JP Marine Liveaboard, Egypt

from US$ 101 / day
  • Free Internet
  • Nitrox available
9.110 "Superb"   12 Verified Reviews
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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, Egyptian visa, Dive insurance, Equipment rental, Nitrox, Port Ghalib fees 25 EUR (if trip starts or finishes in Marsa Ghalib), applied once per person per week.

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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 specific diet requests 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. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    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

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:192 EUR / dive week (incl. dive computer)
    • 15L tanks:35 EUR / dive week
    • Nitrox tank:70 EUR / week (available by order at least a week before the trip starts)
    • Fins:6 EUR / day (incl. booties)
    • Wetsuit:6 EUR / day (5mm)
    • Regulator:6 EUR / day
    • BCD:6 EUR / day
    • Dive Computer:7 EUR / day
    • Snorkel equipment:3 EUR / day
    • Nitrox Refills:7 EUR / tank

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

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

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • 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

    9.1
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 12 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Becky Y
    Hong Kong
    9.2
    Superb
    Wonderful boat, great food and very helpful fellow divers! Daedalus, Sataya, Elphinstone (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in September

    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

    Bak Ngar Y
    Canada
    10
    Exceptional
    Twice the charm! I booked again and enjoyed it even more! What a wonderful boat! St. Johns, Rocky, Zabargad (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in September

    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.

    Vahur T
    Estonia
    7.6
    Good
    First Red Sea Safari St. Johns (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in November

    A good schedule to follow.

    Recommended for

    Good chef; windy sea, sun

    Xiangyu W
    China
    10
    Exceptional
    good St. Johns (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in February

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

    Recommended for

    Food Guid Everything

    Sergey Z
    Russia
    8.4
    Very good
    quality matches the price Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    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

    Savas K
    Turkey
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Good boat but bad timing for a BDE trip. Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    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.

    Grit R
    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Einfach perfekt Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    Hammerhai, Longimanus

    Recommended for

    Zimmer im oberen Bereich , großes Sonnendeck , traumhaftes Essen

    Seo M
    Switzerland
    10
    Exceptional
    Gentilezza Daedalus, Sataya, Elphinstone (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    Ci svegliavano con gentilezza e avevamo sempre a disposizione degli snack. Elias,la mia guida privata,era sempre presente quando ne avevo bisogno perché sono andicappato e mi lasciava molta libertà. Sono stato "viziato" dallo staff e dalle guida delle immesioni. Grazie mille a tutti

    Recommended for

    Il briefing delle immersioni,l'ottima cucina e lo staff presente e non invadente

    Heather E
    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Amazing service Daedalus, Sataya, Elphinstone (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    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

    miguel L
    Mexico
    7.2
    Good
    UNA BUENA EXPERIENCIA Brother, North (Marsa Ghalib-Hurghada), Egypt in March

    GRATA EXPERIENCIA PUES LA GENTE EN EL BARCO SE DESVIVE POR ATENDERTE. LO UNICO MALO ES QUE TE OFRECEN 24 BUCEOS Y NADAMAS PUEDES HACER CUANDO MUCHO 18. SE HICIERON UNICAMENTE 17 PUES EL 18 NO FUE CULPA DE ELLOS SINO DEL CLIMA

    Recommended for

    EL PERSONAL TANTO DE TIERRA COMO EN EL BARCO

    Maik H
    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Gelungene Safari mit int. Gästen Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Hurghada-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in March

    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

    Bruno P
    Portugal
    10
    Exceptional
    The staff was always helpful. The dive guides were very professional and alert and the food was fantastic! Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone (Marsa Ghalib-Marsa Ghalib), Egypt in April

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

    Recommended for

    Staff. Dives. Food

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