Established in 1989, the Sea Serpent Fleet has been providing first-class liveaboard cruises in the Red Sea for over 30 years. Boasting exceptionally high standards and a fleet of beautifully designed boats, the Sea Serpent Fleet has earned a reputation for delivering exhilarating experiences throughout the Egyptian Red Sea and into Sudan.

SEA SERPENT FLEET HIGHLIGHTS
  • Over 30 years of experience operating in the Red Sea
  • Enjoy first-class service, superb facilities and comfortable cabins
  • Fully equipped to cater for both recreational and technical divers
  • Largest fleet in the region offering a great selection of vessels
FACILITIES
Nitrox
Internet
Sundeck
Equipment Rental
Ideal For
Singles
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Groups
About Sea Serpent Fleet

Established in 1989, the Sea Serpent Fleet has been operating in the Red Sea for over 30 years and features a fleet of beautifully designed boats. With a total of six vessels, the Sea Serpent Fleet is the biggest liveaboard operator in the Red Sea and is able to cater to all divers while maintaining exceptionally high standards of service throughout. Boasting highly trained crew and experienced dive guides, the fleet’s dedicated staff are on hand to help guests in any way they can, providing exceptional experiences both above and below the water.

The Sea Serpent Fleet can accommodate all levels of diving from recreational to technical, and come well-equipped with comprehensive facilities such as e-breather, stage and sidemount tanks, Suex scooters, twinsets, and oxygen and helium fills. Nitrox certified divers can also enjoy complimentary nitrox on all vessels and a full range of SSI courses is offered onboard by experienced, multilingual staff.

Facilities Above deck cabins Aircon Ensuite bathrooms Outdoor dining Indoor saloon Vegetarian options Sun deck Internet Camera facilities
Dive services Dive deck Dive tenders Nitrox Rental equipment Tec support
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 is home to 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 plenty 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

M/Y GRAND SEA SERPENT

The 43-meter M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is specifically built for divers looking for luxury and speed between sites. Over the last few years, this superb vessel has gained the love and respect of many divers, becoming one of the Red Sea’s most favoured liveaboards. M/Y Grand Sea Serpent can accommodate up to 28 guests in two suites, two double cabins and ten twin cabins. Each room features all the facilities you’d expect from a top-class liveaboard including a music system, fridge and an en-suite bathroom with multi-jet showers. M/Y Grand Sea Serpent boasts four spacious decks, separate lounge and dining areas, sumptuous sun decks, and offers free wifi, an onboard library, and an audio-visual system. Meals are served buffet-style and beer and wine can be purchased on board.

The well-designed dive deck comes equipped with a dedicated dive platform, two dive tenders, and plenty of space for each guest. Full equipment rental is available with prior notice and free nitrox is provided for certified divers. M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is also well-equipped to accommodate all levels of diving, from recreational to technical, including rebreather support. Underwater photographers are also well catered to with dedicated charging stations. A full range of SSI courses is offered onboard and M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is equipped with all necessary safety equipment including first aid and oxygen kits.

M/Y SEA SERPENT

The 34-meter, wooden-hulled M/Y Sea Serpent is a luxurious vessel, unparalleled in speed, stability and comfort. With four spacious decks, this vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests in one suite, one double cabin and nine twin cabins. Each luxurious cabin is equipped with individually-controlled air-conditioning, mini-bar, and en-suite bathroom. The salon provides the perfect meeting and relaxing area after a day of first-class diving and is equipped with a variety of facilities, including an audio-visual system, library and free wifi. Buffet-style meals are served in the dining area and beer and wine can be purchased onboard. Relaxation and sunbathing are a must onboard the M/Y Sea Serpent, two spacious, partially-shaded sun decks.

The convenient and spacious layout of the dive deck will satisfy even the most demanding divers, and the boat has two dive tenders to take guests out to the sites. Full equipment rental is available with prior notice and free nitrox is provided for certified divers. M/Y Sea Serpent is also well-equipped to accommodate all levels of diving, from recreational to technical, including rebreather support. Underwater photographers are also well catered to with dedicated charging stations. A full range of SSI courses is offered onboard and M/Y Sea Serpent is equipped with all necessary safety equipment including first aid and oxygen kits.

M/Y CONTESSA MIA

M/Y Contessa Mia is a superior 5-star vessel boasting beautiful design throughout, from the cheery interior to the impressive size of the dive platform. The 36-meter vessel features four decks and can comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests in two double cabins and ten twin cabins. Meals are served buffet-style in the impressive dining area on the upper deck, complete with a magnificent 360-degree view of the open sea. The vessel’s two large salons offer plenty of relaxation space as well as a modern audio and video system. Outside, the partially-shaded sun deck provides an ideal space to enjoy the cool evenings while the top deck offers a perfect tanning spot for sun-lovers. 

The well-designed dive deck comes equipped with an impressive dive platform, two dive tenders, and plenty of space for each guest. Full equipment rental is available with prior notice and free nitrox is provided for certified divers. M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is also well-equipped to accommodate all levels of diving, from recreational to technical, including rebreather support. Underwater photographers are also well catered to with dedicated charging stations. A full range of SSI courses is offered onboard and M/Y Grand Sea Serpent is equipped with all necessary safety equipment including first aid and oxygen kits.

Itineraries

NORTH & TIRAN

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s North & Straits of Tiran voyage lasts for 7-nights and departs from Hurghada. The sailing on this route is very short and the variety of sites caters to all diving levels. Guests will have the opportunity to dive the amazing reefs found in Ras Mohammed National Park and the Strait of Tiran, such as the Jackson and Thomas Reefs, Shark Observatory, and Jackfish Alley. Other sites include Ras Nasrani, White Knight, The Gardens, Pinky Walls, Paradise and Ras Umm Sidd.

NORTH & BROTHERS

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s North & Brothers voyage lasts for 7-nights and departs from Hurghada. The cruise sails north towards Gubal Island and Abu Nuhas to explore the Giannis D, Carnatic, the 'Lentil Wreck' and the 'Tile Wreck'. Next up is the Rosalie Moller (the sister ship of the slightly more famous Thistlegorm), which lies from 30 to 50 metres deep and is in excellent condition, followed by the famous SS Thistlegorm! Nearby is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the renowned 'Shark and Yolanda' reefs.

After sailing to the Brothers, guests can explore stunning walls covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, with plenty of tuna, barracudas, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can sometimes be found there. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother.

BROTHERS, DAEDALUS & ELPHINSTONE

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone voyage lasts for 7-nights and departs from either Hurghada or Port Ghalib. The itinerary covers the top dive sites in Egypt’s central Red Sea, including the Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, the Brothers Islands offer stunning wall diving, and attract a diverse array of marine species including tuna, jacks and snapper accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks, mantas and even occasional thresher sharks.

ROCKY, ZABARGAD & ST JOHNS

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s Rocky, Zabargad & St Johns voyage lasts for 7-days and departs from Port Ghalib. This remote route is renowned for its biodiversity and rarity. First, guests will visit Zabargad Island, with its spectacular walls abundant with soft coral and the 75-meter Russian Wreck believed to be The Khanka.

The vessel will then head to Rocky Island to explore its fringing reef, vast drop offs, and sheer walls covered with beautiful soft corals, gorgonias, fans, and sponges. Here guests can spot hammerheads, grey reef and whitetip reefs sharks, as well as manta rays, turtles and dolphins. At St Johns, guests can visit an array of first class dive sites such as Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya – famous for schools of hammerheads, silvertips, mantas and incredible tunnel complexes.

ST JOHNS

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s St John's voyage lasts for 7-days and departs from Port Ghalib. At St John's, guests can visit an array of first class dive sites such as Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya – famous for schools of hammerheads, silvertips, mantas and incredible tunnel complexes. The vessel will then sail to Fury Shoal to dive Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, and Sataya before a possible visit to Elphinstone.

DAEDALUS & ST JOHNS

An example itinerary for Sea Serpent’s Daedalus & St John’s voyage lasts for 7-days and departs from Port Ghalib. Once at Daedalus, guests can dive amongst mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations with a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads, grey reef sharks and oceanic whitetips. Sailing further south to St John's, guests can visit an array of first class dive sites such as Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya – famous for schools of hammerheads, silvertips, mantas and incredible tunnel complexes.

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