Discovery II, Egypt


Join the Discovery II liveaboard for a dive trip to remember in the Red Sea. Completely renovated in 2018, she offers bright and modern living space for up to 22 divers in 11 cabins. There are 6 standard cabins with twin side-by-side beds on the lower deck along with 1 Honeymoon Suite, and a further 4 Honeymoon Suites are on the upper deck. All cabins feature ensuite bathrooms, AC, and storage space, and the Honeymoon Suites are also fitted with a minibar, entertainment system, and large beds. On the main are an airconditioned bright and modern dining room and salon. The upper deck is home to the outdoor lounge and bar area, the perfect place to mingle and swap fish tales at the end of the day. The top deck has a large partially shaded sun deck with loungers.

Itineraries aboard the Discovery II are generally 7 nights and visit the best dive areas in Egypt. Red Sea diving is available year-round, and dive areas visited include the Straits of Tiran, Brothers, Ras Mohammed, Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone. The large dive deck at the back of the boat make gearing up easy, and 2 dive tenders are on hand for dive site drop off and pick up. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

The friendly and professional crew of the Discovery II liveaboard is on hand to help you create a Red Sea diving holiday to remember. 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, 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 per trip), 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.

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
  • Available for Charter

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

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

  • Length 35 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Engines 2 x 580 HP CAT
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2 x 6 m zodiacs with 40 HP outboard engines
  • Water capacity 10 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 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 II Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 70 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christian S
  • United States United States
Great trip


Recommended for
Crew, food, clean
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Johnny C
  • United States United States
Amazing week with discovery liveaboards

Had a fantastic week with the Samira visiting the BDE route. Diving was great, the boat was new and spacious, food was out of this world. Would definitely go again!

Recommended for
Food, staff, boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Duane
  • United States United States
Friendly crew .

The Red Sea has beautiful coral And many shipwrecks to enhance your diving experience.

Recommended for
Food, concern for safety , nice diving experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter T
  • United States United States
Exceptional diving with an outstanding and attentive crew.

The crew made the best of every opportunity. At one dive site there was a large pod of dolphins nearby. As we surfaced from our dive, the crew picked us up in the zodiacs and we followed the Dolphins throughout the area. It was an unplanned adventure that we all enjoyed thoroughly. The diving was breathtaking - fish in abundance and reefs that were extraordinary.

Recommended for
Ease of diving at exceptional sites. Crew members consistently aware of client needs. Clear communication regarding dives
  • 6.0 Review score
  • pendar A
  • United States United States
Wonderful crew but very budget operation!

Dive guides were excellent and crew members were friendly but overall this was an extremely budget operations with many corners cut compared to previous live aboard experiences. Cabins are very basic and zodiac operation was not safe.

Recommended for
Excellent dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ryan L
  • United States United States
Unforgettable Dive Safari

Everything was a highlight to us! It was our first liveaboard dive safari! It was well organized, well fed, friendly and attentive staff! The Samirah is a must for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!

Recommended for
Organization, Price, Friendliness
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lars A
  • Sweden Sweden
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)

Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)

Recommended for
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)
  • 7.6 Good
  • Junghyun L
  • South Korea South Korea
not bad


Recommended for
just food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vytautas R
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Awesome week on Samira

We were lucky enough to have the entire boat for a group of 8 only which made it extra nice. Diving was good and Ahmed was a great guide with perfect sense of humor. Crew on dive deck were super helpful always helping with the gear and wetsuits. Food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. We also got to do few unguided dives which was a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to dive in Red Sea. Thank you

Recommended for
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very enjoyable Red Sea Safari

Food on-board was very good, excellent dive guides prioritised safety and generally were very helpful and considerate throughout. Boat overall was comfortable and had a lovely relaxed feel all week. The only minor criticism I can make is they have no library on board apart from fish ID books - so take plenty of reading, and the seating on the open deck was not very comfortable for me. Overall a very enjoyable trip and I we will certainly be booking onto a Discovery liveaboard again

Recommended for
Diverse guest group, relaxed atmosphere, good diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Thomas M
  • Germany Germany
awesome food safari

sadly not many sharks...

Recommended for
food, crew, divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessica D
  • Australia Australia

- Seeing sharks! - I’ve worked on liveaboards before and this boat had one of the best crews I’ve experienced.

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Aleksandrs I
  • Latvia Latvia

Good vibes, friendly crew, good food

Recommended for
Sharks, guides, condition of a boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dorota G
  • Poland Poland
Great trip, really recommended

All the crew was very nice and always ready to help. The schedule was very balanced allowing us to enjoy diving as well as having rest on the sundeck. The food was great and the cook did great job to serve variety of dishes. Thanks to guides we could enjoy great dives with sharks and we had option to dive alone whenever it was possible. Always felt safe and could relay on them. Really recommended for everyone who wants to see underwater wonders of red see :)

Recommended for
The crew was very attentive and always ready to help. Very nice, professional guides. Amazing dive sites.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • John O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Worth it for the hammerheads!

Schooling hammerheads! I didn't expect to see them but we got them several times. And 1 time all to ourselves, I was surrounded by them just 1m away, amazing. Oceanic whitetip too, guitar shark, eagle ray, octopus. Loads of cool stuff. The general walls were disappointing though, not much going on there

Recommended for
Omar, our dive guide, but that was his last trip with Samira unfortunately
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael C
  • Canada Canada
Egypt red sea

Turtles and a whale shark... staff worked very hard and very helpful

Recommended for
Hardworking crew, boat's facilities, location
  • 7.6 Good
  • Cedric G
  • France France
Great crew, great corals but not so caring dive guides

Daedelus was great. But please don't take any dive course on the liveaboard, the instructor has absolutely 0 time to teach you anything...

Recommended for
The food was amazing, the corals were fantastic, the organisation was very smooth and safe
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katja R
  • Germany Germany
Very nice and relaxed stay!

Less people and boats during the trip made it very comfortable due to Corona. The Crew was amazing from the dive guides, help before the dive and the food! All was very nice!

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Talivaldis S
  • Latvia Latvia
Everything was grate

Beautiful soft corals

Recommended for
Good boat, team, food, diving sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mariia K
  • Ukraine Ukraine
Good crew, perfect guides but not very clean at the boat (dirty floor in the cabin, bedsheet and sometimes plates)

AOW course - comleted fairly.

Recommended for
Guides, hammerheads, chief
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Michael V
  • Denmark Denmark
Nice people on good dives (Staff & Customers)

Hammerhead sharks at Daedalus. There was too many things that was out of maintenance on this boat. The compressors got broken so no nitrox diving and we have to get air from other boats. One of the zodiacs has engine problems most of the time, not very securing if you need to be picked up at sea. The cold water taps did not cool the drikking water so the water was warm.

Recommended for
Diving locations are great, people friendly staff & dive guides, very experienced divers on the boat on this trip.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Guido Marco C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A nice week in the Red Sea

Seeing a longimanus and a few hammerheads, wandering across beautiful and healthy reefs, feeling safe, joking with the dive guides and crew

Recommended for
Cheerful and professional dive guides, healthy reef, attention to safety
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Isabelle B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Nice trip

Colourful corrals

Recommended for
Food, Crew and
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeremy B
  • France France
Great experience - great value for the price

Amazing atmosphere on the boat (guests, crews) + quality/price at its maximum.

Recommended for
Crews (dive guides et boat crew) already there to help you. Dive sites quality (drop off / shallow coral garden). Upper deck for rest.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sandra P
  • Spain Spain
Wonderful experience

I enjoyed very much the wrecks on the Red Sea.

Recommended for
Choice of diving sites, staff and wrecks
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Jürgen T
  • Germany Germany
Very mixed experience: food and services good, cabin and dive guides quite bad

There were too many bad experiences on this boat. Our cabin was next to the engine, with horrible noise and smell and broken windows. We were one of the first to check in and so we asked to be switched to another one. The person in charge gave us excuses during 5 hours until finally everybody was on the boat and they told us that all cabins are occupied and cannot be switched. If you decide on this boat, I highly recommend making clear that you don’t want any of the cabins 1-4 close to the engine during the reservation process already. Our dive guide was barely able to speak English and was quite confusing under water as well. Apparently he did not really understand the briefings either. When the instructions were not to try and exit a wreck through the ribs in order to not destroy any coral, he would lead the entire group out through the ribs. When it was said not to chase sharks in case we saw some, so as to not scare them away, the first thing the guide did was chase after the shark as fast as he could. Also selecting the dive equipment took a very long time, because for every different size of jacket or boots they went away for half an hour until they found some. Very poorly organized. Unfortunately the diving experience on the boat was not one I’d like to repeat.

Recommended for
The only impressive thing about this cruise was the food and kitchen personnel. Outstanding!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Mirjam P
  • Austria Austria
Easy uncomplicated Trip

Longimanus Diving

Recommended for
Good organization, very friendly and helpful Crew, easy going
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Youran Tao J
  • China China
Everything is perfect

Everyone is super friendly and I make a lot friends from 9 different country, we all shared the same passion and love for the ocean. Miss my buddy from the boat.

Recommended for
Friends friendly friendship
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Shaun H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brilliant week

Despite route being changed was a Very good week diving dive guides were brilliant always willing to help and very approachable. Boat was looking a little battered but aplenty will be in dry dock next week.

Recommended for
Diving Diving Diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rahool D
  • India India
Had a great week in the boat

The best dive was the thistlegorm wreck.. it’s a must do for every scuba diver ♥️

Recommended for
Best Food Friendly Staff and Great dive guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Phiangporn K
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Incredible first liveaboard experience

1. Completed advanced open water and nitrox training while diving alongside far more experienced divers on board, we felt totally safe and at ease with our dive guide 2. Diving in the red sea is an incredible experience with so much to see and lots of variety across the 5 days 3. Boat was very clean, comfortable and crew were fantastic incl. great food and accommodating chef

Recommended for
Crew, Diving, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tanner M
  • Canada Canada
Hurghada (Brothers, Daedulus, Elphinstone)

This liveaboard exceeded our expectations. It was our first one and we were very impressed by the friendly guides and crew plus excellent safety standards. We saw some beautiful sea life including mantas and hammerheads. Overall, 10/10.

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Erich P
  • Germany Germany
nice Dive Trip

Wale Shark, Manta Ray

Recommended for
Crew, Dive Guides, good Team on board
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Usama D
  • Germany Germany
North trip

Night dives 😁

Recommended for
Ras Mohammed , friendly staff , helpful
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lisa S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Boat Trip in April

Unfortunately, they were only 2 dive masters for 19 people, which made the diving very crowded. Moreover, 2 open-waters were diving with us and taking the advanced class. You need to know shark season starts in August and hammerhead season is from September. The water and the weather were rather cold, I would advise you to have at least a 7mm swimming suit. I rented one on the boat and they gave me a 5mm and it was not enough.

Recommended for
The crew and the diving instructors were helpful and very knid towards us. They made this experience memorable.
  • 3.2 Review score
  • Babak D
  • Sweden Sweden
This was a terrible mistake to chose this company and Samira

the daedelus but the boat didnt want to stay longer even it wa possible instead hey took us to the shallow dives

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mustafa A
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Excellent and beautiful experience

New friends Try something new Change the daily routine Relax my mind

Recommended for
Diving in more than one different location in a short period - Diving at different times of the day, especially in the early morning - Getting to know divers of other nationalities and gaining knowledge and the ability to learn a new skill
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Diego S
  • Spain Spain
Great Experience on the back of an amazing crew and group of people

Thislegorm is something different. Particularly at night! Very positive surprises at Dunraven and El Mina. Shame we did not see more sharks albeit normal for northern red sea trip. Route is excellent combining reefs and great wrecks.

Recommended for
The crew, the group, Thislegorm
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good trip, fantastic crew

When I arrived at Hurghada airport the driver was already waiting for me. He was very helpful and had already collected all informations for me. He even spoke german. I was then brought to the boat where I was able to leave my luggage and go explore Hurghada for a bit. Later we had a good boat orientation by our guides and crew and everyone was introduced to each other. The next day we left for the checkdives and then headed on our route. The guides were very good and incredibly patient. On the dives we got a bit unlucky and didn't see too many big fish. However there was always nice reefs and some smaller stuff that were pointed out to us. When getting ready for the dives you were always helped by the crew and they really went out of their way to make everything as conveneient as possible for you. Not only did they try to help wherever they could they were also knowledgeable regarding your equipment and handeled it with a lot of care. Zodiac drivers were always very attentive and helpful as well. The food was excellent. Snacks, drinks and main meals were fantastic. Only negative was that there were very few sharks, but to be fair that is not something they could control. Just a question of luck.

Recommended for
crew, food and and diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Pierre M
  • France France
Very good week in the Samira

Boat is nice, clean and comfy. Staff is great. Food is average but ok for Egypt. The cons are the fact that there are too many bots doing the same trip every week. Too many divers that are scaring the wildlife and limiting the chances too see the best of the Red Sea. This is not dependent from the boat and crew who deserve an amazing rating.

Recommended for
The staff, the people, the safety
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Phoebe O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great guides, nice boat and amenities

Lots of highlights: the route we took was interesting and the dives were varied. We had to repeat a few dives due to weather conditions (couldn’t be helped). I would recommend diving with smaller groups though, would make experience more intimate/enjoyable. Dive instructors were knowledgable and helpful, although paid particular attention to the very rich clients on the boat (for obvious reasons).

Recommended for
Detailed dive briefings, friendly staff and well fed
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kevin S
  • Belgium Belgium
Must do!


Recommended for
Food, Dive guides the bost crew!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephan R
  • France France
tolle Erlebnisse, wir kommen gerne wieder

- Hammerhaie bei Deadalus - Elphunstone jedes mal " Longimanus" - Rote Meer immer noch schön

Recommended for
die Tour im Süden ist immer schön. Das Boot war innen renoviert. Tolle Crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tommy B
  • Norway Norway
Shark week with Samira BDE

Diving was great, boat was spacious, good food, good and helpful crew. A bit late in the season but saw hammerheads, oceanic white tip, thresher shark and dolphins. One wreck dive.

Recommended for
Food, staff, boat
Origin: US