Diving Liveaboard Cruise in Djibouti on board the SY/MV Deli
The Republic of Djibouti is situated in the northern part of the "Horn of Africa", between Eritrea and Somalia. What makes Djibouti unique as an ecosystem is the profuse marine life resulting from the mix of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, as their waters mix right here in the Gulf of Aden. Djibouti is one of the major territories bordering the Gulf, with Yemen on the opposite side.
Djibouti is the home of resting migrating whale sharks from mid-September until the end of November. These gentle giants have swum here from as far as the Seychelles and the Maldives, across the Indian Ocean towards the shore of Mozambique and then up north along the shores of Tanzania, Kenya, as far north as the Gulf of Aden and Djibouti.
To the avid explorer and diver we present the land of the "Devil's Caverns", the country where two French adventurers and writers, Arthur Rimbaud and Henri de Monfreid, lost themselves in great adventures. Here in the land of Djibouti, we offer you the chance to follow in their tracks, and join the adventure cruises and diving that exist only here, where the Red Sea meets the Indian Ocean. One of the highlights of Djibouti's water are the 7 Brothers Islands, a world class dive site, with drop-offs, stunningly colorful soft corals, and an extraordinarily varied pelagic marine life with schools of fishes, occasional manta rays, and reef sharks.
Water temperature is tropical in the summer time, with excellent visibility. Most exposed dive sites are for experienced divers only as the currents around Djibouti can be strong, but novice divers will enjoy diving in sheltered places with magnificent coral gardens, shallower water and an amazing profusion of marine life on local reefs.
Liveaboard Diving Cruises on board the SY Deli
We are pleased to offer a great value diving cruise on board the S.Y. Deli, a 23 meter double-masted sailing yacht. She caters to a maximum of 12 divers in 6 double/twin air-conditioned cabins to maximize comfort. Each cabin has private showers and toilet facilities.
The cruises are run on a 8 days/7 nights format and depart from Djibouti.
Included are visiting/diving Mushaoud and the 7 Brothers Islands, Obock (a local city), and back to Djibouti. You will dive a minimum of 11 dives in these world class diving sites, with departures every Thursday, returning the next Thursday. For divers who are flying out of Paris as a complete cruise/flight package, please note that during the summer month of July and August there will be an extra flight charge of 170 Euros per person. Extra fees: visa (20 Euros per person payable directly at airport), airline fuel surcharge and taxes.
Liveaboard Expedition in Djibouti SY Deli (without flight)
Thursday to Thursday
7 Nights with transfers from and to airport
Accommodation in double/twin cabin, all meals, tanks, weights, divemaster + 1 night at the Sheraton Djibouti
Price: 1,150 Euros per person
All packages and cruises are inclusive of: airport transfers in Djibouti, accommodation, all meals, dive and land guides, tanks, weights, snorkeling equipment for non divers, taxes.
Extra: All flights (direct flight from Paris, Roissy Charles de Gaulle), visa fees (20 Euros per person), diving equipment rental if necessary (30 Euros per day for a full set), last dinner prior living Djibouti in a restaurant downtown.
We can arrange a direct flight from Paris to Djibouti upon request. Please contact us long in advance if you need assistance in flight reservation from Paris.
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Liveaboard Cruises Djibouti