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Cabins

12

Length / Width

34 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

2008  / 2014

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

FREE

Highlights

  • The rebreather-friendly MY Contessa Mia is a sleek, modern yacht bringing you the best of the Red Sea, with diving from tenders, a spacious saloon and sun decks for post-dive relaxation
  • Itineraries that deliver you world-class wreck diving on Thistlegorm, Rosalie Muller and Salem Express, we as well as incredible visibility as you explore top dive sites including Ras Mohamed National Park, Tiran Straits, Brothers and Elphinstone
  • Enjoy the chance to spot various marine life is this bio-diverse part of the world, including hammerheads, whale shark, oceanic white-tips, mantas, thresher sharks and dugongs, as well as an array of reefs, soft corals and stunning vertical walls

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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Sep 7, 2020

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In order to provide the best possible prevention onboard, it is recommend that every participant brings some things along. Bring your own mask, snorkel and regulators instead of renting equipment.Anti-fog spray or liquid for Mask cleaning (to avoid spitting into the mask).Bring your own cutlery (spoons, forks, knives).It will be possible to buy disposable cutlery on board.This costs 15 Euros / person for the whole week.Bring your own towels. Safety measures in place: Trained by an accredited organization, the crew is cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing periodically around the clock. They are trained and educated on symptoms and necessary preventive measures related to COVID-19. Temperature of staff members is checked daily. Wearing face masks is mandatory, wearing gloves is a must for all employees working in the cleaning and hygiene department, kitchen & maintenance.Daily room cleaning service will be upon request. Please inform your guide.Washing hands regularly for minimum 30 seconds.Hand sanitization stations around the vessel. Daily temperature check to be done twice a day. First measure will be upon arrival.Wearing face masks is obligatory, guests are encouraged to use their own towels (see recommendations).Social distancing: guests are spread at different areas of the boat. Physical distancing is maintained while going in and out of the water. Briefings will take a place on the upper decks. Meals will be served plate by plate and guests can ask for more.Meal seating: Guests will spread over the dining, salon and open area outside the salon or the upper deck depending on the boat.Masks are to be rinsed before dives with salty or hose water but no more in any of the buckets.Rental gear will be washed and disinfected with 70% alcohol. Careful cleaning and sanitization of our linens and towels.Towels and bathrobes will be numbered to avoid mixing and confusion.
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Dates & Prices

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25%
  • 75 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD TERMS: Deposit 25% at the time of booking; balance 45 days prior to arrival date. If you cancel more than 97 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 5% of your booking; if you cancel between 97 and 67 days , you will lose 15% of your booking; if you cancel between 67 and 47 days prior to your arrival date, you will lose 30%; between 47 and 29 days, you will lose 65% of your trip; you will lose 100% if you cancel less than 29 days prior to your arrival date.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : For bookings made from 10/08/2020 for sailings in 2021. You will pay 5% deposit upon booking ; 10% 90 days prior sailing,  21 days prior sailing, you will pay the outstanding balance . 

Cabins

Description

The Contessa Mia is a classy, modern Dive Safari Liveaboard with an emphasis on incredible Southern Red Sea diving cruises

Contessa Mia liveaboard, with its tastefully decorated interior, offers dive guests not only World-class diving but a personalized and intimate dive safari vacation. This spacious and comfortable liveaboard offers an incredible dive safari adventure as it delivers Divers to Drift Dives, Sheer drop-offs, Caverns, Wrecks, vibrant reefs, large pelagics and a vast array of fish species. The dive safaris featured on Contessa Mia takes divers to Brothers, Deadalus, Elphinstone, Salem, North and the Straits of Tiran - some of the most spectacular dive sites of the Red Sea.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The Contessa Mia liveaboard is an elegantly designed 112 feet (34m) long dive yacht and features a crew of 10 English, German, and Arabic staff members. The friendly and experienced crew members provide a quality service to ensure guests will have the perfect dive vacation. This dive safari liveaboard yacht will accommodate 24 guests in 12 spacious and comfortable air-conditioned cabins. Liveaboard Contessa Mia has 8 twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck, 4 more on the main deck: 2 are equipped with twin beds while other 2 are double bed cabins.  All cabins are equipped with individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with hot water showers, hand basin, towels, reading light, mirror, storage, 24-hour, 220v electricity supply, and European-style 2-pin plugs. These cabins are perfect for sleeping and relaxing in privacy between dives.

Liveaboard Contessa Mia prepares all her meals 'buffet style' using only the freshest ingredients.

Meals will be plentiful and will appeal to every appetite and include International cuisine as well as a range of interesting Egyptian and Arabic specialties. The mouth watering cuisine will include pasta, vegetables, rice and meat dishes, local salads and freshly prepared Egyptian desserts and pastries. The Chefs of Contessa prepare 3 meals a day, plus snacks of candy bars, biscuits, and fresh fruit plus tea, coffee and water, between meals.  Soft drinks, beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Special diets such as Vegetarian and Halal can be accommodated with advance notice.

The liveaboard Contessa Mia has many options for comfort and relaxation between dives on this spectacular dive yacht.

Guests may spend time in the spacious air-conditioned salon which features a TV, DVD and music entertainment system complete with movies. Guests may stay connected to friends and family on this dive safari adventure with the availability of free onboard Wi-Fi. Features include the air-conditioned Restaurant on the Upper Deck with Bar and spectacular ocean views, satellite telephone, and an open-air Dining area. Guests can work on their tan on the Sun deck, or nap under the shaded area with sun mattresses and comfy seating. Guests looking for more action between dives are welcomed to try their hand at fishing or go snorkeling!

WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND WANT TO CHARTER THE WHOLE BOAT, IS THIS POSSIBLE? 

Of course this is possible, please contact PADI Travel for options. Having the whole boat for a group of friends is ideal and way cheaper. PADI Travel has Special Group and Full Charter discounts available.

HOW TO GET THERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Other

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)
  • Cash

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Rebreather-Friendly

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