The M/Y Aphrodite is an excellent diving yacht that lives up to its name. Its beautiful modern interior and comfort crawl inside and out of this ship. The itinerary includes the most remote areas that only liveaboards visit, such as Ras Mohammed National Park, Thislegorm, Brothers, Daedalus, St, John’s and Elphinstone. Wreck areas offer the most amazing sites that thousands of divers visit all year round. The Red Sea has abundant marine life and healthy coral reef beds that enthusiastic photographers will surely love. The friendly crew team on board speaks English, German, French, and Russian to offer a better communication.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Many people were happy with the South tour that took them too the most amazing dive sites.
Divers said that the two dive guide were knowledgeable and provided them with insight on the marine life and locations.
Many commemorated the crew on being professional and always offering a helping hand.
Divers claimed that they saw hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks and daedalus on their many dives.
The food was always exceptional and something different prepared every evening.
Many divers said they would return for a second and third time evens a fourth.
Things we don't like:
- A couple of people noted that the weather patterns changed their itinerary slightly.
Diving on the Aphrodite in Egypt
The M/Y Aphrodite is 35 meters/114.8 feet long with complete safety navigation and communication systems. This vessel has all the equipment needed for underwater excursions and onboard activities. It can give passengers undeniable comfort and an unforgettable holiday.
This vessel can welcome up to 23 guests to its spacious as well as modernly designed cabins. There are six cabins and one master bedroom with a small sofa on the lower deck. The three double and one family cabins are on the middle and upper deck. The family room is suitable for sharing for up to three guests. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning, private bathrooms, and a mini-bar.
The main deck has a spacious indoor saloon for socialization with an entertainment system, a small library filled with marine life books, a massage area, and a jacuzzi, where guests can enjoy their time after a day of diving. The outdoor relaxations offer three decks which have a covered lounge, a bar and barbecue area.
Guests will absolutely enjoy the buffet-style meals with a variety of mouth-watering cuisines from local and international dishes together with complimentary drinks. The crew team serves free-flowing of snacks throughout the safari. There are excellent wine selection and other beverages available for purchase on board. Vegan, vegetarian and other specific dietary requirements are available for request upon booking.
The spacious dive deck is made from teak wood to make it safe while divers are preparing and packing after a day of diving. It has personal storage spaces, rinse tanks, tech diving gear, and a shaded diving area. This vessel has a charging station and a camera room with a table for underwater equipment. There are many activities available for non-divers like snorkeling, kayaking, water ski, wakeboarding, and jet ski. Nitrox is free for those with certification, and rental dive equipment is available upon an early notice.
The crew on board will welcome guests with cocktails and snacks upon checking in. The cruise director will give a short briefing and orientation to help guests familiarize with the boat as well as the dive sites included in the itinerary.
Brothers Island is one of the best diving spots in Egypt. It has two isolated areas that come out of the water in the middle of the ocean. It is covered with anemones, sponges and all kinds of soft corals with a variety of colors and shapes. An abundance of pelagic fish, hammerheads, thresher sharks, grey sharks, silver-tip and white-tip reef sharks are commonly seen in these sites. The scattered remaining pieces of wreckage all over the reef makes it even more interesting.
St. John’s reef is in the south near Rocky Island which has all kinds of colorful corals, sea walls with huge gorgonians, barracudas, mantas, dolphins, mackerels, and turtles.
The famous Ras Mohammed National Park is visited annually by more than fifty-thousand visitors across the globe. The spectacular coral-reef ecosystem entices foreign divers.
M/Y Aphrodite can bring tourists to all these destinations all year round, and autumn is the best season to visit the Red Sea.