Friday 21st – Friday 28th August 2020
Southern Red Sea
Sizzling sunshine and awesome diving with Ocean View
Cost: £1775 per person all inclusive
Enjoy Seven nights, full-board basis on Emperor Elite.
This fantastic itinerary takes in the stunning areas of the Southern Red Sea, including St. Johns, Fury Shoals, and…. if conditions allow we may be able to sail to the southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad.
With approximately 21 dives over the week. 12lt tank and weights are included in your package. All trips are fully guided with expert guides. Flights from Gatwick and transfers are included. Visas are also INCLUDED within this price (unlike previous years) as is the use of a day room at a hotel after the trip (1 room per three people) and Nitrox is free to those who are certified.
So come on… who’s up for some awesome diving and lots of fun?!?
If you would like to make a booking we will require a £750 (non-returnable) deposit per person to secure your space and full balance due 13 weeks prior to departure.
This trip will fill up quickly as we have had a number of requests from most people that were on this year’s two Liveaboards.
(Please note a space is NOT secured until we receive your deposit, requests to pencil you in do not class as a booking)
(always weather dependant)
St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. The reef covers a huge area and many dives would be needed to explore the numerous coral heads and islands. 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 often be seen in the blue.
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.
At Fury Shoals, dive Sha’ab 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 populated with glass fish.
PLEASE NOTE:You don’t need a minimum number of dives, but you should be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be unpredictable and strong. If you are an Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points.
Emperor Elite is custom-designed and built to a superior standard. Elite is a 38 metre boat accommodating a maximum of 26 guests. All cabins are ensuite, boast independent air conditioning, three towels and a dive poncho per guest. She is a spacious boat with limited free WiFi (signal permitting), three sundecks, dive deck with platform, a stylish air-conditioned salon and air-conditioned dining room where great food is served. She has all diving and safety equipment including two large RIBs with outboards, is also equipped with NITROX and can handle sidemount, rebreather & tech diving on request
The trip cost includes: Return flights London Gatwick, internal transfers, visa, 7 nights full board accommodation on the vessel (with water, tea, coffee, soft drinks), all diving on 12ltr cylinder with air fills and weights, free nitro if you are an Enriched Air certified diver. Please note alcoholics drinks are not included in the inclusive deal.