A proper review of
Al Farouk II Liveaboard
The Overall Review
We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Al Farouk II Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:
3 reasons to dive
- Many people were happy with the fact that they could dive with hammer heads, white tip and manta rays.
- Some divers said it was a pleasure diving with so many diverse divers from all around the world.
- Many divers said the crew was very helpful when needed and they would return to this liveaboard in future.
2 reasons NOT to dive
- Some people noted that there was a strong gas smell in the lower decks that came from the engine room.
- Some divers were taken back by the early morning briefings.
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Description and details
Diving on the Al Farouk II in Egypt
Al Farouk II – Unveil the treasure of the Red Sea with a lavish style
The extravagant Al Farouk II is specially designed to serve its guests a perfect dive vacation with all the eminent facilities without compromising on quality. You can explore the mesmerizing beauty of the famous dive sites like St. Johns, Safaga, Straits of Tiran, Brothers and Abu Fendera. In these sites, divers have the opportunity to witness the hammerhead sharks, the grey reef and the silvertip. The astonishing visibility underwater will make your trip memorable.
Boat Interior – spectacular wooden interior with a fusion of technology
Al Farouk II is sumptuously designed in impressive style with a wood-trimmed interior. It has 12 spacious cabins which can accommodate 24 guests. These deluxe cabins are fully furnished to provide utmost comfort to the divers where they can sleep and relax between the dives. The big portholes give a fascinating view of the crystal-clear water. The onboard facilities for the guests include the indoor panoramic salon which has the latest interactive technology to entertain the divers in their leisure time.
You can socialize with other divers or can simply relax.
Deck Areas – when the reality is better than the expectation
The palatial dive board has several diving facilities like separate gear storage areas, freshwater/hot showers and rinse tanks. There are individual stations where tanks are lined-up for the divers before the dives. The certified divers can also avail the facility of nitrox by paying extra. Every guest has their personal assigned locker where they can keep their personal things. If you want a sunbath, then the sun deck and flybridge is the perfect place for you. The lounge chairs in the shaded area are ideal for a quick nap or to enjoy the fascinating seascape with fresh air.
Food and Entertainment
If you want a break from diving then the spacious salon is the best area to kill the boredom. It is fully equipped with interactive technologies like audio-video entertainment, electronic charging stations, DVDs and much more. The food served on the liveaboard is freshly cooked in a completely hygienic environment by professional chefs. The dining area has ample space to cater to the guests, where you can enjoy International cuisine and Egyptian specialities thrice a day in buffet style. To make sure no one on Al Farouk II stays hungry after the meals, snacks and beverages are available throughout the day. Don’t forget to mention your food allergies (if any) or your special diet to your chef to have a customized menu.
What time is best to go
You can enjoy a full luxurious trip with Al Farouk II, as diving is possible in the Red Sea throughout the year. Comparatively the months of autumn are considered as the best time to visit but winter and summer also provide good visibility in the crystal-clear water. The elegant liveaboard offers the best dive sites with an experienced and friendly crew which will surely make your dive holiday memorable.
- Daily housekeeping
- Audio & video entertainment
- Air Conditioned saloon
- Aircon Cabins
- Sun Deck
- Indoor Saloon
- Warm Water Showers
- Outdoor Dining
- Custom built for diving
- Charging stations
- En-Suite bathrooms
- Free Internet
- Non-Smoking Rooms
- Outside Showers
- Seaview Cabins
- Dedicated Local & International Crew
- Leisure Deck
- Observation Deck
- Available for Charter