M/Y Orchid

Great liveaboard


M/Y Orchid is a 26 metre “Bronze Class” purpose built boat offering 12 divers spacious and comfortable air-conditioned accommodation. This boat operates out of Sharm-El-Sheikh for the Sinai Mini Cruise around Ras Mohammed or the Straits of Tiran.

Get a FREE Nitrox Course including theory lessons and exam. You just pay 99 Euros onboard for materials and PADI certification fee.

Dive Requirements

Egyptian law states that for the Marine Park Cruises (Just Brothers) all guests must have a minimum of 50 logged dives.

The Emperor Fleet operation recommends that all guests have a minimum of:

  • Shared Cabin
  • 3 Dives/Day, last Day 2 dives
  • Guide
  • 12 Litre Tanks and Weights
  • Full board
  • Soft drinks
  • Transfers
  • Marine park fees
Not Included
  • Visa
  • Alcohol
  • Diving Equipment
  • Nitrox
Dive routes include: Sinai Mini Cruise and the Classic Cruise


Type: Wooden hull - Year built : 1998 - Refitted: 2005
Length: 25m - Beam: 6.5m - Draft: 2m
Engines: 2 x 325 HP Caterpillar - Generators : 1 x 25 kW Perking, 1 x 70 kW Caterpillar
Navigation and Communication system : GPS Chart Plotter/Marine electronics Radar/ Depth Sounder/DSC VHF/SSB Radio
Fresh water capacity: 1 x desalination system 1000 litres per hour

Diving facilities

Air compressors: 2 x Marine
Nitrox diving : Available onboard
Dive deck: equipped with 12 litre Aluminium tanks as standard and 15 litre Steel tanks on request. 3m x 5m dive platform
Dive equipment rental: Full range (25 Euro per day for full equipment)
Medical Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid available: Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit

Equipment Rental Payable Onboard
  • Full equipment rental 25 Euros (Does not include Torch & Computer)
  • Mask 2 Euros (4 Euros from Marsa Alam)
  • Fins 3 Euros (5 Euros from Marsa Alam)
  • Boots 4 Euros (5 Euros from Marsa Alam)
  • Snorkel 1 Euro
  • Wet Suite 10 Euros
  • Stab jacket & B.C.D. 10 Euros
  • Regulator with Octopus 10 Euros
  • Underwater Torch 7 Euros
  • Computer 10 Euros
Please Note: The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day. We will need to pre-book the equipment for you at the time of booking but payment is onboard by cash or credit card.


Power sockets for battery chargers and flash
Camera rinsing tank and camera preparation area

  • 5 x twin beds cabin with air conditioning and en-suite facilities (Lower Deck)
  • 1 x double bed cabin with air conditioning and en-suite facilities (Upper Deck)
Maximum guests: 12 - Number of crew: 5 plus 1 dive guide
Salon & Dining room: Air conditioned
Entertainment : TV/Video/DVD/CD
Towels : 2 towels per guest
Special diets catered for on request

Additional information

Life jackets & life rafts
2 x Zodiacs 25hp
Fire Alarm System

Route Options

Vessel Details

Available Experiences



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