Golden Dolphin II, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“I am a vegan and the cooking staff was very considerate and accommodating. The boat is nice, the crew awesome, and the dive guides…”

Rockendra G, United States United States
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  • 2 sundecks with shaded and open areas
  • Large dive deck with individual gear storage
  • Equipped with camera setup tables
  • Nitrox available on board

Operating since 2006 and built with divers' needs in mind, The MY Golden Dolphin II liveaboard offers year-round dive safaris in Egypt. She caters to 20 guests in 10 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins. There are 8 twin cabins on the lower deck and 2 doubles with king-sized beds on the upper deck; all come with a mini-bar. Social areas for relaxation in-between dives include 2 sundecks, with shaded and open areas and comfortable loungers. There is also an outdoor lounge area, a great place to unwind. Inside is a large salon, dining room, and bar with an entertainment area.

Diving from the M/Y Golden Dolphin II liveaboard takes place from the large dive deck at the stern of the boat. It is equipped with individual gear storage areas and camera setup tables, and nitrox is available for those certified. Two zodiacs are on hand for easy dive site drop off and pick up. Red Sea dive itineraries include world-class sites like the Brother Islands, Daedalus, Elphinstone, St. Johns, and the Best of the Red Sea.

The experienced and professional crew of the MY Golden Dolphin II yacht is on hand to help you get the most out of your Red Sea dive liveaboard. Book online today to reserve your space.

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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 per trip).

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

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
  • 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
  • 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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2005/2006
  • Length 36 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Engines 2 x Cummings each 750 HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Freshwater maker 16 t 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 II Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rockendra G
  • United States United States
An experience to dive for...

I am a vegan and the cooking staff was very considerate and accommodating. The boat is nice, the crew awesome, and the dive guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The southern part of the red sea has breathtaking reefs, amazing coral gardens, and some awesome negative entry sites. The whole trip was organized very well. If you are reading this and plan to visit egypt, please avoid and discourage the use of plastics and plastic bottles. Most people who visit egypt are educated and have the awareness to say no to the use of plastic in any form. Help preserve the beauty of Egypt by cultivating a sustainable ecosystem.

Recommended for
Crew and staff friendliness, dive guides, dive sites and boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kaitlyn O
  • United States United States
Great trip with a great crew and guides

Sunsets over the Red Sea and diving in the soft corals

Recommended for
Diving, hot chocolate, cookies
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ernst V
  • United States United States
A once in a life time trip

Every morning I felt like I woke up in a National Geographic special. I never knew what I might see next. Whether it was diving the deep blue with schools of hammerhead sharks, swimming with dolphins, seeing manta rays, or hanging out with Oceanic White Tipped Reef sharks, each dive was an adventure. With approximately 900 dives under my belt it is hard to wow me, and I was completely blown over. I definitely plan on returning. The amenities were very comfortable and posh. I loved having my own terry cloth robe to slip into after each dive and being handed a glass of juice to rehydrate. I felt very pampered.

Recommended for
Luxurious accommodations, outstanding dive sites, great value for the money
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Dirk H
  • Germany Germany
Overall very nice diving trip

Thistlegorm wreck

Recommended for
Thistlegorm wreck, Ras Mohammed, Carles Reef
  • 8.4 Very good
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing oceanic whitetip experience

Really enjoyed my week diving the BDE itinerary with Golden Dolphin. I had perhaps expected to see a few more sharks on the trip and the dives were quite similar over the course of the week but that is a reflection of the BDE itinerary and not the operator. Boat was clean and comfortable, outside decks were nice, the food a bit repetitive for vegetarians by the end of the week but still really tasty for how many people the boat is catering for. To be picky, I would have liked a better choice of alcohol and filter coffee available with greater frequency, but in general the trip was great value

Recommended for
Seeing thresher sharks for the first time, world class oceanic whitetip diving, helpfulness of the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Wikko Z
  • Germany Germany
Amazing way to get to know the best of the Red sea

Various marine life encounters, dolphins, hammerheads, treasure sharks and a lot more!

Recommended for
Most helpful crew and guides I ever had. Flexible itinary according to divers requests. Convenient booking procedure.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Nikolas P
  • Cyprus Cyprus
Perfect organised- excellent experience

-Wrecks visited -Professional Team on board

Recommended for
1. Scheduled and implementation-well organised , 2. Excellent team on board, 3. Boat facilities
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bertrand T
  • France France
Good value. Dive sites respected.

Elphinstone twice. Mattress in cabin is too hard as usual in red sea liveaboard!!! Excellent value for money...

Recommended for
Diving time long. Food. Elphinstone twice
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sven M
  • Germany Germany
Tolles Tauchen im Norden des Roten Meeres

Sehr gute Tauchgänge an der Thistlegorm und Rosalie Moller. Die Crew hat wieder alles gegeben, um es zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis werden zu lassen. Vielen Dank!

Recommended for
Menschen, Service; Wracks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ghislaine H
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Heerlijke week duiken aan boord van Golden Dolphin 2!

Omar was een ervaren, professionele en leuke duikgids. Samen met de behulpzame crew werd alles perfect geregeld. Onderwaterleven en met name het koraal waren in goede staat en ontzettend mooi. Veel vissen, zelfs een aantal haaien, schildpadden en roggen. Wij hadden erg veel mazzel want we waren op de meeste locaties de enige boot!

Recommended for
Fantastische crew, goed geregelde duiken, lekker eten