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, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, Transfers/pickups from hotel, National Park Fees

Excluded: Flights, Visas, Insurance, Nitrox, Alcoholic drinks, Dive equipment rental, Crew tips, For all new bookings confirmed from 01/01/18 for all boats EUR 25 per person Port Ghalib fees (if trips start or finish in Marsa Ghalib) - applied once per person per week. Guaranteed accommodation upper deck 100 EUR per person.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Free Internet
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Buffet style
  • Fine Cuisine

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. 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
  • 43 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.4
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    8.3
  5. Value
    8.8
  • 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
  • wenceslao marcos O
  • Spain Spain
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
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
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