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Diving Liveaboards Cruises, Safaris and Discovery in Djibouti

 
 
     The Republic of Djibouti is situated in the northern part of the "Horn of Africa", between Eritrea and Somalia. It became independent in 1977, after being known as the French protectorate of the "Territory of the Affars and Issahs" from the names of the two major ethnicities populating this region.
     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 between mid-September until the end of November. These large pelagic animals  have cruised here from as far as the Seychelles and the Maldives, through 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 to follow in their tracks, and join the adventure cruises and diving that exists only 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 a very interesting 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 will be for experienced divers 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 S.Y. 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 facilities. The cruises are run on an 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 the divers taking the option of 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 at airport), airline fuel surcharge and taxes.

 
 

8 Days / 7 Nights, accommodation in double/twin air conditioned cabins with all meals
Price: 990 Euros per diver (no flights),
with return flights from Paris: 1,790 Euros
Paris departure option involves 9 nights: 7 nights on board and 2 nights travel

Please ask for 2011-2012 Schedules!...

 
 

 
 
     We also offer land based diving safaris around Djibouti, with 4x4 and light boat operation. Divers will spend 8 days and 7 nights around Djibouti in the Gulf of Tadjouah, with visit of the "Devil's Caves", Lake Assal and a desert trek. There will be a minimum of 10 dives during this safari, all meals are included, accommodation will be in the desert along the coast in tents or on the beach in basic bungalows as provided in some places.
     We highly recommend this diving safari for adventurer divers, who are really willing to dive outside the usual and classic "beaten path" of scuba diving... This is pure diving adventure, with desert rides, self sufficiency, and a great sense of achievement for the participants. Spartan comfort, but great feelings, and it is difficult to match nights spent in the desert, there is a "touch of mysticism" there! Please bring warm clothes, as nights in the desert can be very cool... even cold.
 
 

Diving Safari, 8 Days / 7 Nights on location, 10 Dives (shore and boat) minimum
Gulf of Tadjourah, "Devil's Caves"
Price: 1,440 Euros per diver

 
 
     All packages and cruises are inclusive of: Flights if included in package, 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 down town.
     We can arrange direct flight from Paris to Djibouti upon request and include it in the cruise package (see above).
 
 

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