Red Sea Blue Force 3, Egypt

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New in 2018, the 42m Red Sea Force Blue 3 liveaboard offers fantastic dive safaris to the best spots in the Red Sea, Egypt. There is a spacious dive platform at the back of the boat with a covered gearing up area with plenty of storage space, which then leads down to a large swim platform for easy entry and exit. There are also 2 zodiacs that accompany the yacht, to get to the perfect dive entry point. Dive trips are available year-round and offer a choice of 3 week-long tours covering the whole of the Egyptian Red Sea. Itineraries include the 'Top Red Sea' route where you will dive The Brothers, Thistlegorm, Salem Express, Ras Mohammed and Abu Nuhas, the 'Daedalus - Sataya - Fury Shoal' route to visit world famous dive sites such as Elphinstone, Daedalus, Marsa Shouna and Sataya and the 'Zabargad - Rock - St John's' route, which explores the more remote southern Red Sea. All 3 routes can also be booked back-to-back for the ultimate Red Sea dive experience.

Topside, the new Red Sea Force Blue 3 dive yacht caters to 26 guests in 12 comfortable cabins. All cabins feature AC and en-suite bathrooms, and there is a choice of twin, double or triple. The social areas are all tastefully decorated and include the main deck salon and dining room, upper deck lounge, bar and entertainment area as well as ample sun decks with loungers.

The crew and guides of the Red Sea Force Blue 3 liveaboard have years of experience behind them and are waiting to take you on an exciting Red Sea dive safari. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

Given the uncertainty facing world tourism and diving trips, Blue Force is offering new and special reservation and cancellation conditions for those passengers who may be affected by COVID-19 for Blue Force cruises in the Maldives and the Red Sea, departing from June 1 to December 31, 2020.

Booking & Payments for new reservations made between April 1 to June 30, 2020:

  • An initial deposit of only $200USD per person will be required
  • Final payment is 45 days before departure.

Cancellations due to COVID-19

Due to COVID 19, if there are any official entry restrictions for your nationality in the country of destination (Maldives or Egypt) or your own country has restrictions to travel to the reserved destination, you will be able to cancel the reservation of your cruise departing between June 1 to December 31, 2020 with a penalty of only 50 euros (insurance costs already processed) and the deposits will be valid for any new reservation of a Blue Force Fleet cruise departing before December 31, 2022.


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Included: VAT, Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees, Environment Tax (190 EUR per week), Gratuities (70 EUR), National Park Fees, Port Fees (140-160 EUR per week), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (40 EUR per trip), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Family Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Dive deck

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 42 meters
  • Beam 8.7 meters
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2 x 850 HP Caterpillar
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Water capacity 18 tons
  • Fuel capacity 26 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2 desalination unit x 2 Ton/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Red Sea Blue Force 3 Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 21 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.4
  2. Crew
    9.4
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David H
  • United States United States
Exceptional crew and diving

I was so impressed with the crew and dive guides. They made my whole stay a breeze and let me focus on enjoying my time. The dives are incredible and each dive guide is top notch and knows a lot and can help you work on your dive skills. On board, the meals were fantastic and for New Year’s Eve the chef put on a feast. I was really impressed. I will say for the boat being so “new” after the refurbish it doesn’t show in certain parts but nothing to ruin a trip or make you uncomfortable. I would definitely go again.

Recommended for
Staff, diving, and food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sergej H
  • Germany Germany
Very beautiful trip, but some points could be better - for example water in our bath room, the guides could explain, what kind of fishs we have seen.

After diving party :)

Recommended for
Diving in Ras Mohammed Nationalpark, Wrack Tristlegorn, Salem Express
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hui Ting Joyce Y
  • Singapore Singapore
Beyond amazing Liveaboard!

The boat itself is a highlight! The rooms are spacious and 3 times a day cleaning and making the room neat & bathroom dry. Even with 20 divers and the crews onboard, there are lots of space to hang around and not feel overcrowded. And this is a luxury yacht and not a dive boat! Everything is so well maintained and taken care of. Even the ropes at the bow and Sterns are neatly coiled up after every use. Food by the chef on board are simply sumptuous & delicious! We were never hungry! And dive crews are very organized & professional! Coral reefs and marine life in the red sea are so abundant and wrecks are amazing too! We will definitely dive with blue force 3 again the next time round! Highly recommend!!!

Recommended for
The hospitality of the crews, the cleanliness of the boat & the great food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Conor M
  • United States United States
Wonderful Liveaboard, Great Value

I had very high expectations for this liveaboard and they met all of my expectations. The boat was beautiful and our cabins were very nice and comfortable. Hot showers after each dive were great. The beds were comfortable. Plenty of space on the boat to spread out and relax, it didn't feel crowded, you could always find a quiet place to read or relax if desired. The food was excellent and had a nice variety. There was a lot of food, so nobody went hungry. The crew was very nice and helpful. The diving was great. Transfers and hotel arrangements all included made this trip very easy. They met us at the airport, then took us back to the airport for our return flight home, so we never had to arrange our own taxi/hotels or anything. I would recommend this boat to anyone and will likely return to dive another route with this boat.

Recommended for
1. Newly-renovated, beautiful boat 2. Plenty of fresh, delicious food 3. Very friendly and helpful crew/guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tao X
  • China China
Unforgettable experience. Exceptional service.

Close encounter with longimanus sharks and hammerheads.

Recommended for
Friendly and super hardworking crew, great boat with comfort and style, delicious food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alec G
  • United States United States
This is a YACHT, not to be confused with other dive boats.

Having a close encounter with an Oceanic White Tip!

Recommended for
Facilities, flexibility, and comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hermann S
  • Austria Austria
Perfect Organisation and comfortaable Ship

All the dives where perfect!!! Once again, I never mett such a highly organized, cheerful, humorous, fun to be around and experienced dive master as Natalie ! Thanks again Hermann

Recommended for
Divemaster Natalie, never had a better one!!!! The group of divers, I would dive anywhere with them. We got a beautiful film as a memory at the end
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ozgur T
  • Canada Canada
Relax and easy diving

night dive through the open caves with hunting giant murène

Recommended for
Food, confort of the boat and beautiful dive in St Johns
  • 8.4 Very good
  • melaine Q
  • France France
Wonderful experience on red sea blueforce 3

Diving with hammerhead shark was outstanding. The boat is amazing and very comfortable . The crew and staff is lovely and very careful.

Recommended for
The wonderful boat, amazing dives and very good staff and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luzia K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Absolutely great experience!

Diving Ras Mohammed National Park

Recommended for
boat/cabin, crew, passengers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roger M
  • Australia Australia
Amazing experience- great team great boat great diving

There were many highlights to our trip on the Blue Force 3. The main highlight was obviously the diving at Brothers and Daedalus Reefs. The Hammer Head sharks, Manta Rays, Moray Eels, Barracuda and Trevally were all in abundance. Equal to the diving experience was the amazing dive team and boat crew. I can not speak highly enough of Natalie who was one of the best dive masters I have ever had the pleasure of diving with. Her knowledge of the local sites and attention to detail in managing the diving routine was amazing. We will not forget the onboard crew who ensured that the boat was clean, food was amazing and tanks were filled - thank you. We will definitely return to the Red Sea or the Maldives aboard one of the Blue Force Fleet. Thank you for creating some lifelong memories for our family. Roger Motteram

Recommended for
The food was fantastic, the diving amazing, the boat is beautiful
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Matthias H
  • Germany Germany
Sehr schöne Tour

Die Tour war sehr gut durchdacht und das Tauchen an den Brothers und am Daedalus waren hervorragend mit vielen Großfischbegegnungen. Elphinstone ließ wetterbedingt leider nur einen Tauchgang zu. Downside der Tour: 4 Tauchgänge am Abu Dhabab haben wirklich nicht zum Anspruch der Tour gepaßt. Das Boot selbst, die Mannschaft und die Verpflegung waren hervorragend!

Recommended for
Tauchen am Daedalus
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Foppe jan E
  • Netherlands Netherlands
First time on a lifeaboard! What a ln experience!

Since this was my first lifeaboard I didn't really know what to expect so I can't compare. So the boat was as new. 2 come zodiacs with it to bring you to the dive spots. I had a room with 1 single bed and a double bed. Since we were with 17 people I had the room for myself!! But with 2 persons I would be more than enough space. Bathroom is great, warm shower. The food ( 3 times a day ) is amazing. Didn't had something the same to eat 1 day. 4-5 different salads, rice , pasta meat. Also for vegetarians enough to choose. Diving equipment was brand new. I had a BCD with the cards still attached to it. First one using it! All other equipment also in supreme condition. Dive instructors we're skilled and relaxed. Me and 2 others were diving with José. Thanks again José for the relaxed vibe you had while diving. You looked after us but also let us do our own thing. Perfect! Next lifeaboard will be the blue force one in the Maldives! Thanks David, Carlos, José and offcourse the rest of the crew!!! Foppe Jan

Recommended for
The boat, the food and the relaxed & skilled crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Phillip F
  • Germany Germany
Great boat, great crew, great experience!!

Dolphin reef (diving with 10 dolphins), Thistlegorm, nitrox course aboard

Recommended for
The crew, always someone to talk to, great dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Becky Y
  • Canada Canada
Beautiful boat, delicious food, wonderful service, great diving, will definitely go back!

1) Great itinerary and definitely value for the price we paid. We started diving from the North of Sinai, at the beautiful Ras Mohammed reefs, did the Thistlefgrom, Dunsraven and Yolanda wrecks, dove at the Panorama reef and the eerie Salem Express wreck near Safaga, then onto a reef near Marsa Alam where we snorkeled with school of dolphins! Then it's the Brother Islands where we saw the legendary Thresher shark and were circled by a curious (man-eating) Oceanic White-tip shark on different morning dives! Wow! Then to top off the week, the Hurghada Marriott Hotel that ‘Blue Force 3’ had paid for and booked us into, at the end of the liveaboard, was a superb hotel that had helped me to line up great activities to do in and near Hurghada at great prices and no hassle! 2) Staffs and crews were the best! The 3 dive guides were always smiling and never got tired of our many requests and questions, very professional and very knowledgeable of the Red Sea dive sites, marine life and very safety conscious and always look out for our well being. The crews on the boat are very pleasant and ever helpful and they keep the boat in tip top shape and so clean! 3) Luxurious dive boat---food is wholesome, filling, plentiful and tasty! The pastries are out of this world! Drinks of all kind (and clean glasses) are always available. The staff kept everything tidy and spotless at all times. Comfortable chairs and sofa everywhere for resting and lapping. A great selection of current and old movies! Powerful flushing toilet, piping hot shower at all hours. In addition, onboard reference catalogues of Red Sea sites and marine animals were very useful and educational! I won’t hesitate to go back in a second!

Recommended for
1) Great itinerary, thus value for money paid, 2) very knowledgeable, safety-conscious and super friendly staff, 3) luxurious dive boat.
Origin: US