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The RSE Experience

At Red Sea Explorers we offer an unbeatable liveaboard experience with diving opportunities all over the Red Sea. Our routes stretch from Sinai to the Sudan and encompass all that's in between.

With such diverse dive sites on our itineraries, we cater for recreational diving of all levels as well as technical diving. With a keen interest in technical diving operations, we encourage and support research and exploration projects onboard. 

Manoeuvred by an expert team of guides, diving destinations are numerous and variably challenging; across the Red Sea you may find playful, easygoing dives, as well as seek deeper, more expert excursions. 

The MV Tala and the MV Nouran provide a comfortable, accommodating home on the Red Sea. Apart from the spacious lounges and relaxations areas, the cozy cabins with ensuite bathrooms, the fleet is equipped with a full range of professional and technical dive gear, including a variety of tanks, gases and underwater scooters. 

The RSE crew is competent and well versed in handling the sophisticated equipment required for deep diving; over the past decade we have facilitated and supported dives as deep as 180 metres, as well as arranged the logistics for various research and conservation efforts. 

The Red Sea Explorers team invites you aboard for a once in a lifetime diving adventure.

Our Team

Faisal Khalaf

Founder

Faisal Khalaf

Founder

Spoken Languages French English Arabic

Faisal has been an avid diver since 1991 and his love of the Red Sea led him establish Red Sea Explorers in 2005. From Monkey Diving to deep, exploration, re-breather dives, Faisal is always looking for new projects and is definitely up for a challenge.

Faisal is a Fundamentals GUE Instructor and a UTD & INTD normoxic trimix instructor.

Heba Dessouki

Bookings & Client Relations

Heba Dessouki

Bookings & Client Relations

Spoken Languages German English Arabic

Heba joined the team in 2020 and handles all bookings and communications. Her background ranges from business administration to hospitality and tourism. She has worked in several tourism companies, with experience in reservations, marketing and administrative positions.

Lereyce Josephs

Dive Instructor

Lereyce Josephs

Dive Instructor

Spoken Languages English

A lifelong affinity to the water led Lereyce to try her first dive at 13 and not too long after she had completed her dive master. She spent 6 months in Thailand in 2018, before landing at Red Sea Explorers' in 2019. Here she gained a lot of experience and became a RAID open circuit instructor. She is currently working on a AIDA 4* freediving certification.

Lereyce loves all aspects of the underwater world, which includes exploration, conservation and education.

Maysara Sayed

Dive Instructor

Maysara Sayed

Dive Instructor

Spoken Languages English Arabic

Maysara began his career 12 years ago as an underwater photographer. After three years of shooting underwater, he became a dive guide and gained experience at various dive centres in Hurghada. For the past five years Maysara has worked as a dive intructor and in 2019 he joined the Red Sea Explorers' team.

CPT. Kamal Abu Makka

Captain of MV Tala

CPT. Kamal Abu Makka

Captain of MV Tala

Spoken Languages English Arabic

Captain Kamal has been with RSE since the start of 2013 and gained his vast experience of the Red Sea as both a deckhand and co-pilot on MV Tala. In 2018 he was promoted to the position of Captain, considering his extensive knowledge of dive sites and his familiarity with the boat.

CPT. Ramadan Hassan

Captain of MV Nouran

CPT. Ramadan Hassan

Captain of MV Nouran

Spoken Languages English Arabic

Captain Ramadan began his career as a deckhand on MV Nouran in 2006, becoming captain in 2012 due to his experience of the Red Sea and knowledge of the boat. MV Nouran and Captain Ramadan joined RSE in 2013.

Antar

Emotional Support & Team Mascot

Antar

Emotional Support & Team Mascot

Spoken Languages Russian English Arabic

Antar joined RSE in 2014 and is a water activity expert. His skills include chilling on floaties, surfing and hunting crabs. However, his real passion is to swim with the wild dolphins. Antar loves family trips and playing with children (and adults) of all ages.

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