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  • Spend a week on this fantastic steel-hulled boat, exploring a classic route of dive sites in Sudan's magical Red Sea 
  • Discover Precontinent II – the mysterious coral-crusted remains of Jacques Cousteau’s 1960s underwater village, including shark cages and a hangar that still stands anchored to the bottom of the ocean
  • Encounter mantas, sharks and rosso dolphins and make use of the dive scooters and high quality underwater photo and video equipment available on board
  • MV Tala specializes in technical and deep cave diving, but also has plenty to suit recreational divers so everyone can enjoy the reefs and marine life
  • Enjoy cushioned loungers on the sun deck, and tuck into delicious food cooked fresh daily by the on-board chef

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35% (downpayment)
  • 120 days before trip start: 65% (balance)

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Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

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  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival


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Lower deck twin cabin

On the lower deck there are six twin staterooms that can be shared with another diver, also there is an opportunity to be accommodated in a triple cabin that is good for a family, All are en suite with A/C

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck Twin or double bed Cabin

Cabins placed on the main deck. You can choose double or twin bed rooms. All are en suite with A/C

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  • Size:  7 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
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MV Tala is a liveaboard offering perfect Scuba Diving cruises on the Red Sea in Sudan & Egypt.

Red Sea Explorers offers unique liveaboard diving experiences all over the Red Sea. Far beyond the mainland, diving down into the depths of the Red Sea, we offer not only unforgettable Dive Adventures, but also a first class service on our dive cruise ship MV Tala. Let our crew spoil you and dive into one of the most fascinating Dive Regions in the World. The steel hulled vessel is owned by the Red Sea Explorer fleet and offers different itineraries both on the Egyptian and Sudanese side of the sea.

What you can expect

MV Tala specialize in Technical Diving on the liveaboard and have supported Technical Diving, Research and Exploration projects all over the Red Sea. Yet, we still cater for and welcome Recreational Divers and provide unique opportunities for them to improve their skills and interface with Technical Diving operations happening onboard. Known for their diving expertise, our team offers Divers the chance to conduct unique dives whether it is a recreational 4 Wreck Scooter dive on Abu Nahhas, or a deep Trimix dive on the Elphinstone Arch. All this takes place in the comfort and safety of our liveaboard, the MV Tala.

MV Tala has 11 Cabins that can accommodate 22 Divers and their fellow travelers. On the Lower Deck there are six Twin Staterooms that can be shared with another Diver, there is also an opportunity to be accommodated in a Triple Cabin-  suitable for a family. Other Cabins are situated on the Main Deck. You can choose Double or Twin bed, well appointed Cabins. All are en-suite.


When sailing and diving around the Red Sea, there's no reason to compromise on the quality of the food. On the MV Tala, you can choose from a buffet of delicious dishes especially prepared by our Chef. Full board includes 3 main meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Between your dives the crew serves snacks, water, soft drinks, tea , coffee and fruit assortments for free. Alcoholic beverages are not included and will be charged at the end of the tour 

Tala Liveaboard social areas are perfect to spend time in between and after dives. The guests can watch TV in the boats Salon or lay on the Sundeck, that has a shaded area with cushioned sun-beds.

The spacious Dive Deck on Tala has a full range of diving equipment that can be rented. the boat has Rebreather facilities and all equipment required for Tech Diving. 


Egypt trips

Most visitors will arrive in Cairo and take a 1 hour Domestic flight with Egypt Air to their Port of departure, although some of the more popular ports such as Marsa Alam, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh have direct International flights too. Ports are detailed for every trip in the itinerary section The departure and return Ports can vary depending on the dates chosen. In some cases the boats are moored at Port and depart the day after the trip begins, so you can arrive quite late on the first day of the tour and still board the boat before it departs the following morning.

Sudan trips

Sudan liveaboard cruises which visit only dive sites within Sudan, i.e. those named Sudan North and Sudan South, start and end their trips in Port Sudan. There are direct flights to Port Sudan from Cairo and Khartoum. Khartoum has direct flights from many cities in Africa and the Middle East, so most visitors transit through Egypt


Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.


Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Swedish

Boat Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Movies


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Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


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