Almonda Liveaboard, Saudi Arabia



  • Hot tub on board
  • Two partially shaded Sundecks
  • Nitrox available for certified Nitrox divers

The Almonda is a spacious 40mtr/131ft liveaboard in the Red Sea that can accommodate 24 guests in 12 independently air-conditioned staterooms. There are 2 master staterooms with queen beds, 8 Deluxe staterooms with twin beds, and 2 double cabins, each with a queen bed. Every stateroom has a private bathroom and shower, a porthole window, and a hair dryer. There is also a 32-inch TV in each stateroom with a selection of 400 movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests can also plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and videos.

The Almonda is spacious and comfortable, with a large salon and sun deck. It also has a hot tub, sun loungers, deck chairs, and a bar. There is also an air-conditioned salon on the sundeck with a 50” flatscreen TV. There is also a big restaurant and bar on the main deck. The experience aboard the Almonda includes all meals, snacks and beverages, as well as a variety of nightly entertainment such as diving and fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. There is also a small library of books for exchange onboard, as well as fish identification books for reference. Every diver gets their own equipment box, and there is Nitrox on board. The diving platform is very spacious, and for more distant dive sites, there are 2 Zodiacs available.

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Included: VAT, Park, Port and Fuel Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Night Dives, Nitrox, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Optional Extras: Gratuities (80 USD per trip), Nitrox Course, Rental Gear.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • 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
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks

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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, German, French, Russian, and Italian.

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 2017
  • Length 39.9 meters
  • Beam 8.57 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x Man 1050 Hp
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 2 x 6.5m 45 Hp
  • Water capacity 14 tons
  • Fuel capacity 16 tons
  • Freshwater maker 14 tons/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Almonda Reviews

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mark P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The trip restored my interest and confidence in Red Sea diving; none of the crowds that characterise diving in Egyptian waters.

The trip was excellent, for the reasons outlined. Although Saudi is more difficult to get to than Egypt, it was definitely worth the extra effort

Recommended for
Crew, Dive quality, no other divers or dive boats seen during the entire excursion
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephan R
  • France France
tolle Erlebnisse, wir kommen gerne wieder

Die Highlights : Hammerhaie Walhai Delphine Seidenhaie Sehr schöne Korallelandschaft Verlangt nach wiederkommen

Recommended for
Tolle Tauchspot, alles noch Intakt. Crew und Gide Top. Gepfletes Boot, sehr gutes Essen, Kabinnen größer wie sonst
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Brian O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Farasan Banks is one of the best dive experiences in the Red Sea

Hammerheads, dolphins and Silkies

Recommended for
Marine life. Coral quality. Guides’ expertise
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sonja O
  • Germany Germany
Just wonderful!

Seeing Silkys, Hammerheads, Turtles, Dolphins en masse and a whaleshark.

Recommended for
Totally untouched reefs, great dives, intact sealife
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sharon D
  • United States United States
Great diving in the Red Sea

The coral and fish in the Red Sea.

Recommended for
Excellent boat staff, good food and clean rooms
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roberto Francesco C
  • Italy Italy
Hammerheads in Saudi

Amazing trip in South Saudi with silky sharks and hammerheads. Wherever you dive, walls or isolated reefs there's always a shark on the sight. The staff is super efficient and so so friendly and helpful as the guides that managed everything in a perfect way. Nitrox is available on each dive and two zodiac are always ready to reach the diving spots from the boat. The boat itself is very confortable, with plenty of space for the equipment and the cabin is very spacious and clean. Food is excellent and really a lot. On top of all that, we were the only boat around and definitely the only ones to reach the deep south of Farasand to explore new diving sites

Recommended for
Diving, staff and guides, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Highly recommended

Lots of sharks and beautiful reefs

Recommended for
Dive sites, food, crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • David F
  • Romania Romania
Beautiful wall dives with no other boats in sight

I was allowed to bring my Junior diver kids (with a private guide) to make great dives together, which was greatly appreciated. However, the most interesting wildlife (e.g. sharks) was only at 30+ meters depth so really a diver should have Advanced certification to get the most out of this trip.

Recommended for
No other boats, massive deep walls of coral, comfortable boat with great crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Rense S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great week of diving at beatifull reefs in KSA

The reefs were very beatifull and are untouched. Finding hamerheads, a devil-ray and the many other sharks during our dives were great highlights of our trip

Recommended for
The pristine reefs, the crew, great food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • gianluca F
  • Italy Italy
Prima volta in Arabia Saudita esperienza bellissima merita veramente

La vista di squali e delfini PS. Aggiungerei la 4 immersione

Recommended for
Luoghi, immersioni serviziola