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109 ft
Max 24
At a glance...
  • Economy dive cruises
  • Visits Red Sea North and South
  • All cabins have private bathrooms
  • Large dive boat

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Al Farouk is a 33m long Red Sea liveaboard cruising the marine parks at 15 knots, powered by twin 610 HP engines. These week-long safaris are to some of the top destinations including Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone as well as Ras Mohamed and the Tiran Strait.

With a maximum capacity of 24 guests, there are 12 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Guests have a variety of relaxation areas to choose from both indoors and in the open air. Outside you can choose to catch some rays on the bridge/sundeck or enjoy the shaded open-air lounge area on the upper deck which comes with plenty of soft seating options, music and even a bar! Indoors you can relax in the saloon area with a book or enjoying the TV and music system. There is even a self-service bar here, plus the dining area where meals are enjoyed.

You will gear up at your individual diver station on the sun deck, each of which has underseat crates for all your smaller bits of equipment. The dive deck also features a nitrox system, 3 compressors and refreshing freshwater showers. You will step onto 1 of 2 fast zodiacs that will whisk you away to the drop point for each underwater adventure. Al Farouk may not be fancy but it is not lacking in comfort or facilities and is a great value option for those seeking a budget-friendly liveaboard.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

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Dive experience: All routes require advanced open water diver certification, but guests can take their advanced course onboard if necessary (need to book before the trip). When not having sufficient logged dives, guests can also join a cruise by hiring a private dive guide for the trip (US$ 381 per dive guide).

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, scheduled return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to the boat, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl. dive computer and torch: US$ 240 per week), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 27 per week (to be paid in advance), environmental tax US$ 76 per week. With effect from 1 January 2023, a fuel surcharge will apply to all cruises (7 nights US$ 54). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 76 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only). Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Al Farouk liveaboard safaris depart from Port Ghalib or Hurghada, and return transfers are included from Hurghada hotels (main city only), and from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports. Scheduled transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib run from 2-6 pm, and it takes approximately 4 hours. There is also a pick up at Marsa Alam Airport at 5 pm. Boarding takes place at 5 pm. The first and last night of each tour are spent in port/marina. Disembarkation is at 10 am, when there is a transfer service to the local airport. Transfers from Port Ghalib to Hurghada depart between 8-10 am.
The last dive of the trip will be at around midday on the second last day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. For more details on how to get there, including airlines, visit our Red Sea travel information section.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a 100% supplement of the normal published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% off for groups of 5+ during the summer weeks from June to August.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): On request only.

Add-on package: Have you ever dreamt of visiitng Cairo's museums to see its royal mummies? The pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the River Nile, The Valley of the Kings? All of these wonderful Egyptian antiquities tours are available as add-on packages. 4x4 safaris, camel tours, and other activitiies are also available to add a whole new dimension to your Red Sea diving vacation.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 12 twin bed cabins on board: 8 cabins on the lower deck, 2 on the main deck, and 2 on the upper deck. All cabins have private bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, soap and mirror
  • Windows on upper deck, portholes on lower deck
  • Reading lights
  • Towels
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system and extinguishers
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 14 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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