Sunlight Liveaboard, Egypt

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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 features air-conditioning, comfortable sofas, and a drink station. On the upper deck are a large partially covered sunbathing area and outdoor lounge. The perfect place to hang out with your new dive buddies at the end of the day to swap dive stories.

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 have the choice of 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, as well as stopping 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. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, 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).

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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.


Diving

  • 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
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.3
  2. Crew
    8.7
  3. Food
    9.3
  4. Diving
    8.2
  5. Value
    8.0
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Origin: US