Lucy is a deluxe standard professional dive liveaboard, offering dive trips all around the Red Sea (Djibouti & Sudan). It can accommodate 22 guests.

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Boat

Lucy measuring 37 meters in length and 7.5 meters in breadth, it is a mono hull luxury dive safari boat designed for maximum level of comfort for the seasoned scuba diver who appreciates diving within a high standard and secure environment. It has 2 powerful engines, cruise at 9 knots per hour.

There is a spacious lounge located on the upper deck, with a 65″ Ultra HD cinema surround system, hand made speakers by French firm ‘Focal’ and a bar where even a chilled draft beer is served for your ultimate leisure and relaxing time.

Outside of the lounge, there is an open & comfortable relaxation area, ideal for chatting, enjoying the seaview while have a cool drinks.

Lucy has a large and stylish dining room on the main deck, a superb three-course meal is served here. In the dining room there is also a charging station, so guest can charge thier cameras directly and no need to go to the cabin.

Outside of the dining room, there is the dive deck, which superbly laid out with ample space for all your accessories, charging points and with superb wall mounted Bluetooth/USB Clarion music player, marine grade amps and Q Acoustics ceiling installed speakers.

There are 2 tender boats (8 and 7 meters) for diving and the boat provide both INT and DIN adaptor.

The top and sun deck are furnished to the highest standard with bean bags and sufficient seating area or lie down for a nap, sun tan etc.


Cabin

Lucy has 12 comfortable cabins, and it can host up to 22 guests in total:

All cabins are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, mini bar, reading lights and bedside USB charging points.

8 Twin Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, with 2 single beds side by side, portholes.

2 Deluxe Twin Cabins:
Located on the main deck, with 2 single beds side by side, seaview windows.

2 Single Cabins:
Located on the main deck, with 1 large single bed, seaview windows.


Diving

  • Usually offer 2 - 3 dives per day, night dives are possible.
  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.
  • No dives on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional cost
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD) ONLY
  • Crew Number:11, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Djibouti | Seven Brothers Evangelista Submarine wreck

Day 1: arrival in Djibouti City in the afternoon and transfer to M/Y Lucy.

Day 2: check dive at MOUSHA ISLAND, second dive: Obock night cruise to Seven Brothers.

Day 3: 3 dives at Seven Brothers: Chinese Garden, Boeing East, night dive on the big Island.

Day 4: 3 dives at Seven Brothers: The South Island, the East Island, Japanese garden.

Day 5: 3 dives Seven Brothers: dives at Evangelista Torricelli WWII Italian submarine,White Lady wreck, night dive on the big Island

Day 6: 3 dives Seven Brothers: The South Island, The Arch of Tolka, and the Round Island

Day 7: Les Marches and D'Obock

Day 8: breakfast on board; transfer to the airport or to your excursion tour such Lac Assal, lowest point in Africa (-155meters) with a luxury coach featuring climate control, DVD, Wi-Fi, toilet etc.


Djibouti | Whalesharks Special & The Crack

Day 1: Arrival in Djibouti City in the afternoon transfer to M/Y Lucy at 17h.

Day 2: Ras Eiro & Ras Korali diving and snorkelling with whale sharks

Day 3: Turtle Bay, whale Sharks and Ras Korali

Day 4: LA VIERGE ROUGE, The Crack and Ras Foul

Day 5: BAIE DES ETOILES, Ras Foul, Snorkelling and Ras Eiro for night dive

Day 6: SEC DE LA PASSE (subject to tide conditions), LE BOULEVARD DU CECAP, Le Dome, Ras Eiro for night dive

Day 7: Arta Beach, snorkelling with whale sharks, night in Djibouti Marina, with visit of the city

Day 8: breakfast on board, transfer to the airport at 09h or to your excursion tour such as Lac Assal, lowest point in Africa (-155meters) with a luxury coach featuring climate control, DVD, Wi-Fi, toilet etc. (Luxury coach subject load factor)


Sudan | North Itinerary

DIVES: Umbria, Sanganeb, Shab Rumi, Qita el Banna, Abinton, Angarosh, Merlo, Mesharifa Island.

Day 1: Arrival, boarding, papers permission and boarding taxes.
Day 2: departure to Sanganeb , Sha’ab Rumi where there are the follow diving spots: the legendary Cousteau’s Precontinent and the wonderful south plateau (shark point).
Day 3: departure to Qita el Banna, Angarosh.
Day 4 & 5: Angarosh, Merlo Abington, Shambaya, Mesharifa.
Day 6: Angarosh , Qita el Banna
Day 7: Shab Rumi and Umbria wreck and back to Port Sudan
Day 8: breakfast , visit Port Sudan, transfer to the airport.


Sudan | Deep South Itinerary

This is a special adventure for divers a perfect cruise that will exceed your expectations, at the far South of Sudan, on the border with Eritrean waters. During this itinerary will possible to see islands and diving spots still unknown and virgin like Dahrat Abid (last island before Eritrea) Darraka Island (where Jack Cousteau did some experiment after left Shab Rumi) Dahrat Qab and Karan Masamirit. Where will be possible to see various kind of shark like albimarginatus, silky besides mantas, any kind of pelagic fishes, turtles, reef’s fishes and big schools of hammerheads are likely to be sighted.


Sudan | Mixed Classic and South Itinerary

During this itinerary besides to dive the classic sites like Umbria, Shab Rumi and Sanganeb is possible to see the Southern reefs of Suakin Archipelago, taking the name from the old Port constructed by coral blocks. During this week you can encounter a huge school of hammerhead sharks. Every nights the boat will be in the Shab Ambar Lagoon (the only safety place) Often you can be escorted into the lagoon by dolphins. From here there are numerous sites that you can visit on daily base: Jumna, Pinnacle, kery reef, Shaab Ambar etc.

More

Destinations Africa & Middle East, Djibouti
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Camera Station
Languages spoken English, French

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

Included

  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • VAT and local taxes
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
  • Soft drinks
  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Dive guide service
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service

Not included

  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive courses on board
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Crew gratuity

Useful information

Africa & Middle East

Sudan

Best time for diving
January to May & September to October, liveaboards operate all year round in Sudan. Hammerhead season peaks from January through April when the sea is at its coolest, while August to October might be the best time for you who want to see mantas. Visibility ranges from 20 meters during the rainy season from May to October to beyond 35 meters during the dry season from November through June.

About temperatures
Air : Sudan experiences mean annual temperatures between 26°C and 32°C, with summer temperatures in the north often exceeding 43°C. Rainfall in Sudan is unreliable and erratic, with great variation experienced between northern and southern regions.
Sea : winter months are between 23°C - 26°C, summer months are between 29°C - 32°C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
In the winter months, a 3 - 5 mm full wetsuit is recommended. In summer months a rash vest or 3 mm shorty wetsuit is recommended.

Diver requirement
Intermediate to Advanced, the Sudanese government requires divers to have logged 50 dives before diving in the country, and AOW certification is a good idea as currents in this region can be strong and some points of interest, such as wrecks and schools of hammerheads, can be deep.
You can find out more information about diving in Sudan here : Africa & Middle East.

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Liveaboards diving in Sudan typically sails from an Egyptian port - Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), clearing customs at Port Sudan before diving within Sudanese waters begins.

Visa Requirements
Guests need two Egyptian Visa entries, one upon your arrival at the Airport, and the other one upon your arrival back from the Sudan trip. The first Egyptian entry visa you can get on arrival at the International airport. The second one will be arranged & paid onboard. For the Sudan entry Visa, most of the liveaboards will organize for you in advance before arrival to Port Sudan and will be issued & stamped on your passport upon our arrival to Port Sudan.

Vaccinations
The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Sudan: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.

Money Matters
The local currency is the Sudanese pound (SDG). However, since Sudan liveaboard trips start and end in Egypt, you will not need any SDG. The only chance you’ll touch Sudan land is when you decide to visit the lighthouse of Sanganeb reef.

Drones
Drone operations are not regulated in Sudan. Please refer to Drone Laws in Sudan for more details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such a service.


Djibouti

Best time for diving
Mid-October to early February is the best time for Whaleshark encounters. During these months, it is common to see many whale sharks including juveniles who stay within the safe confines of the coastline, and massive plankton blooms also attract manta rays. Outside these months, wildlife will back into deeper waters due to the high sea temperature.

About temperatures
Air : winter months are between 24°C - 26°C, summer months are between 29°C - 34°C.
Sea : range between 27°C - 29°C throught out of the year.

Wetsuit Recommendation
Most divers feel perfectly comfortable in a skinsuit or 3 mm shortie.

Diver requirement
Intermediate to Advanced, strong currents is expected in some dive sites.
You can find out more information about diving in Djibouti here : Djibouti.

Embarkation / Disembarkation
The embarkation and disembarkation are both in Djibouti City, guests need to fly to Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport (JIB).

Visa Requirements
All foreigners arriving in Djibouti should have a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before expiry) Visa can be obtained on arrival by all nationalities, valid for one month, and granted on a single entry basis. A tourist visa can also be obtained at the Consulate of Djibouti in your home country.

Vaccinations
If you are visiting Djibouti for longer than 4 weeks, you may be advised to have a booster dose of a polio-containing vaccine if you have not had one in the past 12 months. You should carry proof of having had this vaccination.

Money Matters
The local currency is the Djiboutian Franc (DJF), but Euro is widely accepted. Credit and debit cards are not widely accepted. Where credit cards are accepted, visa cards are often required. ATMs are normally available in Djibouti City but may not accept Mastercard.

Drones
Drone operations are not regulated in Djibouti. Please refer to Drone Laws in Djibouti for more details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such a service.

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