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Conditions for M/Y Firebird and M/Y Thunderbird 2019

All charter prices include

Collective transfer from Hurghada airport to Hurghada marina or from Marsa Alam airport to Port Ghalib and back, or from/to a hotel on the respective route. Full board, tea, coffee, water, bottled softdrinks, diving, dive guide, accommodation in a double cabin, individual = 1/2 double cabin. Our catering service as part of the booked full board starts with check-in at the boat and ends with the check-out from the boat.

Arrival and departure Hurghada airport, safari start Port Ghalib

The transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib are collective transfers! For the transfer we charge 10,- Euro per person and way. In case of longer waiting periods, guests have the possibility to store their luggage in our office. To shorten the waiting time guests can also choose to take a daily hotel room or only pool use for extra charge.

Arrival and departure Marsa Alam airport

To cover longer waiting periods during check in and/or check out we recommend the hotel Marina Lodge in Port Ghalib. A daily room or pool use can be arranged, the costs for this are not included in the safari price.

Check-in and check-out

On the day of arrival, the boat will be ready for check-in at 3 pm.
Check-out from the boat is at 10 am on departure day.
We reserve the right to accommodate our guests on their first/last night in a hotel, due to organizational or technical reasons.

Terms and conditions

Extra charge for single cabin = 80%

Reduction for non divers = 10% (for special offers please ask for availability!)

Kindly note that we always close cabins which are not in use. No guest have a claim for a single cabin which is not booked or payed! If you book the accommodation in 1/2 double cabin it is possible you will be placed with a person of the opposite sex. Gladly we can set the information about the sex on our homepage.

Not included in the price are the following local fees (2019)

(charged as extras to the total invoice)

- South to Sataya or Hurghada/Safaga 7 days: 75,- Euro p.p.

- North/wrecks 7 days: 75,- Euro p.p.

- North/wrecks incl. Ras Mohamed 7 days: 75,- Euro p.p.

- North/wrecks incl. Ras Mohamed and Tiran 7 days: 95,- Euro p.p.

- Brothers or North/wrecks/Brothers 7 days: 95,- Euro p.p.

- St. Johns 7 days: 75,- Euro p.p.

- Marine Park 7 days: 150,- Euro p.p.

- Marine Park up to 14 days: 170,- Euro p.p.

Please notice that non divers also have to pay the full amount for local fees!

Transfer between Hurghada airport and Port Ghalib: 10,- Euro per Person and way

Entry visa for Egypt: 30,- Euro p.p.

If the price for the visa will be changed by the Egyptian government, you have to pay the difference on board.

Guides

All safaris must be accompanied by experienced dive guides with a work and residence permit, as required by law. Diving courses on board can only be done by our dive guides due to legal and insurance reasons.

Marine Park

The marine parks include Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef, Rocky Island and Zabargad. Please note that night dives, swimming and snorkeling are forbidden in the marine parks by law.

Nitrox

Our boats M/Y Thunderbird and M/Y Firebird are equipped with a Nitrox membrane system. Nitrox is free for divers with a valid brevet, but not a guaranteed service.
Rebreather diving and rebreather rental must be requested in writing at least 14 days prior to the safari otherwise we can not guarantee the availability of this service on board.

Service prices on board

Please check our website for the update prices for dive courses and other services we offer on board under "Prices on Board".

Payments on board

Cash in Euro or Egyptian Pound (LE), or Visa / MasterCard

Necessary equipment and guest experience

All safari guests must have a valid diving brevet and at least 30 logged dives.
For all Marine Park routes (Brothers, Daedalus, Rocky, Zabargad) guests must have at least a minimum of 50 logged dives and the last dive should have been within one year.
Guests may be excluded from diving if they do not fulfill these requirements or have inadequate diving experience for specific areas (due to current, depth etc.). It can also lead to a limitation in the routing and dive sites.

The following equipment and documents should be with every guest upon arrival:

1. valid certification card
2. logbook
3. medical statement not older than one year (according to Egyptian law!!!)
4. dive computer
5. emergency buoy (SMB)
6. 2 passport copies!!!
7. diving accident insurance (you can arrange a decompression insurance on board. Safaris from Hurghada for 6,- Euro, Safaris from Port Ghalib for 7,- Euro)

Spare parts and rental equipment

On board of our boats normally we do not have any rental equipment or spare parts. Every guest should bring his most important spare parts for his equipment like stripes for mask and fins. Needed equipment, torches and computers can be hired on advance notice. These items are not insured and in case of damage or loss the guest is completely liable.

Abstract from the law of environment:

1. hunting, fishing, collecting of corals, shells and other marine life is strictly forbidden
2. throwing of any waste into the sea (rubbish, oil, fat) is forbidden
3. it is generally forbidden to anchor in protected areas
4. feeding fish and birds is forbidden
5. using gloves for divers is only allowed for protection
6. it is forbidden to walk on the reefs and over corals

Any violation can lead to fines and/or prison sentences. Also, the authorities reserve the right to ban the respective captain and dive guide from their profession, as well as to confiscate the boat license for a certain period of time.

The maximum dive depth for diving with compressed air is 40 m! (upon presentation of the corresponding brevet). For any technical diving the rules from CDWS obtain (Chamber of Diving and Watersports, www.cdws.travel/diving/rules-regulations).

Payment conditions

Upon booking, 20% of payment is required. Booking is only confirmed after receiving of the first payment. Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the safari (access to account).

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Cancellation fees

up to 90 days prior at a safari, 15% of total safari price
89 to 35 days prior at a safari, 25% of total safari price
34 to 22 days prior at a safari, 50% of total safari price
21 to 15 days prior at a safari, 70% of total safari price
14 to 8 days prior at a safari, 90% of total safari price
7 days and not arrival, 100% of total safari price

Booking and name changes

A name change is possible up to 4 weeks before departure with a fee of 50,- Euro. After this, the normal cancellation fees apply. Booking changes are possible up to 4 weeks before departure with a fee of 50,- Euro per person. After this, the normal cancellation fees will apply.

Minimum number of guests

The minimum number of guests for our safaris is usually 8 people. If this number is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the safari 14 days before departure.

Conditions for M/Y Blue on request

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