M/Y Blue Fin Liveaboard

 

Destination: Egypt

North and South of the Egyptian Red Sea (7 Nights) | From $136++/night

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M/Y Blue Fin Quick Pitch

Built in 2005, this Red Sea liveaboard is the first in the blue o two fleet and with her understated luxury and unique layout remains a very popular choice. Updated in early 2016 due to her dry dock season, M/Y blue Fin is a traditional style liveaboard vessel in many ways, but also has some unique twists that keep her standing out from the crowd!

 

Dive Overview

The Red Sea is known for its prolific marine life, hosting over a thousand fish species, 20% of which exist exclusively in this body of water.

See: Red Sea Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Blue Fin's King Suite Double Cabin Blue Fin's Twin Cabin

King Suite (LEFT) & Twin Cabin (RIGHT)

 

M/Y Blue Fin Cabin Details

Three huge king suites dominate the bow on the lower and middle decks, spreading the whole width of the vessel. All king suites on board this stunning Red Sea liveaboard benefit from a large double bed, ensuite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems with large plasma screen. The king suites are the perfect private retreat for honeymooners or couples simply looking for a little extra space and luxury.

All other cabins are twins and are located on the lower deck. All benefit from ensuite facilities, air conditioning, mini refrigerators and personal entertainment systems. TV's in the communal areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive containing movies and TV series.

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General Facilities

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Blue Fin's Saloon Dining Area Blue Fin's Bar

Blue Fin's Dining Area (LEFT) & Bar (RIGHT)

Blue Fin Blue Fin's Dive Deck

Blue Fin's Outside Area & Dive Deck

 

M/Y Blue Fin Boat Features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Free Internet
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon

 

M/Y Blue Fin Dive Facilities

  • Shaded diving deck
  • Nitrox
  • Rebreather Support
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

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Food & Drinks Aboard M/Y Blue Fin

  • Onboard the blue o two fleet, lunch and evening meals usually consist of lots of fresh vegetables, rice, chicken, beef and fish.
  • Breakfast is usually eggs cooked to your choice (omelet, fried, poached, boiled or scrambled), pancakes, toast, fresh fruit, cereal.
  • Snacks are available between dives. If you have any individual dietary requirements, please ensure that you mention it at the point of booking.
  • Please note that specific brands of foods and soft drinks are often unavailable in the Red Sea, and that it can be very difficult for us to find low-fat or soy products that are common elsewhere.  

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M/Y Blue Fin Liveaboard Deck Plan

Blue Fin

 

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Schedule, Rates & AVAILABILITY

M/Y Blue Fin Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and include taxes. Safari service fees are not included. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]

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Inclusions

  • Internal transfers to/from the vessel
  • 7 nights full board on the vessel
  • All diving
  • Tea, coffee, water, soft drinks
  • 12Ltr cylinder, air fills and weights

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • Mandatory: Safari service fees
  • Cabin upgrade
  • Nitrox
  • Courses
  • Alcoholic drinks

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Itinerary Overview

M/Y Blue Fin carries out a range of exciting itineraries in both the North and South of the Egyptian Red Sea. These itineraries cater for a wide variety of interests and in locations suitable for both novice and experienced divers. Here are some of the itineraries:  

 

 

 

Best of Brothers 

  • Blue Fin
  • With the majority of the week spent at the legendary Brother Islands, this thrilling itinerary with spectacular drop offs gives divers the chance to really get to know this world famous marine park!
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagics
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Two at Brothers, options in the Safaga area
  • Night dives: Normally two during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Maximum of two overnight journeys

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Best of Wrecks 

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  • The classic itinerary taking in iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea!
  • Common sightings: Lots and lots of metal!
  • Reefs: As few as possible
  • Wrecks: A huge selection of the best the Red Sea has to offer
  • Night dives: Three or four during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Maximum of two overnight journeys
 

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Brothers & Elphinstone 

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  • Featuring two of the finest dive sites in the Red Sea, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs gives divers the chance to spend time exploring both the Brother Islands and Elphinstone Reef.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagics
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - Aida and Numidia at Brothers
  • Night dives: Normally two during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Maximum of two overnight journeys
 

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Daedalus & Fury Shoal 

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  • This itinerary combines the spectacular drop-offs and big pelagics of Daedalus with the stunning reefs and coral gardens of Fury Shoal. This is a great opportunity to dive some of the most famous sites in the Red Sea.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and plentiful marine life
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, stunning coral gardens and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - two small wrecks in Fury Shoal
  • Night dives: Normally two or three during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: One or two overnight sailings

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Daedalus & St Johns 

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  • This itinerary combines the spectacular drop-offs and big pelagics at Daedalus with the stunning variety of St Johns. This is an amazing opportunity to dive some of the most stunning reefs in the Red Sea.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and plentiful marine life
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, stunning reef systems and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - two small wrecks in Fury Shoal
  • Night dives: Normally two or three during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Normally three overnight sailings

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Deep South 

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  • This itinerary focuses on the stunning reefs of St. Johns and Fury Shoal. On this safari, divers will have the opportunity to explore a variety of truly unique dive sites home to some very interesting and unusual reef formations.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and plentiful marine life
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and stunning reef systems
  • Wrecks: Limited - two small wrecks in Fury Shoal
  • Night dives: Normally three or four during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Suitable for all divers
  • Amount of traveling: Normally two overnight sailings

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Northern Wrecks & Reefs 

  • Blue Fin
  • This classic itinerary allows you to take in iconic wrecks and stunning reefs across the northern Red Sea!
  • Common sightings: Dolphins and turtles, lovely reefs and famous wrecks
  • Reefs: Mainly shallow with some drop-offs
  • Wrecks: Many - normally 25-50% of dives
  • Night dives: Almost every night but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Suitable for all divers
  • Amount of traveling: Short distances between dive sites

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Project Shark: Simply the Best 

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  • The aim of 'Project Shark' is to highlight the global issues facing sharks, with a Red Sea focus, as well as enjoying some of the most spectacular reefs that the Red Sea has to offer. Taking in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagics
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: None
  • Night dives: Normally one or two during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Several overnight sailings

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Simply the Best 

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  • Taking in the world-famous marine parks at Brothers and Daedalus, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for divers keen to glimpse some big animals at these remote off-shore reefs.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagics
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - Aida and Numidia at Brothers
  • Night dives: Normally one or two during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Several overnight sailings

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Strait of Tiran & North 

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  • The Strait of Tiran and North cruise allows you to see what northern Red Sea has to offer as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran. The Tiran dive area is found in the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and is made up of four main reefs that form the top of an underwater bridge. These reefs, named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon), are world famous for their extraordinary diversity of corals and strong south western currents make them home to many large pelagic fish.
  • Common sightings: Dolphins and turtles, lovely reefs. Maybe something big in Tiran!
  • Reefs: A mixture of shallow reefs and drop-offs
  • Wrecks: Limited, but will include SS. Thistlegorm
  • Night dives: Most nights but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Suitable for all divers
  • Amount of traveling: Short distances between dive sites

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Best of Tec Wrecks with Tekstreme Diving 

  • About Tekstreme Diving
  • Technical diving is fast becoming a popular extreme sport with divers looking to go that bit deeper, for that bit longer and see that little bit more in a safe way. Join blue o two with Tekstreme and travel along stunning walls, through deep wrecks and into silent canyons that are teeming with marine life; that's the incredible journey and adventure offered to you with Tekstreme. Begun in 1997 as a TDI facility, Tekstreme Diving has grown substantially over the years and is now one of the only active BSAC technical training facilities in Egypt. In 2011 it was awarded the PADI TecRec Centre rating and in 2012 became a representative for the ever-growing technical services offered by SSI from entry level through to Instructor trainer levels. From entry level 
  • divers to expedition divers, OC or CCR, Tekstreme Diving provides a custom service for all the technical diving community with no compromises made.
  • DURATION: 7 nights
  • PORTS: Hurghada to Hurghada
  • QUALIFICATION NEEDED: This Tekstreme wrecks safari is open to all certified technical divers, both OC and CCR, with training also available on board.
  • RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE: Completed a decompression dive in the last 6 months

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Best of the Red Sea 

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  • Taking in the world-famous marine parks at Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs is perfect for adventurous divers keen to catch a glimpse of hammerheads and spinner dolphins and get away from the crowds at these remote offshore reefs.
  • Common sightings: Spinner dolphins, hammerheads, stunning reef life
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, stunning coral gardens and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - possibility to dive "The Russian Wreck" at Zabargad Island
  • Night dives: Normally either one or two during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Several overnight sailings needed to reach the very best Red Sea dive sites

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Red Sea Deep South with Saeed Rashid 

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  • Blue o two are pleased to offer you EXCLUSIVE LIVEABOARD PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS hosted by Saeed Rashid.
  • QUALIFICATION NEEDED: You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent to join this safari. You do not need to be a photographer to join this itinerary! All divers welcome!
  • ROUTE: Deep South
  • This itinerary will follow a route in the Deep South of the Red Sea and will include the beautiful St. Johns and Fury Shoal reefs, allowing divers the opportunity to capture a wide variety of subjects, including reefs, incredible amphitheaters of corals and marine species on a macro and micro scale. There will be up to four dives a day, three of which will be 'In Focus' dives where Saeed will be in the water. Out of those three 'In Focus' dives, one will be a night dive. In order to improve your skills on this itinerary, you may dive some sites on more than one occasion.
 

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North & Brothers 

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  • Brother Islands offer breath-taking underwater scenery, wall and wreck diving and an abundance of marine life. The north gives divers the opportunity to explore some of the best wrecks in the Red Sea.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagic predators, wrecks and pretty reefs!
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, exposed plateaus and shallow gardens
  • Wrecks: SS. Thistlegorm, two at Brothers, other options in the North
  • Night dives: Normally three or four during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate 
  • Amount of traveling: Maximum of two overnight journeys

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Project Shark: Daedalus & St Johns 

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  • The route and time of year of this itinerary have been specifically chosen to increase your chance of diving with sharks. There will also be optional evening seminars to help you learn more about sharks in the Red Sea.
  • Common sightings: Large fish, pelagic predators and plentiful reef fish
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, exposed plateaus and stunning reef systems
  • Wrecks: Limited - two small wrecks in Fury Shoal
  • Night dives: Normally two or three during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Normally three overnight sailings

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Rocky, Zabargad & St. Johns 

  • Taking in the world-famous marine parks of Rocky and Zabargad, as well as focusing on the stunning reefs of St Johns and Fury Shoal, this itinerary offers divers the chance to dive a wide range of dive sites, allowing them to get away from the crowds.
  • QUALIFICATION NEEDED: You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and have logged a minimum of 30 dives to join this safari. Please note that night diving and snorkeling is prohibited in the marine park where you will normally spend 2 days of the trip depending on the route. To get the most out of these superb dive sites, many dives will be from a RIB.
  • Common sightings: A variety of marine life, stunning reef life
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs, stunning coral gardens and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - possibility to dive "The Russian Wreck" at Zabargad Island
  • Night dives: Normally either two to three during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Several overnight sailings needed

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Strait of Tiran & Brothers 

  • Blue Fin
  • Featuring two of the finest marine parks in the Red Sea, this thrilling itinerary of spectacular drop offs gives adventurous divers the chance to spend time exploring both the Brothers Islands and the Strait of Tiran.
  • Common sightings: Large fish and pelagics
  • Reefs: Deep drop-offs and exposed plateaus
  • Wrecks: Limited - Aida and Numidia at Brothers
  • Night dives: Normally two or three during the week but not guaranteed
  • Experience required: Moderate
  • Amount of traveling: Normally two overnight sailings

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Boat Specifications 

  • Year built: 2005
  • Year renovated: 2016
  • Length: 39 meters
  • Beam: 8.5 meters
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Engines: 2 x Cat 764 HP
  • Max guests: 24
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Number of bathrooms: 14
  • Tenders: 2
  • Water capacity: 6000 liters per day

 

Practical Information 

  • Local Currency: EGP (Egyptian pound)
  • Electricity: 220 volts
  • Payment onboard: Cash & Visa
  • Language Spoken: English

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