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Discovery I
From USD 102 per day
106 ft
Max 20
At a glance...
  • Liveaboard trips throughout the Red Sea
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Great value economy cruises
  • Upper deck sunset bar

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The M/Y Discovery I (ex-Amelia) is a 32m long wooden hull motor yacht that operates unbeatable value liveaboard diving safaris throughout the Egyptian Red Sea. The water boasts world class diving and excellent visibility all year round. What better way to spend a week than waking up at undisturbed sites to dive the world famous wrecks and marine parks of the Red Sea!

Discovery I accommodates 20 guests in 10 twin/double air-conditioned cabins, each with its own en-suite bathroom. It has a spacious saloon, which has a separate dining and lounge area with bar, offers A/C, DVD/TV/video and a music system. The food served onboard is said to be amazing!

There are 2 large sundecks, one with a bar and shaded area with table and chairs, the other with mattresses for sunbathing. There is ample room for all guests to relax and enjoy their time in the sunshine between dives.

There are 2 x 5+m Zodiacs with 40 HP outboard engines that run scuba divers out to the sites, where they can use the free enriched air nitrox supplied by the onboard membrane system to extend their time underwater and marvel at the kaleidoscope of colours that will greet you from the rich variety of fish and corals. The dive platform has freshwater showers to rinse off after each dive, and rinse tanks to soak salt-sensitive equipment once you're back onboard.

Due to its unbelievable value for money, the Red Sea is an ideal destination for all scuba divers, and the appeal of liveaboard diving here is undeniable. You can make 3-4 dives per day and reach spots that fewer other divers get to visit. With its friendly and hard working crew, and professional guiding service, the Discovery I liveaboard is one of the best in terms of value for money.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

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Dive experience: Recommendation for all trips: Advanced Open Water Diver license and a minimum of 20 logged dives; except for any cruises that include the southern marine parks (Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad or Rocky) - Advanced Open Water Diver and 30 logged dives. Guests may be requested to sit out a dive if the guides assess that it is beyond their experience level.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks (e.g. instant coffee, tea), transfers from/to Hurghada or Marsa Alam airports, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 32% nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 2 experienced CWDS English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 196 per week), dive computer (US$ 44 per week), diving insurance, port/park/environmental fees (from US$ 125 to US$ 218, route dependent). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - EUR, USD, GBP, EGP).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 44 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Discovery I departs from either Hurghada or Port Ghalib on its Red Sea liveaboard safaris. Return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports are provided. The transfer time between Hurghada and Port Ghalib is about 4 hours. Check in time starts at 4 pm on the first day (boat departs the next morning and late arrivals can still board until 5 am). For more details, including airlines, visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The last dive will be at 10 am on the second last day of the trip and Discovery I returns to port around 3:30 pm. Check out is at 10 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 25% discount (can not be combined with any other special offers).

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a lower deck cabin free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 15% discount on total price of 20 individuals.

Add-on package: We strongly recommend to our Egypt clients that they consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours which can be added to your Red Sea liveaboard diving vacation to create a trip of a lifetime.
Cairo museum's pharaohs and royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile to the Valley of the Kings … all the world famous attractions of ancient Egypt and more can be booked as add-on packages.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 10 cabins on Discovery I. 4 cabins are on the upper deck, 2 with double beds and 2 with twin beds. 6 cabins are the lower deck, all with twin beds. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Towels & bathrobes
  • Reading lights
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Fridge (upper deck cabins only)
  • Cabinet, mirror and shelves
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 10 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya


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