This is a spacious Sharm El Sheikh liveaboard that sleeps up to a maximum of 18 guests and with 8 to 10 staff on board you can be sure that there is always someone nearby to cater to your needs. The week-long trips depart on Sundays and take in the best diving that the Red Sea's Sinai Peninsula has to offer.
Facilities are spread over the 4 decks with an air conditioned saloon and dining area on the main deck. Free wi-fi is available throughout the boat. Sun bathing can be done on the upper and sun deck where there is a bar with fridges, sun beds and music. The cherry on top is the sauna on the upper deck!
All cabins have private ensuite bathrooms and consist of Standard twin share cabins on the lower deck, plus a Deluxe suite on the upper deck which has larger windows and superior views over the Red Sea.
The Snefro Spirit offers its Egypt diving safari guests free use of nitrox, so for Sinai Peninsula luxury and a fun atmosphere, there are few that can lay claim to the throne of the MY Snefro Spirit.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, soft drinks, airport transfers, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English speaking divemasters (max.10 divers per 1 guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, harbour fees, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 27 per day), dive insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55, national park fees and dive permissions US$ 5 for trips including Ras Mohamed, US$ 3 for Ras Abu Galum.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Torches, canned soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, donations to Hyperbaric Medical Centre at US$ 1 per person per day. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/Y Snefro Spirit liveaboard departs from Travco jetty in Sharm El Sheikh. There are direct flights from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh (1 hr) via Egypt Air. From some airports in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Sharm El Sheikh direct. Boat transfers to and from your hotel or airport are included in the price. For more details see our Red Sea travel information section.
The first night of the safari is spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. Full Egyptian tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
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 of a Standard cabin,100% for the Suite cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 11 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below which is equivalent to pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.
Complimentary nitrox - Motorised dinghies - Diving platform with access ladders - Dive deck with fresh water showers & toilets - Camera table & rinse tanks - Air-conditioned saloon, dedicated dining area and well-stocked bar - TV, DVD and music system - Complimentary internet - Library with diving magazines, novels, fish ID books and movies - Chess, backgammon and card games - Sauna on upper deck - 2 Partially shaded sun decks with bar, fridges, music, sun matresses & seating - Water dispenser
Food on board the MY Snefro Spirit matches the high quality of the rest of the service and facilities with a good mix of international favourites plus North African and Arabic dishes to delight the taste buds. You can expect pork, lamb, beef, veal, fish, calamari, shrimps, turkey, as well as several vegetarian dishes.
The cook caters for international, Italian and local Red Sea cuisine.
Menus are not fixed and meals are served buffet-style in the saloon.
Complimentary meals include pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.
Snacks consist of biscuits, cakes, ice cream and fruit.
Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are complimentary.
Beer and wine are available for purchase onboard. Guests may bring their own spirits only.