Thunderbird Liveaboard, Egypt

Great value for money

“I was really pleased with this experience - overall very good value for money. I could have done a total of 44 dives during the tw…”

Britta B, Germany Germany
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  • Hotel-experienced chef serving international and local cuisine
  • Spacious dive deck with rinse tanks
  • Experienced crew providing tailored diving experiences

Perfectly designed to offer Red Sea diving safaris, the MY Thunderbird was built with divers in mind. Accommodating up to 16 passengers, 7 twin cabins with side-by-side beds and 1 double cabin are available. Each spacious stateroom has a private en-suite bathroom, reading lights, charging points, storage space, and individually controlled AC. The spacious indoor salon, bar, and dining room are on the main deck, where the hotel-experienced chef prepares international and local cuisine to the highest standards. Three buffet meals per day plus snacks throughout the day are available. The M/Y Thunderbird offers ample room for relaxation with 3 partially shaded sundecks complete with sofas, bean bags, and loungers.

The stern of the boat is home to the spacious dive deck with rinse tanks, including a separate one for underwater cameras, individual gear storage, and wetsuit hanging facilities. Nitrox is available for those certified. Safaris aboard the MY Thunderbird vary from 7 to 14 nights and cater to all levels of divers, including special kids safaris, which are fun for the whole family. Explore the Red Sea with the experienced crew of the MY Thunderbird. There are no set routes, but the crew is dedicated to providing the best diving available based on the weather conditions, season, and guests' experience onboard.

For a fantastic Red Sea diving liveaboard safari, join the captain and crew of the M/Y Thunderbird Yacht. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Park, Port and Fuel Fees (175-250 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (6-7 EUR), Gratuities (10 EUR per day), Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages (1.50-15 EUR per item), Wine with Dinner (15 EUR per item), Nitrox Course (130-175 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (400 EUR per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (150-220 EUR per activity), 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

  • 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
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

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

The crew speaks English and German.

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 2001
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 30.8 m
  • Beam 7
  • Engines 2x 610 hp MAN
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 8000 L
  • Fuel capacity 16000 L
  • Freshwater maker 2

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

Thunderbird Reviews

  • 8.4 Very good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Britta B
  • Germany Germany
Very good value for money!!

I was really pleased with this experience - overall very good value for money. I could have done a total of 44 dives during the two weeks (had to pause a bit because of a cold). Small boat so we had a pretty familiar atmosphere onboard - most the crew had been on this vessel for a couple of years. Good choice of dive spots and times.

Recommended for
Crew service and friendliness, number of dives, number of guests onboard
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lucie P
  • France France

Everything was amazing !

Recommended for
The dives, the crew and the food on board
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Volodymyr S
  • Ukraine Ukraine
Much better than expected

Very friendly Dive Guides and crew. Boat is not new but crew takes very good care of it. Boat is not big, so small dive groups, we had two groups of 5-6 divers each. Enough food, good variety. Cabins cleaned every day. Very good organization of the trip and additional services like visa, transfers, insurance. Very good price for the quality.

Recommended for
Perfect crew, perfect divi Guides, very good price
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
We had a good time, nice dives, good crew, pleasant guests, good food - not enough seafood

At Daedalus reef a manta ray came straight at me, took beautiful photos and films!

Recommended for
Good warm weather, warm sea water, lots of sea creatures
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Karla P
  • South Africa South Africa
The dolphins made the trip!

Scuba diving and snorkeling with the dolphins :)

Recommended for
Dolphin dives, staff, not a full boat!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Definitely return to Thunderbird, maybe not in the winter.

The wreck dives. There could of been more, but the weather was against us!

Recommended for
The Crew, lots of hot water and wrecks.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Peter N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Returning home

Recommended for
Boat staff, food, getting home!!!!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Keith T
  • Switzerland Switzerland
The best people to go diving with

Coral gardens, sculpture hidden deep in a cave, and the people. Gota Siyul, Shelanyat and of course Claudia‘s Reef. Three days alone at Daedelus Reef.

Recommended for
Sunsets, Reefs and Smiles
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Richard Z
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Schöne und erholsame Ferien

Die Taucherlebnisse, die Hilfsbereitschaft der Crew, das Wetter und Klima.

Recommended for
Tauchen, Hilfsbereitschaft, Wetter
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Judith M
  • Austria Austria
Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit allen Bemühungen der Crew, die uns begleitet haben

Einige tolle videos, aber es wird mit der Zeit weniger, weniger Tiere, zu viele Taucher

Recommended for
Die LongiManus, ich bewundere Haie und hab tolle videos gedreht, wunderbares Essen und wunderbares Crew