Tala Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent crew and service

“Great diving, great divemasters and crew, sharks :) Great food and a good boat. Amazing experience. Will definitely be my first ch…”

Artem K, United States United States
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  • Freshly prepared local and international cuisine
  • Tech diving support with TriMix and full He/O2

The 37m steel-hulled M/V Tala liveaboard caters to 22 guests in 11 en-suite cabins. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, with 8 located on the lower deck and 3 on the upper deck. Social areas include the indoor lounge, bar, and dining area, where freshly prepared local and international dishes are served buffet-style. There is also an upper-deck open-air lounge/sunbathing area, perfect for relaxing between dives or enjoying a cold drink at the end of the day.

Highly acknowledged for tech diving support, the M/V Tala liveaboard has a variety of gasses, such as TriMix and full He/O2 partial pressure, underwater scooters, and a selection of wings, backplates, and tanks. The dive deck at the back of the boat offers ample space for gear storage and kitting up. Itineraries aboard the Tala explore some of the best dive sites in the Egyptian Red Sea, including Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone, Ras Mohammed, and the SS Thistlegorm & Abu Nuhas wrecks.

Join the experienced crew of the MV Tala for an exciting Red Sea liveaboard. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (100-220 EUR per week).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day), Gratuities (80 EUR), Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (207-283 EUR), Private Dive Guide (350 EUR per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (277-470 EUR), Snorkel Gear.

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
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

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 and German.

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

  • Length 120'/36m
  • Beam 7.25 M
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Cruising speed 12-14 Knots
  • Engines 2 x 580 diesel caterpillars
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 11
  • Fuel capacity 5000 Liters + 2 Daily tanks
  • Freshwater maker 16 000 Liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Engine room CCTV

Tala Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Artem K
  • United States United States
Amazing experience with a great crew.

Great diving, great divemasters and crew, sharks :) Great food and a good boat. Amazing experience. Will definitely be my first choice for future liveaboards in the area.

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • isabelle D
  • Canada Canada
Amazing week!!!

Of course the Thistlegorm

Recommended for
Well organised, amazing staff for all concern, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hooman Z
  • Canada Canada
Always so fun. This was my second time with them and it was just great like last time.

saw tons of fishes and great ship racks

Recommended for
great dives, food and people
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Erik B
  • Denmark Denmark
Flexible and accommodating attitude

The initiary was very varied with great nature and wreck dives. Though I have seen it before, the Thistlegorm continues to be a great wreck and great fun to dive. Thomas Canyon at Tiran strait was new to me and also great fun.

Recommended for
The crew was very adept at finding good ways to accomodate very different diving experience, education, and expectations among the guests. All the way from children doing snorkelling to dive professionals doing CCR. When they say "we do tec diving" they mean it, unlike certain others.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Chun L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Comfort and good experience.

Saw a group of Hammer Shark in close distance.

Recommended for
Food, diving plan and comfort bed
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Abed S
  • Lebanon Lebanon

Excellent boat professional crews i will repeat this experience again with TALA boat.A+ highly recommended

Recommended for
Hospitality - dives -services
  • 8.4 Very good
  • David C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic Crew

Diving the Thistlegorm at first light was fantastic

Recommended for
The people I met, the delightful crew and the sites I dived
  • 8.4 Very good
  • cezar A
  • Romania Romania

First time when I heared about "compulsory tips" , about 80 eur per person!

Recommended for
diving, food, comfort
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Padminie B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Abu Nuhas, seeing eagle rays and enjoying water life

Recommended for
Stunning Red Sea, boating life and friendly crew!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Markus B
  • Germany Germany
Awesome dive safari with an awesome team

I had a great time. The boat is not too big and not too crowded. The whole team was very professional. We went to great dive sites and had numerous encounters with sharks. The Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinestone tour is long and worth it. I am not sure if others actually sail these distances. There are people who did the 4th and 5th tour with Tala already, that says everything. I am coming back as well.

Recommended for
Great team and crew, awesome dive sites, delicious food