Samira Discovery, Egypt


Join the MY Samira Discovery liveaboard for a dive trip to remember in the Red Sea. Completely renovated in 2018, she offers bright and modern living space for up to 22 divers in 11 cabins. There are 6 standard cabins with twin side-by-side beds located on the lower deck along with 1 Honeymoon Suite and a further 4 Honeymoon Suites are located on the upper deck. All cabins feature ensuite bathrooms, AC and storage space, and the Honeymoon Suites are also fitted with minibar, entertainment system and large beds. On the main are an airconditioned bright and modern dining room and salon. The upper deck is home to the outdoor lounge and bar area, the perfect place to mingle and swap fish tales at the end of the day. The top deck has a large partially shaded sun deck with loungers.

Itineraries aboard the M/Y Samira Discovery are generally 7-nights and visit the best dive areas in Egypt. Red Sea diving is available year-round, and dive areas visited include the Straits of Tiran, Brothers, Ras Mohammed, Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone. The large dive deck at the back of the boat make gearing up easy, and 2 dive tenders are on hand dor dive site drop off and pick up. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

The friendly and professional crew of the Samira Discovery liveaboard are on hand to help you create a Red Sea diving holiday to remember. Call us or book online today 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, Nitrox, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Park, Port and Fuel Fees (110-190 EUR per trip), Visas and Fees (35 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (40 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (300 EUR), Snorkel Gear.

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

  • 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
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • 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
  • Welcome Cocktails

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
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Length 35 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Engines 2 x 580 HP CAT
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2 x 6 m zodiacs with 40 HP outboard engines
  • Water capacity 10 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 4 tons per day

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
  • Fishfinder
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Samira Discovery Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 39 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christian S
  • United States United States
Great trip


Recommended for
Crew, food, clean
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Johnny C
  • United States United States
Amazing week with discovery liveaboards

Had a fantastic week with the Samira visiting the BDE route. Diving was great, the boat was new and spacious, food was out of this world. Would definitely go again!

Recommended for
Food, staff, boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Duane
  • United States United States
Friendly crew .

The Red Sea has beautiful coral And many shipwrecks to enhance your diving experience.

Recommended for
Food, concern for safety , nice diving experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Peter T
  • United States United States
Exceptional diving with an outstanding and attentive crew.

The crew made the best of every opportunity. At one dive site there was a large pod of dolphins nearby. As we surfaced from our dive, the crew picked us up in the zodiacs and we followed the Dolphins throughout the area. It was an unplanned adventure that we all enjoyed thoroughly. The diving was breathtaking - fish in abundance and reefs that were extraordinary.

Recommended for
Ease of diving at exceptional sites. Crew members consistently aware of client needs. Clear communication regarding dives
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Lars A
  • Sweden Sweden
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)

Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)

Recommended for
Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone what more to say =)
  • 7.6 Good
  • Junghyun L
  • South Korea South Korea
not bad


Recommended for
just food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Vytautas R
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Awesome week on Samira

We were lucky enough to have the entire boat for a group of 8 only which made it extra nice. Diving was good and Ahmed was a great guide with perfect sense of humor. Crew on dive deck were super helpful always helping with the gear and wetsuits. Food was plentiful and absolutely delicious. We also got to do few unguided dives which was a great experience! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to dive in Red Sea. Thank you

Recommended for
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very enjoyable Red Sea Safari

Food on-board was very good, excellent dive guides prioritised safety and generally were very helpful and considerate throughout. Boat overall was comfortable and had a lovely relaxed feel all week. The only minor criticism I can make is they have no library on board apart from fish ID books - so take plenty of reading, and the seating on the open deck was not very comfortable for me. Overall a very enjoyable trip and I we will certainly be booking onto a Discovery liveaboard again

Recommended for
Diverse guest group, relaxed atmosphere, good diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Thomas M
  • Germany Germany
awesome food safari

sadly not many sharks...

Recommended for
food, crew, divers
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessica D
  • Australia Australia

- Seeing sharks! - I’ve worked on liveaboards before and this boat had one of the best crews I’ve experienced.

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Aleksandrs I
  • Latvia Latvia

Good vibes, friendly crew, good food

Recommended for
Sharks, guides, condition of a boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dorota G
  • Poland Poland
Great trip, really recommended

All the crew was very nice and always ready to help. The schedule was very balanced allowing us to enjoy diving as well as having rest on the sundeck. The food was great and the cook did great job to serve variety of dishes. Thanks to guides we could enjoy great dives with sharks and we had option to dive alone whenever it was possible. Always felt safe and could relay on them. Really recommended for everyone who wants to see underwater wonders of red see :)

Recommended for
The crew was very attentive and always ready to help. Very nice, professional guides. Amazing dive sites.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • John O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Worth it for the hammerheads!

Schooling hammerheads! I didn't expect to see them but we got them several times. And 1 time all to ourselves, I was surrounded by them just 1m away, amazing. Oceanic whitetip too, guitar shark, eagle ray, octopus. Loads of cool stuff. The general walls were disappointing though, not much going on there

Recommended for
Omar, our dive guide, but that was his last trip with Samira unfortunately
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michael C
  • Canada Canada
Egypt red sea

Turtles and a whale shark... staff worked very hard and very helpful

Recommended for
Hardworking crew, boat's facilities, location
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Oleg P
  • Russia Russia
Perfect Trip

firs time on the boat safari, everything was very very nice Although, the PADI cources on board are formal, instructors are not dedicated to teach. being very verpriced this is extremely low value for money. Instructors are good friendly people - very social and this is definitey vaue for clients, but they do not teach and do not transfer divers knowledge.

Recommended for
the boat is very nice, the crew is very friendly and helpful, it was a great company of divers from diverce contries on board
  • 7.6 Good
  • Cedric G
  • France France
Great crew, great corals but not so caring dive guides

Daedelus was great. But please don't take any dive course on the liveaboard, the instructor has absolutely 0 time to teach you anything...

Recommended for
The food was amazing, the corals were fantastic, the organisation was very smooth and safe
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katja R
  • Germany Germany
Very nice and relaxed stay!

Less people and boats during the trip made it very comfortable due to Corona. The Crew was amazing from the dive guides, help before the dive and the food! All was very nice!

Recommended for
Dive guides, food, crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Talivaldis S
  • Latvia Latvia
Everything was grate

Beautiful soft corals

Recommended for
Good boat, team, food, diving sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mariia K
  • Ukraine Ukraine
Good crew, perfect guides but not very clean at the boat (dirty floor in the cabin, bedsheet and sometimes plates)

AOW course - comleted fairly.

Recommended for
Guides, hammerheads, chief
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Michael V
  • Denmark Denmark
Nice people on good dives (Staff & Customers)

Hammerhead sharks at Daedalus. There was too many things that was out of maintenance on this boat. The compressors got broken so no nitrox diving and we have to get air from other boats. One of the zodiacs has engine problems most of the time, not very securing if you need to be picked up at sea. The cold water taps did not cool the drikking water so the water was warm.

Recommended for
Diving locations are great, people friendly staff & dive guides, very experienced divers on the boat on this trip.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Guido Marco C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A nice week in the Red Sea

Seeing a longimanus and a few hammerheads, wandering across beautiful and healthy reefs, feeling safe, joking with the dive guides and crew

Recommended for
Cheerful and professional dive guides, healthy reef, attention to safety
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Isabelle B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Nice trip

Colourful corrals

Recommended for
Food, Crew and
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeremy B
  • France France
Great experience - great value for the price

Amazing atmosphere on the boat (guests, crews) + quality/price at its maximum.

Recommended for
Crews (dive guides et boat crew) already there to help you. Dive sites quality (drop off / shallow coral garden). Upper deck for rest.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sandra P
  • Spain Spain
Wonderful experience

I enjoyed very much the wrecks on the Red Sea.

Recommended for
Choice of diving sites, staff and wrecks
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Jürgen T
  • Germany Germany
Very mixed experience: food and services good, cabin and dive guides quite bad

There were too many bad experiences on this boat. Our cabin was next to the engine, with horrible noise and smell and broken windows. We were one of the first to check in and so we asked to be switched to another one. The person in charge gave us excuses during 5 hours until finally everybody was on the boat and they told us that all cabins are occupied and cannot be switched. If you decide on this boat, I highly recommend making clear that you don’t want any of the cabins 1-4 close to the engine during the reservation process already. Our dive guide was barely able to speak English and was quite confusing under water as well. Apparently he did not really understand the briefings either. When the instructions were not to try and exit a wreck through the ribs in order to not destroy any coral, he would lead the entire group out through the ribs. When it was said not to chase sharks in case we saw some, so as to not scare them away, the first thing the guide did was chase after the shark as fast as he could. Also selecting the dive equipment took a very long time, because for every different size of jacket or boots they went away for half an hour until they found some. Very poorly organized. Unfortunately the diving experience on the boat was not one I’d like to repeat.

Recommended for
The only impressive thing about this cruise was the food and kitchen personnel. Outstanding!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Mirjam P
  • Austria Austria
Easy uncomplicated Trip

Longimanus Diving

Recommended for
Good organization, very friendly and helpful Crew, easy going
Origin: US