Mid-Pricer but Luxury Feels: Sea Serpent Contessa

Sea Serpent Contessa is a classy and spacious 5 star yacht with exquisite and modern social areas, excellent cabins and awesome dive trips. 

Most routes explore the South Red Sea for big pelagic action; think sharks and mantas – however a few routes go up to the North Red Sea renowned for mighty wrecks.

Amazingly, despite how luxurious Sea Serpent Contessa feels; this is actually only a mid-priced liveaboard – one that offers amazing value for money.

Up top is the huge, partially-shaded sundeck with all manner of beanbags and furniture whilst down on the main deck is the outdoor lounge (again with partial shading) and bar area. 

Leading in from here is the spacious indoor lounge with comfortable furniture and a large TV entertainment system.

This leads into the large dining area with panoramic ocean view windows! Meals are served 3 times a day, buffet style and comprise a delicious fusion of Egyptian and International food.

There are 12 cabins equipped with individually controlled ac and ensuite bathrooms.

Choose from 8 Lower Deck Twin Cabins with two single beds or 4 Main Deck Double Cabins with mini-bar and private TV & DVD player! 

The knowledgable and experienced crew are incredibly competent and experienced – they’ll go out of their way to ensure you have a great trip with daily housekeeping, superb food and highly knowledgable dive guides. 

At 34 meters long, Sea Serpent Contessa takes a maximum of 24 guests. Perhaps the only thing about Contessa compared to other expensive liveaboards is that she’s only average sized; as most true luxury options are around 46 meters long.

However, size and affordability aside, this truly does feel like a very luxurious liveaboard thanks to the extremely nice layout of the 5 star yacht, the phenomenal staff and kickass dive itineraries. 

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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.