M/Y Lucy Liveaboard - Seven Brothers & Tadjoura

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During this fantastic itinerary, it will be possible to dive both in the Seven Brothers Islands and in the Gulf of Tadjourah. The Seven Brothers Islands (also called the Sawabi) are one of the highlights of scuba diving trips to Djibouti. The archipelago itself is a chain of six volcanic islands, the "seventh brother" is not an island, but a volcanic hill at the northern tip of Ras Siyyan.

Dag til dag reiseplan

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival in Djibouti City in the afternoon transfer to M/Y Lucy. 
Day 2 (Sunday): Check dive at MOUSHA ISLAND, second dive at Obock, night navigation to Seven Brothers.
Day 3 (Monday): 3 dives Seven Brothers: Chinese Garden, The Boeing,The Arch of Tolka. 
Day 4 (Tuesday): 3 dives at Seven Brothers: The south island, The east Island, Japanese garden.
Day 5 (Wednesday) 2 dives at Seven Brothers: The South Island, The Round Island, then cruise to Obock and 3rd dive. Cruise to Ras Koralie.
Day 6 (Thursday): Depending on the presence of whale sharks, diving or snorkelling with them in Ras Korali area,
Day 7 (Friday): Depending on the presence of whale sharks, diving or snorkelling with them in Ras Korali area. 
Day 8 (Saturday): Breakfast on board, transfer to the airport or to your excursion tour such Lac Assal, lowest point in Africa (-155meters) with a luxury coach featuring climate control, DVD, Wi-Fi, toilet etc.

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LIveaboard cruises in DjiboutiDuring this fantastic itinerary, it will be possible to dive both in the Seven Brothers Islands and in the Gulf of Tadjourah. The Seven Brothers Islands (also called the Sawabi) are one of the highlights of scuba diving trips to Djibouti. The archipelago itself is a chain of six volcanic islands, the "seventh brother" is not an island, but a volcanic hill at the northern tip of Ras Siyyan.

Situated near the strait of Bab El-Mandab, just south of the entrance to the Red Sea, these uninhabited islands are connected by a stunning reef system. You will find a combination of amazing drop offs and untouched soft and hard corals gardens, Pelagic species (giant jack fish, manta rays, mobulas, snappers and many more) are found in large numbers and in sizes bigger than normal, as well as lots of schooling fish, simply amazing. Lucy is currently the only live-aboard organizing a trip to the Seven Brothers Islands.

From mid-October to February, plankton ‘blooms’ develop in an enclosed bay named The Gulf of Tadjourah near Djibouti City. Although whale sharks can be seen throughout the year, encounters are especially common from October to February. These plankton-rich waters attract many of the great pelagic species into the area surrounding Djibouti. Recent research has recognised the particular importance of the bay in the development of juvenile whale sharks, which stay within the safe confines of Djibouti’s coast line. On board M/Y Lucy will be, Magali, a marine biologist (and dive guide) to illustrate all the secrets of this majestic fish.

About the diving in Djibouti
There are over 200 recorded species of coral, some of which are endemic to the region. The lack of any rivers, combined with the volcanic base to many reefs, has prompted extremely healthy coral growth. Extensive reefs cover much of Djibouti’s coastline. Marine species that are regularly seen off Djibouti are largely similar to those found in the northern Red Sea. However, it is the sheer abundance of life that is so impressive, with dense shoals of fish being a feature of most dives. Large schools of Barracuda, Jacks and Snapper are often seen feeding off the reef and add excitement to many dives.

M/Y Lucy is offers all the creature comforts and the chance to dive these spectacular reefs.

  • The Crack, Lake Ghoubet North:
    It’s always nice to do a dive that’s a bit different rather than just corals and fishes and this one ticks all the right boxes. One for the log book, this site is literally the crack in the earth between continents caused by the movements of the earth. This site is an underwater prolongation of the ‘falaise de Ghoubbet’, the crack that marks the separation between the African, Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean tectonic plates. It’s an amazing feeling to sink between the rock walls and discover the many swim-throughs and caverns or glide above and see the earth split beneath your fins. The scenery and the special atmosphere of this site will captivate you
  • Ghoubet al Kharab/Devil’s Goblet:
    The Ghoubet al Kharab, also known as the Devil’s Goblet or Devil’s Cauldron, is a large bay that is connected to the Gulf of Tadjourah and the open sea by a narrow channel. Geologically it marks the start of the Great Rift Valley and the junction between the African and Arabian continental plates. It is surrounded by mountains and cliffs over 600 meters high, and the water is very deep, plunging to depths of 200 meters. Marine life at Ghoubet al Kharab includes sharks and large fish that are ushered in by the strong Gulf currents.
    In the center of Ghoubet al Kharab lie two majestic domes called the islands of the devil. These islands are actually volcanic, and surprisingly beautiful to see. According to ancient beliefs–which locals still hold to this day–the place is haunted. Therefore, only tourists venture to these dark jewels of nature.
  • Moucha Islands:
    Moucha Islands consists of a group of small islands located approximately 11 kilometers Northwest of Djibouti City (the capital of Djibouti). The island to the west is called Maskali, and the larger island is called Moucha. Here, there are currently four named dive sites, two of which are limited to expert divers only. The depths range from 8-33 meters. The site called Moucha’s Balise is a highly rated dive that is 15-30 meters in depth and a great dive night dive site. Visibility is excellent and advanced scuba divers may choose the site for good underwater photography. The wreck of La Bouee Coulee lies off Moucha Island, and there are dive training opportunities here as well. La Feon is also a wreck dive, and even though visibility is reduced to 5-10 meters, it just calls for a closer look at the site’s abundant marine life.
  • Other Dive Sites:
    More expert and advanced dive sites in Djibouti include the wrecks of Le Boutre, Musha, Arthur Rimbaud, and Salem, as well as dive sites known as “Shark Teeth” and Ras Eiro.

Viktig Informasjon

Package Includes:

  • 6 days full board cruise, 7 nights in double cabin in private bathroom and A/C)
  • 16 dives including night dive for certified divers and FREE Nitrox for certified divers
  • Airport transfers
  • Tank aluminium 12L din/int and weight. 
  • Dive guide.
  • DAN Europe dive insurance for 1 week
  • Note: the service starts with on board welcome and dinner the day before the beginning of the cruise and ends when returning to the marina with breakfast on last day. Depending on the schedule, Siyyan Travel & Leisure can accommodate guests in a 3* hotel for the last night.


Not included:

  • Entry visa 90 USD
  • Tips for the crew (usually 45 euro/pax or more)
  • Equipment rental, 15 L tank, alcoholic drinks.
  • Supplements and reductions: Non diver reduction: Euro 50 per pax Child 0 – 10 years: free in cabin with parents

Other useful information:
Best time do dive this destination: Bet time to dive Djibouti: Djibouti is most known for its good sightings of whale sharks and the best time to see them is between September/October and February (when there is less plankton bloom). November to February will often have clear blue skies and lower humidity and a milder climate. The cooler climate between November to April is also a preferred period to visit. 
Djibouti diving is best for:  Hammerheads, tiger, black tips, silkies, barracuda, manta rays & dugong
Not so good for: To be advised
Water Temperature:  Average water temperature is normally between 26-30ºC. 
Currents:  To be advised
Visibility:  often in excess of 20 metres
Minimum required number of passengers:  
Visa and entry regulations:  To be advised
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