Part of the King Snefro Fleet of liveaboards, Snefro Target operates luxury dive cruises to some of the best sites in the Sinai Peninsula, such as Ras Mohamed, the world famous SS Thistlegorm wreck, as well as the Straits of Tiran.
The yacht is 37 metres long and, just like its sistership Snefro Love, was built in Rashid in the Nile Delta. It is ISO-certified and was recognised by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism with an Award of Excellence in recognition for its 'outstanding role in promoting Tourism and Sustainable Development in Egypt'. It can accommodate 20 guests in twin or double bed air-conditioned cabins, each with ensuite private bathrooms. The upper deck double bed cabins have wide windows and they and the Master Suite have minibars.
The air-conditioned saloon on the main deck has entertainment facilities such as TV and music systems. You can relax in the comfy sofas and choose a film from the onboard movie library. The saloon also serves as the dining area where guests are served delicious, mouth-watering Egyptian and Western style buffet-style meals. Vegetarians can be catered for. Snacks, hot and cold drinks are available all the day. Elsewhere on Snefro Target there are 3 partially-shaded areas where guests can soak up some Egyptian sunshine or simply relax in the open air, taking in the Red Sea landscapes.
The dive deck and platform are spacious and equipped with rinse tanks, bathrooms and fresh-water showers for rinsing off after a dive. There are 2 air compressors and the nitrox compressor housed below deck to reduce noise pollution. Nitrox is provided free of charge for EANx certified divers, so that they can linger longer at these incredible Red Sea dive spots. Safety equipment onboard includes life rafts, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, life jackets, a first aid kit, and emergency breathing oxygen. Navigational equipment includes VHF radio, GPS, a chart plotter, echo sounder, radar, and an EPRIB. If you are looking for great value for money and a touch of style on a Sinai liveaboard cruise, you might just hit the bullseye with the Snefro Target.
Dive experience: Red Sea North & Tiran - Advanced Open Water certification and a minimum of 20 logged dives are required. These trips are also 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, port fees.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. computer, torch and SMB - US$ 236 per week), diving insurance, national park fees and dive permissions (US$ 53 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$ 35 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Snefro Target liveaboard safaris depart from the marina El Wataneya in Sharm El Sheikh. Boat transfers to and from your local hotel reception area or in front of the arrivals hall at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (code SSH) are provided at the time of embarkation/disembarkation. Guests board on the first day at 6 pm and the yacht leaves the jetty on the morning of the second day. The last dive of the trip will be at 2 pm on the second last day of the cruise. Disembarkation is until noon. Although PADI suggest that you wait a minimum of 18 hours before flying after diving, Snefro requires that you wait 24 hours. For more information on how to get to Sharm read our Red Sea travel information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single guests may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 35% of the normal price for their own private cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge (total of 10 guests), pay for 14 guests and 2 extra can join free of charge (total of 16).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 guests and 3 extra persons can join free of charge.
Add-on package: Why not take advantage of your stay in Egypt and join some of the amazing antiquities tours? In Luxor you can board a cruise down the Nile to visit the Vallay of the Kings - the Necropolis of Thebes and temple of Karnak and Horus. In Cairo you can explore the Egyptian National Museum with its treasures of King Tut and other pharoahs, Memphis, the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Other options include desert safaris, camel treks, birding tours, tours of Alexandria, and the Aswan Dam. Budget, superio and luxury options available.
Snefro Target has 10 guest cabins - 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 sea view windows over the Sinai Peninsula.
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