Green Force diving can take you to the northern part of the Red Sea where beautiful shipwrecks are hidden under the clear blue surface, to the south where you can enjoy beautiful and colourful reefs, plateaus, drop-offs and the abundant Red Sea underwater life. Or we can go to the deeper south where one can visit pristine coral reefs and where you may expect the bigger fish like sharks, dolphins, barracudas and many more.

Proceedings of the dive safari:

– Day 1: arrival + check-in
– Day 2: Departure from the port + diving day 1
– Day 3: dive day 2
– Day 4: dive day 3
– Day 5: dive day 4
– Day 6: dive day 5
– Day 7: dive day 6 + arrival at the port after the last 2 dives
– Day 8: Departure

Upon arrival we await you at the airport and go to the port where the boat is waiting for us (the berth of the boat depends on the chosen route). After check-in you will get a short briefing during which we’ll explain you the most important things you need to know about your upcoming adventure on our vessel.

The next morning, the Coast Guard will pay us a short visit to grand us permission to set off toward our first diving spot.

You will stay on board for 6 nights (full board). The 7th night you will either remain on board, or spend the night  in a comfortable 3* hotel.

We offer you 3 to 4 dives per day (last day 2 dives + keep in mind that night dives are prohibited in the Marine Park Areas).

Before each dive, our professional dive guides will give you a thorough briefing on the dive site you are about to visit. Feel free to ask your guides to guide you both above and under water!

With every route description you will find a description of some of the sites you will visit during your cruise. The chosen sites and the order in which they are visited may change due to weather conditions.
Please, do not hesitate to state any requests concerning the dive sites you are about to visit, it can only benefit your holiday experience ! Mind you: the final decision lies with the captain and the dive guides since the Red Sea, the weather conditions and the liveaboard are really their cup of tea.

The cook will conjure up three nice buffet-style meals a day, with some light snacks and refreshments in between. Soft and hot drinks are included in the prices. Alcoholic beverages are not. They are available on board at very reasonable prices. (please request in advance).
If you or your group have special wishes concerning the catering, please notify us in advance.

Our staff can accommodate you in Dutch, French, English and German.

Information

Luggage

  • Bring only what you need, don’t overdo it
  • Bring only comfortable clothing. There is no fashion police on board
  • A sweater for the somewhat cooler evenings is a good idea from November till April
  • Don’t forget your swimwear! A bath robe and towel are offered to each guest on board.
  • Don’t forget your sunblock.

Visum

  • The visum is purchased upon arrival in the airport, has a validity of 1 month, and costs 15 euro.

Diving equipment

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Fins (and booties)
  • Divesuit (shorty in summer, 5/7 mil in winter)
  • BCD
  • Complete octopus including inflator hose (you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff
    people forget …), depth gauge and pressure gauge
  • Compass
  • Weightbelt including buckle and stoppers. Soft weights (with leadshot)
    are NOT available in Egypt.
  • Dive computer
  • Some spare parts (fins- and mask straps, mouthpiece, O-rings, etc.)

Currency

  • The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (LE).
    1 euro is about 20 LE.
  • If you plan on raiding the souvenir shops, we advise you to bring enough cash in small bills. Euro bills are accepted everywhere. Your change will be in Egyptian pounds though. Dollar bills are also widely accepted.
  • Credit cards and Travellers Cheques can only be used in banks.

Transfers

AIRPORT Hurghada Marine Marsa Ghaleb Marsa Alam Hamata
HURGHADA 20 minutes 3 hrs 3.30 hrs 5.30 hrs
MARSA ALAM 20 minutes 40 minutes 2 hrs

Climate

Diving in the Red Sea is amazing throughout the entire year with a visibility averaging 20m. See the chart below for air and sea temperatures. Most divers are comfortable in a 3mm suit or shortie in summer (a full suit is recommended for night dives), and a 5mm 2 piece, 7 mm,  or semi-dry in winter.

°C

Jan

Feb

Mrt

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Okt

Nov

Dec

AIR

20

22

24

28

31

35

39

40

38

33

27

21

SEA

19

19

20

22

23

24

25

28

27

26

24

20

Vaccinations

Polio, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis A are recommended. There are no compulsory vaccinations required.

Electricity

The electrical current in Egypt and on our Red Sea liveaboards is 220volts and the plug sockets are the round 2 pin variety used in Central Europe. ¨Please bring your own travel adapters if you have rechargeable lamps or other electrical equipment.