M/Y Contessa Mia

Destination: Red Sea

Brother Islands, Rocky Island, Daedelus, St Johns Reef (7 Nights) | From $141++/night

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M/Y Contessa Mia Quick Pitch

This superior 5-star vessel is beautiful in all aspects, from the cheery interior design, unmatched by any other in the Red Sea, to the sheer size of the platform. Gracious, superior & most beautiful, come and experience Sea Serpent Fleet's newest 5-star luxury vessel and be sure you will have an unforgettable experience.

 

Dive Overview

Diving the Red Sea is a fascinating exploration of one of our planet’s most exotic and enchanting natural seascape environments. On a diving safari in the Red Sea, you can experience close encounters with more than 2000 species of fish and coral. From the depths of the Blue Hole to the spectacular and exclusive reefs of the marine parks, you will find a smorgasbord of marine life that is almost surreal.

[See: Red Sea Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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M/Y Contessa Mia Cabin Overview

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 Twin Cabin (LEFT) & Double Cabin (RIGHT)

M/Y Contessa Mia accommodates 24 guests in 12 beautifully-designed cabins all equipped with AC & En-suite facilities, 8 of which are situated on the lower deck and 4 on the main deck. 10 are twin cabins while 2 are double bed cabin. 

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General Facilities

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M/Y Contessa Mia Boat Features

  • Mini-Bar: NO
  • Cabin amenities: towels, bathrobes
  • Audio-visual station (DVD, video, TV, CD): YES
  • Lounge/dining room: Separated
  • Library: YES
  • Individual controls for A/C: YES
  • Public Bathrooms: 1
  • Air Conditioning: YES

 

M/Y Contessa Mia Dive Facilities

  • Dive Guide On Board: Yes / 1-2
  • Tenders / Outboards:  2 x 40 HP
  • Number of compressors: 3
  • Total capacity of compressors onboard: 820L /min
  • Nitrox: Membrane 500 L/Min
  • Rebreather: YES
  • Courses and Nitrox onboard: YES
  • Certifying Agency: SSI
  • Areas Covered: Area I, II
  • Charging Station: YES
  • Equipment Rental: YES
  • Spare Equipment: YES

 

Food & Drinks Aboard M/Y Contessa Mia

  • Mineral water, tea, coffee: FREE
  • Beer and Wine: YES
  • Type of meals: Open Buffet
  • Galley equipment: Industrial
  • Ice-maker: YES
  • Number of Service Stations: 2
 

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M/Y Contessa Mia Liveaboard Deck Plan

M/Y Contessa Mia Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

The actual rates are based in EUR. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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The prices shown below are per person in USD. The pricing at the time of booking may vary depending on the latest EUR/USD exchange rate.


RATES & Availability

For more information on rates and availability please email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Northern Wrecks and Strait of Tiran Itinerary (North & Tiran)

This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the Northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.

Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8-10 am.
  • Two check dives near Hurghada, i.e. Sha’ab el Erg/Dolphin reef, possible night dive in Abu Nuhas.
  • Day 3
  • Two-Three dives in Abu Nuhas and sailing to Straits of Tiran.
  • Day 4
  • Three dives on the Straits of Tiran islands and back to Ras Mohamed.
  • Day 5
  • Two-Three dives in Ras Mohamed, possible night dive Thistlegorm wreck
  • Day 6
  • First dive at the Thistlegorm, Second at Shag Rock and Third dive at Goubal island.
  • Day 7
  • Last Two dives in Hurghada area (Umm Gammar, Carless Reef).
  • Last night spent onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone Itinerary (BDE)

The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir.

The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari.

Daedalus Reef is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea.

The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef.

Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected.

  • Day 1
  • arrival, boat briefing then check in, dinner. First night onboard in the New Marina.
  • Day 2
  • Departure in the morning, 2 dives in Marsa Alam area. 1 night dive.
  • Travel to the Brothers overnight.
  • Day 3
  • Three dives at the Big Brother.
  • Sailing to Daedalus overnight.
  • Note: Night dives are prohibited at all marine park islands!
  • Day 4
  • Three dives at Daedalus.
  • Sailing to Small Brother overnight.
  • Day 5
  • Three dives at the Small Brother.
  • Sailing to Elphinstone overnight.
  • Day 6
  • Two to three dives in Elphinstone.
  • Possible night dive near the coast of Marsa Alam.
  • Day 7
  • Two dives in Marsa Alam area.
  • Return to port and spending the last night onboard.
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast, latest until 10:00 AM.

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Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad Itinerary (DRZ)

The shear walls of Elphinstone Reef plunge steeply into the blue richly decorated with soft and fan corals. Rocky and Zabargad Islands lie close together to the south-east of Ras Banas. Rocky’s shear walls are covered in a stunning forests of soft and fan corals. Daedalus Reef, also called Abu El Kizan, is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. Zabargad Island, amazing in its spectacular beauty, was used as a precious stone mine in ancient times.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in, dinner.
  • First night spent onboard in the harbour of Port Ghaleb.
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8-9 am.
  • Two check dives near Marsa Alam coast. Third dive or possible night dive in the area.
  • Sailing to Daedalus Island overnight
  • Day 3
  • Three dives at Daedalus.
  • Sailing to Zabargad islands overnight.
  • Note: night dives are prohibited at all MP islands.
  • Day 4
  • Two dives at Rocky and Zabargad islands.
  • Sailing to St. John and possible night dive.
  • Day 5
  • Two dives at St. John reefs.
  • Possible night dive at Fury Shoals/Wadi’l Gamal.
  • Day 6
  • Three dives in Fury Shoal.
  • Possible sites: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin reef.
  • Sailing back to Port Ghaleb.
  • Day 7
  • Two dives in the Marsa Alam area, spending there last night onboard in the port.
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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North and Brothers Itinerary (North And Brothers)

The walls of the Brothers combined with the fantastic wrecks of the North of the Red Sea.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival, check in, dinner onboard. First night spent in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8-10 am. Check dive at Sha’ab El Erg, then 2nd and night dive in Gubal Island
  • (depending on weather's conditions).
  • Day 3
  • 2 dives on Thistlegorm, afterwards Dunraven, night dive at Ras Mohamed.
  • Day 4
  • 1 dive at Ras Mohamed, maybe diving at Abu Nuhas, sailing to Brothers.
  • Day 5
  • 3 dives at the Brothers, sailing to Safaga.
  • (Please note that night dives are prohibited at all Marine park islands!)
  • Day 6
  • Diving at Salem Express and Panorama Reef. Sailing to Hurghada area.
  • Possible night dive in Hurghada area.
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives in Hurghada area.
  • Last night spent in the New Marina Hurghada or in a hotel (depending on the boat's schedule).
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast, latest 10 AM.

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Rocky, Zabargad, St. John's Itinerary (RZS)

As the most southerly of Egypt’s Red Sea dive destinations, not many divers make it to St. John’s, Zabargad and Rocky Island. Those who do, often iterate their belief that this is the best diving in the Red Sea. With abundant marine life, uncrowded dive sites and crystal clear visibility, it’s easy to understand why.

St. John’s is a healthy reef system lying 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Rocky Island and just east of Elba National Park. Habili Ali and Habili Gafaar are two reef dives known for their abundant soft corals and black corals as well as their schooling pelagic fish species.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the Marina Port Ghalib
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8 am, check dive at Marsa Alam, then 2nd dive after sail to Rocky island
  • Day 3
  • 2 dives at Rocky, 3rd at Zabargad then 2 hours sail to St. Johns, night dive.
  • Day 4
  • 3 dives around St. Johns then sail to fury shoals for night dive.
  • Day 5
  • 3 - 4 dives around Fury Shoals then sail to Elphinstone after dinner.
  • Day 6
  • 2 to 3 dives at Elphinstone then night dive at Abu Dabbab
  • Day 7
  • 2 Local dives, Ras Shona. Marsa Mubarak then back to port
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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North & Wrecks Itinerary (North And Wrecks)

The North safari is a perfect combination of wreck diving and reef diving. You will get to visit the most impressive wrecks in the Northern Red Sea, as well as to experience impressive reef diving. This cruise is suitable to everyone, including snorkelers.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8-10 am, 2 check dives near Hurghada: Sha’ab el Erg/ Dolphin Reef, possible night dive in Abu Nuhas
  • Day 3
  • 2-3 dives in Abu Nuhas and sailing to Ras Mohamed/Sinai
  • Day 4
  • 2-3 dives in Ras Mohamed/ Shark Reef, Yolanda, possible night dive at the Thistelgorm wreck
  • Day 5
  • 3 dives at Thistlegorm, Shag Rock and Goubal islands, possible night dive
  • Day 6
  • 2 dives at Rosalie Moller or the barge, possible night dive in HRG area
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives in HRG area, i.e. Um Gammar, Mina wreck, Carless Reef… Last night onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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St. Johns Itinerary (St. Johns)

St John's is a cluster of small reefs offering some of the most spectacular underwater wildlife vistas in the Red Sea. Habili Ali reef offers giant gorgonians and black corals. The Grey Reef houses silvertip sharks and Hammerhead sharks - at its west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals crowded with snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. To the north, you'll find the St John's cave, an area where shallow cracks open up into small caverns.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the Marina Port Ghalib
  • Day 2
  • departure around 8 am, 2 check dives near Marsa Alam coast sailing to St. John reef over night
  • Day 3-5
  • Diving at St. John: around 2 ½ days with 4 dives/day, including night dive/s. Possible dive sites: Small and Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John´s Caves, Um Orouk, Habili Gaffar… Sailing to Fury Shoal overnight
  • Day 6
  • Diving in Fury Shoal: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef, Sailing back towards Marsa Alam.
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives in the Marsa Alam area, Elphinstone possible, spending last night onboard
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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Fury Shoals Itinerary (Fury Shoals)

The Fury Shoals make up several reefs along the Southwest Red Sea coast, offering amazing scuba diving opportunities with some of the most pristine reefs in Egypt. The hard and soft coral are unspoiled and are a highlight of many dive sites such as the Fury Shoal Garden.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the Marina Port Ghalib
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8-9 am, 2 check dives near Marsa Alam coast , 3rd dive or possible night dive, sailing to the Fury Shoal reefs overnight
  • Day 3-5
  • Spending at the Fury’s: 3-4 dives/day, incl. 1 possible night dive. Possible dive sites: Malahi, Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef, Small + Big Abu Galawa…
  • Day 6
  • Sailing back to Port Ghalib. Maybe 2 dives in Elphinstone or in Marsa Alam area (depending on the weather)
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives in the Marsa Alam area, spending there last night onboard
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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North, Tiran & Dahab Itinerary (North, Tiran & Dahab)

This itinerary offers you to go deep in the Gulf of Aqaba, diving the famous blue hole and the canyon, passing by the magical dive site Gabr El Bent.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 2
  • Departure around 8 am, check dive near Hurghada, cross to Sinai, 2nd & night dive at shaab Mahmoud (Dunraven)
  • Day 3
  • 1 dive at Ras Mohamed, then sail to Tiran, 2nd & 3rd dive at Tiran reefs, night dive at Gabr el Bint (Dahab).
  • Day 4
  • 1st dive at Blue Hole, 2nd Canyon, 3rd Gabr el Bint (DAHAB), night dive at Gordon (Tiran)
  • Day 5
  • 1st Dive at Thomas reef (Tiran), 2nd Anemone city (Ras Mohamed), 3rd & Night at Thistlgorm.
  • Day 6
  • 1st dive at the Thistlegorm, 2nd & 3rd dive at Abu Nuhas reef, night dive close to Hurghada.
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives in Hurghada area (Umm Gammar, Carless Reef). Last night spent onboard in the New Marina Hurghada.
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest till noon.

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Brothers, Daedalus & Fury Itinerary (BD&F)

Brothers And Daedalus are the place to get the chance of seeing the big stuff.

Fury Shoals is in southern Egyptian part of the Red Sea and a Mecca for dolphins. Here are tons of beautiful reefs with thousands of colorful fishes.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in, dinner and first night onboard in the marina
  • Day 2
  • Departure in the morning, 2 dives in Marsa Alam area. 1-night dive. Travel to the Brothers overnight. (4 hours)
  • Day 3
  • 3 dives at the Brothers islands, then sail to Daedalus reef
  • Day 4
  • 3 dives at Daedalus, sail to Fury Shoals (4 hours) for night dive
  • Day 5
  • 4 dives at Fury Shoals, then sail up to Elphinstone (9 hours)
  • Day 6
  • 2-3 dives in Elphinstone, possible night dive near the coast of Marsa Alam
  • Day 7
  • 2 dives in Marsa Alam area Return to port and spending the last night onboard
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport.

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Abu Fandira / St. John's Itinerary (Abu Fandira)

St. John's and Abu Fandira is a place where there are hardly any liveaboards or hoards of divers in sight. The 6km-long line of reefs lie south of St. John's in an east-west direction. The various topography of the 6 long reefs offer wonderful views onto brilliant coral blocks at about 15-20m. Beside the reef sharks that cruise in the area, you will also find large schools of fish and many species of crustaceans. Gorgeous Napoleon fish and the rare humphead parrot fish are residents here in large numbers.

  • Day 1
  • Arrival and check in. First night spent onboard in the Marina Port Ghalib
  • Day 2
  • departure around 8 am, check dives in Marsa Alam area. 2nd Dive Shaa´b Sharm .Sailing to St. John's overnight
  • Day 3
  • 3 dives at St. John (Small und Big Gota, Habilli Ali, Dangerous Reef, St. John Caves). Sailing to Abu Fendira overnight
  • Day 4
  • 2-3 dives at Abu Fendira, possible night dive, sailing to St. John.
  • Day 5
  • 2 dives at St. John's reefs (Um Orouk, St. John Caves). Return to Fury Shoals do 3rd & Night dive
  • Day 6
  • 2 Dives in Fury Shoal: Malahi, Sha'ab Claudio, Sha'abMaksur, Sataya/Dolphin Reef, sail back to Wadi El Gimal for 3rd & Night dive.
  • Day 7
  • Last 2 dives Elphinstone (if weather permit), last night in the harbor
  • Day 8
  • Check out after breakfast latest 10:00.

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 36m
  • Breadth: 7.5m
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Number of Decks: 4
  • Sewage Holding Tanks: YES
  • Sewage Treatment: YES
  • Type of Decking: Teak
  • Type of Winch: Electric
  • Wheel Houses: 2
  • Generators:  2 x 85 KW
  • Engines: 2 x 1200 HP MAN
  • Desalination Unit: 2 x 4500 L / Day
  • Cruising speed: 12 knots
  • Maximum guests: 24
  • Number of cabins: 12
  • Tenders: 2 x 40 HP

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC+2
  • Language Spoken: English, German & Russian
  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Payment Onboard: Major credit cards & most currencies

 

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