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Egypt and the Red Sea!


LGBTQ+ Liveaboard Charter of
Red Sea Aggressor
II

Red Sea UnderseaX Diver with Soft Coral


October 8-15, 2022

Just $1899 per person, Deluxe Cabin
$2555 per person, Master Cabin

$2855 per person, Suite

Private LGBTQ+
Nile Cruise & Cairo Tour:

October 15-23, 2022


A favorite of European divers, the Red Sea is considered one of the best scuba destinations in the world. Thousands of kilometres of coastline are blessed with extensive reef formations and islands. The underwater scenery is rich with coral-covered walls and beautiful "gardens". Over 400 varieties of coral and 1500 species of fish, turtles, and sharks inhabit the Red Sea.

Jacques Cousteau once said "The Red Sea is a corridor of marvels. The happiest hours of my diving experience have been spent there". That statement is as true today as it was when Jacques Cousteau explored here. Surrounded by desert, there is no runoff to cloud the crystal-clear waters.

All guests on our expeditions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of Egypt's current entry requirements. Join trip host Greg Hamman to travel by liveaboard and dive an exciting Northern Red Sea itinerary in the best time of year!

Planned Itinerary:
Northern Red Sea

Note: 25 logged dives recommended

Attention: This is an intermediate to advanced itinerary. We'll dive from a live skiff, requiring a backward roll to enter the water, sometimes with a negative entry. Red Sea Aggressor II skiffs are equipped with a ladder for ease of re-entry. You should be comfortable with currents, descent and safety stop/ascent without a visual reference, buddy diving, and hopefully large sharks!

    Red Sea Aggressor II Soft Coral Anthias

Planned Itinerary highlights:

Straits of Tiran: The Straits of Tiran are the narrow sea passages between the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas which separates the Gulf of Aqaba from the Red Sea. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and pelagics.

Ras Mohamed National Park: The park is located at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. It was declared a protected area in 1983. The jewels in the crown of this national park are Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef. Shark Reef offers the chance to dive with grey and blacktip reef sharks. It is also home to huge numbers of reef fish and some larger pelagics such as tunas. Yolanda Reef is named after the shipwreck. On the plateau, at 32 - 82 feet/10 - 25 meters depth, are scattered remains of toilets and baths. Anemone City is a wonderful shallow dive at 40 feet/12 meters depth. The Shark Observatory is awesome with plenty of whitetip reef sharks and huge barracudas. The dive sites in Ras Mohamed offer an abundance of reef fish, scorpion fish, multiple macro critters, as well as hard and soft corals. The whole area is a big fish territory.

SS Thistlegorm: The SS Thistlegorm is the most famous of the Red Sea wrecks. The English cargo ship (423 feet/129 meters) was bombed by German aviation on October 6,1941 in the area of Shaab Ali. She was transporting supplies destined for the British fifth army based in Alexandria, as well as armored MGs vehicles, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, airplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of Wellington boots. Now the wreck is an artificial reef on a sandy bottom at 104 feet/32 meters depth and is home to an enormous variety of marine life with large schooling fish. Additionally, the wreck provides a hunting ground for giant tuna and snappers.

Please note the itinerary is an example of the planned route, and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. As an all-LGBTQ+ charter, your trip leader will work with the captain to plan a route that is more focused on reef than wrecks. This is an opportunity to dive the spectacular Northern Red Sea easily by liveaboard without the machismo. All dives sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.

Northern Red Sea Dive Site Map

Package includes:

  • 7 nights aboard the Red Sea Aggressor II in air-conditioned double occupancy staterooms with private bath
  • Transfer from Hurghada Airport to ship and back on scheduled arrival and departure days
  • Meals and fresh fruit between meals
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, limited local beer and wine with dinner
  • 4 dives a day Sunday-Thursday, conditions permitting, with two dives on Friday morning.
    Night dives are not permitted in offshore marine parks.
  • Tanks, weights and weight belt

Not included: airfare to Hurghada (see air info below), any extra nights in Hurghada, visa on arrival (currently US$25), Port Fee ($39), Egyptian Marine Park fees ($105), Friday night dinner in port, Nitrox ($100 for week), equipment rental if needed, crew gratuity, and trip insurance (required for this vacation).

Air Connections:
European divers have air connections directly to Hurghada (HRG) from multiple gateways. Please arrive no later than the morning of October 8, preferably a day early. Once the ship departs port, no delayed passengers or luggage can be brought on board.

North American divers can fly to Cairo (CAI) non-stop from JFK on EgyptAir, or to Hurghada or Cairo via connections in Europe. Please plan to arrive at least one day early. You can relax overnight from travel at the Marriott Hurghada, or we're happy to arrange a stay at a resort with diving.

You can depart from Hurghada around noon on October 15, which is 24 hours after our last scheduled dive. If you join our Nile Cruise and Land Tour, please plan to depart Cairo on Sunday, October 23.

Due to Port Authority regulations, late arrivals cannot be boarded after our scheduled 6 am departure from Hurghada on Sunday, October 9. Please purchase travel insurance to cover you in case of delay or cancellation.

REQUIRED MEDICAL DIVING FORM: The Government of Egypt requires that all dive operations obtain a Diving Medical History form before allowing anybody to participate in recreational diving activities (certified and non-certified). The universal RSTC Medical History Questionnaire is acceptable. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you will need to visit with your local medical professional for an examination and obtain their approval (via their signature) before participating in recreational diving. A positive response simply means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must seek the advice and approval of a medical professional before engaging in diving activities.

Deposit: $700; second deposit of $500 due at 180 days; final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

How to reserve your space:

  1. Call or E-mail us to check availability.
  2. We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
  3. Complete and return the trip application and waiver from the letter with your deposit by check or credit card.
  4. After your space is confirmed with application and deposit, make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.


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