JP Marine Liveaboard, Egypt

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JP Marine liveaboard offers year-round diving safaris in the Red Sea, Egypt. There are 14 air-conditioned cabins on board that offer en-suite bathrooms with hot-water shower, two single berths, nightstand table, reading lamps, wardrobe, and fire alarm and extinguisher. Cabins are located away from the engine room to ensure a quiet night's sleep. Social areas include the spacious main deck air-conditioned salon with entertainment area and dining area and self service tea & coffee facilities. There are 2 sun decks located on decks 3 and 4, one shaded with the bar area and an open solarium on deck 4 for sun lovers. Both make an excellent spot to relax in between dives or unwind with a drink at the end of the day.

Diving aboard the MY JP Marine takes place from the spacious dive platform located at the back of the boat. The equipment set-up area is shaded and offers ample individual storage space for each diver. There are also 2 zodiacs for drop offs and pick-ups at the dive sites. MY JP Marine yacht visits the best dive sites in the Red Sea. Itineraries to choose from include the Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone route where you can see the best the Red Sea has to offer, St Johns - located in the extreme south of Egypt, offers amazing diversity and memorable diving as well as trips to the North Red Sea to dive famous wrecks the SS Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas. Whichever tour you choose the experienced and professional guides and crew are on hand to help you create a fantastic dive safari in the Red Sea.

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JP Marine liveaboard have passed all COVID safety requirements laid out by the Egyptian COVID Commission and are following protocols implemented by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of health and Chamber of diving and watersports (CDWS). All guests must arrive with a negative PCR test.

Sanitizers are available on the main deck and upper deck lounge, these communal areas are cleaned 3 times per day with antibacterial liquids. Government checks also take place at the Marina before trip departures to ensure the safety of guests.

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

Required Extras: Environment Tax (70 EUR per week), Fuel Surcharge (50 EUR per trip), Port Fees (25 EUR per week), Visas and Fees (25 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (35 EUR), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (50 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (70-90 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (150 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear (220 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (140-435 EUR per activity).

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Boat features

  • 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
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation 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
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and French.


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 2014
  • Length 37 m
  • Engines 2x610 HP MAN
  • Max guests 28
  • Number of cabins 14
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 2

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

JP Marine Reviews

  • 8.6 Fabulous
  • 288 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    8.9
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    8.4
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ashley B
  • United States United States
A fantastic, safe, and unforgettable experience with exceptional dives, food, and company!

I have absolutely no complaints. The food, staff, dive guides, facilities, dive gear, safety, and dives themselves were all exceptional. Dives: Every day we had the option of at least 3 or 4 dives. We even got a really fun night dive in! The dives themselves were fantastic—we saw a whale shark, oceanic white tip sharks, sea turtles, reef shark, sea horse, Spanish dancers, and tons of beautiful and colorful fish. The dives were diverse and interesting, a mix of beautiful reefs, blue water dives searching for sharks, night dive, and exploring caves, wrecks, and a gorgeous coral garden. No hammerheads, but our guides tried everything for the best chance. Staff: Sergio and Tori were our dive guides and both were awesome—I always felt very safe and comfortable with them. Sergio made sure we never strayed too far from the reef. I hired a private guide (Tori) for myself because I’m not as experienced as the other divers, and it was really great! We had some very amazing and private encounters with the marine life that was worth the extra money and peace of mind having someone watching out for me. The boat staff were so helpful with all the gear and expert at picking us up from dives and finding us after a drift—I don’t know how they do it! Shoutout to Ghandi who always made me so excited before a dive and welcomed me back on to the boat after the dive. Mickey in the dining room was awesome at serving us also :) Gear: I never had a problem with any of the dive gear I rented and used—everything was in great shape. Food: the food was SO delicious! Always lots of options and desserts, and tasty snacks from the kitchen between dives—we never went hungry. Complimentary tea, coffee, water, sodas, and snacks 24 hours. Facilities: my room was everything I needed. Clean with good storage space, cabinets, standard ship bathroom. Air conditioner worked great. The lounge area and sun deck upstairs with lots of couches and bean bags were very comfortable. We even had a fun disco dance party 2 night with DJ Sergio’s music and disco lights! Thank you so much to the JP Marine crew for a fantastic first Liveaboard experience for me <3 I will never forget it!

Recommended for
The diversity of dive sites, the company (guests and staff), and the food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Christopher E
  • United States United States
Hammerheads, Gourmet Food and Great Reefs

Hammerheads, Gourmet Food and Great Reefs. We had a good group of international clients.

Recommended for
Hammerheads, Gourmet Food and Great Reefs
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christopher E
  • United States United States
Beautiful diverse dive profiles and great guide

Reefs, food and guide

Recommended for
Reefs, food and guide
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Shayne B
  • United States United States
Fantastic Crew, Boat and Dive Sites

1. Manta ray and hammerheads were no problem. Found lots on some of the best dive sites. 2. The crew and the dive guide were outstanding. Even dealt with some health issues that were totally unrelated to diving in amazing ways. Terrific people. 3. The boat was very nice and very comfortable. I am sure you could pay more but I am not sure what else you would get that could make it better.

Recommended for
The dive operation was top notch. The food, even for a vegetarian was terrific. The crew, top to bottom was excellent.
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Don E
  • United States United States
Not at Happy

A few of the dive sights were very nice but the boat itself was in serious need of maintenance. I was a professional boat captain for 25 years so have spent a lot of time at sea. Most all the air-condition units were broken down on the boat when we arrived. Most of the guest were either forced to sleep on deck or one benches in the main salon if they wanted any relief from the heat. The one cabin unit that was working was barely working and was turned off frequently. One generator blew out heavy engine oil continuously while running, the other light fuel oil. Makes you wonder what the condition of the dive compressor might have been? The list of complaints go on from there.

Recommended for
Employees, Food, Guide
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Jim B
  • United States United States
Budget travel.

Hammerhead. To bad there is no place to write what I didn't like!

Recommended for
Food, crew, patrons
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ciara N
  • Ireland Ireland
A good week for a fair price

The friendliness and helpfulness of the seamen as we prepared and returned from our dives. Not just helping us in and out of the zodiacs, but literally dressing us in our gear. I don’t think I’ve ever done 20+ dives in a week and. It had to get into my own wetsuit once!

Recommended for
The other divers, The dive sites, The seamen and 280 bar tanks :)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christian
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Excellent North-Tour Dive-Safari

New Years Celebration and Special Dinner on board was absolutely "Wow"; very professional management and execution of Tour, excellent briefings and dive-sites chosen; Crew and Guides always available for support and action when needed; above avarage quality and variety of food; Great Dive-Safari-Experience!

Recommended for
Friendlyness of Crew, Dive-Guides, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Stanislav P
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Amazing fun and enjoyment!

Meeting dolphins and having fun with the boatmen

Recommended for
The friendly crew; the best food on a boat and the new year surprise party from the boatmen
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lukas G
  • Austria Austria
Overallreview

I loved this trip, every Crewmember was friendly, nice and helpful. Special Thanks to the Cook who prepared awesome meals every day!!

Recommended for
Diveguide, Food, Cleanliness
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Øyvind J
  • Norway Norway
Fabulous diving and food!

Friendly crew and guides, lovely group of divers, divesites and the food.

Recommended for
Divesites, food and staff in general
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Stefano B
  • Italy Italy
Super nice experience!

Thistelgorm has been amazing! And all the other wrecks as well, super recommended!!! Great food, even better than hotels, said by an Italian :) Bring your own stuff because for a full equip u gonna pay more than 300€!!! And the quality doesn't match European standards

Recommended for
Wrecks, Food, people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nia B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stress free.. amazing atmosphere.. very comfortable

Very well organised from making the booking In the beginning to the transfers back to Hurgarda at the end. Staff and crew where always there to help, assist an answer any questions. Not only where the dive sites visited a highlight of the trip and seeing the “Big fish” but also the All round atmosphere on the boat with the crew... to getting ready- getting to dive sites- back to the boat and evening Gatherings there was always a laugh, sing and dance to be had And the food was just perfect every meal every day even for those with special diet. Last but not the least!? the safety was always the priority it was so good to see whether diving or on boat always the main priority.... thank-you JP Marine your staff and crew done you proud.

Recommended for
Dive sites.... food.... staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • jenny V
  • Norway Norway
Friendly staff, nice boat and good diving!

Brother dive site

Recommended for
Staff, boat, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Juliet L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Awesome!

An amazing week with loads of dives. No hammerheads or long hermanos but thresher shark & turtles. Crew really helpful with suiting up & helping onto the zodiacs. Food was plentiful & delicious. Only thing I missed was proper coffee

Recommended for
Great crew , great food , great diving, great company
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ines K
  • Germany Germany
Best crew, best group, nice Wracks

we had a great group, internationally mixed with all levels of experience. the crew was always careful to create a pleasant stay for us. everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was very familiar. the highlight was driving towards the sunset in the evening and singing with the crew.

Recommended for
very familiar, great wrecks, lots of information about the dive spots, the crew was very nice
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paul E
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Authentic diving experience

The atmosphere on board was truly amazing, with both great crew and guests. I will definitely book again!

Recommended for
Diving, crew & guests, food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Anne M
  • France France
Good dive sites

Diving at Dolphin house, amazing corals, very good food.

Recommended for
Food, friendliness of the Egyptian crew, beautiful corals
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sion E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Places you’ll never see off a day boat

Malahi,Claudio and dolphins all in one day

Recommended for
Location of dives,knowledge of guides,convenience
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Raphael D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Lots of sharks

Hammerhead, Treasure Shark, Longimanus

Recommended for
Sharks, Food, Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jenna M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Jp Marine is always great Diving with great Guides combined with good food snd awsome crew

All the channeldiving was definitly the Highlight. Meeting sergey and vicky on board.

Recommended for
Dolphins, whaleshark from above the boat & channeldiving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gemma S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing pelagic life on a great boat

We were lucky enough to see pretty much every pelagic animal you could dream of, including some whalesharks that gatecrashed our dive on a wreck. The boat is decent for the price, communal areas and dive deck really nice. Food is excellent - I loved the Middle Eastern options. Cabins are fairly basic, very small but comfortable beds, all you really need! If you have a lot of camera gear I recommend taking a multi plug extension lead. Guiding is in pretty big groups (8-9 people) I’ve never had larger than 4 previously. But you can also choose to self guide, which we did on all the night dives.

Recommended for
The sealife of course, the food, the quality of the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michelle Maria N
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great diving safari

Swimming with dolphins, diving in the coral canyon and spotting wildlife

Recommended for
diving sites, food, crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Álvaro A
  • Spain Spain
Really Good experience but diveguide could be better

Hummerheads and 1 thresher Shark, unveliable!!

Recommended for
Divesites, food and crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alazne C
  • Spain Spain
The most relaxed and pleasant diving holiday

The staff were ALWAYS willing to help with the wetsuits and the equipment, very attentive and with a honest smile. The food was good and they really care about intolerances or allergies. We did not see lots of sharks when we tried to in the blue but the water was calm, with good visibility and always enjoyable. Very beautiful and colourful coral reefs with moray eels, stingrays, lionfish and other stunning underwater landscapes. The boat is very comfortable and the morning coffee at sunrise is a peace and health boost.

Recommended for
Colourful corals, sights of sharks and friendly staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Nina H
  • Germany Germany
SHARK LOVE

This was only my second LOB, but I had a great time. The crew was amazing! Even though some of them spoke little to no English, they were sooooo attentive and helpful and helped me getting ready, before I even knew that I might need help. The food was also fantastic! A great mix between western and local food. We did have 3 longer sailing stretches in windy weather, so don't forget your seasickness tablets :) But luckily, they were also stocked on bored . When we were diving at Deadalus we were extremely lucky to see hammerheads on every dive!!!!

Recommended for
Hammerheads - Food - Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Petra S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
It was an amazing active vacation full of happy moments.

It was so nice that I will come again to JP Marine. A week full of amazing moments.

Recommended for
Very experienced friendly and open minded dive guides, the sea life and the very friendly and relaxed crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vincenzo F
  • Italy Italy
excellent!

Nice dives and confortable boat

Recommended for
service, confort, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Pontus A
  • Sweden Sweden
Amazing trip

They constantly adapted. Which made the trip awesome and succesful But of course the diving and the big animals were the highlights. Hammerheads 🤩

Recommended for
friendly, helpful & flexible
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Laia P
  • Andorra Andorra
Very good experience

Friendy crew and very good food

Recommended for
Food, crew and good experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marek K
  • Poland Poland
Diversity and freedom

Habili Omran, a rarely visited dive site, with a current and hordes of different fish. Coral gardens, dolphins, labyrinths and caves in the reefs.

Recommended for
Deep dives by the wall in the morning, dives not following the guide but in the buddy system, diversity of dive sites.
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Daniel B
  • Romania Romania
Better try another boat

Corals

Recommended for
Food , dive sites, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Clémentine T
  • France France
Amazing trip

Everything is handle by the crew and guide, you just have to dive. Great diving site, they are doing there best to have a good time under water.

Recommended for
Great diving site, nice crew and good food
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Roman H
  • Germany Germany
A miracle that all survived

Cabins that smell of diesel. Two guides for 28 divers, danger of life! Zodiacs that do not work in dangerous situations. There were so many situations on our trip that, with very poor equipment and little manpower, will probably have dire consequences one day.

Recommended for
weather, water temperature, the guests.
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Rolf T
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Frightening, at least partially. Boat overbooked, not enough guide dive guides, one dive guide with lack of responsibility and understanding

Beautiful reefs. Unfortunately no big fish on this shark route. Unfortunately not only lack of highlights but an accumulation of negative experiences.

Recommended for
The company of the other divers and the experience of some of them
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Jonas K
  • Germany Germany
Liveaboard did not meet our expectations

I won't call it Highlights, but there are a few points which I would like to mention, because the were really annoying: - There were only 2 guides for 28 divers, meaning 14 persons following 1 guide. So you can't really enjoy your dives. We asked to go unguided on our own in a smaller group, but that was not allowed (even with experienced dive masters or instructors in our group). Only the last dives at the local spot was allowed unguided. - In the pictures a lot of chairs and other seatings are shown on the upper deck. But in reality, there are only a few. And since the benches don't have backrests, sitting together in the evening on the deck is not really comfortable. - The zodiacs are technically in a really bad condition: Often the engines were not starting or stopped working on the way from the boat to the dive spot. - The processes on board don't work properly. After a dive at Daedalus, we were wating for 40 minutes drifting in the red sea before a zodiac from another Safari boat was so kind to pick our group up. - Usually the boat sails from one spot to the next during night. If there are waves (there were waves every time in our case), the furniture in our cabin was creaking that loud, that it's nearly impossible to sleep.

Recommended for
Food was good, full tanks (230bar and more), sun deck
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really enjoyable trip on a great boat

The whole crew were just such a pleasure to be around. So friendly and helpful they made for a great trip. The diving was excellent and so was the food.

Recommended for
The crew and dive guides. The diving and food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really enjoyable weeks diving on a good boat.

The crew were so good and helpful, the guides were excellent. It was a great time spent on the boat. The food was really good.

Recommended for
The crew are outstanding, food is great, guides are excellent
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kathryn L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience, lovely crew and dive guides

We had a great week on board JP Marine. First of all I'd like to say that the boat staff/crew and the dive guides are great. They work extremely hard and are very kind and helpful. Lovely people! The dive briefings were very clear, the guiding was good. Although I expected a bit more marine life (and sharks), it was still an awesome trip and the dives were great. We had a lovely group of divers, from all over. The food was great. Cannot complain really!

Recommended for
Dive guide, boat crew, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Daniela V
  • Germany Germany
Great experience on the Red Sea

Swimming between the dolphins

Recommended for
The diving, the crew and the guests
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tomasz I
  • Poland Poland
Unforgetable diving trip on confortable boat with great staff

Good atmosphere on a boat, helpful staff. We saw all the best reefs on this route. For sure will come again with them.

Recommended for
Very good, experienced and friendly staff, delicious food and amazing dive sites
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Camille G
  • France France
Amazing trip

It was an amazing week, weather conditions were perfect so were able to dive in super nice places, wonderful corals gardens, diving in caves, swimming and diving with dolphins, everything was perfect ! The crew is super nice and friendly and always willing to help, and the food is really good !

Recommended for
Great diving, Swimming with dolphins, crew and food amazing !
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sebastian L
  • Germany Germany
Perfect Boat

The Boat was very nice, delicious Food, Clean Boat, Friendly and Helpful Crew, organised Tripleader

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Boat
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Alexandre Q
  • France France
A DISASTER FROM DAY ONE UNTIL THE END !!!

We were supposed to travel on JP Marine boat but 2 days before departure, the company informed us of a change in boat for Diamond Explorer. The boat quality / level of service was supposed to be identical but definitely not. The boat was in a very bad shape (supposed to be entirely restored in 2020), water coming from the outside in the room, nitrox not available during the all trip and we paid for it !!! The air compressor broke down during the trip and then the air had a very bad taste during the all cruise. The electricity was not working properly in the room and plumbing not working correctly. The crew was smoking chicha just right next to the pure oxygen tanks, so dangerous ! Dont dive with this company, they are scammers and they don't care about divers safety.

Recommended for
Dive guides & crew only
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Samuel A
  • France France
Good expérience but diving security is not de top

The first night diving

Recommended for
Food, seaman, captain.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joeri D
  • Belgium Belgium
Very good diveguide, dives and food.

The fact that divesites were chosen where nobody else goes. This was our 3rd trip to the deep South and St. John's area and there was only 1 divesite we've already been to. We had a lot of fun with the crew, they made our trip become excellent.

Recommended for
The diveguide, the dives and the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marc H
  • Germany Germany
Perfect trip, all in one it was wonderful.

Lot of nice fishs, Sharks, Wreck... the completely trip was a highlight

Recommended for
All peoples, Hammerhead Sharks and a lot of fun together.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Duncan S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Perfect week exploring the Red Sea

The dives at Brothers were incredible, and the experience of the dive guides meant we had the best chance of seeing wildlife.

Recommended for
The staff and other guests made the whole trip really enjoyable in and out of the water. The food and facilities were great. The operator was flexible and accommodating to whatever we needed/requested.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Xavier H
  • Belgium Belgium
It was a Nice week of diving accept the noise in the upperdek room

Hammerhaeds, longimanus

Recommended for
Divespots, guides and the people
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Benny D
  • Belgium Belgium
very close to a perfect dive cruise in the Red Sea

diving with dolphins !!!

Recommended for
the dives, the help and assistance of the entire crew and the boat accommodation in general
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vera D
  • Belgium Belgium
New and amazing experience, beautiful unknown dive locations where we were the only divers!

Night dive with octopus Visite of a longimanus we not expected to see Dolfins swimming nearby the boat

Recommended for
Dive locations only knew by dive guide (= owner boat) were very beuatiful. Crew very kindly with a lot of experience in their job. An experienced captain who navigated very well
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Balint Z
  • Hungary Hungary
AMAZING TRIP!

Would definitely recommend!

Recommended for
Very nice scuba diving, crew, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ken C
  • Belgium Belgium
Beautiful reefs and droppoffs

Staff helpfullness, lots of small fish around the corals

Recommended for
The crew, the other guests, the reefs
  • 2.8 Review score
  • marina W
  • Germany Germany
Did not feel safe, cabins were dirty and food not vegetarian friendly, bad communication

Dive guides did not take care of us, briefings were incomplete, we had a very dangerous situation during one of the night dives due to that. Material provided was not functional, my tank kept leaking for the entire time. Even tho i said from the beginning that i dont eat meat, less vegetarian options were served and very less fish options. Cabins were dirty and not cleaned properly. Divers were sick and nobody cared about Covid. Horrible Trip!!!

Recommended for
The diving sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lucas L
  • France France
Good overall experience

Unfortunately we didn't see any hammerheads during this trip... But we enjoyed a great time with dolphins and even saw an eagle ray.

Recommended for
Staff, comfort, dive sites
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Raissa M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Awesome

Diving spots

Recommended for
The staff and the trip, and the people
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rahel L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Super friendly staff on the boat. Very rude management. transfer is very bad. Took us 6 hours from marsa alam to hurgadha.

Guides are very experienced and take good care of fish and corals. No touching, no gloves. Very mindful

Recommended for
Very big diving groups. 14 people, 1 guide. Seems to be normal there but shouldn't! Management seems to try to save money wherever they can.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Torstein L
  • Norway Norway
Amazing crew, diveguides and diving

All crew are super friendly and helpfull. The diveguides does an amazing job giving you the best dive experience and adjust the dive time to when it's best chance for vest diving. The briefings are really good regarding the dive sites and also with focus on safety. The gas blender onboard adjusting the nitrox O2% for every dive to give you maximun dive time for every depth. And the tanks are allways filled to 220bar or more! All this are giving you a safe and stress-free diving experience and you can focus 100% just enjoying the diving.

Recommended for
The crew, The dives, and the focus on safety
  • 7.2 Good
  • niels V
  • Denmark Denmark
Brothers, Daedalus & Elohinstone

Crew Hospitality Personality

Recommended for
Personality, hospitality,r food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Thomas W
  • Norway Norway
Relaxing week with friendly staff

New wrecks

Recommended for
wrecks, boat, staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrea U
  • Germany Germany
We had a great time with the amazing crew despite the bad weather

We had bad weather and a semi-good visibility (March 2022) but despite the weather, the crew was very helpful and friendly. The boot is showing its age but if you do not expect a 5* cruise you will definitely enjoy it. Food was great and we will come again.

Recommended for
Very delicious food, friendly & helpful crew, great time
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Susana M
  • Spain Spain
Will be back!

Swimming with dolphins was an unexpected wonderful surprise

Recommended for
Friendly and helpful crew, good dive guides and fantastic food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great route, great people.

Snorkelling and diving with Dolphins on the last diving day!

Recommended for
The People on board, the guides and crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • luis fernando R
  • Spain Spain
Excellent value for money, excellent dive guides, great boat, low cost but correct food & cabins

JP marine offers a very competitive price, comparing with my previous experiences with other operators (Emperor, Agressor, others) JP Marine has a lower quality and variety of food and less luxury cabins while giving a 5 stars diving service and being and spacious and comfortable boat.

Recommended for
Diving professionals, spacious boat, itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pascal J
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very good trip with JP Marine

The mantas at Brothers Daedalus Reef and snorkelling with a big group of dolphins near Marsa Alam.

Recommended for
The helpfulness of the crew
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Xavier S
  • Spain Spain
Not trustworthy

JP Marine forced us to move to a different boat due to overbooking. The boat we were moved to (My Gelen) had been unused for long time (it was in maintenance they said), so we had to wait in a bar until 11pm. Then they brought us to the boat (about midnight already) and the boat was in really bad shape. Everything was dirty, and too many things were not working (including aircon). In fact, two people decided to leave and did not stay for the liveaboard due to the poor conditions. The first day of navigation we had to return to port to fix things so second dive was in a bad local place near the port and it started past 5:30 pm so it was half night dive. Then the third dive was a night dive in the same spot as usual (which in this case was unfortunate because the place was not ideal and we already had about half an hour of night dive in the same spot...) In short, we will not book again with JP Marine. Things did not work well on their side.

Recommended for
We were very lucky with the group of people on the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Simon G
  • Denmark Denmark
Great boat and crew

Manta and dolphins

Recommended for
The crew, safety and food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michel B
  • Belgium Belgium
Superbe organisation, très professionnelle - Super bateau - Super guides

Tout le voyage s'est bien passé. Le tour passant par les Brothers Islands, Daedalus, Elphinstone, Marsa Alam vaut vraiment la peine d'être fait. Ce bateau était super bien organisé et très agréable de plonger à son départ. L'équipe, la nourriture, les guides plongée, tout était impeccable et dans une bonne ambiance. Le tout pour un prix hors concurrence. La prochaine fois, j'espère repartir avec ce meme bateau, pour la croisiere St Jones.

Recommended for
Beau bateau très bien agencé pour la plongée, Super moniteurs très pros, Superbe équipe toujours prête à aider
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very friendly and helpful crew, well organised and worked hard to provide a very enjoyable and safe diving trip.

One highlight was the snorkelling experience at Dolphin bay with the large school of Dolphins. The close encounter with such a large school of Dolphins is something I will never forget. Seeing the Manta Ray performing its graceful ballet was also awesome.

Recommended for
The good organisation, quality food, and safe control and variety of good dive sites.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Ji W
  • Canada Canada
Good value for money but could be better

The group only saw one hammerhead and one oceanic whitetip during the whole week. Overall, ok boat with broken AC in upper cabins and average dives at BDE. I will probably stick to SSH/North if i ever do red sea again.

Recommended for
Hard working crew, fellow divers and itinerary
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Luiz Roberto C
  • Brazil Brazil
Try to avoid - no AC in Egypt!

I strongly recommend that you pay a little more and do not travel on this vessel. The air conditioning system, wasn't properly working (in a 35 Celsius degree temperature). Can you imagine sleeping without air conditioning in a small cabin. Constantly, my cabin was smelling diesel. The owner of the ship, who was on board, was really with the guests or with the rest of the crew and also suggested the guests that were facing problems with the AC to sleep in the upper deck, and watch the beautiful sky. This was my 4th liveaboard trip, by far the worse.

Recommended for
the supporting crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Camilla Adamsen N
  • Denmark Denmark
Great trip with great crew and good diving

Diving with hammerheads and experiencing the friendliness of especially the seamen and staff in the lounge

Recommended for
Hammerheads, longimanus and manta rays
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Really great week.

Some of the St John's little dived dive sites.

Recommended for
The crew, the itinerary and the diving.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Layla S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Exceeded Expectations

Hammerheads and Mantas on every dive at Daedalus!!

Recommended for
The Crew, The guides and the diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • KS L
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Great exploring Red Sea adventure

Strong current, hot and enjoyable buddies.

Recommended for
Hammer head, great food and night sky view.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Daniel A
  • Spain Spain
Amazing dive with amazing people, just a great experience.

Zabargad, rocky island and Claudio.

Recommended for
The ambience with the crew, dive guides and food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marc B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
good diving, boat ok

The crew was always trying to make things easier for you. Lots of help getting ready, fantastic tank guy that always filled a bit extra and nitrox was always on point. Very clear briefings and instructions for the dives. Very patient diveguide even with some irritating customers. The food and divesites were excellent. We had big ponds of dolphins, mantas, hammerheads, and great coral in the southern sites as well. The boat has clearly seen better times. During our trip there was some leaks in the AC system so the cabins got really hot. Once again the crew tried everything to get this resolved, sadly there was not much that could be done on the open ocean. After the trip they immediately got on it and we were brought to a nice hotel paid by the company. Besides this little thing the trip was great and the crew and company handeled the issue very well.

Recommended for
the crew and food were fantastic.
  • 6.0 Review score
  • kristoffer G
  • Denmark Denmark
good dive guides but broken A/C.......

the crew was great and friendly, the "big" dive site (dardalus) was great.

Recommended for
the crew was great and service minded
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Evelina M
  • Italy Italy
Beautiful experience, we really recommend

Beautiful dives, we saw hammerhead sharks and mantas in our 6am dive in Daedalus! And the dolphins in Dolphin House And food on board was delicious

Recommended for
Dive master and diving, kindness of the crew, comfort onboard
  • 10 Exceptional
  • carlos M
  • Spain Spain
Amazing

Hammerhead

Recommended for
Daedalus guide creww
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Laura H
  • Germany Germany
Nice Trip

Sharks Dolphins and Manta

Recommended for
Sharks Dolphins and Manta
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jaroslav B
  • Slovakia Slovakia
Nice diving experience

very well equipped boat for diving...possible to dive from boat or 2x dinghies/zodiacs are available a lot of space for resting diving location were well selected..... i would have spent one whole dive at Namidia wreck, but it is just my preference.... many sharks (including Hammerheads)

Recommended for
dive spots well selected, very comfortable boat, we got very nice cabin location
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andre V
  • Belgium Belgium
Trip Brothers-Daedulus and Elphinstone reef

Manta’s hammerhead sharks white tip oceanic and schools of Barracuda. Minus point: smeelnof gazoline in the lower deck cabins 🥲🥲🥲

Recommended for
Diving - Food -Company
  • 7.2 Good
  • Viktor S
  • Germany Germany
awesome crew but the food good have been better

The dives were great like always in Egypt. The crew was super friendly and helpful. The boat is in good condition and so are the cabins. If you up to a classic BDE tour I definitely can recommend the boat.

Recommended for
Dive guide, crew, stars in the night
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Mariska D
  • South Africa South Africa
Amazing Egyptian Staff and Diving

September is definitely my new favorite month to visit Egypt. Not to hot. We dived with the Longimanus.

Recommended for
The Egyptian staff went out of there way and was so friendly.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Thomas B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Wonderful

Daedalus, the wreck on Brothers, Elphinstone and Sharks

Recommended for
Sharks Naps Turtles
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Catherine W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A Fabulous Experience

The diving was well organised and we saw some amazing sights - sharks, dolphins and turtles were my highlights

Recommended for
The diving, the crew and the other divers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jan L
  • Slovakia Slovakia
Great trip. Be there or be "rectangular" ;-)

Some of the most beautiful dive sites, good company and in most cases professional staff.

Recommended for
Diving, diving and ..... eeeh .... diving?
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A super weeks diving.

The crew and guides are so good to be around. The diving was great. The food was also really good.

Recommended for
The crew and guides, the diving and the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic weeks diving.

Diving with such professional guides. The sharks we saw.

Recommended for
The crew and guides. Fantastic dive sites. Great food.
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Nick G
  • Sweden Sweden
Not friendly crew

Hammerheads

Recommended for
Sharks, weather, dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Haohao D
  • China China
Great Experience with JP Marine

The boat was quite old, particularly the lower deck rooms. Significant problem of aeration, and sometimes unplaisant odors in the lower deck room. Probably need some renovation work...... The staff are nice and friendly. The food is good. The dive spots are very nice, but sometimes in places with a lot of other safari boat (>5) that make the dive very crowded. The boat is probably only suitable for very experienced diver able to dive in a unguided manner. Indeed we are 28 divers and only two diving guides with the group.

Recommended for
Good staff, nice dive spots
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Krzysztof S
  • Poland Poland
Nice reefs although limited wildlife (large animals)

The boat itself is a little dated - do not expect too much luxury and you will be fine. Cabins are small and bathrooms even smaller (for taller than 185 cm you need to be careful with your head when having a shower)… But all is kept tidy, cabins are cleaned daily. Food was generally ok although it happened I think twice the meat served was hardly eatable. Breakfast a little monotonous. Though water, tea and other soft drinks (including coca-cola, sprite etc.) is plenty. Dives are well organised, the staff is very helpful while diving. The diving groups were a little large - boat was full with 28 divers and there were only 2 guides planned for the whole group. After commenting on this the trip leader also joined the dive guides so we had 3 guides, which was much better. Overall nice experience, but if you expect large animals, as hammerheads etc. (as in the description) you will be disappointed. But reefs are great, nice caverns also on the way, really unspoiled corals and nature, only available from a safari boat.

Recommended for
- very nice and well preserved reefs - very nice and helpful staff - good value for money
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pierre D
  • France France
Perfect liveaboard

Hammerhead shark in Daedalus. The crew and the guides

Recommended for
The professionalism of the guides. The comitment of the crew. The route.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elmar P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The crew and guides made the experience memorable.

The dives at Daedalus were very good.

Recommended for
The crew and guides were very friendly. They made the experience special. The boat was also not too overcrowded with divers. Finally, the food was amazing.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Paul G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic onboard experience due to amazing guides and great boat crew.

Manta Rays, White Tipped Shark at close quarters, very memorable wreck dive, two super chilled self navigated reef dives with my buddy on the last day, great bunch

Recommended for
Food, the people (which is to say the other divers on the boat, the guides and the boat crew) and the dive sites themselves
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Paul J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
some things great some things not so great

1) Seeing Oceanic white tip

Recommended for
1)boat staff(deckhands, chefs, etc) 2) Tanks well filled to 230+ 3) Generally the boat is decent enough for diving from
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Galya I
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Great experience

Our boat was changed in the last minute with Hammerhead I but for the same route and we travelled together with JP Marine. During the safari there were almost no boats at the spots which was great. The diving itself was stunning and we felt safe all the time thanks to our guide and the crew. Last but least the chefs prepared the most delicious food I've ever had on a Liveaboard. In two words - great experience!

Recommended for
Everything was good
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jorge
  • Spain Spain
Unforgettable

Zabargat and Sant John’s area

Recommended for
Sea, sea and friendly
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marzena W
  • Poland Poland
Excellent Trip

saw fantastic marine life, weather was not too hot so I could enjoy the sun, small group, friendly crew. Good organisation.

Recommended for
crew - friendly helpful, small supporting group, amazing dive sites
Origin: US