King Snefro 5 is one of the smaller Sharm El Sheikh liveaboard boats, measuring just 22m in length. It is the sistership of King Snefro 6 and was built in Alexandria in 1999 but underwent a major refit in 2018, It operates mini 3 night dive safaris around the Red Sea's Sinai Peninsula - to the classic destinations of the Straits of Tiran 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 Snefro boat crew.
Enjoy the TV, video and music system while relaxing indoors in the air conditioned saloon and dining area, and help yourself to snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, tea and coffee at any time. The liveaboard's sundeck is the place to soak up the hot Red Sea sunshine, or opt for a a good book in the cool of the shade. 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 cabins onboard, 2 of which have private ensuite bathroom facilities, and 3 share 2 bathrooms. All have air conditioning. King Snefro 5 offers a short and sweet liveaboard diving adventure around the Sinai Peninsula. The low boat capacity makes it a great choice for a whole boat charter in the Northern Red Sea.
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$ 119, 4N: US$ 160), park fees and permissions (US$ 30). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, enriched air nitrox for EANx-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).
How to get there: The King Snefro 5 liveaboard departs from Sharm El Sheikh's New Marina jetty. Embarkation starts from 6 pm. Direct boat transfers to/from your hotel or local airport are provided at time of embarkation/disembarkation. For more information see our Red Sea travel information. The last dive of the cruise will be at around 2 pm on the last last day. Disembarkation is at 4 pm. While PADI recommends that you wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving, Snefro requires that you wait 24 hours.
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’re interested in ancient history, we recommend the out-of-this-world Egyptian antiquities tours which you can add to your liveaboard cruise. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a cruise down the Nile on a luxury liner to the Valley of the Kings - all of these and more will add an extra dimension to your custom-made travel plans. Other adventure activities include 4x4 desert safaris and camel tours.
Motorised dinghy - 10m² dive deck with fresh water showers & rinse tank - Air-conditioned saloon and dining area, water dispenser and bar, TV, DVD and music centre - Library with magazines, novels and fish ID books - Backgammon, chess and card games - 40m² partially shaded sundeck with bar, sun mattresses and chairs
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 specialises in local Egyptian and Western cuisine.
Main meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
Snacks consist of biscuits, cakes, candy bars, pizza, bread/toast and fruit.
Beer and wine are available for purchase onboard. Guests may bring their own spirits.
Tea, coffee, drinking water and soft drinks are complimentary.
Meals are served buffet style in the indoor saloon/dining area. There is also an onboard BBQ stand.
First meal at the start of the dive trip is dinner on arrival day (snacks if late arrival).