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 (250 EUR), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (300 EUR), Snorkel Gear.

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
  • 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

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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

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  • 45 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrea B
  • Italy Italy

Great itinerary with wonderful dove sites. kindly and show available crew and guides. Great guest.

Recommended for
Crew, guides, itinerary
  • 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
  • catherine E
  • France France
great time in the red see

brother and ephistone

Recommended for
organisation good coocking very nice crew
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ignacio F
  • Spain Spain

Que absolutamente TODO fue perfecto !

Recommended for
Barco, tripulación, comida, inmersiones y compañeros de buceo. Fue absolutamente perfecto. Hay muchos elementos que hicieron este viaje fantástico! Gracias!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Carlo J
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Im Grossen und Ganzen eine empfehlbare Tour

Die Leute. Weniger gut waren die Matratze (ich bin nicht empfindlich, dich hier hatte ich Rückenschmerzen) und zu grosse Tauchgruppen (10 Leute + Guide) ich genosse desshalb die unguided dices, wo diese verfügbar waren.

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Das Team war super freundlich. Das Essen war immer sehr lecker und zu Genüge vorhanden.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sabrina F
  • Germany Germany
Super Tauchsafari mit spitzem Guide nur leider wenig Haien


Recommended for
Mitreisenden, Tauchen, Guide
  • 8.4 Very good
  • didier L
  • France France
complète réussite, ce-ci est ma phrase

Tout d'abord je tiens à remercier le personnel de bord du matelot au capitaine en passant par le cuisinier, tous avez été envers nous attentionné, dévoué, discret, le tout..... Toujours avec le sourire. Chapeau Messieurs!!!!!!! Je tiens à rajouter une mention spéciale pour notre Dive Guide Mohamed, remarquable pour l'organisation de ses plongées, toujours à l'écoute, capable de faire plusieurs propositions sur une plongée afin de laisser au plongeurs le choix, le tout bien entendu en parfaite sécurité, je le remercie tout particulièrement pour sa patience, le problème de langue à pu parfois poser quelques soucis de communication, là encore il a su se faire comprendre avec une grande diplomatie et un large sourire. Je vous dis à tous un grand merci, grâce à vous et à la beauté des sites cette semaine fut une réussite. Merci à tous et...bonnes bulles !!!! DIDIER

Recommended for
Convivialité, Sérieux, Organisation
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Martin W
  • Austria Austria
Sehr gelungene Safari, Topservice, super crew, sauber, sehr gutes Essen

Wunderbare internationale Reisegesellschaft, Kompitenz und Führungsstil des Kapitäns, Mohammed organisiert alles top, freundlich, fröhlich, pünktlich. Kabinenservice und Speisesaalservice werden von Josef flink, sauber und immer fröhlich erledigt. Die crew ist immer 100% im Einsatz und für Spaß zu haben, tolle Erfahrung. Alles Gute für weitere Safaris

Recommended for
Freundlichkeit, Pünktlichkeit, Geräteservice