Royal Evolution Liveaboard, Egypt

  • from $ 161 / day
  • 9.4 Superb
  • 10 Verified Reviews
  • Free Internet Nitrox available Flexible Booking
Excellent crew and service

“The Thistlegorn, Salem Express, and a varieties of soft corals!”

John P, United States United States
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  • Year-round dive safaris in the Red Sea
  • Nitrox available on board
  • Hot tub on board

Custom built for divers, the Royal Evolution liveaboard offers year-round dive safaris in the Red Sea, Egypt. She accommodates up to 24 guests in 12 en-suite cabins. Each spacious cabin has twin or double beds, AC, and ample storage space. Social areas include the salon with an entertainment area, a spacious sun deck with a jacuzzi and outdoor lounge, and a large dining room with 3 hearty meals per day and snacks.

The diving takes place from the large dive deck at the back of the boat, which features individual storage and kitting up areas, fresh water showers, gear rinse tanks, and camera charging and set-up station, including an air gun. There are always 3 experienced instructors on board, and nitrox is available for those certified. Technical divers are also catered to. The Royal Evolution explores the Egyptian Red Sea; itineraries vary from 6 to 13 nights. Choose from Brothers, Daedalus & Elphinstone, world-famous dive sites and wrecks of the northern Red Sea, or the remote and pristine dive sites 'Deep South.' Whichever tour you choose, it will surely be a memorable dive safari in the Red Sea.

The experienced and professional crew of the Royal Evolution is ready and waiting. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Visas and Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (80-180 EUR), Port Fees (150-180 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (100 EUR per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.

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

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • 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
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options

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
  • Rebreather Support
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, German, French, and Swedish.

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 - Royal Evolution Egypt floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 39 meters
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 2 X CUMMINS KTA 38 – M1
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12

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

Royal Evolution Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John P
  • United States United States
A great invent tastic trip to Egypt’s Red Sea!

The Thistlegorn, Salem Express, and a varieties of soft corals!

Recommended for
Food - food - food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Candy G
  • United States United States
Sharks and more sharks!

During our dives we were lucky enough to see a great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead, thresher shark and oceanic white tips. I also enjoyed seeing the clown fish, especially the small cities of anemones with families.

Recommended for
The diverse diving sites, the food and my fellow passengers.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christian M
  • Germany Germany
Almost everything was fantastic but I had of lot of hopes for bigger animals squashed bad especially in Sudan

Perfectly run ship and cruise. Beautfil reefs with plentiful small and medium things to see. I still consider doing this again in a different season though.

Recommended for
Crew, food, being single ship in Sudan
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Eric Lukas Christoph P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Grossartiger Trip

Schöne Tauchplätze im Elba Reef, keine anderen Boote

Recommended for
tolle Tauchplätze / keine anderen Boote / gute Crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Franz V
  • Germany Germany
Wundervolle Riffe auf tollem Boot

Ich hatte das Vergnügen, an einer Tauchsafari teilzunehmen, die meine Erwartungen voll erfüllt hat. Das Boot war nicht nur komfortabel, sondern auch gut ausgestattet, was den Aufenthalt äußerst angenehm machte. Die Besatzung zeigte sich äußerst professionell, aufmerksam und freundlich, was zu einer angenehmen Atmosphäre an Bord beitrug. Die Tauchgänge in der Grenzregion zwischen Ägypten und Sudan waren schlichtweg atemberaubend. Die Vielfalt der Meeresbewohner und die faszinierende Unterwasserlandschaft machten jeden Tauchgang zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis. Die Guides erwiesen sich als sachkundig und sicherheitsbewusst, was mein Vertrauen in die Tauchgänge stärkte. Ein Highlight war die Silvesterparty unter Wasser, eine einzigartige Erfahrung, die ich so noch nie erlebt habe. Das neue Jahr inmitten der Meereswelt zu begrüßen ist mal etwas ganz anderes. Insgesamt kann ich diese Tauchsafari uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Die Kombination aus einem großartigen Boot, einer tollen Besatzung, beeindruckenden Tauchgebieten und einem besonderem Silvesterfest unter Wasser machte diese Reise zu einem unvergesslichen Abenteuer.

Recommended for
Riffe, Silvester, Natur
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Sehr grosses Zimmer, immer helfende Besatzung, super feines Essen und mega schöne Tauchplätze

DieTauchgänge und das feine Essen nach dem Tauchen

Recommended for
Schöne Riffen, meist intakten Korallen, wunderschöne Unterwassergarteb
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Yannick J
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Good overall experience on a new year's liveaboard to a remote location

Night dive at Elba reef, meeting a longimanus shark down the reef Of Elphinstone, swimming with dolphins at Sataya, spending the New Year's Eve alone at sea on the sudanese border

Recommended for
1. remote, only boat on the sites 2. Safety 3. Boat stability and speed
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tobias F
  • Germany Germany

A good atmosphere on board - crew, dive guides and captain - a pleasant, well-coordinated team. Food created with love and ideas and tastily prepared. Ship everything tip-top. Five days 360°/24h just our boat - sensational! Chef-diveguide/manager (Sven kahlbrocki) relaxed, reflective, briefings "honest & pleasant". The offer to the guests; guided (standard), semi-guided and unguided - smashing!! Dive sites; always a good choice with dream-reefs included! The "ZODIAC" adventure was missing, but the mother ship was always well moored on the reefs. 30° water temperature: too much for fauna & Ūrīnātor. An all-round successful and well thought-out concept from the provider - to be recommended and invites you to a 13-night Sudan safari....

Recommended for
Only the Royal Evolution and the Red Sea - Lotilia graciliosa & Mobula birostris
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Top Liverboard

Professionelle Crew, freies Tauchen, super Essen

Recommended for
SuperCrew, Bestes Essen, freies Tauchen
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sabine P
  • Germany Germany
Tolles Schiff mit toller Crew, leider auf "Abwegen"

Gebucht: Special Wrecks Tour von Hurghada nach Port Ghalib. Am 2. Tag erfuhren wir, dass wir auch nach Hurghada zurück fahren werden. Das hieß für uns: 2,5 h Transfer ins Hotel, der aber wenigstens übernommen wurde. Die Special Wrecks Tour hat das gesamte Gebiet Abu Nuhas ausgelassen. 2 Tage, die mit Rifftauchgängen gefüllt wurden, weil die Wracks bei Abu Nuhas so gefährlich sind. Schade, wenn man eine "special wrecks" gebucht hat. Die 4 (vier!) Tauchgänge an der Thistlegorm haben für vieles entschädigt! Wir waren das 1. Boot am Wrack und konnten in mehreren TG alles genau erkunden! Die Aida am Big Brother wurde nur auf extra Kundenwunsch betaucht. "special wrecks" ... Ein zweiter TG an der Salem Express wurde auf unseren Wunsch hin ebenfalls ermöglicht. Das Boot liegt sagenhaft ruhig im Wasser und macht auch lange Überfahrten komfortabel möglich. Die Crew hat uns nach Strich und Faden verwöhnt. Gerne wieder!

Recommended for
Schiff, Crew, Essen