Leaving from Hurghada, we aim to dive all the wrecks in the area including:
El Mina, an Egyptian mine sweeper lying just outside Hurghada’s harbour; the Carnatic, the Chrisoula K (’tile wreck’), the Kimon M(‘lentil wreck’) and Giannis D at Abu Nuhas; at Gubal islands we dive the Barge, the Ulysses (sunk in 1887) and the Rosalie Moeller; next onto the Kingston (or Sarah H, sunk in 1881) lying at Shag Rock; and, of course, the Dunraven (sunk 1876) at Beacon Rock situated in the Ras Mohammed National Park, then finally the most famous wreck in the Red Sea, the Thistlegorm, which lies at Shaab Ali.
These wrecks are spectacular and make fantastic material for the underwater photographer, being smothered in corals, especially the Carnatic, which sank in 1869. The famous SS Thistlegorm and the Rosalie Moller are World War II wrecks and one of the highlights of this cruise. The SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941 after being bombed by the German Luftwaffe while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and other war materials to the British troops in North Africa. The Rosalie Moeller, carrying a cargo of coal, suffered the same fate just two days later.
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.
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.