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MY Contessa Mia

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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 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 dive 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 area. 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 diving experience with an experience cruise operator, 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

October 2014
Dep: 2 Oct Ret: 9 Oct St John's US$ 1,140
Dep: 9 Oct Ret: 16 Oct St John's US$ 1,140
Dep: 16 Oct Ret: 23 Oct St John's US$ 1,140
Dep: 23 Oct Ret: 30 Oct Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
Dep: 30 Oct Ret: 6 Nov Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
November 2014
Dep: 6 Nov Ret: 13 Nov Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
Dep: 13 Nov Ret: 20 Nov Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
Dep: 20 Nov Ret: 27 Nov Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
Dep: 27 Nov Ret: 4 Dec Brothers & Salem US$ 1,267
December 2014
Dep: 4 Dec Ret: 11 Dec Brothers & Salem US$ 1,204
Dep: 11 Dec Ret: 18 Dec Brothers & Salem US$ 1,204
Dep: 18 Dec Ret: 25 Dec Brothers & Salem US$ 1,204
Dep: 25 Dec Ret: 1 Jan Brothers & Salem US$ 1,204

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More Trip Details....

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 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (US$ 203 per trip), dive insurance, fuel surcharge (US$ 38 for 2014 & US$ 63 for 2015). National park fees/permissions as follows:
Brothers: US$ 70,
Marine Parks: US$ 108,
North & Wrecks: US$ 23,
South: US$ 23,
St John's: US$ 63,
Port Ghaleb: US$ 32,
Ras Mohamed: US$ 6 per day.
Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).

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 Ghaleb 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.

Non-diver rate: Non diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single traveller 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. 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$ 2,151, St. John's US$ 2,491, Brothers and Elphinstone US$ 2,717, Red Sea South US$ 2,717.

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.

The M/Y Contessa Mia's Standard cabin 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 dive deck onboard MY Contessa Mia 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.

  • Contessa Mia's dedicated restaurantInternational 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...
  • The sun deck of Contessa MiaBuilt 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 dive 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...
  • The MY Contessa Mia sun deck2 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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layout plans...
Contessa Mia deck plans
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