Thunderbird Liveaboard, Egypt


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 located 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 - 10 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 experience of the guests onboard.

For a fantastic Red Sea diving liveaboard safari, join the captain and crew of the M/Y Thunderbird Yacht. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (6-7 EUR), Fuel Surcharge (50 EUR per trip), National Park Fees (125-200 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (50 EUR per week), Visas and Fees (30 EUR per trip), Airport Transfer (0-25 EUR per activity), Hotel Transfer (25 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages (3-15 EUR per item), Wine with Dinner (15 EUR per item), Nitrox Course (150 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (190 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
  • Rebreather Support
  • 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

  • 8.3 Very good
  • 8 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Peter N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Returning home

Recommended for
Boat staff, food, getting home!!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
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