Samira Discovery Red Sea liveaboard, affordable luxury

MY Samira Discovery

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Samira Discovery
Egypt Egypt
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Hurghada / Port Ghalib
No. of guests: 22
Prices from: 977 USD
Booking / Enquiry
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Samira Discovery is one of our favourite Red Sea diving liveaboards. It was built in 2014 and then underwent renovations and updates in 2018. It’s 37 metres long & purpose built for diving, ensuring that the 22 guests have plenty of space both in the cabins and around the communal areas. Rates for the week-long cruises are very competitive, with Nitrox fills for free. Trips that are not full one month before departure are often discounted for any remaining spaces, making it even better value.

Starting with Samira’s top deck, there comfortable sun loungers plus sofas & low tables, normally shaded from the sun. The spiral staircase from the sundeck leads down to the upper deck. Here there are four guest cabins, and the popular sofa & bar area. The upper deck guest cabins are two master cabins for couples, and two twin cabins. They all have large sea-view windows, a private bathroom, air conditioning & ample storage areas & electrical sockets. The upper-deck and double cabin rates cost 20% extra on top of the standard cabins. The most-popular area for guests to spend time between dives is the outdoor covered bar & sofa lounge. There are six large sofas with coffee tables, plus stools at the bar. Here guests enjoy the great views & sea breeze, and can share stories over a beer, wine, cocktail or free soft drinks.

MY Samira’s main deck is for enjoying delicious food in air-conditioned comfort, maybe watching a movie, and of course for the diving. The indoor saloon/lounge has space for 22 guests to enjoy the chef’s sumptuous dishes. The meals are served buffet style and consist of international & local food. Anyone with special dietary needs can be catered for, but please let us know beforehand. There are large tables in the dining lounge, & lots of windows to give a bright and airy feel. There is also another section in this room with sofas & coffee tables, and a large tv.

beautiful sundeck sofasAt the rear of Samira’s main deck is the diving platform. It’s divided on two levels, the higher level for gearing up & storing dive equipment, and the lower level for divers’ final moments before taking a giant stride into the sea. Everyone is given their own slot for their equipment between dives. And there are also plastic boxes for your smaller items such as weightbelts & fins. The dive platform’s lower level is well designed and large enough for your group to wait for the all clear before jumping in. And at the end of your dive the boat’s ladders have a clever design to enable divers to easily climb up wearing fins. There are also two bathrooms for changing, taking a shower or answering a final call of nature.

On Samira’s lower deck there are seven comfortable guest cabins, which offer the best value for diving from a luxury Red Sea liveaboard. Six of them are twin cabins with side-by-side single beds, air-conditioning and a private bathroom with hot & cold freshwater showers. Also, at the front of the lower deck is the boat’s largest guest cabin. The huge honeymoon master cabin may not have windows like the upper deck cabins do, but it has lots more space & storage areas.

Two motorized tender dinghies are available to pick up divers if necessary. The compressors and Nitrox system work in near-silence to fill tanks, and there is a full complement of safety equipment and trained personnel at all times.

Prices & Schedule

MY Samira Discovery Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Twin Upper Deck Twin Honeymoon Suite
, Carnatic Wreck, Tile Wreck, Lentil Wreck, Giannis D Wreck, , Rosalie Moeller Wreck, , , Shark Reef, Yolanda Reef, , Panorama Reef,
( 19 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,140 USD Upper Deck Twin1,368 USD Honeymoon Suite1,368 USD
, , , Tiran
( 19 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin977 USD Upper Deck Twin1,173 USD Honeymoon Suite1,173 USD
Fury Shoals, Shaab Claude, , Shab Shaam, Wadi Gamal, , Habili Ali, Habili Gafaar, Gota Kebir, Gota Soraya, Elphinstone Reef
( 19 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,113 USD Upper Deck Twin1,336 USD Honeymoon Suite1,336 USD
, ,
( 19 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Twin1,140 USD Upper Deck Twin1,368 USD Honeymoon Suite1,368 USD
Included In The Price
Transfers to & from the airport
Transfers to and from local hotels
Tea / coffee
Drinking water
Soft drinks
Weights & weightbelts
Standard tanks
Dive master services
Soap & Shampoo
Luggage storage
Not Included In The Price
Dive equipment
National park fees
Dive computer
Alcoholic drinks
Dive insurance
Enviroment tax
Night diving torch
Larger tanks
Mask and Snorkel
Open-heel fins
Full-foot fins
Tips / Gratuities
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Booking / Enquiry

Samira has several different diving itineraries. Please click on the list below, but be careful to select the itinerary that matches your chosen trip on the schedule. Nearly always they are 7D/7N, with the first & final nights usually spent on board at the harbour (or sometimes in a 4* hotel). The 7D/7N trips have 6 diving days, with reduced dives on the final day to enable guests to fly after disembarkation, and maybe to dry their equipment properly before packing. If the boat’s itinerary goes to the deep south or a marine park there are normally two dives on the first day.

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MY Samira Discovery
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
Speedboat Transfers
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MY Samira Discovery Layout
MY Samira Discovery Specifications
Built: 2014, complete refit 2018
Length: 35 Metres.
Beam: 8.0 Metres.
Engines: 2 x 580 HP CAT.
Generators: 1 x 65kw,1 x 84kw.
Compressors: 2 x Bauer Mariner 200 lt/min.
Tanks: 25 x 12l aluminium tanks.
Nitrox: Nitrox membrane filling system.
Navigation: Radar, GPS, echo sounder and compass.
Fresh Water: 10t fresh water plus 2 x 4t per day desalination units.
Guests: Max. 22 Guests.
Cabins: 11 x twin cabins with A/C and en-suite bathrooms. (6 cabins downstairs with side-by-side beds, 1 Honeymoon suite downstairs, 2 cabins with side by side beds, 2 Honeymoon suites on the top deck, all the honeymoon suites are fitted with mini bar, A/C, en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, entertainment system and large beds).
Sundeck: 2 shaded sundecks, 1 with bar.
Entertainment: TV and Music system..
Dinghy: 2 x 5.25 m zodiacs with 40 HP outboard engines.
Safety: Life jackets, life rafts, fire alarm, oxygen and first aid.


There is a range of scuba diving courses available on Samira, but these normally need to be pre-booked in advance, and we cannot guarantee every type of course. The most-popular scuba diving courses on liveaboard boats are the Advanced and Nitrox courses, because these are designed to improve the skills of already-certified scuba divers.

Contact us for more information about courses on MY Samira Discovery

Transfer details

The Samira team collects guests from local hotels or ether Marsa Alam or Hurghada airport for free on departure day. At the end of each trip the same transfers are available. Some trips depart from and return to different ports, depending on the itinerary. Please check carefully, online and in email/message, before booking your flights.

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