Liveaboard Safari: SIMPLY THE BEST Marsa Alam, Egypt
Liveaboard Dive Safari: Simply the Best
From: Marsa Ghalib Port, Mars Alam, Red Sea
Diving Areas: Elphinstone - Brothers - Deadalus Reef
Live and Dive aboard the M/Y Emperor Elite
Length of Safari : 7 Days
Twin Berth Cabin starts at EUR 1125 / USD 1599
Suite starts at EUR 1250 / USD 1799
Welcome to a holiday on the waves! Liveaboard diving is perfect for experiencing some of the best dive sites in the Red Sea from luxury surroundings with a top notch team of dive guides.
Book your Emperor Fleet safari and you do so safe in the knowledge that the team of guides, crew and chefs are trained to a high standard and offer first class customer service.
One of the best things about liveaboard diving is that the M/Y Perror Elite can visit dive sites that might be busy at peak times of the day, but the dive ship get them more-or-less to ourselves when the crowds have headed back to land.
You don't have to be a seasoned diver to enjoy a liveaboard - whatever your level, we'll have something to suit you.
Fascinating dive briefings, fabulous meals and an impressive choice of routes, including Ras Mohamed, Thistlegorm, Elphinstone, Brothers, Fury and Daedalus.
Dive the Best Top 3 sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.
The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls being covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother.
For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.
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.
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The dining room:
The Upstairs Salon:
- Nitrox Course free of charge with PADI materials & certification fee payable onboard at EUR 99 / USD 140
Specialty Courses available on request subject to availability
- 7 nights (last night eihter onboard or in hotel)
- 6 days of diving, 3-4 dives per day (last day 2 dives)
- Full board, soft drinks and snacks
- Glas of wine with dinner
- Nitrox fills (no extra charge)
- Guide, tanks and weights
- Marine Park and other fees included
- 15 Liter tank available for rent
- Transfers from the airport or hotel to the port (on day of embarkation/disembarkation)
The cruise embarks/disembarks in Marsa Ghalib Port, Mars Alam
• 1 suite cabin (2 pax sharing 1 bed)
• 11 twin berth cabins with beds side by side (22 pax)
Single Occupancy Cabins:
If a guest requests a cabin alone the following supplements will be applicable:
• Twin Berth Cabin: Charged at normal Cabin Share Rate + 50%
• Suite: Charged at normal Suite Share Rate + 75%
Liveaboard does not include:
- Flight and visa
- Diving equipment
- Tip for the crew
- Extra Tanks
50 logged dives required by Egyptian Law. No night dives allowed in the Marine Parks. Long overnight sailings are required and due to distances travelled the number of dives is limited compared to other routes. These are challenging dives, with strong currents, so not for inexperienced divers. Adverse weather can affect this route.
M/Y Emperor Elite - Technical Details
Type: Wooden hull - Year built: 2006
Length: 38m - Beam: 8m - Draft: 2.3m
Engines: 2 x 764 HP Caterpillar - Generators: 3 x 84 kW Caterpillar
Navigation and Communication system: GPS/Chart plotter/DSC/Echo sounder/Radar/VHF radio/satellite phone
Fresh water capacity: 2 x Aquaset desalination system 11000 litres/day
Air compressors: 4 x 260lt/min Coltri sub plus 2 Nitrox Compressor (750 litres/min)
Nitrox diving: up to 40% plus partial pressure system and filling equipment for Tech purposes
Technical diving: On request
Dive deck: Spacious dive deck equipped with 12 litre Aluminum tanks as standard and 15 litre Steel tanks on request. 6.5m x 8m platform
Dive equipment rental: Full range (25 Euro per day for full equipment)
Medical Oxygen and comprehensive First Aid available: Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit
Power sockets for battery chargers and flash: Yes
Camera rinsing tank and camera preparation area: Yes
1 x Master suite with air conditioning and ensuite facilities
11 x Twin beds (beds side by side) with air conditioning and ensuite facilities
22" flat screen TV, hairdryers, mini bar, interchangeable DVD viewing available in each cabin
Salon: 2 x Air conditioned - Separate dining room: Air conditioned
Sundecks: 2 x sundeck, 1 x shaded sundeck
Towels: 2 towels per guest
Special diets catered for on request
Life jackets & life rafts
2 x Zodiacs
Fire Alarm System
10 Crew members
2 Dive guides
© EMPEROR DIVERS
Since the opening of its international airport in 2001, Marsa Alam has become a great Red Sea destination for diving enthusiasts. Nestled between sea and desert, the town offers all kinds of accommodations, ranging from upscale comfort establishments with complete Western amenities to Bedouin-inspired eco-lodges. Dive sites accessible from Marsa Alam number among the most attractive in the Red Sea for experienced divers. Healthy coral reefs and the wide range of underwater wildlife such as dugongs and dolphins are the principal draw factors of Marsa Alam. For less experienced divers, in-shore coral reefs are the ideal location for hours of marine wildlife watching.
The new Port Ghalib Marina at Marsa Alam added to the location a very exclusive standing, with its luxurious hotels, resorts and berthing space for about 1000 yachts. The newly built marina offers some of the best relaxation and entertainment options on the Red Sea coast, including gourmet restaurants and tantalizing Spas.
Additionally the resort houses the International Convention Center, the only multipurpose state-of-the-art centre of its size on the Red Sea. The centre offers a meeting space of 1,950 sq. m. that is capable of hosting all events from full scale conventions of 2,000 delegates to informal small size meetings.
Marsa Alam is also a world-renowned kite surfing destination, and an ideal starting point for safaris and wilderness exploration. In ancient times, the surrounding mountains were mined for gold and emeralds - today you can visit some of these ancient mines. It is located 274 km south of Hurghada city. The pleasant climate makes it a great vacation spot, winter temperatures have been known to reach 88°F / 31°C and in summer they lie between 20 and 35°C / 68 an 95°F.
The nearby National Parks of Gebel Elba and Wadi al Gimal are home to a stunning variety of birds and desert animals. Marsal Alam is also known as a therapeutic destination. So whether it is the beach, the desert, the reefs or a combination of sightseeing and activities you’re interested in, you’ll love Marsa Alam.
Picture (C) by Luc Hommens
Diving in the Red Sea, Egypt, at one of our diving centres in Marsa Alam or in Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai.
The Red Sea is only a four hour flight away from Europe. World-class diving awaits you in Marsa Alam or in Sharm el Sheikh. Swimming and snorkelling are a must as well while you are in Egypt. The Sinai Reefs like the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohamed, Ras Umm Sid or the reefs of Marsa Alam like Abu Dabbab, Elphinstone and Dolphin House are amongst the world's best dive sites. Everything is available here – sightings of big fish (all kinds of sharks, mantas, dolphins and many more), great reef formations and an enormous diversity of corals.
Enjoy the best time of the year at one of our diving centres. Diving courses, sport diving, technical diving (Tec Diving), rebreather, TDI, Nitrox (for free)… everything is possible here while shore diving on the house reef or while boat diving.
Sinai: Our diving centre is located at the Helnan Marina Hotel (Naama Bay) in the heart of Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea, Egypt.
Marsa Alam: Our divers' hotel The Oasis which is located at the spacious beach North of Marsa Alam is small, comfortable and charming and perfect for divers and guests looking for peace and quiet. The resort captivates by its unique architectural style, its informal atmosphere and absolute peace.
Experience the splendour of the Red Sea! Let one of our diving centres introduce you to the diversity of the underwater world. The magnificent marine life of the Red Sea provides unforgettable diving experiences.
Sport activities in the city of Sharm el Sheikh in Sinai or in Marsa Alam on the East coast are extensive: a water sports paradise perfect for jet skiing, water skiing, sailing, surfing or diving.
Pictures: (C) by Irena Tyfova