, so all the guest cabins can be separate into the main & upper deck, the indoor dining and salon area comes with TV, Video/DVD and a stereo sound system.

There are two large and comfortable sun decks for relaxing in a cozy friendly atmosphere. There, non-diving partners will find several possibilities to have an exciting holiday trip as well.

The electricity supply onboard is European two-pin 220V/50Hz. As well there is a charging point for cameras and torches on the diving decks.

Golden Dolphin III offering guests WiFi free of charge. It will be available wherever is a signal for mobile phones. Please note that the Egyptian internet and mobile phone connection is not like European standard and the access will be limited (mainly available when the boat is closer to land).


Cabin

Golden Dolphin III has 10 guest cabins which can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests.

All cabins comes with air-conditioning, private bathroom, mini refrigerator and storage place.

2 Suite Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one king-sized bed, seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, seaview windows.

6 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, seaview windows.


Diving

  • Min. 16 dives per week (extra dives won't be charged).

  • Only 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, free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • 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, signal not guaranteed in remote area
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (Euro/EGP/USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

About Diving

Each diver has to be able to verify a completed diving training and at least some additional dives to join to a liveaboard. For diving cruises which are going to the marine parks you need to have at least 50 logged dives as per regulation by the Egyptian law. For cruises to the Deep South we strongly recommend a minimum of 30 logged dives. The last dive should be made not longer than six months ago before the diving cruise starts. If one of these requirements is not fulfilled our dive guides have the right to exclude the diver from certain dives during the diving trip.

In addition the dive guides can change the route according to the training level and the experience of the divers. Don´t forget to bring your logbook and diving certification as well as your Nitrox certification if you wish to dive with enriched air.

If rental equipment or 15l tanks is needed please contact your agency latest two weeks before starting your diving trip. To continue your diving training we offer some courses – such as Nitrox course, AOWD course or different specialties. Please send your inquiry and request already with your booking.

General Liveaboard Trip Planning :
Transfer from the airport and check in on board on the arrival day at 06:00 pm > leaving the marina on the next day before noon (by authority) + 3 dives on the first day > Day 3 - 6: 3-4 dives per day > Day 7 (last day before departure) only provide 2 dives - according to your departure time, 24 hours surface time recommended before flight and back into the marina > Day 8 : check out after breakfast and transfer back to the airport


Routes

North Classic : Inlcude dive areas such as : SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Dunraven and the marine park Ras Mohammed.

North – Straits of Tiran : Inlcude dive areas such as SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Dunraven, the marine park Ras Mohammed, and the Sinai Peninsula.

North – Brother Islands : Inlcude dive areas such as SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Dunraven, the marine park Ras Mohammed, and the Brother Islands (Big Brother & Little Brother).

North – SS Turkia : Inlcude dive areas such as SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Dunraven, the marine park Ras Mohammed, and the SS Turkia wreck.

North Rosalie : Inlcude dive areas such as SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Dunraven, the marine park Ras Mohammed, and the Rosalie Moller wreck.

B.D.E : Inlcude dive areas such as Brother Islands (Big Brother & Little Brother), Daedalus Reef, Elphinstone Reef.

The Best of Red Sea : Inlcude dive areas such as Elphinstone Reef, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad Island, Rocky Island.

Rocky/Zabargad – St.Johns : Inlcude dive areas such as Zabargad Island, Rocky Island, St.Johns reefs.

South till Dolphin Reef (Sataya) : Inlcude dive areas such as Shaab Sharm & Shilineat (Wadi Gimal), Fury Shoals, Shaab Sharm.

St.Johns – Abu Fendera : Inlcude dive areas such as St.Johns reefs, Shaab Sharm, Abu Fandera.

Deep South : Include dive areas such as St.Johns reefs, Sataya, Hamata and Marsa Alam area

More

Destinations Egypt
Facilities Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, German, Russian, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
29/08/2019 to 05/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
12/09/2019 to 22/09/2019 10 nights Egypt Hurghada - Port Ghalib From $1,684.41 Detail
22/09/2019 to 29/09/2019 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
29/09/2019 to 06/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
06/10/2019 to 13/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
07/11/2019 to 14/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Port Ghalib From $1,182.43 Detail
14/11/2019 to 21/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $1,271.67 Detail
21/11/2019 to 28/11/2019 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
28/11/2019 to 05/12/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
05/12/2019 to 12/12/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
12/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
19/12/2019 to 26/12/2019 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail
26/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 7 nights Egypt Hurghada - Hurghada From $1,182.43 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Egypt 7 nights Twin Upper From $1,182.43
Egypt 7 nights Twin Main From $1,182.43
Egypt 7 nights Double Upper From $1,182.43
Egypt 10 nights Double Upper From $1,684.41
Egypt 10 nights Twin Main From $1,684.41
Egypt 10 nights Twin Upper From $1,684.41

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
  • Nitrox fills
  • 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)
  • 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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