Ocean Lovers Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“It was my first liveaboard and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I knew my expectations for the food on board was low. Ocean …”

Karina L, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Jacuzzi on board

The Ocean Lovers is a 45-meter/148-foot-long liveaboard with 5 decks taking 32 guests on dive safaris in the Red Sea. There are 10 double cabins and 6 suites with views, all air-conditioned and equipped with private showers and toilets. The saloon and dining area on the main deck is perfect for relaxing. Entertainment options include a 65-inch LCD TV, a DVD player, and a sound system. In addition, the Ocean Lovers offers free Wi-Fi throughout the ship as long as a mobile signal is available. The Ocean Lover's 2 sun decks are spacious, with sun loungers, lazy bags, hammock swing chairs, and a hammock swing. Ideal for relaxing between dives, reading a book, or enjoying the sunset. Part of the sun deck is shaded, so guests always have a choice of whether they prefer the sun or protection from the heat.

The Ocean Lovers offers the chance to explore the famous Red Sea wrecks and reefs, including the Tiran diving area, composed of four main reefs that form an underwater bridge near the Gulf of Aqaba. Named after British cartographers (Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, and Gordon), these reefs are famous for their coral life and large pelagic fish. Expect a combination of wreck and reef diving, with the Northern Red Sea boasting impressive wrecks like the SS Thistlegorm. Other sites include Abu Nuhas, the "Ships Graveyard," and the Brothers Islands, with their thriving marine life and colorful corals. Anticipate encounters with reef sharks, eagle rays, oceanic white tip sharks, Napoleon fish, thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks, and more.

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

Required Extras: Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (150-180 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English and German.


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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2023
  • Length 45 meters
  • Beam 9 meters
  • Top speed 13 knots
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 2 doosan with 1000 horsepower
  • Max guests 32
  • Number of cabins 16
  • Number of bathrooms 20
  • Tenders 3
  • Water capacity 12 tons
  • Fuel capacity 18 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2x with 8 tons of produced filtered water per day

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
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Ocean Lovers Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
    9.5
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    9.9
  5. Value
    9.5
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Karina L
  • United States United States
Exceeded Expectations

It was my first liveaboard and I wasn't quite sure what to expect but I knew my expectations for the food on board was low. Ocean Lovers served amazing meals everyday and they were all made out of fresh ingredients and tasted very delicious and satisfying! The crews were above and beyond trying to make us feel welcomed and comfortable on the boat. The boat itself is very well maintained and well cleaned! Nice interior. My favorite dive guide was Karim, he was very patient with all divers on board with varying diving skills. Ocean Lovers definitely set up a really high standard for my next liveaboard adventures.

Recommended for
Food, Crews, Boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Frank K
  • Germany Germany
Nice first experience of a dive safari

We did 19 dives (I skipped on night dive) - very friendly crew.

Recommended for
Friendly crew, nice diveguides and nice, big ship.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Harvey W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Brilliant trip!

The boat crew was very pleasant and helpful, the diving was excellent quality and the boat was very beautiful and comfortable. Definitely recommend it for anyone considering a liveaboard in Egypt!

Recommended for
Crew, Diving, Affordability
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Vjera O
  • Croatia Croatia
Amazing experience

We had a great time on board the Ocean Lovers on the Northern Route. Will try to break my experience down for you: Boat: the boat is new and spacious, with enough room to socialise and also be on your own if you want to. The cabins are a good size and very clean (you’ll find everything tidied up after your first morning dive – great service!). The towels and robes are plenty and get changed mid-week. The boat is very well kept and the crew does deep cleaning regularly over the week. There are 2 freshwater 'pools', a charging station and the diving deck is roomy - overall very easy to use. Food: I was a bit worried about this one, and have to say it exceeded my expectations! We had 4 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner) with lots of choices. The food was delicious, really tasty with a great combination of local and non-local food (local food all day everyday – it was amazing!). Lots of salads, veggies, eggs, meat and fish – a great variety. And the desserts were great! You get a drink waiting for you after each dive and we even got cake made for our birthdays (had 3 celebrations on board!). The staff looking after the halls were very perceptive and thoughtful. We asked for non-dairy milk beforehand (as I’m intolerant) and they made sure we had it ready. The service was better than the 5 star resort we stayed in beforehand, hands down. Crew: The crew is just fantastic, always smiling and ready to help. Hats off to them all for creating a great atmosphere on board. They have 3 boats they use to get you to/from dive sites and they were always super quick and supportive – we never waited for them to get us in the water. The operations run neatly, including filling of tanks and cleaning of equipment. They are very attentive, kind and fun to be around. Dive guides: The guides were amazing, very professional and experienced. The briefings were done properly, prioritising safety – it left me confident to dive each time. They were always ready to answer any questions and were great fun both under and above water. I particularly appreciated the fact they dived ethically, making sure there was no impact on the environment/coral. (I know this should go without saying but unfortunately I had experiences in the past that differ from this). Dives: The dives were great, a mix of wrecks, reefs and drift dives. I particularly loved the Thistlegorm wreck and our underwater encounter with dolphins. We were split into 3 groups based on experience, each group with an appointed guide. This allowed for a smoother experience for everyone. We were very lucky to meet some great people on board and the overall atmosphere was one of comradery and playfulness. Thank you team Ocean Lovers, we’ll definitely be back!

Recommended for
guides, crew, boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christophe L
  • Belgium Belgium
Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect, it was an amazing week! For sure will come back again! Lucky to swim with a whales at 20m in Elfistone 😍😍 we saw also manta, hammerheads, Napoleon fish and clôture the last dive with the Red Sea Walkman! Crew and guide are amazing, I recommend this boat !

Recommended for
Crew, food, boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
All round excellent trip

I had an amazing liveaboard trip to Brothers, deadalus and Elphinstone. The crew were faultless taking really good care of everyone. The guides Muhammed and Zizo were fantastic, they explained everything really well and made the trip really fun. The boat was also really nice 👌

Recommended for
The boat was amazing, great crew and guides
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jessica W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Beautiful boat

The dive guides zizo and mohamed were incredible dive guides very informative and made us feel very safe. The boat and crew are fantastic the only let down was the food, unfortunately this was not up to standards. However i will definitely be booking this boat again.

Recommended for
Dive guides, diving and boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Colin T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent boat and crew, fantastic trip

.What a great week, Northern Wrecks, Ras Mohamed, Tiran and The Brothers. The service throughout was excellent; from Yasmeen before the trip commenced, and from everyone onboard once the trip started. The entire crew were top notch, Zizo and Mohamed were fantastic guides. The trip started with an all important boat and safety briefing, and also outlined daily operations. The dive briefings were comprehensive, and all dives were very well conducted. The Zodiac crew/deck crew were super helpful, and cylinders were swiftly filled with consistent pressures >220 bar. The Zodiacs are large, fast, and have a ladder. My cabin was spacious, with individually controlled A/C, and was cleaned daily, bath towel, hand towel, deck towel and robe were all provided, with bedding/towels being changed over halfway through the trip. The shower was excellent, and in fact better than the hotel I’d stayed at before the trip. The boat was kept spotless throughout the trip. The itinerary was great with a good mix of dive sites, with a highlight of a whale shark on our first dive at Little Brother, along with Thresher sharks. Thistlegorm was great as always. Often we were alone at dive sites, and at most had 2 other boats alongside. All in, a great liveaboard; Ocean Lovers is the best Red Sea liveaboard I’ve been on to date, and in my top 2 for all liveaboards I’ve been on. I’ll definitely be back on Ocean Lovers in the future, thank you to Mohamed, Zizo, the Captain and entire crew.

Recommended for
Excellent crew, fantastic diving, comfortable boat and cabin
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sam H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Zizo, Muhammad and team were amazing. Get in quick before everyone works out this secret!!

Amazing wall dives, great atmosphere, great food (and plenty of it) and great laughs!!!

Recommended for
Customer service level, size and space on boat and great laughs
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gian Luca G
  • Italy Italy
Amazing experience

It was our first live aboard experience and it by far exceeded all our expectations: the overall comfort and cleaniness, kindness of all crew, quality of food and overall organization and professionalism. Everyone on board seemed to be willing to go the extra mile to make this experience as memorable and lasting as possible. We can highly recommend this company and boat.

Recommended for
Crew/staff, food, dive sites