Royal Evolution is a deluxe standard professional dive liveaboard, offering dive trips all around the Red Sea (Egypt & Sudan). It can accommodate 24 guests.

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Boat

Royal Evolution is built according to SOLAS and under the full survey of the international surveyor “Bureau Veritas” as a passenger ship area with the highest notation which is multi cross Hull & Machinery, as well the load line certificate which allow us to do short international voyages between two countries.

Royal Evolution is a 39 meters long, 8.6 meters wide steel liveaboards, with cruising speed at 9 knots. It is built by diver for divers, Your comfort is our priority everywhere onboard. The Royal Evolution was carefully designed to be very safe with heavy, strong steel construction and extensive soundproofing.

Royal Evolution offers truly spacious cabins as well as cozy and roomy common areas. Four decks are smartly designed to fulfill all guests needs and deliver the experience of a floating hotel.

On the partially shaded Sky deck, you will find lots of chaise longues, cushioned benches/sofa, as well as an outdoor jacuzzi for relaxation between the dives.

On the back of the sun deck, there is a large outdoor lounge with sofas and an open bar where you can get a cool drink while sea watching.

On the main deck, there is a beautiful air conditioned salon with a separated dining area, equipped with sound system (CD player & Tape player), one 130cm Plasma TV and DVD/VCR connected with home theatre audio system, Book/Magazine/CD/DVD library, slide projector with screen, as well as a computer with video editing project. In the dining area, there are tables and chairs for 24 guests. Adjacent to the salon, there is a charging shelf with 110/220v power supply facilities and personal spaces and sockets.

Royal Evolution offers an extended diving services with 28 diving lockers on the diving area, each guest has his own individual diving locker as a storage facility for his personnel equipments. The camera station with 3 racks for storage and maintenance for underwater photography & video equipments, equipped by two air guns for drying.

Charging station is located at the entrance of the lounge to insure the maximum equipments safety while sailing at night, each guests has his own charging locker equipped with two electric plugs (220V & 110V) 2 pins European socket.


Cabin

Royal Evolution has 12 comfortable cabins, it can welcome 24 guests per trip:

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, individual thermostat control, safety deposit box, smoking detector alarm, life jackets, hair dryer, 220V power supply facilities.

2 Double Suites:
Located on the main deck, cabin size 14.4 sq.m, each cabin comes with a queen size bed with panoramic view, 1 desk and chair, 1 mini fridge, 2 drawer units, TV with media player entertainment system, sound system with volume control.

2 Twin Suites:
Located on the main deck, cabin size 14.4 sq.m, each cabin comes with 2 separate beds with panoramic view, 1 desk and chair, 1 mini fridge, 2 drawer units, TV with media player entertainment system, sound system with volume control.

8 Deluxe Cabins:
Located on the lower deck, cabin size 14.4 sq.m, each cabin comes with 2 separate beds with portholes. 1 desk and chair, 1 mini fridge, 2 drawer units, TV with media player entertainment system, sound system with volume control.


Diving

  • 3 - 4 dives per week + include sunset/night dive(s).
  • No night dives are allowed in the Egyptian Marine Parks
  • 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.
  • Nautilus Lifeline will be provided to divers free of charge.
  • Technical & rebreather facilities are available onboard.

Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional cost
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Complimentary for all guests
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD)
  • Crew Number:17, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Sudan 2 weeks from Egypt

Day 1 : Port Ghaleb – Embarkation – Sailing at Night to Fury Shoal or St.John reef.

Day 2 : Check dive at Fury Shoal or St.John reef. Diving the whole day. Sailing after a night dive to Shalalat reef.

Day 3 : Early morning dive at Shalalat reef. Sailing to Port Sudan.

Day 4 : Arriving early morning to Port Sudan for Visa Registration & local taxes payment (approx 2 - 3 hours), sailing to Umbria wreck for one or two day dives, one night & possible 2nd night dive after dinner.

Day 5 : Diving the whole day at Sanganeb reef (North & South plateau).

Day 6 : Early morning dive at North plateau of Sanganeb reef, then sailing to Shaab Rumi for second dive at “Cousteau Conshelf” and night dive.

Day 7 : Diving the whole day Shaab Rumi. Sailing early morning to Shaab Suadi.

Day 8 : Early morning & morning dives at the Blue Belt (Toyota Wreck), third dive at the northern plateau of Shab Suadi, sailing at night to Angarosh reef.

Day 9 : Diving the whole day at Angarosh reef. P.S : Sailing to Mesherifa for an afternoon dive & overnight (only in October for the Manta season)

Day 10 : Sailing to Abington reef, diving the whole day, night dive and overnight.

Day 11 : Sailing to Merlo reef, diving the whole day, night dive and overnight.

Day 12 : Sailing early morning to Angarosh reef for 2 dives then Sailing to St. John's reef.

Day 13 : Depending on weather conditions and arrival time (one or two dives) at St. John's reef , sailing to White Rock for afternoon & last dive, sailing to Port Ghalib.

Day 14 : Port Ghalib – disembarkation & last night hotel.


Sudan Deep South, Suakin Group from Egypt

Day 1 : Port Ghaleb embarkation, sailing at night to Fury Shoal or St. John's.

Day 2 : Diving the whole day at Fury Shoal or St. John's, sailing after night dive to Shalalat.

Day 3 : Morning dive at Shalalat, sailing to Port Sudan.

Day 4 : Arriving early morning to Port Sudan for Visa Registration & local taxes payment (approx 2 - 3 hours), sailing to Umbria wreck for one or two day dives. Sailing after night dive to the Deep South “Dahret Abid”.

Day 5 : Diving the whole day at Dahret Abid and Habili Abid & overnight.

Day 6 : Diving the whole day at Dahret Darraka, Dahret Ghab and Habili Ghab & overnight.

Day 7 : Diving the whole day at Protector reef, Hindi Gidir and Seil Ada & overnight.

Day 8 : Diving the whole day at Shaab Anbar, Habili Qaseer (PINACOLO) and Jumna, sailing at night to Sanganeb reef.

Day 9 : Morning & Mid-afternoon dives at Sanganeb North & South plateau, sailing to Shaab Rumi for afternoon & Night dive.

Day 10 : Morning & mid-afternoon dives at Shaab Rumi, sailing to Shaab Suadi (Blue Belt wreck) for afternoon & night dive.

Day 11 : Sailing early morning to Merlo reef for morning dive, sailing to Angarosh and Abington for mid-afternoon, afternoon & night dive.

Day 12 : Sailing early morning to Shaab El Hara for morning dive, then sailing to Abu Fanadir (North part of Sudan) for mid-afternoon & afternoon dives, sailing to St. John's.

Day 13 : Arriving early morning to St. John's for morning & mid-afternoon dives, then sailing to White Rock for afternoon & last dive. Sailing to Port Ghalib.

Day 14 : Arriving at Port Ghalib around 7:00 am & disembarkation (around 11:00AM).


Red Sea Grand Tour

Day 1 Port Ghalib – Embarkation
Day 2 Check dive at Shouna, 2nd & 3rd dive at Elphintone. Sailing at night to Brothers Islands
Day 3 Morning dive, 2nd & 3rd dives at Big & Small Brothers. Sailing at night to Deadalus.
Day 4 Morning dive, 2nd & 3rd dives at Deadalus reef & overnight.
Day 5 Morning dive, 2nd & 3rd dives at Deadalus reef & sailing at night to Rocky Island
Day 6 Morning dive & 2nd dives at Rocky Island, sailing to Zabargad Island for 3rd dive. Sailing to St.John for Night dive
Day 7 Morning & 2nd dives at St.Jhon . Sailing to Port Ghalib
Day 8 Port Ghalib – Dis-Embarkation


Deep south "Elba Reef" Egypt/Sudan border

Day 1 Port Ghalib ( Embarkation )
Day 2 Shouna for check dive, Elphinstone for 2nd & 3rd dives , sailing to St.John
Day 3 Diving St.John the whole day, sailing at night to Elba
Day 4 Diving the whole day at Elba reef & night dive
Day 5 Diving the whole day at Elba reef & night dive
Day 6 Diving the whole day at Elba reef, sailing at night to St.John
Day 7 St.John for two dives, Saling to Port Ghalib
Day 8 Port Ghalib ( Dis-Embarkation )

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Destinations Africa & Middle East, Egypt
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Rebreather Friendly, Tech Friendly, Camera Station, Nautilus GPS, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi
Languages spoken English, German

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
29/06/2024 to 06/07/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
06/07/2024 to 13/07/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
13/07/2024 to 20/07/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
20/07/2024 to 27/07/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
27/07/2024 to 03/08/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
03/08/2024 to 10/08/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
10/08/2024 to 17/08/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
17/08/2024 to 24/08/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
24/08/2024 to 31/08/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
31/08/2024 to 07/09/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
07/09/2024 to 14/09/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
21/09/2024 to 28/09/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
28/09/2024 to 05/10/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
05/10/2024 to 12/10/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
12/10/2024 to 19/10/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
19/10/2024 to 26/10/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
26/10/2024 to 02/11/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
02/11/2024 to 09/11/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
09/11/2024 to 16/11/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
16/11/2024 to 23/11/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
23/11/2024 to 30/11/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail
30/11/2024 to 07/12/2024 7 nights Egypt Port Ghalib - Port Ghalib From $2,699.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Egypt 7 nights Deluxe From $2,699.00
Egypt 7 nights Master From $2,949.00

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
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • 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.


Egypt

Best time for diving
March to May & September to October, however, Egypt can be good for scuba diving any time of the year. The whale shark season occurs from the end of May until the end of July in the northern Red Sea. The plankton blooms bring manta rays in to feed from May to August. From May to July, there is a higher chance to spot schooling of hammerheads in Daedalus, then the hammerheads move to Jackson Reef from July to September. And the turtle nesting season also happens from late May to early July. The Thresher Shark can be best spotted in winter. Grey reef sharks, dolphins, and dugongs can be spotted year-round.

About temperatures
Air : winter months are between 18°C - 25°C, summer months are between 32°C - 40°C.
Sea : winter months are between 20°C - 24°C, summer months are between 27°C - 30°C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
In the winter months, a 5 - 7 mm full wetsuit is recommended. In summer months a rash vest or 3 mm shorty wetsuit is recommended.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels depending on which route you are heading to. We do recommend a minimum of 30 logged dives with AOW or equivalent level to enjoy the dives in Egypt.
You can find out more information about diving in Egypt here : Egypt.

Embarkation / Disembarkation
Depending on which route you are heading to, the embarkation and disembarkation can be from Hurghada (HRG), Marsa Alam (RMF), or Sharm El Sheikh (SSH).

Visa Requirements
Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival at Egypt’s international airports. If you opt for a visa on arrival, you’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months from your arrival date, a travel itinerary, and documentation to prove accommodation or any booked tours.

Vaccinations
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if traveling from a country with a risk of YF virus transmission and ≥9 months of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with a risk of YF virus transmission. This includes Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zambia.1 In the absence of a vaccination certificate, the person will be detained in quarantine for up to 6 days after departure from an area at risk of YF virus transmission. An overview of the countries to which this applies can be downloaded here: Yellow Fever Risk Countries.

Money Matters
The local currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), and ATMs are common, especially in the main tourist areas. Major hotels will usually accept payment by credit card. However, smaller hotels may expect cash and hard currency payments (USD/EUR).

Drones
To bring a drone to Egypt and fly it, you need to receive permission from the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). If you do not have documentation of authorization, your drone will be confiscated at customs. However, getting permission to fly a drone from the CAA is difficult. Should you somehow manage to get your drone in, the onboarding screening will detect your drone and one of two things will happen: 1. your drone will be confiscated at the point of arrival and stored at the airport. 2. the drone will be detected and confiscated when you are leaving the country and you’ll be sanctioned for bringing an illegal commodity to Egypt. - So don't risk it, and leave your drone at home if you’re planning to travel to Egypt.

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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