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The Overall Review
We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Aldebaran Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
4 reasons to dive
- Many people said the dive master took them to variety of different spots that had wrecks and marine life.
- The divers are enthusiastic about returning after their positive experience on the Aldebaran.
- Some people stated the the crew was professional and made the trip lively.
- Many people said the briefings was to the point and left them satisfied with what was going to come.
1 reasons NOT to dive
- Some people noted that the chef did not make a diverse enough meal menu and it was close to ordinary cooking.
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Description and details
Diving on the Aldebaran in Egypt
M/Y Aldebaran is 35 meters/114 feet long with a speed of 12 knots per hour. The cabins are good for sharing to make the safari even more exciting. Aldebaran crew serves delicious meals and a variety of snacks on board. Safety is the utmost priority of the onboard team, they are prepared for emergencies. This vessel tours the Red Sea all year and everyone is invited to come aboard.
This luxury liveaboard can accommodate up to 20 guests in six comfortable deluxe cabins. There are two triple and two suite cabins, suitable for sharing with family and friends. Each room has individual air-conditioning, private bathrooms with towels and bathrobes, storage spaces for luggage and a mini bar. The saloon has an audio-video entertainment system to watch the latest movies, and the small library offers magazines and marine life books. It is a perfect place to spend time with fellow passengers. The covered outdoor lounge and open sun deck are located on the upper deck with the sky deck and loungers.
The comfortable home-style setting dining area is adjacent to the saloon. Here, guests can experience VIP treatment from crew members aboard. Delicious variety of local and international food served with tasty fresh ingredients. The buffet-style meals together with complimentary drinks are sure to make guests have more time for socialization. Passengers may purchase alcohol, beer, and other beverages on board. Dietary restrictions are meticulously observed on this boat, may we remind guests to add their requests upon booking to serve them better.
The large dive deck is at the rear of the boat, offering personal storage baskets, wetsuit hangers, and a camera table. Next, to the dive deck, there is a spacious dive platform where divers can move freely during the expedition. Dive guides ensure divers to have a great time during the underwater excursion. Snorkeling is also available for those who different adventures. Nitrox and rental equipment are available with a prior notice given.
Aldebaran crew will welcome guests with complimentary drinks and snacks upon arrival. The Cruise Director will give a short orientation briefing before the cruise starts. Passengers can set up their luggage and familiarize themselves with the cruise ship. Aldebaran offers three to four dives a day including night dives every day and professional dive guides to ensure the safety of the divers during the expedition. St. John is located at the Northern Tropic and offers abundant marine life and healthy corals. The colors of the soft corals are one of the best in this area. Huge gorgonians, beautiful coral gardens, and safe anchorages are safe for night diving. Grey sharks, silver-tip sharks, hammerhead sharks, and white-tip reef sharks are often spotted out of the blue. Zabargad is an excellent dive spot to see the enormous mountain reaching out of the water, surrounded by circling reef and lagoon. There are a variety of reef fish, corals and a couple of wrecks. There are other dives spots that divers should explore including, the famous Ras Mohammad National Park, Brothers with small islands, Daedalus with a huge reef that rises from the seabed in the middle of the ocean. The Red Sea safari is open all through the year and the best time to visit is during the autumn and spring seasons.
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Warm Water Showers
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Free Internet
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Family Cabins
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck