We need from each diver an actual diving brevet, logbook and, if possible, a medical statement (max. 2 years old).
On the boat you will choose your own dive requirement. If you are an early riser, you have the possibility for an Early Morning Dive. After common breakfast you will start to the famous drop off reefs in the Red Sea and to reefs which are really secret. In the afternoon there are wrecks on the order of the day as well as glamorous labyrinths, mysterious caves, and magnificent underwater gardens. If this is not enough, you can end the day in a cozy night dive. On all Blue Planet Liveaboards Boats the care on board and under water is followed by a professional tour guide. All of them have had knowledge of the Red Sea for many years and know the reefs very well. Detailed briefings from the guide makes it possible to discover the dive sites independent with only your dive buddy. For diving we have 12 litre aluminium and 15 litre steel (on request) tanks with DIN valves (INT adapters are available) and also enough lead. All other equipment you have to bring with you. For the suits there are dress-hangers. The BCD will be fixed on the tank during the safari. A diver with lesser dives will be diving in a small group, with experienced divers, or the dive guide.
Brother Islands and Marine Park Tour
For the underwater national park (Brother Islands, Daedalus, Rocky Island, and Zabargad) there are 50 logged dives required. Night dives are generally not allowed. As well you can NOT step on to the Island Zabargad and Rocky Island as it is prohibited. The local fees/ diesel supplement for Brother Islands from/to HRG Euro 175, -, from/to Port Ghalib Euro 195, -, and for Marine park tour Euro 125, -. The fee will be collected on board by the dive guide.
Safety for diving
Decompression dives are prohibited on principle and the max. diving depth is 40 meters. For emergency, there are two 50 litre tanks with oxygen, accessories, and medic first aid equipment. We recommend you sign a special insurance that includes the rescue, costs for Decompression Chamber, and the transportation to your home.
On the boats of Blue Planet Liveaboards, it`s possible to dive Nitrox with 12 litre tanks. For Nitrox you don’t need special equipment. Nitrox diver should bring their own analyser. One analyser is on board. During the trip you can have Nitrox education. Please book it before. If the Nitrox Compressor is not available, because of technical problems, there is no refund.
Diving courses on board
On board of Blue Planet Liveaboards you can do
Pro NRC- Nitrox Course: 135 Euro incl. book, table and certification
PADI- AOWD Course: 230 Euro incl. certification and book.
On all boats there is usually one complete spare equipment available. You cannot buy spare parts during the safari so please bring corresponding spare parts like straps for fins and O-rings for your regulator with you. Required for each diver is: Diving computer or depth gauge and watch, a signal buoy (SMB) as well as a torch. The regulator must have an alternate air source. You can rent dive equipment, torches, and computer if you order it before. Because these things have no insurance you are responsible for loss or damage. The amount for the rent: Equipment: 135 Euro per week, torch: 35 Euro per week, computer: 35 Euro per week, 15-l-tank (steel): 30 Euro per week.