Grand Sea Serpent | Red Sea Liveaboard

Grand Sea Serpent | Red Sea Liveaboard

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Grand Sea Serpent

(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £1500 inc. flights*
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Grand Sea Serpent is the Southern Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard to be on, dedicated to the very best diving in Egypt's sumptuous marine parks and St Johns! Few liveaboards have the service or experience to rival that of Grand Sea Serpent. At 41 metres from stern to bow she is huge by any standards and luxurious. Enjoy the envious looks from others as you pull up to the reef on board this beautiful boat with her sleek, classic lines and spacious dive deck. Hundreds of divers have chosen Grand Sea Serpent to make their diving holiday all the more magical - come and discover why!

There are 12 cabins in total sleeping 24 divers in complete comfort. There are 4 twin cabins on the bridge level. There is no extra charge for this so just remember to check if they are available at the time of booking. There are then a further 6 twin cabins located downstairs. And if you like a double bed, please remember to request cabin 7 or 8 with your travel consultant. No matter which cabin you have, all are top class accommodation with en suite (enjoy the multi jet shower after a dive!), plenty of storage and a small fridge. The decor throughout is tasteful and light to add to the airy atmosphere.

Grand Sea Serpent is fully equipped to cater to every divers needs - be that as a recreational diver, photographer or technical diver. A Haskel pump on board enables gas mixes to be custom blended. Free nitrox is on offer to all nitrox divers. There is space aplenty on the back dive deck which sits at a comfortable height for diving from the boat or one of the two zodiac tenders. She has powerful engines to make light work of the journey between dive sites. And while you speed off to your next dive, relax in the comfort of the saloon or catch some rays on the sun deck. Try Grand Sea Serpent for your next holiday and see just how exhilarating diving the southern Red Sea can be.

Ask about our new add on Tek packages, for those of you who need a buddy to dive with. We can offer guided Rebreather or Twinset dives to a max 50m


  • Cabins: 12
  • Guests: 24
  • Ensuite Cabins: Yes
  • Individual A/C: Yes
  • Mini bar: Yes


  • Guides: 2
  • Tenders: 2
  • Compressors: 3
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Rebreather Friendly: Yes
  • Charging Stations: Yes


  • Length: 41m
  • Breadth: 8m
  • Engines: 2 x 720 HP
  • Generators: 3 x 60 KW
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Desalaination: 2 x 4500l / day

Camera Facilities

  • 1 x rinse tank & charging stations (2 pin European plugs)


360 Tour


15 November 2013

This was the second time I've arranged a group booking with you. Everyone had a brilliant time, the guides and crew. were great; it just went too fast!! I look forward to booking with Scuba Travel again. Matthew

24 September 2013

It does not get any better than 'simply the best' Diving in a schoal of Hammerheads, several Threashers and Grey Reefs, not to mention Mantas ticked off several items on the 'bucket List' See you all again next year. Many thanks. Mike Mike Evans

10 September 2013

Excellent from start to finish. Staff were excellent throughout. A particular mention to our guides, Gabriel and Maria, who were absolutely out of this in their knowledge and where and when to find the hammerheads, the highlight of trip!!! Well done to all and keep up the good work! Alnashir

03 September 2013

We arrived home this morning following another great week on Grand Sea Serpent, and I wanted to thank you for your generosity, as I was the lucky winner of one of the Christmas competitions through Scuba Travel. My dive buddy and I had a fantastic week diving with Gabriel & Maria, and we were looked after exceedingly well indeed by the Grand Sea Serpent boat crew Please pass on our appreciation to all aboard GSS and also the Scubatravel team, who worked hard towards making this a memorable holiday for myself and my buddy. Thank you again and we look forward to diving with Scuba Travel in 2014 Lynne Evans

19 August 2013

In a nutshell, it was the best trip we have been on in nearly a decade of diving safaris. The boat was well equipped and clean, the crew were incredible and the dive guides Gabriel & Maria were awesome. The food was also the best boat food we have ever had, better than a lot of 5 star hotels you might visit. Our vegan friend was looked after every day with three already prepared meals (that she really enjoyed) and the 1,000 or so eggs just about lasted the two weeks we were on board!! Everything we needed was catered for and you can take credit that you run a business that quite frankly delivers a red carpet experience. Well done. David Bennett

20 July 2013

Just like to say a great thanks to Maria and Gadrielle and the crew for a great weeks diving in St Johns. Cannot fault the guides crew and boat plus the diving was brilliant, have to mention the help they gave Carol with carrying her kit for her to and from the back of the boat due to a knee problem also unlike other itineraries we have been on we did not see another boat for four days and had the dive sites to ourselves. Definatly be going on another trip on this boat and have already booked a trip on the sister boat Sea Serpent for September. Carol and Mick Mick Solkhon

15 June 2013

I was on the grand sea serpent from 29th May and it was awesome. I really enjoyed thew whole trip. The boat was fabulous, the crew was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious. Special thanks to Hany the dive guide, he was very knowledgeable and helpful - just a really cool guy. I will be returning next year and requesting Hany. Thanks everyone for a great trip. Jade Bradley jade bradley

31 May 2013

I am writing to express sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to ensuring that the trip from 22 to 29 May on the splendid boat Grand Sea Serpent was such a pleasant and interesting experience. The Captain and his crew were excellent in every way. The dive guides Valeria and Moustapha were superb; the former evincing a particularly touching and infectious enthusiasm for the many hammerhead sharks which we were fortunate to encounter during our six dives at Daedalus Reef. However, the topographical underwater beauty at Zabargad Island, with its rich marine life, was for me the highlight of the week. I should add that, as is often the case with liveaboards, the eclectic nature of one's fellow divers was an additional attraction. I am, indeed, most grateful to all involved for what proved to be a memorable week. Terry Dormer

29 May 2013

Just wanted to pop in and say what an absolutely wonderful week I have just had away with Paul Duxfield and co aboard M/Y Grand Sea Serpent on the Corals, Caves and Critters trip. The boat, the crew, the food, the guides were exemplary and Duxy wasn't too bad either!! I got everything plus more out of this trip that I was looking for. Thank you Scuba Travel team, you get 5 *'s from me :-) Ian Taylor

15 May 2013

Just wanted to send a quick email telling you how good our trip on Grand Sea Serpent doing the Simply the Best itinerary was. Boat was great, food was excellent, crew were outstanding and most of all the diving was truly out of this world. Sharks on nearly every dive: Greys, Black Tips, White Tips, Threshers and schools of hammerheads. Nice shoal of dolphins while doing safety stop finished off one memorable dive. Special mention must go to the dive guides Hanny and Chrissie who couldn't do enough to help, and were professional and knowlegeable. Can't wait for the next trip! Paul Shill

12 November 2012

Just wanted to say I had an amazing time on the Grand Sea Serpeant thanks to plenty of hard work from Gabriel and Maria. They were both really friendly and helpful, especially when I lost my dive computer in rough seas. Great boat, crew, guides and fellow divers! Simon Goldsmith

29 October 2012

Great week on Grand Sea Serpent. Beautiful calm weather, Little brother with no other boats and at its best, Grey reef's chasing a thresher around the cleaning station, hammerheads at Daedalus, 6 Oceanics for 80 mins at Elphinstone. Big smiles and still one day on Elphinstone to go. Jon Ryan

15 October 2012

Amazing week had on the Grand Sea Serpent highlighted by a group of Oceanic White Tips at Elphinstone :-) now its back to reality! Michelle Ault

19 September 2012

29/8/12 to 5/9/12 Had a great weeks diving, many thanks to Gabriel & Maria, two very special guides, best i have ever meet,the crew were also very good, always there to give a hand when needed, the only thing that spoilt the week was the lack in choice of food, very poor,for us people that do not eat fish. Robert Ellis

06 September 2012

Would like to thank everyone that was onboard MY Grand Sea Serpent this past week for a great trip, great diving, Great Sunsets, Great marine life. Special Thanks to Gabriel and Maria the guides simply fantastic Waterfront Scuba

24 August 2012

Just like to confirm our safe return from another terrific "Simply the Best" week on Grand Sea Serpent.Great to see Gabriel and Maria again as well as the hammerheads,Oceanic,Thresher and Grey Reef sharks.Gabriel and Maria worked very hard to ensure we had the best trip possible.The vibrant reefs were alive with fish and the company on the boat was superb.Sue Harrison and her delightful family were great ambassadors for Scuba Travel and inspired many ideas for future trips. John and Janet Skilton

23 August 2012

I have just returned from the Grand Sea Serpent. We had a wonderful time which was partly due to the hard work of our dive guides Gabriele and Maria. If there is any award going then these 2 should be up for it! Trevor Laws

17 August 2012

Please can you pass on to your team that I have recently returned from the Daedelous & Rocky Island Trip on the Grand Sea Serpent with Maria and Gabriel as the dive guides 1/8/12-8/8/12. It was a fantastic trip, excellent sightings of sharks, great people on the boats and the dive guides are the best Ive used. Thanks for a fantastic holiday. Jane jane

16 May 2012

On behalf of Marc and I we want to thank you for the great travel planning you organized. Those arrangements makes you and Scuba travel one of a kind. Again many thanks. We both are adapting back into normal life without sharks. It was a fantastic trip. Pierre Wybouw

01 May 2012

We have just spent a great week on the Grand Sea Serpent learning about our Cameras, a Canon S100, and a Canon S95 both using relevant Fix housings. This was the first time we had used these cameras underwater and we were not sure of what they were capable of doing. One of us was a complete novice, the other a keen armature. Each of us having a completely different knowledge base, we both felt we came away from the trip with a great deal of information, having learnt so much, in a fun and creative way. Some of the topics covered included camera set up, basic camera maintenance - o rings etc, how to take photos, composition, and on to more advanced techniques such as exposure lock within the caves of St Johns. Nothing was too much trouble for Duxy, from the simplest of questions to the more challenging. Duxy was always available to answer a questions and give advice, at all times with a smile and a pleasant word. Jan & Keith Bushe

01 May 2012

I really really enjoyed your Red Sea photo workshop on Grand Sea Serpent. I felt that you paid equal attention to all participants regardless of their skill level and type of camera they had. No question was too basic to answer and information was given in a non-befuddling way. Lucy Nandris

09 January 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic week on the Grand Sea Serpent from 29 Dec to 5 Jan. If you are able to pass on our thanks to the crew, they are incredible and work tirelessly to take care of everyone. It was a great trip. Lorraine Bowen

23 September 2011

Hi Lee just a quick email to say that I had a amazing trip. The boat was even better in the flesh than in the pictures. I think I have got the bug for liveaboards from now on so you will be hearing from me soon. Thanks again, Chris. Chris

12 September 2011

I recently returned from the Grand Sea Serpent Itinerary in the Southern Red Sea - I would not normally take the time to provide feedback however on this occasion would like to let you know what an absolutely fabulous holiday we had - particularly due to the dive guides on our liveaboard, Will & Kati. I had already planned to do my Advanced Open Water while in Egypt, however, when I met the other guests on the boat found that most had Divemaster or Instructor qualifications along with hundreds / thousands of dives. I never really seemed to get the hang of buoyancy even after passing my Open Water and this together with new equipment proved to be extremely challenging. After a couple of dives I was really struggling and had Will not been such an excellent dive instructor, at this point, I may have just sat out the rest of the dives. Will spent invaluable time training me on a one -2-one basis on the required Advanced dives and after completing the certificate, I now feel confide. Angela Donaghue

30 August 2011

Thank you for a fantastic holiday. We enjoyed it sooooo much that we will be booking the same holiday next year. Steve Hewitt

25 August 2011

Hi all at Scuba Travel, I have just returned from a fantastic week on board Grand Sea Serpent doing the St John itinerary. I would just like to say a massive thank you to all involved. We had a great time, oceanic White tips, dolphins etc. Many thanks! Bob Mann

25 August 2011

The short story is that the trip was amazing. Quite challenging in parts and certainly the longest series of deep dives I have ever done. Most were below 30 and one was 40.,We had terrific sightings of scalloped hammerheads - a group of 9 - and topped off our last dive on Elphinstone with 10-15 mins with an oceanic white tip at 7 m. Quite incredible. The boat and facilities were excellent and the dive guides gave the best briefings by far I have experienced. I'll be forwarding you their details later as they are worth keeping an eye on! Peter Temperley

22 June 2011

We've had an amazing week - hammerheads on only the 2nd dive, manta, dolphins - you name it we have had it. Grand Sea Serpent still has to be the best boat with the best crew and Kati & Will were brilliant. Huge thanks to everyone. Martin Greaves

13 June 2011

Just a quick note to let you know ( you probably already do!), I have just returned from a great week on the Grand Sea Serpent. The boat and crew were excellent, as were the two guides. Trip started 01/06/11 St Johns. I have dived many liveaboards throughout the world and yes some had better rooms and a top chef, and they all cost twice or three times as much, and that was without the flight. Egypt represents such good value. Everything went well from the airport pick up through to the diving. Well done Scuba Travel Bob Mckay

12 June 2011

Just returned from a week on the Grand Sea Serpent. This is my first trip to the Red Sea &, based on my experience on GSS, will certainly be back! The crew were all friendly & helpful, the boat was in great condition, the food was good & the reef dives fabulous (if only they could have arranged for a few more shark sitings!)! Only issue was that I think that they could squeeze a few more dives into the trip, but maybe that's just me being greedy! Chris Earl

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