The third and latest addition to the fleet of Golden Dolphins is the M/Y Golden Dolphin III. Originally built in 2008, it is perfectly suited for scuba divers and can accommodate up to 20 guests across the 10 cabins. All the cabins onboard have private, en-suite facilities as well as air-conditioning and a mini bar. There are 6 twin size cabins situated on the vessel’s main deck, while the remaining 2 twin cabins are on the large upper deck together with the 2 double cabins. The double cabins boast king size beds and grand windows.
The common saloon is large and roomy, and is an air-conditioned space located on the lower deck. Complete with a bar and entertainment system as well as a dining space, this saloon is ideal for unwinding after a long day of diving. There is also the option of visiting the additional bar on the ship’s sun deck, or spending time on the shaded lounge chairs outside.
When it comes to the diving set up, the Golden Dolphin III does not disappoint. Divers can store their equipment in individual storage areas and can clean and set up their underwater cameras with ease thanks to camera set up tables and rinse tanks. Entering and exiting the water is easy thanks to a diving platform located beneath the diving deck.
The Golden Dolphin III is well known for its superb service and for visiting some of the most famous dive sites in the northern parts of the Red Sea. Wreck divers are in for a treat with visits to the Dunrave, the SS Thistlegorm and Abu Nuhas forming part of the northern itinerary. In the southern Red Sea, divers will have the chance to visit St Johns. It is possible to extend your stay for up to 2-weeks on board the Golden Dolphin III, and this proves to be a popular choice with divers in order to make the most of their time on board the liveaboard. Nitrox is also available free of charge for those who are certified to dive with Nitrox.