Northern Red Sea – Additional Information

  • Guest Information System (GIS)
    • This form will be emailed to each person individually closer to departure date. You will need to provide/accept the following information, so have all info handy when filling out the form (a sample can be viewed here):
      • Guest information
      • Waiver (read and accept)
      • Policies (read and accept)
      • Emergency contact
      • Requests (i.e., dietary restrictions, etc.)
      • Rentals & courses (if you’ll be renting gear or signing up for continuing education)
      • Diving (Accident) insurance (DAN, Dive Assure, etc.)
      • Trip insurance (DAN, Dive Assure, Travel Guard, Allianz, etc.)
      • Confirmation information (review the data you’ve entered for accuracy)
      • Travel information (flights, hotels)

 

 

  • Transportation:
    • The complimentary transfer from the Hurghada airport to the Old Sheraton Harbor is for Saturday, August 5 arrivals only. Once we get our flights booked, we can figure out how many of us have a Friday, August 4 arrival into Hurghada and work with Bob Thompson to book a group transfer for Saturday to the harbor
    • Uber is very cheap and efficient in Hurghada; there is also an app call Careem that is owned by Uber (see below for Uber pricing estimates)
    • Departing flights before 11am on August 12 will have a complimentary transfer to the airport; for departing flights after 11am, we will need to arrange our own transfers

 

  • Currency:
    • USD, EGP, Euros, GBP as well and Master and Visa cards are all accepted on the yacht
    • You can pay by card or USD anywhere in Egypt
    • Exchanging USD to Egyptian (EGP) is best done at a local ATM as you get the proper exchange rate
    • Funds you will need for the trip:
      • $25 USD cash for Visa (if purchasing upon arrival in Egypt)
      • The following will be paid to Aggressor at the end of the trip (Visa*, Mastercard*, USD, Euros, or EGP):
        • $50 port fee
        • $100 marine park fee
        • $50 fuel surcharge
        • 14% Value Added Tax (VAT)
        • $100 nitrox
        • 15% crew tips (remember, you are tipping for your care and feeding for the week – dive guides, meals, housekeeping, problem solving, special requests, etc.)

                   * 3% charge for use of credit cards

      • Cash for Uber (you can pay on your Uber app)
        • Minimum fare is 8.00 EGP ($0.30 USD)
        • Price per km is 2.80 EGP ( $0.10 USD)
        • Price per minute is .42 EGP ($0.015 USD)
        • FYI… An UberX from Hurghada International Airport to the harbor is ~63.00 EGP (~$2.30 USD)
        • Uber tipping is 10-15 EGP (less than $1.00 USD) for good service
        • Note: If you have a local SIM, the driver will be able to call you if needed
        • Useful info on Uber usage in Egypt

 

  • Documentation:
    • If you don’t want to apply for your Visa in advance, you can do it upon arrival in Cairo or Hurghada ($25 USD cash). Please ensure you have the proper documentation with you to do so. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Egypt.html

 

  • On Board the Aggressor:
    • You can request any rental equipment (including 100cf tanks) on the GIS form that will be emailed directly to you closer to departure date