CU Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“The big brother Island, with the Momidea wreck, Shark circling the wreck. ”

John H, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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    • Comprehensive Red Sea itineraries
    • Nitrox available
    • 2 zodiacs

The CU is a 38-meter/125-feet-long liveaboard taking 30 guests on dive safaris in the Red Sea. There are 8 twin cabins with separate beds on the lower deck, 4 with double beds on the main deck, and 2 triple cabins on the high deck. All cabins are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom with a toilet and shower. The dining room features three tables that can seat up to 28 people. There is a TV, DVD player, and a music system for entertainment. The space includes a bar with a refrigerator and a comfortable lounge area. The high deck is shaded and has a bar area with a refrigerator. There is also a sun deck for sunbathing on the higher deck.

Itineraries aboard the CU encompass the best wrecks and reefs in the northern and central regions of the Red Sea, including the legendary SS Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas wrecks, Ras Mohammed, and the Straits of Tiran. Brothers, Daedalus, and Elphinstone, offer incredible reefs and a probability of diving with sharks. Experience the diversity of St. John's, an Egyptian gem boasting dive sites suitable for beginners and experts alike. Uncover the hidden wrecks of the South Wrecks itinerary, venturing to Safaga, Salem Express, and Fury Shoal.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Night Dives, Cabin Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (70 EUR per trip), Fuel Surcharge (50 EUR per trip), Gratuities (50-80 EUR), Port Fees (25 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Alcoholic Beverages, Beach BBQ, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (185 EUR), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per week), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2007
  • Year renovated 2023
  • Length 38 meters
  • Beam 8.5 meters
  • Engines 2 Manx750HP
  • Max guests 28
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Fuel capacity 8 Tons

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

CU Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • John H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Three. Of the best Dive sides in the Red Sea.

The big brother Island, with the Momidea wreck, Shark circling the wreck.

Recommended for
Going to Elphinstone big and small brothers and Daedalus
  • 7.2 Good
  • Julia S
  • Germany Germany
Great dives

Es gibt so viele Tauchsafari Boote in Ägypten. Wir haben uns für die CU entschieden weil diese ein unschlagbares Angebot hatte. Das Boot ist ausreichend aber definitiv kein Luxus. Es gibt ein großes Sonnendeck und überall genug Sitzmöglichkeiten. Die Crew ist hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Auswahl beim Essen ist nicht riesig aber hier findet jeder was. Grundsätzlich ist ein Trip mit der CU etwas spartanisch aber die Tauchplätze waren toll.

Recommended for
Preis, tolle Tauchgänge, gutes Essen
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tim K
  • Germany Germany
Boat and Crew were absolutely amazing.

The reefs and the walls also some of the coral caves

Recommended for
Dives, food and the service
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Lisa S
  • Netherlands Netherlands

As a 22-year-old girl traveling alone, this trip was a trip I will never forget. What a great time I had on the CU liveaboard. The staff was super helpful and friendly, with special thanks to my amazing and experienced dive guide Mohammed. The boat is beautiful and the food was delicious and varied. I did the BDE route and it was really great. From a Oceanic white tip, hammerheads to treasure sharks, we saw a lot of beautiful things. The vibe on board was great and we were well taken care of. I definitely recommend this trip at CU!

Recommended for
The great vibe, amazing dives, good food.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Tiphaine S
  • France France
Super expérience. Juste hors saison pour les requins, dommage.

Les rencontres sous l'eau avec les requins.

Recommended for
Le crew sur le bateau toujours disponible et d'une grande gentillesse. Les repas toujours délicieux et copieux. De beaux spots sous l'eau a découvrir avec des super moniteurs.