Join OTA Diving in one of the world's best diving destinations! Price is a deposit only. $500 per person holds the spot for 3 days. Once you deposit, we will send you a credit card authorization sheet. Your spot is confirmed when we receive your signed credit card authorization sheet and your first payment or payment in full. 

Liveaboard only:  

Lower twin: $1599 (8 cabins available)

Upper twin: $1749 (3 cabins available)

Panarama Suite: $4499 for the cabin (double bed/2 people)

Liveaboard price includes meet and transfer* on Day 1, Liveaboard for 7 nights, Nitrox, Port and Marine Park fees. Transfer back to airport on final day. 

*transfers are group transfers at pre-determined times. Transfers outside of these windows can be arranged at additional cost. 

Cairo tour & Liveaboard starting at:  $2994 

Cairo tour, Liveaboard & Luxor tour starting at: $3794

Liveaboard & Tour Combo: If you pay in full now you will receive a 5% discount on total cost price. (discount approximately $185 p/p)

including Flights, transfers, 5* hotels, tours, and more

 

With your hosts OTA Diving:  Visit our most favorite sites in the Southern Red Sea!  We have reserved the entire boat and will be cruising with our good friends Serpent Fleet. 

This trip is perfect for underwater photography and videography.  There is a mix of relaxed reef diving, exciting historic wrecks, dramatic walls and exhilarating drift diving.   

Sea Serpent Glory liveaboard is part of the well-established Sea Serpent Fleet operating dive liveaboards in the Red Sea, Egypt. It has 13 air-conditioned, ensuite cabins which can accommodate up to 26 guests. These consist of 1 Double Master suite with panoramic windows and 12 twin bed cabins. Cabins are located on either the upper deck or lower deck, depending on the type.

The M/Y Sea Serpent Glory is a modern motor yacht at 40mtrs/131ft in length and it has a clean, light and modern feel to its interior. There are plenty of social spaces around the deck areas including a large comfortable indoor lounge and dining space on the main deck. On the sundeck and fly deck, there is more outside seating for guests to relax on between dives or soak up some Egyptian sunshine. Sea Serpent Glory also boasts a large spacious dive deck area with a dive platform where divers can store their equipment, get ready for dives and easily enter the water.

THE ROUTE: Rocky Island, Zabargad & St. John's Reef

Itinerary Hightlights

As the most southerly of Egypt’s Red Sea dive destinations, not many divers make it to St. John’s, Zabargad and Rocky Island. Those who do, often iterate their belief that this is the best diving in the Red Sea. With abundant marine life, uncrowded dive sites and crystal clear visibility, it’s easy to understand why.

St. John’s is a healthy reef system lying 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Rocky Island and just east of Elba National Park. Habili Ali and Habili Gafaar are two reef dives known for their abundant soft corals and black corals as well as their schooling pelagic fish species.

This trip is perfect for underwater photography and videography.  There is a mix of relaxed reef diving, exciting historic wrecks, dramatic walls and exhilarating drift diving.   

But first, our adventure starts when we land in Cairo. 

Cairo 4 Nights - Four Seasons/Tours/Transfers/Tanoura Show $1395 p/p

Meals: breakfast/lunch/group dinner

August 1 DAY ONE: Arrive and transfer to our 5 star Hotel where we can relax and rejuvenate ourselves for the Cairo Experience! Our Representative will meet you at the airport. You are then transferred to the Four Seasons overlooking the Nile River in the heart of the city. Sink into the luxurious bed after meeting fellow guests for dinner on arrival day. 

August 2 Day TWO: We'll wake up in the exotic and ancient city of Cairo and head to The Great Pyramids of Giza to explore this Unesco World Heritage Site. We get an early start and spend our morning exploring the most famous landmark on Earth. You'll get to enter the Pyramid of Cheops and climb to the King's Chamber. Next, we'll hop on our camels and explore the other side of the Pyramids.  Don't forget your hat and comfortable shoes for this exciting morning! 

Lunch at a favorite local restaurant included - We'll enjoy a little chill out time before our next stop.

After lunch we'll make a quick stop at the papyrus school where we'll learn about the first paper - how to spot the real thing - and a chance to peruse and purchase your own masterpiece!  

Museum: We'll spend the afternoon at the Museum of Egyptian Civilization. We've included the best part of this visit: The Mummies! 

After our Museum visit we'll return to the hotel. 

We'll refresh and then meet for dinner* and head to the Optional Sound & Light* show at the Pyramids by night. 

Options/not included:

  • Dinners/budget $10-$30/per person depending on restaurant.
  • Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids: $60 VIP Ticket / priority entry, guide, first two rows seating. 

August 3 DAY THREE: 

Saqqara Step Pyramids 4 hour tour with lunch at local restaurant included. Although part of the Giza Plateau and Unesco World Heritage Site it is miles away from the Great Pyramids and the bustle of Cairo. You'll drive back in time, through the agricultural farmlands and thousands of date palms as we wind our way to the oldest Pyramid in the world, The Djoser Step Pyramid. 

After the tour we'll stop for lunch at a local country restaurant. We'll then stop at the rug factory- this area is the rug making capital of Egypt. Each rug is hand tied by students and interns studying the art and craft of rug making and designing. We'll learn about the process and we'll have a chance to purchase as well. 

    Return to the hotel - early group dinner included and we'll head to the highlight of the evening a Tanoura Show - Whirling Dervishes in an historic theater in the heart of Old Cairo. 

    This show is a blend of live music and traditional dancing that you will never forget. This is a must see cultural show that sells out every week. 

    Late night snack- back to hotel

    August 6 Day Four

    • Optional tours/Day at leisure - Your only plan for this day is our Group Dinner included in your itinerary. We'll meet in the lobby at 6 pm and transfer to the restaurant to celebrate and enjoy our last night in this ancient city. 

    1. Behind the Scenes City Tour & Downtown Museum - Cairo Tower & Zamelek Bridge Walk

    - Visit Famous Tahir Square 

    -See the original museum where Howard Carter's treasured finds from King Tut's Tomb are on display.   

    -Get a taste of local life 

    2. Khan Khalili walking tour, lunch at Abu Tarek's - 

    Khan el Khalili is a maze, but our guides will help you navigate the streets and discover your heart’s desire. The souk is a dream for the traveler who wants to bring a piece of Egypt home with them. Nearly anything imaginable can be found within its busy alleys, and of course, some unexpected treasures await. 

    The original Koushary restaurant. Koushary is a delicious blend of carbs: pasta, rice, lentils all topped with a spicy -as - you - like tomato sauce, fried onions, and chickpeas to name a few of the choices.

     

    August 5 Day Five: 

    Check out/transfer to airport

    Additional nights and tours available. 

    Cairo Tour Includes:

    • Round trip Domestic Flight from CAI to HRG 
    • 5* Accommodation at Four Seasons First Residence for 4 nights with Breakfast Included
    • All Transfers by vehicle with A/C & Wifi
    • All Sightseeing tours in Cairo as mentioned in itinerary below
    • Local English Speaking Egyptologist and Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees as indicated on the itinerary
    • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
    • Bottled water during tours
    • Service Charges & Fees
    • Tanoura Show
    • Group Dinner

     

     We'll be picked up at the airport on August 5 and transferred to Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam where we board the boat. Travel time to Port Ghalib approximately 3 hours. We'll board the boat around 5pm on Day 1. 

    Day 1

    Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the Marina Port Ghalib




    Day 2

    Departure around 8 am, check dive at Marsa Alam, then 2nd dive after sail to Rocky island






    Day 3

    2 dives at Rocky, 3rd at Zabargad then 2 hours sail to St. Johns, night dive.




    Day 4

    3 dives around St. Johns then sail to fury shoals for night dive.






    Day 5

    3 - 4 dives around Fury Shoals then sail to Elphinstone after dinner.




    Day 6

    2 to 3 dives at Elphinstone then night dive at Abu Dabbab






    Day 7

    2 Local dives, Ras Shona. Marsa Mubarak then back to port




    Day 8

    Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

    August 12-14

    Luxor Tours- 2 Nights including hotel, flight, tours, transfers, taxes & fees

    Overnight Luxor Tour from Porto Ghalib (Marsa Alam)


    Duration: Two Days $799 including flight, private car transfer, hotel, tours & transfers


    Day 1: Fly To Luxor / Luxor Sightseeing Tours
    Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada by air-conditioned modern vehicle to HRG Airport for your flight to Luxor, where you will be accompanied by your own Egyptologist tour guide to visit the famous Karnak temple the largest place of worship ever built.  The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars.

    On the way you will enjoy lunch at the quality restaurant and then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the majestic Luxor temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with some free time for shopping in Luxor. From there will be driven to your hotel for check in, leisurely free time in Luxor and overnight stay in Luxor.
    
Meals: Lunch

    Day 2: Luxor Sightseeing Tours/ Fly to Cairo

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour: $175/3:30 am- Breakfast Box from hotel.  Your tour guide will pick you up and take you to the launch site. You'll meet your pilot and help prepare the balloons for launch. You'll spend about an hour in flight over the stunning scenery of Luxor, The Valley of the Kings, and the Nile. This is a fantastic tour that will be among the highlights of your trip to Egypt. You will be back at your hotel in time for a full breakfast and proceed as follows: 


    Early morning, enjoy a relaxing breakfast in your hotel in Luxor and then you will enjoy visiting  the West Bank of The Nile River you will be visiting the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple. This impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh, rises out of the desert  in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant.

    Then you will embark the Felucca to Banana Island on The Nile River, and then you will be transferred to hotel.

    Day 3 Luxor domestic airport to fly to Cairo where you will be met by our Tour Representative and transferred by private air-conditioned van class to your hotel in Cairo or your flight home
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Hot Air Balloon is not included and it costs per person US$ 175 

    Check-out is at 12:00  noon.

    Included:
    - Pick up services from your hotel & return.
    - Return flight from Luxor to Cairo (Economy Class) 
    - Tour to Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings.
    - Tour to Karnak, Luxor Temples.
    - Shopping through famous Bazaars in Luxor.
    - Felucca boat to Banana Island
    - Service of professional English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
    - Entrance fees to the sights mentioned in the itinerary.
    - Lunch at quality restaurant.
    - Bottled water during your trip.
    - Pick up service from hotel and return.
    - Accommodation in Luxor at 5* hotel.
    - Assistance of our personnel during tours.
    - All transfers by air-conditioned mini-bus.
    - All services charges and taxes included.

    Excluded:
    - Any extras not mentioned in the program.
    - Tipping.
    - Optional activities
    - Entrance fees inside Tutankhmanen Tomb 
    - Hot Air Balloon costs per person US$ 175
    - Personal expenses like drinks during meals, laundry, phone calls...etc