MY Independence II Liveaboard Review

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MY Independence II dive boat review

The 40 meters M/Y Independence II is a liveaboard sailing on the Egyptian Red Sea. Built in 2007, the ship is operated by a German company, the BlueWater Safari Fleet, and offers scuba diving cruises year long on the warm and clear waters of the Red Sea.

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Boat Cabins & Layout

The dive vessel can welcome up to 20 guest on each voyage. Indeed, with 10 well- appointed cabins, every guest can expect to find comfort and peace of mind on-board. The Independence II has spacious cabins which feature either twin-beds (6) or a double bed (4). Each cabin features individually controlled air-conditioning as well as a private en-suite bathroom. Most noteworthy is the size of the bathrooms, they are huge in comparison to usual boat bathrooms. Also, you’ll find complimentary items in each room like bathrobes, towels, etc.

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MY Independence’s on-board facilities

The interior of the motor yacht is beautifully designed with a spacious dining room, a cozy salon and plenty of space to hang around. The dining room, as pictured below, is set up in a restaurant-like layout and that’s where you will enjoy the freshly cooked buffet dishes.

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As you step outside, it only gets better. Indeed, you’ll find plenty of lounging space on each of the decks. First, the upper deck has a lounging space to enjoy both the sun and the view from the bow. Plus, there’s a partially shaded sundeck at the aft, overlooking the platform, where you’ll find cushioned seating and tables. Also, that’s where  the bar is located; you can get refreshments, tea and coffee during the day and a glass of wine, a beer or a drink at night. Moreover, the very top deck is a huge salon-like sun-deck. Indeed, you will enjoy this area for the breathtaking view over the Red Sea, for sunbathing or to read a book in a shaded spot.

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Vessel Layout

The Independence II is a stable motor yacht spreading over 4 decks total. The lavish and modern design while please the most discerning guests as every area, in and out, was well thought and made with space and comfort in mind.

The BlueWater Safari fleet is also the one who owns the Seven7Seas and the Quick Shadow liveaboards, which also offer scuba diving cruises on the Red Sea.

Diving with the MY Independence II

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The dive deck is spacious and features everything a diver might need. The boat as a separate diving dhoni when needed but otherwise the action takes place on the extensive platform at the back. Most noteworthy is that the Nitrox is not only available on-board but it’s also free of charges!

Finally, needless to say that the Independence II is equipped with all the latest navigation and scuba diving technologies. Also, the professional dive crew will take good care of you are guide you to the best diving spots of the Red Sea.


Prices vary according to time of the year, trip duration and cabin types. 

Please visit their website for an extensive list of prices and their schedule. 

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Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Hamata

Diving in Hamata offers unspoilt dive sites and access to the best part of the Red Sea far, and best of all - it's away from the tourist crowds.

Hamata Diving Review

Eilat

Eilat in Israel offers pristine diving conditions: warm, calm water, excellent visibility all year round, few or no currents, and a huge variety of corals and beautiful marine life!

Eilat Diving Review

Aqaba

Aqaba has all the beauty that the Red Sea has to offer but with out the usual crowds of Eilat and Egypt. Aqaba is also a great base for exploring the other historical sites around Jordan.

Aqaba Diving Review

Marsa Alam

Excellent Scuba Diving with great chances of spotting Dolphins, Dugongs, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. Access to famous dive sites of Elphinstone Reef and Abu Dabbab! Very Good Visibility.

Marsa Alam Diving Review

Nuweiba

Nuweiba is the Red Sea’s Macro and Muck diving paradise and is home to a variety of marine life not seen elsewhere.

Nuweiba Diving Review

Dahab

The Dahab Blue Hole is one of the most famous dive sites in the World. Beautiful hard and soft coral and excellent visibility.

Dahab Diving Review

Hurghada

Lots of good wrecks to dive and good place for Underwater Photography. Starting Point for Liveaboards to the South Red Sea. Very Good Visibility and good place to learn scuba diving.

Hurghada Diving Review

Sharm El Sheikh

Magnificent Reefs at Ras Mohammed and one of the best dive site in the World, the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm.

Sharm El Sheikh Diving Review

Red Sea

The Red Sea is home to an array of amazing reefs with a teeming marine life, pelagic fishes, Reef Sharks, Dolphins and even the very rare Dugong!

Red Sea Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Red Sea

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Daedalus Reef offers some of the Best Diving in the Red Sea! It is an offshore reef located 80km East of Marsa Alam. It ...
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The Rosalie Moller Wreck is a great deep dive for experienced divers only. You can either dive on a regular single tank ...
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Abu Dabbab is one of the most famous dive sites in the Red Sea and of all of Egypt. It is one of the few places in the w...

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