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At a glance...
- Specialiises in mini diving cruises
- Visits Sinai Peninsula
- Cabins with private en-suite bathrooms
- Very small number of guests per tour
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At 22m in length, King Snefro 6 is one of the smaller liveaboards in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Built in 1999 in Alexandria in 1999, King Snefro 6 underwent a major refit in 2020. It operates short dive trips around the Red Sea's Sinai Peninsula and Straits of Tiran. Accommodating a maximum of only 8 divers per departure, you can be sure of an intimate cruise experience and lots of personalised attention from the boat crew and dive staff.
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 24 hours per day. Otherwise you can stretch out on the liveaboard's sundeck, either soaking up the warm Sinai sunshine or in the cool of the shade with a good book.
There are 5 air-conditioned cabins, all which have ensuite bathroom facilities.. King Snefro 6 offers a fun liveaboard diving trip around the Northern Red Sea in smaller groups which makes it a great choice for a full charter out of Sharm El Sheikh.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
More Trip Details...
Dive experience: Red Sea North & Tiran Straits - Open Water diver licence and 15 logged dives are required.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, hot drinks, soft drinks, return transfers from Sharm airport/hotel to boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (1 guide for every 8 divers), tanks, weights/weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. computer, torch and SMB - 3N: US$ 105, 4N: US$ 142), national park fees and permissions (US$ 37), dive insurance. 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$ 5 per tank - must be booked in advance), 15 litre tanks (US$ 5 per night), torch. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: M/Y King Snefro 6 departs from New Marina jetty in Sharm. Check in starts from 18:00 hrs. Scheduled boat transfers to and from your hotel or local airport are provided. For more information on how to get there, see our Red Sea travel information section. The final dive of the liveaboard trip will be at around 14:00 hrs on the last last day of the trip, and disembarkation follows at 16:00 hrs. Although PADI recommends that you wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving, Snefro requires that you wait at least 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 your own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join the trip 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.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
MY King Snefro 6 has 5 lower deck twin bunk bed cabins. 2 of the cabins have private bathrooms and the other 3 cabins share 2 bathrooms.
All the liveaboard cabins have:
- En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower (2 cabins only)
- Hand basins
- Bedding and towels are supplied
Cabinet, shelves and mirror
24-hour, 220v electricity supply with European-style 2-pin sockets
Life jackets and fire extinguisher
No. of bathrooms / showers - 5 / 6 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Boat crew comprises:
- 1 Divemaster
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, general and fish ID books - Backgammon, chess and card games - 40m² partially shaded open-air sundeck with bar, mattresses & chairs
Menu, Cuisine Type...
- 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, with snacks between.
- Sweet & salty snacks (can consist of biscuits, cakes, pizza, bread/toast or fruit).
- Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are complimentary.
- Beers and wines are available onboard for purchase, and guests may bring their own liquor.
- Menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet style in the saloon/dining area.
- Catering begins with dinner or snacks on the first day of the dive trip.
- Built in 1999, refitted 2020
- 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
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 are stored in the cabins
Fire extinguishers throughout
MFA box and trained medic staff
On-demand/continuous flow oxygen on board
"It was all excellent. Equipment was in good order, the crew was very friendly and helpful, and sometimes they were good fun too. Facilities were certainly up to standard. We were treated to fruit and snacks after every dive and 3 good meals a day. And the divemaster was most patient when our lack of diving for 2 years perhaps showed a little sometimes. All very good." - Peter Klaver, Netherlands, 3 December 2013 ...
"Equipment was fantastic, the liveaboard was spotless, staff were super friendly, knowledgeable and professional, food was fantastic." - Amber McIntyre, New Zealand, 20 June 2012 ...