King Snefro 5, Egypt

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The M/Y King Snefro 5 Liveaboard, Egypt, underwent a major refit in 2011, ensuring a comfortable dive vacation. The MY King Snefro 5, the twin boat of MY King Snefro 6, has only 5 air-conditioned cabins accommodating 10 divers, making this the perfect choice for dive groups and clubs who want to charter a dive boat to the best dive sites the Red Sea Sinai has to offer.

The local chefs will prepare delicious dishes, and snacks, water, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the day. With a newly designed diving area, which has 2 ladders that lead to the spacious dive platform, and zodiac support, you are sure to experience the best diving in the Sinai.

The professional and helpful dive crew of the MY King Snefro 5 Liveaboard are always happy to help with anything you may need. Contact us today to book your group scuba diving liveaboard holiday.


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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (15-50 EUR per trip), Visas and Fees (25 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (20 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (119 EUR), Private Dive Guide (50 EUR per day), Rental Gear (100 EUR per trip), Scuba Diving Courses (230-280 EUR), Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide (50 EUR per day).

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option

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
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, Spanish, Russian, and Italian.


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 1999
  • Year renovated 2014
  • Length 22m
  • Beam 6m
  • Engines 360 HP G.M.
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Tenders Zodiac with 25 hp outboard
  • Water capacity 7000 Liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Crew trained in first aid

King Snefro 5 Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 60 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.3
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ron L
  • Germany Germany
Great crew, guide and food!

Spotting a black tipped shark on the first dive. Following a guitar shark on the last dive. A brush of snorkeling with dolphins. Exploring Thistlegorm. Seeing a huge king barracuda. Ful and falafel for breakfast.

Recommended for
Our eagle eyed guide, Essam, spotted a shark on the first dive! The food was delicious- must have gained a kilo or two in 3 days. Crew was friendly and our tanks were usually filled (not replaced) to over 200 PSI.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • ALAIN L
  • Spain Spain
Nearly perfect!

Diving with dolfins was a top experience!!! Thank you :-) Just pity that the Dive Master ask us if we wanted to have 2 relaxing or 3 hurry dives on our last day??? So we only had one dive on Yolanda reef and the worst dive to finish our trip, pity... :-(

Recommended for
Nice crew, nice sub dive Master, Nice dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gili R
  • Israel Israel
Best experience - high quality

The crew was very professional and friendly!,

Recommended for
Crew, food, organization
  • 9.2 Superb
  • giora shmuel S
  • Israel Israel
Small boat good servise

All the diviess suggestion for improvement: enter credit card Machine to the boat

Recommended for
Diving & dive guides, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Awesome diving at friendly liveaboard

Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Wreck diving, reefs, equipment
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Caitlyn D
  • Australia Australia
Amazing few days in the Red Sea!

Osama was a great guide and was super organised. Food and crew were amazing. The choice of dive sites was diverse and interesting. Just wish I booked for longer :)

Recommended for
Crew, food, diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ziad H
  • Egypt Egypt
Outstanding experience and marvelous dives

Thistlegorm, white reef shark, rays, turtles, morays, colorful corals and the night dive thanks to the professional guides ( bassem and essam )

Recommended for
The dive sites , the crew and the boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Silvy P
  • Canada Canada
Very well look after, greta equipment, plenty of good food and paradise diving !

Outside of the one of the best diving trip I've ever done, the King Sefron was a great little boat ! We were only 2 divers on the boat so we had so much space and own cabin (which was really nice!) The crew were extremely caring, the food was always plentiful, very good and various. The equipment was in really good condition (I ask for a super warm wetsuit and receive a brand new long 5 mm !!) The dive master listen to our request, took us to amazing places and took his time throughout the site, allowing us to stop where we feel like it! The AC work well in the cabin and the shower was HOT ! The only thing I could say is that I was sad that they didn't have water cooler (that's a lot of water bottles...) and the pillow were pretty big and hard ... I surely won't hesitate to book an other trip with them ! Thanks !

Recommended for
care of the crew / food / dive site !
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Alejandro S
  • Spain Spain
Great experience

Diving with dolphins and ofcourse the SS Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Great boat, staff and food. This was my first liveaboard and I will for sure come back and dive with one of the Snefro boats again. I highly recomend the experience.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Klaus D
  • Denmark Denmark
Perfect short trip

Thistlegorm and dolphins

Recommended for
Very nice crew, Thistlegorm and diving/swimming with dolphins
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Danielle O
  • United States United States
Great value and excellent service!

Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Excellent service/crew, great dive guide, and fun dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Benjamin H
  • United States United States
Best liveaboard

Karim, Mena, Reamon, and Mohammed were the best crew ive had in three trips They let me borrow a mask, the had a turn down service, they cabin was cleaned several times per day, they even made us a cake for completing a course. Always friendly and helpful. While we didnt have fresh grilled meat or fish everything made was excellent! I highly recommend!!

Recommended for
crew, dive master, quality of food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ric F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Pristine Diving

Snorkelling with Dolphins and diving on the Thistlegorm as the only boat

Recommended for
Ease to book, great guide, value for money
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel L
  • Sweden Sweden
Professional staff and a lot of dives in a short period of time

Our guide Mohamed gave, in a very friendly way, great input on how to improve my diving. The dive sites chosen provided diversity even though Thistlegorm was the main goal. The food was great and the crew were very friendly. The boat is smaller than the 20+ diver boats, but in my opinion this made it easier to get to know everyone and it felt like there was more space per diver. Due to this also the rooms are smaller, but that's what to expect. Since this was a short trip I will definetly return for this boat and route. It's a great way to get a lot of diving in a short time. I will make it my "need diving now" goto. Flew from Sweden on a Saturday and back again on Friday morning. In total only 5 days of vacation and at least 3 dives a day during the liveaboard. Great value! I believe this is the first liveaboard I haven't had any complaints, everything felt perfect!

Recommended for
Low amount of maximum guests. Very friendly staff. Boat was in good shape with a relatively big dive deck
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Wayne J
  • United States United States
Red Sea Diving

Meeting new people who love to dive and have dove around the world.

Recommended for
The experience was great
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • 裕介 新
  • Japan Japan
awesome dive cuise experience

The rear deck was very slippery when its wet. Staffs tried to dry that dec everytime after dive. But I'd fallen down after dive and also one Japanese diver had fallen down after dive during this mini-safari. I don't know why the deck is especially slippery for Japanese. Anyway, this deck is physically slippery. There's a problem with the material on the deck.

Recommended for
・nice friendly divemaster ・kind staffs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Brahms S
  • South Africa South Africa
Exciting

Learning new skills with experienced diving instructor Mohammed

Recommended for
Diving, food, experienced staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aline F
  • Brazil Brazil
Amazing trip!!

All the dives were amazing, we loved the thitlesgorm, and we saw dolphins in sha’ab ali. The boat was very clean and confortable.

Recommended for
We love the atention of the dive guide, the food was wonderful and all the crew were so carefuly
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mostafa G
  • Egypt Egypt
Quick and Amazing

A short 3 day safari covering some of the most famous dive sites like The incredible Thistlegorm wreck and the beautiful reefs of Ras Mohammed peninsula. I would highly recommend checking it out if you have a few days and want to explore what the red sea has to offer!

Recommended for
Thistlegorm, shark and Yolanda bays, the boat's atmosphere
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Anna C
  • Spain Spain
Great experience, much better than expected!

We really like the dive spots, although the dive guides were lacking of motivation.

Recommended for
Crew Service, Coral Reefs, Diving Material
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • emeryc V
  • France France
Really good mini safari

Yolanda reef and the thistlegorm !

Recommended for
Dive site, comfort, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kipling S
  • United States United States
Beautiful coral diving

The diving was spectacular, but we lost a full day of diving as the Port Authority wouldn’t let us out of the harbor due to winds. From what we could see of the sea, it didn’t look any rougher than a trip form Los Angeles to Catalina. The guides were knowledgeable and followed conservative safe diving practices. However, the dove group sizes were a little larger than in my past experiences and the guides had a little more trouble keeping track of the whole group. The boat staff and guides were all very friendly and helpful.

Recommended for
Great diving, comfortable boat, and good eats
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Shaun K
  • United States United States
Professional team

The crew and guest all gathering together to have fun, such as playing card games and making the trip very fun.

Recommended for
Precessional team, great food, very accommodating
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cristina C
  • Spain Spain
An incredible experience

The experience in general. Couldn't decide one.

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites and the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • MARIOS Z
  • Greece Greece
Wonderful

Swimming with dolphins, Wreck of SS Thistlegorm Briefing in the sunrise

Recommended for
Crew, Guide, Quality of air
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael D
  • United States United States
Worth every penny, great trip.

It was really a great outfit. We actually sailed on the Snefro Spirit which is a larger vessel than the King Snefro 5. There was lots of room to spread out, the rooms were comfortable and tidy, ensuite bathrooms were nice. The food was copious, varied, and delicious. Mungi and Osama, our dive guides, were friendly and knowledgeable. The only downside was how cold it was but, that's pretty tough to control. Thanks for the great trip!

Recommended for
Boat comfort, food, Thistlegorm
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Junyi Z
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Best first Liveaboard Experience ever!

This mini safari with King Snefro was excellent! Pick up was straight forward and we were delighted to hear that our boat had been upgraded to the Snefro Spirit which was very comfortable. Having my own ensuite bathroom definitely helped post dives. The dive sites were second to none, with a good mixture of beautiful corals and fun wreck dives. I cannot imagine a better itenary. Our guides Osama and Munchy were knowledgeable and the cabin crew were mega friendly and helpful. They were fun and smiley and jokey and just a brilliant crew to spend 3 days with. I particularly appreciated the post night dive hot drinks hand delivered to us as soon as we got out of the water. I really enjoyed my time on this mini cruise and was Highly recommend it to anyone considering a short liveaboard. It was the perfect first liveaboard experience for me (and now I’m hooked!). Rental gear was also in good condition (although the night torches could have been brighter for me! - not that our guides didn’t try to find me a better one). Also booking with liveaboard.com was straight forward too. I will be back!

Recommended for
1) The Red Sea Dive sites 2) the friendly smiley crew 3) the comfortable cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • christof D
  • Belgium Belgium
Perfect if you're looking for a small group and amazing diving

The diving was nothing less than great! Turtles, eagle rays, dolphins, and off course the beautifull Thistelgorm wreck!

Recommended for
Cheap, small group, very good communication with liveaboard.com
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Betania B
  • Argentina Argentina
Great boat

Dive conditions are excelent

Recommended for
Dive spots, clean boat and nice
  • 10 Exceptional
  • OZGUR S
  • Turkey Turkey
EVERYTHING WERE PERFECT.

SHARK AND YOLANDA, TEMPLE, FOODS, THISTLEGORM

Recommended for
SHARK AND YOLANDA, TEMPLE, FOODS
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Toby D
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Adventurous experience!

Prestine RedSea nature, thrilling wrecks (Thistlegorm and Dunraven) and great service and guidance on board. It was a really hardcore diving experience to do a liveaboard on a smaller but still comfortable ship. The Ras Mohammed area gives the best fauna which the RedSea has to offer. And with the great experience of Crew and Diveinstructor we've beat the crowds many time and got the divesites for our self! (Yes, even the Thistlegorm!) Food and cleanliness are excellent.

Recommended for
Thistlegorm, Redsea, Ras Mohammed
  • 3.2 Review score
  • Abdulaziz A
  • Kuwait Kuwait
I hate this boat

Only the route is every thing in this boat bad bathrooms bad cabin very hot and small no entertainment The poeple comment in this boat dose not reflect the truth about the boat real it was very bad trip

Recommended for
Only the route
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • PINHAS K
  • Israel Israel
Amazing dive safari, amazing team

The dive sites are wonderful

Recommended for
DIVING,DIVE GUIDES,CREW SERVICE
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ahmad A
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
7 days Safari experience in 3 days

I made 10 of my most favorite dives so far. With a nice crew, to famous wrecks south Sinai. The detail attention of the dive guide Mr Mongy made our dives easy and smooth. The chef Mr. Magdy made my favorite dishes, Mr Badsam the barman provided nice and clean services, and Hussain kept putting my fins with a wide smile. I couldn't ask for a better mini safari. So thanks Snefro 5.

Recommended for
Dive sites and guide, crew service, food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Agata B
  • Poland Poland
Amazing trip and I definitely will be back

Thistlegorm is a must! We were the early so no other divers. Fantastic! The crew on a boat took good care of the divers and thank you guys for all your help and guidance. Hope to see you all soon.

Recommended for
Great diving with great crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Annmarie C
  • United States United States
Great crew, nice dives

1. Crew was friendly and helpful 2. Dive sites were varied and interesting. 3. Food was tasty Improvements needed: 1. Air conditioning not working well 2. Water pressure weak and faucets leaking

Recommended for
1. Crew, 2. Dive sites, 3. Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jesse A
  • United States United States
Great diving experience

This was perfect for my schedule as I only have 4D/3N to dive. Site in Ras Mohammed and the Thistlegorm was stunning. The only down side is on a 3 day trip you do not get to know the crew or dive staff as well as on a week long trip.

Recommended for
Dive sites, ease of travel, and great price
  • 10 Exceptional
  • tim R
  • Belgium Belgium
Unforgettable experience in the Gulf of Suez

- SS Thistlegorm - Yolande & Shark Reef - Beacon Rock Briefings about the dive sites by Samuel are perfect. He is a great dive guide. The crew of the Snefro 5 are an award winning team. So helpful, nice, friendly and kind.

Recommended for
The Crew - The Dive Sites - The Organisation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anonymous
great diving with nice and friendly people

diving on the wreck Thistlegorm for the first time was unforgettable experience . Meeting nice people and shearing time with them.

Recommended for
nice people, great diving, tasty food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jana S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Amazing time! Diving diving and again diving :)

Diving to wreck SS Thistlegorm and Dunraven... Yolanda Reef... my first night dive... friendliness of the crew and other divers... I loved sleeping in the cabin...

Recommended for
Thistlegorm, Dolphins, diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Johannes B
  • Germany Germany
Very friendly crew, clean boat and great dives.

Diving with dolphins, wreck and night dives

Recommended for
dives, cabin comfort, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • giora shmuel S
  • Israel Israel
very nice trip

diving

Recommended for
The Diving, good Briefing befor the diving, good food between the diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dexter S
  • United States United States
Awesome Diving, Great Service

Our dive guide Alaa was extremely experienced and we felt safe throughout the whole trip. Furthermore, I could tell that he chose the best sites and made sure we were able to see what we wanted to see. SS Thistlegorm was an amazing wreck, we were one of the first ships on the wreck and it made a HUGE difference. Great value, we will be back with King Snefro for more of the Red Sea!

Recommended for
Great Guide and Crews, Dive Site selection, Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Paulo A
  • Brazil Brazil
Awesome

Diving with dolphins

Recommended for
The persons, the dive spots, friendship
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frank U
  • Germany Germany
Awesome diving experience in the Red Sea

After a very warm welcome we started our trip in the Sinai-area. The first dive site was an easy one to get everything working again. After that, the guide lead us to wonderful sites and then as an highlight we dove and penetrated the Thistlegorm wreck

Recommended for
The friendliness and politeness of the crew, the choice of the divesites visited, the clear and good dive briefings
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andre B
  • South Africa South Africa
Great

Diving Thislegorm. Only 3 boats ... so very quiet

Recommended for
Diving safety, quality of dive masters, only 5 divers was awesome
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lloyd P
  • United States United States
Fantastic in everyway

The trip was absolutely wonderful! Did some local dive sites, and the grand daddy of them all, the Thistlegorm. The entire crew was friendly, helpful, and super attentive. The food was spectacular as well...be warned, you will gain weight on this trip! ;P Ramy was a great guide and obviously knew the sites and when to dive them. We had the Thistlegorm and the Dunraven to ourselves, just the six of us! I highly recommend these guys! 5 stars all the way around!

Recommended for
Dive Sites, Food, Friendly Staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John G
  • Denmark Denmark
Definetly not the last time with King Snefro.

We booked a 4 day/ 3 nights trip to Ras Mohammed and the SS Thistlegorm. The trip was supposed to be on King Snefro 5, but there was a problem with the ship, and therefore we got upgraded to there biggest ship King Snefro Love. The Personel was very professionel, the chef Muhammed prepared delicius meals and always with a smile. The diveguide Samuel was always very calm and prepared, the guy that cleaned the rooms (dont remember his name) Cleaned under every dive 4 times a day! No matter have much mess we made it was always shipshape after a dive. The rest of the crew were also smiling and helpfull. The only reason I dont give food and Drinks 5 stars is that im a little picky wen it comes to beer and wine, and Egyptian beer and wine is never gonna be a gourmet experience, so if you want some good stuff, bring it yourself.

Recommended for
Divesites, Food, The ship.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jacopo T
  • Italy Italy
great

Need of a functional internet connection First night should not be the harbour

Recommended for
dive sites, dive guide and the company of my friends
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jason W
  • United States United States
Such a fantastic first liveaboard experience!!!

The dive instructors made sure we were all safe and comfortable with our dives. They definitely wanted us to have a great experience! And also, the food was incredible and the general atmosphere of the boat was excellent! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone!

Recommended for
The boat was in excellent conditions and very comfortable, the food was amazing, and the staff were all incredibly friendly and hospitable
  • 9.2 Superb
  • mohammad M
  • Kuwait Kuwait
Excellent trip

Very nice boat (Spirit) , the Crew very friendly & Professional, the food so delicious , very think was excellent , I will back again & I high recommend

Recommended for
Crews , food , dive locations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Laura C
  • United States United States
Great Family Vacation

We loved how awesome the crew was and how they really worked hard to give us the best vacation possible - anticipating needs even before we asked.

Recommended for
The staff, service and accommodations made this a great trip.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jerome B
  • France France
Probably the best holiday in my life

Last 3 dives, swimming with dolphins

Recommended for
- diving, crew friendliness, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Enrique M
  • Colombia Colombia
Beautiful trip

Despite we had a bad weather and we couldn't reach the wreck we were supposed to go for... The diving guide choose very nice alternative locations and we had an amazing trip full of colour and nice dives... Specially, we spotted a hammerhead shark on the reef. The crew of the ship is more than friendly and the food and service is amazing. Hoping to come back and to try to arrive to the famous wreck.

Recommended for
Diving guide, food onboard and the reefs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anton O
  • South Africa South Africa
AMAZING Red Sea Trip on King Snefro

This trip was absolutely incredible!! The crew were absolutely amazing, and helped where ever they could. Our Dive Master - Samuel, specifically was great!!. From the detail of his briefings, to the attentiveness and knowledge of everything under water. It's unlike any diving we have done. Another highlight was being lucky enough to have a school of about 15 dolphins swim around us. They were playing and having just as much fun as us!

Recommended for
1. Samuel - our Dive Master and his knowledge of the sites; 2. the experience as a whole 3. added bonus of swimming with dolphins