Tillis, Egypt

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The MY Tillis Red Sea was built with divers in mind to offer comfortable accommodation for 26 guests.There are 13 double cabins available which feature individually controlled AC and private en-suite bathrooms. Eight twin cabins are located on the lower deck and 2 twin cabins and 3 honeymoon suites on the upper deck. Common areas include the spacious salon with entertainment system and a separate dining lounge and bar area, as well as 2 sundecks, 1 with bar and shaded area.

The dive deck aboard the M/Y Tillis is located at the back of the boat and comfortably accommodates all divers with storage space for equipment and gear rinse areas. Red Sea itineraries are offered year-round, visiting some of the best dive sites in the area. Deep South safaris explore the southern reefs of Fury Shoals, Daedalus, Brothers, Elphinstone & St. Johns, giving divers the opportunity to see grey reef, silvertip and schooling hammerhead sharks, as well as pristine reefs with amazing visibility. Nitrox is also free for those certified.

Join the experienced and professional crew for an exciting Red Sea liveaboard aboard the MY Tillis yacht.


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

Required Extras: Environment Tax, National Park Fees (150 EUR per trip), Port Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • 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
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tech diving
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving

The crew speaks English.


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.


Boat Specifications

  • Length 35m
  • Top speed 14 knots
  • Engines 2 x Caterpillar each one 530 HP
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Freshwater maker desalination unit’s for14000 lt. fresh water

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
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light

Tillis Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 24 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    8.8
  • 7.6 Good
  • bernard B
  • France France
Old boat not following the planned circuit but still, very nice dives...

After a unplanned 5h transfer (flat tire...) from Hurghada to Port Ghalib in an antic... beautiful dives (Hammerheads, silky white tips & fox sharks, sardine schools, barracudas, dolphins...); the boat did not follow the planned path: it was supposed to be South Red Sea with St John etc. but instead, and w/o any reason, we went to small and Big Brother etc.

Recommended for
Great atmosphere, very nice crew and great underwater encounters!
  • 7.2 Good
  • Ian W
  • Canada Canada
Great crew, food just okay, but good value overall

The Dive Masters were great. Diving the wrecks was superb.

Recommended for
Dive sites, Dive Masters, Crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bruce S
  • United States United States
Great diving, great crew, great group to dive with

Boat was very nice and comfortable, Diving was spectacular. I went on the trip as a single and only eight other divers. All the other divers were great, one couple from the U. K, another couple from Spain, a man an his 14 year old son and two other single. Everyone got along just great. Crew was wonderful. The dive guides were very helpful and I budded up with them on most dives. Would highly recommend the Tillis and DivePro for a great trip.

Recommended for
Great wreck diving. Beautiful pristine reefs, great crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Steffen K
  • Germany Germany
Great experience, I'll go again

It was my first liveaboard trip and I loved it. The crew was very professional and hard working. There was always someone nearby to help when putting on the dive equipment or getting out of the water. Food was good and plenty. Also there was always a choice of fruits, snacks and soft drinks available. We were total 9 customers, so there was plenty space on the boat for us. 2 guides, 1 mainly did the courses and 1 was guiding the other buddy groups. Only criticism from my side is that I sometimes felt we went through the divesites too quickly. I prefer slow dives, tend to see more things then. Rental equipment seemed OK (I had my own gear). When something was not working properly, it got replaced immediately. My favourite divesites on this trip are Ras Mohammed and the Brothers. Also the wreck of the Salem express with it's very sad story was an experience I would not want to miss. Of course the wreck of the Thistlegorm is another highlight. I definitely recommend this boat, crew and trip. Thanks to all.

Recommended for
Pristine reefs, stunning wrecks, dive-eat-sleep-repeat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Manuela S
  • Germany Germany
great week

The crew was great, as was the diving. Food is all right, not amazing though. Not a lot of fresh fruits.

Recommended for
Crew, Dive Spots
  • 7.2 Good
  • Muadh A
  • Yemen Yemen
It was okay for a first-timer, still it could be better

Making new friends

Recommended for
Dive sites and meeting other divers l
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Isabelle M
  • United States United States
Very Professional

I had a great time on the Tillis. All the crew was very professional and positive during the whole trip. The diving was excellent and the guides were very knowledgeable. The boat was very comfortable and had ample areas for lounging between dives in both the shade and the sun. The food was excellent! I'd book a trip on the Tillis again!

Recommended for
crew, comfort, food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Austin L
  • United States United States
Great boat & crew!

Amazingly colorful and large coral stands.

Recommended for
Capable crew, comfortable boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jingxiao L
  • China China
Good crew

good crowd of people.

Recommended for
crew, space, route
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Raquel M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Red Sea Best liveaboard Adventure!

The crew, the captain, the dive guides, the chef! Everyone was super helpful and friendly, it feels like being at home since Day 1. The Tillis offers good space for diving as well as for relaxing. Food is simply glorious fresh and very tasty and it gets better and better everyday! It is truly a unique experience not to be missed!

Recommended for
The crew, the dive guides and the food!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael H
  • Italy Italy
The trip was incredible, from beginning to the end everything worked out perfectly and the organisation and friendliness of the staff was top!!

For my girlfriend and me the whole trip was a highlight! But to specify, everything worked out from the pick up to the transfer back to the airport. The complete crew was extremly helpful and nice, always ready for a joke!! and the owner of the whole company (DiveProLiveAboard) joined us on the trip. A very open, sociable and nice guy!! He even gave us a little car ride through Hurghada and invited us for the best Fallafel in town! I could go on with compliments and personal experiences, but you'll just have to experience it yourself! I guarantee you won't regret it!

Recommended for
The diving, relaxing and the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fabian L
  • Switzerland Switzerland
it was an awesome trip! highly recommend it!

Big Napoleon, a lot of turtles, Dolphins and of course the longimanus at Elphinstone

Recommended for
the diving, the ship anf the whole crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martijn K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
I had a great week!

This was my first liveaboard and I loved it. The dives were great, and also the crew was very helpful with... everything. Quality of the food was very good, and there was plenty at every moment of the day. If it wasn't time for a meal, there were snacks. The divesites were adjusted to the level of the divers on board, and whe were every time given the choice to go diving on our own, or following a guide. The owner, Ali, was joining the Safari, is a very warm person, who makes everyone feel welcome. I will definitely come back and do another trip with the Tillis, or one of the other ships. Highly recommend!

Recommended for
Crew is very helpful, food is very nice, divesites are great!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fabrice K
  • France France
Great crew and Ship!

A real great trip, with great people in the crew and other guests! I really had a good time both under and above water. The dive guides were really experienced, and at the same time, you were free to dive as you please in buddy teams. Food was excellent and the crew always smiling :-) I can only recommend!

Recommended for
Experienced and friendly crew, amazing diving, very nice guests
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Camille B
  • France France
Very nice diving Cruise !

I really enjoyed this diving cruise. It was a very nice trip ! Everybody was nice. The dive sites were really nice and we dived with some Sharks : hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, grey reef, ... :) I recommend this boat !!

Recommended for
Sharks, dive guide and all the cruise !
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Claes-Goran B
  • United States United States
Great guide and crew

Great dive guide Great crew Great dives Got to meet the owner Ali and his family, all very friendly Egyptian owner so the money goes back to the country and not a foreign country

Recommended for
Very friendly and helpful crew, a very good dive guide, beautiful dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stefano P
  • Italy Italy
Tillis simply rocks: amazing Deep South trip in a wonderful Liveaboard!

The dive sites were absolutely amazing, and thanks to the Liveaboard crew (from captain to diving guides, instructors, divemasters, chef, and all rest of the crew) we were able to make the most of it, through impeccable briefings, very well planned dives, four dives per day, excellent docking, good food (accommodating different needs and restrictions), very comfortable cabins, excellent common spaces for relaxing or sunbathing. We always felt safe, with full control by the crew on diving conditions (when needed we used zodiacs for initiating drift dives). It is hard to find negative things, besides the fact that it was too short...!!! One week is not enough, so we will definitely go back!

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew support, organization
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefano P
  • Italy Italy
Tillis simply rocks: amazing Deep South trip in a wonderful Liveaboard!

The dive sites were absolutely amazing, and thanks to the Liveaboard crew (from captain to diving guides, instructors, divemasters, chef, and all rest of the crew) we were able to make the most of it, through impeccable briefings, very well planned dives, four dives per day, excellent docking, good food (accommodating different needs and restrictions), very comfortable cabins, excellent common spaces for relaxing or sunbathing. We always felt safe, with full control by the crew on diving conditions (when needed we used zodiacs for initiating drift dives). It is hard to find negative things, besides the fact that it was too short...!!! One week is not enough, so we will definitely go back!

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew support, organization
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gabriel D
  • United States United States
Amazing time! Awesome crew! The dolphins!! ❤️

I had a wonderful experience on The Tillis, the owner Ali and I have become great friends; he took me out to see the city of Hurghada and have a night on the town before we embarked, and invited me to his home for dinner with his family when we arrived back in port. He also has an extensive dive shop, where I purchased a ton of new and amazing equipment that I have since used on my trip to Egypt, as well as at home in Hawaii, and while on another dive trip in Mexico. His crew were amazing and made me feel like one of the family during my stay. I was given the largest cabin at no extra charge, and diving nitrox at no extra charge for every dive was also a much appreciated bonus! I earned both my wreck diving and deep diver speaciality certifications during my 8 day stay. The instructors were both very knowledgeable and fun to dive and hangout with. I highly recommend The Tillis, and it’s crew to anyone interested in diving the Red Sea, as it was an absolutely unforgettable experience! Also, THE FOOD!! Wow!! Incredible!! I was trying to lose weight during my trip, but I think I did the opposite as it was far too good to resist!! I already have plans to visit them again in September!!

Recommended for
The crew, the food, and diving with dolphins!!!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alex S
  • United States United States
Great trip on the Tillis!

Fantastic dive spots on a great boat crewed by an awesome staff. I highly recommend the Tillis and will definitely look them up next time I visit the Red Sea.

Recommended for
Locations, crew, company!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • PRAPHAPHORN K
  • Thailand Thailand
Good service

I found hammerhead 2-3 hammerhead but not found schools of hammerhead, lot of oceanic sherk , black tip , white tip,

Recommended for
Good service, good food , good dive guide
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sue K
  • Canada Canada
It was a great week onboard the Tillis Boat!!

Major highlights - Hamerhead/Thresher shark and Brothers dive site. Although the weather was not what I was expecting, the crew did all they could to make the experience second to none. We had to change the itinerary and only had the chance to experience one of the southern dive sites which was absolutely fantastic! During the week, it was my birthday and the crew took extra special care to give me a great celebration - streamers/balloons, special dinner, and a wonderful birthday cake! I would definitely go on the Tillis again....but only to the very very south of the Red Sea!!

Recommended for
The dive guides/crew, the food and the company.....