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Freedom VIII Review

Diving Squad Rating:


8.4 / 10 

Small and cozy, Freedom VIII is a superb option for those wishing to travel in the smallest group possible and who are looking for a short trip that covers the very best of Egypts’ north red sea.

Great for: Small Groups, Short Trips, Value for Money.

Trip Lengths: 4 – 5 days

Max Guest Capacity: 11

Operates: March – Nov


Dive sites include the famous shipwrecks of the North such as Thistlegorm and Dunraven as well as the stunning coral reefs of Ras Mohammed and the Straits of Tiran. 

There’s a spacious dive deck at the back of the boat as well as dive tender. Free nitrox is available for certified divers as well as a camera station with separate rinse for cameras.

There are five cabins onboard: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x triple with ensuite bathrooms and 2 x twin cabins which share a bathroom. All cabins have individually controlled ac.

Between dives guests can relax on either the two sundecks or the stylish indoor saloon with AC, TV & DVD player.

Full board accommodation is included and special dietary needs can be catered to with advanced noticed. 

There is also free internet, daily housekeeping and beer and wine available a well as free soft drinks.  

Other Features:

  • Non diver (snorkeler) friendly

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Charging stations

  • Outside showers

  • Warm water showers

  • Observation deck

  • Family cabins

Andrew M from New Zealand said:

“Thistlegorm for sure. There was only 5 of us on there so that was great, would have to say be different story if full”.

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Scuba fanatic, travel ecstatic and loveable rogue. A rootless divemaster and perpetual adrenaline-junky, Alex holds the esteemed rank of Grand Admiral of the Diving Squad; a title he most nobly awarded to himself. A scuba-junky since 2014, he's dived much of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Red Sea, Ireland, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It's hard to say where he'll pop up next for he never settles; forever a leaf on the wind... or perhaps a lone bubble blasted along on the current.