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Cabins

11

Length / Width

32 m / 7 m

Year built

2002 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

FREE

Highlights

  • The Amr Ali Red Sea Defender is an eco-friendly boat offering research expeditions, educational excursions and superb conservation itineraries across the Red Sea
  • Variety of research equipment on board allows you to get to grips with the front line experience of ocean and marine life conservation
  • Four great expeditions to choose from: climate change and global warming, dolphins and turtles, ship wrecks and deep sea and Red Sea shark week
  • Huge dive deck as well as two sundecks, indoor A/C salon and shaded areas offer plenty of space for relaxation - enjoy a beer with the boat's 'bring your own alcohol' policy
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 121 days before trip start: 25%
  • 90 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 91 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 91 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

Join Amr Ali Red Sea Defender Eco-Tourism and Conservation “Voluntourism” Red Sea trips

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender liveaboard conduct Bio-tourism activities and trips in the Red Sea to increase environmental awareness and passion for the environment as a way to propagate the culture of conservation. To you this means you can do all the great diving of the Red Sea but get educated, help and feel like you really achieved something to help towards the furure of this beautifel marine biodiversity.

Recognizing the growing popularity of 'tourism for a cause trips' and the rise of conscientious travelers, the boat presents a unique opportunity to engage the community, and invite people interested in learning about conservation and the environment to join Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) on their work and research trips.

Thus a series of expeditions partly based on HEPCA’s past experiences and future targets have been designed, balanced between science, conservation and fun. In an effort to remain a role model in the Red Sea and offer a different approach to tourism operations, HEPCA as always will adhere to the highest environmental standards available in our operations.

The Amr Ali Red Sea Defender will sail the length of the Egyptian Red Sea coastline bringing
together patrolling and mooring system management with scientific research & education. The boat is an invaluable platform to enrich our knowledge of the Red Sea (through research), and to foster true appreciation of marine resources through a hands-on approach to environmental conservation education.

What  you can expect

In continuation of HEPCA’s 25-year legacy of pro-active intervention in the protection and conservation of the Red Sea environment, it has added an impressive new member to its fleet, The R/V Amr Ali Red Sea Defender.

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender is 30 metres in length with a passenger capacity for 18 people plus 10 crew and 2 Guides/Researchers, it’s luxurious in nature without being 'over the top' and offers all the typical amenities aboard a Red Sea liveaboard.

The boat has 9 en-suite cabins, 6 Double Cabins, 2 Suites, 1 Triple Cabin with individual air-conditioning.

A big Lounge and Dining area with TV, (Flat Screen) DVD, Sound system, WIFI Library & board games. Outside Bar, Sundecks, Covered Decks and a big Dive Deck.

A variety of excellent food is available onboard the Amr Ali

International, Italian and local Egyptian delicacies are served on board. Food is served buffet- style in the spacious, air-conditioned Restaurant on the Main Deck. All diets, including Vegetarian and Halal are catered for with prior notice. Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks in between. Snacks consist of biscuits and fruit, which together with tea & coffee, drinking water and soft drinks are complimentary and available all day. We do not serve alcohol on board however you are allowed to bring your own and have a drink after a long day diving.

HEPCA is an established NGO (Non Governmental Organisation) actively working towards the protecting and preserving of the natural resources of the Red Sea

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender crew will make your Red Sea trip unforgetable.
HEPCA’s new flagship is a specially modified diving liveaboard vessel that will sail the length of the Egyptian Red Sea coastline bringing together Patrolling and Mooring System Management with Scientific Research & Education, as well as promoting Conservation and Sustainable Tourism Practices.

The boat in conjunction with the recently completed research center in Port Ghaleb, represents a unique opportunity for researchers and scientists from Egypt and all over the World.

The boat and center can host research teams, and are equipped with an extensive variety of specialized field and lab research equipment that can be utilized by any visiting researchers. 

The boat will adopt best industry practices in achieving sustainable and ecological standards in the operation & maintenance of the boat. It will also act as a research vessel hosting researchers and students looking to conduct research in the Red Sea, and thus an R/V (Research Vessel) has been added in its name.

As a leader in the environmental conservation sector in the Red Sea, HEPCA will utilize the boat to operate several new or modified eco-tourism and conservation concepts and trips. By designing tourist trips that aim for conservation or environmental protection and raising awareness as an objective for the activities.

One of the main functions of the boat is an educational platform. Lecture materials and educational tools are available on board to be delivered as a set curriculum for schools or on individual topics. 

Any potential profit generated from HEPCA’s Red Sea Defender Conservation and “Eco-voluntourism” activities will go to support the following:

  • 10% towards Mooring systems installation and management, to protect the coral reefs, by HEPCA’s expert mooring team
  • 10% towards Patrolling the sea to track environmental threats and prosecute environmental infractions that endanger species or the environment with the help of authorities
  • 20% towards Baseline studies and research to properly design and implement resource management measures and gather data regarding conservation statuses
  • 10% towards Management plans and mitigation activities for Dolphin sanctuaries and other habitats or ecosystems
  • 20% towards Educational programs for public and private school children to raise environmentally aware and conscientious children
  • 10% towards Cleanup and environmental awareness campaigns for locals and non-locals to raise awareness on current environmental issues, the importance of our eco system and sustainability
  • 10% Community development programs for locals of the Red Sea and in Egypt in general
  • 10% Lobbying and legal actions for modification of laws and regulations related to environmental protection and conservation

Ports of Departure and How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Boat Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Bring Your Own Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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