Whether you’re looking for the perfect ‘Reefs & Wrecks’ dive cruise, an adventurous cruise in search of pelagic sharks, or even a kite boarding trip, the Blue Planet fleet is the perfect choice. With four comfortable and stylish liveaboards to choose from - each with plenty of luxurious, yet practical details - divers can be sure of a trip of a lifetime exploring some of the world’s finest dive destinations.

BLUE PLANET LIVEABOARDS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Stylish liveaboards with plenty of space & wide dive platform
  • Nitrox for free onboard the MY Blue, MY Blue Seas & MY Blue Pearl
  • Perfect for all divers, from beginners to pros & tech divers
  • Cruises throughout the Red Sea, from north to south
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About Blue Planet Liveaboards

Blue Planet are the proud operators of four magnificent liveaboards that offer guests the chance of an unforgettable dive holiday exploring the best of the Red Sea. The smallest of the fleet, the MY Blue Planet 1, is perfect for individuals and groups, whilst the largest, the MY Blue, caters for up to 24 guests in luxury and comfort. No matter the size, each of Blue Planet’s liveaboards are crewed by a professional, welcoming and helpful team that are known for taking care of the details - all you have to do is ‘eat, sleep and dive!

Offering cruises from classic ‘Reefs & Wrecks’ mini safaris in the north, to longer deep south trips diving the Brothers Islands, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Island, guests can explore spectacular coral reefs and witness one of the world’s most mesmerizing marine environments. And with spacious dive decks, battery charging stations and free nitrox on the MY Blue, MY Blue Seas and MY Blue Pearl, it is obvious that diving from one of the Blue Planet liveaboards is both relaxed, effortless and safe.

Facilities Above deck cabins Aircon Ensuite bathrooms Outdoor dining Indoor saloon Vegetarian options Other dietary requirements Sun deck Internet Charging points Camera facilities
Dive services Dive deck Dive tenders Nitrox Rental equipment DIN adaptors Tec support Camera rinse tanks
Destinations

NORTHERN RED SEA

The Sinai Peninsula marks the northernmost tip of the Red Sea, with the Gulf of Suez to the west, and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. The region abounds with cultural heritage and religious significance and has long drawn visitors looking to immerse themselves in its fascinating history. Sharm El-Sheikh at the south of the peninsula, and Hurghada on the Egyptian mainland, have developed from small fishing villages into busy tourist destinations with bustling beaches and vibrant nightlife – while Dahab offers a more relaxed hippie-like atmosphere and remains relatively underdeveloped.

Despite being a hub for liveaboard departures, the northern Red Sea abounds with coastal reefs and islands providing exceptional day-trip diving in calm, relaxed conditions. The area boasts a vast range of marine habitats to explore, such as Dahab’s famous Blue Hole and several incredible wrecks like the SS Thistlegorm. Situated at the very tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Ras Mohammed Marine Park is a firm favourite among divers and includes the famous Yolanda Reef.

CENTRAL RED SEA

Running south along the coast from Safaga to Marsa Alam, Egypt’s central Red Sea area offers a quieter, more peaceful atmosphere than that of the north. While Safaga is a sparse and somewhat sleepy port town with few tourist facilities, Marsa Alam offers bustling beaches, energetic nightlife and a variety of activities such as dolphin spotting, quad biking, camel riding and kitesurfing.

Home to a collection of offshore reefs, Egypt’s central Red Sea offers a great mix of experiences, with an abundance of shore dives, day trips to world-famous dive sites, and superb liveaboard voyages. Amongst the sheltered coastal bays, guests can find eerie wrecks, thriving coral reefs, and seagrass beds grazed by dugongs. Further offshore, Elphinstone, the Brother Islands and the remote Daedalus Reef each feature dizzying walls, exhilarating currents and heart-pounding pelagic action with oceanic whitetips, hammerheads and more.

SOUTHERN RED SEA

Beginning around 100km south of Marsa Alam, Egypt’s southern Red Sea comprises a series of offshore reefs and islands stretching south to Egypt’s border with Sudan. Fury Shoal lies around 10km north of Ras Bonas, marking the start of the region, while St John’s Reef is the country’s southernmost dive site – sitting just a fin kick if two from the border. Zabargad and Rocky Island lie between the two at a distance of around 70km from the mainland.

In recent years, these sites have become renowned for their incredibly healthy coral reefs, exciting currents, and frequent encounters with large pelagic fish. Unsurprisingly, these remote islands feature plenty of steep walls descending into the depths, but it is the sheer diversity of dive environments that makes these islands one of the southern Red Sea’s biggest draws – offering everything from shallow, sheltered bays to beautiful wrecks and incredible maze-like tunnels.

Vessels

MY BLUE

MY Blue is Blue Planet’s latest stylish addition to the fleet. The 43m liveaboard was completed in April 2016 and combines modern European design with Egyptian ship construction. It combines a touch of luxury with the comfort and functionality of a classic dive safari boat. MY Blue is one of the largest liveaboards in the Red Sea and can easily accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins - 8 lower deck cabins fitted with special light shaft technology to make them much brighter than ordinary cabins, and 4 upper deck cabins with sea view. All cabins have either twin or double beds, en-suite bathrooms and individual air-conditioning. MY Blue has a comfortable lounge and dining area equipped with TV, DVD and CD player, while outside guests can relax on the two spacious sun decks equipped with plenty of cushions. Delicious meals are served inside, including three freshly prepared meals and plenty of snacks between dives.

The liveaboard offers all routes and itineraries, from the classic northern reefs and wrecks of Tiran, Ras Mohammed and other sought after destinations, to the marine parks of Brothers Islands, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Island in the south. The large dive platform has a charging station for torches and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and deck showers. Nitrox is free to qualified divers, and guests can also complete their nitrox course onboard to take advantage of this great offer. Full equipment rental is available onboard and the company prides itself on high standards of safety and maintenance. Rebreather divers are also supported with oxygen and sofnolime and you can expect lots of personalised touches whilst onboard - including bathrobes given to guests in winter which are perfect after a dive in the cooler months.

MY BLUE SEAS

One of the Red Sea’s most impressive liveaboards, the 37m MY Blue Seas cruises the Red Sea from north to south, delivering some exciting itineraries in style and comfort. Built in December 2004 the liveaboard combines years of yacht building experience and modern technology, and its temperate and elegant style is matched with a classic interior and layout. MY Blue Seas can accommodate 24 guests in 12 deluxe double or twin bed cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and individual air-conditioning. Guests have plenty of space to relax in, with a comfortable dining area and lounge equipped with a TV and DVD player, and two sun decks with cushions and shaded areas if guests prefer to keep out of the sun.

MY Blue Seas offers all routes and itineraries, from the classic northern reefs and wrecks of Tiran, Ras Mohammed and other sought after destinations, to the marine parks of Brothers Islands, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Island in the south. Twin staircases from the main deck lead to a large dive platform with a charging station for torches and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and deck showers. Nitrox is free to qualified divers, and guests can also complete their nitrox course onboard to take advantage of this great offer. Full equipment rental is available and the company prides itself on high standards of safety and maintenance. Rebreather divers are also supported with oxygen and sofnolime onboard and you can expect lots of personalised touches - including bathrobes given to guests in winter which are perfect after a dive in the cooler months.

MY BLUE PEARL

Built in 2003, the 36m MY Blue Pearl is best described as elegant, comfortable and welcoming, with one of the friendliest crews in the Blue Planet fleet. Accommodating up to a maximum of 20 guests MY Blue Pearl offers 8 twin bed cabins and 2 double bedded upper deck master cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and individual air-conditioning. MY Blue Pearl offers a comfortable lounge and dining area equipped with TV, DVD and CD player, while outside guests can relax on the two spacious sun decks equipped with plenty of cushions. Delicious meals are served inside, including three freshly prepared meals and plenty of snacks between dives.

MY Blue Pearl cruises the entire Red Sea from the north to the south, taking in the best dive destinations and offering classic itineraries exploring the north’s incredible reefs and wrecks, or down to the marine parks of Brothers Islands, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Island in the south. The Blue Pearl is very well set up for divers. Twin staircases lead down to a large dive platform with a charging station for torches and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and deck showers. Nitrox is free to qualified divers, and guests can also complete their nitrox course onboard to take advantage of this great offer. Full equipment rental is available and the company prides itself on high standards of safety and maintenance. Rebreather divers are also supported with oxygen and sofnolime onboard and you can expect lots of personalised touches - including bathrobes given to guests in winter which are perfect after a dive in the cooler months.

MY BLUE PLANET 1

The smallest of the Blue Planet fleet at just 27m, MY Blue Planet 1 is fast, spacious and beautifully fitted. Built in 1999 and fully refitted and upgraded in July 2013, this friendly boat is perfect for individuals or small groups looking to explore the best of the northern Red Sea. Blue Planet 1 caters for 15 guests in 8 twin cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and individual air-conditioning. The comfortable lounge and dining area is equipped with TV, DVD and CD player for relaxing in between dives, or whilst enjoying the fabulous meal served onboard the Blue Planet 1. Outside, guests can find a spacious, shaded sun deck with plenty of cushions and two sunbathing platforms with plenty of space for relaxation and topping up your tan.

Operating out of Hurghada, the Blue Planet 1 focuses on the northern Red Sea, in particular the famous reefs and wrecks as either 3 night mini safaris combined with a resort or 7 night itineraries for groups. Divers can expect to explore the famous Strait of Tiran, Ras Mohammed, wrecks such as the Thistlegorm and, on select trips, the Brothers Islands to the south. Diving operations aboard the Blue Planet 1 benefit from the company’s long experience running dive liveaboards and the well-thought out and recently refurbished dive platform offers a charging station for torches and camera batteries, equipment rinsing facilities and deck showers. Nitrox is available for an extra charge and rebreather divers are also supported with oxygen and sofnolime onboard. Full equipment rental is available and the company prides itself on high standards of safety and maintenance. A lovely touch is the bathrobes given to guests in winter - perfect after a dive in the cooler months!

Itineraries

NORTH & WRECKS

This itinerary focuses on the incredible wrecks that have made the northern Red Sea famousand a typical route during a North & Wrecks cruise takes guests to some of the finest sites in the area. Divers have  chance to explore the wrecks of the Thistlegorm, Ulysses and Barge, as well as those at Abu Nahas including the Giannis D, Carnatic, Tile, and Lentil Wrecks. As well as the wrecks, divers can explore sites at Shaab Mahmoud including Small Crack, Gubal Island and bluff Point, Yellow Fish Reef and Shag Rock with its beautiful corals.

NORTH & BROTHERS

This popular trip gives guests the chance to explore the best of the north and central Red Sea, including an exciting mix of spectacular wrecks and reefs. A typical cruise starts with the Thistlegorm at Shaab Ali, before heading to the ‘Ships Graveyard’ at Abu Nuhas to dive the wrecks of the Giannis D and Carnatic. The liveaboard then heads south to dive the legendary Brothers Islands in the central Red Sea. Guests can dive both Big Brother and Small Brother Islands in search of big pelagic and of course, explore the beautiful reefs that have made these islands so famous. There will also be a chance to dive the wreck of the Aida at Big Brother Island. Guests can also explore sites at Shaab Mahmoud including Small Crack, Gubal Island and bluff Point, Yellow Fish Reef and Shag Rock with its beautiful corals.

NORTH & TIRAN

This legendary itinerary heads to the Strait of Tiran and allows guests to take in some of the most notorious wrecks and reefs the Red Sea has to offer, as well as the pristine coral reefs of Tiran. The Tiran dive area is found at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba and is made up of four main reefs, named after British cartographers - Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas, Gordon. These reefs are famous for their extraordinary diversity, and strong currents that make them home to many large pelagic species. In one spectacular trip, guests have the chance to dive the Thistlegorm. the Carnatic and Giannis D, Ras Mohammed National Park, the Strait of Tiran, and if the conditions are suitable, Laguna Reef and the wrecks of the Kormoran and Million Hope.

BROTHERS, DAEDALUS & ELPHINSTONE

This exciting itinerary visits three of the finest dive destinations in the Red Sea and is the perfect all-round tour for divers with slightly more experience. This cruise offers challenging dives, big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of large fish. Brother Islands, Daedalus & Elphinstone is a must for all die-hard Red Sea divers. A typical itinerary explores both Big and Small Brother islands with their beautiful corals and sea fans, regular sightings of hammerheads and thresher sharks and the wreck of the Numidia. Next up is Daedalus with its sheer walls and currents, amazing corals and bigger fish out on the blue. Finally guests have a chance to explore Elphinstone Reef with its north and south plateaus, covered in corals and of course, the chance of some visiting pelagic!

ST JOHN'S

A slightly more challenging itinerary, this cruise focuses on the incredible diving around the St John’s reefs, but also takes on Fury Shoals - a perfect mix with the chance of sharks, other pelagics, amazing reefs and caves and tunnels to explore. A typical itinerary starts at Cave Reef north of St John’s, where you can explore plenty of tunnels and pinnacles, and get yourself ready for the rest of the trip. Next up are the main St John’s reefs, with their beautiful hard corals, drop off, tunnels, as well as plenty of marine life and sharks. Heading back, the cruise explores the Fury Shoals from Sataya in the south to Abu Galawa in the north, home to plenty of marine life, and the site of the Tug Boat for the wreck fans!

DAEDALUS & FURY SHOAL

Another itinerary for more experience divers, this cruise offers challenging dives, big drop offs, beautiful coral walls and plenty of big fish. A typical itinerary starts in the the Fury Shoals, where divers can explore the Sha’ab Claudio and the incredible natural lagoon at Sha’ab Sataya, home to a friendly pod of spinner dolphins and pelagic. Depending on conditions, guests can also explore Elphinstone Reef with its pelagics and beautiful hard and soft corals, before sailing to Daedalus, located 180 south of the Brothers Islands. This large oval reefs is the furthest offshore reef in the Red Sea and is famous for its sheer walls, strong currents and amazing encounters with sharks.

DAEDALUS, ROCKY & ZABARGAD

This incredible itinerary offers guests the chance to explore the best of the Red Sea, including Elphinstone, Daedalus, Rocky Island and the Island of Zabargad with their world famous dive sites - making for a truly memorable itinerary. A typical itinerary starts at Elphinstone reef with its north and south plateaus covered in hard and soft corals and visiting pelagic. The cruise then moves onwards to Daedalus Reef, about 180 km south of the Brother Islands. This huge reef is surrounded by sheer walls and strong currents allowing for fantastic drift diving. Divers can explore the beautiful hard corals but keep an eye out in the blue for bigger animals. Zabargad is an enormous mountain reaching out of the water, surrounded by a lagoon and circling reef, where guests can explore several wrecks and a great variety of corals and reef fish. And last but not least, Rocky Island has a fringing reef that drops to astonishing depths with plenty of life. The strong currents here mean that guests can expect some pelagics out in the blue.

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