Agent Login Travel Resources LiveAboard Boutique Contact Information Back to Home
Untitled Document
Welcome to the Red Sea
 
Red Sea


 
Diving Environment:
  • Hammerheads, Dolphin, Soft Corals, abundant reef fish life.

  • All dives from 2 skiffs that carry 10 divers each for quick access.

  • Water temperature:
    74 - 84F, 23 - 29C.

  • 5 dives per day, night diving when available.

  • 3mm wetsuit recommended in the summer and 5mm wetsuit in the winter.

 


Dear Aggressor Team,

"I have just returned from the fam trip on the maiden voyage of the Red Sea Aggressor with Tom Gebhardt."  . . . "Eleven of the group visited Luxor prior to boarding the boat and that is a side trip I would highly recommend. We were told by our tour guide that we were the first American group that had visited Luxor in 3 years. We felt very safe at all times and I will be happy to serve as a reference if any potential visitors have questions about safety for land trip. 

The crew on the boat was great and worked hard to accommodate everyone. I had some equipment issues upon arrival with my regulator and David Patterson did a great job or working with me to sort out all the problems so I was comfortable diving with my equipment. He did a wonderful job of working with the guest and crew to make the trip great for all divers. Our charter went to St John's Reef and this was not originally planned for a 7 day charter. The diving at St John's was " as good as it gets". I would highly recommend making this part of all 7 day charters if possible . This was a great treat I and I so appreciate having the opportunity to dive St John's as part of this experience. We also had the chance to snorkel with  a pod of 17 dolphins on this charter. That was truly a magical experience. 

Tom Gebhardt did a great job of organizing our fam and was a pleasure to be with on the boat and the side trip to Luxor. Marc Home was onboard the charter and he brought a lot of fun to the group! All of the dive staff and crew went above and beyond to help us on the dive deck and while on the boat.

I don't think I have seen such clear water with so much color on the reefs in my 25 year dive career.  It was a pleasure to be on the charter and experience a new destination with such style.

I look forward to returning in the future with an ISAM group. Hats off to all for a great maiden charter!"

Sincerely,
Bridget T.



New Red Sea Aggressor

With awesome visibility and breath-taking soft corals, the Red Sea is one of the most popular dive destinations in the world. There are over one thousand species of fish in the Red Sea, 20 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world. It is hard to believe that where the Egyptian desert sands end, a marine paradise begins. Ironically, the desert climate has created an ideal setting for divers. 

It is one of the sunniest places on the planet, therefore, corals and their tiny guests thrive on an overabundance of solar energy. The Red Sea is the resting place of many intriguing wrecks included several WWII ships that house countless artifacts.

What makes our Red Sea LiveAboard different:

Port Ghalib, Egypt’s premier up-scale resort community, is home to the beautiful 120 ft., 20 passenger Red Sea Aggressor yacht and host hotel, the beautiful Crown Plaza Sahara Sands. This beautiful waterfront community also includes an Intercontinental Hotel, Marina Lodge and restaurants of all kinds.

Two 7-Night Itineraries Offered: (alternating every week)

Difference in Itineraries:

Brothers/Daeldalus/Elphinstone

Southern Route Itinerary


10 Night Itineraries:
Dive the best of the Brothers itinerary and Southern itinerary during the following dates. For individuals, couples, or small groups. Private 10 night - 14 night charters are available upon request:

          - March 18 - 28, 2015
          - August 15 - 25, 2015
          - August 26 - September 5, 2015

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
 

The Hurghada International Airport is 2 hours from Port Ghalib and the Marsa Alam International Airport is 10 minutes from Port Ghalib. Following are the airlines that fly into both airports, there are many other airlines of which have direct flights.  

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Hurghada Interational Airport (HRG):  Turkish Air, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa & Condor, Egypt Air, Air Berlin

Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF): Egypt Air (seasonal Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec), Swiss Air - year around service once a week to/from Zurich on Thursday, Air Berlin - seasonal flights

Travel Advisory: We are unable to accept reservations from guests traveling on an Israeli passport due to Egyptian maritime regulations. Due to the political and cultural climate in this destination, travel is also strongly discouraged for guests with last names commonly associated with the Jewish faith and whose passports have a stamp indicating  they have traveled to Israel.There is a risk that when the Port Authority is clearing the Red Sea Aggressor to depart Port Ghalib on the charter, travel may be delayed and/or denied by the authorities.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

Airport transfers are included if arriving and departing from the Marsa Alam Airport on the charter start/end dates to and from Port Ghalib Harbor. Guests will be met by a Red Sea Aggressor representative  at 5:30 pm and transfered to the yacht. Guests may board the yacht Saturday afternoon anytime between 3 pm - 6 pm and through the evening. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday morning after the Port Authorities have checked all guests passports. After clearance is given, no one can board the boat.

After a full week of diving, the Red Sea Aggressor  returns back to Port Ghalib Friday afternoon between 2 - 4 pm. Friday evening after the sunset cocktail party, guests may go ashore and enjoy of the many restaurants at the Port Ghalib.

Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am.

Taxes/Fees/Transfers:
There is a USD $39 Port Fee per person, a USD $52 Marine Park Fee for the Brothers itinerary or a USD $105 Marine Park Fee for the Brothers/Daedalus. These fees are paid onboard the yacht and may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, cash or travelers checks.

Upon arrival to Egypt, all guests must pay an entry visa of $25. They do not offer a multi-entry visa. (subject to change without notice)

Red Sea Facts: