Blue Planet 1 Hothttp://www.oonasdivers.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/378x284s/79/45/01/1002166-565174600196155-874002988-n-73-1378805544.jpg
Although the baby of the fleet, Blue Planet 1 is fast, spacious and beautifully fitted out. She is a friendly boat and ideal for smaller groups who would like to explore the Northern Red Sea from Hurghada.
Built in 1999 and fully refitted and upgraded in July 2013, the 27 metre Blue Planet 1 offers you the opportunity to dive the famous itinerary of the "North & Wrecks" as either a 3 night mini safari combined with resort or, for groups, a 7 night itinerary, departing from Hurghada.
Sleeping up to a maximum of 16 guests Blue Planet 1 offers 8 twin bedded cabins all ensuite and all A/C.
There’s a comfortable lounge and dining area with TV, DVD and CD player.
Outside you can find a spacious shaded cushioned sundeck and 2 sunbathing platforms allowing ample space for relaxation. The well designed and recently refurbished dive platform offers a charging station for your torch and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and on deck showers.
- Flights & Transfers
Flights are available departing Gatwick into Hurghada each Monday and Friday and from Manchester or Birmingham into Hurghada each 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 and chat about the reefs you’re likely to visit.
The following morning after breakfast Blue Planet 1 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.
- 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
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
- Thank you for organising another great trip to the Red Sea. Holiday was very enjoyable and food amazing. Chef on board the Blue Planet cooked some of the best dishes I've ever tasted aboard a Red Sea liveaboard. Compliments also go to the dive guide, Ashraff, he made it a great trip. It was a real pleasure to meet Jeff Goodman, a professional and pioneer in the field of underwater filming. I've learnt a lot from him in such a short space of time. The clips I'm now able to edit together are a great improvement upon what I was shooting before. Would dearly love to join up with him again but this time on a land based workshop. Couple of dive on the wrecks were the busiest I've ever seen in the Red Sea... Sign of the times. Overall we had the sights to ourselves which was great". Thank you Jeff and thank you Oonasdivers.
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