Ghazala Explorer Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent food and drinks

“Swimming with dolphins, and eating four delicious meals a day, and interacting with the crew and fellow passengers as we sailed an…”

Karl M, United States United States
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  • Built in 2021 and renovated annually
  • Top-ranked in guest reviews
  • 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 9 twin bed and 3 double bed cabins, including suites. 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, 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.


  • 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
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Karl M
  • United States United States
What a wonderful family experience we had!

Swimming with dolphins, and eating four delicious meals a day, and interacting with the crew and fellow passengers as we sailed and dove the Red Sea!

Recommended for
The crew are so kind, and genuinely excited to serve, and excellent in everything they do.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stella S
  • United States United States
Book this one!

Go ahead and book that trip! Being on the Ghazala Explorer is one amazing liveaboard experience. The boat, the staff, the food, the diving experience and assistance is extraordinary. The boat is immaculately clean, the staff is always smiling and ready to help and the briefings are always entertaining and very informational. Having beach towels and plush terry cloth robes is an amazing touch! ALL THE TOILETS HAVE A BIDET! WOOHOO! But its this huge white doorknob thing close to the base, unlike the "bum guns" you find all over Southeast Asia. (this, to me, is exceptionally important!) The customer service is TOP NOTCH. I cannot ask for anything more - they have been immeasurably assuring and very attentive to all of my questions. The dive guides are amazing and you cannot ask anything more! I think I found the best falafels on this boat, and I have a suspicion everything else I taste will fail in comparison. The experience on the boat is fun and very congenial. The dive guides caught me dancing and singing while diving so eventually they joined in right after safety stops and we had some fun scuba dancing. Though, I'd say I got extremely lucky since I do have the same name as the local beer, so they instantaneously remember my name! Some tips and travel advice: BRING ALL YOUR COMFORT STUFF. Vicks Vaporub/Tiger Balm type of stuff is NOWHERE to be found in Hurghada, and if you do find it, it's not the same smell. There are no Asian stores around and the pharmacies don't carry it. Trust me, I looked. Tampons are not everywhere, so if there's a specific brand you like, bring that with you too. Also, Red Tiger Balm is GOLD around these parts. So if you are carrying them (or something similar) from wherever you are coming from, please bring an extra jar or two for the crew. They will forever remember the amazing gesture! (Diving tip: I massage a little red tiger balm around my ears so i equalize better underwater.)

Recommended for
Customer Service, Boat Experience, Amazing Boat, Staff and Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • United States United States
Wonderful experience

The crew did a great job accommodating special dietary needs. The dive masters were super - very helpful with pointers and advice and we felt they took very good care of us as newbies, especially in the somewhat challenging Red Sea wrecks.

Recommended for
Great itinerary, total pro dive masters and crew.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Elena D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very happy about my Trip!

I‘m really very happy about to chose this boath, because everything was perfect… friendly crew, beautiful boath very clean amd the food was amazing! Thank you again guys! i will come back of sure👌🏽

Recommended for
Boath top! Food Top! Crew Top!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Timothee V
  • France France
Amazing liveaboard

Really a great experience, the boat is very good and the whole crew is amazing and does their best to make sure you have a great time.

Recommended for
Boat, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Puck V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing comfortable divetrip and very friendly crew

Diveguides were very helpful through diving itself not so spectacular. Of course Nice coral but no big fishes. Wrecks were very nice though on this trip (North wrecks and reefs).

Recommended for
Great hut, good food and yummie deserts
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dimi D
  • Belgium Belgium
Best boat on the red sea?!

This is our second Liveaboard with Ghazala Explorer and we did not regret it for 1 second. Everyone in our group agreed, this is the best ship on the Red Sea. Rooms were spacious, dive guides were great and funny (I especially enjoyed annoying Achmed), food was amazing, crew was extremely helpful in any way they could, especially helping on and off our diving gear, organisation is spot on, there is really nothing negative I can think of... We will definitely return for a 3th trip with Ghazala Explorer! Dimi & Stefan

Recommended for
Awesome boat, great dive guides, superb crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yi W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very comfortable liveaboard with good service

Night dive on the Thistlegorm.

Recommended for
Room. Food and diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • C C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Best of the Best in all aspects

Crew were all amazing and friendly! Helping you with gears before and after dives. They helped us rinse our gear properly after the last dive. It was much appreciated. I love all the meals especially the snacks and juice, always feeling rejuvenated thanks to the nice drinks they made when we came out of the water. Food was very delicious and fresh, with great varieties. Guides were amazing, always taking care of guests and pointing out those marine animals hiding somewhere. Worth every bit to go along with them! Can't recommend enough and I'll be back!

Recommended for
Crew were the best. Then the food and dive guides were both awesome!!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mario D
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Thistlegorm, diving with the dolphins and the great atmosphere on the boat.

Recommended for
Divespots, friendly crew and perfect food.