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From USD 108 per day
106 ft
Max 16
At a glance...
  • Dive cruises in the northern Red Sea
  • Max. capacity of just 16
  • ENOS lost diver tracking
  • Rebreather friendly
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Special family cruises

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Firebird is a 32m long wood hull motor yacht that specialiises in economy Red Sea liveboard diving cruises around the Sinai Peninsula and the northern wrecks near Hurghada. With a maximum capacity of just 16 guests, it is an ideal choice for clubs and groups.

Guests are accommodated in 8 lower deck cabins, each of which has its own private en-suite bathroom and personal control air-conditioning. 7 of the cabins have twin bunk beds and the other cabin has a double queen size bed. Firebird operates special kids cruises too that are ideal for diving families. 2 of the cabins can be converted to accommodate an extra bed.

The dining service is of a high standard. The onboard chef is hotel-trained and serves up culinary specialities from Egypt and Europe. The boat crew is also highly experienced and endeavour to create a family atmosphere. Guest areas onboard include an indoor saloon where the meals are served, and also an upholstered lounge area with TV, DVD, internet and Bluetooth box. There are also 3 sun decks, one shaded, and 2 open-plan where guests can make the most of the glorious Egyptian sunshine.

The dive deck has a nitrox membrane system that delivers free fills for enriched air-certified divers, ENOS lost diver tracking safety system, and is rebreather-friendly. There is a charging station where divers can recharge their underwater camera and torch batteries, exra large 15 litre tanks are available for those that guzzle a lot of gas, and 2 Zodiacs for easy access to all the sites. The dive guides are attentive and always on hand to advise and help scuba divers with any questions and needs.

Firebird was constructed in 2003 and extensively renovated in 2017. The liveaboard owners have many years of experience with operating safari boats and the knowledge acquired has been consisitently used on Firebird to ensure guests enjoy the maximum in comfort and relaxation at an affordable price.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

More Trip Details...

Notes: Family safaris: child 12-16 years old: 25% discount (sharing parents' cabin or kids' cabin, parents: standard price. Port and park fees US$ 157 per week. Minimum age: 12 years old. Try dives are not available.

Dive experience: To dive in the marine parks (Brothers, Daedalus Reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands), you must hold a diving license and have a minimum of 50 logged dives, elsewhere: a minumum of 30 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water, hot drinks (e.g. coffee, tea), return transfers from local airport for Hurghada departures, dives (as detailed in the trips above), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, ENOS diver location safety system, 2 experienced English-speaking divemasters (3 guides on kids' safaris), tanks, weightbelt, weights, all taxes.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (per week - BCD/regulators/dive computer US$ 52 per piece, wetsuit US$ 52), SMB, diving insurance, port and park fees: Safaga & Hurghada/Fury Shoals & Elphinstone US$ 190, St. John's US$ 212, Red Sea Northern Wrecks & Brothers US$ 163, Red Sea South US$ 244. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit card or cash - EUR, USD, EGP).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (beer and wine), 15 litre tank (US$ 39 per week), torch (US$ 7 per week), transfers from local airport for Port Ghalib departures (see below), hotel day room/pool use. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Firebird uses Hurghada marina or Port Ghalib for its liveaboard diving cruises. A staff representative will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall of Hurghada or Marsa Alam airport. For more details, including airlines, see our Red Sea travel information section. Boarding starts at 3 pm on the first day (boat departs port the next morning). Please bring 2 copies of your passport.
Hurghada departures – collective transfers from Hurghada Airport to the marina (approx. 20 mins) are provided free of charge.
Port Ghalib departures - collective transfers from Marsa Alam Airport to the port (approx. 10 mins) are provided at a cost of US$ 11 per person per way. Collective transfers from Hurghada Airport to the port (approx. 3 hours) are provided at a cost of US$ 27 per person per way.
The last dive of the trip will be finished by noon on the penultimate day of the tour. Disembarkation is at 10 am on the final day (last night is spent in the marina). Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% discount.

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 50% of the published price for the own private cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge.

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

Add-on package: Why not create the tour of a lifetime and take in some of the wonderful antiquities tours in Egypt as an add-on to your Red Sea liveaboard diving safari! Visit Cairo National Museum to see the pharoahs and royal mummies, the pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Board a cruise down the River Nile to see the Valley of the Kings and kits amazing temples and monuments. Other activities such as 4x4 safaris, birding tours and camel ride are also available.

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Firebird has 8 guest cabins on the lower deck - 7 with twin bunk beds and 1 with a double queen-sized bed. All the cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower and hand basin
  • Towels and bathrobes
  • Portholes
  • Cabinet & shelves
  • Reading lights
  • Mirror
  • Bedding
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
  • Life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Divemaster Atakalam Alarabiya


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