Snefro Love is one of the luxury Sharm El Sheikh liveaboard operated by and a part of the Green Fins-certified King Snefro Fleet of yachts, and at 37m long it is their largest, along with its sistership the Snefro Target. Indeed the yacht is ISO-certified and was awarded a 'Certificate of Appreciation' in recognition for its 'outstanding role in enriching the tourism industry' by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.
Built in Rashid in 2010 (major refit in 2020), this wooden hulled boat accommodates up to 20 guests in a range of cabins across 3 decks, including twin and double bed configurations, and a Master Suite. All cabins are air-conditioned, have private bathrooms and electronic safes. In addition the double bed cabins have minibars. Guests can relax in the rooms or make use of the entertainment facilities in the air-conditioned saloon, which has comfy sofas and is finished in wood. There are also 3 partially-shaded areas onboard where you can take in the fresh air and some Egyptian sunshine.
The chefs prepare delicious, mouth-watering Italian, Egyptian and international style meals, buffet style in the dining area. Snacks, fruit, hot and cold drinks are provided throughout the day. If you have special dietary requirements, such as a vegetarian diet, these can be easily managed with advanced notice.
The large dive deck is equipped with fresh-water showers as well as 2 bathrooms and designed to provide plenty of space for kitting up. There are 2 Silent air compressors and the nitrox compressor located below deck. Nitrox is free of charge for EANx certified divers. A typical cruise on Snefro Love will take you to dive in the Ras Mohamed National Park, the SS Thistlegorm wreck, as well as the Straits of Tiran on the Saudi border. Safety equipment includes life jackets, life rafts, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, a first aid kit, and emergency oxygen. Navigational equipment includes GPS, a chart plotter, radar, echo sounder, EPRIB and VHF radio. If you looking for value for money and a touch of class from a liveaboard in Sharm El Sheikh, you will fall for the Snefro Love.
Dive experience: Red Sea North & Tiran/North & Wrecks - Advanced Open Water licence and a minimum of 20 logged dives required. Dahab - Open Water and 15 logged dives. Also these trips are suitable for snorkellers.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local airport/hotel transfers, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English speaking divemasters (2 guides per full boat), tanks, weights and weightbelts, marina fees, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. computer, torch and SMB - US$ 211 per week), diving insurance, national park fees and dive permissions (US$ 95 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tanks (US$ 32 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The El Wataneya Marina in Sharm El Sheikh is used as the port for Snefro Love liveaboard cruises. For more details on how to get to there visit our Red Sea travel information section . Boat transfers are provided to and from your local hotel reception or in front of the arrivals hall at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) at the time of embarkation/disembarkation. The guide will wait outside the arrival hall with a sign stating the client name and 'King Snefro Fleet'.
Guests arrive and board the yacht on the first day at 6 pm. The boat leaves the harbour early on the morning of the second day. The last dive of the trip will be at around 2 pm on the penultimate day of the tour. Disembarkation runs through the final morning until noon. PADI recommends waiting a minimum of 18 hours before flying after diving, however 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 normal price for their own single-use cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge (total 10 guests), pay for 14 guests and 2 extra can join free of charge (total 16).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 guests and 3 extra persons can join free of charge.
Add-on package: To make the most of your trip to Egypt, we recommend some wonderful antiquities excursions. In Cairo you can explore the Egyptian National Museum with its treasures of King Tut, Memphis, the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. In Luxor you can board a cruise down the Nile to visit the Necropolis of Thebes and Temple of Karnak and Horus, and other pharoah highlights. Other options include tours of Alexandria, Aswan Dam, and birding tours.
There are 10 cabins on Snefro Love - 7 twin bed cabins (7-8 sqm) on the lower deck, 1 queen-size double bed Master suite (12 sqm) on the main deck, and 2 queen-size double bed cabins (9 sqm) on the upper deck, which have large windows and superior views over the Red Sea.
All the liveaboard cabins have:
En-suite bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
Windows on the upper deck, portholes on the lower and main decks