Top Red Sea rebreather friendly liveaboards
If you are looking for the best tech diving liveaboard in the Red Sea, I’ve selected a number of top dive boats that all cater for technical divers. Within this review list, I include whether the liveaboard supports rebreathers or sidemount diving.
Tech diving liveaboard Red Sea including a table of 34 Red Sea liveaboards offering support to technical divers. The support offered by most of these Red Seas liveaboards is either rebreather support or they offer sidemount diving, or both.
Tech diving liveaboard Red Sea
If you are reading this article about tech diving liveaboard Red Sea, then you probably already know what technical diving is all about. Having said that, let me run through what I think makes a good tech diving liveaboard.
- Sidemount diving - Sidemount diving is when your scuba diving air tanks are mounted alongside the diver. They are usually below the shoulders and along the hips, instead of on your back. This configuration is better for diving in confined spaces like technical wreck diving penetrations.
- Rebreather support - Many technical scuba divers use rebreathers (also known as closed circuit scuba equipment)to dive, as compared to using conventional scuba apparatus or open circuit scuba equipment.
Not all the Red Sea liveaboards listed in the table below have sidemount diving and not all support rebreathers. However, I've included the ones that don't offer this support in the list as they do support tech divers in general.
Other aspects to consider when choosing your Red Sea technical diving liveaboard
In addition to having the above two important support features, the liveaboard should be highly rated (the liveaboards below are rated by customers out of 10).
You may also choose a liveaboard based on the number of divers it takes. The less divers, the more intimate the diving and therefore the less-crowded the dive sites are.
Obviously, another important choice consideration is the cost of the liveaboard. Depending on whether you're on a budget or if you want to splash the cash.
Finally, you will want to consider the Red Sea destinations the liveaboard visits.
Table of tech diving Red Sea liveaboards
The table below is a list of all the tech diving liveaboards operating in the Red Sea. I've compiled this list so that you can choose your Red Sea liveaboard based upon the following choices:
- Name of the Red Sea liveaboard boat.
- Rating out of 10.
- Whether the liveaboard has rebreather support.
- Whether the liveaboard offers sidemount diving.
- The maximum number of divers permitted on the liveaboard.
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Once you're happy with your choice of Red Sea liveaboard using the above list of criteria, you can click on the 'Prices' link to check the availability, prices for the dive trips and the diving itinerary.
The best tech diving liveaboard Red Sea
|Red Sea Blue Force 2||9.8||No||No||17-18||Prices|
|Golden Dolphin II||9.1||Yes||Yes||20||Prices|
|Grand Sea Serpent||8.4||Yes||Yes||24||Prices|
|Red Sea Blue Force 3||9.6||No||No||26||Prices|
|Golden Dolphin III||8.7||Yes||Yes||20||Prices|
Rate: The rating is out of 10
RB: Rebreather support on board
SMD: Sidemount diving
MND: Maximum number of tech divers
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