Contessa Mia | Red Sea Liveaboard

Contessa Mia | Red Sea Liveaboard

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Contessa Mia

(Red Sea - Egypt )

from: £1045 inc. flights*
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Contessa Mia brings a new level of class to liveaboard diving in the Red Sea, from the ever popular Sea Serpent Fleet. Experience 5 star diving in Egypt on this luxurious choice - enjoy all the creature comforts without paying over the odds. From the huge dive deck to the experienced dive guides, Contessa Mia is becoming a firm favourite for divers serious about getting the very best out of their Red Sea southern liveaboard.

Contessa Mia sleeps 20 guests in total with 10 twin cabins. There are 2 twin cabins on the upper deck with the remaining 8 cabins below decks. Each of the cabins has ensuite and air con, kept proudly to the high and exacting standards that Sea Serpent's customers expect. Towels and dressing gowns are provided for use during the week. The decor and design throughout the boat is tasteful and airy, adding to the sense of space on board.

Contessa Mia is expansive, making her a stable dive boat and the dive platform is vast by anyone's standards. It is well laid out with kitting up space and easy entry and exits. With no less than 2 saloons, there is also plenty of space to relax in. The dining area is found on the upper decks so as you tuck into a mouth watering meal, you can also take in the serene view of the Red Sea. The 2 sun decks will suit shade lovers or sun worshippers. There is no doubt - Contessa Mia takes pride of place on any reef. Sail into the sunset on this 5 star liveaboard and experience a week of sheer diving delights.


  • Cabins: 10
  • Guests: 20
  • Ensuite Cabins: Yes
  • Individual A/C: Yes
  • Mini bar: No


  • Guides: 2
  • Tenders: 2
  • Compressors: 3
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Rebreather Friendly: No
  • Charging Stations: Yes


  • Length: 34m
  • Breadth: 7m
  • Engines: 2 x 660 HP
  • Generators: 2
  • Construction Material: Wood
  • Desalaination: 2 x 4500l / day

Camera Facilities

  • 1 x rinse tank & charging stations (2 pin European plugs)


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14 August 2013

good boat contessa mia. dive guides haken and Kristina where excellent had a great time on the trip and would recommend the boat and crew and defiantly the guides william

02 November 2011

Hope you have been well. I have had a fantastic trip to Brothers Island on Contessa Mia couple of weeks ago, the dives were pretty challenging with the changing currents but overall an awesome experience. Bit disappointed that there were very few sightings of sharks that were far away, not close up, as the water temperature were too warm for them to come up. Apart from that, I'll go again! Saul

16 August 2011

Just a quick note to say thanks to Scuba Travel for a super holiday (5-12th August) onboard Contessa Mia - Brothers Route. Despite being blown off The Brothers and switching to an alternative itinerary (Northern wrecks and reefs I think), I had a fantastic time and met some great new diver mates. Hany our guide was excellent, a credit to the Sea Serpent fleet dive team, the crew were very competent in what they did, and the food was tremendous, well up to the standards I have come to expect from Scuba Travel. Kevin

26 October 2010

My partner and I have just returned from a holiday on a Red Sea liveaboard the Contessa Mia. We booked rather later for the trip; the standard of service was good and we experienced a fantastic holiday. I would like to share with you the highlight of the trip which was a gentleman by the name of Mike Ward, what a marvelous fellow; his knowledge on the Red Sea wrecks was second to none. The briefings were very informative with an excellent delivery style which kept you captivated, a pleasure to listen to. Mike held a digital photo work shop; the topics were relevant and delivered at levels that were comprehensible to all. Mike's passion for diving and photography was an inspiration to us all, nothing was too much trouble, be it advice on how to shoot a subject or help on setting up your camera. On chatting with the other guests it is apparent that everyone had learn't something which would aid them in their future photography adventures, even an antiquated film user like myself found the sessions motivational. Janette Radford

22 September 2010

Excellent trip on this boat, crew and food all top notch, excellent value for money, more Manchester offers should be available. The dive deck is impressive as it easily catered for 20 divers. Big thanks to Val for making all week go very smooth. GREGG's Carl

21 September 2010

Really good trip on Contessa Mia. The all Manchester flight idea was a big success. Mike Johnson

21 September 2010

Just a very brief note to try to express how much I enjoyed my latest trip with yourselves, everything was wonderful EXCEPT the 2 guides, Val & Sarah who quite frankly were the best I've ever dived with, the briefings were superb, details included photo's of the wrecks both before and after their sinking as well of picccies of what we could expect to see 'fish-wise' they really made the holiday & frankly give me something to aspire to be! Great holiday - I'll be back, but you can expect a request that they are on the boat! Cheers. Tessa

15 September 2010

Hi all at Scuba Travel, have just got back from a week on Contessa Mia doing Wrecks And Reefs itinerary. Thought I would drop you a line to say thank you very much for a great trip. Super boat, great guides. Thanks again. Regards Bob Mann Bob Mann

15 September 2010

Hi all at Scuba Travel, have just got back from a week on Contessa Mia doing Wrecks And Reefs itinerary. Thought I would drop you a line to say thank you very much for a great trip. Super boat, great guides. Thanks again. Regards Bob Lee

18 August 2010

Dear Scuba Travel. I would just like to thank your team for a wonderful holiday aboard the MV Contessa Mia. Pete and Mohammed were the perfect guides and the whole crew made the week a fantastic event. I noticed that Tony was in Sharm that week and would have liked to have thanked him in person. Please pass on my thanks, and I'll send him a copy of the DVD I have just produced of the trip. Should he be looking for any new recruits for the Red Sea, then I'll be ready and able. Regards. Steve Hewitt

06 April 2010

Great crew, great boat saw my first oceanic white tip!!! Anon

10 February 2010

Fantastic diving and a great boat with all the facilities I could ask for. Will be back next year Many thanks. James

20 October 2009

A week on the Contessa Mia was a fantastic experience. The diving was excellent, the dive guides (Sammy and Hanny) were superb (very professional as well as being great fun and always at the beck and call of anyone who needed help), there was always copious amounts of good food available and the crew were very friendly and ultra-attentive to all our needs. They each seemed to possess a 6th sense in that whenever I needed a hand with a piece of kit one of them would instantly appear beside me to help out. Many thanks. Tom

05 October 2009

We had a excellent trip on board contessa mia. The crew and dive guides were superb - special mention should go to sammy who is perhaps the best dive guide I have ever had. The dive sites were varied and generally very good and we were lucky enough to see a school of hammerhead sharks and several oceanic whitetips. All in all a fantastic week's trip. Sam

04 October 2009

I sailed on the Contessa Mia to St. Johns and the South from 28th October to 3rd November. Accommodation was good, spacious enough and clean. The crew were always friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was excellent and there was even a roast turkey for the last nights gala dinner. The diving was also excellent with several close encounters with oceanic white tips. I was not initially impressed with the idea of cave diving at Fury Shoals having dived a number of fairly uninteresting caves in the Mediterranean. However these cave dives were very different and very rewarding. Our two dive guides, Hanni and Sammy (I hope that Ive spelled their names correctly), were the best that Ive experienced, a wonderful double act but with very precise briefs. Altogether we had an excellent trip, which I rate as my best liveaboard experience ever. Roger

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