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Ghani
From USD 129 per day
Length
37m
122 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
PADI
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At a glance...
  • Liveaboards throughout the Red Sea
  • Spacious cabins with private bathrooms
  • All cabins are well proportioned
  • Dolphin adventure cruise for families
  • Modern and large motor yacht

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Ghani is a large 37m long wooden hull motor yacht that operates diving safaris to the best sites all across the Egyptian Red Sea. The liveaboard is operated by an international company that manages dive boats in 4 different countries so they have plenty of experience to draw upon. The yacht was first built in 2003 but completely renovated in 2019 and maintains a modern look and feel.

The boat can accommodate 24 guests in spacious and bright cabins across 2 decks, including upper deck seaview cabins. Each cabin has its own private bathroom. The lower deck also includes a large double bed suite in the bow. The yacht operates a run-of-the-house cabin allocation system, but guests are free to pay a small premium to pre-select their preferred cabin.

Meals are served in the dining section of the air-conditioned saloon. The lounge section of the saloon has a TV, where guests can relax and watch a movie from the onboard selection. The upper deck has a shaded, open air social area and a bar where guests can enjoy a drink or two after each day of diving. The sun deck is open to the Egyptian sunshine, and is equipped with plenty of sun loungers.

Most of the diving is done on Ghani cruises from the 2 motorised 8-man dinghies that are used to transport divers to the sites. Nitrox is provided free of charge by the membrane system. The dive guides are European and Egyptian and are always passionate about diving, very well trained, and know the various routes very well. This means they are familiar with the seasons and conditions, and can choose the best sites for all occasions, considering diver experience levels and desires every time. They balance this with a fun and friendly atmosphere, sharing anecdotes, tips and stories, to ensure a most pleasurable experience with the maximum of guest comfort and safety.

One other great feature of Ghani is that they operate special dolphin adventure safaris for the whole family. These tours are mostly for snorkelling (with a little scuba diving too) and visit Fury Shoals, a region well known for pods of wild dolphins. On the final afternoon of each Red Sea liveaboard cruise (usually the Friday), depending on the marina used, guests can go for a city tour, or a quadbike excursion. What a great way to sign off on a truly memorable week in Egypt!

 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

More Trip Details...

Notes: Fury Shoals (Dolphin adventure); This safari is mostly for snorkeling in a sheltered area where a pod of wild dolphins lives year round. Only 1 dive a day is organised for certified divers, and non-divers will have the option of 1 free try-dive during the week. It is perfect for families with children, and groups of friends searching for a different kind of trip. These safaris are open to children of any age provided that they can swim and that parents are aware that they are responsible for their children at all times. The port and park fee is US$ 93 per week.
Age limit: younger divers are welcome on all itineraries provided they have the necessary dive experience level. Childcare services are not provided and parents are responsible for their minors onboard, therefore a regular diving safari is not recommend for non-diving young children.

Dive experience: For diving trips in the marine parks, you must hold an Advanced Open Water Diver licence or equivalent. Divers who have at least 50 logged dives may join these tours provided that they take the advanced course onboard. For safaris elsewhere in Egypt, a minimum of 20 logged dives is required.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport (see below), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters, tanks, weightbelt and weights.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 105 per week), SMB, dive computer (US$ 58 per week), park and port fees (US$ 58 per week), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash - EUR, or credit/debit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), espresso, 15 litre tank (US$ 47 per week), torch (US$ 35 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Ghani liveaboard trips in the Red Sea use either Hurghada or Port Ghalib as their ports of departure. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a yacht correspondent using a 'Dune' signboard will meet you, usually outside the arrival hall, after luggage collection and customs clearance. Private transfers are provided form the local airport, and collective minibus transfers are provided from Hurghada Airport to Port Ghalib (200 km/3,5 hours). For more details visit our Egypt travel information section.
The first and last nights of the trip are spent in port. Guests board on the first day after 2 pm. The last dive of the tour will be about 10 am on the penultimate day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day. If you plan to arrive very early or depart very late, the use of a day use hotel is recommended.

Non-diver rate: US$ 58 discount.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 5% discount for groups of 10 or more.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 10% discount from the total cruise price.

Add-on package: We recommend some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt to add an extra dimension to your Red Sea diving 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 added to your travel itinerary to make it a once-in-a-lifetime Egyptian adventure. Other activities such as 4x4 desert safaris, birding tours, and camel rides are also available.


 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 13 cabins onboard Ghani (12 of which are used on each cruise), each with its own private en-suite bathroom: There are 6 twin bed cabins on the lower deck and 6 more on the upper deck. There is also a double bed suite in the bow of the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on upper deck
  • Toiletries, towels and bathrobe
  • Bedisde cabinet
  • Reading lights
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wardrobe, mirror and shelves
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
  • Storage space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 13 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya  Divemasters parlant Francais


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