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Freedom VIII

M/Y Freedom VIII is the smallest dive safari boat from the Shark Bay Umbi fleet. This
vessel has a fantastic budget-friendly option for families and friends to explore the
Northern Red Sea. The professional guide dives are fully-trained to facilitate every
underwater exploration and ensure the safety of every diver. Unique itineraries
include the famous wrecks of the north such as Ras Mohammed National Park,
Thomas, Gordon, Thislegorm, and Dunraven. These wreck sites are rich in marine
life, healthy vibrant reefs, a vast array of fish species as well as large pelagic. Every
dive site that Freedom VIII visits is a whole experience due to the help of the friendly
crew on board.

A proper review of
Freedom VIII Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Freedom VIII Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

Boat Front View on the Freedom VIII Liveaboard, Egypt
Freedom VIII Liveaboard
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4 reasons to dive

  • Many people loved the overall design and speed of the Freedom VIII.
  • Some people stated that the crew were friendly and always willing to help wherever they were needed.
  • A couple of people said the diving sites were amazing and the abundance of marine life is second to no location.
  • Many people said they would return for another crack at the dive sights.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some people were taken back by the smell of fumes in some of the cabins.
  • People noted the food was bland and basically the same dishes repeated.

Key facts

Year (re)built: N/A
Max divers 11
Internet Yes (free)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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Read the reviews

The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Budget-friendly
  • Ras Mohammed National Park, Daedalus, Thomas, Gordon, Thislegorm, and Dunraven
  • Turtles, mantas, big tuna, barracudas, white-tip shark, whale sharks, oceanic white shark, hammerhead shark, colourful coral reef, pelagic fish
  • Comfortable cabins with air-conditioning
  • Saloon with entertainment system and air-conditioning
  • Outdoor lounge and cozy sun deck
  • Buffet-style meals with a variety of local and International cuisines
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Beer, wine and spirits on board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Snorkelling
  • The charging station, outside showers and separate rinsing area for underwater equipment
  • The friendly crew speaks English
  • Nitrox and Rental dive equipment available

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Description and details

Diving on the Freedom VIII in Egypt

This yacht is an ideal boat to explore the Red Sea with family and friends. It has a
length of 22 meters/72 feet and a maximum speed of 12 knots per hour. This vessel
has all the complete amenities that guest may need for any exploration. This ship is
a fantastic vessel that will surely give tourists the best holiday they can have.

Boat Interior

M/Y Freedom VIII can accommodate a minimum of six guests up to a maximum of
11 guests. It’s an ideal choice for private charters and small groups. There are five
different cabins on the boat, a master bed cabin, a twin bed cabin, and a triple bed
cabin with individual air-conditioning. All the cabins have private bathrooms and big
storage spaces for personal belongings. This vessel is spacious enough for every
passenger to feel comfortable on board. The fully air-conditioned saloon has a
complete entertainment system for socialization. An outdoor lounge area is a perfect
place for sun lovers to have their tan done. There’s one sundeck at the bow with
cushioned sittings. Passengers can share photographs of their safari with family and
friends back home with the use of free Wi-Fi on board.


The saloon is adjacent to the dining area, that offers tasty buffet-style meals. The
chef on board serves a variety of local and international cuisines, including
complimentary drinks and snacks in between the meals. Beer, wine, and spirits are
available for purchase on board. Guests may include any dietary requests upon
booking, may we advise to limit these to food allergies and beliefs.

Dive Deck

Freedom VIII may be small, but it has enough space for the divers to move around
the dive deck and the dive tender. The professional and friendly guides are always
on hand to bring divers to the most remote areas that only liveaboards can visit.
They are trained to know every dive area like the back of their hands. Snorkelling is
available for non-divers who want to have an ocean adventure. There are a charging
station and outside showers including a separate rinse area for underwater cameras.


Enjoy the best sites that Freedom VIII can offer. The crew team will give you a warm
welcome with a tasty snack upon checking in. After giving a short briefing, the vessel
will leave the port to start the safari.
The famous Thislegorm is an ultimate dive site for wreck lovers, and this place
attracts a school of barracuda, snappers and giant tunas. Straits of Tiran is located
near the coast of Nabq. This area is best to dive in when there is no current. Soft
corals around the area make this an interesting dive site. Jackson Reef is one of the
most beautiful Sharm el Sheikh dive sites. It has abundant coral plateaus with
amazing sea walls. The ocean water is crystal clear during the summer, and
everyone can enjoy the view from above. Thislegorm is a historical place, and there
are pieces of machinery and equipment from World War II still left underwater.
The Red Sea has many dive sites to offer for everyone who wants to have an
adventure. Egypt is open for tourists all year, and it’s also great to visit during

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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
  • Family Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter

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