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The Red Sea Liveaboard Trip - M/V Grand Sea Explorer
Kona Honu Dive Travel
August 26 - September 2, 2021

Join Kona Honu Dive Travel as we explore the wonders of the Red Sea aboard the MV Grand Sea Explorer, a luxury Red Sea Liveaboard.  At 41 meters (134 feet) length, the MV Grand Sea Explorer is the epitome of luxury, intended for pampering and a level of service found nowhere else in the Red Sea. She is stable, spacious, and offers smooth cruising. Accommodating up to 22 divers, this opulent vessel has 14 staterooms split into two [very large] suites, 2 double cabins and 10 twin cabins. All rooms feature air conditioning, stereos, personal fridges, and en-suite bathrooms with jet showers. There is plenty of space on board, both on the dive deck and in the extensive and welcoming main deck salon with separate dining area. On surface intervals, divers can unwind on the covered sun decks, watch movies or listen to music on the latest entertainment systems, or use the free WIFI to share their Instagram-worthy day.

The MV Grand Sea Explorer is specifically designed for divers looking for luxury and a well-built vessel for cruising between dive sites. The huge waterline-level dive deck can accommodate all 22 divers with individual seating stations, and 3 professional guides will be in the water on each dive. All diving is done from the ease of 3 dive tenders. Rest assured, the MV Grand Sea Explorer is fully licensed to cruise the entire Egyptian Red Sea and offers multiple itineraries to do so.  

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights' accommodations aboard
  • 3 meals daily
  • 2 glasses of wine or beer with dinner plus non-alcoholic beverages
  • Same-day transfers to/from Hurghada or Marsa Alam
  • Up to 4 dives daily (sunset permitting)
  • Between dive snacks
  • Free Nitrox
  • Tanks & Weights


Exclusions:


  • Airfare
  • Route Supplement and fuel surcharge ($230)
    • Includes: Meet & Assist at the airport, 2-way transfer, weekly boat & diving permits, reef taxes
  • Port Fees ($36) - payable onboard
  • Rental Equipment
  • Dive Insurance - Must cover evacuation to a chamber and recompression treatment
  • Travel Insurance - We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance for unforeseen circumstances, as your trip is non-refundable
  • Additional Alcohol - available for purchase onboard

Cabins & Pricing


Suite 1 - Main deck; King or twin beds, window, air-conditioning; private ensuite bathroom
$2195 - based on double occupancy

Suite 2 - Sun deck; King bed, window, air-conditioning; private ensuite bathroom
$2095 - based on double occupancy

Stateroom 9 & 10- Sun deck; twin beds (side by side), window; individual A/C controls; private ensuite bath
$1895 - based on double occupancy

Stateroom 11 & 12- Sun deck; twin beds (side by side), window; individual A/C controls; private ensuite bath
$1895 - based on double occupancy

Stateroom 1 - 6 - Lower deck; twin beds (side by side), porthole; individual A/C controls; private ensuite bath
$1895 - based on double occupancy

Stateroom 7 & 8 - Lower deck; double bed, porthole; individual A/C controls; private ensuite bath
$1895 - based on double occupancy

Single Supplement add 50% - email Virginia with this request - virginia@konahonudivers.com

Balance Due Payable by Check or Cash






Requirements:


  • Must be in good physical health
  • Dive Certification
  • Dive Insurance - short term dive accident insurance is available for purchase on board, but we recommend the purchase of a full policy
  • Dive Computer
  • Surface Signaling Device (SMB)
  • Regulator with alternate air source,
  • Torch (for night dives)
  • Weight Belt or Integrated BCD
Itinerary

Brother’s Islands: The two Brother’s Islands are a remote and low-lying volcanic group. Tops of mighty underwater mountains, these pinnacles offer extraordinary wall diving along their entire perimeters attracting large pelagics. Oceanic whitetips, hammerheads, and schools of tuna can be seen cruising by. A forest of soft corals sprawls over the dive sites, creating a breathtaking underwater scene.

Daedelus Reef: 180km South of Brother’s Islands, lies the even more remote Daedelus Reef. Protected in 1986, it is an isolated lighthouse surrounded by an oval reef. Drop below the surface and you will find some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral walls and the possibility of spotting schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks are spotted here too.

Elphinstone Reef: Legendary is the word used to describe Elphinstone Reef. The last standalone reef, this is the final stop of the Red Sea itinerary. Its North and South plateaus and walls are covered in vibrant soft corals, and hammerheads and grey reef sharks are regularly seen on dives. Susceptible to currents, Elphinstone is your best chance to see Oceanic Whitetips and many other bluewater pelagics.
Additional Information:

  • Departing and Returning to Hurghada, Egypt - airport code HRG
  • A Liability Release form will be emailed to diver which must be completed 65 days prior to departure 
  • Additional Vessel Liability release will be filled out onboard.
  • For those arriving before boat departure day or departing after the final day, airport transfers to/from a local hotel can be arranged for a fee.


CDC Recommendations

  • All Travelers - Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Most Travelers - Hepatitis A - CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in the Maldives, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
  • Most Travelers - Typhoid - You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in the Maldives. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

Non-Refundable Deposit


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