Gelen, Egypt

Excellent crew and service

“Decent boat, good food, helpful and friendly boat staff, dive masters could do a better job during dive of showing us h…”

Fawad K, United States United States
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  • Elegant indoor and al-fresco dining
  • Diverse diving through beautiful coral gardens
  • Nitrox available on board
  • Wi-Fi available

The MS Gelen is a fantastic option for an exciting Red Sea dive safari. Offering a comfortable and relaxing experience, the 38m MS Gelen caters to 20 guests in 8 double cabins and 2 spacious Master Suites. Each cabin features a private en-suite bathroom, AC, minibar, TV & DVD player, and hairdryer. Social areas include a comfortable indoor salon with a TV and entertainment area, bar, and indoor dining area. Full board meals, tea, coffee, and water are included in the price. An array of international and local cuisine is served buffet-style 3 times daily. Guests can also relax on the sundeck or the outdoor shaded lounge area to enjoy the Egyptian sea breeze.

The spacious dive deck of the M/S Gelen is located at the back of the boat and has ample space for kitting-up and individual gear storage. Itineraries explore the best dive sites in the Red Sea. Join the MS Gelen liveaboard for the 7-night Brothers & Elphinstone route, perfect for divers who can't get enough of sharks, wrecks & walls. The Deep South - St. John's itinerary offers diverse diving, beautiful coral gardens, breathtaking walls, huge schools of fish, and the chance to see large pelagic life. Whichever tour you choose, the experienced and professional guides of the MS Gelen are on hand to make this a dive safari to remember.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (70-90 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (185 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per week), Rental Gear (220 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses, Complimentary Toiletries, Laundry / Pressing Services.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails

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
  • Dive deck
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2007
  • Length 38 meters
  • Beam 8 meters
  • Cruising speed up to 15 knots
  • Engines 2x 780 hp Caterpillar
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Water capacity 8000 litres
  • Fuel capacity 14000 litres

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits

Gelen Reviews

  • 7.7 Good
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Fawad K
  • United States United States
Decent experience but feel short of what I thought a red sea dive trip would be like

Decent boat, good food, helpful and friendly boat staff, dive masters could do a better job during dive of showing us highlights of the dive vs just hunting for big things, zero WiFi internet access even at the docks,

Recommended for
Good food, very nice supporting boat staff
  • 7.2 Good
  • David S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
The famous B, D, E safari for good value with experienced dive guide.

The boat wasn´t overcrowded, good weather, excellent underwater visibility. Downsides: not enough dives, food, rush

Recommended for
longimanus, manta ray, sea cow
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Spain Spain
A relaxing liveaboard

Encontrar un nudibranquio que nunca había visto anteriormente

Recommended for
Beautiful underwater landscapes, relaxing dives, good company