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Blue Melody is a 38-meter (125-foot) yacht accommodating 26 guests in 13 cabins. She offers diving mainly in the northern Red Sea with a focus on great wrecks, luscious corals & specialty shark trips.
A word from Dom: ""All three "Blue" boats in the Red Sea sport classic but modest, informal design, plenty of room & light, lots of leisure space inside & out, good food ... and excellent operation. What more can I say? Always a good choice." ... Dominick Macan
2 upper deck DOUBLE cabins up to 4 dives per day accommodation & diving international & domestic airfare
1 main deck DOUBLE cabin
10 lower deck TWIN cabins
2 twin beds (adjacent)
All have air conditioning, a private entertainment system & a private bathroom.
12 liter alu tanks
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
nitrox & tec diving
water temperature: 68 - 84F, 20 - 29C ... 3mm or 5mm wetsuit recommended
meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee & soft drinks
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
alcoholic beverages, tonic & soda water
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
tech diving & re-breather support
port fees & taxes
2 upper deck DOUBLE cabins
up to 4 dives per day
accommodation & diving
international & domestic airfare
Blue Melody is a good choice for both diving and holiday atmosphere. A huge sun deck with seating for everyone occupies the top deck while the upper deck has a stern-end exterior lounge with tables, extra-sized deck chairs, a bar ... and the option to be covered or uncovered.
The exterior lounge leads directly into a comfy, air-conditioned lounge in classic teak, while a larger interior lounge & bar with state-of- the-art entertainment system can be found on the main deck (see "mid-deck" on the deck plan below). The well-appointed dining area is located next to the main deck lounge.
Two double cabins are located just forward of the upper deck lounge and one double is on the main deck, forward of the galley. Located on the stern of this level is the dive deck. On the lower deck, you'll find the remaining 10 guest cabins.
Length 38 meters
Breadth 8.3 meters
Compressors 2 x 260L Bauer
Engines 2 x Cat 764HP
Generators 2 x Cat
Desalination Units 6000Ltr/day
First Aid Fully Stocked Kit
Life Rings 2
Tender Safety Boxes
VHF Ship to Tender Radios
Fire Fighting Equipment
Engine Room Fire Control System CO2
Tec Diving Friendly
Compressors 2 x 260Ltr Bauer
The Blue Melody itinerary selection is widely varied and covers the northern Red Sea, most of her itineraries leaving from & returning to Hurgada. You'll find special wreck diving weeks and occasionally a special shark trip.
Sample itinerary information
Dive sites vary, with something for everyone on most itineraries. Currents are the norm in many spots so on several itineraries it is recommended that divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment. Always check with us for the most suitable itinerary for your experience and certification.
On a typical day there are up to 4 day dives, however the 4th day dive may be substituted for a night dive when the boat is anchored by a reef. A 7-night itinerary provides for between 18-20 dives; during a 10-night itinerary up to 30 dives will be possible.
ITINERARIES & THEIR HIGHLIGHTS
Simply the Best The Brothers, Daedalus & Elphingstone
Project Shark Daedalus,St Johns, Elphingstone & Fury Shoal
Northern Wrecks & Reefs Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Giannis D, Carnatic and potentially more. There is also some fantastic reef diving including the Ras Mohamed marine park.
Best of Wrecks Likely to include several of these: Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller, Salem Express and Al Kafain, Big Brother Island where the wrecks of Aida and Numidia are located
Depending on your itinerary, the time of year ... and weather conditions at the time of travel, you can expect to visit some of the following:
The Brothers known for thresher, hammerhead, oceanic white tips and grey reef shark sightings. two impressive wrecks (Numidia & Aida), a pristine fan coral forest, and a massive collection of hard and soft corals. The highlight is the fish life great variety.
Safaga stunning drop offs, shallow coral gardens and interesting wrecks - the most famous of which is of the Salem Express, a large ferry, which sank in 1991 with massive loss of life ... more wrecks, corals and some great critters
Daedalus some of the most amazing dives in the Red Sea ... with sheer walls covered in over-grown hard coral formations and a variety of reef fish, plusoceanic white tip, grey reef and thresher sharks are often sighted. Most famous for its scalloped hammerhead sharks.
Fury Shoal Each dive site has its particularity from dolphins, to stunning hard coral formations and not forgetting the two little wrecks “Tug Boat” and the “Yacht”.
Elphingstone north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals ...unpredictable and exciting this truly is an awesome reef where hammerhead sharks are regularly spotted in the summer and oceanic whitetip sharks often congregate in large numbers during late autumn.
St John's drop-offs, tunnels, and stunning hard coral formations. The sun filters through the tunnels, a delight for photographers. The great variety in colours of the soft coral and marine life guarantees wonderful dive experiences. With any luck, dolphins or pelagic fish will join you on your dive
Ras Mohamed Shark & Yolanda Reefs are joined by a vertical wall dropping into the abyss. At Shark Reef,you to drift along the rich with colorful wall. At Yolanda Reef you will come upon the scattered remains of the wreck ‘Yolanda’ complete with its cargo of toilets and baths. The whole of this area is big fish territory so keep an eye on the blue!
SS Thistlegorm this English cargo ship was bombed by the Germans in October 1941 while transporting supplies destined for the British in Alexandria (armoured vehicles, motorcycles, jeeps, trucks, rolling stock, airplane parts, stacks of rifles, radio equipment, munitions, and a plentiful supply of wellington boots). Now she is an artificial reef and home to an enormous variety of marine life.
Rosalie Moeller Rosalie Moeller, sister ship to SS Thistlegorm, was also bombed and sunk in October 1941 and now lies in 180 ft/55 m on a sandy bottom. Hard and soft corals are covering the hull and a variety of marine (barracudas, tunas, jacks, trevallies, glass fish, scorpion fish and groupers) call her “home”.
Abu Nuhas known as the ‘Ship’s Graveyard’, this reef is dangerously close to the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of Suez and has claimed more ships than any other in the area. Wrecks here include the Ghiannis D, Carnatic, Tile and Lentil.
Numidia a large cargo steamer which sank in 1901 and now lies on the tip of the island between 10 and 80 meters covered in soft corals and frequented by large pelagic predators.
Aida this small wreck used to be a lighthouse authority supply vessel. She sank in 1957 in bad weather and landed in 30-65m deep water.
We recommend that you book your international flight to and from Hurghada International airport (HRG) or Marsa Alam International airport (RMF), depending on your departure port. Both airports are served by many airlines and charter companies from all over the world. A representative of the Blue Horizon will meet guests at the airport and escort them to the yacht.
Please note that these times may vary depending on the itinerary so please check your cruise confirmation carefully. Depending on your onward plans, you can either transfer directly to the airport or check into a hotel to enjoy the Egyptian hospitality a little longer.
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