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MV Tala

Cabins
11
Length / Width
37 m / 7 m
Year built
 
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
FREE
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • MV Tala is every diver's dream in the Red Sea
  • Egypt dive sites Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, St Johns & Deep South 
  • This is a chance to spend a week exploring a classic route of the Sudan's Red Sea.
  • The Sudan offers magical dive sites with spectacular reefs and marine life.
  • You may explore the famous Cousteau habitat, Precontinent II
  • Mantas, sharks and Rosso Dolphins are some of the marine life you may encounter on this route.
  • Floating dive centre with a full array of dive equipment and underwater scooters.
  • Families welcome in Egypt trips
  • Equipped with 'high-end' underwater photo and video gear
  • For the past 4 years they have supported dives to deep caves and wrecks 
  • Tech divers welcome in Egypt trips
  • Nitrox, rental equipment and dive courses available
  • Free internet

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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Payment terms

  • 35% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 65% (balance) is due 104 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 15% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival

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Description

MV Tala is a liveaboard offering perfect Scuba Diving cruises on the Red Sea in Sudan & Egypt.

Red Sea Explorers offers unique liveaboard diving experiences all over the Red Sea. Far beyond the mainland, diving down into the depths of the Red Sea, we offer not only unforgettable Dive Adventures, but also a first class service on our dive cruise ship MV Tala. Let our crew spoil you and dive into one of the most fascinating Dive Regions in the World. The steel hulled vessel is owned by the Red Sea Explorer fleet and offers different itineraries both on the Egyptian and Sudanese side of the sea.

What you can expect

MV Tala specialize in Technical Diving on the liveaboard and have supported Technical Diving, Research and Exploration projects all over the Red Sea. Yet, we still cater for and welcome Recreational Divers and provide unique opportunities for them to improve their skills and interface with Technical Diving operations happening onboard. Known for their diving expertise, our team offers Divers the chance to conduct unique dives whether it is a recreational 4 Wreck Scooter dive on Abu Nahhas, or a deep Trimix dive on the Elphinstone Arch. All this takes place in the comfort and safety of our liveaboard, the MV Tala.

MV Tala has 11 Cabins that can accommodate 22 Divers and their fellow travelers. On the Lower Deck there are six Twin Staterooms that can be shared with another Diver, there is also an opportunity to be accommodated in a Triple Cabin-  suitable for a family. Other Cabins are situated on the Main Deck. You can choose Double or Twin bed, well appointed Cabins. All are en-suite.

GOOD FOOD MAKES A DIVER'S DIVE MORE ENJOYABLE 

When sailing and diving around the Red Sea, there's no reason to compromise on the quality of the food. On the MV Tala, you can choose from a buffet of delicious dishes especially prepared by our Chef. Full board includes 3 main meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Between your dives the crew serves snacks, water, soft drinks, tea , coffee and fruit assortments for free. Alcoholic beverages are not included and will be charged at the end of the tour 

Tala Liveaboard social areas are perfect to spend time in between and after dives. The guests can watch TV in the boats Salon or lay on the Sundeck, that has a shaded area with cushioned sun-beds.

The spacious Dive Deck on Tala has a full range of diving equipment that can be rented. the boat has Rebreather facilities and all equipment required for Tech Diving. 

PORTS OF DEPARTURE AND HOW TO GET THERE

Egypt trips

Most visitors will arrive in Cairo and take a 1 hour Domestic flight with Egypt Air to their Port of departure, although some of the more popular ports such as Marsa Alam, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh have direct International flights too. Ports are detailed for every trip in the itinerary section The departure and return Ports can vary depending on the dates chosen. In some cases the boats are moored at Port and depart the day after the trip begins, so you can arrive quite late on the first day of the tour and still board the boat before it departs the following morning.

Sudan trips

Sudan liveaboard cruises which visit only dive sites within Sudan, i.e. those named Sudan North and Sudan South, start and end their trips in Port Sudan. There are direct flights to Port Sudan from Cairo and Khartoum. Khartoum has direct flights from many cities in Africa and the Middle East, so most visitors transit through Egypt

HOW TO GET THERE

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

Cabins

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Lower deck twin cabin

On the lower deck there are six twin staterooms that can be shared with another diver, also there is an opportunity to be accommodated in a triple cabin that is good for a family, All are en suite with A/C

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck Twin or double bed Cabin

Cabins placed on the main deck. You can choose double or twin bed rooms. All are en suite with A/C

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

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