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Conditions for M/Y Firebird and M/Y Thunderbird

All charter prices include

Collecting transfers from Airport Hurghada to Marina Hurghada or from Airport Marsa Alam to Port Ghalib and back, full board accommodation, tea, coffee, water, diving, dive guide, accommodation in a double cabin, individual = 1/2 double cabin.

Arrival and departure Hurghada airport, safari starting from Port Ghalib

The transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib are collected transfers! For the transfer we charge Euro 10,- per Person and way.
In case of longer waiting periods, guests are allowed to store their luggage in our office. Guests can also choose the use of a daily room or the pool for an extra charge.

Arrival and departure Marsa Alam airport

To cover longer waiting periods during check in and/or check out we recommend a daily room or pool use (extra charge applies). The Hotel Marina Lodge is close to the Port Ghalib marina.

Check in and check out

On the arrival day check in time on the boat is 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 organizationally or engineering reasons.

Terms and conditions

Extra charge for single cabin = 80%

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

Harbour fee of Euro 25 (for safaris starting from Port Ghalib only). If the safari only ends or starts in Port Ghalib we charge only the half harbor fee of Euro 12,50

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 price for 2016/2017

(charged as extras to the total bill)

St. Johns, North or South Safari 7 days: 25.- Euro p.p. dive permission
North/wrecks incl. Ras Mohamed 7 days: 30.- Euro p.p. dive permission
Brothers 7 days: 70.- Euro p.p. marine park fees
North/wrecks/Brothers 7 days: 70.- Euro p.p. dive permission
Marine Park North 7 days: 100.- Euro p.p. marine park fees
Marine Park South 7 days: 100.- Euro p.p. marine park fees
Marine Park 10 days: 110.- Euro p.p. marine park fees
Marine Park 14 days: 120.- Euro p.p. marine park fees

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

Transfer between Airport Hurghada 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.

For safaris starting from Port Ghalib we charge a harbour fee of Euro 25.-. If the safari only ends or starts in Port Ghalib we charge only the half harbor fee of Euro 12,50


Since 01.07.2001 every safari boat in the Red Sea must be accompanied by an experienced dive guide with a work permission. Therefore it is not permitted to charge a boat without a certified dive guide. Diving courses on board can only be undertaken by our dive guides due to insurance restrictions.

Marine Park

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


Our boats M/Y Thunderbird and M/Y Firebird are equipped with Nitrox membrane systems. NITROX is FOR FREE on MY Firebird and MY Thunderbird. However, Nitrox is 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

Euro or Egyptian Pound (LE) cash, or Visa / Mastercard

Necessary equipment and guest experience

All safari guests for South, North or St. Johns safaris must have at least a minimum of 30 logged dives.
For all Marine Park routes guests must have at least a minimum 50 logged dives and the last dive should have been within one year.
Guests may be excluded from diving at the dive guide's discretion should they not fulfill the requirements or be considered experienced enough for specific areas (due to current, depth etc.). In such circumstances, a change in route or choice of a lesser dive site will be applicable for all.

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 (legal requirement for Egyptian law!!!)
4. Dive computer
5. Emergency buoy
6. Weight belt (even if weights are integral in jacket)
7. One torch per buddy team at every day dive
8. 2 passport copies!!!
9. Diving accident insurance (you can arrange a decompression insurance on board. Safaris from HRG 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.
With prior notice we can arrange for rental equipment, such as torches and computer. 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 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! ((by sight of the corresponding brevet). For any technical diving the rules from CDWS obtain (Chamber of Diving and Watersports,

Payment conditions

Upon booking, 20% of payment is required. Booking is only confirmed after the completion 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 fees
89 to 35 days prior at a safari, 25% of total safari fees
34 to 22 days prior at a safari, 50% of total safari fees
21 to 15 days prior at a safari, 70% of total safari fees
up to 14 days prior at a safari, 90% of total safari fees
not arrival, 100% of total safari fees

Booking and name changes

A name change is possible up to 4 weeks before departure with a fee of 50 Euro. After this, cancellation charges will apply. Booking changes are possible up to 4 weeks before departure with a fee of 50 Euro. After this, cancellation charges will apply.

Minimum number of guests

The minimum number of guests per safari is 10 regulary. If this number is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the safari 14 days before the start date of the trip.

Conditions for M/Y Blue on request



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