Ghani Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“My wife and I went the 1st week of Dec. 2023. We flew into Hurghada followed by a 3-4 hour mini-bus drive down to Marsa Alam where…”

Markus L, Germany Germany
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  • Spacious, well-equipped dive deck at the back
  • Nitrox is available for certified divers
  • Newly renovated in 2019 with a modern design

Ghani Liveaboard offers a selection of Red Sea diving itineraries, including the 'Golden Triangle,' 'St Johns' and 'Daedalus, Elphinstone & Fury Shoals' (DEF). The 'Golden Triangle' tour covers some of the most famous Egyptian dive sites, including the Brothers Islands, Daedalus Reef, and Elphinstone. Pristine diving awaits guests at St. Johns, 200km south of Marsa Alam, and stunning underwater landscapes are available on the DEF route. Diving from the Ghani liveaboard takes place from the spacious, well-equipped dive deck at the back of the boat. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

Topside the Ghani was newly renovated in 2019 to offer a modern and bright living space with plenty of space for up to 22 guests. 11 cabins and one suite are available. There are 6 twin cabins on the lower deck along with the suite and 4 twin cabins on the upper deck. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, en-suite bathrooms, and storage space. Cabins can be chosen for an extra supplement at the time of booking.

Social areas include the bright and spacious indoor dining area and salon with AC. Three hearty meals per day are served of local Egyptian and French cuisine. Snacks are available throughout the day to keep hungry divers happy. The partially covered sun deck is on the top, offering the perfect place to relax between dives or unwind after diving and enjoy the sunset.

The Ghani liveaboard is a fantastic budget option to enjoy stunning diving in the Red Sea. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (25 EUR per week).

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (185-205 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 EUR per week), Rental Gear (120 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (180-445 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
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day

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
  • Tech diving
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Free Nitrox

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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 29m
  • Beam 7.5m
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 11 air-conditioned cabins and 1 suite
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders x 2

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light

Ghani Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Markus L
  • Germany Germany
Great Dive Safari to St Johns Egypt

My wife and I went the 1st week of Dec. 2023. We flew into Hurghada followed by a 3-4 hour mini-bus drive down to Marsa Alam where we hooked up with dive friends we met on a Raja Ampat dive safari. For some reason flights to Marsa Alam are scarce. The dive vessels are anchored somewhere outside the actual Marsa Alam sea port. This was a bit surprising. You have to climb from the shore into the dinghy, but hey, its an adventure after all' - to us not a deal breaker. Only on the way back (last night is at Marsa Alam) it would have been nice to walk along the marina because we did not anchor in the sea port. The dive director and the whole team was great in explaining the boat, safety and each dive site. We were 20 divers, about 12 French, the rest German, USA, Yugoslavia. Important note here, the dive company is the French company Dune and all dives are self-guided. That's why mostly French divers on board understandably. Briefings were held in French and English. After the briefing you go with your groups and your buddy diving on your own - its beneficial to pay attention to the dive briefing. If you get lost, just shoot the DSMB and they will pick you up with the dinghy (never happened on our trip). The dive sites are relatively easy to dive with average depth around 20meters and, if qualified, 30meters occasionally. Open water divers must have a guide with them and pay extra. Great that 15-liter tanks are available, made the dives even safer. The dive deck is spacious enough, however, sending 2-3 groups at the same time in the water was later corrected to avoid crowding at the beginning and end of the dives. You do mellow coral reef dives, wall dives with no to little current (at least on our trip). The highlight were the dives at/in the St Johns caves. Just amazing and unforgettable. A maze of channels, cracks and swimthro's (they are not really caves, but still superb). This part is guided since you can loose your way. Again, no safety risk since you can exit at many locations at any time of the dive, but the guide knows the coolest routes through. What we saw on marine life was turtles, all kind of fish, barracuda, stingrays, moray eels. Unfortunately nothing really big. Only one white or black tip shark in the distance. Not sure if this is because of the time in the year. The boat itself is fine (it was the last trip of the season). The vessel is generally nice with lots of space to relax. Bathrooms were one wet-room (toilette and shower in one) - this can be handled for such a trip. The cabins were just right - standard on liveaboards with AC. BTW for photographers, the vessel had no camera table, which is usually for everybody quite nice, just to put your GoPro or other electronics. The crew was very friendly, the full dive deck made it sometimes challenging for them to help each guest. The food was superb - compliments to the Greek chef and his team. The water temperatures was beforehand the main topic - what to wear. 3 or 5mm or even more. It turned out that depending on the location the temperatures changed from 26 to 28 Celsius. We started with a 5mm semi-dry wetsuit the first 3 dives. I changed then to 3mm wetsuit (which was more a 2.5mm since older) and we were totally fine. For added protection a sharkskin top or similar would do. This reduced also the lead from 8kg to 4kg with backplate/wing. The organization was ok, but transfer between dive sites could be done during night time to have more time during the day for diving, this could be optimized, since the dives were anyway self-guided this would add potentially dives with minimal extra effort. Overall a dive safari to be recommended. From my point of view mostly advisable for tranquil diving with a bunch of friends, new Advanced Open Water divers and for a nice liveaboard week of diving. Again the St Caves are WOW and worth a visit. Be aware that if you are the more advanced and action-oriented diver (currents, big pelagic, etc.) this trip will be predominant

Recommended for
Food, St Johns caves, corals
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Great diving on Ghani

The dive guides selected beautiful dive sites and tried to avoid other boats. Dive groups were put together based on experience which avoided frustration the group of more experienced divers. We experienced a great service by the very friendly crew and enjoyed good food aboard the Ghani. While the boat is relatively old, it is well maintained (we experienced some issue with the aircon in the cabin which got fixed).

Recommended for
Diving with a professional dive guide, friendly and supportive crew, space aboard as boat was not fully booked
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Len S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great diving with a great crew

Diving on the SS Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Dives, Crew, Food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sandra M
  • Germany Germany
Would have been perfect if I could speak french

Diving without other groups in the Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Englisch speaking crew, dive spots and the boat itself
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Matevz C
  • Slovenia Slovenia
An amazing unforgettable experience with a an outstanding crew and service!!

Diving the SS Thistlegorm and many other wrecks. Surrounded by really colorful and healthy reefs. After the dives, we always had an amazing time with the crew entertaining us and cooking such great food. Also the panoramic view from the coastal desert surrounded by water.

Recommended for
Quality Diving, Great Food and the Crew service
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marie-Hélène P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Bonne semaine

Certaines plongées très belles

Recommended for
Équipage très pro et disponible. Repas très bons avec beaucoup de crudités et cuisine locale. Deck ombragé très confortable
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martin H
  • Germany Germany
Great Trip to the south

Die südlichen Riffe in ägyptischen Gewässern sind die Reise auf jeden Fall wert. Die Crew auf dieser Reise war grandios, die Briefings so, dass man jedes Riff problemlos alleine erkunden konnte wenn man wollte und doch zum Boot zurück gefunden hat und die Crew war stets darauf bedacht nirgendswo zu tauchen, wo zu viele andere Boote lagen. Absolut empfehlenswert!

Recommended for
Tauchplatzauswahl, Team, Stimmung an Bord
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Naia B
  • Spain Spain
Super trip!

We has an amazing trip over the north of the red sea, diving the BEST wrecks and Ras Mohamed park! Momo and Reda were our guides that in every moment had a lot of atention for all the guests, and the rest of the staff of the boat were super nice with all the details! For sure we Will return back!

Recommended for
The staf, the guides and the food