Instead of Sudan we dive in Saudi Arabia

Your liveaboard in Saudi Arabia, M/Y ANDROMEDA

Due to the political climate in Sudan at the moment, we have decided to sail to Saudi Arabia this spring and dive the Farasan Banks which are at the same latitude as the Sudanese dive sites except on the Eastern shores of the Red Sea.

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Your Liveaboard in Saudi Arabia

Marsa shagra bejárat

What we offer is the best boat, M/Y Andromeda. We are the fastest boat in the region, enabling us to reach even the most remote dive sites. M/Y Andromeda, the 5-star diving safari liveaboard, was built based on a unique design, meeting divers’ and guests’ every need. Spacious, tastefully decorated cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a roomy diningroom, salon, and sun deck make the diving safaris comfortable for everyone. The heart of the boat is the shisha room, reminiscent of the East where stories can be told every night in the shadow of the lingering delicious waterpipe smoke. A well-travelled, cohesive crew, speaking various languages, awaits all the guests who wish to dive and relax. See you onboard!

Twin-bed cabin

Double-bed cabin on Andromeda in Sudan A perfect choice if you come alone or with your friend, to share a cabin (but not a bed). All twin-bed cabins are equipped with A/C, and an en-suite bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. There are 8 twin-bed cabins on Cassiopeia. Two are located on the main deck and 6 on the lower deck.

Queen-bed cabin

Queen size bed on Andromeda in Sudan An optimal choice for couples who do not only enjoy diving, but also each other's company. All double-bed cabins have A/C, and an en-suite bathroom with sink, shower and toilet. Two cabins are located on the main deck, toward the bow of the boat, and two on the lower deck.

Dining room

Restaurant on Andromeda in Sudan We have our buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the air-conditioned dining room, at tables set for 5-6 persons. When assembling our menu, we do our best to think of guests who are fond of meats, those who love fish, and of vegetarians as well.


Saloon on Andromeda in Sudan The spacious lounge area is air-conditioned and comfortably furnished. It is well equipped with an LCD TV, DVD and CD player, and media box. A USB port allows to connect media devices as well.

Front deck

Restaurant on Andromeda in Sudan The best seat in the house! Right in front of the bridge, the captain’s domain. Enjoy an unobstructed view onto sea, let the wind blow your worries away with your favourite cup of tea.

Sun deck

Over 100 square meter sundeck on Andromeda in Sudan The comfortable 100m2 sun deck provides plenty of space for sun seekers, as well as a shaded area. Comfortable deck chairs and cushioned seats make time spent up here more pleasant.
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Dive sites of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Anyone who has ever dived in Saudi Arabia, never left disappointed. This is an awesome dive spot in the lesser known areas of the Red Sea. The marine life beneath the Saudi Arabian Red Sea blows away even the most travelled and experienced divers! These waters amaze even hammerhead, reef shark, barracuda, and wreck lovers.

Luckyly Saudi Arabia as a diving destination, is almost undiscovered by tourists, that means its underwater landscape is pristine and quite untouched, specially in the south. There are not many places in the world with such well-preserved dive sites and also home to a wide range of marine life.

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Itinerary - Farasan Banks

Farasan Banks trip in Saudi Arabia by Andromeda

Dive with us the Farasan Banks, famous for their out-of-this-world reefs and wild islands. Sizeable fish and magical walls are waiting for you this coming spring on our Saudi diving safaris. Jacques Cousteau's first expedition to the Red Sea aboard his beloved Calypso was in 1963, and exactly in these waters which he called one of the most amazing and most pristine places on Earth.

The Farasan Banks are a large collection of islands made up of islets and coral reefs. The entire region is of volcanic origin. The madrepore (stony coral) columns growing on the rim of the old craters formed these vertical walls from the depths of over 300 metres. The islets, mainly circular or oblong in shape, are often surrounded by an outer coral belt which are testament to their volcanic origins. At first glance the islands and islets seem to be similar however each has its own secret, starting with the different composition of the fossilised coral layers that determined their formation.

The very fine coral sand on the shores is an ideal home for turtles that lay their eggs there all year round. Bird colonies nesting in the low vegetation make this group of islands a rare and beautiful natural oasis.

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Need to know about diving in Saudi Arabia

Schedule 2024

From February until March 29, Friday - Friday

From March 31 until the end of May, Sunday - Sunday

Date Itinerary Price Availabilities
01/03/2024 - 08/03/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
08/03/2024 - 15/03/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
15/03/2024 - 22/03/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
22/03/2024 - 29/03/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
31/03/2024 - 07/04/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail FULL
07/04/2024 - 14/04/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
14/04/2024 - 21/04/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail FULL
21/04/2024 - 28/04/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
28/04/2024 - 05/05/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
05/05/2024 - 12/05/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail Available
12/05/2024 - 19/05/2024 Farasan Banks E-mail FULL

Price list

1. Boat rate: 1 478 EUR/person/week + 15% VAT
2. Fuel surcharge: 150 EUR/person/week
3. Saudi Arabian taxes, permissions, transfer, marina: 250 EUR/person/week

The demand for our new destination is quite high, so please make sure to reserve your places on the boat optionally before purchasing any flight tickets. Feel free to email us for further details (last minute prices, group discount, free weeks, extras) info@cassiopeiasafari.com! Look forward to seeing you all in Saudi Arabia on board M/Y Andromeda!

(Taxes and fees, and marine park fees are payable in full in advance on the invoices.)