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Diving Squad Rating:


9.3 / 10

Firebird offers superb diving safaris across some of the very best routes of Egypt’s North or South Red Sea.

She also boasts spacious and modern onboard amenities including 3 incredible sundecks as well as luxury cabin options despite being the fourth cheapest red sea liveaboard. 

Great for: Varied Itineraries, Small Groups, Social Areas

Trip Lengths: 8 – 11 days

Max Guest Capacity: 16

Operates: Feb – Dec

The North Safari explores the reefs and wrecks around the Sinai, diving at the legendary SS Thistlegorm wreck, Abu Nuhas, Gubal and sometimes also visiting Ras Mohammed.

More experienced divers will enjoy heading further down south to experience adrenaline pumping drift dives and witness mighty pelagics up close with the “Brothers / Wrecks” trip.

Firebird caters to just 16 guests in 8 cabins, all of which feature 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. Snacks are also provided throughout the day to keep hungry divers well fuelled for scuba missions. 

Other Features:

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Air conditioned saloon

  • Separate rinse for u/w camera

  • Charging stations

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Outside showers

  • Nitrox

  • Observation deck

John H from the United Kingdom said:

“Fantastic experience! Diving the Thistlegorm with no one else around no current and good viz”.

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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.