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Longimanus

A multiple award-winning safari boat designed to meet the needs of true divers.

Observe and dive the enchanting underwater world of the house reef offering immense coral and fish diversity.

On board the 36m long wooden yacht you will find the latest in diving and safety equipment, with which we set new standards for dive cruise.

Two powerful engines bring you to the most remote dive sites in no time at all. Width and layout allow a smooth and comfortable trip even in rough waters. Our boat, the kitchen crews’ service, and the freshly prepared meals do not have to fear being compared to a luxury hotel.

The Longimanus Crew along side captain Ahmed are at least 10 and is among the best crews in the Red Sea. Languages on board are English and Arabic. Our guides are happy to help with possible language difficulties and are always there for you in case you have any questions.

Let yourself be pampered by our professional crew, who will do their best to make your holiday a very special experience.
With the construction of this ship met Mahmoud Abd El Hady (owner of the Barakuda dive centers in Safaga and Lahami Bay) a childhood dream.
The Longimanus was built in Suez and completed in October 2003 in Safaga. A top-of-the-range safari boat specially designed for highly demanding liveaboards.
The luxurious wooden yacht is equipped with state-of-the-art diving and safety equipment. Exclusive design, excellent cuisine and experienced dive guides will make your stay on board an unforgettable experience.

Deluxe Double Cabin

8 spacious air conditioned en-suite double cabins on the lower deck with complimentary towels and robes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite
  • Towels and robes

Suite

2 air conditioned suites with queen size beds and en-suites on the upper deck. Complimentary towels and bath robes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite
  • Towels and robes
  • Mini bar
  • Queen size bed

Route Options

Because of their remote location the dive sites around the two Brother Islands are some of the best and most difficult dive sites of the Red Sea. For this tour it is required that you have at least 50 logged dives. We do not offer night dives and the currents are sometimes very strong . The wrecks of the Aida and Numidia are overgrown with stunning soft corals and are the highlight of this tour.

BIG BROTHER
North; parts of the Aidia and the Numidia are well preserved and overgrown with fascinating soft corals
East; with drift dives along a wall you can see tuna, mackerels, barracudas, turtles and sometimes sharks and dolphins
South; numerous mackerels, Napoleon wrasse and good macro shots
LITTLE BROTHER
North Plateau; descends on a 45° angle and you can see Hammerheads, grey reef sharks and sometimes a white-tip oceanic shark (Longimanus).
South; a place for grey reef sharks, Whiptail shark, Silky shark.
Our opinion: Strong currents, swell and reefs that drop away steeply offer a cruise with a lot of high lights.

The Daedalus Reef, Zabergad and Rocky Island are part of the national Marine Park South. The park offers reefs along breathtaking walls covered with stunning soft coral and beautiful plateaus.

Daedalus Reef (south of the Brother Islands); in the north the reef drops down from a wall into the depth. Very strong currents. Meeting point for Hammerheads and Longimanus.

Rocky Island it is surrounded by a narrow closed fringing reef. Fascinating reefs along beautiful walls. The major highlight are the sharks.

Zabargad here you have the possibility to hover over drop offs or simply enjoy the impressing coral towers while swimming by. Turtles use the island as a nesting place.

Our opinion: Very strong currents and steep reefs offer challenging, exciting and unforgettable dives. Night dives are not allowed in the Marine Park South.

On this tour we go to see the reefs in the south between Ras Gahlib and St. Johns Reef. Rarely visited they offer a unique and almost untouched underwater world.

Gota Soraya small reef with beautifully overgrown wall. You can see sharks and Manta Rays.

Gota Kebir small caves, schools of fish and amazing soft corals.

Habili Ali one of the top spots in the Red Sea, it starts in only 6-7m and can only be reached when the sea is calm.

Habili Jaffar this little gem captivates you with beautiful wall dives. Can also only be reach with calm seas.

Our opinion: A tour where everyone can find something special. Steep walls, coral gardens, complex caves and grottoes provide diversity.

Vessel Details

Year Built 2003
Length & Width 36m x 8m
Engines 2x764 PS Caterpillar
Generators 2x80 kW 1x30kW 220V
Navigation GPS, radar, sonar, compass
Water Desalination plant 6t / day 15t reserve
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rental available on-board
Air compressors 2 Coltri Sub 265L/min./ Nitrox membrane system
Dive Deck A spacious dive deck with steel ladders from the dive platform
Emergency Equipment Life raft, life vests, fire extinguisher, oxygen, first aid equipment, VHF transmitter, AED, EPIRB, ENOS
Tanks 12 l aluminum DIN, 15L steel on request
Zodiacs 2 Zodiacs with 40hp outboards
Full Equipment €22
Mask, Fins & Snorkel €3
Wetsuits €7
Regulator €7
BCD €7
Dive Computer €7
Equipment Rental Equipment Rental prices above are per day and when pre-booking

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

Marcelina

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Sunrise Marina Resort & Emperor Divers in Marsa Alam

The overall holiday was excellent value for money. Emperor Divers provided an outstanding dive experience on day boat trips to provide some of the most relax dives I have ever encountered at reasonable depths.

Sunrise Marina Resort & Emperor Divers in Marsa Alam

What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Longimanus

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Daedalus Reef

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

A huge round reef with a lighthouse more than 40 miles away from the coast, features an excellent opportunity for spotting big pelagics including manta rays. All around its steep walls you will see an extreme variety of fish and coral. Good chance to see schooling hammerheads on the northern point. Strong currents possible.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Rocky Island

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Tiny rock emerging a few feet out of the water, it offers one of the most incredible underwater scenarios of the whole Red Sea. Steep walls falling into the deep blue, currents, soft corals and a great abundance of pelagics and all kinds of fish.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
26 Sep 2019
3 Oct 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Deluxe Double Cabin £986
17 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
7 Nights St. Johns / Deep South Deluxe Double Cabin £986
7 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
7 Nights St. Johns / Deep South Suite £1079
7 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
7 Nights St. Johns / Deep South Deluxe Double Cabin £986
14 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019
7 Nights Daedalus, Zabargad and Rocky Island Deluxe Double Cabin £986
5 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Deluxe Double Cabin £930
5 Dec 2019
12 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Suite £1023
12 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Suite £1023
12 Dec 2019
19 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Deluxe Double Cabin £930
19 Dec 2019
26 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Deluxe Double Cabin £930
19 Dec 2019
26 Dec 2019
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Suite £1023
26 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Suite £1023
26 Dec 2019
2 Jan 2020
7 Nights Brother Islands (Marine Park North) Deluxe Double Cabin £930