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 (220 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (140-435 EUR per activity).

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

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


Diving

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

The crew speaks English and French.


Gear Rental

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


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

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

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV

JP Marine Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 251 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    9.0
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    8.5
  5. Value
    8.7
  • 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.
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Don E
  • United States United States
Not at Happy

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

Recommended for
Employees, Food, Guide
  • 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
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Excellent North-Tour Dive-Safari

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

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

Meeting dolphins and having fun with the boatmen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brother dive site

Recommended for
Staff, boat, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ines K
  • Germany Germany
Best crew, best group, nice Wracks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Malahi,Claudio and dolphins all in one day

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

Hammerhead, Treasure Shark, Longimanus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hummerheads and 1 thresher Shark, unveliable!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nice dives and confortable boat

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

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

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

Friendy crew and very good food

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

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

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

Corals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swimming between the dolphins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first night diving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hammerhaeds, longimanus

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

diving with dolphins !!!

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

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

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

Would definitely recommend!

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

Staff helpfullness, lots of small fish around the corals

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

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

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

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

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

Diving spots

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

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

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

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

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

Crew Hospitality Personality

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

New wrecks

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

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

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

Swimming with dolphins was an unexpected wonderful surprise

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

Snorkelling and diving with Dolphins on the last diving day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manta and dolphins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hammerheads and Mantas on every dive at Daedalus!!

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

Strong current, hot and enjoyable buddies.

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

Zabargad, rocky island and Claudio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hammerhead

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

Sharks Dolphins and Manta

Recommended for
Sharks Dolphins and Manta
Origin: US