Firebird Liveaboard, Egypt

Excellent crew and service

“What an amazing trip. The crew absolutely made the trip. Everyone was so accommodating, friendly and worked hard to make this an…”

Mark S, United States United States
Read 19 more reviews

Highlights

  • Ample space for kitting up
  • Multiple sun decks for relaxation
  • Nitrox available on board
  • Wi-Fi available

With the ethos 'Built by divers, for divers', the MY Firebird offers fantastic year-round Red Sea diving safaris. Itineraries are 7 - 11 nights long and cover some of the best routes in the Red Sea. The North Safari explores the reefs and wrecks around the Sinai, diving at the world-famous Thistlegorm, Abu Nuhas, and Gubal, with potential stops at Ras Mohammed for reef lovers. For more experienced divers, the safaris that head out to the Brothers are the best chance to experience stunning drift diving and get up close with large pelagic marine life. The large dive platform at the back of the boat has ample space for kitting up and allows easy access to the tenders or dive sites. Nitrox is available for those certified.

Topside, the MY Firebird caters to just 16 guests in 8 ensuite cabins. Each cabin also has individually controlled air conditioning and reading lights, charging points, and storage space. Seven cabins have twin bunk beds, and there is also 1 cabin with a queen size bed available. Social areas included 3 sun decks with loungers, beanbags, and sofas, the perfect place to unwind at the end of a day of diving and relax with a drink whilst enjoying the sea breeze. The onboard chef will prepare 3 delicious buffet meals and plenty of snacks throughout the day to satisfy hungry divers.

Book online today to reserve your space aboard the MY Firebird liveaboard and experience fantastic Red Sea diving.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

Choose your departure date

Date
Itinerary
Price
Select

Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (6-7 EUR), Park, Port and Fuel Fees (175-250 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities (10 EUR per day), Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages (1.50-15 EUR per item), Wine with Dinner, Nitrox Course (130-175 EUR per activity), Private Dive Guide (400 EUR per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (150-220 EUR per activity), Snorkel Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

  • Visa payments
  • MasterCard payments
  • American Express payments
  • Paypal payments

Pay by bank transfer or online with Best Price Guaranteed


Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and German.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2003
  • Year renovated 2019
  • Length 32 m
  • Beam 8 m
  • Engines 2x 700 hp MAN (since August 2022)
  • Max guests 16
  • Number of cabins 8
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 9000 L
  • Fuel capacity 14000 L
  • Freshwater maker 2

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Firebird Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    9.7
  3. Food
    9.4
  4. Diving
    8.7
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark S
  • United States United States
Super Trip- Crew made the difference

What an amazing trip. The crew absolutely made the trip. Everyone was so accommodating, friendly and worked hard to make this an amazing trip. The Dive professionals on this trip were some of the best I have ever worked with. Safety was paramount but they made sure we had fun as well. The dive briefs were excellent, full of history, nature and detailed dive plans. The crew was always there with a helping hand, a friendly smile, sage advice and an attitude of service. The crew really made this trip extra special. We joked, had fun but always professional. Food was plentiful, fresh, huge variety and delicious. There was food after every dive. Cabins were large with ample storage space and a large bathroom. Water was hot and the cabin steward kept the place clean and tidy. Boat was in good repair and had all the necessary items for a week long trip. Dive Sites- its the RED SEA…. AMAZING! Dolphins, Thistlegorm, Rays, Wrecks, Eels, Fish, Fish, Fish, Nudibranchs and so much more. Prepared to be amazed. Thanks again for a great trip.

Recommended for
Crew, Guides, Dive Sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gunnar O
  • Belgium Belgium
Great dive trip

The guide and crew do absolutely everything to make this trip a success. Security and conservation is taken seriously. The food was amazing every day.

Recommended for
Fantastic food, great guide, nice dive spots
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Anke B
  • Germany Germany
Well organized trip with great boat and crew

The trip was very well organized alltogether. The times between the dices were a bit short sometimes due to the shorter days. If you want a more relaxed daily routine I recommend the summer months.

Recommended for
Comfy boat with good amenities, friendly and attentive crew, great and healthy food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Keven V
  • Belgium Belgium
Very nice dives, too little wrecks

Elphinestone visit was unexpected, but a very nice surprise. While this is known for sharks, we did not see any, however on the next dives at the brothers we saw a very nice shark. While the name was brothers and wrecks we did not see that many wrecks (3dives at thistlegorm, 1 at Giannis D. And 1 at the barge (which is a very small boat not really a big wreck))

Recommended for
Friendliness of the crew, boat organisation (15min after briefing we were diving), food and treatment
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rafael M
  • Brazil Brazil
Great trip, very friendly crew, amazing food and super comfortable boat!

Amazing shipwrecks, including Thistlegorm and Ghiannis D. Beautiful corals in Shaab El Erg and Abu Nahas.

Recommended for
Boat, dive sites, food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Kevin E
  • Germany Germany
A nice enough week, but nothing to write homeabout.

Outstanding food which would be 6 out of 5 stars. BUT - weren't there for the food. Our issues: - less dives than advertised (18 instead of 20), with only two dives on first and last day and one dive cancelled - guide didn't point out stuff - boat not comfortable in winter, narrow space (people preferred to resort to their cabins) - twins with bunks instead of side by side means you cannot sit upright anywhere and have to lie down - weird handling of a problem with the booking (twins are not doubles) - only seemingly cheap with a lot of fees that you pay later (admittedly known beforehand) Fifth liveaboard - we would not book the Firebird again.

Recommended for
Food, crew, being on holiday
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Irene T
  • Spain Spain
Perfect and for a fantastic price. Almost too good to be true, but it is.

An unforgettable experience diving with dolphins, and the amaIng company in this diving trip.

Recommended for
The dives were amazing, I felt incredibly safe and taken care of at all times, the crew was very nice and friendly, I ate better than ever before and for the best price in the region.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Milda P
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Very happy

Amazing dive sites and beautiful underwater life of the Red Sea!

Recommended for
Dive sites, crew, food
  • 7.2 Good
  • Francois R
  • France France
Overall, great trip and good value for money. Food unexpectedly good. Crew relatively friendly and helpful, but not very engaged

The dives, the food, the other guests. The boat is well maintained and comfortable, but it is dated and the cabins are really, really basic and tight. Also, it would be nice if the package was really all inclusive. Between the National par fees, the tips, the rental of some equipments, the drinks, the balloon etc. The add-ons are really significant (€900 in our case). There is really no need to price separately, and the payment logistics (currency exchange, credit cards, cash) becomes a gigantic pain in the rear. The issue is not that it is expensive, it is not. The issue is that it would be easier to pay upfront and be done with it, instead of waiting for calculations and payments with 10 other guests

Recommended for
Diving is really excellent and the Red Sea deserves its reputation. Dive masters were super competent, but not very friendly. Almost gruff. I felts safe, but I did,not feel that the dive masters enjoyed taking us diving or was interested in teaching us anything.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience

Diving the Thistlegorm with no one else around no current and good viz

Recommended for
We made some great friends the food is beautiful fresh and plenty of it