Ghazala Explorer Liveaboard, Egypt

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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 simply 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, Beach BBQ, 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

#deckplan floorplan

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
  • 42 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.6
  2. Crew
    9.5
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.7
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Paul H
  • United States United States
First Time in the Red Sea

Abu Dabab was a truly exceptional dive with incredible coral and amazing topography. This is not a new boat, but the rooms were fine with air conditioning and the food was plentiful even if I am not a fan of Egyptian food. The price with included Nitrox was a good value.

Recommended for
The quality of the reefs. The ability to dive with my wife unguided. Extremely friendly staff.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marcelo L
  • United States United States
Great Liveabaord for the price.

Great wrecks and beautiful reefs on the North route. If you have never done it, it is worth it. Hurghada port is better than Sharm El Sheik. I highly recommend it. Beautiful dive sites, very professional crew, great boat. The only thing missing is the free Wi-fi advertised on Liveaboard site. There is no internet on the boat. You will have 2-3 days without signal. The other days you will get some signal from roaming your own services.

Recommended for
Crew friendliness, Boat condition, Good price.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrey G
  • United States United States
Excellent experience with wonderful people!

Finally, the hammerhead experience!

Recommended for
Size of the boat, size of the cabins, staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joshua H
  • United States United States
Amazing liveaboard built by and for divers

Don’t hesitate to book a week diving the Red Sea on the Ghazala Explorer. We had an AMAZING time. It’s a new vessel built by one of the boat’s excellent dive guides, whose father and uncle were Red Sea divers and who started diving himself as a kid. They know what they’re doing. We had an epic week of diving on the Southern route. Saw lots of sharks and other critters on a beautiful and pretty healthy reef system. Food was good and plentiful, and the crew just busted their a**es every day to take care of us and make our week memorable. Book it—you won’t have any regrets. A few notes: It’s generally best to bring cash to Egypt and make sure the bills aren’t damaged. There’s beer aboard but BYOB for anything else. If you are a less experienced diver, consider the Northern route as the South features a lot of deep, somewhat challenging dives.

Recommended for
Awesome crew, spacious boat, exceptional diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kris H
  • United States United States
Great Experience on the Ghazala Explorer

The trip was fantastic, some of the best Crew and Dive Guides we’ve experienced in the Red Sea. We did the southern route and were blessed with Sharks, beautiful seas and great company. This was a great trip.

Recommended for
The Crew, The Dive Guides and the Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pavel A
  • Estonia Estonia
the trip was interesting and educational

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Recommended for
comfortable boat, nice staff, delicious food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Clément L
  • France France
Great week on Ghazala Explorer

The boat is very comfortable and well arranged. The rented equipment is in good shape. The food is very good.

Recommended for
Ghazala Explorer is a new boat and provides the best standards. The staff is really nice and efficient. Everything is done to make your life easy.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jemmel M
  • France France
Noisy cabin

The dives !

Recommended for
Amical sympathique intense
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Csilla K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing trip to the North

The boat is very nice & spaceous, the crew was very helpful & attentive, great meals & snacks waiting for you when you finish the dives. Also nice to see that safety is the highest priority. Beautiful dive sites, the Thistlegorm is highly recommended plus also got to see a shark even in the North

Recommended for
Spaceous boat, super helpful crew, nice & easy diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nobin C
  • India India
Great Experience with the Ghazala team

Boat is in excellent condition. Crew and guides are fantastic. Only negative was that there were only 2 dive guides for 24 divers.

Recommended for
Crew, new boat and room, food and service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Louise S
  • Denmark Denmark
Best liveaboard experience

Hammerheads, new friends, beautiful corals

Recommended for
The crew, dives and boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paolo P
  • Italy Italy
Wonderful experience, very professional and friendly guides and crew

Thresher shark, Oceanic white type and hammered sharks!!!

Recommended for
Diving spots, food, cabin
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sean B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great boat and crew

I've done three Liveaboard's in the Red Sea the Ghazala Explorer being my fourth, i was impressed from the moment i stepped onboard, the boat is only a year old and very well designed, i stayed in the upper deck cabin and was impressed by the size of the cabin and how well designed it was. All the crew were very friendly, the dives were great, i saw eleven Hammerhead's at Daedalus...amazing ! I will definately be booking the Ghazala again, thank you for a great week !

Recommended for
The dives, the boat and the crew.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Katie S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic diving

Seeing 17 hammerhead sharks on one dive.

Recommended for
Service, diving, weather
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • ALESSANDRO V
  • Italy Italy
AMAZING

ALL WEEK, VERY NICE TRIP, AMAZING DIVING

Recommended for
DIVE SITE, BOAT, FRIENDLY ATHMOSPHERE
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Quentin N
  • France France
Great liveaboard experience all around!

Diving with 17 hammerheads! Very friendly crew. Great group of people. And amazing dives! Already planning to join the same boat for another itinerary!

Recommended for
Crew, dives, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John G
  • Ireland Ireland
Fantastic Shark Experience

Multiple Hammerhead encounters at Daedalus. Multiple Oceanic Whitetip encounters at Elphinstone. On one dive we had 4 Oceanic White Tips around and in-between our dive group. Fantastic! The Dive Guides were great at finding the sharks. The crew were very organized and professional and always good-humored. The boat was in very good condition.

Recommended for
Guides, Crew, Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christoph D
  • Germany Germany
Amazing

Crew Dive Boat

Recommended for
Boat crew Dive trips
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefan E
  • Belgium Belgium
Best liveaboard ever!

I have to admit, this is my first liveaboard so I have no real reference, though I don't know how it can get any better than this. Others on the boat, who did liveaboards for 10y on the Red Sea, agreed, this was the best liveaboard ever. Diving & guides were professional and well organized, food was great, refreshments & snacks after each dive, well balanced nitrox levels, nothing to complain about cabins, crew was assisting everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Whether it was putting on your fins, Bcd or wetsuit, they were always there to help you out. Overall a very lovely experience. We did brothers, deadelus & elphinstone this time but I'm going to try to book them again when I go back for a trip up north!

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Zhiwei Z
  • Netherlands Netherlands
What an unforgettable diving trip!

Shark, shark,shark, ……( 5 times) Dolphin dolphin, dolphin ……( 6 times) Sting ray, eagle ray………( 10 times) Surprising, exciting and enjoying ( uncountable times)

Recommended for
Professional team ( driving, cooking and entertaining)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brendan M
  • Ireland Ireland
New Boat, Lots of Space to chill out between dives, Crew were very Friendly and Attentive. Excellent Trip

As Mentioned above The Crew and Dive Guides, The "Can Do" attitude, The Food, The Boat & accommodation. The knowledge of the Dive guides on the Dive sites The Crew on the boat were very attentive from Gearing up to coming out of the water. They were always on hand to assist you.

Recommended for
The Crew and Dive Guides, The "Can Do" attitude, The Food, The Boat & accommodation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Remus S
  • Germany Germany
Great boat with great crew.

Good athmosphere on boat, best dives under the boat

Recommended for
Excelent dives with good briefings. Helpfull crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Best Liveaboard so far!

Definitely the Wrecks

Recommended for
Divesites, Crew, Food
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