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JP Marine
From USD 97 per day
122 ft
Max 28
At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Low budget dive cruises
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Large boat

Customer reviews
Very good!431

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JP Marine is a large 37m long Egyptian liveaboard. With its twin 610 HP engines, it cruises at 15 knots to all of the Red Sea marine parks on 1 week dive safaris. Some of the top destinations visited are Brothers and Daedalus Reef, Ras Mohamed and the Tiran Strait, and the St John’s reef system.

The yacht can accommodate 28 divers in its 14 air-conditioned cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms. There is an indoor air-conditioned lounge with a TV, music system, and self-service bar. There are 6 tables where guests can enjoy their meals, which are served on a service counter. The upper deck has a shaded open-air area, with padded benches, comfy seats, a music system and a bar where you can order evening drinks and enjoy the fresh Red Sea air. There is also a solarium on the bridge where you can work on your tan during surface intervals.

The dive deck has equipment storages crates in the kit up area, freshwater showers for freshening up after each dive, as well as a nitrox blender and 3 compressors. There are 2 zippy motorised zodiacs that run divers out to the sites. But perhaps the JP Marine’s greatest feature are the very affordable prices that they charge, making Red Sea diving safaris affordable to those on tight budgets.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

More Trip Details...

Dive experience: All routes require advanced open water diver certification, but guests can take their advanced course onboard if necessary (need to book before the trip). When not having sufficient logged dives, guests can also join the trip by hiring a private dive guide for the week (US$ 381 per dive guide).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, scheduled return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. dive computer and torch: US$ 240 per week), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 27 per week (to be paid in advance), environmental tax US$ 76 per week. With effect from 1 January 2023, a fuel surcharge will apply to all cruises (7 nights US$ 54). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 76 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only). Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: JP Marine liveaboard diving safaris depart from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, and return transfers are included from Hurghada hotels (main city only), and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports. Scheduled transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib run from 2-6 pm, and it takes approximately 4 hours. There is also a pick up at Marsa Alam Airport at 5 pm. Boarding takes place at 5 pm. The first and last night of each tour are spent in port/marina. Disembarkation is at 10 am, when there is a transfer service to the local airport. Transfers from Port Ghalib to Hurghada depart between 8-10 am.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more details, including airlines, visit our Red Sea travel information section.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a 100% supplement of the normal published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% off for groups of 5 and more during the summer weeks from June to August.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): On request only.

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  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 14 twin bed cabins on board: 8 cabins on the lower deck, and 6 cabins on the upper deck. All cabins have private bathrooms. Thankfully, none of the guest cabins are next to engine room as there is a dive-guide cabin and a storage room located there.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, soap and mirror
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Reading lights
  • Towels
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system and extinguishers
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 16 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Good
"Nice crew. Good dive sites. >230 bars of pressure every dive allowing long and deep dives. Boat is a bit aging and AC didnt work in my room (but appeared to in all the other rooms). Walkways needed to be cleaned a bit more frequently." - , Qatar, 17 October 2021 ...


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