The Brother Islands, Daedalus Reef, and Elphinstone are some of the top diving sites in the southern Red Sea, known for their stunning underwater scenery, including colorful soft corals, gorgonian forests, and wrecks like Aida II and Numidia. The strong currents nourish the offshore reefs, providing a habitat for a diverse range of marine life such as tuna, barracudas, jacks, groupers, Napoleon fish, snappers, and reef sharks, with occasional sightings of hammerheads, silky and oceanic white tips, dolphins, mantas, and the rare thresher.
The Brother Islands are an exceptional destination for adventurous divers, offering a unique opportunity to spot the rare thresher shark. For a guaranteed sighting, the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother are excellent locations to spot the grey reef shark. Wreck diving enthusiasts will find their fix at Big Brother, where the Aida II and the Numidia wrecks rest on the island’s walls, now adorned with a rich growth of soft and hard corals, providing an excellent habitat for marine life such as the majestic Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.
Daedalus Reef, part of the Marine Park, is a truly breathtaking dive site. The furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea, it boasts a lighthouse and offers stunning diving opportunities with its deep walls and drop-offs. The reef is dominated by pristine hard coral formations, and divers have a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks, adding an extra level of excitement to the dive.
Elphinstone Reef, approximately 30km from Port Ghalib, is 300 metres in length and features sheer walls adorned with colorful soft corals and elegant gorgonians, descending to around 40 metres. Other areas of the reef feature near-vertical cliffs, overhangs, small caves, and drop-offs of up to 100 metres. Elphinstone is also known to experience strong currents, which attract a diverse range of species, such as barracuda, angel fish, groupers, Napoleons, morays, reef sharks, and great shoals of dogtooth tuna and jacks. Occasionally, lucky divers may spot dolphins, turtles, oceanic white tip, and hammerhead sharks, making for an unforgettable experience for any serious diver seeking the best that the underwater world has to offer.
Emperor Elite, the flagship vessel of the Emperor Fleet, is a Red Sea liveaboard that leaves no stone unturned in providing an unforgettable diving experience. This 38-meter vessel has been designed by divers for divers, with every detail carefully considered to ensure guests have everything they need at their fingertips.
Emperor Elite caters to a maximum of 26 guests and provides a range of cabins that cater to all preferences. There are 8 standard twin-berth cabins on the lower deck, 3 premium twin cabins located on different decks, a double Junior Suite on the lower deck, and a new, luxurious Executive Suite on the upper deck. All cabins come with en-suite bathrooms, independent air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and three towels and a bathrobe per guest. Guests can also enjoy free wine with their evening meals, as part of the holiday package.
The dive deck on Emperor Elite is spacious and well-organized, ensuring a smooth experience for divers as they gear up for their dives. Two powerful ribs are available to swiftly transport guests to their dive sites, and a range of gas mixtures can be pumped quickly. Nitrox is also available on board, free of charge. Indoors, guests can unwind in comfortable sofas and a dedicated dining area. The upper deck features a saloon and a small seating area, while the covered fly deck and sun loungers are located on the top deck. For guests who need to stay connected, free wifi is available across all decks.
Emperor Elite offers a perfect balance of luxury and adventure, ensuring an unforgettable Red Sea diving experience without sacrificing comfort.
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The package includes 7 nights full board accommodation on vessel, internal transfers, all diving, single 12lt cylinder, lead weights, tea, coffee and water. Nitrox is also included
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Egypt’s Red Sea is a thrilling dive destination, famous for its vibrant coral reefs, impressive shipwrecks, and a wide range of stunning marine life, including sharks. With around 49 different shark species inhabiting the surrounding waters, you’re likely to encounter several of these fascinating creatures during your visit. Here are some of the most commonly spotted shark species in the Red Sea:
Reef Sharks Grey reef sharks, blacktip reef sharks, and whitetip reef sharks are the most commonly sighted species in the Red Sea.
Hammerhead Sharks The Red Sea is home to the striking scalloped hammerhead sharks. You can spot them during early morning dives, emerging from the depths to visit cleaning stations or gathering at current-swept drop-offs.
Oceanic Whitetip Sharks One of the most dynamic animals you’ll encounter diving in the Red Sea, the striking pelagic oceanic whitetip shark is a fascinating sight. With proper guidance from your dive guide, you can experience a safe and responsible up-close encounter with this incredible predator.
Tiger Sharks While tiger sharks are among the rarest and most elusive species in the Red Sea, they do patrol the open ocean and may be seen if luck is on your side.
Whale Sharks Certain spots in Egypt’s northern and southern Red Sea become hotspots for whale sharks for a few months every year. These massive filter feeders can be spotted cruising in the shallows, feasting on their favorite meal – plankton.
Leopard Sharks Also known as zebra sharks, these spotted bottom-dwellers are most often encountered resting on the reef or sand.
Thresher Sharks A highlight of any dive trip, thresher sharks are among the Red Sea’s most shy and elusive species. Luckily, several famous dive sites offer regular sightings.