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From USD 114 per day
125 ft
Max 22
At a glance...
  • Specialises in diving in the southern Red Sea
  • Low budget dive cruises
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Large boat

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Gelen tours around some of the Red Sea's best loved dive destinations. These include The Brother Islands, Deadalus Reef, Elpinstone and St Johns. The ship can accommodate 22 divers in its 14 spacious, air-conditioned cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms.

Built in 2007, this is a large liveaboard of 38m in length and cruises at a fast speed of up to 15 knots, operated by an experienced captain and powered by twin 780 HP Caterpillar engines. Guests can enjoy the indoor air conditioned saloon. This features a self-service bar, TV and music system. Here is also where the dining area is. You can enjoy buffet-style meals with serving dishes presented on the service counter.

There is a comfortable open-air lounge area on the upper deck. A range of soft seating, a music system and another bar all make this a popular spot for chilling out to the max. If you prefer to be out in the sun, you can work on your tan on the sundeck.

When dive time is called, you will gather on the dive deck and gear up. Each diver has their own individual station and under-seat crate for mask, booties and other smaller bits and pieces. The dive deck has freshwater showers so you can rinse off quickly after each dive. Dive facilities include a nitrox blender, aluminium twin sets, 2 compressors and 2 zodiacs.

Guests often remark on the fantastic service on board, the excellent boat crew and dive guides. So come and explore the famous southern region of the Red Sea on Gelen's value-for-money dive cruises.

 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 the trip by hiring a private dive guide for the week (US$ 380 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$ 239 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: Gelen liveaboard diving safaris depart from Hurghada or Port Ghalib, 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. For more details, including airlines, visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12 noon on the penultimate day. 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. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

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% discount for groups of 5 and more in the summer weeks from June to August.

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

Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 11 cabins with private bathrooms on board: 8 twin bed cabins on the lower deck, 2 king-size double bed cabins on the upper deck, and 1 double bed cabin on the main deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower, hand basin, soap and hairdryer
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on main/upper deck
  • Reading lights
  • Towels
  • TV and DVD player
  • Minibar fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bedside cabinet, wardrobe and mirror
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire warning system and extinguishers
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 12 / 13 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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