Golden Dolphin, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Boat (golden dolphin II) is in good condition and clean, lots of space to relax. Food was good and staff was very attentive. ”

Lute Y, United States United States
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  • Year-round dive safaris in the Egyptian Red Sea
  • Large dive deck and platform with individual storage
  • Nitrox available on board
  • Wi-Fi available

Built with divers in mind, the MY Golden Dolphin offers year-round dive safaris in the Egyptian Red Sea. She caters to up to 20 divers in 10 en-suite cabins. Each cabin has air-conditioning, storage space, and a mini-bar. Eight cabins are on the lower deck with twin beds, and the 2 cabins on the upper deck have queen-sized beds. For relaxation, guests can choose 2 sun decks with comfortable loungers - one shaded with an outdoor lounge area and one open on the rooftop for sun-lovers, or the spacious indoor lounge with AC, TV, DVD, and sound system and dining room.

Diving from the M/Y Golden Dolphin takes place from the large dive deck and platform at the rear of the boat, with individual storage boxes and a kitting-up area, rinse tanks, and a camera set-up station. Nitrox is available for those certified. Itineraries explore the best of the Red Sea, from the Northern Wrecks and Straits of Tiran down to the Deep South of St. Johns and everything in between.

The experienced and professional crew of the MY Golden Dolphin liveaboard is on hand to help you have a fantastic Red Sea dive safari. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (275-350 EUR).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course (150 EUR), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (120-265 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.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • 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
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine

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
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English and German.

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 2003
  • Year renovated 2007
  • Length 32m
  • Beam 7.5m
  • Engines 2 x MAN each 650 HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 2 x one 25 HP and 40 HP
  • Freshwater maker 2 x each 4500l per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • 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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

Golden Dolphin Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lute Y
  • United States United States
Great value, great experience, highly recommend

Boat (golden dolphin II) is in good condition and clean, lots of space to relax. Food was good and staff was very attentive.

Recommended for
Clean cabins, friendly crew, small dive groups
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bjoern L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very good experience

Beautiful coral reefs in the deep south.

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bartosz R
  • Poland Poland
Nice trip

Definitely famous Thistlegorm (sad to see it is slowly degrading over the years), but also other nice and accessible wrecks during North Trip. It's maybe a bit chilly this time of year, especially when undressing after dive, but tranquility was worth it.

Recommended for
Upgraded to bigger & even nicer boat. No crowds this time of year (just 8 divers on 28 diver boat), just 2-3 diveboats at Thistlegorm & generally we were the only boat on most of the locations.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • C James B T
  • Canada Canada
A relaxed, safe and amazing experience

Mantas Life St John's reefs too many to count. The staff were true pros

Recommended for
Dive Guide, Crew and Choice of Sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rui C
  • Portugal Portugal
One week in Brothers and Deadulus

We saw the whole thing: Whaleshark, Hummerheads, Oceanic White Tip, Silky and Treasure!!! The crew was friendly and the food was very good. The boat looks is a bit older than the photos, but still in good shape.

Recommended for
Sharks, Crew and Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nigel H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing Trip!

Our experience on the Golden Dolphin was outstanding, from start to finish. The organisation of the team is excellent which made the transfer from the airport efficient and easy, the staff were really friendly and happy to help out with anything you need. The food was first class! Three large meals a day with different choices of food, fish, meat, salad and veg. The team also provided snacks and fresh fruit in-between meals so you will not go hungry on this boat. The dive guides were very helpful in and out of the water and good fun too. They chose a really good route which maxed out the best diving each day. On the boat the cabins, lounge and sun decks were kept clean and tidy. This is a fantastic boat with a team that really cares so would recommend to anyone looking to dive the red sea - we will be back.

Recommended for
The food, the service and the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martin Agge N
  • Denmark Denmark
Just exquisite!

The whole trip just came so nicely together, the route, the people, and the wildlife. I never dived with big sharks before, and was a bit anxious about this, but when first one, and on next dive two curious Longimanos appeared, the guide was right next to me, keeping an eye on everything, so I could enjoy watching these large creatures. Thanks for many (17) great dives!

Recommended for
Boat crew, dive guides, food on board
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lorraine M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent Trip Thanks to All Crew Onboard !

Watching the Oceanic White Tips from the boat and then being in the water with them while diving. Swimming with dolphins who came to visit! Seeing a Thresher Shark, beautiful corals. Fantastic crew, fantastic, friendly, professional dive guides! Wonderful food! Lovely atmosphere onboard with other guests. Would go on another trip on this boat, however it is the crew who make it so good!

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the other divers
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ralph G
  • Germany Germany
relaxed atmosphere, great value for money

I was lucky to get the doublebed cabin on my own due to underbooking. But could not imagine to sleep there as two persons. The boat is not the newest but a good quality for the price paid.

Recommended for
price, crew, cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Joanne L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip, hope to be back.

Quickly became familiar with the boat's routine. Friendly crew and fellow guests.

Recommended for
Dive sites, food, facilities on board.