Golden Dolphin IV

Golden Dolphin IV


Space for 28 divers
Upper deck cabins
Nitrox included

Diving experience

Large fish
Reef diversity
Wreck diving

The Golden Dolphin IV, with its incredible 46 meters in length, was completed in 2021, making it the newest, youngest and above all the largest ship in the Golden Dolphin fleet.

The 14 air-conditioned cabins are divided between the lower deck, main deck and upper deck. As on the Golden Dolphin III, the dining area is located on the lower deck.

The ship has 2 salons, one on the main deck and one on the upper deck.

The Golden Dolphin IV also impresses with 2 sun decks, which offer the perfect places to relax and are superbly laid out.


  • 14 cabins with space for a total of 28 guests


    Upper deck: 4 cabins with single beds
    Main deck: 6 cabins - of which 2 with double beds, 4 with single beds 
    Lower deck: 4 cabins - 2 with double beds, 2 with single beds


  • Saloons: The Golden Dolphin IV has 2 air-conditioned saloons, one on the main deck and one on the upper deck.
  • Sun decks: The two sun decks, which are excellently divided, also offer the perfect place to relax and unwind between dives. In particular, the Jacuzzi on one of the sun decks leaves nothing to be desired.


  • In the ship's dining area, a selection of culinary national and international dishes are served buffet-style three times a day. Between dives there are snacks and water, tea and coffee are available at all times. The Nespresso machine on board can be used with capsules brought from home.
  • The ship's 3 bars are located on the lower, main and upper decks and invite you to enjoy a cool drink at any time.
    (alcoholic drinks are available at an extra charge)


  • Year of construction: 2019 / 2021
  • Length: 46 meters / Width: 11 meters
  • Generators: 2 x 125 KW (230V) Perkins and 1x 80 KW Perkins
  • Engines: 2 x 2,200 hp Cummins K50s
  • Desalination unit: 2 x 10,000l/day
  • Compressors: 2 x Bauer K15.1 450l and Nitrox Mattai 15KW
  • 2 inflatable boats with outboard motor


  • 2 life rafts, life jackets, oxygen & first aid equipment, fire extinguishers in each cabin and in the saloon


  • Euro, US dollar, Egyptian pound
  • Credit cards are not accepted

The Golden Dolphin IV sails a wide variety of tours in the Red Sea, which always start either in Hurghada or in Port Ghaleb in Marsa Alam. Guests can look forward to unforgettable dives during the safaris.

  • Dive deck: The ship has a spacious dive deck and a large platform for easy access. This means that every diver has enough space to prepare for their next dive in peace.
  • Nitrox: Nitrox is included for all divers with the appropriate certification.


  • North - Wreck Tour / North - SS Turkia / North - Strait of Tiran
  • Brother Island - Daedalus - Elphinstone / Brother Islands - Daedalus - Fury Shoals
  • Rocky Island - Zabargad - St. Johns
  • Best of the Red Sea: Daedalus - Rocky Island - Zabargad - St. Johns - Elphinstone
  • Deep South: St. Johns - Abu Fandera
  • 2 weeks Great Island Tour: Brother Islands - Daedalus - Rocky Island - Zabargad
  • 2 weeks: Strait of Tiran - Brother Islands - Daedalus - Rocky Island - Zabargad - Salem Express

You can view the detailed routings, dates and availability directly below and send us your inquiry for your next diving vacation at any time:

Routing and availability

The Golden Dolphin fleet sails a wide variety of routes in the Red Sea.

Further detailed information about the routings, dates & availability can be found in the overview above or can be requested at any time via

Enclosed you will find a few routing descriptions:

North - Wreck Tour

  • The Blue Thistle, as Thistlegorm is called in German, is probably the most famous wreck in the Red Sea. The British ship was on its way to Egypt to supply the British Afrika Korps with supplies when it was attacked by a German bomber on the night of the full moon on October 6, 1941 and sank. The wreck lies upright on the seabed at a depth of 30 meters and makes many a diver's heart beat faster.
  • The Abu Nuhas reef north of Shedwan Island seems to be cursed, because although its beacon shines far and wide, it is home to four very famous wrecks that attract divers from all over the world.
  • A fascinating story revolves around the steamship Dunraven, which was transporting wool, cotton bales and spices from Bombay to Newcastle when it ran aground on the reef edge at the southern end of Shaab Mahmoud on the night of April 22, 1876, caught fire and sank.
  • Ras Mohammed National Park offers fantastic dive sites, such as JOLANDA and SHARK REEF. The two reefs are close to each other on a plateau whose edges drop off to a depth of more than 700m. Due to its exposed location and the current conditions, the plateau is an "aquarium" of superlatives

North - SS Turkia

  • The SS Turkia was built in 1909 by Earles Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. in Hall (England). The cargo ship, then named Livorno, had a length of 91m, a width of 13m and a tonnage of 1671 tons and was used for various trade routes within Northern Europe. Between 1920 and 1935, the ship was sold to Greece and renamed. In May 1941, the SS Turkia was on its way from New York to Piraeus. The cargo consisted of explosives, vehicles, electrical cables and weapons. She sank near the Suez Canal and there are two stories about it: Fire broke out on board and/or she was hit by a bomb and sank. At a depth of between 10m and 24m, beautifully overgrown with soft and hard corals, it is an experience for the diver.

Deep South: St. Johns - Abu Fandera

  • St. John's Cave, this chain of five reefs lives up to its name. Umm Hararim impresses with its unique cave system. In the shallow area, surrounded by a wonderful hard coral garden, the main reef is perforated like a Swiss cheese on its south-west side. The corridors, most of which are open at the top, are easy to dive, overgrown with red coral and the play of light on the bright sandy bottom is unique. Hatchetfish gather in darker corners, blue-spotted stingrays search for crabs in the sand......there are desktop pictures!
  • Abu Fandera, dozens of ergs (reef blocks) at a depth of 15m to 20m, overgrown with beautiful soft corals, awaken the explorer's instinct.

Brother Islands - Elphinstone

  • The Brother Islands are undoubtedly one of the world's best dive sites. Rising steeply from great depths, two small islands, Big Brother and Little Brother, lie isolated in the Red Sea on the open sea, around 60 km from the coast.
  • The Little Brother has a surprising abundance of creatures. Steep walls of superlatives await the diver. In the north, a narrow and long plateau stretches from 7 m to over 42 m in depth. Diving there is always a little adventure. Hammerhead sharks often have their rendezvous, but there is also a cleaning station for gray reef sharks, large barracudas are ready to hunt in the current, large Napoleons show themselves off to the diver, silky sharks and thresher sharks sometimes pass by. Especially in the south, turtles can often be observed, a manta ray flies past almost unnoticed in the current, hunting bottlenose dolphins, tuna and mackerel, all of which are possible.
  • About one kilometer north of Little Brother is Big Brother. The lighthouse, built in 1883, is located in the middle of the island. The highlight for every diver there is certainly a dive on the wreck of the NUMIDIA. The British steel & screw steamer was on its way from Glasgow to Bombay & Calcutta when it ran aground at full speed on the northern tip of the reef on the night of July 20, 1901. A few weeks later, the Numidia sank and now lies on edge between 12m and 80m deep on the reef.
  • Although the reef of Elphinstone has been very heavily dived in recent years due to its location close to the coast, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful reefs in Egypt and is a "must-be" for every diver. Not very wide, but long, a plateau stretches gradually from 18m to 55m in the north. Beautifully overgrown, it is worth keeping an eye out for big fish (gray reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks) before drifting east or west along the breathtaking steep wall, which is covered with gorgonians, wire corals and various soft corals. The plateau in the south is slightly wider, covered with coral blocks and turns into a drop-off at a depth of around 45m.

(Source: Golden Dolphin Safari World)