MV Contessa Mia Liveaboard

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The MV Contessa Mia is a great choice for exploring Red Sea diving destinations including the Brothers Islands and the Salem Express. As a member of the well-known Sea Serpent Fleet, this spacious 34 metre liveaboard can host a maximum of 22 divers at any one time and takes advantage of the great Egyptian weather by running diving trips all throughout the year.

Contessa Mia

The Contessa Mia Liveaboard

Each of the 11 cabins features an en-suite set up and each is equipped with individual air-conditioning units for climate control. The vessel’s sun deck is large enough for guests to enjoy time in the sun or in the shade and the vessel also boasts two communal saloons for socializing and relaxing. The saloon on the vessel’s main deck features the latest entertainment system whilst the upper deck dining area offers a spectacular view over the beautiful Red Sea.

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The MV Contessa Mia has a good size dive platform which divers can use to store their scuba equipment, kit up and prepare for each dive. When aboard the MV Contessa Mia, divers are in good hands, with a crew of experienced individuals who all contribute to a fantastic experience. The local dive guides in particular will be of unparalleled worth when it comes to discovering hidden treasures in the nooks and crannies of the Red Sea reefs.

Dive Facilities

The dive deck is spacious and you have ample room to gear up and perform buddy checks. There are 2 fresh water showers positioned on the dive platform for you to rinse off as you exit the water after your amazing dives.

The tank bays are positioned around the perimeter and the centre section can be used to dry your wetsuit other equipment between dives.

The dive platform is also very large allowing your dive group to gather and enter the water swiftly. Fresh water hoses and a rinse tank are also present so you can rinse down after your diving as soon as you board.

General Facilities

The main deck houses a further 2 cabins and indoor saloon. The dive deck is also on this deck.

The indoor saloon on this deck provides a nice space for editing and working on your underwater footage.

The dive deck is very spacious and provides ample room for kitting up before your dive. Tank bays are positioned round the edge of the deck and hanging rails in the centre mean you have lots of space to manoeuvre and perform buddy checks. Nitrox fills are also available.

Stairs lead down to a large dive deck where you will don your fins and make your deep water entry. For certain sites it may be necessary to transfer to the site in one of the motorised dinghy dive tenders. The large dive platform make this a breeze. The platform is fitted with with dual re-entry ladders, the type where you don’t necessarily have to take your fins off – but you can if you prefer and hand them to the boat crew who are there to help you back to your tank bay. There are also 2 fresh water hoses and a camera rinse tank on the dive deck.

On the upper deck you’ll find the main saloon and dining area, large outdoor relaxation area as well as the bridge.

Air conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and CD entertainment system, built in couches tea and coffee tables, coffee, chilled fruit juice and water making facilities. Adjoining dining area with seating for all guests. Windows all around that slide open to allow a breeze through on hotter days. There are plenty of 220V European 2-pin plug sockets in the communal areas of the ship, as well as your cabin, so you can always find a place to plug in your laptop or charge your battery.

Outside of the saloon you’ll find a large covered outdoor decked area with plenty of seating, low tables and bean bags act a as a secondary dining area if you should wish to eat outside. From here you can access the sun deck on the deck above which is fitted with plenty of loungers with mattresses. The access to the sun deck is quite steep and more like a ladder.

The sun-deck is large and provides excellent views. You will find lots of built-in lounge areas and mattresses to lie on and top up your tan between diving.

The lower deck is reserved for guest accommodation. There are 8 cabins on this deck.


Freshly prepared meals are served 3 times a day, buffet style, in the main dining area on the upper deck. The international menu features a selection of Egyptian, Arabic and European dishes. Snacks are also served throughout the day, usually after your third dive.

If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know advise us at the time of booking so that we can make necessary arrangements to ensure you are catered for.

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