Orion Liveaboard, Egypt


New in 2017, the M/Y Orion liveaboard offers fantastic dive safaris in the Red Sea. Built by divers, for divers, MY Orion caters for up to 26 guests on board. There are 13 twin cabins available, each equipped with private shower and toilet facilities, storage space and AC. Nine cabins are situated on the lower deck, 2 cabins on the main deck and 2 cabins on the upper deck. For relaxation, there is a comfortable indoor salon and dining room with TV and music system, and a self-service bar with tea and coffee making facilities. There is also an outdoor lounge with a bar which is a great place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze with a cold drink at the end of a day of diving. There are also 2 sundecks, one shaded area on the upper deck and one open area with loungers on the top deck.

The M/Y Orion yacht has a spacious dive deck located at the back of the boat, with ample space for individual gear storage and kitting up. Two tenders accompany the yacht, making for easy drop-off and pick-ups from the dive sites. Itineraries on offer include exciting shark action at Daedalus Reef, the famous Red Sea Golden Triangle route which covers Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone and also 'North Plus' departures, which explore a large area of the Red Sea, starting from Elphinstone and travelling up to the Northern wrecks of the Thistlegorm and Dunraven.

For a fantastic liveaboard safari in the Red Sea join the M/Y Orion. Call us today or book online to reserve your space.

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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), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (70-90 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (150 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear (192 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (140-435 EUR per activity).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Length 38 m
  • Engines 2x 610 HP MAN
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Fuel capacity 8 t

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Orion Reviews

  • 8.0 Very good
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • HUI G
  • China China
great feeling about the hammer shark and coral !

play with hammer sharks until our watch deco ......

Recommended for
the crew were very nice ; we miss two diving points because of big wind ; the food looks fansy but not for our taste :-)
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Ramez M
  • Egypt Egypt
serious safety compromises.


Recommended for
The boat is big with multiple spacious decks. The cabins are decent size. However more than that nothing was proper, broken zodiacs meant that every dive was delayed and a serious overcrowding in the only working zodiac meant our diving equipment were stacked on top of each other as well as lengthy waiting for a pickup at the end of most dives which combined with the fact we were doing site with sharks meant we cant simply wait floating on the surface, on top of that there were more than 12 separate tank o-ring failures including twice underwater. On top of all that crew of the boat were unapologetic or even attempting in any serious way to address the above issues despite daily escalation and failed promises from their side that replacement zodiacs will be procured or borrowed. In summary I wont recommend this operator by any means due to the serious safety related issues we faced.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Didier L
  • France France
Very nice dive sites, nice trip ... fortunately helped by a very nice weather.

St Johns and Abu Fendira => very nice dive sites, not too crowded.

Recommended for
Dive sites, food, time / travel management by the captain / crew
Origin: US