Vita Xplorer, Egypt

Excellent crew and service

“- Great mix of wrecks and reefs - Excellent food - Clean, well-kept vessel and rooms - Professional dive guides with a focus on…”

John B, United States United States
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  • Buffet-style meals with freshly prepared local dishes
  • Large meeting room with games and entertainment
  • Multiple sundecks including shaded and uncovered areas

Completely renovated in 2015, the Vita Xplorer liveaboard offers exciting year-round dive safaris in the Red Sea. The spacious dive deck is located at the back of the boat and has ample space for kitting up and gear storage. Itineraries explore some of the best Red Sea dive areas and include tours to Ras Mohammed marine park to dive the Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, and stunning reefs of Shark & Yolanda, as well as the popular Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone (BDE) route for the chance of some pelagic life action.

Topside, the Vita Xplorer yacht caters to 24 divers in 12 cabins + 1 instructor cabin. Each cabin features AC and private en-suite bathrooms. There are 8 twin cabins and 2 doubles on the lower deck and 2 twins plus 1 suite with a double bed on the main deck. A large meeting room (games, library, TV, DVD, video player, and stereo system) and an open-plan lounge area with an entertainment system and AC are on the upper deck. Various freshly prepared local dishes and Western cuisine are served buffet style, and dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. There are also 3 sundecks for relaxation, which include two large shaded areas and two uncovered areas for sun lovers.

The Vita Xplorer is a fantastic option for a Red Sea diving safari. Book online today to reserve your space.

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

Required Extras: Environment Tax (50-80 EUR per week).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (50 EUR per week), Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox Course (75 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR per trip), Rental Gear (80-100 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (165 EUR), Land Excursions (10 EUR), 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
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

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
  • Tech diving
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, French, and Russian.

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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built May 2006
  • Year renovated April 2015
  • Length 38 70 m
  • Beam 8 45 m
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2 Cummins KTA19-M4 Heavy Duty à 700 HP
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Water capacity 20 tonnes
  • Fuel capacity 20 tonnes
  • Freshwater maker 20 t + 2 x preparation 4 t per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Vita Xplorer Reviews

  • 7.7 Good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John B
  • United States United States
Beautiful sites, professional staff

- Great mix of wrecks and reefs - Excellent food - Clean, well-kept vessel and rooms - Professional dive guides with a focus on safety

Recommended for
Beautiful locations, friendly and professional dive guides, gorgeous yacht
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard B
  • United States United States
Awesome trip!

Making new friends and having lots of laughs while enjoying great diving.

Recommended for
Well organized, good food, great crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel P
  • Argentina Argentina
Great week!


Recommended for
Comfort on the boat / Crew friendliness / Crew service
  • 2.4 Review score
  • Pedrag P
  • Germany Germany
Too many troubles and issues for one week liveaboard

In my opinion, Covid-19 countermeasures on the boat were very poor. One of the guests had high fever for 2 days and was not isolated. After returning home, I tested positive to Covid-19 (my test was done on the day of return). Luckily, I had quite mild symptoms, now recovering after 10 days quarantine. During the first 2 nights, extreme strong diesel gasoline smell in my room and in the rooms of my neighbors on the main deck. This boat is mainly oriented towards French market. This means, if you are planning to communicate while onboard with other guests, learn French first (8 French divers did not speak or did not want to speak any other language - English, German, Spanish, Croatian were options). For me it is clear: never again Vita Xplorer.

Recommended for
Dive sites were good
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christoph D
  • Germany Germany
Boat is Basic


Recommended for
Dive Master , Food , dive Location
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Antonis K
  • Greece Greece
Everythigwas very good exept the Wi-Fi that didnt working in 70% of the trip.

Diving was very good and the temprature of the water 25°C...

Recommended for
Food, crew, nitrox !
  • 7.6 Good
  • Miguel Angel N
  • Spain Spain
I will come back to the Red Sea

I enjoy a lot in this trip with the people (divers). I didn't like the way to manage the tip at the end of the trip, open envelopes and 2 envelopes, one for the dive guide and the other for the rest of the crew. In fact the dive guide ask me about the quantity that I gave (40€ like your web recommended) because he expected 60€. I think the tip must be confidential, only one enevelope per customer and no 2 open evelopes for all the customers. Merry Xmas

Recommended for
Divers, Dives and weather
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Great times

Great experience with Vita Xplorer. Amazing diving, professional and friendly dive guides Hamada and Sambu. We well taken care of by the crew! From cooking and serving us tasty meals, cleanliness of the boat and cabins to helping us on the diving platform and giving us Zodiac rides to and from dive sites. This was our first liveaboard and we absolutely loved it. Thank you to all Vita Xplorer crew!

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 2.0 Review score
  • Urs K
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Never... VitaXplorer, Corona Horror

Zuerst mal vorneweg, wir sind Erfahrene Bootsafari Gäste und nicht anspruchsvoll. Wir waren vom 10.Okt.2020 bis 17.Okt.2020 auf der VitaXplorer. Angefangen beim Hafen, die VitaXplorer startet nicht dort wo alle Safariboote starten in der New Marina in Hurghada, sondern an einem Steg beim Marriotthotel. Wir waren als Gäste 7 Franzosen, 2 Deutsche, 1 Kroate und 3 Schweizer. Die Gäste aus Deutschland, Kroatien und wir beide aus CH hatten Kabinen auf dem Maindeck. Beim einchecken war ein extremer Dieselgeruch wie ihn noch nie jemand von uns erlebt hat auf einem Boot. Er war so stark das die Augen brannten und wir erbrechen mussten. Die Crew sagte das man nichts machen könne. Nicht mal die Crewmitglieder hielten es länger als 1 Minute in den Kabinen aus. Um Mitternacht wurden alle von dem Maindeck in ein Hotel verfrachtet. Einchecken dauerte 1 Std. da der Inhaber von VitaXplorer was günstiges suchte. Man sagte uns das am nächsten Tag alles besser werde sobald wir abfahren. Das war nicht so. Leichter Dieselgeruch im Hafen ist normal. Es stellte sich heraus das das beim Tanken viel Diesel in den Tankraum lief. Erst nach mehrmaligem waschen des Tankraums und Spülen auf offenem Meer wurde der Dieselgeruch nach 2 tagen erbrechen besser. Das war erst der Anfang.... jeder der Gäste musste mit negativem Coronatest nach Hurghada einreisen. Uns wurde beim Bootbriefing gesagt, das wenn jemand Corona Symptome habe, er in Kabine 2 im Unterdeck Isoliert werde. Es wurde jeden Morgen Fieber gemessen. Als einer der Franzosen am Dienstag mit Halstuch am Frühstückstisch erschien, wurde durch die Crew Fieber gemessen... die Crew machte grosse Augen und wiederholten die Messung mehrmals. Es wurde wild auf Ägyptisch diskutiert. Der Franzose begann zu Husten. Die Crew hat null nichts unternommen. Der Franzose war immer als erster am Buffet und hustete alles voll, vor den Augen der Crew. 5 Tage später hatten wir wider Zuhause angekommen alle Symptome. Alle Gäste des Safaribootes haben sich dort mit dem Coronavirus infisziert. Meine Frau (47)musste hier in der Schweiz Hospitalisiert werden. Wir waren 2 Wochen in Quarantäne, und ich kann wegen akuter Athemprobleme noch immer nicht Arbeiten bis ende November. Wir musten trotzdem den vollen Preis bezahlen, weder Liveaboard noch VitaXplorer hat sich bereit erklärt irgend eine Gutschrift zu veranlassen. Auf telefonanrufe, SMS und E-Mails reagierte die VitaXplorer nicht. Warum auch, man hat ja das Geld zum voraus.... unserer Meinung nach wurde nichts unternommen um die Situation auf dem Boot zu ändern. Im Bad der Kabine (Wir hatten die Suite) wurde der Kübel mit dem verbrauchten WC Papier zum ersten mal nach 3 Tagen geleert. Auf anderen Safaribooten wird sogar 2xTäglich gereinigt und das Zimmer Desinfisziert. Finger weg von diesem Boot Any&Urs First of all, we are experienced boat safari guests and not demanding. We were at the VitaXplorer from October 10, 2020 to October 17, 2020. Starting with the harbor, the VitaXplorer doesn't start where all the safari boats start in the New Marina in Hurghada, but at a jetty at the Marriotthotel. We were 7 French, 2 German, 1 Croat and 3 Swiss guests. The guests from Germany, Croatia and both of us from CH had cabins on the main deck. At check-in there was an extreme diesel smell like none of us has ever experienced on a boat. It was so strong that our eyes burned and we vomited. The crew said that nothing could be done. Not even the crew members could stand it in the cabins for more than 1 minute. At midnight everyone was moved from the main deck to a hotel. Check-in took 1 hour because the owner of VitaXplorer was looking for something cheap. We were told that the next day everything would be better as soon as we leave. It wasn't like that. A slight smell of diesel in the port is normal. It turned out that a lot of diesel ran into the tank room when refueling. Only after washing the tank compartment several times and rinsing in the open sea did

Recommended for
-Dieselgeruch 2 Nächte bis zum erbrechen. - Corona Infektion der Gäste inklusive. - Keine Stellungsnahme des Betreibers von VitaXplorer, geschweige dann eine Entschuldigung.