Amr Ali Red Sea Defender Liveaboard

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender Liveaboard

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  • NitroxNo
  • WifiFree
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameHurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association - HEPCA
  • Year built2002
  • Length31 m
  • Width7 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender liveaboard used by HEPCA Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association. It acts as a research boat. During the safari on this vessels, you will not only dive at the most engaging dive sites of Egypt, take a part in the educational projects, get a knowledge of marine biology and Environmental conservation. 

Boat interior 

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender can accommodate 18 passengers. She has 9 cabins. There are two suites and 2 double cabins, located on the main deck of the boat with big windows and a gorgeous view. 8 twin bed staterooms situated on the lower deck. 6 of them has regular twin beds and other two equipped with bunk-style beds. All rooms on the board of Amr Ali Red Sea Defender are en-suite and has towels and bathrobes. 
There are plenty of common spaces on the board. Spacious salon suits perfectly to spend time in between diving. It has an entertainment area and a dining area. On the top deck, divers can enjoy the gorgeous view and spend time in the sun. 

Dive deck 

Dive deck of Amr Ali Red Sea Defender is spacious enough for all divers on board to prepare themselves for diving and to maintain equipment. There are storage boxes for the gear and hanging area for wetsuits. The boat provides divers with 12l tanks and research equipment.

Safety 

There are all necessary safety equipment on board Amr Ali Red Sea Defender: life rafts and life jackets, first aid kit and fire fighting equipment.

Researching and educational programs

The main feature of Amr Ali Red Sea Defender is you can not only dive but also get a knowledge of how to protect coral reefs, tracking environmental threats. Every day boat's crew arranges a lecture about marine life or animal behavior.

Itinerary

Amr Ali Red Sea Defender offers 4 different itineraries. Red Sea Dolphins and Turtles expedition include diving at Red Sea Marine Parks, lectures of dolphin and turtle behavior. There is an itinerary for wreck divers. You can explore SS Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Rosalie Moller, Salem Express. Climate change and Global warming research expedition dedicated to the learning of effects of climate change. During the Red Sea Shark Week, you will be introduced to a shark diversity, their behavior, anatomy, and morphology. This trip includes diving at Zabargad island, Rocky and St. Johns. 

When to Go 

Red Sea is a year round destination. Best time to visit it’s dive sites is in the spring and in the autumn months. Water temperature in the winter can be rather cold because of winds. Summer months sometimes brings low visibility. 

Diving safari on the board of Amr Ali Red Sea Defender is a unique opportunity of diving at the great dive sites Egypt together with researching programs

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Cabins

Suite

Suite

Deck:
Upper Deck
Bedding:
Double bed
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
2
Double bed cabin. Cabin amenities: towels, bathrobes per guest
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Twin Bunk-style Bed Cabin (Main Deck)

Deck:
Main Deck
Bedding:
Twin beds (bunk-style)
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
1
Twin bed cabin. Cabin amenities: towels, bathrobes per guest
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Twin Bunk-style Bed Cabin (Lower Deck)

Twin Bunk-style Bed Cabin (Lower Deck)

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
2 Twin beds + 1 Twin bed (bunk-style)
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
1
Cabin with twin bunk beds. Cabin amenities: towels, bathrobes per guest
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Twin Bed Cabin

Twin Bed Cabin

Deck:
Lower Deck
Bedding:
Twin beds
Max occupancy:
2
Ensuite bathroom:
Yes
Aircon:
Yes
Number of Cabins:
5
Cabin with twin beds side by side. Cabin amenities: towels, bathrobes per guest
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameHurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association - HEPCA
  • Year built2002
  • Length31 m
  • Width7 m
  • Capacity18
  • MaterialWood
  • LanguagesEnglish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins9
  • Engines2x MAN 610 Hp
  • Generator90 KWp Perkins, 60 KWp Caterpillar
  • Compressors2 x Bauer 300 m3
  • Tenders1 x 25 HP Yamaha
  • Freshwater maker2x RO 12 m3 capacity
  • On-board payment methodsCash

Crew

Boat has 10 crew members, 2 dive guides / researchers

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

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