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With fascinating natural seascapes and underwater environments, surrounded by towering red mountains and vast expanses of arid desert, the Red Sea is one of the most popular liveaboard diving destinations on our planet. As interesting as it is unique, the Red Sea is a body of water in the form of a cul-de-sac, resulting in an array of unusual marine life indigenous to the region.

In the north, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula provides the opportunity to discover sun, sand and sea. With Sharm El Sheikh as your base, Red Sea liveaboard diving cruises to the well-known Ras Mohammed National Park are quick and convenient. Unparalleled diversity with an abundance of coral growth and prolific marine life is the park's hallmark. Show more


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Liveaboard Diving Safari Options in Red Sea North


Other cruise options such as Red Sea North, Wrecks & Brothers will allow you to visit both the Red Sea North and also sites further south, including the world-famous Brother Islands as well as sites local to Hurghada. Note also that many of the boats from our 'Southern Red Sea' section also make liveaboard tripss of the North and Wrecks.

For the ultimate adventure of a lifetime, you can combine your Red Sea diving safari with a tour to discover the historical sights of Egypt. Take an overland tour of Cairo to visit the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the national museums, or a Nile River cruise through the Valley of the Kings: Egypt antiquity tours.

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MY Andromeda MY Andromeda
From USD 102 per day

Customer rating: Excellent!

39m / 129 ft
Max 26
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • 7 and 14 night trips in Egypt an...
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Shisha room
  • Diver locator devices
  • Large boat with steel hull
MY Blue Planet I MY Blue Planet I
From USD 93 per day

Customer rating: Excellent!

27m / 89 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Popular for group charters and d...
  • 12 and 15 litre tanks
MY Felo MY Felo
From USD 124 per day

Customer rating: Excellent!

39m / 129 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Cruises Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • ENOS satellite diver location sy...
  • Large boat
MY Golden Dolphin MY Golden Dolphin
From USD 115 per day

Customer rating: Excellent!

32m / 106 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Spacious air-conditioned saloon
  • 2 week safaris available
MY King Snefro 6 MY King Snefro 6
From USD 91 per day

Customer rating: Excellent!

22m / 73 ft
Max 8
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Specialiises in short diving cru...
  • Visits Sinai Peninsula
  • Cabins with private en-suite bat...
  • Very small number of guests per ...
MS Royal Evolution MS Royal Evolution
From USD 149 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

39m / 129 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
  • Visits Red Sea North and South, ...
  • All cabins with ensuite bathroom...
  • In-cabin morning coffee/tea serv...
  • 4 decks, sun deck with hot tub a...
  • 10, 12 and 15 litre tanks, nitro...
  • Large boat
MY Emperor Elite MY Emperor Elite
From USD 141 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

38m / 125 ft
Max 26
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Winner of our 'Liveaboard of the...
  • All cabins ensuite with media pl...
  • Dedicated restaurant, free dinne...
  • Large boat
MY Emperor Superior MY Emperor Superior
From USD 145 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

37m / 122 ft
Max 25
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Cabin for single traveller
  • Dedicated restaurant
  • Large boat with many relaxation ...
MY Golden Dolphin III MY Golden Dolphin III
From USD 133 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

37m / 122 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Dedicated restaurant room with b...
  • Large boat
MY Miss Nouran MY Miss Nouran
From USD 104 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

30m / 99 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Cruises Red Sea South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Dedicated indoor restaurant with...
  • Large boat
MY Seawolf Soul MY Seawolf Soul
From USD 126 per day

Customer rating: Very good!

36m / 119 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Technical diving facilities
  • ENOS satellite location and resc...
  • Large boat
MV Emperor Echo MV Emperor Echo
From USD 135 per day

Customer rating: Good

31m / 102 ft
Max 25
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Complimentary red wine with even...
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Cabin for single traveller
  • Bar on sun deck
MY Blue MY Blue
From USD 146 per day

Customer rating: Good

43m / 142 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • Spacious bright cabins with priv...
  • Rebreather facilities
  • Large boat
MY Contessa Mia MY Contessa Mia
From USD 117 per day

Customer rating: Good

34m / 112 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea South
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Dedicated restaurant
  • Large boat
MY Dreams MY Dreams
From USD 86 per day

Customer rating: Good

28m / 92 ft
Max 16
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Affordable option for 7 night tr...
  • 12 & 15 litre tanks available
MY Excellence MY Excellence
From USD 117 per day

Customer rating: Good

34m / 112 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Visits Red Sea North and South, ...
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Dedicated restaurant with bar
  • Rebreather facility
MY Grand Sea Serpent MY Grand Sea Serpent
From USD 138 per day

Customer rating: Good

41m / 135 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Helium/oxygen blending station
  • Large boat
MY King Snefro 5 MY King Snefro 5
From USD 91 per day

Customer rating: Good

22m / 73 ft
Max 8
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Specialises in short diving safa...
  • Visits Ras Mohamed and Thistlego...
  • Cabins with private en-suite bat...
  • Very small number of guests per ...
MY Saphir MY Saphir
From USD 145 per day

Customer rating: Good

36m / 119 ft
Max 18
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Cruises Red Sea South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • 3 sundecks & large shaded area
  • 12 & 15 litre tanks available
  • Large boat
MY Sea Serpent MY Sea Serpent
From USD 124 per day

Customer rating: Good

33m / 109 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Cruises Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Dedicated restaurant with bar
  • Helium/oxygen blending station
Red Sea Aggressor II Red Sea Aggressor II
From USD 177 per day

Customer rating: Good

42m / 139 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
  • Visits Northern Red Sea
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Free local wine and beer, lost d...
  • Photo/video center
  • Sun deck with Jacuzzi, masseuse
  • Large boat with steel hull
MY Blue Pearl MY Blue Pearl
From USD 113 per day

Customer rating: Be first to rate!

36m / 119 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
  • Cruises Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins with private bathroom...
  • Spacious comfortable communal ar...
  • Large boat



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The Climate, Diving Season and Best Time to Visit

Egypt's Northern Red Sea regions favour the diver all year round, with the warmest water in the European summertime (June to August). However, it should be noted that winds can blow here any time of year, especially during the winter months of October to April.

Hammerhead sharks and schools of barracuda are more frequently seen by the northern Red Sea liveaboards in the Straits of Tiran between July and September.

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Liveaboard Ports of Departure for Red Sea North and How to Get There

Red Sea North & Wrecks liveaboard cruises depart either from Sharm El Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula or Hurghada.Red Sea North, Wrecks & Brothers trips which visit both northern and southern Red Sea sites depart from Hurghada, and sometimes Safaga.

You can view which ports the various boats use on their trips in the 'Departures & Prices' section of each boat's webpage. Whichever ports your boat uses, normally the boat operator provides a transfer to the boat from the local airport or hotels (if you overnight beforehand). We will send you full departure details during the booking process. In some cases the boats are moored at port and depart the day after the trip begins. This means you can arrive quite late on the first day of the tour and still board the boat before it sets sail the following morning.

Most people fly into Cairo International Airport. It is well serviced by over 70 international airlines from Europe, the US, Africa and Asia. Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada are accessible via the domestic flights or direct from a few international airports. More information on: How to get to Egypt.

We recommend you take out insurance to cover diving and travel activities, including trip cancellation. See our insurance programme for a competitive quotation:

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Places to Stay

If you plan on staying in Egypt before or after your Red Sea liveaboard diving safari, you can find a large range of accommodation options at hotelscombined.com, our affiliated hotel reservation specialists. Browse their website, use their on-line chat to ask questions, then simply use your credit card to make your booking:

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All bookings carry a 'Low Price Guarantee' to ensure you get top-dollar value for money.

If you prefer, it's also possible to visit the dive sites in the North & Wrecks area on day trips from a hotel or resort based in Hurghada, rather than from a liveaboard.

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Useful References for Northern Red Sea Liveaboards


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