Sunshine Liveaboard, Egypt

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Excellent food and drinks

“Nightdive at Thistlegorm - always great!”

Okko I, Germany Germany
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Highlights

  • Budget-friendly Red Sea dive safaris
  • Dives at world-famous wreck sites
  • Nitrox included for certified divers

The Sunshine liveaboard offers fantastic budget-friendly dive safaris in the Red Sea. Catering to 20 guests, there is plenty of room for relaxation in between dives. The air-conditioned indoor salon has a bar and entertainment area and ample seating for all guests to enjoy tasty Egyptian and Western cuisine. There is also an outdoor lounge and a partially covered sun deck with loungers. Cabins are simple yet comfortable, featuring twin beds, AC, private en-suite facilities, and storage space.

Itineraries aboard the MY Sunshine explore the best Northern and Southern Red Sea dive sites. South routes cover the Brothers, Elphinstone, Daedalus Reef, and the Salem Express. Pristine diving, strong currents, and large pelagic life action make this route special. The Northern Red Sea route is the best option for wreck lovers, with dives at world-famous wrecks such as the Thistlegorm, Carnatic, Giannis D, and Dunraven. There is also a chance to dive into the colorful reefs of Shark & Yolanda. Nitrox is included for those certified, and the spacious dive deck allows ample space for kitting up and gear storage.

The experienced and professional crew is on hand for the perfect Red Sea dive safari. Book online today to reserve your space.

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

Required Extras: Environment Tax (60 EUR per trip), Gratuities (60 EUR), 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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • 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
  • Seaview 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
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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
  • 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 2005
  • Year renovated 2013
  • Length 31
  • Beam 75
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2xMercedes 575HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 17 tons
  • Fuel capacity 14 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2x 25 tons p/d

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Sunshine Reviews

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  1. Vessel
    7.8
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    9.4
  4. Diving
    8.3
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Okko I
  • Germany Germany
all in all a great experience!

Nightdive at Thistlegorm - always great!

Recommended for
Food, Dives, Service-Crew
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Sven B
  • Germany Germany
B-D-E Tour on Sunshine

we have seen Longimanus, school of dolphins, Napoleon and a small Manta

Recommended for
good and varied food, our personal dive guide was friendly and exerted, on-time pick up Hotel - Boat - Airport
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephen W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Perfect for a week diving the Red Sea

We were lucky that there were only 7 guests so we got a cabin each. The dive guides were flexible to accommodate our requests to do specific sites & also to do more dives on the Thistlegorm.

Recommended for
Crew Food Organisation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Glenn H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great value

Had a great time on the sunshine MV. Fantastic value for money. Food was varied and plentiful. Boat is clean and even though it had 20 divers, it didn’t seem crowded during non diving. Would highly recommend for a cheap week diving Tiran top sites

Recommended for
Diving food staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Liz V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Good value for money

Really nice dives, the staf is friendly and on the boat is everything you need.

Recommended for
Nice staff.. good food.. good vibes
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Susanne H
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Awesome crew, great diving and good food

The super friendly staff, diving at the SS Thistlegorm (2 dives; outside and inside), snorkling with dolpins, the beautiful reef diving, the cheerful atmosphere on board and the good food.

Recommended for
Excellent crew, SS Thistlegorm and reef dives, good food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mara F
  • Romania Romania
Awesome first liveaboard experience

Great diving itinerary, very efficient dive organization and super friendly staff.

Recommended for
Diving and guides, food and top deck room
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc W
  • Germany Germany
Absolutely perfect Trip

The Highlight absolutely is the SS Thistlegorm. It is an amazing wreck. But all the other dives were really good. Very relaxed diving. So you can really enjoy everything. Thx to Haitham our guide. He is a great guide and very nice person.

Recommended for
SS Thistlegorm, Reef Dives, Fun
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eleanor S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic professional run boat and crew

BED Route saw hammerheads, turtles and swam with dolphins. A lovely crew, great food and really good rental kit.

Recommended for
Food, guides and crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Baudouin H
  • France France
Excellent first liveaboard experience

When a crew member took us on a speedboat to swim with dolphins. When we visited twice the Thistlegorm wreck. Our cheerful and delicious lunch and dinner times.

Recommended for
Adorable crew, amazing diving spots and cheerful atmosphere