Saudi Explorer, Saudi Arabia



  • Itineraries to Seven Reefs, Five Sisters, and Farasan Bank
  • Hot Tub onboard
  • Large sun deck area

Saudi Explorer liveaboard is one of the few diving liveaboards operating along the Saudi Arabian Red Sea coast. Built in 2019 and accommodating a maximum of 20 guests in 10 double cabins, all with en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Bed types can be either double or twin style, and all cabins are located on the main or upper decks offering views outside. There is an indoor saloon area for dining and relaxing, along with a TV and bar. The sun deck is spacious and has comfortable seating and space to soak up the Saudi Arabian sunshine. On the main deck, you’ll find a large dive deck area where divers can store their dive gear and get ready to enter the water at dive sites.

The Red Sea offers divers many opportunities to visit amazing dive spots, and the Saudi Explorer dive liveaboard covers the top dive hotspots in up-and-coming Saudi Arabia. These include itineraries that visit the reefs of Yanbu (Seven Reefs), Rabigh (Five Sisters), and Al Lith (Farasan Bank). The reefs and marine life of Saudi Arabia are truly amazing and with fewer liveaboards operating here, it’s easy to avoid the crowds.

Book your next Saudi Red Sea dive trip online to reserve your space on the Saudi Explorer liveaboard.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Night Dives, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities (10 EUR per day), Port Fees (35 EUR per day).

Optional Extras: Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental 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
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

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
  • Shaded Diving Area

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.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 34 meters
  • Beam 7.8 meters
  • Top speed 11 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 2 Man Marine 600HP
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 30 tons
  • Fuel capacity 50 tons
  • Freshwater maker 2 x 1 ton/day

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

Saudi Explorer Reviews

  • 8.3 Very good
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Edward S
  • Ireland Ireland
Biodiversity like no where else in red sea

If you want to diving in a location and be the only boat, dive unexplored reefs, get personal with hammerhead and silky sharks. This is the trip for you. Experience needed as dive can be deep.

Recommended for
Diving, people and remoteness
  • 7.2 Good
  • Heike L
  • Germany Germany
Spektakuläres tauchen

Neue Riffe, große biodiversität, nach Absprache eigenständiges tauchen möglich, spektakuläre weich und hartkorallenriffe und das wissen, dass die kaputten Korallen nicht durch Taucher sondern durch die Natur verursacht wurden.

Recommended for
The 3 best things are the Dive Guide, the staff and the reefs
  • 7.2 Good
  • Alena Miriam S
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Unexplored part of the Red Sea

Corals are in perfect condition, visibility is good, there is no other boat there. However water was still warm in November and sharks could be seen deep only. Without those deep dives with shark sights the dive sites would be very repetitive I disagree with the guide approach to safety, firstly they provided me a stage cylinder for increased safety (I am qualified for that, never needed to use it and stayed within my qualification limits) and set me no limits although I asked, then they took it from me with very stupid reasoning. They also skipped 2 dives only because few people were interested.

Recommended for
Coral diversity, deep diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Adel Z
  • United States United States
Had a great week in Saudi

I saw some sea creatures that they have never seen before, quite impressive

Recommended for
Diving in the southern areas of the Red Sea
  • 7.6 Good
  • izaskun L
  • Spain Spain

There have been a lot of special moments. The dive sites have been really really beautyfull. The crew work very hard to help us everyday in every moments. Not so much sharks that we thought but it is because the hot water. Diving guides very nice with all of us, but one of them had never dived in this area and it is a handicap for him and for the group that he guides, but he had done all of his best to do his work very well.

Recommended for
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kirsi I
  • Finland Finland
Expedition type trip into pristine uncharted waters

The diving was physically harder than expected. Deep dives (35m) and strong currents, and quite often we had to swim against the current to get where we needed to be. Our efforts were rewarded by sightings of hammerheads, big schools of barracuda and jackfish. Other sharks as well. Pristine untouched reefs where literally almost no divers have visited before. We saw no other boats at all during our week at sea. The crew are from Egypt and very experienced in getting divers in and out of the water quickly and efficiently. The boat is owned by Italians, so the food was very good if you like European.

Recommended for
Hammerheads, no other boats at dive sites, food onboard.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Jaime G
  • Spain Spain
Fantástico guia de buceo, buena tripulación pero estropeado en parte por un buceador

La transaparencia del Mar Rojo, sus colores y al no estar masificado permitieron ver en varias ocasiones Tiburones Martillo y tiburón tigre.

Recommended for
Guia de buceo Mohamed, no masificación, transaparencia y colores
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Maria Begoña M
  • Spain Spain
Muy buena semana

Muy buena semana, salvo por uno de los clientes que se empeñó en hacerla vida imposible dentro y fuera del agua tanto a guías como a la tripulación.

Recommended for
Guías y buceo. Tripulación.. servicio.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Franck L
  • France France
Super croisière mais août n’est pas le mois le plus favorable car l’eau est à 32° donc moins de pélagiques

De belles plongées avec des coraux sains , beaucoup de vie , les requins soyeux , gris et marteaux quand ils ont bien voulu se montrer mais toujours en profonde

Recommended for
Les plongées, seul bateau sur les sites , bonne ambiance