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MY Contessa Mia

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.

Length: 34 metres / 112 foot
Beam: 8 metres / 25 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 20
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Red Sea diving cruises with Contessa Mia

With a maximum of 20 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 the same price and are twin share, with 8 being on the lower deck and 2 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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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
30 Jul 6 Aug 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
August 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Aug 13 Aug 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
13 Aug 20 Aug 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
27 Aug 3 Sep 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
September 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Sep 17 Sep 7 St. John's Reefs 21 US$ 995
18 Sep 25 Sep 7 St. John's Reefs 21 US$ 995
October 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Oct 8 Oct 7 Brothers & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,106
16 Oct 23 Oct 7 St. John's Reefs 21 US$ 995
29 Oct 5 Nov 7 Brothers & Elphinstone 21 US$ 1,106
November 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Nov 12 Nov 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
12 Nov 19 Nov 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
26 Nov 3 Dec 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
10 Dec 17 Dec 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
17 Dec 24 Dec 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
24 Dec 31 Dec 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
31 Dec 7 Jan 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 945
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jan 14 Jan 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
14 Jan 21 Jan 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
21 Jan 28 Jan 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
28 Jan 4 Feb 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Feb 11 Feb 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
11 Feb 18 Feb 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
25 Feb 4 Mar 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Mar 11 Mar 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
11 Mar 18 Mar 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
18 Mar 25 Mar 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
25 Mar 1 Apr 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Apr 8 Apr 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
8 Apr 15 Apr 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
29 Apr 6 May 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
May 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 May 13 May 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
13 May 20 May 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995
20 May 27 May 7 Brothers & Salem 21 US$ 995

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks and hot drinks, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (10 scuba divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 177 per trip), diving insurance, fuel surcharge US$ 55. National park fees/permissions as follows:
Brothers: US$ 94,
Marine Parks: US$ 127,
North & Wrecks: US$ 59,
South: US$ 53,
St John's: US$ 53,
Port Ghalib: US$ 28.
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, torches. 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 at additional cost. Check in time starts 17:00 hrs on the first day (boat departs the next morning). Check out before 12:00 noon 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. For more information see our travel information section for the Red Sea. The first and last nights of the itinerary are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive and board on the first day. The boat leaves the harbour on the morning of the second day. 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. 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 100% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below which is approximately equivalent to pay for 15.5 spaces and receive an extra 4.5 spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Red Sea North & Wrecks - US$ 2,174, St. John's - US$ 2,273. For alternative trip prices please check with us.

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. 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 - 11 / 11 - 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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