Discovery II, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“The Red Sea has the best diving in the world”

john M, United States United States
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    • Minibar and entertainment system in Honeymoon Suites
    • Free Nitrox
    • Free Wi-Fi

Join the Discovery II liveaboard for a dive trip to remember in the Red Sea. Completely renovated in 2018, she offers bright, 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. Book online today.

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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, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (35 EUR per trip), Fuel Surcharge (60 EUR per trip), National Park Fees (80 EUR per trip), Port Fees (25 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Travel Insurance, Gratuities (70 EUR per week), 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
  • 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
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • john M
  • United States United States
Very enjoyable. The crew was fun!

The Red Sea has the best diving in the world

Recommended for
All the diving you want
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel E
  • Germany Germany
My first liveaboard experience. Great.

I did the north route. It was my first livaboard experience and I want to do more now. 😊 The crew was friendly and professional. The boat is clean and the cabin was ok - I did sleep some nights on top deck. The diving highlights was delphins on wreck giannis D, panorama reef and wreck Salem express.

Recommended for
Group of people, crew, Salem express
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Tobias L
  • Sweden Sweden
Good value but with some flaws

We did especially like to lower sun deck, the comfortable temperatures in the cabins as well as nice hot showers with plenty water pressure. Our itinerary was changed (going north instead of south) which was disappointing. The boat was nice overall but has a few flaws that could easily be fixed for a nicer experience. E.g. new mattreses and bed sheets, a rinse tank for cameras and computers, better food (selection and quality, especially vegetarian options), better daily schedule (wake up 5:30 every day and late evenings is not necessary if days are well planned) etc. Not very impressed with the dive sites; a lot of dead corals and not a lot of marine life on most sites.

Recommended for
All in all a nice boat and quite good value for money. Free nitrox is a nice bonus
  • 7.6 Good
  • Peter H
  • Australia Australia
Was a good week

Seeing the oceanic whitetip shark close

Recommended for
Meeting nice people ; enjoing the food ; staff on board
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Inaki G
  • Spain Spain
We would repeat, for sure

Everything was well organized

Recommended for
Daily dive planning, guides and groupes acc. experience
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Paul H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Another great week

Eagle Ray and turtle

Recommended for
Staff, diving and laughing
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adam W
  • Poland Poland
Best helpfull crew.

SS Thistlegorn!!!!!

Recommended for
The food was absolutely delicious. The chef received five stars plus!!!! Great night dives. And the pearl of the Red Sea, SS Thistlehorm. I will definitely come back here again!!!!!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lennart F
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great trip with amazing group of people

Spending time with like-minded people as a solo traveller and doing great dives. Did hope to do more wrecks but all in all had some top dives. Thislegorm wreck was amazing (despite a slight traffic jam at the start) and did my 100th dive at Shark and Yolanda reef.

Recommended for
Thislegorm wreck, Ras Mohammed, thresher shark at Little Brother
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Laura V
  • Denmark Denmark
Very nice liveaborad

Thistlegorm was a big highlight

Recommended for
The crew, the boat and the corals
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emelie D
  • Sweden Sweden
Very nice boat and crew

The crew on the boat was very helpful and service minded, always glad to help and did everything easy and comfortable for us divers. Very kind and fun trip!

Recommended for
The crew, the food and the boat