Ghazala Explorer Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Beautiful dive site! Mostly they just kept getting better & better! Superb food & lots of it! Visited a Bedouin village for tradit…”

John K, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Built in 2021
  • Bright, modern decor
  • North and South Red Sea itineraries available
  • 2 dive tenders for access to dive sites

The Ghazala Explorer liveaboard in Egypt is a modern 37mtr/121ft motor yacht offering itineraries throughout the Red Sea area. It can take up to 24 guests in 12 air-conditioned, ensuite cabins, consisting of 10 twin bed and 2 double bed cabins, including the Junior suite. Ghazala Explorer has a spacious, bright indoor dining and lounge area for guests to enjoy prepared meals or relax with a drink. There is a sun deck with seating areas and bean bags and either covered or open areas for those who prefer to be in the sunshine. A large dive deck to the rear allows storage of dive equipment and plenty of space to get ready for dives, and the rear platform makes getting on and off the tenders more accessible.

Ghazala Explorer liveaboard offers divers a wide choice of itineraries throughout the Red Sea, including favorites such as the Thistlegorm wreck, Abu Nuhas, Brothers, Ras Mohammed, Daedalus, Elphinstone, and St. John's. The Red Sea offers divers so much diversity in marine life and healthy corals; whichever itinerary you choose, you'll be amazed at the underwater world in Egypt.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Night Dives, Nitrox, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Chamber Fees, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ

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.


Diving

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

The crew speaks English, German, and Spanish.


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 2021
  • Length 37 meters
  • Beam 8.2 meters
  • Top speed 13 knots
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 2 x MAN 1100 Hp
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 14
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 12 tons
  • Fuel capacity 20 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2 * 7 tons each

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
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Ghazala Explorer Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
    9.6
  2. Crew
    9.5
  3. Food
    9.9
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.7
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John K
  • United States United States
My Big Fat Red Sea Trip!!!

Beautiful dive site! Mostly they just kept getting better & better! Superb food & lots of it! Visited a Bedouin village for traditional meal. That was quite interesting. Plenty of wrecks & visibility was at least 60+ feet (20 meters) every where! Very safe with thorough dive briefings before each dive and great assistance in donning & doffing gear.

Recommended for
All inclusive (except alcohol)YES Nitrox too, EXCELLENT crew & guides, Fantastic overall value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Robin S
  • Germany Germany
Outstanding experience!

Great dive sites! Excellent dive guides! All in all a really good experience!

Recommended for
Such a great community on board!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ioannis T
  • Greece Greece
It's not a trip, it's an experience!

Newly built and very well organised liveaboard! The schedule itself included all the sweet spots for a North Red Sea itinerary, while the captain was quite flexible to also adjust it as needed, so we could avoid bad weather conditions or busy spots. The guides were very knowledgable of the area and helpful to all different levels of experience among the divers and the whole stuff very friendly, making the whole trip an amazing diving experience! Last but not least, the food.. Well done chefs! Highly recommended from all aspects and I'll definitely be back!

Recommended for
Schedule, Crew, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Hisham H
  • Ireland Ireland
Personalised adventure

Perfect mix of reefs and wrecks. Excellent pre-dive briefings. Well equipped cabins. The crew looks after the needs of every passenger to ensure their happiness, health and safety on board.

Recommended for
Great dive sites, tasty local food, comfortable boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ismail E
  • Morocco Morocco
Great Experience !!

I recently had the pleasure of going on a diving trip aboard the Ghazala Explorer liveaboard, and I must say it was an absolutely fantastic experience. Ahmed, Moussa, and the entire crew did a phenomenal job in every aspect. They were attentive, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing us with an unforgettable diving adventure. The dive spots they guided us to were nothing short of breathtaking, showcasing the beauty of the underwater world. From vibrant coral reefs to mesmerizing marine life, every dive was a new and exciting exploration. I can't thank Ahmed, Moussa, and the crew enough for their dedication and hospitality throughout the trip. Their expertise and genuine enthusiasm made this journey truly memorable. In addition to the exceptional diving experience, the on-board chefs also deserve a special mention for proposing delicious meals that kept us energized for each dive. The rooms were well maintained, providing a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to relax after an exhilarating day of diving. If you're considering a diving adventure, I highly recommend the Ghazala Explorer liveaboard. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

Recommended for
The guides and the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Monika C
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
excellent wrecks and reefs diving

This boat has an excellent crew, competent dive guides and very tasty food. Staying at Ghazala was a wonderful experience for me. Thank you guys for the great job you have done. I really enjoyed diving with you.

Recommended for
top crew service, perfect dive guides, great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sean F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
First Liveaboard

Thislegorm night dive and sunrise dive

Recommended for
Friends, Diving, Dahab
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent week of diving

- The crew were great and always eager to help. Also a good laugh - Food was top-notch and plentiful - The boat was modern and in great condition Already booked again for next year!!

Recommended for
Crew, new boat, great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Felix G
  • Germany Germany
Great itinerary on a nice boat with a lovely crew

Our cruise director Reda‘s dive briefings were the best and most extensive I‘ve ever experienced. Especially in preparation for the various wreck dives (including three dives at Thistlegorm, one of these as a night dive), his clear instructions, drawn maps of the most favourable path through the wrecks and photos of junctions and key points made it really easy to have relaxed and unguided dives. The food was delicious, there was even a designated dessert chef on board. All of the crew were dedicated to provide the guests a great experience, they were friendly and seemed quite happy with their profession. What sets Ghazala Explorer apart from most liveaboards in the red sea is their all inclusive approach: no hidden costs like „port fees“ or „fuel surcharges“, even Nitrox is included in the posted price. The only things to pay on board were alcoholic beverages, canned sodas and espresso capsules. That ist a very customer friendly pricing policy that truly deserves our support. This won‘t have been my last trip with this lovely crew on this great boat!

Recommended for
Choice of dive sites, dive briefings, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Enrique F
  • Spain Spain
Amazing week

What a great week onboard Ghazala diving the northern Red Sea, Tiran and Dahab. We visited all of the staple dive sited for rif and wrecks as well as the famous Blue Hole in Dahab. Diving: perfect! Great preparation for each dive through detailed briefings that went twice over the dive plan that allowed for plenty of unguided dives. The guides were great and always close to help. Great mix of wrecks and reefs. No sharks in this season and itinerary buy plenty of life and I was lucky to dive twice with dolphins! Crew: another 10 out of 10. Get ready to be pampered and taken care of and also get ready to fear the day that you will be diving at your local spot and do everything by yourself. All the crew was amazing in all aspects and tasks and always proritized safety among other things. 17 crew members for 19 guests in my trip...you can just imagine the spoiling that we enjoyed. Special mention on how the crew handled an umpleasant situation with two guests swiftly and efficiently. Big kudos for them Food: plenty and delicious with more than enough. Freshly made in the boat before each meal. The pastry chef will be the worst enemy of your good intentions...just let yourself go and enjoy. Also, the post diving snacks in the top deck were super nice as well as the warm drinks waiting for us at the dive deck. Boat: big, spacious, clean and with enough lounguing areas for all of us. So I will be back in Ghazala next year problaly in their North - Brothers tour or BDE tour...

Recommended for
All things diving related, Crew, Overall confort