Golden Dolphin III, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Beautiful coral and loads of fish everywhere- and on the last day an oceanic white tip hung out with us for quite a while. ”

Jennifer M, United States United States
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  • Built with divers' needs in mind
  • Spacious salon with entertainment system and a bar
  • Nitrox available on board
  • Wi-Fi available

The newest addition to the Golden Dolphin liveaboard fleet, the MY Golden Dolphin III was built in 2008 with all divers needs in mind. 10 cabins cater to just 20 guests. Each cabin features AC, a private en-suite bathroom, and a minibar. 6 twin cabins are located on the main deck, 2 twins are on the upper deck, and 2 double cabins with king-sized beds offer more natural light from large windows. The spacious salon, spanning the whole of the lower deck, is air-conditioned with an entertainment system, bar and drinks station, and dining area. A second bar and shaded lounge are located on the sun deck, offering the perfect place to relax at the end of a day of diving. For sun lovers, the sky deck has comfortable loungers.

Golden Dolphin III Liveaboard offers year-round diving trips covering the best Egyptian Red Sea dive sites. Explore the Northern Red Sea and famous wrecks like the SS Thistlegorm, the Dunraven, and Abu Nuhas, to the deep south at St. Johns. For those that can't get enough of the Red Sea, extended 2-week trips are available. The spacious dive deck has individual gear storage areas, camera setup tables, and rinse tanks and leads down to a large dive platform for easy entry and exit. Nitrox is available for those certified.

Exploring the Red Sea since 2003, an experienced and professional M/Y Golden Dolphin III liveaboard crew is on hand to help you create a memorable Red Sea diving safari. Book online 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 (275-550 EUR per trip).

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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options

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
  • 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2008
  • Length 37 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Engines 2 x Cummins K19 each 750 HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 2 zodiacs with outboard engine
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 4500 l

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

Golden Dolphin III Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jennifer M
  • United States United States
Fantastic trip!

Beautiful coral and loads of fish everywhere- and on the last day an oceanic white tip hung out with us for quite a while.

Recommended for
The crew, delicious food, boat has many comfortable places to relax
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • rick B
  • United States United States
A nice trip

Hammerhead Sharks, Mantas, Ray's, Oceanic Whites,

Recommended for
Just completed a two week trip on the Golden Dolphin. Everything was fine. The food was very tasty, and the crew and dive guides the best.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • United States United States
10 day south to north

Varied diving from south to north

Recommended for
Mantas, Sharks, Great Wall dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Britta B
  • Germany Germany
Very good experience - I would recommend this trip!

Overall experience was great, especially the very helpful crew and the dive sides (one thing I would personally change: not to have the Salem Express as a dive side) Very good value for money - I think it is way better to do a 2 week liveaboard than a 1 week!

Recommended for
Great cabin, very helpful crew, food onboard
  • 7.2 Good
  • Sebastian T
  • Germany Germany
Too much money for that trip

Mola mola, sharks

Recommended for
Crew, food, guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Susan P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

All of it!! Dive sites were fabulous. Very knowledgeable guides, who really know where to look and for what. We got to capture sharks and lucky enough to even capture a rare Mola Mola (sunfish).

Recommended for
Staff, guides and food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Julian M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great week diving on Golden Dolphin III

Saw 7 hammerheads in Little Brother, Night dive in Big Brother, seeing a school of dolphins swimming along with our boat

Recommended for
clean cabins/boat, friendly staff, all sub gear ready on time
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Guillaume P
  • France France
Super voyage.

Nager avec les dauphins, Elphinestone, les plongées de nuit.

Recommended for
L'éloignement, la tranquillité, le professionnalisme.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Knut G
  • Germany Germany
Für unsere Situation, viel mehr bekommen als erwartet

Sehr viele, die Art und Weise des ganzen Teams. Die Unterwasser Welt Die Unterstützung der Crew, die Tauchplätze, das Wetter, wohlfühlen ohne Ende. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder. Es war fantastisch 🙏😊

Recommended for
Crew, Guides, das Schiff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Siegfried G
  • Germany Germany
Mehr "Hai"-Lights gehen kaum in 14 Tagen

Hammerhaie, Walhai und Manta bei einem Tauchgang - unglaublich! Auch die Gesamtauswahl der Tauchplätze im Norden und Süden durch die Tauchguides und den Käpten waren sehr gelungen und haben kaum Wünsche offen gelassen. Kein Wunder: Der Käpten geht zum Teil mit zum Tauchen und kennt sich deshalb auch unter Wasser sehr gut aus.

Recommended for
Das Tauchen (alles dabei, was es an highlights und Hai-lights gibt), der freundliche und hilfsbereite Service durch die Crew und ein sehr angenehme Tauchgruppe