For those looking for a relaxing and memorable liveaboard experience, the Dolce Vita is a great choice. First launched in 2004, the Dolce Vita, which means “sweet life”, was designed with great attention to detail to be a scuba diver’s dream. Egypt’s Red Sea offers great shark viewings, pristine coral reefs with vibrant marine species as well as amazing wreck sites to explore. The Dolce Vita measures 38 meters in length and boasts plenty of communal space including a saloon and bar area, dining room and two spacious sun decks. There is a dedicated dive deck were guests have plenty of room to store their equipment, kit up and rinse off. The Dolce Vita accommodates a maximum of 20 guests.
Serving as a top-notch hotel on the water, the Dolce Vita’s design is that of a traditional wooden boat. The meals served onboard are of excellent quality and the menus have been designed by divers with divers in mind.
To visit the northern Red Sea sites it is possible to fly into Hurghada’s international airport or Sharm El Sheikh’s international airport. It is also possible to fly into Cairo’s international airport, from where domestic flights can be caught to the various destinations. To visit the southern Red Sea sites, divers can make use of Marsa Alam International which is nearby the Marsa Ghalib airport in Port Ghalib. Again, flights from Cairo’s main airport are also a possibility. It is also possible to travel by land (car, bus or taxi) from Hurghada to Port Ghalib, which is usually a 2.5 hour journey.
The M/Y Dolce can accommodate up to 22 people across its 8 twin and 3 double cabins. Both the double and twin cabins have en-suite facilities and boast air-conditioning for those hot summer nights. Eight of the cabins are on the lower deck and two cabins are on the upper deck. There is also an additional cabin on the main deck.