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$ 341 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$ 214 per week), dive insurance (and standard medical insurance), port fees US$ 24 per week (to be paid in advance), environmental tax US$ 68 per week. With effect from 1 January 2023, a fuel surcharge will apply to all cruises (7 nights US$ 49). 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$ 68 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 34 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
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, 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.