Dive the best of Egypt's Red Sea onboard this spacious, well-equipped safari liveaboardfrom $111 /day
- Spacious interiors, multiple sun decks, and free internet
- Exciting itineraries that include wreck diving and shark encounters
- Three to four dives a day exploring spectacular coral reefs
- Fun, social atmosphere onboard, ideal for outgoing guests
Offering classic Red Sea liveaboard diving safaris with a twist, Al Farouk II is an excellent option for solo travellers, outgoing and social guests, and adventurous dive buddies. Dive four times a day in some of the Red Sea’s most exciting diving areas, known for kilometres of thriving coral, shipwrecks, and up-close encounters with sharks. This boat's wide variety of itineraries includes a bit of something for everyone, and its top-rated crew is dedicated to getting you as close as possible to the Red Sea’s show-stopping marine life, no matter the trip.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Part of the prestigious Dive Safari Master fleet, Al Farouk II was recently refurbished to include new contemporary interiors and improved facilities for underwater exploration. This allows for a spacious and open feeling, with salons on multiple decks and outdoor areas designed to make the most of the fresh air and panoramic views. Unlike most vessels in the region, this liveaboard offers all twin cabins, making it a top choice for single divers, adventurous buddy teams, and groups that enjoy travelling together. You'll also enjoy a fun, social atmosphere onboard, perfect for getting to know the crew and your fellow adventurers.
Al Farouk II cruises the most stunning reefs in Egypt's north and central Red Sea, exploring hotspots like Ras Mohammed National Park and the Tiran Straits, Elphinstone and the Brothers Islands, and the Thistlegorm wreck. No matter which exciting itinerary you choose, you can expect three to four dives each day, with detailed safety and environmental briefings from expert guides who help you make the most of your time in the water. Diving in this region is a treat, with calm surface conditions, good visibility, and optional fast-paced drift dives in search of sharks and other marine megafauna. Though encounters are never guaranteed, some trips include opportunities to dive alongside oceanic whitetip sharks or snorkel with friendly pods of dolphins.
Onboard Al Farouk II
This modern motor yacht was engineered specifically for scuba diving, offering superior stability and an intuitive layout that feels especially spacious. No matter which deck you stay on, your cosy twin shared cabin will come equipped with all the comforts of home and room to relax in between dives. On the main deck, you'll find a large open lounge with comfy couches, a bar, and an entertainment centre, as well as the dining room where three delicious meals are served each day. Guests aboard the El Farouk II will enjoy a daily mix of Egyptian and western dishes, plus free flow coffee, tea, snacks, and water. Topside, there's plenty of room to relax with cushioned seating in the sun and shade.
Diving from Al Farouk II
Al Farouk II offers excellent facilities for scuba divers, with a spacious open dive deck and two custom tenders for close access to all the region's best sites. Nitrox, top of the line rental equipment, and PADI courses are also available with prior arrangement. Guests rave about this boat's crew, a talented international team that expertly balances safety and fun while delivering once in a lifetime experiences underwater. Just let them know how much guidance and help with your gear is preferred, and they'll happily customise their service to suit.
- You'll need open water certification and 50 logged dives to join this boat's most adventurous itineraries.
- Pack for hot sunny days and cool breezy nights at sea, and don't forget sun protection.
- All of this boat's cabins are twin share with no singles supplement, making it a top pick for solo travellers.
- Bring a bit of pocket cash onboard for equipment rental, nitrox, gratuities, and drinks from the bar.