FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
F A Q 's
Most of the information you may need can be found on our website and our team is ready to answer any query you may have. Nonetheless we have compiled here a list of frequently asked questions about our liveaboard trips in the Red Sea. If you do not find what your are looking for, feel free to contact us directly.
I wish to dive on Nitrox. Is this possible?
What tanks are available for guest use?
Our standard tanks are 12l aluminium and filled to 200 bar.
Should I bring my own dive equipment?
Most of our divers bring their own diving gear. However if you wish to rent some or all your equipment, we can provide you with recent and quality gear.
Do you support rebreather diving?
If you are a certified rebreather diver, you just need to bring your own rebreather. We are a rebreather friendly facility and can provide you with a pure oxygen filling station with booster pump, sofnolime and twin set tanks (2 or 3l) and a bail-out tank.
Should I bring my dive certification cards?
Dive cards are checked before any diving activity. In order to make the process quick and easy, we advise you send us everything by email.
Are there any other documents I should email before my trip or bring onboard?
Except your dive cards, you should bring:
a medical statement acknowledging you are fit to dive (issued less than a year ago)
a proof of up to date dive insurance
Do you have a booster pump onboard?
Are sofnolime and specific gas always available?
In Egypt, if everythign is pre-booked, there are usually no supply issues.
Which kind of diving profile can a rebreather diver expect?
If we organise a 100% rebreather trip, we adapt our itinerary so that you can enjoy longer bottom times. Instead of organising three day dives (the average during a trip with recreational divers), rebreather divers will be offered the opportunity to enjoy two very long dives.
May I pick up marine souvenirs from the sea?
Absolutely not. It is forbidden to touch, harrass marine life let alone bring any living animal up to the surface. Same goes for corals, shells, etc. To us, it is of utmost importance that our divers stick to these basic rules.
I use a INT regulator. Do I need to bring an adapter?
Our tank valves are DIN and we provide you with an adapter should you use a INT regulator.
How many cabins are available onboard M/Y OCEANOS?
There are twelve twin cabins onboard. Two of them are located on the upper deck, two on the main deck and the remaining ones on the lower deck.
Is air conditioning available onboard?
Yes, all cabins have individual air conditioning control. Same goes for the restaurant and the inside lounge area and briefing room.
Do cabins have ensuite bathrooms?
Yes, all cabins have their own modern ensuite bathroom with toiler, shower and hairdryer. Soap and shower gel are also available.
Are towels available onboard?
Yes, a large and a small towel are made available to each person coming onboard. They are replaced during the week.
What kind of clothes should I bring on a liveaboard?
Personal clothing items should include t-shirts, shorts, bathing suits,... Bring also a sweater and light cotton trousers for cooler evenings (especially if you travel between November and April). The dress code onboard is casual.
How can I pay my expenses onboard?
All extra charges payable onboard have to be settled in cash. We accept EUR, USD and EGP.
What kind of food is served onboard?
Our dishes are a mix of Western cuisine and delicious local food. We ensure that all dishes are served with local, fresh and highest quality vegetables, seafood and meats available.
What if I have specific food requirements?
Whether from an allergy or personal preference, our chefs will do their bests to comply with your specific food requirements. As it is not always possible to source specific food items in Egypt or Sudan, please inform our team well ahead of your departure date to ensure we have plenty of options to suit your needs.
Can I be contacted by my friends/family/colleagues during my trip?
In Egypt, the mobile network is quite good almost everywhere in the Northern part of the Red Sea (e.g. Reef & Wrecks trip, Tiran area, Dahab, Hurghada area). However, there is no available connection in remote areas such as the Brother Islands, Daedalus, Rocky, Zabargad and Saint John's.