The M/Y ODYSSEY , is a 40 m long steal boat, which was built in 2012 especially for the requirements of divers. This new Luxury boat is cruising both in Egypt and Sudan to offer amazing adventures to divers taking part of it. A real pleasure to dive with Odyssey.
The Odyssey is a 40 Metre (130ft) dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She was built in 2012. She is twin diesel-powered and has 220 volt power on board.
The Odyssey sleeps up to 26 guests in privacy and comfort.
The main deck has a huge air conditioned dining area with bar and a flat screen TV.
The upper deck has a beautiful air conditioned saloon with flat screen TV/DVD, stereo player and an assortment of movies and CDs. Outdoor is a half shaded terrace with sofas and cushions.
And for those who want to relax is a partially shaded top level sun deck with chaise longues and hot tub.
The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station. A camera table with low pressure air hose and shelves with electrical sockets are conveniently located for the cameras.
The aft of the dive deck is equipped with exit ladders, fin storage and freshwater showers.
The Odyssey has 13 comfortable staterooms.
All cabins have private head with shower stall, closet and AC.
- 1 Queen Suite Stateroom: Double bed and a single bed, window.
- 1 Twin Stateroom: Two twin beds, window.
- 2 King Suite Staterooms: Kingsize bed, window.
- 2 Queen Suite Staterooms: Double bed and a single bed, window
- 7 Twin Staterooms: Two twin beds, porthole.
5 dives per days including night dives.
Weights, weight belts and 12L. aluminium tanks with standard yoke and DIN valves are included.
All dives are guided by professionals and from the mother ship or inflatable dinghies.
- Nitrox available: Included
- 15l tanks available : Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
- Rental Dive Equipment Available：Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
- Dive Insurance： Mandatory.
- Travel Insurance: Recommended.
- Wi-Fi Internet Available： No.
- Payment on board： By cash only: USD, Euros and local currency EGP (Egyptian Pound).
- Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 5 to 10% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.
Sample for one of the best Itinerary in Egypt
tart from Hurghada and return to Marsa Alam (or reverse)
Undoubtedly the most famous cruise to Egypt for its diversity. Lovers of diving will be delighted because it will take you from the tip of the Sinai, with the reserve of Ras Mohamed, to the south in the region of Saint John's reefs. A stop at the most beautiful wrecks of the North Red Sea, the legendary Brothers Islands, Rocky, Zabagard, and not forgetting the Daedelus Reef. In summary all the best diving in the Red Sea on this circuit for 14 days. This program will alternate between steep drop offs and shoals of pelagic fish, diving shipwrecks and colorful coral in shallow water for those who love the photo "Macro".
You will also discover, caves and "cathedrals" to the magnificent play of light, snorkelling among the dolphins, not to mention the surprise of unexpected encounters. That's what makes the charm of this unique circuit. (As with all circuits, the order and choice of sites are not contractual and may vary depending on: weather and / or state of the sea ).
The start will take place as usual in the morning after the police formalities.
You will pass through magnificent sites such as:
Sha'ab el Erg is a beautiful reef in the shape of a horseshoe that has regularly schools of dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). We will do our first dive for this challenge fins, weight ... So we can watch the dolphins either diving or by PMT. They are very often outside the reef or the lagoon
Sha'ab Abu Nuhas best known as the "graveyard of ships". This reef facing West / East is located very close to the sea route from Europe heading East. Some ships coming out of the Strait of Gubal after passing the Suez Canal came up against the fringing reef area. Indeed on its north face lie aligned four well-preserved shipwrecks : the Ghiannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K, Kimon M
Thistlegorm : This freighter sank English October 6, 1941, bombed by German aircraft while carrying a cargo of munitions and war material for the English to North Africa (Trucks, cars, motorcycles, ...). You can see all these remains are still present in the wreck. This is one of the most famous wrecks in the world.
Ras Mohammed : This you find on the southern tip of Sinai, ultimate separation of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Suez. Water bodies of the two straits meet and form very often in strong current. Thanks to them for many pelagic species often cross on its walls to peak in the blue abyss. (school of barracudas,snappers, ...)
We will dive on the southernmost tip "Shark Reef" and "Yolanda Reef" the most extraordinary site of the park. The diving is drift. We submerge and discover the "Shark Reef" and its steep slope leading down to ... .. 800 m deep! We follow the dizzying fall and then we will go back on the stage direction "Yolanda Reef."
On this plateau you will have the chance to see an incredible race of sharks: gray reef, white tip reef, Silky, Hammers, Fox and of course, often near the surface than you expected, the oceanic whitetip shark.
The north face of Daedalus : We will make this dive at dawn. The fell on the northern Daedelius is most exposed to the mainstream. We will have the best chance to make beautiful encounters with pelagic.
Sha'ab Claudio : Its large caves and beautiful forms of cathedrals offering games of fairy lights. It is not uncommon in the morning to meet with small white tip sharks at every turn by a gallery and most of the time a huge Napoleon wanders under the boat.
Reef of Sataya : A huge reef of over 1.5 km in length. Summer water exceeds 33 ° in the lagoon. This site is home to a colony of more than one hundred spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), which are often divided into several groups.
Erg Om Aruk : A site where it will be very hard to follow recommendations for duration of your instructor on board or your diving supervisor! It is so enchanting that it is difficult to go back in time and hours!
Schedules & routes
Prices & conditions
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Dive guide service
- Nitrox fills
- Domestic flights
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Fuel surcharge
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Marine park fees/Port fees
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.
Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being from November to March. Southern route trips are only done in the the spring and fall.
Visa's : Almost citizens from all countries require a visa to enter Sudan. It is advisable to obtain a Sudanese visa in your home country before arrival if possible. Please contact the Sudanese consulate nearest you for more updated information.
Climat : The climate of the Red Sea subtropical savannah, with mild warm winters and hot summers. Temperatures average between 26 and 32°C in summer, and up to 43°C on the Red Sea coast. Winter temperatures average between 13 and 21°C.
Water : Water temps vary throughout the year, in the summer months you can expect at least 27°C waters, while in the winter months temps can drop down to 23°C.
Clothing : Dress accordingly to the seasons, light clothes in summer, ad warmer clothes for the cooler winters.
Plugs : Type C & D electrical plugs (Europe standard) 230V @ 50Hz
Flights : Khartoum Airport (KRT) is the main gateway into Sudan by air. There are also some international flights which use Port Sudan airport.
Currency : Local currency is the Sudanese pound (SDG), Bring only foreign CASH into Sudan, preferably US Dollars. Travellers cheques, credit cards and ATMs are NOT accepted in Sudan, partly because of the US embargo.