Discovery I, Egypt



  • Explore some of the best Red Sea dive sites, including St. Johns and the Deep South
  • Bright and modern boat with ample space for everyone to relax
  • All cabins are en-suite, with sea-view cabins available

The Discovery I liveaboard offers year-round Red Sea dive safaris. She was built with divers' needs in mind and has 10 double and twin cabins comfortably accommodating up to 20 guests onboard. There are 6 twin cabins on the lower deck and 4 double or twin cabins on the upper deck, all featuring air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, and storage space. The main indoor salon and dining room, located on the main deck, are modern and bright, with comfortable seating for all guests. On the upper deck is a bar and outdoor lounge, perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and a drink at the end of the day, and a spacious sundeck with mattresses for sunbathing or relaxing in between dives.

The Discovery I liveaboard offers a variety of 7-night itineraries that allow divers to explore some of the best dive sites in the Red Sea, including the Deep South and Elphinstone route and the Northern Red Sea, Wrecks, and Ras Mohammed. A spacious dive deck and swim platform are located at the back of the boat, with ample space for gearing up. Two tenders are on hand for easy drop off and pick up at the dive sites. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

Call us or book online today for a fantastic Red Sea liveaboard aboard the Discovery I.

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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, Nitrox, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (110-190 EUR), Visas and Fees (35 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (40 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (300 EUR), Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

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 2005
  • Year renovated 2011 and 2017
  • Length 32 meters
  • Beam 7.5 meters
  • Engines 2 x 500 HP MAN
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 x 5.25 m zodiacs with 40 HP outboard engines
  • Water capacity 10 tons
  • Freshwater maker 4 tons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Discovery I Reviews

  • 8.4 Very good
  • 38 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Bradley J
  • United States United States
Good value for money, great food

We were moved to the Amelia's sister boat, Samira, though from what I can tell the crew and the boats are nearly identical. The crew is very friendly and the boat is clean, if a bit sparse. For this price point the dive safari met my expectations, with safe diving and a friendly crew. The food exceeded expectations; mostly western fare but produced with care and enough variety throughout the week. The dive deck was a bit cramped with a full boat and there are no showers for rinsing off after diving. Only real complaint was that our dive group (there were two divemasters and guests were roughly divided between them based on experience), including a few newer divers, had our dives managed a bit too closely by the dive staff for my liking. I understand being concerned with safety but having my air checked five times a dive and being encouraged to stay unnecessarily close with the rest of the group made some dives feel rushed or forced. Overall good value for money though, and a friendly boat crew.

Recommended for
Food, value, friendliness
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Karen N
  • United States United States
Friendly, fun, fantastic

Getting to the remote locations was exceptional and a great way to experience the Red Sea. The whole crew was fun and friendly, while still maintaining a professional and safe demeanor. Our dive guides were AMAZING! Knowledgeable with a great eye for spotting critters. They also split our group into two with similar diving experiences, so everyone felt comfortable and with the right level of guidance.

Recommended for
The dive sites were stunningly beautiful. The crew and guides were exceptional. The group of divers was diverse and fun.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kierstin Z
  • United States United States
Amazing week on the Red Sea

We booked this trip never having been to the Red Sea before based on the value, itinerary, and the dates. We got on the boat in Hurghada and went north (also Brothers). From the second we boarded the boat, we felt welcomed by the crew. Our cabin was well appointed- we had 2 single beds and a private shower/toilet. There were closet/shelves to store our clothing and gear and the A/C worked very well. They had warm blankets on the beds to keep warm at night when chilly. The only thing I would say was that a mat outside the shower/toilet room door would have been nice since I was slippery with wet feet- we used and extra towel and that worked perfectly. The dive deck was set up perfectly- our wetsuits would hang up between dives, there was a crate for the rest of our gear so nothing got lost. I have a medium sized UW camera setup and though there was no designated place for it on the dive deck, the crew always made sure it was in a safe place. The crew was SO helpful and attentive- helping me get my wetsuits zipped up, to helping me get my gear on, to putting my fins on, and then helping me after the dive, it was great. The dive guides were amazing and the dive briefings were very helpful. I felt very safe in the water, even on the unguided dives. We had 19 dives including 3 night dives, a drift dive, several wreck dives, and tons of wall dives. Last but not least, the food and service. It was superb. The food was top notch (I highly recommend crepes and Nutella at breakfast) and there was always something for everyone. My travel buddy had her birthday the week were out on the Red Sea and they decorated and made a cake for her- truly special. I will warn coffee drinkers that all we had was NesCafe but it wasn’t the worst and it made a real cup of coffee when we were back on dry land that much better. I would hands down return to the Amelia Discovery again- in fact I cannot wait to go back and enjoy another week on the boat with an amazing crew!

Recommended for
1. Diving/Dive guides 2. The boat 3. The service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David R
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great experience

Very worthy to experience for seeing various fishes, many sharks, turtles and many more. Very nive crew and guides dive. Perfect week of diving.

Recommended for
Amazing dives, sharks, perfect crew service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin M
  • Austria Austria
Some sharks in the water and very nice staff on the boat

Good food and great guide (crew in general funny and attentive).

Recommended for
Baby reef shark, hammerhead, longimanus
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Christopher T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed my week on the the Amelia.

We were very lucky during our dive on the south side of Elphinstone. Sharks and Dolpins in one dive. This more than made up for the north side and some of the other relatively mundane dive sites. In general if you like diving on reefs with coral gardens / pinnacles or through cave systems that are open to light above then this is the trip for you. The deep south tour is not something you should take if you are more interested in just seeing some sharks.

Recommended for
The crew were really very helpful, a very nice mix of divers from other countries, and some very nice dives.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • catherine E
  • France France
great time in the red see

brother and ephistone

Recommended for
organisation good coocking very nice crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Joanne C
  • Australia Australia
A great dive trip, in a very small cabin

The Deep South tour was wonderful for me, because after some nasty experiences with sharks in the north, I prefer the lovely southern reefs. The dive and boat crew were very good and always helpful, the international guests made it interesting, but the cabins were very small with limited storage and no separate shower in the bathroom, so everything would get wet. I had a cabin to myself, so it was not so bad, and I mostly showered on deck when possible, but it would have been very uncomfortable with a 2 people in the cabin, especially 2 strangers. The ship was small and already crowded although we were only 14 people. With a full ship, it would have been hard to find seating in the shade on deck. The food was plentiful, but not outstanding, and deserts were luckily not very appealing. All in all a good week, but I found the ship a bit small and uncomfortable for the price.

Recommended for
The staff, the diving, the timing
  • 6.4 Review score
  • anthony J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Certainly not the best

Very few highlights as each dive site was so crowded with other divers. The highlight was leaving the boat and flying home. Food was mediocre as was service. Numerous times my cylinders were underfilled and constant having to ask for toilet paper for the cabin. Many inexperienced divers leading to a very unpleasant dive experience with them constantly coming back in floods of tears. This is my 3rd live aboard on the red sea and my last.

Recommended for
Flying back home
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Suzanne S
  • Germany Germany
It was great on Samira Discovery

6 Hammerheads at Daedalus 🦈😊

Recommended for
Eat Dive Sleep Repeat
  • 7.6 Good
  • Gregor P
  • Germany Germany
Bad weather so only boring spots. Crew was great.

There was strong wind so we were not able to go to deadalus or elphinstone (main reason for all guests to book this tour) we ended up only diving at similar reefs near the shore which was ver disappointing. The crew and the guides were great, the food was good so under different circumstances it would have been a good trip.

Recommended for
Great guides, very nice and helpful crew, boat was nice as well.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Héloïse C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good memories

Beautiful diving spots except the last one (if you need to skip it for your flight, it is no problem, it is close to harbor with no visibility and no fishes) ! One of the dive master tended to focus the briefings only on danger underwater and this could be a bit stressful especially if you didn't dive for a long time. Take cash money with you because you can not pay fees and extra by card. The first night is in the harbor as well as the last one. If you rent the equipment, it is ok except the torch which didn't work very well.

Recommended for
diving spots, staff friendliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Greg D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic trip - great food and staff


Recommended for
Food, diving, boat crew and dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • keon K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing experience and crew

The amazing and kind interactions with the crew and dive guides. Seeing some of the unique dive sites in Egypt. Having very nice food waiting for you after every dive.

Recommended for
Food, crew, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andreas S
  • Germany Germany
BDE Tour was great

A very good trip with spain and italien divers and a great crew

Recommended for
Longi, Hammerheads and great food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andreas S
  • Germany Germany
Was a great trip

Longi at elphiston,

Recommended for
Diving at Rockies, Food, Cabin for me alone
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Silke K
  • Germany Germany
Nice guides, diving sites really easy, unfortunately sometimes quite a lot of dead corals, no dolphins or sharks

night dive with huge nudibranches :-) cute octopus amazing soft corals at some dive sites

Recommended for
amazing food, great night dive sites, very friendly crew
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Juliane B
  • Germany Germany
Safety concerns!

Safety issues/concerns: 1. No dive qualifications were required e.g. min. # of dives or AOWD certification. The itinerary consists of primarily deep dives with strong currents so is not suitable for dive beginners! As an experienced diver I didn't have any issues, however we had quite a few inexperienced divers on board. One diver had only 10 dives logged and was really struggling! He signed up to do the AOWD certification on board, so was diving up to 40m without proper experience. At the same time the guide had to manage a large group of divers and clearly could not give much attention to students. This is a huge safety concern! For this itinerary the requirement of AOWD level should be standard. In case the operator is offering certifications on board, they need to ensure to have enough staff to handle the course work as well as specific dives for students. 2. Bad air: on one dive the compressed air was polluted, the whole group was experiencing throat ache and severe headaches after the dive. 3. Only 2 dive guides on the boot, therefore the number of divers per guide is too large for this itinerary with primarily deep dives and strong currents. Particularly if you had beginners on board with very few dives logged.

Recommended for
Hammerheads, beautiful corals
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nichola D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rough sea, guides need to up the energy

Disappointments: The rough sea and long night journeys, sea sickness isn’t fun and stops you from diving Would Recomend you are an experienced diver, more than 40 dives. Inexperienced divers are not catered for if you only have open water this trip is not for you Dive guides need more energy, should point out more stuff underwater and less clients per guide, 8 is too many The extras can add up if you need scuba gear especially the recommended tips for the guides & crew Highlights: The boat is kept well, very clean The boat crew are helpful, good fun and always smiling The food was lovely a quite varied The added night dive was spectacular

Recommended for
The boat crew were excellent/the food was nice/the boat is well kept
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Samantha C
  • Canada Canada
Great food and staff

Had a great time on Amelia Discovery! The food was incredible and all crew members very friendly, dive sights were beautiful and great range of wreck, wall, and reef dives. We took our AOW on the boat and dive masters were very attentive for this based on my level. We did find at times in the dining area/lower cabins there was a diesel smell but as this was my first liveaboard I don't know if this is typical. Overall a wonderful experience!! Highly recommend

Recommended for
Dive sights, food, crew
  • 7.2 Good
  • Nathan A
  • France France
Nice live aboard.

Some of the dives are not the easiest (currents) so probably better if you already have some experience. Really nice boat. The cabins above the engine do get noisy. The food was good but a bit bland. Nice crew, sometimes a bit too eager to help when you just want to manage your gear yourself. Had a really good week overall & would recommend!

Recommended for
Boat, people, overall vibe!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ross H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Highly attentive crew with excellent dive guides

Had a really good group with excellent staff. Diving was enjoyable with some good marine sightings but evidence numbers are sadly depleting. Boat overall was nice although cabin tired, very noisy above engine and in need of some repair.

Recommended for
The group, the staff, the food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ross P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brother’s, Daedalus, Elphinstone tour

Did a one weeks liveaboard on Amelia discovery. Had some great diving in the south of the Red Sea. The boat isn’t the most luxurious that I’ve been on, but it’s more than adequate for a good weeks diving. The crew were all really nice and the food was good. Aly was my dive guide for the week and made the trip highly enjoyable. Would definitely use discovery divers again!

Recommended for
Sharks, nice boat, great diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • philippe F
  • France France
Great live à board

Dives to brother islands and ras Mohamed Crew services Safety on dives dite guides

Recommended for
Itinary dives crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sunghyuk H
  • South Korea South Korea
Having fun

Shark and Manta

Recommended for
Cheap, comfortable, kindly
  • 10 Exceptional
  • michael C
  • Australia Australia
Excellent trip highly recommend

SS thistlegorm

Recommended for
It was all good
Origin: US