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Top 10 Liveaboards In Egypt in 2022

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With over 55 liveaboards to choose from in Egypt, you won’t fall short of things to see below the surface.

Egypt is located on the Red Sea and is one of the most spectacular diving destinations in the world. There are 19 different diving locations that liveaboards travel to, so make sure you know what you want to see before choosing the perfect liveaboard for you.

We’ll help you find the perfect Liveaboard trip, that suits your needs:

It’s difficult to choose wich liveaboard that will suit your needs and how to find the best price on that boat.

So we’ve gathered the best boats and made it possible to compare prices across all the different booking platforms. This way, you’ll get the best boat for your needs at the best price.

Start by sorting the boats after your budget, and find a liveaboard that fits your budget and your needs:

Top 10 Liveaboards In Egypt in 2022

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Galaxy 720 Liveaboard is a great boat for groups. It has a ENOS satellite location and rescue system. This vessel will take you to the most remote diving areas of Egypt. The Red Sea nurtures more than 1,000 invertebrates and over 200 species of soft and hard coral that forms the basis of the marine-ecosystem that includes thousands of fish including endemic species. It is equipped with advanced safety equipment that will make sure of everyone’s safety. The crew on board will make sure to meet every guest’s expectations and dive guides will accompany the guests to the deep sea wonders. Also, they are well-trained to manage any emergency that might occur.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2009
  • rentalRental equip:No
  • diversMax divers:24
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people commended the diving instructor on presenting a well thought of brief that made everyone feel safe and ready for the dive,
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    Divers said the dive master took them to extraordinary places that showed them the true diversity of Egyptian marine life.
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    Some people said they encountered 15+ dolphins near the jumbo head caves.
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    Everyone was pleased with the effectiveness of the crew and how they always were on stand by to help out.
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    The meals were well prepared the chef even prepared a special South African dish for one of the passengers.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSome people noted that the lower deck cabins were cramped with up to 4-5 people sharing one.
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This liveaboard has beautiful interiors and is luxurious inside and out. It offers relaxation and comfort at every level. It sails to the best dive sites like Daedalus, Brothers, and Fury Shoals. Guests can enjoy the perfect ocean view while enjoying a variety of dishes and complimentary drinks. There’s plenty of space and activities for everyone to enjoy on board. The MY Seven7Seas won the Tauchen Award, which is also called The German Diving Award. Happy guests with unforgettable holidays voted for this award.  Everyone is welcome to experience the fascinating exploration with this vessel. The crew members are always ready to give the best services that MY Seven7Seas can offer.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2006
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:24
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

3.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people stated that they visited many diving sites while on the MY SEVEN and the experiences were memorable.
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    Some people claimed that they saw octopus, hammerhead sharks lots of dolphins.
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    The crew was exceptional and brought their own flavor to the cruise.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people noted that there was a lack of marine life on some of the locations provided by the guides.
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MV-Liberty is a luxury liveaboard that operates seasonally in Sudan, Egypt, and Djibouti. Divers who visit these places have never returned home disappointed. Djibouti is a crime-free country that few people have heard of. It is located in the Horn of Africa and offers excellent scuba diving experiences. Sawabi Islands also called the Seven Brothers Islands is one of the best locations in Djibouti. The divers can explore Brothers Island which offers some of the best diving sites in Egypt and the Red Sea, while Sudan has an incredible number of sharks and offers more than 120 reefs. MY-Liberty welcomes everyone who wants to have an exciting exploration of these places.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2016
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:20
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people said the itinerary was well planed and everything ran like clockwork.
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    Divers said the crew were attentive to their needs when going and returning from dives they always gave a helping hand with the equipment.
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    Some people said the food was excellent and they even had a BBQ dinner on the diving platform.
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    Some divers said they visited memorable wrecks that include Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller, Giannis D, Dunraven, and more.
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    Many divers said the guide Mustafa was knowledgeable and kept everyone safe in the open water.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people noted that the cabins were small and some had up to three people in them.
  • check-markMany people said that when the anchor was pulled in some of the guest got a shock because of the strange noise.
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MV LIBERTY

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My Quick Shadow will take you to the deepest and coolest underwater sites in Egypt, including Brother Islands and the reef of Daedalus. Remote wreck sites in the Red Sea are home to a variety of fish, colorful corals and other marine life. This vessel is designed for comfort and worth-while sea adventures. Cabins are spacious and stylish and characterized by high-quality materials and fittings that will give every passenger a comfortable stay during the trip. Crew members speak English and German that will surely serve guests with enthusiasm. Dive guides will ensure that every dive expedition is about exploring and learning.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2006
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:20
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people said the diving instructors were well versed in marine life and took them to various hidden spots.
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    Some people noted that the crew were friendly and always ready to help.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people noted that some of the amenities needed replacement.
  • check-markSome people said some of the cabins on the lower deck was small and not suitable for a lot of luggage.
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This liveaboard is part of Bluewater Safaris, a fleet that offers great journeys for divers and non-divers. This boat was built with comfort in mind and has everything to make your vacation enjoyable. Egypt’s world known attractions are not just on land but also by the depth of the Red Sea. It is a perfect destination for an ocean adventure that combines diving with tours of cultural diversity. Independence II can tour travelers from all around the world since this vessel is made for ocean expedition and guests will surely enjoy the underwater wonders of the Red Sea. Come on board to celebrate and enjoy your holiday with us.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2007
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:20
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many divers said that the diving master was knowledgeable and took them to the best diving locations.
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    Divers said that they got to see sharks and was in the water with multiple dolphins.
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    Many people were happy with the spacious boat and the sun deck where people gathered for leisure time.
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    The crew brought a special feeling to the liveaboard that made it more friendly and fun.
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    Many people said that they liked the cuisine and the chef really knew what he was doing.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people noted that the boats engine was a disturbance specially for people on the lower deck as it disturbed their sleep.
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The Aldebaran liveaboard is a member of Scuba Adventure Aldebaran, that offers
the best itinerary packages to explore the Red Sea. Passengers can experience
luxury accommodation and a heart-warming welcome from the professional crew on
board. The travel destination includes the most remote areas that only liveaboards
can visit. The itinerary consists of scuba diving in the North, visiting the wrecks of
Abu Nuhas, crossing the gulf to the Sinai Peninsula, going to the most exciting World
War wreck of Thistlegorm. The Red Sea has thousands of marine life species that
amaze divers. Aldebaran can guide every tourist to have a wonderful holiday that
they will never forget.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2013
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:20
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

3.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people said the dive master took them to variety of different spots that had wrecks and marine life.
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    The divers are enthusiastic about returning after their positive experience on the Aldebaran.
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    Some people stated the the crew was professional and made the trip lively.
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    Many people said the briefings was to the point and left them satisfied with what was going to come.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSome people noted that the chef did not make a diverse enough meal menu and it was close to ordinary cooking.
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The MY Nemo is a great way to explore the Red Sea dive sites all year round. It
offers budget-friendly packages with a fantastic tour to the magnificent remotes sites.
This liveaboard has everything guests need to enjoy their trip. It is designed to
establish comfort in a home-style setting with the help of the professional crew on
board. The itineraries have a wide selection of places to make your holiday special.
These places include the Northern Region and the Ras Mohammed Marine Park,
famous for stunning marine life and the wrecks scenery. M/Y Nemo is the best cruise
ship to spend quality time and moments with the one you love.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2013
  • rentalRental equip:Yes (free)
  • diversMax divers:22
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:No
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:No
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

3.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people said that the liveaboard was spacious and the cabins were beautiful fit for a queen and king.
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    The liveaboard had all the amenities that you would expect from a A-Class boat.
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    The crew held a special part of the whole experience as they were friendly and always ready to help when called upon.

Reasons NOT to buy:

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MY Jessica is a professional but budget-friendly liveaboard run by the French
liveaboard operator Dune Fleet. It offers various routes in the Egyptian Red Sea
which visits the best dive sites including Northern Reefs and Ras Mohammed
National Park. There are legendary wrecks and an extravagant coral ecosystem with
more than 150 different coral species. This liveaboard provides quality time and
exciting moments with family and friends on board. A journey with MY Jessica will
ensure everyone to have a wonderful and unforgettable holiday cruise on the Red
Sea. The professional and friendly crew will welcome everyone who joins aboard.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2014
  • rentalRental equip:No
  • diversMax divers:30
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:No
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:No
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people said that the instructors performed well executed briefings that had a whole section about the origins of the wrecks.
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    Some people said that swimming with the dolphins was a magical experience that they will cherish until the next visit.
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    Divers said that the crew was well informed and always helped whenever they were needed.
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    Many people were happy with the cuisine and the sweet snacks they prepared.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSome people noted that the dive boat had a limited amount of space on their sun roof for leisure time.
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Lighthouse Miracle-1 was built in 2005 and updated continuously through 2018 to keep up with all the modern safety equipment and also to ensure the best quality for the passengers. An experienced and friendly team will welcome guests on board, which will ensure everyone’s safety. Itineraries include all the most known dive sites of Egypt including St. Johns, Fury Shoal and Salem Express. An expedition on board the Lighthouse Miracle-1 is an excellent opportunity to visit these astounding areas. Passengers may also enjoy culinary adventures on board served with the highest quality ingredients. We welcome you to join our safari whole year round.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2018
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:24
  • camera_stationCamera station:No
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people noted that the liveaboard was spacious and could easily handle a crowed of 24 people.
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    Divers said that the dive guide Katy always knew where to find the best marine life and she knew all the marine life by name without looking them up in a book like most diving guides do.
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    A lot of people commended the the crew and staff on their diligent and professional manner they conducted themselves by.
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    The food was delicious and people were always urged to grab seconds if they weren't satisfied the first time round.

Reasons NOT to buy:

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M/Y Dreams is a member of the Sea Serpent Fleet and is designed for a small group of
divers. This liveaboard has a large cozy lounge for resting after a day of dive and is
equipped with entertainment facilities. Passengers will experience world-class tours in a
personalized and intimate setting of a budget-friendly yacht. It offers an incredible dive
safari that takes divers to the Straits of Tiran promoting the most fantastic dive sites in
the Red Sea. Explore the drift dives, caverns, wrecks, and vibrant reefs together with
professional dive guides. The crew of M/Y Dream delivers an incredible to all guests.

Key facts:

  • yearbuiltYear built:2014
  • rentalRental equip:Yes ($)
  • diversMax divers:16
  • camera_stationCamera station:Yes
  • internetInternet:Yes (free)
  • min_logged_divesMin logged dives:No minimum
  • nitroxNitrox:Yes (free)
  • airconAircon:free

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many people stated that the crew were welcoming and went out of their way to make the journey enjoyable as possible.
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    Divers said the briefings were well executed and to the point and not much time was wasted.
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    Many people commended the chef on preparing well balanced meals whilst catering to the individual needs of the divers as well.
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    A lot of people said that they would return as this was one of the best experiences they have had.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people noted that cabin 7 and 8 are very tiny.
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Best time to go

Diving conditions are good all year round, with the water temperature ranging from 21°C at its coldest to 30°C

 

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Top destinations include Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone, St John’s Island and Northern Wrecks. The Red sea surrounding Egypt’s coastline is peppered with many many dive sites, so getting on board a sea safari is one of the best ways to ensure that you get to see as much as possible.

Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is a very well known holiday destination for tourists however, what lies beneath the waves is just phenomenal. Sharm has warm waters throughout most of the year and also has great conditions. With abundant marine life and great wrecks to explore. Some of the top dive sites found in Sharm include The SS Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammad National Park and the Straits of Trian.

Hurghada

Hurghada itself has over 40 liveaboard trips available to divers. There is so much to see and not enough time to do it. Hurghada is the second main diving area in Egypt after Sharm El Sheikh. Most of the liveaboards that leave Hurghada travel to the south Red Sea area. Top dive sites around this area include Brothers and Elphinstone. However, depending on the liveaboard that you choose, you may get the chance to dive the SS Thistlegorm, which is classed as one of the best wreck dives in the world, and should not be missed if you are making the trip to Egypt.

Information to know about liveaboard diving in Egypt

  • Traveling to the areas of Egypt listed below are safe for tourists, however, there are some places that certain governments advise you not to travel to.
  • The official language of Egypt is Arabic, however, English and French are spoken all over the country.
  • Diving in the Red Sea falls nothing short of epic, with stunning marine life, beautiful thriving corals, not to mention the sheer variety of sharks.
  • Currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound, which is roughly $1 to 18 Egyptian Pounds.
  • The weather in Egypt is amazing pretty much all year round. Temperature varies from 20C/68F in the winter months to 45C/113F in the summer months.
  • Best time to dive is in the summer months as water is lovely and warm at around 28C/82F. Water temperature is not cold in the winter, it is roughly 21C/70F.
  • Visibility is between 30m to 50m all year round.
  • Getting there is simple. Most large airlines and even budget airlines will fly to the large cities including Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. If you arrange to travel to Egypt using a travel agency, then they will usually arrange a transfer directly to your hotel. However, there are many taxis based outside the airport that will take you to where ever you would like to go.

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