Liveaboard Review

Okeanos Xplorer - Review 2023

Okeanos Xplorer is a member of the Xplorer fleet, that cruise the Red Sea year-round. It has the best itinerary with great dive spots and professional and trained staff on board. The itinerary includes remote dive spots that only liveaboards visit. Ras Mohammed National Park is considered as one of the world’s best dive sites. Professional and non-professional scuba divers can visit this park any time of the year. There are other dive sites like Brother’s Island, St. John’s Reef and Daedalus. These are some of the spots where professional guide dives lead you to experience and see the most magnificent marine life creatures.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people were happy with the spacious cabins and balconies in the rooms.
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    Some divers said the diving instructors were knowledgeable and knew where to find the best diving spots.
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    Many people noticed that the food was well prepared and the buffet always had enough for a second helping.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markMany people stated that the showers had a problem with the hot water in the morning either the generator or too many people were using it up.

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Diving on the Okeanos Xplorer in Egypt

This fantastic liveaboard is 32meters/104.9 feet long, and it has a maximum speed of 12 knots per hour. With a bright and modern interior makes this liveaboard feels alive even at night.

Boat Interior

Okeanos Xplorer can accommodate up to 22 people aboard to its 11 cozy cabins. There are seven twin-bed cabins on the lower deck. The two double-bed and two superior twin-bed cabins are located on the main deck. All rooms have private bathrooms, fresh towels daily and air-conditioning.

Guests can relax after a day of dive at the spacious indoor saloon with A/V entertainment and an outdoor lounge with a nice bar. They can also share their safari photos to their loved ones at home by using the onboard free Wi-Fi.

The huge sun deck is partially shaded, where guests can take a nap or relax while enjoying the lovely view of the ocean.


The saloon is adjacent to the dining area, where guests can also watch movies. Delicious buffet-style meals from local and international cuisines are prepared and served by the onboard chef three times a day. Complimentary drinks and snacks are served all day during the safari. Wine, beer and other beverages are available on board. Vegan, vegetarian and other specific dietary requirements can be requested upon booking.

Dive Deck

The dive deck is spacious, and it has plenty of room for diving preparations. There are personal gearboxes for each diver, charging stations and warm-water showers. Nitrox is free for those with certification and log book. Diving gear and snorkel gear equipment are available to rent. Guests may also choose to rent the full dive equipment complete with U/W photo and video camera. Professional guide dives are well-trained to manage every underwater exploration like the back of their hand.


The staff on board will welcome guests with cocktail drinks upon joining aboard. Short introduction and briefing are given to help each passenger with their inquiries and to provide them with safety instructions.

The itinerary is composed of the most visited spots in Egypt. Ras Mohammed National Park has the best wrecks sites, coral gardens and abundant marine life that divers around the world visit all-year long. The famous wreck areas have thousands of marine life inhabitants, schools of fish, dolphins, mantas, turtles and shark species.
Divers all around the world are captivated by the wonders of St. Johns. It has reefs that are rising above the water with plateaus in between. Drop-offs are covered with huge gorgonians and large black corals. There are pelagic fish like white-tip, gray-tip, thresher and hammerhead sharks.

The Brothers Islands is perfect for island hopping around this peninsula. Liveaboards can only access these islands. Impressive marine life forms and a variety of sharks are spotted here.

The Okeanos Xplorer can give tourists the most unforgettable exploration in any season. The Red Sea is open all-year and guests can enjoy many kinds of water activities. The English speaking staff onboard will provide the best service that Okeanos Xplorer can give. The best time to explore the Red Sea is the autumn season.

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