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Sea Serpent Contessa

Sea Serpent Contessa

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Built: 2007, Refurbished 2021
Construction: Wood hull
Length: 36 meters / 115 feet
Beam: 7.5 meters / 25 feet
Cruise: 12 knots
Divers: 24
Fresh Water: Desal 1 x 7500 L + 1 x 8000 L per day
Engine: 2 x 1200 HP MAN
Electricity: 220 VAC, European adapters suggested
Generators: 2 x 85kW
PADI 5 Star Certified
Nitrox $
WIFI Available
Tech and/or Rebreathers Supported

Schedules & Availability


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20 JUL2024
7 nights
Brothers - Daedalus - Elphinstone. (BDE)
HOT SUMMER SPECIAL !!
24 available spaces
from
EUR 1449.-
from
EUR 1200.-
Special %
24 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
20 Jul 2024
17:00
Hurghada
disembark:
27 Jul 2024
10:00
Hurghada
Special

Prices & Availability

Standard Twin
Lower Deck
EUR 1449.-
EUR 1200.-
16 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Standard Twin
Main Deck
EUR 1499.-
EUR 1250.-
4 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Double bed
Main Deck
EUR 1499.-
EUR 1250.-
4 spaces

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
10 AUG2024
7 nights
North.
HOT SUMMER SPECIAL !!
24 available spaces
from
EUR 1299.-
from
EUR 1100.-
Special %
24 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
10 Aug 2024
17:00
Hurghada
disembark:
17 Aug 2024
10:00
Hurghada
Special

Prices & Availability

Standard Twin
Lower Deck
EUR 1299.-
EUR 1100.-
16 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Standard Twin
Main Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Double bed
Main Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
17 AUG2024
7 nights
North & Tiran.
HOT SUMMER SPECIAL !!
10 available spaces
+1 option
from
EUR 1349.-
from
EUR 1100.-
Special %
10 available spaces
+1 option

Departure/Arrival

embark:
17 Aug 2024
17:00
Hurghada
disembark:
24 Aug 2024
10:00
Hurghada
Special

Prices & Availability

Standard Twin
Lower Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1100.-
5 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Standard Twin
Main Deck
EUR 1399.-
EUR 1150.-
3 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
+1 option
Double bed
Main Deck
EUR 1399.-
EUR 1150.-
2 spaces

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
24 AUG2024
7 nights
North.
HOT SUMMER SPECIAL !!
24 available spaces
from
EUR 1299.-
from
EUR 1100.-
Special %
24 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
24 Aug 2024
17:00
Hurghada
disembark:
31 Aug 2024
10:00
Hurghada
Special

Prices & Availability

Standard Twin
Lower Deck
EUR 1299.-
EUR 1100.-
16 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Standard Twin
Main Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Double bed
Main Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
31 AUG2024
7 nights
North & Tiran.
HOT SUMMER SPECIAL !!
24 available spaces
from
EUR 1349.-
from
EUR 1100.-
Special %
24 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
31 Aug 2024
17:00
Hurghada
disembark:
07 Sep 2024
10:00
Hurghada
Special

Prices & Availability

Standard Twin
Lower Deck
EUR 1349.-
EUR 1100.-
16 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Standard Twin
Main Deck
EUR 1399.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces
1 space only male
1 space only female
Double bed
Main Deck
EUR 1399.-
EUR 1150.-
4 spaces

Surcharges

Surcharges included in trip price
 Booking Request
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Sea Serpent Fleet has been operating luxury liveaboards in the Egyptian Red Sea for more than 30 years. The Sea Serpent ships are based in Hurghada with easy access to airport connections. The ships offer top itineraries all over the Red Sea including North & Tiran, Brothers-Daedalus-Elphinstone (BDE), St Johns, Fury Shoals, SS Thistlegorm, Ras Mohammed, and many others. Most itineraries depart from Hurghada but some depart from Port Ghaleb. The Hurghada Airport offers easy access to the Hurghada port, usually 15 minutes. From Hurghada Airport to Port Ghaleb transfer time is about 3 hours. The Marsa Alam Airport offers better access to Port Ghaleb departures. A visa on arrival is required.
The 34m / 112-foot Sea Serpent Contessa is a luxury 5-star yacht offering amazing dive trips in the Red Sea year-round. The Contessa offers ample room for rest and relaxation on board and the dive deck offers room for all dive gear and photo equipment. The main salon is located on the upper deck with a full entertainment system and adjoins the dining area where all meals are served. The dining area and salon offer panoramic views of the Red Sea. Divers can also relax and enjoy the sun on the top deck which is a partially shaded sun deck. The Contessa accommodates 24 divers in 12 cabins, each equipped with air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. Eight twin-bed cabins are located on the lower deck and 4 cabins on the main deck: 2 main deck cabins are furnished with twin beds while the 11th and 12th are double-bed cabins
Divers will enjoy the spacious dive platform which offers abundant space for gear storage. The knowledgeable and experienced crew will provide guests with amazing diving in the Red Sea where they will experience all the treasures the underwater world offers. All dives are done from tenders. Nitrox is included for all EAN-nitrox certified divers. The Contessa supports technical diving and rebreathers.
Favorite dive sites - BDE - 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. 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. Daedalus Reef is a big oval reef with a lighthouse and its perimeter of walls offers some of the most stunning diving in the Red Sea. The thresher shark, an oceanic species, as well as the magnificent Whale shark, are occasionally spotted close to the reef. Last but not least, this diving safari finishes with Elphinstone, a truly legendary Red Sea diving reef where you can expect the unexpected.
Narrative text and photographs courtesy of the Sea Serpent Fleet.



Dive Conditions

Diving conditions in the Red Sea are idyllic, with water temperatures rarely falling below 71°F/22°C even in the Egyptian winter (December - February). Topside weather conditions are equally pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 68°F-104°F (20°C -40°C) depending on the time of year.
Located in the Middle East, the Red Sea is a northern offshoot of the Indian Ocean. While these bodies of water share many of the same habitats and marine life, the Red Sea has evolved to provide unique habitats for numerous endemic species. Due to little rainfall, high evaporation, and a relatively isolated location, the Red Sea has one of the world's highest rates of salinity. These same factors also provide excellent diving conditions, and the Red Sea boasts a phenomenal 360 dive days a year. Furthermore, the Red Sea has few river tributaries feeding into it, which means limited microalgae allowing excellent dive visibility.
Diving is available in the Red Sea year-round. However, March to May and September to November are often cited as the best times to visit. Topside weather conditions are comfortable and the sea temperature isn’t too cold during these months, but this also attracts many other tourists, and dive sites can be extremely busy. During June, July, and August, uncomfortably hot topside temperatures mean resorts are quieter, but it's still worth considering since you may encounter hammerhead sharks on the outer dive sites.
Shore dives from the northern resorts and beaches are generally organized by the inhouse resort dive centers, and many offer unlimited diving on their house reef. Day trips out to Ras Mohammed and Tiran usually offer two or three dives from a day boat, often at busy sites with a lot of other divers and snorkelers. Many divers opt for a liveaboard trip which gives better access to remote areas where there are no crowds. Dives are generally from the back of the liveaboard or from tenders which take divers close to the reefs. Many Red Sea dives are drift dives, so the use of a safety sausage is mandatory.