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Finding the perfect Liveaboard in Egypt

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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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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:

Sort the liveaboards based on your needs

We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the MV Amperor Asmaa :

Average price is US$ 119 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2015
Max divers20
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes (free)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Emperor Asmaa is a member of Emperor Fleet. It is a 30-meter/ 90 feet long customized liveaboard, which was refurbished in January 2015. It is specially designed to provide comfort and have all the amazing diving amenities. This stunning beauty can accommodate 20 guests with a crew of 8 and has 10 deluxe cabins. Emperor Asmaa offers the best itineraries of the Red Sea which include St. John’s, Reefs and Wrecks, Brothers and Elphinstone. It is indeed one of the best liveaboards for the marine adventure where you can enjoy your holidays and make them memorable.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Seawolf Soul :

Average price is US$ 114 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2015
Max divers22
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationNo
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Welcome on board the Seawolf Soul. This liveaboard is an amazing opportunity to explore the Red Sea in the best possible way. Offering several dives a day to admire a multitude of different species, it also combines comfort, safety, and top quality itineraries, including the beautiful Brother Islands, breathtaking Daedalus and mythical Elphinstone. It is in these oases of life that you will have the opportunity to cross with hammerhead sharks & gray sharks, but also tuna and barracudas, along the drop offs covered with hard corals and huge gorgonians.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Snefro Target :

Average price is US$ 100 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2016
Max divers20
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes (free)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationNo
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Snefro Target was launched in 2008 by the King Snefro Fleet. The ISO-certified 37 meter/121 feet luxurious liveaboard was built in Rashid. It is the only elegant wooden vessel within the fleet that holds Area 1 and Area 2 licenses, which allow her to cover the best destinations of the entire Red Sea. While onboard with Snefro Target, you can experience astounding diving with a proficient dive crew with a perk of lavish accommodation. You can experience clear visibility of the exotic marine life and dive in the best dive sites like Ras Mohamed National Park and Straits of Tiran.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Blue Melody :

Average price is US$ 124 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2008
Max divers26
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

With Blue Melody, you may enjoy a luxurious diving and cruising experience! Blue Melody is part of Blue o Two fleet, which was launched in 2008. It is made of superior quality wood and measures 38 meters/124 feet in length. In 2016, Blue Melody underwent a major overhaul to upgrade its facilities – new interiors, new engines, new facilities and amenities, new rooms, new everything! It houses 10 twin cabins and 3 double cabins on board, an air-conditioned saloon, a sun deck, and a dive deck. Perfect for a total of 26 guests to enjoy the magnificence of Egypt’s the Red Sea!

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Red Sea Adventurer (Blue Adventurer) :

Average price is US$ 112 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2016
Max divers22
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

M/Y Blue Adventurer is custom-built for divers and gives excellent value for money when it comes to ocean exploration. This liveaboard is a member of Blue o Two Fleet, which specializes in luxury liveaboards. Guests will surely enjoy their holiday with the help of the professional crew.
The itinerary of this beautiful liveaboard includes the Northen Red Sea, Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammed Marine Park, Straits of Gubal, Abu Nuhas, the Brothers and wreck sites around the Egyptian Red Sea. Marine creatures are often seen in all these sites as well as barracudas, giant trevallies, tuna, reef fish and colorful corals. M/Y Blue Adventurer cruises to the most known dive sites of the Red Sea.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the SimSim Dive :

Average price is US$ 111 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2000
Max divers16
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes (free)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconNo

If you look for a luxurious trip, all while having space relatively for yourself, there is no need to continue with your search. Being renovated in 2016, SimSim Dive is the solution. Being 31m long, this liveaboard is aimed for only 16 guests with 8 cabins. Equipped for exploring the most engaging dive spaces in the Egypt area, SimSim will offer you a prestige vacation with unforgettable memories. With this beauty, there are no famous places in the Red Sea that would be left unexplored.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Golden Dolphin II :

Average price is US$ 132 per day

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Year built:2014
Max divers20
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Make your trip to the Red Sea extra memorable with Golden Dolphin II! This premium, one of a kind vessel was launched in 2006 with the main objective of providing a convenient and luxurious diving and cruising experience to its guests. This beauty can accommodate up to 20 guests, perfect for small groups and families. It houses 10 spacious cabins, all equipped with air conditioning units and en-suite bathroom facilities. It has a saloon, a dining room, sun decks, and a dive deck. The Golden Dolphin II has been upgraded recently, including the interior, equipment, cabins, and so much more! Guests will definitely enjoy their Egyptian dive safari tour with Golden Dolphin II!

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Miss Nouran :

Average price is US$ 83 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2014
Max divers20
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes (free)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Few countries have a legendary history, cultural charm, and contrasting natural phenomena comparable to those of Egypt. The Red Sea, with its incredible diversity of colorful corals in crystal clear water and light, doesn’t fail to fascinate people who venture beneath its surface. We present you the MV Miss Nouran, the ultimate Egyptian liveaboard to explore some of the most beautiful and breathtaking diving sites in the world. This will be an exceptional cruise for diving enthusiasts and offers you the chance to admire a stunning and varied seabed, shipwrecks, coral reefs and a whole palette full of colors for an unforgettable adventure!

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Blue Horizon (Red Sea Master) :

Average price is US$ 86 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2016
Max divers26
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

M/Y Blue Horizon is an award-winning liveaboard, part of Blue O Two fleet and was recently refurbished in 2016. Are you looking for a perfect holiday get-away? This liveaboard is the best choice when it comes to ocean exploration. It provides overwhelming activities and has a wide range of itineraries that will surely make your holiday unforgettable.
This vessel travels to the most remote sites that only liveaboards visit. The itinerary includes the Brothers, Straits of Tiran, St. Johns, and Ras Mohammed National Park. Magnificent marine life like clownfish, mantas, barracudas, turtles as well as a variety shark species can be spotted in different locations during the Red Sea safari.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Aphrodite :

Average price is US$ 100 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built:2008
Max divers22
InternetYes (free)
NitroxYes ($)
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

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.

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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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