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Golden Dolphin IV
From USD 174 per day
152 ft
Max 28
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Dedicated restaurant room with bar
  • Large boat

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The newest yacht of the Golden Dolphin Fleet is launched in August 2020. The liveaboard specialises in Egypt’s southern marine parks, however it operates trips throughout the Red Sea.

Golden Dolphin IV is a huge 46m long (and 11m wide) and can accommodate 28 guests in 14 air conditioned cabins on its 3 floors, each with its own bathroom and minibar. There is a spacious and dedicated dining room on the lower deck and 2 air conditioned lounges with TV/DVD on the main and upper decks. There are also 2 large and comfortable sun decks for you to relax in a comfortable atmosphere. The liveaboard has 3 bars, so there is no excuse not to grab a drink and socialise with your fellow guests.

The yacht is powered by 2 x 2200 PS K50 Cummins engines. It has 2 generators (2 x 125 KW und 1 x 80 KW), 2 x Bauer air compressors and a Nitrox Mattai 15KW compressor, and 2 x 10.000 litre desalinators. Dives are made from the 2 x 6m 85 PS motorised Zodiacs. The boat is also rebreather- and tec- diver friendly, and there is a wide range of PADI and SSI speciality courses available onboard. For passenger safety, Golden Dolphin IV has a satellite EPIRB, 2 life rafts, a satellite phone, life jackets, oxygen, fire extinguishers, a first aid kit, and even a defibrillator.

Golden Dolphin trip prices are inclusive of most extras, which is a point worth considering when choosing a Red Sea liveaboard, there are very few extras. And with the Golden Dolphin IV, you won't find a newer option!

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemasters hablan Espanol  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemasters hablan Espanol  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

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Notes: These are the cruise requirements: to North & Wrecks/or St. Johns Reefs - Open Water license and 30 logged dives; to Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone/ or Red Sea South - Open Water license and 50 logged dives (Advanced certification is recommended).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, return transfers from local airport to boat, marina fees, dives (as detailed in the liveaboard trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, 15 litre tank for return customers, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 147 per week) (must be ordered 1 week in advance), diving computer (US$ 38 per week), dive insurance, safari package (includes: Egypt entrance visa, meet and assist, fuel surcharge, harbour fees, permission fees, marine park fees and taxes) - 7 nights US$ 299, 10+ nights US$ 326, SS Turkia trip surcharge US$ 54.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 38 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: MY Golden Dolphin IV departs primarily from Port Ghalib or Hurghada. Return transfers are provided from nearby hotels and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point. Check-in time is 6 pm (boat departs next morning). Final check-out on the morning of the last day is at 10 am (last night may be spent on board in the harbour or at a hotel depending on the itinerary). The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more details, including airlines, see our travel information section for the Red Sea. A day room can be arranged for arrival or departure day at an additional charge.

Non-diver rate: 25% off the published price.

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 25% to the published price in low season and 50% in high season (1 Apr-13 Jul and 19 Sep-30 Nov).

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 additional person can join free of charge. Pay for 15 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge. Pay for 22 guests and 3 additional persons can join free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 25 guests and 3 additional persons can join free of charge.

Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemasters hablan Espanol  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 14 cabins, spread across all 3 levels of the yacht. There are 4 cabins on lower deck (2 of them with a double bed), 6 cabins on main deck (2 of them with double bed), and 4 cabins on upper deck with twin beds. All cabins have private bathrooms with separate shower cubicle.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Hand soap, 2 big towels, bathrobe, and hairdryer provided
  • Minibar
  • Music
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity and 2 flat pin plug points
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemasters hablan Espanol  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"The divemaster who served as the boat manager was incredible well organized, knowledgeable and fun to dive with. The boat was immaculate as it's fairly new and the largest liveaboard in the Red Sea. Plenty of sitting and lounging space, beautiful views of the water and well equipped and functional for diving. Food on the boat was good prepared by chefs who put a ton of care into it." - , USA, 12 October 2023 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"Boat and itinerary was great. Staff very helpful and nice Food was quite good. Diving variety very good together with safety. Many German speakers in boat though." - , Switzerland, 3 June 2022 ...


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