JP Marine Liveaboard, Egypt

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M/Y JP Marine liveaboard offers year-round diving safaris in the Red Sea, Egypt. There are 14 air-conditioned cabins on board which offer en-suite bathrooms with hot-water shower, two single berths, night stand table, reading lamps, wardrobe and fire alarm and extinguisher. Cabins are located away from the engine room to ensure a quiet night 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 deck 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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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, 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: Port Fees (25 EUR per week), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (35 EUR), Gratuities (50 EUR per trip), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (70 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (100-135 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear (192 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (150-185 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.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • 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
  • 117 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.1
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    8.6
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michel K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
unforgettable

dives and the people onboard

Recommended for
crew, people and organisation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.6 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
  • 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
  • 9.2 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ahmed R
  • Egypt Egypt
Everything was amazing

Very value trip

Recommended for
Dive guides , boat very clean and food was amazing
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Yuchun W
  • 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!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Alena S
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Romain P
  • France France
We got was was promised! :)

Brothers and Daedalus

Recommended for
Conviviality - Adventure - Mother Nature
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.0 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.6 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
  • 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
  • Paul J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent diving, food and crew

Thistlegorm and the night dives

Recommended for
Dive amount, food variety, staff help
  • 8.0 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
  • 9.2 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
  • 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
  • 9.6 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).
  • 9.6 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
  • 9.2 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Olivier V
  • Belgium Belgium
Amazing time and crew

Daedalus Elphinstone

Recommended for
Dives / crew / Boat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Niels Jonny V
  • Denmark Denmark
simply the best

unspoiled reefs ekstra dives on elphinstone

Recommended for
diving crew food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mauro M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
First liveaboard surely not last!

Snorkeling with more than 60-80 dolphins!

Recommended for
Staff - Delicious food - Perfect info & service
  • 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
  • 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"
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • aubert J
  • France France
Daedalus, Sataya, Elphintstone

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

Recommended for
Dive spots, staffs, dive guide
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Angela K
  • United States United States
would dive with jp marine again!

beautiful diving

Recommended for
service, food, crew
  • 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
  • Jenna M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing!

Tiger shark

Recommended for
Tiger shark, Deep Blue, staff
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent crew and dive guides who worked hard to get us some fantastic dives

Schooling Hammerheads (again) Great crew and dive guides 6 different types of shark

Recommended for
Schooling Hammerheads, fantastic cake and sleeping on deck under the stars
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jin Kit C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great crew and great people

we saw 4 different kinds of sharks

Recommended for
crew, diving, people
  • 7.6 Good
  • Stefanie M
  • Germany Germany
Good boat, but only 2 guides for 26 guests.

Dedalus with the hammerhead sharks! :-)

Recommended for
Hammerhead sharks, boat crew and food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marina K
  • Germany Germany
Amazing dive safari

I loved being on the boat. The staff was amazingly friendly and always helpful. I wishes I would have know before hand that we have to pre order alcoholic beverages. Seems like this information got lost somewhere and some people didn't know. Could also be the agency dome booked through though.

Recommended for
Sharks. Staff. Sunsets
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • nari C
  • South Korea South Korea
very very good!!! I recommended it to my friends.

beautiful sea and food!!!!

Recommended for
very friendly crews, and they work so hard for us. excellent food.It was the most delicious food I had in Egypt. clean everywhere.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Deborah G
  • Canada Canada
Awesome food and super friendly crew

Seeing and diving with hammerheads was the highlight of the trip. Peter was a great dive master and guide. The entire crew went above and beyond to ensure customer happiness. A great boat Nd a lovely trip.

Recommended for
Oceanic whitetip and hammerhead sharks, the food and the very helpful and friendly crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alena S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
100% recommended

I really enjoyed this itinerary and JP Marine in general. They are working hard to make everyone enjoy the trip. They kept their promises, when the taxi driver who was taking me to the airport was few minutes late they called him without being asked (unusual in Egypt). I would only suggest to stress more in the trip description that this itinerary is difficult (currents, waves, sharks, depth) and is recommended for experienced divers only.

Recommended for
The crew is great, helpful and intelligent.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Flurin I
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Beautiful Divesites and comfortable Boat

Hanging out on the JP Marine was very comfortable and relaxing. The Crew was very accommodating and warm. The food was overall really good. I continue to be impressed with what is possible in such a small kitchen. Seeing the Wildlife on Brother Islands and Daedalus was impressive. The Hammerheads were usually to deep for us to experience close up. So next time I would prefer to go when the water is a bit colder than 31°C :-).

Recommended for
Manta Ray, Hammerheads, Napoleon Family
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gabriel C
  • Brazil Brazil
Dive, eat and sleep.

The food in the boat was espetacular. The dives and the briefings are well elaborated, making all dives safes and interesting. The attention for planing how to get to boat was exceptional.

Recommended for
food, crew and dives
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Anne-Lore F
  • Belgium Belgium
good diving, horrifying transfer to / from airport

Nearly missing my flight back home as the transfer bus only arrived 40 min before the scheduled departure in the airport, caused by a lack of care and sence of pro active thinking by the driver an vessel crew.

Recommended for
sharks, food, diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Isak M
  • Sweden Sweden
Great crew and good diving, first time on a liveaboard and I will go again!

We visited a lot of interesting dive spots and I did see a lot of marine life!

Recommended for
Crew, food and diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mihir C
the best diving of our lives

We went on this BDE trip specially to see the sharks, a little apprehensive of the claims since we have never managed to see these large predators in our diving around the world, and kept asking the operator and the crew prior to the trip if we would surely see the sharks. Am glad to say that were not disappointed at all, there were sharks everywhere - the oceanic white tips at the brothers, the hammerheads, black tip reef sharks and mantas at the daedalus and hammerheads again at elphinstone reef. The JP marine boat and crew were fantastic, the boat was big and clean, the rooms and bathrooms adequate, the diving off the boat and the zodiacs very well managed, the crew was outstanding and very friendly - just had to ask for anything and it was provided. The food was great, we were 7 vegan divers from India but yet the chef and kitchen staff ensured we had adequate choices at every meal. But most importantly, the reefs and this BDE trip was simply superb and the visibility well over 200 feet, can say that we had the best diving experience of our lives. We will surely be back on the JP Marine for the North red Sea Wreck Safari later this year. The 7 of us were also less experienced divers with 10-150 dives each, we hired a private dive guide per the suggestion of liveaboard, and this worked out very well and we could dive within our comfort zone, would suggest this option to all who plan to take this trip

Recommended for
the sharks, the sharks and the sharks
  • 10 Exceptional
  • ertret D
  • Albania Albania
Great

Hammerhead shark so close. The only point that could be improved is that there are only two dive guides

Recommended for
Sharks,food,crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Philipp L
  • Germany Germany
Alles Rundum Perfekt

- Sharks - Best Crew ever - Cool People on board

Recommended for
Haie, Haiie, Haie
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alexander K
  • Canada Canada
Red Sea Diving Safari

Dives in Brothers and Daedalus reefs. Seeing hammerhead sharks.

Recommended for
Itinerary, diving, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Naisan E
  • Bahrain Bahrain
Best Liveaboard Ever

Sharks on Every dive .....This was like Shark week, Never seen so many sharks on one week of liveaboard, i have done many liveaboard but this one beat them all. Thank you JP Marine

Recommended for
Sharks, Crew, The Divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tanner M
  • United States United States
Incredible experience with great people

Having an amazing dive guide made the trip amazing. The cook was incredible, the crew worked very hard, and the group was a bunch of amazing people.

Recommended for
The guide Peter, the food, the dive locations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maik H
  • Germany Germany
Gelungene Safari mit int. Gästen

Selten habe ich einen so professionellen Trip gemacht. Durch und durch gut organisiert mit sieben Nationen an Board. Die Wünsche aller Gäste wurden jederzeit berücksichtigt, so dass jeder voll auf seine Kosten kam. Obendrauf wurde getaucht was der Kompressor hergab und wenn an Board gab es super Essen und excellente Betreuung! Perfekt!

Recommended for
Crew, J/P Marine and Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bruno P
  • Portugal Portugal
The staff was always helpful. The dive guides were very professional and alert and the food was fantastic!

Liked very much staying in Daedalus for 2 days. It is a wonderful forggoten place

Recommended for
Staff. Dives. Food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Heather E
  • United States United States
Amazing service

the coral was healthy and impressive but there was a general lack of fish life

Recommended for
the crew was outstanding and very helpful, very good dive briefings, and the food was great
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sergey Z
  • Russia Russia
quality matches the price

Amazing healthy reefs, several hummers on Daedalus, very calm and warm weather for early March. But: - Very short dive time by the rule of the owner. Most of the dives were 40 minutes only, even if every diver in the group has 100bar in tank. - There was no place for rinsing equipment after safari - Not a major factor but you can't buy alcohol on the boat (even beer), but of course you can buy it in advance on shore - Bad visibility for Egypt (but it's not a fault of vessel or crew of course)

Recommended for
Helpful crew, good food, perfect reefs
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Savas K
  • Turkey Turkey
Good boat but bad timing for a BDE trip.

I have seen Red Sea much more colorful and with lots of sharks before, however since this was just the beginning of the season not so many big fish encounters. On the other hand the sea was extremely calm and sun was shining. Pity that we could not make drift dives.

Recommended for
Dive guide Peter was exceptional, dive deck and saloon were spacious, crew was very helpful.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Xiangyu W
  • China China
good

Food delicious, crew service is very good, diving guide is responsible. Ellia is perfect !!!

Recommended for
Food Guid Everything
  • 7.6 Good
  • Vahur T
  • Estonia Estonia
First Red Sea Safari

A good schedule to follow.

Recommended for
Good chef; windy sea, sun
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bak Ngar Y
  • Canada Canada
Twice the charm! I booked again and enjoyed it even more! What a wonderful boat!

1) Actually, the food is the main reason I’m back on JP Marine and I’m not even one who is fussy when it comes to food! Perhaps it’s because the large presence of French divers who know and like to eat good food, I felt like I was in a fancy restaurant at every meal! Also, talking about personalized service, e.g.; the steward found out that I like double fried eggs with runny yolks and I got this every morning without asking! And they do that for all the guests on a dive boat! Remember that we were not a cruise ship! Also all birthdays, and special occasions are celebrated, with cakes and whole dining filled with intricate food crafting! They make you feel like part of a big family! 2) The sharks were everywhere, not your usually tame reef, white-tipped or nurse sharks in the Caribbean, we are talking about potential man-eater huge Oceanic White Tip, thresher and hammerheads here! Some days they were more elusive than others, but most days, they made their presence known, especially in the deeper dives. Very thrilling! Red Sea have changed me from a diehard macro (little critters on reefs and corals) lover to shark-chaser! Since it is so affordable, I’ll be back on this boat, for sure! Brothers, Daedalus, Elphistone, here I come! 3) Captain, crew and guide are the best! Very knowledgeable and caring, ever pleasant and work so hard! Once when there was an engine problem, the crew did not even sleep until it was properly fixed so our diving was not interrupted! Our dive guide, Malaat, knows the areas like the back of his hands and shows us everything that the Red Sea could offer! Thank You, guys!

Recommended for
The gourmet food, the sharks in the Red Sea, crew and guide.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Becky Y
  • Canada Canada
Wonderful boat, great food and very helpful fellow divers!

1) Pelagic, pelagic, pelagic…sharks everywhere: many Longimanus, some right next to the ‘JP Marine’! Scary---can you imagine jumping right into the ocean and encounter a 10-ft.long shark literally face-to-face?!! Though they seem to be more interested in our bubbles than anything else…thank goodness! Even saw a hammerhead way below once. Saw lots of fat tuna, school of dolphins, and even a dugong (sea cow) while snorkeling. 2) ‘JP Marine’ is mainly a liveaboard chartered by a group of avid French + Belgian mature divers who know the area inside out as they’ve dove up and down the Red Sea, some for 35+ years! Esp. if you could converse in French, you could pick their brain for all kind of tips and knowledge of the area! Even me here with no French , I still made friends with them and learnt from them as they are very friendly and most willing to share their immense knowhow of the marine life there! They even made a very professional video, chronicling the Sept. dive trip and sent it to me! I’d love to dive with those guys again! 3) The food is the best of the all the many liveboards I’ve gone to in the world! The young Nubian chef cooks like a 5-star hotel chef---every meal! (I think I actually gained weight after that liveaboard even though I was diving like a maniac daily there! 4) The crew work very hard! They are away from their families who live in other part of Egypt and only get to see them like once every 3-4 months! They bend over backward to help us and keep the boat running in tip top shape. There is the master mechanic on the boat, Ahmed, who could fix anything and often repairs whatever us divers broke during our many dives. The crew deserve a big raise!

Recommended for
Crew is superb, food is top notch at every meal, friendship with the French divers