Sunlight Liveaboard, Egypt



  • Choice of 3 dive itineraries
  • Dives at world-famous wreck sites
  • Opportunities for drift diving and big fish action

Completely renovated in 2019, the MY Sunlight liveaboard is a 34m yacht offering year-round Red Sea dive safaris. She caters to 20 guests in 10 modest cabins, each with single and double beds, individually controlled air-conditioning, and private ensuite bathrooms. The indoor salon and dining room feature air-conditioning, comfortable sofas, and a drink station. A large, partially covered sunbathing area and an outdoor lounge are on the upper deck. The perfect place to hang out with your new dive buddies to swap dive stories at the end of the day.

Located at the stern of the boat is a large dive deck with rinse tanks, storage space, and a platform for easy entry into the 2 zodiacs or straight into the water. Divers can choose 3 itineraries, the North Route, South Route, and Deep South Route, aboard the M/Y Sunlight. The North Route is perfect for wreck lovers with dives as the world-famous SS Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller, and Carnatic, as well as reef dives at Ras Mohammed National Park & Tiran. The Southern Red Sea route offers amazing drift diving and big fish action at the Brothers, Elphinstone, and Daedalus. For the more adventurous, the Deep South Route explores that little bit further to St. Johns for pristine diving and stops at Rocky, Zabargad, and Elphinstone.

Whichever route you choose, the crew of the MY Sunlight liveaboard is on hand to show you the fantastic dive sites of the Red Sea. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (60 EUR per trip), Gratuities (60 EUR per trip), Port Fees (50 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Private Dive Guide (50 EUR per day), Rental Gear (15 EUR per day).

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

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • 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
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

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

  • Year built 1999
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 34
  • Beam 7
  • Top speed 15 knots
  • Cruising speed 13 knots
  • Engines 2x Mercedes MTU Marine 650HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 10
  • Fuel capacity 10
  • Freshwater maker 2x 55 tons p/d

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
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Sunlight Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  • 14 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin K
  • Germany Germany
Lovely Diving experience in the Red Sea

The MS Sunlight is among the other yachts in the field for sure one of the older, a bit used and smaller ones. But after a few moments of getting used to it that's not an obstacle at all. Our guide had been really amazing. Very good briefings and coordination of the overall trip and experience. There had been a few situations where I would had appreciated a proper debriefing of the dive to optimize the flow and level out small misunderstandings and differences in experience among the participants. Besides that very professional handling of the overall trip. The food was also really good and diverse. Also for vegetarians they prepared separate tasty dishes. Rooms are sufficient in size and clean. The whole crew is very friendly, attentive and helpful. The boat is managed by a Russian operator and has a focus on that target group. In our case the participants had been a mix of different countries. I had taken rental equipment from the boat. Unfortunately the jacket had the wrong size and the mouth piece of the regulator was broken. I recommend checking the equipment in Hurghada before entering the shuttle bus with the equipment and crew in case you may rent something. Overall excellent value for the money and highly recommended.

Recommended for
Guide, food, spots
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jeroen M
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great price / quality value and beautiful dives.

Dolphins Wrecks Turtles Food Other divers in the group

Recommended for
Food, free Nitrox and WiFi , great crew
  • 7.2 Good
  • Emmanuel S
  • Sweden Sweden
Difficult , but still amazing.

The crew were really friendly and helpful. However the diving guide had tendency to bad behavior and rudeness as a guide when under water. But he is a very skilled diver however and I'm sure the Russians were pleased with him. One thing that must be said is that 99% are Russian speaking, a very, very few of them speak English which makes the social interactions impossible. It was me and a german girl as the the two odd out. The main briefings are all in Russian but we do get a shorter much condense recap of what was said.

Recommended for
The cabin , the food, and the friendly staff
  • 7.2 Good
  • Eduardo S
  • Spain Spain
Red Sea in a windy weather

Good planning for a difficult weather conditions

Recommended for
The crew is very friendly, the food was sufficient and basic, the schedule changes were discussed in ahead and agreed
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Demiray O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great and well run fuss-free dive safari for more experienced divers.

A Russian company (so expect a lot of Russians) it was a refreshing experience for a more adult diving crowd. Not too many rules or hand-holding, people left to their own devices and a great atmosphere in the evenings. Really good food and lots and lots of it, great diving conditions and good guides, good value for money and if you know how to dive already this is a great trip and company to do it with.

Recommended for
Crew hospitality, safari director, dive timetable
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cristina D
  • Spain Spain
Experiencia maravillosa a bordo del SunLight

Vimos una mantarraya gigante de 6 metros viniendo nadar hacia nosotros. Una experiencia especial y única.

Recommended for
Un guía de buceo con amplia experiencia, tripulación amable y servicial y personal en tierra pendiente de los últimos detalles
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thorsten R
  • Germany Germany

3x Delfine (2. Dolphin-House, 1x Nähe Thistlegorm) Geniales, sehr leckeres Essen (der Koch ist ein Künstler), klasse sehr zuvorkommende Crew. Nachteil: der Motor qualmt - da der Motorraum nicht luftdicht zu dem Kabinen-Trakt abgedichtet ist, dringen je Windlage des Bootes die Abgase in die Schlafräume.

Recommended for
Gourmet-Koch + unglaublich kundenorientierte Crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Daniela H
  • Germany Germany
Nicht so toll. Da es ein russischer Anbieter ist, waren nur Russen auf dem Boot.

Schöne Tauchgänge. Der Guide war nicht gut.

Recommended for
Tauchen, Essen, Staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jenny B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Dauphins - Requins- gastronomie- super équipage- magnifique coraux

Les plongées comme la vie à bord était très agréable. J'ai passé de très bons moments, la cuisine était très savoureuse, un bon mélange entre la cuisine occidentale et locale.L'équipage était incroyable! ils étaient tellement attentifs et serviables et m'ont aidé à me préparer, avant même que je sache que j'aurais peut-être besoin d'aide. Les guides de plongée étaient géniaux Nous avons vu et nagé plusieurs fois avec des dauphins, un moment magique

Recommended for
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sabine H
  • Germany Germany
Wir hatten eine schöne Safari zu einem fairen Preis mit einer unglaublich freundlichen, kompetenten und hilfsbereiten Crew fie uns zusammen mit dem tollen Essen die wirklich kleinen Kabinen nebensächl

2x hatten wir das Glück mit Delfinen unter Wasser regelrecht "spielen" zu können. Die Thistlegorm - ein tolles Wrack, mega Tauchplatz, muss man gesehen haben. Das Gesehene, die Mannschaft und das fabelhafte Essen (auch wenn es kein Beach-BBQ gab wie von Liverboard beschrieben) und der wirklich günstige Preis lässt uns dieses Boot uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Lediglich bei den sehr kleinen und etwas miefigen Kabinen muss man ein Auge zudrücken können. Wer kein Luxus-Schlafgemach erwartet sondern Wert auf Freundlichkeit und tolle Tauchgänge legt, der ist hier richtig. Wir hatten 2 Guides an Bord bei 14 Tauchern. Das war ok. Bei voller Belegung wären mir aber mit 10 Tauchern pro Guide die Gruppen zu gross.

Recommended for
Thistlegorm, Delfine, Spanish Dancer bei Nacht