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The 40-meter (130-foot) Red Sea Aggressor III accommodates up to 24 guests. Her itineraries focus on the best of the southern Red Sea diving; the Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone & St Johns.
A word from Dom : "One of my old stomping grounds, the southern Red Sea, should be on every serious diver's bucket list. I am certain that that you will find this latest Aggressor yacht offering great itineraries and ample opportunities to explore the riches of the sublime southern Red Sea. "...... Dominick Macan
2 upper deck DOUBLE master staterooms up to 5 dives per day (mostly from the mother ship) accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
queen bed & picture windows
2 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN deluxe staterooms
double bed + twin bed & picture windows
8 lower deck TWIN deluxe staterooms
2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows
All are en-suite & have air conditioning, TV with entertainment & ample storage.
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 74 - 84F, 23 - 29C ... 5mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, local beer & wine
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
transfers to & from Marsa Alam airport
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
15 liter tanks & nitrox
final night dinner ashore
taxes, park & port fees
2 upper deck DOUBLE master staterooms
up to 5 dives per day (mostly from the mother ship)
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
The Red Sea Aggressor III is a spacious 130-foot yacht which takes 22 divers in 11 staterooms. She has four decks and a fly-bridge. The upper level (sun deck) houses the bridge, a large, covered lounge area & sun deck. On level three (upper deck) you'll find another large stern exterior lounge, two master cabins & two deluxe cabins mid-ship ... and the hot tub on the fordeck.
The main deck houses the ample dive deck and an immense interior air-conditioned lounge, complete with TV, films, a marine library and a photo/video center. You can also enjoy nightly entertainment here, including presentations, movies & games. Meals (a combination of local and International cuisine) are served in the very contemporary restaurant on the main deck adjacent to the lounge. The remaining 8 cabins are located on the lower level.
The menu offers a variety of local & international cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please add this to your reservation form. Mornings, you will find fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served tableside and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Port: Port Ghalib, Egypt
Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
Length: 141 ft
Boarding: Saturday 3:00 pm
Check out: Saturday 8:00 am
Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards. All yachts are required to follow Aggressor Fleet® Standard Operations Procedures (SOP). Dive instructors and divemasters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.
MACHINERY, NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATIONS, SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Dive Safety Briefing (General) Conducted before 1st dive
Diver Locator Systems Nautilus (Free Rental)
High Pressure Compressor for Diving Air Two Bauer K15 Compressors
Nitrox System Available
Tanks – Visual & Hydro
Inspection Per regulations
Emergency Alarm System Electronic – Central Alarm
Life Jackets One per guest in stateroom + extras @ Muster Station
Life Rafts Two 25 pax – self deploying w/hydrostatic releases
Public area fire extinguishers
Public area smoke detectors
Marked Emergency Exits
Mobile Phone (cellular) When in range of shoreline
Night Watch 10 pm to 6 am
Smoking Permitted In designated areas only
Welcome & Safety Briefing 1st Night
Wi-Fi / Internet / Email Available when in port.
AED / Defibrillator
First Aid Kit
Emergency Oxygen Kits 2 Portable + 350 cu/ft Storage
Emergency Exits (Lower Deck) Forward & Aft
Fire Extinguishers Small unit in each room
Smoke Detectors In Room
First Aid Training
Firefighting Training (Some Staff) STCW Training
Dry Dock Refurb. Program Every 12 months
Engines Two main drive engines
Single Side Band Radio
Generators - 2
The Red Sea Aggressor III is equipped with 3 dive tenders. Length: (2) 8 ft. x 21 ft and (1) 6 x 16 ft.
The Red Sea Aggressor III concentrates on visiting the famous reefs of the southern Red Sea; the Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone & St Johns. Operating from Marsa Alam 7-day trips are generally the norm although longer trips may be possible for private groups.
DIVING HIGHLIGHTS (all itineraries are Saturday to Saturday)
What to expect ? Sparkling hard and soft corals, gorgonian fans and anemones. Grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, bottlenose dolphins, dugongs, manta rays & blue-spotted eagle rays, butterfly fish, Red Sea banner fish, angel fish, Picasso fish, damsel fish, lion fish, snappers, Napoleon wrasse, barracuda, trevally, nudibranchs, scorpion fish, stone fish, turtles, moray eels … and so much more. It’s the Red Sea !
Big Brother: two wrecks, walls that plunge vertically, shallow swim-throughs, hard & soft corals, which cover the reef and the ubiquitous Anthias found in the thousands. Fish of all sizes and species live here, including large pelagic life & changing currents.
Little Brother: changing currents, deep walls which create a plateau around the island, a huge variety of marine life including the larger hawksbill turtles, grey reef sharks, thresher sharks & hammerheads, and a 'Gorgonian Forest' hiding little treasures.
Daedalus: an excellent opportunity to spot large pelagic life such as schooling hammerhead sharks & thresher sharks, manta rays (from March - October) and grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks. You’ll find broccoli corals in a range of candy colors, pristine hard coral formations. elephant ear corals, loads of reef fish and the superb 'Anemone City'.
Elphinstone: long plateaus in the north and south. while the rest of the reef is a steep, colourful wall rich in hard and soft corals. Currents are variable, and can be strong at times. Shark sightings are possible and barracuda hang in the blue while cornet fish hunt anthias.
Marsa Shoana: often the first dive, here you’ll find a white sandy bottom meeting a gentle, sloping reef with coral heads dotted about and lots of different ecosystems here whichpromise a wide variety of marine life both big and small. Green turtles, various rays and even dolphins and dugongs.
Malahi: great pinnacles reminiscent of ancient Greek columns tower over divers, creating corridors lined with hard coral and rock that wind this way and that. It’s an underwater maze.
St John's Caves: paradise for photographers and videographers. Sunlight streams through cracks in the passageways above. Bluespotted Rays glide past and Porcupine Fish retreat into the shadows. The many passageways are adorned with feathery Hydroids that glow red, orange and yellow as they catch the light. See juvenile clown coris, bicolour parrot fish, gold-dotted flatworms, and at nighttime, Spanish Dancers!
Zabargard: a mountain with a fringing reef all around. It’s color, color, color right to the steeply sloping reef wall. Both hard and soft corals live here and there are a lot of swim-throughs and bluespotted rays, barrcudas, Napoleon Wrasse and schools of hundreds of fusiliers.
International flights should be booked to either Hurghada International Airport (HRG) (approximately 4 hours by bus to Port Ghalib) or to Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF) (10 minutes from Port Ghalib where the boat is docked).
Airport transfers to and from Port Ghalib Harbor are included if you are arriving & departing from Marsa Alam Airport on the start and end dates of your trip. You will be met & transfered to the yacht. Guests may board the yacht Saturday afternoon anytime between 3 pm - 6 pm and through the evening. The yacht will depart the dock early Sunday morning after the Port Authorities have checked all guests' passports. Once clearance to depart has been authorized, no one can board the boat. If you fly to Hurgada, a bus transfer can be arranged at extra cost.
After a week of diving, you'll return to Port Ghalib Friday afternoon between 2 and 4 pm. Friday evening after the sunset cocktail party, guests may go ashore and enjoy of the many restaurants in Port Ghalib. This dinner is not included in the cruise rate. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am.