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This superior 5 star vessel is beautiful in all aspects, from the cheery interior design, unmatched by any other in the Red Sea, to the sheer size of the platform.

MY Contessa Mia has two salons providing its guests with bigger rooms, a relaxing salon on the main deck equipped with a top notch Audio & Video system as well as a dining area on the upper deck with a magnificent 360 degree view of the open sea.

Gracious, superior & most beautiful, come and experience our newest 5 star luxury vessel and be sure you will have an unforgettable experience.

 

Where is the Red Sea?

The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.

Deck / Cabin Specifications:

MY Contessa Mia accommodates 22 guests in 11 beautifully designed cabins all equipped with AC & En-suite facilities. The newly refurbished cabins, 8 with bunk beds and 2 with two single beds in each, provide spacious and cosy accommodations, all with en-suite facilities. The salon and dining area are separated and extremely comfortable, inviting you to relax and to enjoy the entertainment provided by the full audio-visual system.

Lower Deck:

8 x Twin Cabins

Upper Deck:

2 x Twin Cabins

1 x Double Cabin

Contessa Mia deck plan

Tour Itinerary:

  • Hurghada Departure

    This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.

    Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

    The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same demise only two days later.

    This Red Sea diving safari will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.

    You will also visit the Red Sea diving reefs off Hurghada which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit.

    North-Ras-Mohammed

  • Hurghada Departure

    This Red Sea Diving itinerary combines the most famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea with stunning wall and hard coral garden reef diving.

    Dive the famous four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the Ships’ Graveyard. This reef lies close to the ship-lane toward the Suez Canal and has claimed more ships than any other in the Red Sea. The wrecks are very scenic, covered in corals and they are fantastic for photography, especially the Carnatic, having sunk in 1869.

    The very famous SS Thistlegorm and the recently discovered Rosalie Moeller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm sunk in 1941, having been bombed by the Germans while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, a British coal cargo, suffered the same demise only two days later.

    This Red Sea diving safari will also take you to Ras Mohamed National Park at the tip of Sinai, famous for its breath-taking walls rich in soft and fan corals and populated with huge shoals of fish. Nutrient-rich sediments from the Golf of Aqaba attract many fish species and also feed the coral polyps creating a paradise for divers.

    Dive the 4 famous reefs of the Strait of Tiran, Jackson, Woodhouse, Thomas & Gordon. These magnificent formations, rising from the depth, are often frequented by large pelagic due to the abundance of currents.

    You will also visit the Red Sea diving reefs off Hurghada which are very rich and wide-ranging. A variety of colorful walls and hard coral gardens with plenty of colorful fish make them well worth a visit.

  • Marsa Alam/ Port Ghalib Departure  

    Shaab Sataya, the largest reef system in Fury Shoal, has it all – shear walls, ancient amphorae and yet another possibility to swim with big pods of friendly and playful spinner dolphins.

    Shaab Abu Galawa Saghira with its wonderful hard coral garden in the shape of an amphitheatre is truly memorable

    Some of the best dives are made in the early morning when you are most likely to find hammerhead and grey reef sharks circling around the tips of reefs such as on the north plateau of the famous and exposed reef of Elphinstone with its shear walls covered in soft corals.

    South-Fury-Shoal

  • Hurghada Departure

    The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir in the Red Sea. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

    Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

    The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale Shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this area of teh Red Sea the huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs.

    The Aida I, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

    On your way back along the coast you will visit the infamous Salem Express wreck, which, up until recently was one of the worst maritime tragedies in the history of the Red Sea, and has been reported to have claimed more than a thousand lives.

    Tragedy aside, Salem Express remains one of the largest accessible wrecks in the Egyptian Red Sea and diving it is a spiritual experience, as well as a very satisfying one for all wreck fanatics.

  • Marsa Alam/ Port Ghalib Departure  

    The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir in the beautiful Red Sea. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

    Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

    The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. The huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs.

    The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

    On your way back of this diving safari along the coast you will visit Elphinstone. A huge variety of walls and shallow reefs covered in corals and fish of all the colors of the rainbow, enjoying shark sightings and amazing walls and plateau diving… The list of marvels on this Red Sea diving safari is endless!

    Brothers-Elphinstone-EX-Marsa-Alam

  • Hurghada Departure

    Marsa Alam/ Port Ghalib Departure  

    The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, can be explored while diving the Red Sea about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

    Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas.

    The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. While diving in this part of the Red Sea also several times huge and spectacular moon fish have been spotted near the reefs.

    The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother and can be explored on this Red Sea diving safari. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

    Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the dive reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted while diving here.

    Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected, with its north and south plateaus and its walls covered in soft corals. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks can also be spotted here on a regular basis.

  • Departs from Hurghada

    Marsa Alam/ Port Ghalib Departure  

    Why settle for less when you can have it all! Enjoy the best of diving in the Red Sea!

    Dive the Red Sea Marine Park reefs; the Brothers, Daedalus, Zabargad & Rocky Islands, and cruise your way back along the Egyptian coast starting from St. John and back to Hurghada.

    The Brother Islands, the tops of two undersea mountains rising from the depth, are located about 50 nautical miles off-shore, near the town of Quseir. Part of the Marine Park, they offer the diver breathtaking underwater scenery, wall diving along their entire perimeter and the possibility to spot a wide variety of pelagics.

    Their walls are covered in soft corals of all colors, black corals and forests of fan corals, creating a true feast for the eyes. Discover big tuna, shoals of jack fish and snappers cruise in the blue accompanied by hammerheads, grey reef, silver-tip, silky and oceanic white-tip sharks and mantas while diving in this area of the Red Sea.

    The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, occasionally spotted close to the reef, circle the walls of the Brothers on a regular basis. The huge and spectacular moon fish has also been spotted several times near the reefs.

    The Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel and the Numidia, a cargo ship sunk in 1901, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. They are covered in soft and hard corals and they are a real treat.

    Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is the most off-shore of all the reefs in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. Typical of Daedalus are its huge and pristine hard coral formations and the possibility to spot schooling hammerheads. Thresher sharks, mantas and whale sharks can also be spotted during a Red Sea diving safari here.

    Rocky and Zabargad Islands lay close together to the south-east of Ras Banas. Rocky’s shear walls are covered in a stunning forests of soft and fan corals. Juvenile white-tip sharks can be observed sleeping under huge, very scenic overhangs. Mantas, hammerhead and grey reef sharks often visit the island and napoleon fish dance in your bubbles.

    Zabargad Island, amazing in its spectacular beauty, was used as a precious stone mine in ancient times. Along its southern side a shallow shelf displays a large number of high pinnacles completely covered in soft corals and clouds of antheas offering amazing Red Sea diving. The drop-off offers hammerhead, grey reef shark and manta sightings. On its north-eastern side a small shallow wreck can be dived upon.

    St Johns is a collection of small reefs offering some of the best diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali will make even the most experienced of divers sigh with wonder when admiring the forests of huge fan corals and black corals that populate its walls. At its western end grey reef, silver-tip and big schools of hammerhead sharks may be observed. Have also a look out for the curious and impressive Hump-head parrot fish that are typical for the St Johns area.

    On your way back from this Red Sea diving safari along the coast you will visit Elphinstone. A huge variety of walls and shallow reefs covered in corals and fish of all the colors of the rainbow, enjoying shark sightings and amazing walls and plateau diving… The list of marvels is endless!

Please Note The Following
  • Prices are subject to change in the event of price increases, airfares, exchange rate fluctuations & availability.
  • The exact price can only be confirmed at the time of final invoicing and final payment due date.
  • The tour package has been quoted on a sharing basis and an additional single supplement fee will be charged for singles.
  • The above prices are based on EFT payments (no cash or credit cards are accepted).

 

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