Firebird - Extended Trips, Cheap, Small Groups

Another cheap liveaboard, Firebird offers superb diving safaris across the North and South Red Sea Regions. 

What makes Firebird unique is that in addition to 7 night trips, extended 10 night trips are available in November to explore the North Region in its full entirety!

Also, Firebird takes fewer guests than most other liveaboards; with a maximum guest capacity of 16 – making it a great option for those seeking a quieter experience. 

The North Region Safari explores many shipwrecks, diving at the legendary SS Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, Gubal and sometimes also visiting Ras Mohammed.

The extended 10 night trip in November includes many extra dive sites around the North Region that are rarely included in other liveaboard trips. 

More experienced divers will enjoy the South Region where  big ocean pelagics such as sharks, manta rays, dolphins and dugong await.

Firebird caters to just 16 guests in 8 cabins – there are 7 twin options and only one double so couples should consider booking in advance. 

All cabins have AC, reading lights, storage space and an ensuite shower & toilet room. There are 7 twin cabins and one double. 

For relaxation between dives guests can choose to lounge about on any one of the three sundecks which are decked out with sofas, loungers and beanbags.

There’s also free internet, a library, audio & video entertainment plus beer and wine. 

The skilled onboard chef prepares 3 delicious buffet meals a day consisting of local and international food. 

Admittedly Firebird is a little basic compared to other liveaboards – what with the smaller, mostly twin cabins and the fact that it’s a smaller vessel at 32 meters long. 

That said, the quality of the actual dive trips easily stand up against those of pricier liveaboards and the extended trip is something few other liveaboards offer. 

This is a cosy yet modern yacht, refurbished as of 2018 and with good facilities, excellent dive trips and very friendly, experienced staff. 

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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.