Liveaboard Group trip Saudi Arabia with Nina from NiCe Dive & Trips

Who's up for an adventure exploring untouched coral reefs with a great chance of encountering large marine life?

Due to the overwhelming success and interest from adventurous divers during our Saudi group trip in March 2023, we've decided to organize two more diving safari group trips in Saudi Arabia.

Date: February 24th to March 2nd, 2024 (fully booked)

Date: March 2nd to March 9th, 2024 (5 spots available)

Further details can be found below, including a description of the trip.

Secure your spot quickly before all spaces are filled. If you'd like to get a preview of the diving area in the Kingdom, check out our travel blog or download the recording of our online information session from August 23, 2023:

Visit our travel blog here.

Click here to watch the recording of our Saudi Arabia online information event.

1st trip - Liveaboard group trip Saudi Arabia
February 24 to March 02, 2024

fully booked

Route: Farasan Banks - Mubarak + South

Price: 1.850 Euro per person
(excl. flight)

2nd trip - Liveaboard group Trip to Saudi Arabia
March 2, 2024 - March 9, 2024

5 places available

Route: Farasan Banks - North and Mubarak

Travel Price: 1,850 Euros per person
(excluding flight)

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Diving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

More than 800 untouched dive sites are waiting to be explored. They are scattered across 2600 kilometers of pristine coral reefs and untouched coastlines. With over 1285 islands stretching from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Farasan Islands, there is an abundance of adventure, fun, and excitement.

Below, you'll find all the necessary information for our journey to Saudi Arabia. We are more than happy to arrange a Zoom/Teams video call where we can address all your questions.

We are looking forward to exploring the dive spots in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea with you!

Itinerary Liveaboard trip Saudi Arabia

Day 1 (Saturday)

Arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

Transfer to Port Al Lith for boarding M/Y Almonda.

Check-in, dinner, and boat briefings.

Day 2 (Sunday)

Departure and check dive.

Two dives planned for the day.

After the second dive, we commence the journey to the southern part of the Farasan Banks.

Days 3-6 (Monday to Thursday)

3-4 dives per day, depending on the possibility of night dives in each region.

Day 7 (Friday)

Up to two dives.

Return to the Port of Al Lith.

Dinner and conclusion of the day.

Day 8 (Saturday)

Transfer to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

Optional for All Interested Participants

Land Stay in Jeddah

Would you like to spend a few days in Jeddah before or after the diving safari, getting to know the culture and locals?

We have planned a land stay in Jeddah during our trip.

February 20 to February 24, 2024.

On February 21, we will explore the Old Town, Al Balad, and other notable places in Jeddah together with Mr. Quari (e.g., the marina, the floating mosque, and the promenade).

On February 22, we will take a hike in Moon Valley, followed by a BBQ in a cozy atmosphere.

February 23 is free for all travelers. You can visit the Red Sea Mall or simply stroll through the city, soaking in the inspiration.

On February 24, our transfer to Port Al Lith will take place, where our ship awaits us to begin our diving safari to the Farasan Banks.

Route: Liveaboard Saudi Arabia Farasan Banks (from/to Al Lith - Al Lith) 

The departure port for the diving trip is the port of Al Lith, 210 km south of Jeddah. In the spring, there is a chance to encounter whale sharks just outside the port. Whale sharks feed on the plankton present in the waters. After about a 3-hour journey on the diving safari ship Almonda, you reach the first dive sites. Even these initial dive sites give you the feeling of being in an unexplored world.

The island Mar Mar not only has a beautiful dive site but also an optimal mooring location. Not far away are the islands Dohra, Jadir, and Malathu, as well as the magnificent reefs of Gorgonia, Bandu, and Long Reef. 25 nautical miles south is another reef named Sha'ab Ammar, a large horseshoe-shaped reef also used as a night mooring spot. Further south are the small islands Danak, Jabbara, and Eagle, as well as the atolls Mudarr, Fantasy, and Choopy, which provide for spectacular dives.

A common feature of these diving regions is the incredible diversity of hard and soft corals. The fish diversity in these spots is also breathtaking. Many dive sites have plateaus in the north and south where you may encounter some larger fish.

There may even be encounters with schools of hammerhead sharks. Other dive spots on this tour include the Mubarak Reef and Marbat Al Khalil, as well as the last dive site, the Canyon Reef.

Liveaboard Saudi-Arabia 
Travel Price per Person starting from 1,850 Euros (excluding flight and land stay in Jeddah)

Services included in the liveaboard price:

  • Transfer to/from Jeddah Airport
  • 7 nights on M/Y Almonda in a 1/2 twin cabin
  • Full board (all meals included)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, tea, coffee, water
  • National park fees
  • Fuel fees and port fees
  • Nitrox for certified divers
  • Night dives
  • Towels (for the cabin and diving)
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Stand-up Paddleboard
  • Marine park fees, fuel fees, and port fees

Services not included in the liveaboard price:

  • Flight Connection (we are happy to arrange a suitable connection for you)
  • Visa: $143 (can be applied for online or on-site)
  • Tips
  • Land Activities
  • Diving Courses
  • Rental Equipment
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Note: not available on land and on the ship)
  • Diving and Travel Insurance

A selection of possible flight connections:

Direct flights to/from:

  • Vienna
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva

Arrival airport in Saudi Arabia: Jeddah King Abdulaziz Airport The diving safari starts and ends at the port of Al Lith. The travel time from Jeddah to the port of Al Lith is approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Feel free to reach out to us to reserve your spot.

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Liveaboard diving trip M/Y Almonda

Shipping Company: Ocean Breeze Liveaboards LLC, C.R. 184540
Address: Apartment 1, Bld 211, Omar Al Mukhtar St El Kawthar, Hurghada, Egypt
Built in: July 2017
2 x Cabins for 2 Persons on the Main Deck - Master Suites
2 x Double Cabins on the Lower Deck
8 x Cabins for 2 Persons on the Lower Deck
1 x Large Salon
1 x Sun Deck with a Bar
1 x Upper Deck with a Sunbathing Area and a Jacuzzi

Entry Requirements Saudi Arabia
From Austria:
Austrian citizens require a visa for entry into Saudi Arabia. The visa can be obtained online or on-site.

From Germany:
German citizens also need a visa for entry into Saudi Arabia. The visa can be applied for online or on-site.

From Switzerland:
Swiss citizens typically need a visa to enter Saudi Arabia. The visa can be obtained online or on-site.

Please note that entry requirements may change, and it is advisable to check the current information with the respective embassies or consulates.


Important Information for Diving Safaris:

The execution of diving safaris is dependent on weather conditions, sea state, local regulations, and the experience level of participating divers. Therefore, a guarantee for reaching specific reefs cannot be provided.

  • A valid medical certificate for diving fitness is required, not older than 1 year.
  • A valid diving certificate (PADI-AOWD, CMAS**, or CMAS* depending on the number of logged dives) is necessary.
  • A minimum of 40 logged dives must be demonstrated.
  • The last dive should not be more than 1 year ago.
  • Important: Bring a copy of your passport, a valid diving insurance, and a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB).
  • In case the Nitrox system fails for technical reasons, there is no entitlement to compensation.
  • Code of Conduct in Saudi Arabia