Liveaboard Review

Freedom III is a popular liveaboard for those looking to make the most of their time
exploring the Red Sea. Spacious cabins and onboard activities will make every
guest’s journey worthwhile. Divers can explore the famous dive sites of Tiran, Ras
Mohamed, Dunraven, Thistlegorm and the wrecks of Abu Nuhas. The Red Sea has
thousands of marine life. Also, it is a chance for underwater photographers to
capture the beauty of these creatures. This liveaboard is not just for professional
divers but is also ready to assist those who are beginners. The professional and
well-trained crew are on hand to deliver the best of Freedom III to every passenger
on board.

Our Overall Review

4

Reasons to buy:

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    Many experienced divers said that Thistlegorm was the best dive site they have been on.
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    Divers said the briefings were thorough and well explained they even gave back stories to some of the wreck locations.
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    Many divers noted that the dive master knew where to the wild life and he also gave freedom to people who wanted to venture on, on their own.
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    Many people were happy with the diversity of the meals prepared by the 5-star chef.
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    Several divers commended the chef and crew for always preparing delicious snacks for when they returned from dives.
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    A consensus among the divers were that they would return to continue nurturing the bonds they formed while on the trip.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSome people noted that it was difficult adjusting to the climate.
  • check-markA couple of people claimed that they did not get to see any large marine while diving.

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Diving on the Freedom III in Egypt

Freedom III is 28m/98 feet long, and it has a speed of 10 knots per hour. This liveaboard offers scuba diving explorations for both individuals and charter groups. The dive vessel has extensive features for divers and guests to maximize their holiday. Our Shark Bay Umbi crew are incomparable to others. They will give their outstanding service to make everyone’s holiday special.

Boat Interior

This liveaboard can accommodate up to 20 guests in its ten cozy cabins. There are six twin and triple cabins on the lower deck. The double cabin is the only room with an in-front ocean view, and quadruple cabins are on the main deck. Each room has air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, audio and video entertainment, mini-fridge, hair-dryer and a safe. Common areas on board include two sun decks on the opposite ends of the boat, an indoor saloon and dining area with a plasma TV and entertainment system. There is enough space for everyone to relax and hang out together.

Restaurant

Complimentary beverages and snacks are available onboard. Enjoy the festive buffet-style meals varied in local and western cuisines with plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians. We recommend guests to add any specific dietary needs upon booking to help them better.

Dive deck

The dive deck is spacious for every divers’ activities and needs. There is an outside shower, a separate rinsing area for diving equipment and charging stations for underwater cameras. Divers should provide their rental needs upon booking to reserve the proper diving gear for them and Nitrox is free for those with certification. Non-divers can enjoy snorkeling to see all kinds of colorful fish and other marine life. Freedom III has complete safety equipment aboard. The crew is well-trained in first aid and ready to respond in any emergencies

Itinerary

Travel to the most remote areas of the Red Sea and experience an unforgettable safari. Visit the best dives sites in Tiran, Ras Mohammed National Park, Thislegorm and Dunraven shipwrecks. The Straits have four reefs. These reefs rise from the deep and are swept daily by strong water currents. This place is abundant with tuna, barracuda, and varieties of shark species. There are incredible vertical walls with a school of fish and large pelagic. Ras Mohammed has steep walls covered in coral and abundant with different reef fish, turtles, and sharks. Explore the Shark and Yolanda reef to view the breath-taking ocean topography. Divers can drift dive at Jackfish Alley and enjoy taking photographs of white tip sharks. The Red Sea is a beautiful place to scuba dive any time of the year, although the water temperature may vary in every season. We recommend that you visit between November to April based on temperature and humidity. The ocean view is crystal clear, and the water current varies during these seasons. Whenever you decide to visit the Red Sea, we will openly welcome you to Freedom III, and we will surely complete your holiday.

 

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