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Red Sea liveaboard fire

Discussion in 'Red Sea' started by ReefHound, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Sunn

    Sunn Barracuda

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    It's life...

    Sometimes a fire happens, sometimes the boat hits a reef and sinks ... inch'Allah...
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,662
    3,200
    113
    I thought I would be in RSA 2 this December 21-28 trip (less than a month) until I receive the following email message:

    "...We were just notified that there has been a change in the replacement yacht starting with charters from November 16 - Dec 31, 2019. The replacement yacht will be the Scuba Scene. The Aggressor yacht owner feels this yacht's layout is a better option and is more well suited for Aggressor guests. Please find more information by going to:

    Home
    The charter itinerary will stay the same. The staterooms and layout of the yacht will be comparable to the Red Sea Aggressor and the courses and rental equipment requests will be provided as requested. The chef and some of the staff from the Red Sea Aggressor will also be on board to ensure your trip will be to the Aggressor standards...."

    So, I was actually going to be on RSA 1 in a few weeks. Oh well, I'll just go for the replacement boat and be more safety minded about what I would do in the boat (checking the operability of the escape hatch, not charging my batteries unattended, having life jacket & escape pouch readily accessible during an evacuation, etc.).

    Have anyone been on Scuba Scene and would like to comment on the boat safety aspects?

    Thanks
     
  3. Christian

    Christian Manta Ray

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    Haven't been on Scuba Scene, but 21(13+8) double/twin cabins!? If that is correct, for the guests sake, I hope they don't fill her up.
     
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  4. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,662
    3,200
    113
    No. That's not what I read in Scuba Scene about us webpage:
    "13 double cabins with air condition, mini bar and private bathroom; 8 twin cabins at the lower deck and 4 cabins with king size bed at the main deck, 1 twin cabin at the upper deck."

    My concern is how the emergency escape hatch is set up for those in the lower 8 twin cabins and whether they have live vest inside each cabins.
     
  5. Christian

    Christian Manta Ray

    750
    104
    43
    That # sounds more reasonable.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,662
    3,200
    113
    So far 4 spots are still available for my trip, but I guess that they'll keep it as is since I no longer see the RSA1 or Scuba Scene listed in Liveaboard.com. RSA2 is still there.
     
  7. mscmicrobiology

    mscmicrobiology Angel Fish

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    The Scuba Scene is only temporary until the end of December. They claim they will have a new boat by 2020/03 when we are booked (each week they say they will have a new boat the next week... but then the same thing again). I'm not going to keep risking having no boat due to everything else filling up. Any suggestions for quality/luxery alternatives?
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    5,662
    3,200
    113
  9. mscmicrobiology

    mscmicrobiology Angel Fish

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    We have been speaking with them every week since the fire. They do NOT have a replacement for March 2020 yet even though the website says that (PR spin at its best/worst). I’m sure the reason they post that is to give illusion its business as usual so folks don’t back out and keep booking, not realizing they could end up getting shafted. I’m sure if we waited it out and they ultimately didn’t get a new boat in time they would have to refund the money but the bigger concern is not having a live-aboard for the week with no reasonable alternatives because everything is already booked. Apparently their VP of operations is still looking for a suitable permanent vessel for the price they have in mind. So they only have a temporary vessel (Scuba Scene) till the end of the year but they feel it’s too much to buy (hence only temporarily leasing) with lots of promises but nothing for sure. Each week we try to get an update it’s the same story.
     
  10. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
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    Sorry, I haven’t read the prior posts..I’m drinking and my pal has gone to the bathroom.

    Remind me why you haven’t taken/asked for/been offered a refund?
     

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