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MY Contessa Mia
From USD 119 per day
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Length
36m
119 ft
Max 24
Nitrox
SSI
Wi-Fi
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At a glance...
  • Visits Red Sea South
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Dedicated restaurant
  • Large boat

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MY Contessa Mia is a classy, well-appointed liveaboard with an emphasis on southern week-long Red Sea diving cruises from Hurghada or Port Ghalib.

With a maximum of 24 passengers and 12 crew, you can expect quite an intimate experience with plenty of personal service. Guests can relax in the main deck saloon or on the upper deck saloon/dining area, both of which are air-conditioned. The main deck saloon features high-end audio visual entertainment facilities and a free internet facility. The cabins are all en-suite and are twin share or double bed, with 8 being on the lower deck and 4 on the main deck offering better views and more natural light.

The dive deck is very large and with wooden bench seating around the perimeter with diver stations and central hanging rails, meaning there is plenty of space to move around when kitting up. You will enter and exit the water at the dive platform where there is a rinse tank for camera and 2 fresh water hoses.

The well-maintained interior of Contessa Mia is furnished in teak with comfortable seating areas. The main outdoor social areas are the shaded outdoor space on the upper deck and the large sun-exposed sun deck with sun mats and sofa-bench seating. If you are looking for a quality Red Sea liveaboard experience with an experience diving cruise operator in Hurghada, you can count on the MY Contessa Mia.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Valid for all sailings except departures in September, October and November of 2019 and 2020:

  • Free enriched air nitrox and discounted prices for individual and group bookings.
  • Improved group discount: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.
  • 5% discount on the full charter rates shown below for all routes.
Offer expires: 28 Feb 2020

Notes: Recommended diving experience (not mandatory): North & Wrecks safaris - Open Water diver license and 20 logged dives; for St. Johns Reefs safaris - Open Water diver license and 30 logged dives; for Brothers, Daedalus Reef & Elphinstone safaris - Advanced Open Water diver license and 50 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks (e.g. instant coffee, tea), dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (excl. Dec 2019), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 scuba divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer or torch, US$ 196 per week), diving insurance, national park fees/tour supplements as follows:
North & Wrecks/Tiran/Red Sea South and St John's: US$ 117,
North. Wrecks & Brothers: US$ 151,
Other routes: US$ 212,
Port Ghalib and Hurghada jetty fee: US$ 34.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Return transfers from Hurghada or Marsa Alam Airport to boat, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (Dec 2019 only: US$ 56 per week), torch (US$ 45 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 45 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MY Contessa Mia departs from Hurghada and Port Ghalib, and return transfers from Hurghada and Marsa Alam airports to the departure point can be arranged. Check in time starts at 5 pm on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 10 am on the last day (last night usually on the boat in the harbour). Late arrivals or early departures can be arranged.
There are direct flights from Cairo to Hurghada (1 hour) and Marsa Alam (1.5 hours) via Egypt Air. From certain destinations in the UK and Europe it is possible to fly into Hurghada and Marsa Alam direct. Full tourist visas are available only at the airport for citizens of certain countries, unless obtained in advance. Please ensure you understand the tourist visa requirements that apply to you. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please ask us for details.

Add-on package: If you have time, we strongly recommend that you consider some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt which can add a whole new dimension to your holiday. Cairo museum's royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, a glorious cruise down the Nile staying in a luxury cabin, The Valley of the Kings, all of these and more can be seen in packages starting at 6 nights' duration. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris and camel tours are also available as are custom-made packages to suit your needs.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Contessa Mia has 10 Standard twin bed cabins, 2 on the middle deck with windows, and 8 on the lower deck with portholes. There are also 2 double bed cabins with windows on the main deck. All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, hand basin, towels and soap
  • Portholes or windows
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves & mirror
  • Bedding & space for luggage
  • 24-hour, 220V electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Fire extinguisher & warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 13 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Manager / Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Steward
  • 2 Maids
  • 4 Deck Hands
Nitrox - 2 dive dinghies - Dive deck and platform with ladders, hot water shower, toilet - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Air-conditioned saloon on main deck with TV, DVD and music players - Complimentary Wlan internet - Library with magazines, novels and fish ID books - Air-conditioned restaurant on upper deck with bar - Satellite telephone - Open-air dining area - Sun deck & shaded area with sun matresses & seating - Water dispenser

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
All meals on MY Contessa Mia are served buffet-style and are prepared using the freshest ingredients. The menu comprises international cuisine and a range of interesting Egyptian and Arabic specialties. As well as pasta, vegetables, rice and meat dishes, you can enjoy local salads and freshly prepared Egyptian desserts and pastries. There are 3 meals a day, plus snacks after the 3rd dive of the day.
  • International and Egyptian cuisine; 3 to 4 different dishes per sitting
  • Main meals consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
  • The menus are fixed and meals are served buffet style in the air-conditioned restaurant on the upper deck.
  • Snacks include candy bars, biscuits, fruit and fresh afternoon snacks.
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and drinking water are free of charge.
  • Tonic, soda water, beer and wine are available for purchase.
  • All diets, including vegetarian and halal, can be catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering begins with dinner on first day.
Sample dishes: meat, chicken, fish (cooked or fried), local salads & vegetables (Tahina, Babaganoush & Tabbouleh), local sweets (Basbusa, Baklawa & cakes) ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2006, refurbished annually
  • Size - 34m x 7.5m
  • Top speed - 10 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 2 x 600 HP MAN engines
  • 2 x 85 KW ONEN generators
  • 2 x Nardi scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with DIN & int. valves (15l tanks available on request)
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 15,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 16,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 9,000 litres per day
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 x 25 person capacity life rafts
  • 2 x Yamaha dive dinghies - 25 & 40 HP
  • Engine room CCTV
  • HF & VHF radios
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Depth sounder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • MFA box and trained staff
  • 15,000 litres of emergency oxygen
  • Search light, horn & life buoys
  • Emergency lights / flares
  • Fire alarms / detectors
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in all cabins
  • Customer dive insurance is not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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