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.

Body temperature checks are taken twice a day onboard and any guests showing any symptoms are placed in a quarantined room until they can be taken to hospital for further testing. 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), 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 (192 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

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 170 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.1
  2. Crew
    9.3
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    8.6
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Angela K
  • United States United States
would dive with jp marine again!

beautiful diving

Recommended for
service, food, crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bruce B
  • United States United States
Nice boat, food and crew. Met all of our needs and we have no complaints.

The diving was great. Maybe a little too much swimming against the current as opposed to going with it.

Recommended for
Food, Diving and Crew.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Bruce B
  • United States United States
JP Marine provides a good / professional dive charter.

The reefs

Recommended for
Diving, crew and food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rachel B
  • United States United States
Fantastic sea life; fantastic crew.

The crew and guides on the JP Marine are what really make this a fantastic experience. The crew is professional and kind, super helpful, and do so much work behind the scenes they make the experience seamless. The guides, Peter and Karim, are fantastic - extremely knowledgable and ensure safety first while showing you amazing sites all along the Red Sea. The food is excellent - the kitchen staff absolutely outdid themselves every day and on the last night even cooked a whole turkey, which, as an American I really appreciated, as it was Thanksgiving! The accomodation is more on the spartan side - small rooms and simple bedding/linens, and the bathroom shower gets everything wet. But it didn't really bother me, as I wasn't there to spend time in my room! Overall I highly recommend this to anyone looking to experience diving in the Red Sea.

Recommended for
The crew and guides. The food. The sea life.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Juliet
  • United States United States
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
  • 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.
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Patrik H
  • Sweden Sweden
Never again.

New freends. Close contact with longemanusshark.

Recommended for
Clear Ester, prestine Reeds and the group in the boat.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jiri S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Really nice trip with great divemasters and crew on board

It was a great trip on clean and nice boat with great crew, great food and perfect divemasters (peter and ellia). They were helpful all the time.

Recommended for
Divemasters, crew, friendly atmosphere
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jenna M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing!

Tiger shark

Recommended for
Tiger shark, Deep Blue, staff
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Petrus R
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great week fully dedicated to diving. Red See is amazing.

Sun, sea, food, seeing beautiful coral, having fun with the other divers on board

Recommended for
JP Marine is a great ship to be on for one week. The weather was more then okay. Good dive sites.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Merel V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great liveaboard experience on the JP Marine

Service was exceptional, our luggage was lost, so we suddenly had no dive gear with us when we arrived on board the JP Marine, but the owner went above and beyond to have rental gear delivered during the night so we could still enjoy our trip! The boat is comfortable, crew very friendly and helpful, the food is great and safety first!! Next time we will take the Brothers route as St. Johns is nice but not exceptional, but definitely using JP Marine again!

Recommended for
Boat, food, crew!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Felipe C
  • Brazil Brazil
Fantastic!

Sharks, cristal clear warm water and health coral reef

Recommended for
Sharks, cristal clear warm water and health coral reef
  • 9.2 Superb
  • julien A
  • France France
Daedalus, Sataya, Elphintstone

Everything was amazing - very good group and super friendly staff onboard

Recommended for
Dive spots, staffs, dive guide
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brenda T
  • Canada Canada
Amazing Diving, Great Crew and Fantastic Food

Diving was fantastic, super hard working crew and Dive guides Peter and Ellia were excellent with safety first. The meals were fabulous all week. The JP Marine was very clean including our cabin.

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Healthy Sealife, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dora F
  • Hungary Hungary
Boat I would definitely return for another trip.

Was a bit worried when booking, because couldn't find many info about the boat or the owners. But I can really recommend it! I have been many boats in Egypt and other countries, this was a really good one. (Working as a dive instructor myself, I know quite a few...) Make sure you have the necessary experience recommended for the trip (they know the sites, some places can be challenging...) Overall: yes, go for it! 😊😊

Recommended for
Food is just amazing, organized, great crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Johanna W
  • Austria Austria
Great trip with 6 different kinds of sharks, good food, perfect conditions and nice company

Hammerhead and treasure shark, close contact with longimanus

Recommended for
Sharks, stingrays, manta
  • 7.6 Good
  • Marco P
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
Sharks, eat, sharks, eat, sharks, eat, sleep: repeat

Sharks with great food onboard.

Recommended for
The route, the other divers, the sharks!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Valeriy S
  • Ukraine Ukraine
It was first time for me. Safari met expectations

Lots of diving Encounter with sharks Sailing through the sea Visit of Salem ex

Recommended for
Diving, sea, people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dmitrii E
  • Russia Russia
White tips ocean sharks

I was the second time on this route and I was very surprised by the lack of hammerhead sharks. But meeting with white tips ocean sharks more than made up for it.

Recommended for
Boat, crew, "Salem express"
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Martijn V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Beautiful dives from the JP Marine

The JP Marine is my fist liveaboard, so I cannot compare it, but I am very happy with the experience. The crew is super friendly, the dives were beautiful and we saw dolphins, oceanic whitetips, a hammerhead, manta's and amazing reefs. Do note that the dives are not easy; zodiac negative entries, deep (40m), current, sharks, etc. so only for experienced divers.

Recommended for
Beautiful dives, super friendly crew, amazing food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mauro Angelo M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
First liveaboard surely not last!

Snorkeling with more than 60-80 dolphins!

Recommended for
Staff - Delicious food - Perfect info & service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Niels Jonny V
  • Denmark Denmark
simply the best

unspoiled reefs ekstra dives on elphinstone

Recommended for
diving crew food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura E
  • Spain Spain
Desconexión y buen buceo

El buceo, aunque no logramos ver tiburones. Los arrecifes de coral con toda la vida que alberga son increíbles.

Recommended for
Buceo, tripulación y comodidad del barco
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mathilde F
  • France France
Amazing trip

Everything was perfect. I had a realy great time !

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew and guides, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Dominik R
  • Austria Austria
Week full of amazing and helathy coral reefs

Dolphins while diving, millions of small fish and beautiful reefs

Recommended for
Corals, Crew, Food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Itziar M
  • Spain Spain
Amazing week on JP marine!

Spending a great week surrounded by friendly people :) great diving too!

Recommended for
The crew was very friendly and the service was amazing! We had a great time and had the chance to see beautiful dive sites.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Angela W
  • China China
A Good Week in Red Sea

The whole liveaboard trip was well-organized, safe, and overall a good value of money. The visibility was very good, only pity that it was during one of the busiest weeks with crowds of divers.

Recommended for
Great visibility underwater; helpful and friendly staffs; night divers which always got plenty to see.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yannick P
  • Belgium Belgium
BDE cruise

Great crew, nice boat and very nice food - different everyday

Recommended for
Crew, group onboarding, dive site
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc W
  • Germany Germany
It was an amazong dive safari! Everything was perfect!

We saw a tigershark, silkyshark, mantaray and a lot of dolphins. The crew was absolutely professional, very polite and helpful. Our dive guide Elliah was also very professional. The boat looks a little bit older but for such a trip is absolutely enough. Cabins are top. Crew is cleaning every day. Would book it again without any doubts. Also the organisation (pick up Airport etc.) just perfect.

Recommended for
Meals, professional Dive guides and the reefs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Olivier V
  • Belgium Belgium
Amazing time and crew

Daedalus Elphinstone

Recommended for
Dives / crew / Boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thomas R
  • Austria Austria
We totally enjoyed our first RedSea Livaboard

Very beautiful dive spots and colorful corals in a huge variety Diving & snorkling with dophins and an encounter with a tresher shark On board we enjoyed the company of the other guests (luckily the boats was not fully booked) and the crew, even though we had quite heavy wind an waves.

Recommended for
Great Guide, great Crew, great Reef
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Raymond A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic, food, tank filling (250), crew, Dive sites, and Dive Guides even Fantasticer friendly & flexible with safety always in mind.

Caves & gullies. White tip reef shark. Nidibranches. Tuna cleaning station. Snorkel with dolfins. Multitude of reef fish and intact corals.

Recommended for
Trouble shooting guides! Clear briefings ( also a plan B). Multinational friendly fellow divers.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Magali V
  • France France
Perfect trip - Dives and live on board were all what we need

Dives, Guides, crew, services on board have been perfect. we just had to enjoy those 7 days cruise, just looking after ourselves while underwater.

Recommended for
Friendliness of the crew, diving and dive guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • jennifer K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Best week of diving in the Red Sea!

Everything! The crew were good fun and helpful, all working hard to give us the best week. The food was delicious and the boat was always kept clean. Highly recommended and would definitely dive with JP Marine again.

Recommended for
The diving, food and friendly staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • MICHAEL H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very impressed with boat and crew

Visited several top dive sites, including Umm El Khararim, Habili Gafar, Gota Kabir, Claudio, and Dangerous Reef. Four dives per day most days.

Recommended for
! Stable, well-equipped boat. 2 Very professionally organised and run by Sergei (lead dive guide and part owner). 3 Excellent fills (usually 250 bars) ndnd part owner).
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Justinus O
  • Germany Germany
Great diving trip under wonderful conditions in the Red Sea!

-I had a private guide and could expand a lot in knowledge and skills under water -diving with sharks, sting rays and sea turtles and lots of other beautiful marine life -competent and helpful boat crew -swimming with wild dolphins -having a lot of fun on the boat together -extremely good kitchen on board -time to relax, getting tanned or just writing notes in a quiet place on the boat

Recommended for
1. The dive sites were gorgeous in diversity and adventure level 2. The all over atmosphere on the boat was amazing due to dedicated, open-minded and very friendly divers and crew members 3. The itinerary itself was very well chosen
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An excellent trip which I really enjoyed

the highlights of the trip were the friendliness and helpfulness of the crew and guides. The diving was excellent and well organised and safe. the boat is a little tired and in need of some improvements, my bed was continually wet from a leaking ceiling, but I am sure the staff would have done something to resolve this if I had complained. The diving was excellent and well organised, I have never got such good air and nitrox fills as on this boat. I really enjoyed the atmosphere on the boat and had a great time.

Recommended for
The crew and guides were all really friendly and helpful, the food was good and the diving excellent
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Carlos C
  • Portugal Portugal
Excellent crew, Nice Dive sites selection, namely The Hammerhead shark Daedulus Island Boat Ok,

Definetly, the Daedalus dives, to see so many Hammerheads sharks so close. Nice Team spirit, among Dive Guides, Crew and clients.

Recommended for
Daedalus Dive, Guides & Crew, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paul J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent diving, food and crew

Thistlegorm and the night dives

Recommended for
Dive amount, food variety, staff help
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Thomas M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good value for money!

Great tank refills, good surface intervals and good planing led to us diving 22 dives over the trip. The boat was above expectations and the crew worked really hard throughout the trip. Would dive with them again in the southern itinerary. Only grip would be the boat is a bit tired, and the the room aircon could be better.

Recommended for
Tank fills, dive freedom, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kristin T
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic ship and crew and great diving

Diving with dolphins Thistlegorm was brilliant The number of dives we got to do which was above what was expected and the effort put in by the crew to ensure we were able to dive the best sites at the best times Food was also amazing, crew went out of their way to cater to my dietary restrictions which was not expected but very much appreciated Cabin was spacious enough and had plenty of storage, with daily cleaning. Also loads of space on the two upper decks to chill between dives and dry gear etc

Recommended for
Diving, food, service
  • 7.6 Good
  • Camilo R
  • France France
To do once in a lifetime

Diving in Daedelus

Recommended for
Its price, the diving and the crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Victoria S
  • Russia Russia
Well organised trip, very efficient and helpful staff

Dive sites

Recommended for
The choice of dive sites, delicious food, helpful staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Abigail R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic Crew, Great Boat

Ahmed the mechanic is nothing short of a hero - 'Mr. Nitrox' truly deserves his name! Lots of good dives with some decent marine life, however we only had 1 'excellent' dive (where we saw a single hammer up close). Dive groups were a little large at 14 divers to 1 guide... The guides were excellent, but using their local knowledge and expertise to spot creatures in the reef was almost impossible due to the amount of people around you!

Recommended for
Crew, Crew, Crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • kyonghwa J
  • South Korea South Korea
Wonderful

Hammerhead sharks @Daedalus and dolphine house

Recommended for
Good service, great meals, and wonderful diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • kyonghwa J
  • South Korea South Korea
Good

Play with hammerhead sharks(9+) early morning at Daedalus and spend time with a baby eagle ray at Abu DaBBaB

Recommended for
wonderful diving points, kind guide and crew members, great food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thomas W
  • Germany Germany
Altes Boot, aber sehr bemühter Crew. Tauchgruppe zu Groß (14 Leute/Gide)

Daedalus und Brothers

Recommended for
Das Essen und die Hammerhaie
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Tamara B
  • Canada Canada
Outstanding

Had a wonderful time on JP marine - it was a real mixed group and turned out to be a total blast! The crew was amazing and kind and even surprised me with a cake for my birthday!! The food was endless and delicious and the diving was of course spectacular (hello hammerheads for 3 days in a row). My ONLY complaint would be size of diving group was rather large. But I still had a wonderful time and for the price point it’s just excellent value for money! Do it!

Recommended for
Crew, endless food, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Romain P
  • France France
We got was was promised! :)

Brothers and Daedalus

Recommended for
Conviviality - Adventure - Mother Nature
  • 7.6 Good
  • Alena Š
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Beautiful south of the Red Sea

This itinerary offers different types of dives, some of them really beautiful. I only regret that in the couple of the years when I keep returning to the Red Sea the life is disappearing from the reefs, partially because of waste waters being sometimes disposed directly on the dive sites (eg washing the deck with chlorine cleaning product). Also the quality of services offered on this boat has decreased with time and required tip increased.

Recommended for
Undamaged corals, sharks, photography possibilities
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Taiwei L
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Experience, organized dive guide and diving with Dolphins, Hammerheads and whale sharks!

The currents were typically strong in the area but with Ellia and Peter, you feel secured. They were very accommodating and we’re quite lucky to see whale sharks and hammerheads. Although the aircon is unstable for upper deck, the cleanliness and crew services are wonderful.

Recommended for
Experience, organized dive guides, Hammerheads and whale sharks!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ahmed R
  • Egypt Egypt
Everything was amazing

Very value trip

Recommended for
Dive guides , boat very clean and food was amazing
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Giuliana C
  • Italy Italy
Sooo nice!

The crew is super nice, everyone always tries to do the best for the guest. We will come back!

Recommended for
Sharks, sea and relax!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Ayo G
  • Germany Germany
A DIVING TRIP OF A LIFETIME

The sheer amount of sensational dives - what ever the red sea had to offer: we saw it. Mantas, Sharks, Hammerheads, Dolphins, 4! Whale sharks... AMAZING. Thanks to knowledgeable guides and and clever pick of sites.

Recommended for
Organisation, Guides, Atmosphere
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Richard G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Second great dive cruise with JP Marine

Rocky and Zabargad dive sites which we hadn’t yet visited. Plus it was great to see the crew again. The mix of different nationalities was definitely a plus. The organization of the dives by Peter (the guide) plus the fact that he was aware of the different dive capacities of each diver was very reassuring. He is the best dive guide I have met in 400 dives in the Red Sea

Recommended for
The diving was very good as was our guide Peter (like last year). The general atmosphere on board was great and friendly with a good mix of nationalities and the crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kanchana S
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
An awesome experience!!

Lots of Hammerhead sightings, Mantas and reef sharks. Reefs are huge, vertical drops. Current is strong, makes it a little challenging for the divers who are not used to it (like me). More weights help a little to make you negatively buoyant when descend. Guides and the dive plans are well organized. We did 18 dives overall, 4 dives some days. The staff overall is pretty much helpful, caring, and funny. The food was great! Sun deck is great after dark, can see so many stars. Take some music (EDM or whatever) with you in a USB drive, definitely will help you to party after dinner. The boat is a little old, so are the cabins and zodiacs. But overall It was an awesome experience.

Recommended for
Dive Sites, Guides, Staff
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Roman H
  • Canada Canada
Amazing !!!!!!!!

This was an amazing trip. The Red Sea diving experience was incredible. We saw Giant Mantas, Hammerheads, Oceanic White Tips, loads of barracudas, tunas, rays, Napoleon fish, Moray Eels, and incredible coral reefs. We swam with a pod of dolphins, during a night dive we saw a Spanish Dancer. The crew was amazing and Peter the dive guide did an excellent job keeping us informed, and safe. The food on board was incredible, and all transfers were seamless. I highly recommend JP Marine. The value for the money was definitely there. There are more luxurious boats, but if you are interested in great service, and great diving I highly recommend JP Marine.

Recommended for
Peter the dive guide, food, and the crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kasper M
  • Belgium Belgium
Amazing first divesafari experience!

Seeing oceanic white tip, spotted eagle ray and dugong from up close.

Recommended for
Spacious boat and cabins, friendly crew and people, professional organization
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anne M
  • France France
Amazing boat!

Good diving the Red Sea with a very friendly dive leader. The crew is amazing. The food was very tasty, the chef is a keeper! Very good value for money. I would not go on any other boat if I go back to the Red Sea one day.

Recommended for
Dive guides, crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anne M
  • France France
Great boat and friendly operation in the Red Sea

The boat was great and the crew amazing. The food is to die for. The diving was great with lots of different dive sites. The dive guides were all very professional and experienced. Hope to be back someday and I would not go on any other boat than JP Marine.

Recommended for
Snorkeling with dolphins, hammerheads in Daedalus, longimanus in Brothers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • XUN Z
  • Canada Canada
Awesome 1st livaboaed experience

It is nice to dive with JP marine. It is my 1st liveboard but definitely not the last one . Met a bunch of great divers from all over the world and by the end of trip , we all feels like a big family. The boat crews are really friendly and helpful. The only down side is that in some nights the cabin AC was not functioning 100% so it was a little hot. And I wish the the ratio between the divers and guide should be around 6-7 to 1 but not 13 to 1 in my trip.

Recommended for
Really friendly and helpful crew. Nice dive sites. Very delicious food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michel K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
unforgettable

dives and the people onboard

Recommended for
crew, people and organisation
  • 10 Exceptional
  • MARIANO H
  • Spain Spain
Excelente choice

I was looking for sharks , and almost i can see it but the dive was really good and i don't dare about the sharks , the boat is fantastic very confortable , the food was great , the crew is very kind , always try to help , i don't think there is a better boat price/service . The best boat than i ever try and i always recommend it .

Recommended for
The boat , the crew , the dive
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Prisca D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Schöne Tauchgänge, nette Crew

Schnorcheln mit Delfinen auf der Südtour bei Dolphine-House

Recommended for
Abwechslungsreiche Tauchplätze.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sven L
  • Germany Germany
Great Trip

Very good dive spots. Very good dive guides. Very good food.

Recommended for
Crew, Guides and Food was excellent
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nalini P
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Everything was great!!

Every dive we saw sharks and different kinds of sharks. We we’re very lucky! The safari flew by really fast. I can really recommend JP Marine!

Recommended for
The food, serious and professional diveguides and the crew!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Emanuel W
  • Austria Austria
Fun and well-organized trip to some beautiful dive-sites

Diving the underwater maze at "Claudio" amongst other beautiful dive spots. Having excellent and varying food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoying the time in between dives in the bean bags on the sundeck.

Recommended for
Great food (good variety also of vegetarian dishes and plentiful) / Great crew (skilled, fun and polite) / Excellent diving (stunning underwater landscapes and coral gardens, colourful marine life)
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Chi Hung Eddie K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Great experience in Red Sea

Hammerhead Shark Dugong

Recommended for
Eat , dive and sleep
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Malin Hauge E
  • Norway Norway
Best diving I’ve ever done

The guide, Peter, had so much knowledge about the different sites and animals that lived there. Thanks to him, and a fair share of luck, we found so much amazing marine life. The crew is always joking around and they are very helpful. The food was almost too amazing, the chef really puts a lot of effort into every meal and it definitively pays off. Such a great liveaboard for a good price! Will absolutely be back.

Recommended for
Great food, fun crew, expert guide
  • 2.8 Review score
  • Alberto R
  • Spain Spain
Awful service and dangerous boat (review for MY Orion) same company

First off, I booked with JP Marine and they changed me to MY Orion a week before I left, telling me it was a better boat. These guys run a shady operation so careful. My main reason for this complaint was due to the terrible safety on board the MY Orion, following this, due to it not meeting what was stated would be minimums. Regarding safety, the boat only had 1 working zodiac, they claimed that this was because of water getting in the engine. However, this should have still be resolved. Most dives, which occur in open ocean all the divers had to be taken out and picked up in one zodiac (groups of 15). This was completely unacceptable and damaging for the equipment. Furthermore, it also meant that when divers surfaced they had to spend extended periods of time waiting for a zodiac to pick them up since multiple trips to take all 27 divers had to take place. This was all made worse by the fact that there are currents in the area and sharks (for which it is recommended not to stay on the surface). Another huge issue was the terrible maintenance of their equipment. We had multiple O-rings blow up on this trip. Which was quite understandable since they were using old broken ones (Unluckily I can't post pictures). Even after multiple issues with them (and two underwater blow outs of the O-rings) they still kept on putting in broken O-rings. This issue was made worse by the fact that the staff had no experience with divers, an example being that when o-rings blew up they thought they just had to tighten the regulator harder. The staff was also highly unskilled, without any knowledge on how to treat equipment, i.e. picking up equipment (tank, bottle and BCD) by the regulators. Throwing stuff around. They dropped a weight pocket when throwing them off the zodiac and then claimed it had not happened, until we told them that half of the boat had seen it. The dive guide was very unskilled, lost two divers due to an O-ring blow out and did not notice until we told him outside the water. Obviously no zodiacs where waiting for them. Aside from this, all the small things where pretty bad as well unluckily. The food was pretty bad (however, these boats are cheap so understandable). The day we got there (early landing) some driver dropped us off at a closed resort (before boarding), we had to wait for 3 hours for it to open. They told me that the cost was 5 euros and it was 15. On the way back to Hurghada their driver tried to drop me off about 30 min outside of the city. Again, just a lot of bad experiences. Oh and the service was terrible. First example; on the last day our dive guide knew we were unhappy, he told us how much to tip and then demanded we tip him then and there (we were not scheduled to leave the boat for another 20ish hours. A few of us told him we did not have enough cash so he told us to go to the ATM. Once he got everyones tip, he left without saying bye to all the guests. Example 2, we had the owner's wife on board and she never took responsibility for any issues. She told me it was my fault for not checking their faulty o-rings (we concluded it was probably the DIN to yoke adaptors). Example 3, on the last day we were meant to dive Elphinstone, but the guide convinced us to go back to port and we only did 1 dive (instead of the 3) there. He asked us if we would rather dive from the boat or (broken) zodiacs, we said boat and then he told the captain to leave Elphinstone. With all the fires on boats lately and the sad stories of the Aggressor in the Red Sea, the accident in California, etc. I would stay away from these guys. Definitely no care for safety. Had anything actually happened on this trip it would have been very dangerous. They were smoking by the Oxygen tanks (also by the equipment), no fire detectors, leaky rooms. Stay away.

Recommended for
The diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nicolas J
  • France France
My first trip to Red Sea. Really impressed. Will be back probably on same boat.

Discovery of Red Sea. Chance to spot a longimanus shark and dolphins.

Recommended for
Sites. Crew. Food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefano V
  • Italy Italy
All very good

Diving and the relationship with all the people on board

Recommended for
Diving, people including crew and travel
  • 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 F
  • Canada Canada
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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Clemetine 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
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