Al Farouk Omar, Egypt

Excellent crew and service

“The boat has seen better days and sustained some damage in high waves that led to some flooding in lower deck rooms. The compres…”

Adam S, United States United States
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    • Cozy modern vessel
    • Great value for money

The M/Y Al Farouk Omar offers budget diving safaris in the Red Sea, Egypt. Explore the north, including the SS Thistlegorm and Ras Mohammed, the Brothers Islands, Daedalus, and Elphinstone, or a combination thereof. Dive facilities on board include a spacious dive deck with individual gear storage areas, rinse tanks, and freshwater showers. Nitrox is available at an extra charge for those certified.

Topside, the MY Al Farouk Omar liveaboard caters to 24 divers in 12 twin cabins. Cabins are spread out over 3 decks; each is air-conditioned with a private en-suite bathroom. Social areas include an indoor lounge with AC and TV, a DVD player and music system, a dining room, and a bar. Freshly prepared meals mix international and local cuisine and are served buffet style. The sun deck offers a great place to relax and unwind at the end of the day or chill out in between dives.

Let the experienced and friendly crew and guides of the M/Y Al Farouk Omar liveaboard help you to create a Red Sea dive holiday to remember. Call us or book online today to reserve your spot.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (70 EUR per week), Fuel Surcharge (50 EUR per trip), Port Fees (25 EUR per week), Visas and Fees (25 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (35 EUR), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (50 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox (70-90 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (185 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear (220 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (140-435 EUR per activity).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and French.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Water capacity 8 tonnes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Engine room CCTV

Al Farouk Omar Reviews

  • 7.9 Good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Adam S
  • United States United States
Boat had issues

The boat has seen better days and sustained some damage in high waves that led to some flooding in lower deck rooms. The compressor also had issues throughout the week and the crew was inexperienced leading to some clunky moments. However the dive guides and the diving were fantastic as we saw every large pelagic from oceanic whitetips, manatees and hammerheads to amazing macro subjects like pipe fish. The corals are very healthy and extraordinary. If you’re looking for a true adventure where you never know what might happen next above or below the waterline than this trip is for you!

Recommended for
The diving was great
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Nicola R
  • Italy Italy
Liveaboard on Gelen!

The boat is comfy (please note that our booking was changed last minute to Gelen instead of Al Farouk II), the staff friendly and always ready to help. Food was tasty, healthy and sufficient, even for vegetarians. Nice bunch of divers. The dive guides were unfortunately unmotivated and rather absent. The main guide was always tired and kept the briefings to a minimum. The second guide was rather unfit for the job, even managed to lose divers, had us swim against the current, had us regularly swim in a safe distance from the wall in order to see nothing, usually "ran" in front of the group and had little contact with the divers, and always had his camera ready to take pictures - not only unusual but as far as I know also forbidden for guides.

Recommended for
the quiet at Daedalus, sharks at Elphinstone, comfortable boat
  • 5.2 Review score
  • Saskia R
  • Germany Germany
The boat is a heap of scrap

The great underwater world was overshadowed by technical problems and trips back to the port.

Recommended for
Wreck SS Thistlegorm, Wreck Salem Express & the food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Janusz S
  • Finland Finland
Good dives, friendly staff.

In general the trip was good, friendly crew, good food, nice dives (even dive sites were repeated several times) and spectacular marine life. However, bathroom in our cabin was a disaster. The boat had big problems with sewage system and during sailing on the open sea lower deck rooms and corridor were horribly smelly. Additionally, in our cabin, shower water was permanently standing on the floor (drainage hole in the left corner, while ship tilted to the right side).

Recommended for
Marine life.
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Zoitza P
  • France France
Not so comfortable

Thé divings

Recommended for
Thé divings and thé crew
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Sebastian L
  • Germany Germany
The changed me to New Dream Boat without any information why

Brother, Deadalus, Elphinstone

Recommended for
the dives, Diveguide Mohamed
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Gerbrand L
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Expectations well met!

Actually seeing every shark you could expect to see and more; drinking and chatting with people from all over the world and be surprised for dinner with fresh caught fish.

Recommended for
All of the people (including crew and fellow divers); the beauty of the sites visited and the special care taken in the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Detlev K
  • Germany Germany


Recommended for
Das Besatzungsteam immer freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Essen war super schmackhaft. Der Tauchmaster Peter war sehr aufmerksam und hilfsbereit einfach klasse.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Byron S
  • Canada Canada
Very good but only one tiny shark

Diving in great visibility

Recommended for
The crew, water visibility and the Russians
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • andrew J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
2nd year and very much improved experience

Oceanic white tips every time. Up close and personal. Cant get enough of it.

Recommended for
Guides were superb this year. Itinerary didn't disappoint. Company was excelent