Blue Pearl Hothttp://www.oonasdivers.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/378x284s/9c/6d/21/913_blue_pearl_northern_and_southern_red_sea_1306420558.jpg
Elegant in design both inside and out Blue Pearl and her crew will offer you not just the warmest of welcomes but some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer.
Built in November 2003, at a length of 36m and breadth of 8m Blue Pearl cruises all routes from North to South taking in the most famed and sought after itineraries from the classical Northern Wrecks & Reefs down to the marine parks of Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky offering you up to 21 dives per week.
Sleeping up to a maximum of 20 guests Blue Pearl offers 8 twin bedded cabins and 2 double bedded upper deck master cabins, all ensuite and all A/C. Pearl offers a comfortable lounge and dining area with TV, DVD and CD player, outside you can find 2 spacious partly shaded cushioned sundecks allowing ample space for relaxation.
Twin staircases lead to a large dive platform with a charging stationfor your torch and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and on deck showers.
- Flights & Transfers
It is possible to fly from Gatwick to Marsa Alam each Wednesday.
Depending on the charter departure day it may also be possible to fly from Gatwick to Hurghada on a Monday or Friday or from Manchester or Birmingham to Hurghada on a Friday.
- Daily Schedule
Upon arrival you will be led aboard and receive your boat briefing whilst your evening meal is being prepared. During dinner you have the chance to meet your fellow divers for the week and chat about the reefs you’re likely to visit.
The following morning after breakfast Blue Pearl aims to leave port between 8am and 9am, but departure time is in the hands of the coast guard so please allow an hour either way.
Once the diving is underway your weeks schedule is roughly as follows:
Day 1 – 2 to 3 dives
Days 2 to 5 - up to 4 dives (non Marine Parks)
Days 2 to 5 - up to 3 dives (Marine Parks)
Day 6 – 2 dives
For the Blue Planet fleet of liveaboards there are a few restrictions and some recommendations on dive qualification and logged dives.
North & Wrecks – 20 logged dives, open water or equivalent (recommended)
St Johns – 30 logged dives, advanced open water or equivalent, (recommended)
Marine Parks such as Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky require a minimum of 50 logged dives and advanced open water or equivalent.
- Food & Drink
Included within your charter are 3 freshly prepared meals a day, selected snacks between dives, bottled soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee.
Extras available to purchase on board are local wines, beers, mixers and diet drinks.
- Optional Activities
From any of the Blue Planet liveaboards its easy to extend your stay, maybe a week relaxing in a luxury beach front hotel, a cultural visit to Luxor or even a Nile Cruise.
Please ask your tour advisor prior to booking of what could be available.
- Courses & Equipment
PADI Diving Course Supplements (Booked and paid for in advance, in addition to standard diver package):
ProNRC Nitrox Course Level 2 (2 dives, incl. manual and certification £125.00 NRC Rebreather DOLPHIN Course (4 dives, incl. manual and certification) On request PADI Advanced Course incl. certification £145.00 PADI Wreck Diver Course £55.00 PADI Drift Diver Course £55.00 PADI Deep Diver Course £55.00 PADI Night Diver Course £55.00
Please note the above prices exclude equipment hire but do not include the PADI licence fee or manual unless otherwise stated.
Nitrox Pricelist (Booked in advance and paid for on site)
Dive package per week € 65.00 1 dive Nitrox EAN 32 € 8.00 1 filling (up to 5 l Tank) Nitrox 40/60 € 4.00 Nitrox-Computer (per day) € 10.00 Rebreather Draeger DOLPHIN (per day) € 90.00 Divesorb per kg € 65.00 PADI Night Diver Course € 65.00 Nitrox for FREE for repeat guests on Blue Pearl or Seas
Equipment Rental Prices (Payable on site):
Full Equipment (without torch and dive computer) € 135.00 Wetsuit € 35.00 BCD € 35.00 Regulator € 35.00 Mask & Snorkel € 35.00 Fins € 35.00 Dive Computer € 35.00 Torch € 35.00 15l tank (steel) € 30.00
I just wanted to say thank you for your help in organising what turned out to be an excellent trip, all my party were full of praise for the Boat crew and Dive guides who were all friendly and helpful, we had some first class diving and would have no hesitation in returning to the Blue Pearl.
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