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Finding the perfect Liveaboard in Egypt

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With over 55 liveaboards to choose from in Egypt, you won’t fall short of things to see under 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 Golden Dolphin II :

Average price is US$ 132 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

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 MY Odyssey :

Average price is US$ 171 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2012
Max divers 26
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

If you are a group of adventure seekers looking for a luxurious and comfortable vessel to accompany you for your diving trip in Egypt or Sudan, you may search no more. MY Odyssey is a luxurious boat that is specifically designed to provide convenience and high-class service to all its guests on board. In its 40 meters (131 feet) by 8.5 meters (27.5 feet) stretch, MY Odyssey houses 13 spacious and bright cabins, and could accommodate up to 26 guests on board. All cabins are equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning units, and en suite bathroom facilities. It also features a fully airconditioned salon that has comfortable and large sofas, modern entertainment facilities, and a mini library. For sun lovers, they may enjoy the 2 featured sun decks located on the upper and lower deck, both equipped with convenient sun loungers. It also features a large dive deck with platforms, complete with safety facilities in accordance with the international standards. Guests will surely enjoy their itineraries in Sudan and Egypt, exploring the most beautiful sights the Red Sea has to offer.

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

Average price is US$ 130 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2017
Max divers 24
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station No
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Experience comfort and luxury with Seawolf Denominator. The vessel was built in the year 2007 and was designed specifically for diving. It measures 36 meters (118 feet), housing 12 spacious cabins and can accommodate up to 24 guests. Seawolf Denominator has its fully air-conditioned saloon that is equipped with comfortable sofas and up to date entertainment systems, sun lounges, and a spacious dive deck. Safety, internet connectivity, and nitrox for divers with advanced certification are provided aboard 100% free! Every guest may experience Egypt or Sudan, depending on their liking. Surely, this will be a trip of a lifetime!

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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 divers 26
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

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 Blue Pearl :

Average price is US$ 113 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

If you are looking for the perfect vessel to use for your Red Sea getaway, search no more. Blue Pearl is a luxurious vessel that was specifically designed to provide comfort and convenience to all its users. Having 36 meters/118 feet in length, the vessel houses a total of 10 spacious cabins with en suite bathroom facilities, just perfect for the comfort of 20 guests. Blue Pearl also boasts a spacious, air-conditioned saloon equipped with comfortable sofas and entertainment systems, sun decks, and a spacious dive deck. It features complete safety equipment on board, nitrox, and equipment available to rent, and free internet connection. Guests may visit different world-renowned spots for diving, snorkeling, or sightseeing. Surely, all guests will have an amazing experience with Blue Pearl!

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

Average price is US$ 106 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 22
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Contessa Mia is a luxurious modern vessel that will make your cruising and diving dreams come true. It is a yacht specifically designed for comfortable diving, stretched at 34 meters/111 feet in length. This wooden vessel is part of the Sea Serpent Fleet, which is renowned for its experienced and superior-quality team. It houses 11 spacious cabins, all equipped with air conditioning units and en suite bathroom facilities. It has an air-conditioned salon, complete with entertainment systems and comfortable sofas. For sun lovers, they may enjoy the shaded sun lounges on the lower and upper deck, all equipped with comfortable chairs, tables, and sun loungers. Contessa Mia is equipped with safety equipment that is consistent with international standards for safety and diving. Take a trip to the most beautiful destinations in the Red Sea such as the Brothers Island, Daedalus and Elphinstone, northern wrecks and other Southern dive sites.

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We've done all the work for you and found the best prices on the Grand Sea Serpent :

Average price is US$ 133 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 24
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

The Grand Sea Serpent is dubbed as one of the finest diving boats amongst divers. It is an impressive and sleek diving boat and is perfect for all kinds of diving experiences. Lots of divers who have experienced it first-hand describe it as one the best diving boats out there. About 41 meters long, the Grand Sea Serpent is very spacious and can accommodate up to 24 divers at the same time. It is constructed to offer full comfort and safe diving experiences. The Grand Sea Serpent also provides free Nitrox for all certified divers.
With 12 en-suite cabins, free Wi-Fi, the best entertainment setup, as well as luxurious accommodation, it is built to cater to all kinds of divers. And it is of course fully licensed to explore the Red Sea.

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

Average price is US$ 115 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2014
Max divers 20
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Have a hassle-free and luxurious get away with Golden Dolphin I! It is a spacious yacht, designed for diving in 2003. The Golden Dolphin I is made of superior quality wood and measures 35 meters/114 feet in length. It houses spacious cabins, perfect for a maximum of 20 guests. All cabins are equipped with air conditioning systems, minibars, and en suite bathroom facilities. It has a spacious air conditioned lounge that is complete with entertainment facilities like television, DVD, stereos, and computers. In between dives, guests may relax in the big comfortable sofas while reading a book or surf the net with the boat’s free Wi-Fi connection. Perhaps, guests may also enjoy the shaded sun lounges in the lower and upper decks and enjoy the panoramic view 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 divers 16
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon No

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 Heaven Saphir :

Average price is US$ 118 per day

Our recommendations:

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Year built: 2017
Max divers 19
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes

Welcome on board of Heaven Saphir, this majestic liveaboard departs from Hurghada or Port Ghalib and offers its guests various itineraries to explore the best and most beautiful diving spots in both north and south of the Red Sea for 8 days and 7 nights. Beautiful encounters and magical moments are waiting in the vertiginous falling of the Brothers Islands as well as other mythical sites like Elphinstone and Daedalus. You will find in the Red Sea a multitude of different species to admire in their natural habitat. These are some of the species you can encounter in the Red Sea: whale shark, hammerhead shark, white tip shark, thresher shark etc. The most easily encountered is the gray reef shark.

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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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