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SimSim Dive

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.

A proper review of
SimSim Dive Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about SimSim Dive Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

SimSim Dive Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

3 reasons to dive

  • Many people said that the liveaboard was spacious and the cabins were cute and comfortable.
  • Divers said the dive guides delivered a thorough brief that answered most of the diving concerns.
  • Some people said the food was delicious and the buffet style was ideal if you were keen on seconds.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people noted that they did not get to see the whale shark.
  • A problem...

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2000
Max divers 16
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon No


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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Read the reviews

The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Year-round safaris in the Red Sea diving spots: Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas wrecks, Ras Mohamed National Park, Tiran Straits, Brother Islands, and many others;
  • Spacious dive deck and dive tender on hand;
  • Top deck for a gorgeous view;
  • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms;
  • Indoor air-conditioned lounge, accustomed with a bar;
  • Outdoor covered lounge available for dining and open sundeck;
  • Daily housekeeping;
  • Great variety of freshly prepared onboard food, with snacks available all day long;
  • Selection of wines, spirits and cocktails available;
  • Non-Divers Friendly;
  • Free Internet;
  • Free Nitrox.

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Description and details

Diving on the SimSim Dive in Egypt.

Being built in 2000, but fully renovated in 2016, the Sim Sim Dive liveaboard is a 31m of a wooden masterpiece powered by two Mercedes 650 HP engines. It is a Hurghada-based liveaboard with German management. Equipped with top-notch navigation tools like GPS, radar, VHF/UHF, and depth sounder, the SimSim Dive does not offer mass tourism. Its purpose is bringing the highest level of joy within a smaller group. With the various places to choose from, the professional and 22years experienced SimSim Dive crew are ready to bring you on a fantastic dive safari.

SimSim Dive Interior and Features

With only 8 cabins aimed for 16 passengers, you will be able to experience luxurious freedom. Each cabin is fully equipped with twin beds, AC, as well as private bathrooms with bathrobes. In addition to the private areas, the social areas are nothing shorter. The saloon is spacious, modern yet comfortable. There is an indoor lounge with a bar, large flat screen TV and an AC. In addition, a spacious dive desk is available at the back of the boat with enough space for gear storage and kitting up. A dive tender is also available. Last but not least, the top desk is the place to be if you want to enjoy a gorgeous view with a lovely wind breeze.

When it comes to diving, the creators of this liveaboard had in mind the space required for preparation. There is enough room for dressing up, checking and prepping up the diving equipment, as well as diving in and out of the water. SimSim Dive is equipped with 12l Bauer compressors. However, 15l tanks are available for rent per prior notice.

And don’t worry about the food. It is freshly prepared every single day, served in buffet style. For those (of us) weak for sugar, snacks are available throughout the day.


With SimSim Dive, guests have the opportunity to dive at the most interesting Red Sea dive sites. There are options for a North or South tour, both being 7-nights long. The North tour is perfect for people who are at the beginning of their diving career and are still learning, but also for wreck lovers who are in love with some of the most remarkable dive sites of the Red Sea. Places like the famous SS Thistlegorm wreck or the ‘ships graveyard’ named Abu Nuhas are just a couple of the many available options. The South tour, on the other hand, explore places like Fury Shoals, Rock and Zabargad Islands. Taking a trip to the Tiran Straits, the Ras-Mohamed National Park or the popular Brother Islands are also at your disposal.


Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are available throughout the whole boat. First aid kits are almost always at the reach of the hand, as well as 60 life jackets. 1 life-raft for 25 people is also situated on the boat.

When to Go

If your work allows it, the best time for diving in the Red Sea is autumn and spring. As summer tends to be rather hot, while winter brings cold water temperatures, it is recommended to plan your trip accordingly.

Boat features
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet

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