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M/Y Emperor Elite

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Join the Emperor Elite for a week’s adventure. Throughout the year the boat sails on different routes around the southern Red Sea taking in St Johns and the Brother Islands to name a few.

M/Y Emperor Elite is a 38 metre custom built boat designed with divers in mind offering charters around the Red Sea. She offers 7 night itineraries departing from Marsa Ghalib Port and occasionally Hurghada with a choice of 3 routes to choose from visiting Wadi Lahmi, Brother Islands and the Salem Express. The experienced captain, 10 friendly crew and 2 guides will lead you through the trip whilst helping with any questions or queries you may have regarding the boat or the itinerary.

M/Y Emperor Elite comfortably accommodates 24 guests in 11 twin cabins and 1 double master suite all spread over the first 3 decks. All cabins come with en-suite bathrooms, storage, TV/DVD, media player, towels and an air conditioning unit with individual climate controls. Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests when a signal is picked up. The food aboard is a variety of European and local cuisine suiting the needs of most customers. Any dietary requirements must be stated at time of booking so the chef can adhere to any guests needs.

She has 2 air conditioned salons furnished with tables and chairs providing ample space for divers to relax in. The spacious dining area is air conditioned and is where all guests will gather to enjoy 3 meals throughout the day. The 3 sundecks are a variety of shaded and un-shaded areas furnished with tables, chaise lounges, bean bags and a jacuzzi. The large dive deck has individual dive storage, rinse tanks and ample space for divers to gear up with the dive deck just a few steps down with 2 steel ladders into the water.

Suite (2 People Sharing)

There is 1 double Junior Suite aboard the Emperor Elite which has a private bathroom, individual air conditioning, bathroom amenities and entertainment facilities.

  • Located on the lower deck
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Independent air conditioning control
  • Flat screen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe provided per person

Standard Twin Stateroom

The Emperor Elite has 8 standard twin cabins, all of which are ensuite. They also have independent air conditioning, bathroom amenities and personal entertainment facilities.

  • Located on the lower deck
  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Independent air conditioning controls
  • Flat screen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe per person

Executive Suite

New in 2017, the Emperor Elite has one premium Executive Suite which is ensuite. It also has air conditioning. entertainment facilities and bathroom amenities.

  • Located on the upper deck
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Independent air conditioning control
  • Flat screen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe provided per person

Premuim Twin Cabin Lower Deck

There are 3 premium twin cabins aboard the Emperor Elite. These have a private bathroom, storage, entertainment facilities and bathroom amenities.

  • Twin Beds
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe provide per person
  • Independent air conditioning
  • On the Lower Deck

Premuim Twin Cabin Main Deck

There are 3 premium twin cabins aboard the Emperor Elite. These have a private bathroom, storage, entertainment facilities and bathroom amenities.

  • Twin Beds
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe provide per person
  • Independent air conditioning
  • On the Main Deck

Premuim Twin Cabin Upper Deck

There are 3 premium twin cabins aboard the Emperor Elite. These have a private bathroom, storage, entertainment facilities and bathroom amenities.

  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Flat screen TV
  • Three towels plus a bathrobe provide per person
  • Independent air conditioning
  • On the Upper Deck.

Route Options

The Get Wrecked route is a great mixture and offers divers the chance to dive the best of the Northern Red Sea’s wrecks as well as doing some of the amazing reef diving the Red Sea has to offer.

Emperor offers this wreck heavy liveaboard route for dive enthusiast on 7 night itineraries giving divers the chance to enjoy the best of the Northern Red Sea’s wrecks.

Departing from Hurghada and sailing north this itinerary's aim is to dive all the wrecks in the Abu Nuhas area including El Mina, Carnatic, Giannis D, Dunraven and the iconic Thistlegorm. These wrecks are spectacular and make fantastic material for the underwater photographer. In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip. All wrecks are subject to divers' experience and weather conditions.

Simply the Best offers divers the chance to explore the 'Best Top 3' sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone. A fabulous mixture of reef and wreck diving

This route departs from Marsa Ghalib Port and requires long overnight sailings so all sites can be visited. The cruise will give you the opportunity to dive the Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone which are the best 3 top sites in the southern Red Sea.

The Brother Islands offers tuna, barracudas, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue waters accompanied by the occasional white tip sharks, mantas and hammerheads.

The Aida II and the Numidia lie on the walls of the Big Brother and are perfect for divers who want to explore more wrecks than reefs. Both wrecks are covered in a rich growth of hard and soft corals attracting families of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.

Daedalus Reef is the furthest offshore reef in the Red Sea with it being recognized by a lighthouse on top of the oval reef. Hammerheads and grey reef sharks are a common sight to be seen cruising these waters.

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip.

South & St.Johns guarntess some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer, the diving is less arduous so it's a trip for those who want to see the best but have a more relaxed time while doing so.

Emperor offers 7 night itineraries on the South & St Johns route offering a week full of reef diving departing from Marsa Ghalib Port. This trip is for those who want to see the best but with a more relaxed approach to diving with the boat sailing to the most southern reefs in the Red Sea including the Shaag Sharm, Wadi Lahmi and Habili Ali. A dive at Abu Dabab will be done on the first or the last day with the guides picking the best sites for you depending on the weather.

This route gives divers a chance to get up close and personnel with an array of fish life including white tip reef sharks, turtles, silky sharks, rays, nudibranchs, large napoleon wrasse and glass fish, sweepers, grey reef sharks, silvertip sharks and hammerhead sharks

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip however to get the most out of this trip we advised you to be PADI Advanced Open Water qualified.

Famous Five route covers Abu Nuhas that has 4 well known wrecks offering spectacular dives with sightings of a variety of fish life, Ras Mohamed and Brother Islands

Emperor offers 7 night itineraries on the wonderful Famous Five route. Please note that this route has limited diving compared to other routes due to the long overnight sailings she has to do to reach all sites.

Departing from Hurghada and sailing north towards Gubal Island, then to the area of Abu Nuhas that offers 4 well known wrecks offering spectacular dives with sightings of a variety of fish life. Ras Mohamed and Brother Islands are also visited in the Famous Five route.

As well as wreck, tuna, barracudas, jacks, turtles and snappers cruise in the blue waters accompanied by the occasional white tip sharks, mantas and hammerheads round up some of the marine life you will encounter. Please Note:

You must be a PADI Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip.

The Reefs & Wrecks itinerary presents the best of both worlds, where you visit famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea along with some stunning reef diving.

Emperor offers 7 night itineraries on the Reefs & Wrecks route providing stunning reef diving along with diving the famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea. Departing from Hurghada and sailing north to the famous horseshoe shaped reef of Shaab El Erg which is perfect for beautiful hard coral gardens and sightings of dolphins.

Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the Chrisoula K ('tile wreck') and the Kimon M ('lentil wreck'), all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.

In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.

Please Note:

You must be a PADI Advanced Open Water diver to be able to take part in this trip.

The South and St John’s route will give the opportunity to explore the southernmost reefs of the Red Sea, these cruises departs from Hamada to the vast reef system of Fury Shoals and St John's.

At Fury Shoals , dive Shaab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White Tip Reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South. Abu Galawa Soraya has a fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat packed with glass fish.

Dive Shab Sharm with its wall dives and White Tip Reef sharks. Oceanic White Tips and Silky sharks can sometimes be found in the blue and turtles often visit the South side before heading further south to Wadi Gamal, with its flowing banks of hard yellow and green soft coral, resident angel and butterfly fish, and in the right season huge schools of placid jack and tuna visit the area.

St John's is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst Grey Reef, Silvertip and schools of Hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, Grey Reef and Silvertip sharks can be seen in the blue.

Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.

Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.

Note:

A minimum of 40 logged dives requested. Long overnight travel is necessary, however if the weather conditions are more favourable the travelling will be done during the day.

Boats offering this route include: M/Y Emperor Elite

Red Sea Sharks offers divers the chance to explore the majestic Red Sea during the warm summer months of May to August speically for some shark action.

Red Sea Sharks itinerary covers, St Johns, Rocky, Daedalus and Elphinstone so if you are looking for some shark action, this is the itinerary for you!

Guides select the best possible action sites to visit based on their immense local knowledge and on insider-data on recent activity including a variety of Red Sea sharks, dolphins and anything else that chooses to join the party.

As you may be visiting some of the remote offshore Red Sea reef systems many of these may have deep drop offs and be exposed to strong currents so be prepared to spend some time waiting 'in the blue' or in the shallows looking for those unmistakable shapes and shadows.

There are no guarantees in life but one thing is for sure, this itinerary will give you the best chance of close encounters of the 'sharky' kind.

Please note: You need a minimum number of 30 dives for this trip and should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone route encompasses some great diving, some of the best being the offshore reefs of Panorama Reef, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan.

The area around Safaga has some great diving, the best being the offshore reefs of Panorama Reef, Middle Reef and Abu Kafan. Some divers say this area equals the great sites of Ras Mohamed. The diving offers a combination of shallow reef dives and drop-offs, wall diving, as well as the famous wreck of the Salem Express, Brother Islands and Elphinstone.

Panorama Reef - Middle Reef - Abu Kafan - Salem Express - Brother Islands - Abu Dabab - Elphinstone

(from Hurghada to Marsa Ghalib or Marsa Ghalib to Hurghada)

Please note: Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks and you are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. These are challenging dives with strong currents, so not for inexperienced divers. Adverse weather can affect this route.

The Daedalus & Elphinstone route offers some of the best and most iconic diving in the Red Sea and includes other fantastic dive sites on route to and from Port Ghalib.

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks.

Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with oceanic white tip sharks.

Please note: Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks and you are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. The guides may not enter the water and remain onboard as surface support for some dives. No night dives are allowed in the Marine Parks. These are challenging dives with strong currents so not for inexperienced divers. Adverse weather can affect this route.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2006
Guest Numbers 24
Length & Width 38 metres long and a 8 metre beam
Speed 8 to 10 knots
Engines 2 x 750 HP
Generators 3 x 84 KW
Number of Cabins 11 air conditioned twin cabins and 1 double master suite all with en-suites
Communication & Navigation Systems GPS, echolot, plotter VHF, DSC, radar and satellite phone
Salon & Dining Area 2 air conditioned salons and 1 air conditioned dining area
Entertainment TV/DVD/CD/video media player
Emergency Equipment Oxygen system and Medic First Aid Kit available
Air Compressors 3 x 250 lt plus
Equipment Rental Equipment rental available aboard
Dive Deck Spacious dive deck with a dive platform
Equipment Rental The equipment rental prices listed above are per person per day and are payable aboard before your departure however we will need to pre book it at the time of booking
Dive Computer EUR25
Wetsuits EUR10
BCD EUR10
Regulator EUR10
Torch EUR7
Dive Computer EUR10
Mask, Fins & Snorkel EUR1
Mask, Fins & Snorkel Mask only: EUR2 (EUR4 from Marsa Alam)
Mask, Fins & Snorkel EUR3 (EUR5 from Marsa Alam)
Boots EUR4 (EUR5 from Marsa Alam)

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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

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Jackson Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Most northerly of the reefs of Tiran and the northern limit of day boats from Sharm El Sheikh. The wreck of the Lara lies at the northern end. There is superb wall diving along its entire perimeter, with numerous buttresses and gullies. Sightings of sharks, turtles and other big fish are not uncommon and you will find a huge diversity of different corals and sponges as well as clouds of trigger fish, masked puffers and banner fish. At the point you may be lucky and spot a Hammerhead in summer.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Thomas Reef

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Between Gordon and Woodhouse reefs, smaller round reef with walls plunging deep and fully covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. It is almost possible to circumnavigate this reef in one dive. The east wall plunges dramatically to great depths with a mass of brightly coloured soft corals. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves but is a great drift dive with sightings of Trevally and Tuna in the blue and schooling reef fish close to the reef.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 20m

Ras Mohammed

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Ras Mohammed peninsula separates the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Currents flow out of both gulfs and bathe Ras Mohammed in rich nutrients, which assure plentiful and varied marine life. At Shark Reef and Yolanda wreck, many fish species can be found: groupers, barracuda, batfish, Napoleon wrasses, blue-spot stingrays and a special treat, crocodile fish. It's an amusing and memorable site to see groupers swimming around a huge mountain of toilets at the bottom of the sea.
Really several dive sites, Ras Mohammed has earned itself a reputation as one of the top diving areas in the world, here at the tip of the Sinai where the vast bodies of water, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba meet has created an ecosystem like no other and wall diving is at its very best.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Shark and Yolanda Reefs

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

When divers think of Sinai, they think of Shark Reef and Yolanda. The two reefs are actually the twin peaks of a single coral seamount rising just off the Ras Muhammad coast, separated from the mainland by a shallow channel.
Shark Reef, the easternmost of the two, boasts a sheer wall dropping to well past 50m (164ft) along its northeast and eastern sides, giving way to a steep reef slope as the reef proceeds southwest toward Yolanda. A shallow saddle lies between the two reefs at 18 to 20m (60-65ft). A second shallow patch lies south of Yolanda. This second flat patch is the site of what remains of the Yolanda, a wrecked freighter. The ship itself slipped into the deep in 1986 after a severe storm, but much of its cargo remains, incongruously strewn across the reef.
Coral is excellent, with good if sparse growth on the wall sections and dense coral gardens on the shallower flat areas. Big pelagics and schooling fish swarm these reefs in the thousands. The Most impressive concentration is on the wall at Shark Reef. On the reef, hundreds of different reef fishes can be spotted as can moray eels of a meter (3ft) and bluespotted and blackspotted stingrays.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 27m

Shab El Erg

Hurghada, Red Sea

The most northerly site for day boats out of Hurghada. A huge horseshoe shaped reef offering many dive sites on all sides. The north point can be home to Mantas in season. The lagoon is dotted with ergs and is renowned for sightings of the resident dolphin community; divers have previously spent up to 30 minutes with dolphins here.

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

Abu Dabab

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

A collection of 7 reefs. Offers sheltered diving in rough weather conditions. Popular overnight location due to close proximity to the famous Elphinstone reef with a very good chance to see Spanish dancers on the night dive. Many swim caves. Often sightings of reef sharks on the southern outer reefs.

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

Elphinstone Reef

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

The sheer walls of this great reef plunge steeply into the blue, richly decorated with soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and fans. Sharks often swim by the spot to feed on the abundant reef fish population. The northern plateau is home to schooling hammerheads with frequent sightings of oceanic white tip sharks.

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

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:

Abu Galawa Soraya

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

The northern edge of the 'Fury Shoal' group, this reef has a fantastic hard coral garden, and a wreck of a private sailing boat on the western side which is packed with glassfish.

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

Shaab Claude

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Famous for its large labyrinths of swim throughs. Huge porite corals and a resident napoleon. Often white tip reef sharks and a very nice anemone and clownfish settlement on a small pinnacle a little off the reef to the south.

  • 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:

St Johns Reef

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

This incredibly beautiful reef lies Approx. 40km North of the Sudanese border and 20km south of Zabargad . The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands that make up this extensive area.

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

Thistlegorm

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large propeller is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 31m

Abu Nuhas

Hurghada, Red Sea

Abu Nuhas is a large triangular shapped reef. Shaab Abu Nuhas means father of brass and it got the name because of all the brass that went down with the shipwrecks.

The reef is located just to the north of Shadwan Island and this area is covered with wrecks. The wrecks are located on the north side of the reef with the main ones being the Giannis D, the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K and the Kimon M.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

SS Thistlegorm

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Thistlegorm was discovered in 1956 by Jacques Cousteau and is probably the most famous wreck in the world. It sank in 1941 when it was hit by a German bomb that blew a hole in the port side, igniting tank ammunition that was in the hold. The explosion ripped the roof of the ship backwards, rather like opening a tin of sardines.
The stern section of the wreck lies almost horizontal to the sea bed; the remainder of the wreck is nearly upright. Inside the wreckage, tyres, tanks, motorbikes, Bedford trucks, waders and Wellington boots can be seen. Penetration is possible around the bridge and blast area. The large prop is still in position and the guns on the stern are in excellent condition.
Artillery litters the blast area. A bath tub can be seen towards the bow and a toilet near the stern. The sea life is impressive with possibility of seeing tuna overhead the resident turtle. Expect this to be very busy, especially once the day boats have reached it; it is likely to be chaos both on the surface and under the water.

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

Rosalie Moeller

Hurghada, Red Sea

Rosalie Moller sank in the 1940's. She was hit by a bomb. Penetration is accessible as the cracks are huge, but it is not necessary as the significant parts of the wreck are visible from the outside.
The prop and rudder are still in good condition. The deck is in good condition and very clean. The sea life is amazing, with glassfish that can be seen by the deck and reef sharks that can be spotted.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Salem Express

Hurghada, Red Sea

A Ferry carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca, sank in 1991 after hitting the reef at night. 600 victims perished in one of the greatest marine tragedies of all time. Divers are asked to dive the wreck considerately with respect for the great loss of life and penetration of the wreck is forbidden.
The propellers make an impressive sight and the covering of hard corals now colonising the wreck show the power of the ocean to make new life out of this tragedy. Fish life is now abundant and the funnels of the wreck with large "S" and the name on the bow are clearly visible. The site is reasonably sheltered and is not exposed to strong current and can be dived at all levels from 12m to 30m.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Brother Islands

Hurghada, Red Sea

The offshore islands in this area have recently been reopened for diving after a long closure by the Egyptian Government and have been designated as a Marine Park. Now suitable moorings are installed for dive boats visiting this area. The Brothers are really the tops of two undersea mountains these islands rise from the depths, the coral clad walls do offer outstanding diving with plenty of big fish action due to there remote location some 80km offshore.

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

Fury Shoals Reef System

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Fury Shoals is a group of dive sites offering a variety of coral pinnacles, lagoons, drop offs and fast drifts.

Here you will have the opportunity to see hammerhead sharks, silvertip sharks, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish, turtles, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, surgeonfish, jacks, tuna, reef fish, colourful coral and sponges.

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

Straits of Tiran

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

The Straits of Tiran offers divers a choice of 7 dive sites, the Gordon reef, the Jackson reef, the Laguna reef, Million hope wrecks, the Tomas reef, the Woodhouse reef and Zingara. All these dive sites offer divers top quality diving with some sites offering maximum depths up to 100 metres.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 100m

Shag Rock

Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea

Shag Rock is a large circular reef with two small wrecks on it. The Carina is a broken up wreckage of a 19th Century steamship that you drift past quickly. The kingston is another 18th century steamship, but is more intact than the Carina is. The reef makes quite a good dive with lots of branching coral, butterfly fish, yellow goatfish, sweet lips and sea cucumbers.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 16m

Shaab Sharm

Marsa Alam, Red Sea

Shaab Sharm is a large and kidney shaped reef with a vertical sloping wall at its south and east sides and plateaus at both ends. The plateau is said to be the top of a huge undersea volcano. There is also a cave system at more than 50 meters of depth, but this is for technical divers only. Currents can be strong so pay attention to the place where you will be picked up. The best places to dive are the southern and south-eastern sections of the reef, where the plateau is overgrown with hard and soft corals. Here divers will see shoals of barracuda, snappers and groupers. It has beautiful soft corals, forests of black coral and huge gorgonian fans. Snappers, unicorns, morays and turtles are not uncommon as well. Enjoy this fantastic dive site where a lot can still be explored.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Drift Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Giannis D

Hurghada, Red Sea

This Greek freighter hit the reef in April 1983 and over the course of two weeks slowly broke into two parts and sank. She is the most dived wreck in the area, laying in 24 metres and leaning to port with a fully intact stern section and an impressive engine room packed with glass fish.

The bow is very interesting too but is a long swim out. She is a great wreck for penetration but beware of disorientation due to the angle at which she lays. Be wary of the many lion fish and scorpion fish that call this wreck home and watch out for the strong surges in and around the wreck in rough weather.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24m

Carnatic

Hurghada, Red Sea

The Carnatic is a British P & O steamer which struck the reef in 1869 and sank the next day as the weather worsened. She was a passenger and mail ship and is sometimes known as the ‘wine’ wreck for the numerous bottles once found in the holds; sadly not many now remain to be seen. Rumour has it that she sank with forty thousand pounds sterling of gold bullion, much of which was never recovered. The wreck lays in 29m and now the whole hull is draped in multicoloured soft corals and the inner areas are full of glass fish complete with red mouthed grouper sentinel. One davit supports a beautiful table coral. The wreck is now home to large grouper, octopus and morays and jacks and tuna cruise overhead.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 29m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
7 Jun 2019
14 Jun 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £871
14 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £924
21 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
7 Nights Red Sea Sharks Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
28 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
7 Nights Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
5 Jul 2019
12 Jul 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
12 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
7 Nights Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £845
2 Aug 2019
9 Aug 2019
7 Nights Famous Five Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
9 Aug 2019
16 Aug 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
16 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
23 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £792
30 Aug 2019
6 Sep 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
6 Sep 2019
13 Sep 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £913
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £883
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1026
4 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1172
25 Oct 2019
1 Nov 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
8 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
15 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1172
22 Nov 2019
29 Nov 2019
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
29 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019
7 Nights South & St. Johns (Departs Hamata) Standard Twin Stateroom £924
6 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019
7 Nights Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £883
13 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
20 Dec 2019
27 Dec 2019
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
27 Dec 2019
3 Jan 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
3 Jan 2020
10 Jan 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
10 Jan 2020
17 Jan 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
17 Jan 2020
24 Jan 2020
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom £883
24 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
31 Jan 2020
7 Feb 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
27 Mar 2020
3 Apr 2020
7 Nights Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £965
3 Apr 2020
10 Apr 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £965
10 Apr 2020
17 Apr 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
24 Apr 2020
1 May 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
1 May 2020
8 May 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1089
8 May 2020
15 May 2020
7 Nights Red Sea Sharks Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
22 May 2020
29 May 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1089
19 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
26 Jun 2020
3 Jul 2020
7 Nights Red Sea Sharks Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
3 Jul 2020
10 Jul 2020
7 Nights Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £965
31 Jul 2020
7 Aug 2020
7 Nights Red Sea Sharks Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
7 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
14 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
21 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £883
28 Aug 2020
4 Sep 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1048
4 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £924
11 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £924
25 Sep 2020
2 Oct 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1089
2 Oct 2020
9 Oct 2020
7 Nights Daedalus & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1089
9 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
23 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
7 Nights Simply the Best Standard Twin Stateroom £1172
30 Oct 2020
6 Nov 2020
7 Nights Red Sea Sharks Standard Twin Stateroom £1130
6 Nov 2020
13 Nov 2020
7 Nights South & St.Johns Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
13 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
7 Nights Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone Standard Twin Stateroom £1089
20 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
27 Nov 2020
4 Dec 2020
7 Nights Get Wrecked!! Standard Twin Stateroom £1006
11 Dec 2020
18 Dec 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
18 Dec 2020
25 Dec 2020
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883
25 Dec 2020
1 Jan 2021
7 Nights Reefs & Wrecks Standard Twin Stateroom £883