On the way to Fury shoals, dive Sha’ab 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. 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
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.
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.
On the last day as we head back to port, we will try to take in a dive or two on the world famous Elphinstone Reef if weather and diver experience permits us, or we will finish in the Abu Dabab area perhaps with another dive or two closer to Port Ghalib to relax and unwind before your final night in port.
Emperor Elite heads the Emperor Fleet. From the moment you step onto Emperor Elite you realise that this is an outstanding Red Sea liveaboard designed by divers for divers. Everything is just where you would want it to be.
Emperor Elite is a 38 metre boat accommodating a maximum of 26 guests in 8 standard twin-berth cabins (lower deck), 3 premium twin cabins (choice of decks), a double Junior Suite (lower deck) and a new premium, upper deck Executive Suite, all with ensuite, independent air conditioning, flat screen TV, three towels and a bathrobe per guest. As part of your holiday package enjoy free wine with your evening meal.
The dive deck itself is wide and well spaced for everyone to enjoy kitting up with ease. There are two powerful ribs to zip you to your drop points and all manner of gas combos can be pumped quickly. Nitrox is free of charge on board. Move inside and you will find comfy sofas and a separate dining area. The upper deck boasts the saloon and a small seating area. Head upstairs to the covered fly deck and the sun loungers are waiting for you. And when in phone range, there is free wifi across all decks.
There is no slumming it on Emperor Elite! Combine your love of the diving in the Red Sea with supreme sailing comfort.