CULTURAL & LIVEABOARD
Red Sea

Egypt is a magical place both on land and in the sea. On this trip experience the best of both worlds!

The beauty of the Red Sea captivated the heart of world renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau. So much so he created a little underwater village and spent 30 days underwater to prove humans could live in the sea. The allure of the Red Sea still captivates divers worldwide and is a bucket-list destination.

A special route created by M/V South Moon just for our divers sails along the Northern Wreck Route and the Strait of Tiran. Encompassing famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea as well as stunning reefs. With one of the most unique marine environments and one of the world’s most important repositories of marine biodiversity; the Red Sea is home to 10 species of sharks, 300 species of coral and 800 species of fish. You can also spot dolphins, turtles, seahorses, octopus and the endangered dugong.

The highlight of the Red Sea is its world famous wrecks. As the history of Egypt dates back to 3250 BCE, the Red Sea is a haven for wreck divers keen to explore the ships left behind from ages of failed voyages. On our charter we will be diving the world famous Thistlegorm, the wrecks of Abu Nuhas and the Dunraven.

A trip to Egypt wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Cairo museum. We have also included a Bedouin night in Sharm El Sheikh to ensure our divers experience all the highlights of Egypt’s land and sea.

Join us for an unforgettable experience of Egypt’s culture and history- wet and dry!

We are thrilled to be cruising on the M/V South Moon

The M/V South Moon liveabord will ensure a comfortable diving holiday while in the Red Sea. Cabins include air-conditioning and full en-suite bathrooms with multiple lounge areas around the boat. Catch some rays in between dives on one of the spacious sun-decks and enjoy a delicious mix of western and Egyptian cuisine. Document your trip and organize any photos or videos with the South Moon’s camera station and free internet. After a full day of diving, get comfortable and watch some movies with South Moon’s audio and video entertainment selections.

 

Cabins are double occupancy with the option of twin beds or a double bed for couples.

 

The friendly and professional crew will make your stay on the South Moon an unforgettable experience.

The following is included in this once in a lifetime diving experience in Egypt

We are excited about all our trip to the Red Sea has to offer

  • 6 days 5 nights on the South Moon with daily housekeeping
  • 23 dives including wrecks, night dives, shallow dives, drifts, coral gardens and reef walls
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are included (alcoholic beverages are available for purchase)
  • Visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx
  • 4 days at the luxury Savoy Hotel
  • Bedouin Night in the desert
  • Transfers in Sharm El Sheik and Cairo
  • Two trip leaders from Scuba Getaway to ensure you have the best experience possible

Optional Extras:

  • Master room upgrade on the boat- $200 USD
  • 2 nights in a luxury hotel in Cairo visting Cairo Museum/ Khan Khalili (lunch and dinner included)- $495 USD

A liveaboard trip is an investment for an experience of a lifetime and we want to make it as easy as possible on your pocketbook!

To talk more about this incredible trip, please contact Gillian at 1-416-792-3483 or email gillian@scubagetaway.com

The following is our basic deposit structure for our Egypt trip in 2019.

Due upon booking: $500 USD

Due September 1, 2019: $1,500 USD

Due  March 1, 2020: remaining balance

(If deposit dates have already passed, please email gillian@scubagetaway.com to discuss alternate payment options for the trip.)

What currency are trips priced in?

All currency for this trip is in USD.

What are your terms and conditions?

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully. It includes all the information you need to know about booking with Scuba Getaway. You will have the option to agree to these Terms and Conditions when you make your first trip deposit.

Do you provide trip insurance?

We highly recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Do you provide dive insurance?

It’s required by Scuba Getaway and the South Moon that all divers have dive insurance. We will request proof of current dive insurance before the trip. If you need to purchase insurance, we recommend DAN (Diver’s Alert Network).

Do I have to pay everything at once?

We offer a deposit schedule for each trip so that it’s easy on your pocket book.

How does roommate selection work?

One of the benefits to booking with Scuba Getaway is that we find great divers and roommates for you, if you aren’t traveling with a friend or significant other. We don’t pair co-ed roommates and we are happy to introduce you to your roommate before the trip.

What level of certification do I need for this trip?

For our liveaboards you are required to be advanced certified. If you are in the Greater Toronto Area our sister company Toronto Scuba Centre can help with certification, practice sessions and dive gear.

I don’t have all my own gear. Can I rent gear?

The South Moon does provide gear rentals, as does Toronto Scuba Centre. You can also purchase new gear with Toronto Scuba Centre as well.

Are you able to accommodate food allergies and/or restrictions?

The South Moon is happy to provide guests with a wide variety of options and has lots of experience dealing with food allergies.

I have never been on a liveaboard before and don’t know what to expect.

If diving is a new found passion of yours or you are an experienced diver that hasn’t yet made the giant stride onto a liveaboard, we can assure you that this type of trip is the best way to see the greatest dive sites in the world. There are always two representatives from Scuba Getaway on every trip that guide you and help you with all your diving needs. Our representatives are experienced divers and act on your behalf when dealing with all aspects of your trip from diving to accommodation to socializing we have your back and we are there to ensure you have the greatest trip possible. We only book premium liveaboards with the best crew in areas we are very familiar with.