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King Snefro 5
From USD 109 per day
73 ft
Max 8
At a glance...
  • Specialises in short diving safaris
  • Visits Ras Mohamed and Thistlegorm
  • Cabins with private en-suite bathrooms
  • Very small number of guests per trip

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At 22m in length, King Snefro 5 is one of the smaller liveaboards in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. It is the sistership of King Snefro 6 and was built in Alexandria in 1999 but underwent a major refit in 2018, It operates short dive safaris around the Red Sea's Sinai Peninsula - to the world famous Thistlegorm Wreck and Ras Mohamed National Park. Taking a maximum of only 8 guests per cruise, you can be sure of an intimate experience and plenty of personal attention from the boat crew.

You will spend your time relaxing indoors in the air conditioned saloon and dining area where you can enjoy TV, video and music system, and help yourself to snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, tea and coffee at any time. Otherwise you can stretch out on the liveaboard's sundeck, either soaking up the warm Egyptian sunshine or in the cool of the shade with a good book. The kitchen staff prepare delicious, mouth-watering meals: if you have special requests, such as a vegetarian diet, just let us know and they will gladly prepare something special for you.

There are 5 air conditioned cabins of which the 2 cabins have private ensuite facilities, and 3 cabins share 2 bathrooms. King Snefro 5 offers a fun liveaboard diving trip around the Northern Red Sea in small groups which makes it a great choice for a whole boat charter to dive around the Sinai Peninsula.

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

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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

More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Dive experience: Required: Red Sea North & Wrecks - Advanced Open Water diver licence and 20 logged dives.

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/hotel to boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) for every 8 divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Diving insurance, scuba equipment (incl. computer, torch and SMB - 3N: US$ 122, 4N: US$ 164), national park fees and permissions (US$ 18). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, enriched air nitrox for certified divers (max. 2 x 12L tanks per guest per trip - US$ 6 per tank - must be pre-booked), 15 litre tanks (US$ 6 per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The King Snefro 5 liveaboard departs from New Marina jetty in Sharm El Sheikh. Embarkation starts from 6 pm. Direct boat transfers to and from your hotel or local airport are provided at time of embarkation/disembarkation. For more information see our Red Sea travel information section. The last dive of the liveaboard cruise will be at around 2 pm on the last last day. Disembarkation is at 4 pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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 supplement of 35% of the published price for standard twin bed cabins.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): See group policy above.

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...
MY King Snefro 5 has a total of 5 twin bunk bed cabins located on the lower deck. This includes 2 cabins with private bathrooms and 3 cabins with shared bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower (2 cabins only)
  • Hand basins
  • Portholes
  • Bedding & towels provided
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Reading lamp
  • Personal safety box
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 4 / 5 - hot water

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

    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The boat crew comprises:
    • 1 Divemaster
    • Captain
    • Cook
  • Steward
  • Deck Hand
  • Motorised dinghy - 10m² dive deck with fresh water showers & rinse tank - Air-conditioned saloon combined with a dining area and bar, TV, DVD and music centre - Library with magazines, novels and fish ID books - Backgammon, chess and card games - 40m² partially shaded open-air sundeck with bar, sun mattresses & chairs

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

    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    Meals are enjoyed in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area which features wooden finishes throughout. You will dine buffet style and enjoy a range of international and Italian dishes plus some North African delicacies. The operator rates the importance of food very highly and special requests can be accommodated with advance notice.
    • The cook caters for international and local Egyptian cuisine.
    • Onboard BBQ.
    • Special diets, including Halaal diets, are catered for with prior notice.
    • Main meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
    • Snacks consist of biscuits, cakes, candy bars, pizza, bread/toast and fruit.
    • Tea, coffee, drinking water and soft drinks are complimentary.
    • Beer and wine are available for purchase onboard. Guests may bring their own spirits.
    • Menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style in the saloon/dining area.
    • First meal at the start of the dive trip is dinner on arrival day (snacks if late arrival).

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

    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 1999, refurbished 2018
    • Size - 22m x 6m
    • Weight - 77 tonnes
    • Top speed - 10 knots
    • Cruising speed - 8 knots
    • 1 x 360 HP GM engine
  • Generators - 1 x 45 KW Perkins, plus 1 x 30 KW
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner compressors
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 8,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 6,000 litres

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

    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • No life raft
    • 1 x 25 HP dive dinghy
    • VHF Sailor radio
    • No depth sounder
    • No radar
    • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Life jackets stored in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • Demand and continuous flow oxygen on board

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


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