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"Over 19 years making dreams come true for divers... just like you"

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From USD 122 per day
116 ft
Max 24
At a glance...
  • Red Sea liveaboards - North and South
  • Friendly and professional crew
  • Spacious cabins with private bathrooms
  • Plenty of open air social area
  • Large motor yacht

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M/Y Tillis is a large 35m long wooden hull motor yacht that operates liveaboard diving safaris to the best sites in the Red Sea. Tillis is well maintained and staff by a professional and friendly crew.

The boat can accommodate 24 guests in a choice of cabins across 3 decks, including upper deck seaview double bed suites. Each cabin has a private bathroom fitted with a shower cubicle.

3 delicious buffet spreads are served each day in the dining area of the air-conditioned saloon, together with fresh fruit, pastries and juice. There are 4 dining tables, a service and drinks counter. Also in the saloon is the lounge area with entertainment system - TV/DVD/music and wifi network.

The upper deck is open-air but covered and is the main social area with comfy sofa-style seating and a bar area where you can chat with fellow guests about the day's dive highlights. There is a small area in front of the captain's cabin where you can take the sun, but the main sundeck is on the flybridge where you can find sun loungers.

The dive deck has plenty of space for everyone to kit up.There are 2 x 5m long 40 speedboats with 40 HP outboard motors for transporting divers to the sites. The guides will accompany each dive to ensure you get to see and enjoy as much as possible of the Red Sea. Nitrox is provided by the membrane system and the dive platform has 2 ladders for comfortable egress.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster

More Trip Details...

Dive experience: For diving tours to the marine parks, according to Egyptian law you must have at least 50 logged dives. For St. John's safaris a minimum of 30 logged dives is strongly recommend. If these requirements are not met the dive guides have the right to exclude a diver from more challenging dives during the cruise.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks, hot drinks, return transfers from local airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (min. 2 guides per cruise, max. 8 divers per guide), tanks, weightbelts and weights, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 109 per trip), SMB, dive computer (US$ 38 per trip), park and port fees US$ 163 per week. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only - USD, EUR, EGP).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine and beer), nitrox fills for certified enriched air divers (US$ 65 per trip), 15 litre tank (US$ 38 per trip), torch (US$ 33 per trip), diving insurance, transfers between Hurghada and Port Ghalib/Marsa Alam. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Tillis liveaboard cruises use Hurghada or Port Ghalib for their ports of departure. Once you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport, a transfer agent will welcome you holding a Dive Pro Safari signboard. He will take care of your visa (stamp) and provide you with details about your transfer from the airport to the boat. Transfer journey times are:- Hurghada Airport - New Marina Hurghada -15 minutes; Marsa Alam Airport - Port Ghalib -10 minutes; Hurghada Airport - Port Ghalib - 3,5 hours (a lunch box and drinks are provided on this journey). For more details, including airlines, visit our Red Sea travel information section.
The first and final nights of the cruise are spent in port. Guests board on the first day after 4 pm. The last dive of the our will be about 11 am on the penultimate day. Guests depart latest at 10 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% discount off the published price.

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 50% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a lower deck cabin free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 22 guests and 2 additional persons can join free of charge.

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  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Tillis has 14 cabins (12 of which are used on each cruise), each with its own private en-suite bathroom: There are 8 twin bed cabins on the lower deck, 2 twin bed cabins on the main deck, and 2 twin bed cabins and 2 Honeymoon double bed suites on the upper deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning (individual controlled on main and upper decks)
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower and hand basin
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on main and upper deck
  • Toiletries, towels and mirror
  • Minibar fridge
  • Reading lights
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wardrobe 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 - 14 / 14 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster


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