Lucy Liveaboard, Djibouti


Explore the untouched beauty of the Djibouti Indian Ocean in comfort aboard the 37m luxury liveaboard MY Lucy. Launched in Djibouti in 2015 and refurbished in 2018, M/Y Lucy take divers and snorkelers on fantastic 5-night itineraries to experience the Seven Brothers, Gulf of Tadjourah and Goubet Al Kharab. Away from the tourist crowds, Djibouti offers an incredibly diverse underwater world, which remains unspoilt and pristine. Encounters with Whale Sharks are common from October to February, whilst year round there are sightings of dolphins, manta rays, pilot whales and many shark species. With over 200 species of coral reef and crystal clear waters, a trip aboard MY Lucy offers divers and snorkelers an amazing time.

Topside, MY Lucy has 8 lower deck cabins, 2 main deck cabins and 2 single cabins, to cater to a maximum of 22 guests. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, a small fridge and en-suite bathroom with a range of complimentary toiletries including a shaving kit and dental care kit. For relaxation, guests can choose the spacious lounge with 65″ Ultra HD cinema surround system and contemporary dining area, or on the top deck to soak up the sun and breathe in the sea air. The dive deck has ample space for all equipment, as well as charging points for camera & batteries. MY Lucy also owns a luxury coach for airport pick-ups in comfort with complimentary wi-fi, DVD, toilet and airbag suspension.

A trip aboard MY Lucy in Djibouti is not to be missed. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Visas and Fees (10 EUR).

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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Boat features

  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


The crew speaks English and French.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

M/Y Lucy Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year renovated 2021
  • Length 38m
  • Beam 7.5m
  • Top speed 14
  • Cruising speed 10
  • Engines 2 CUMMINS 700 HP engines
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 2 of 7.5 meters with 2 HB 115 HP engines each
  • Water capacity 12000
  • Fuel capacity 12000
  • Freshwater maker Water-makers 8000L per 24hour

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Emergency flares

Lucy Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  • 27 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Anthony M
  • United States United States
Great experience in a far away land.

Lots of dolphins, great guides, amazing variety and healthy reef system. Good was done very well and were well fed and happy. This is a very isolated trip with lots of solitude and beauty.

Recommended for
Dolphins, frog fish and overall experience.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura K
  • United States United States
Incredible experience that showcases all that Seven Brothers has to offer

The diving! we saw turtles, rays, dolphins, SPINY LOBSTERS, soooo many eels, beautiful schools of fish and more. The dive guides were phenomenal and tailored the experience to the diving ability of the group. We will be back when it's whale shark season!

Recommended for
diversity of wildlife, great dive guides, excellent organization
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katherine K
  • United States United States
Wonderful underwater adventure at Seven Brothers on the Lucy

Finding a nurse shark sleeping under a ledge, losing count of the number of moray eels and sea cucumbers we had seen, watching about fifteen dolphins joyfully swim around us, several face-to-face encounters with sea turtles, really good visibility at Seven Brothers, fascinating topography underwater, great hike to the top of one of the islands, wonderful excursion to Lac Assal on our final day before returning (paid separately), smooth logistics and really friendly staff!

Recommended for
Relaxed schedule with three dives per day, great dive staff and helpers, tasty food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vineta C
  • Latvia Latvia
Excellent alternative to Egypt with guaranteed whale sharks (at season) and perfect food

Please consider Djibouti as an alternative to Egypt! Diving at Seven Brothers is perfectly unspoilt, the reefs are healthy, colourful and abundant of different fish, visibility is close to perfect. Although the dive sites are not deep (in average 16-18 metres), there are strong currents so you need to know how to dive currents in order to fully enjoy the reefs and fish. Diving at the Gulf of Tadjoura is not as nice as visibility is quite bad and corals are not that colourful as in the Red Sea, but the main attraction there is snorkelling with whale sharks, which are guaranteed at season. It is really a great experience as the whalesharks come really shallow and stay with snorkelers for quite a time. Lucy is the only boat going to Seven Brothers so diving is very unspoilt and intimate. There are a few more boats at the Gulf of Tadjoura but it never gets even close to crowded. The boat is very new and comfortable, especially the 2 master cabins on the main deck. I cannot say enough about the food - freshly caught fish (as sashimi/ceviche and perfectly baked ) every lunch and dinner, very tasty and healthy salads, pastas and deserts. The Italian/French management knows how to run the boat!!!! Thank you, it was close to perfect.

Recommended for
1) the best food we have ever had on liveaboards; 2) guaranteed snorkelling with whalesharks (at season); 3) unspoilt diving with A LOT OF FISH at Seven Brothers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Paul R
  • Belgium Belgium
extraordinary location, away from the (dive)crowds

Diving at 7 brothers is magnificent because the site is untouched, pristine, Because of its isolation only one operator goes there. Visa regulations for Djibouti are a hurdle. Whale shark encounter is a very emotional expirience.

Recommended for
diving at Seven Brothers, whale shark encounters, comfortable cabin
  • 7.2 Good
  • Stephanie F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lovely boat, great diving staff

Being the only divers at the dive sites.

Recommended for
the boat, dive masters, the bar area
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christine R
  • Austria Austria
Reefs and whalesharks

The MY Lucy is the only liveaboard cruising at the Seven Brother Islands, so the reefs are almost untouched. Dolphins, sharks and stingrays will join your dives. Strong currents let you drift along very rich reefs with large schools of fish. The second part of the trip was the gulf of Tadjourah with its murky waters and lots of whalesharks. If you look for a liveaboard away from the crowds, then Lucy is highly recommended.

Recommended for
whalesharks, remarkable reefs and a wonderful crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Raymond H
  • Canada Canada
hard to reach location and good value for the money

Because of weather situation, I was late 1 day in arriving. The captain specially sent a boat back from the near harbor diving location to pick me up. I am grateful that I only missed 1 day of diving. Diving at the Seven Brothers was very interesting.

Recommended for
interesting diving location; nice food; friendly staff good DM
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cristina A
  • Spain Spain
A once in a lifetime experience

7 Brothers Islands, untouched coral reefs, meeting dolphins and whale sharks, fantastic colours

Recommended for
Charismatic dive guides, breathtaking experience, nature at its most wondrous
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christiane K
  • Germany Germany
Nice boat, but needs maintainance.

We really saw whale sharks.

Recommended for
Intact reefs at 7 brothers. Whale sharks and good service.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yannick P
  • Belgium Belgium
Reef, whale shark and nice boat

Reef whale shark dolphins abundant marine life

Recommended for
Reef, whale shark and nice boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Marvellous diving.

Snorkelling with whale sharks. Diving with manta rays and dolphins

Recommended for
Helpful crew. Good diving areas. Warm and clear water.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Janos S
  • Hungary Hungary
We visited nice dive sites encountering dolphins, whale sharks and diving at tectonic crack.

Good food, attentive dive guides, healthy coral gardens, dolphins, whale sharks an the tectonic crack.

Recommended for
Snorkeling with whale sharks, diving with dolphins, descending to the tectonic crack.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Pascal D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Spacious rooms, beautiful diving in Djibouti

We had been on Lucy in end of January / beginning of February 2020 and did a trip to the Seven Brother Islands. We were told that this should be one of Lucy's last trips for this season. Even though we could notice that it was the end of the season, the crew was friendly and helpful. The trip was not fully booked so we had a lot of space on the ship. We had cabins in the lower deck and found them to be the most spacious cabins we ever had on a liveaboard. Even the en-suite toilet/shower was very spacious. The dive deck offered enough space although it might be a bit packed when the boat is full. Unfortunately, there is almost no shade on the sun deck where it can get very hot. The lounge area is covered but no sunbeds are provided there. To reach the dive sites we always used the zodiacs. As the they drove quite slowly, it took some time to get to the dive sites and back which means we had around 90 minutes between the dives and meals to relax before getting ready for the next dive. The dive sites around Seven Brothers offer some of the most beautiful and intact coral gardens we had ever seen (including the Red Sea). The visibility in the Gulf of Tadjourah was quite poor and we were glad we spent the most time at Seven Brothers. We also found a lot of dolphins, huge schools of (juvenile) barracudas, turtles and many more.

Recommended for
Cabins are very spacious, beautiful coral gardens in Seven Brothers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Erik V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
A great diving experience in a place less traveled.

We got to see many dolfins and the marine life was plentiful while the coral was abundant and in great condition.

Recommended for
The coral in Djibouti is amazing. The crew and organisation were very nice and helpful. And we had the dive sites all to ourselves.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Claudia R
  • Germany Germany
Exclusive Divetrip

We were so happy that the trip took place at all, because we were the only paying guests. The owner of the boat - a passionate diver as my daughter and I - joined us for this really amazing and exclusive trip. We did the White Lady, a very old wreck totally overgrown with white soft corals and inhabitated by an enormous grouper and a leopard shark. The Coral Gardens were so alive and intact like they must have been in the Red Sea some fifty years ago. The crew was super friendly and helpful with everything. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Recommended for
Diving the White Lady, Having the owner on board of the ship, Draught Beer
  • 4.0 Review score
  • Michael V
  • Austria Austria
Unsafe liveaboard with lack of working equipment - not recommended

No safety standards on the vessel Provided tanks and equipment in very poor and unsafe condition Emergency ascend needed in 25m due to broken O-rings Worst liveaboard after 400 dives, not recommended The encounter with 3 whalesharks was great, but it is artificial. They just come in the night because the light of the vessel attracts the plancton and the whalesharks feed.

Recommended for
3 Whalesharks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mark B
  • Australia Australia
Ten whale sharks feeding in one view on a night dive, amazing!!

The crew both dive and boat are as keen as the divers and nothing is to much trouble. The quantity of Whale Sharks on each dive or snorkel. The best night dive ever and a pod of Orca's made a great week.

Recommended for
Whale Sharks , the Crack , Killer Whales
  • 7.2 Good
  • Thorsten J
  • Denmark Denmark
Good atmosphere onboard,

Diving at night Nice fellow guests and crew

Recommended for
Atmosphere - Boat - Nightdiving
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Thorsten J
  • Denmark Denmark
Good atmosphere onboard

The Crack was interesting Nice fellow guests Meeting whaleshark on safety stop

Recommended for
The crack - WhaleShark encounter on dive - Nightdives
Origin: US