January 2013 Archives
There has been much excitement in the Emperor team as we open our latest dive centre in Hamata. Here, some of the best Red Sea diving is right on your door step, including the legendary Fury Shoals.
This part of the southern Red Sea is pristine and delivers diving days that echo those early times of ‘pioneering’ diving, far away from the crowds. The dive sites around Hamata offer big fish, bigger corals, small critters, wrecks, shallow caverns and steep drop-offs with typically stunning visibility.
The deep south of the Egyptian Red Sea is an unspoilt paradise on land and beneath the waves. Hamata has some of the best Red Sea diving right on your door step, including the legendary Fury Shoals. Emperor Divers is ideally located right on the beach of the Zabargad Resort and is a PADI Dive Resort/BSAC Travel Partner.
House reef, RIB/Zodiac and Day boat diving
Come and enjoy the fabulous house reef, RIB and day boat diving from the small marina in Hamata. This area truly is the divers' choice when you're looking for some of the most spectacular reefs the Red Sea has to offer. Our day diving boat is just three minutes away at the marina, whilst the house reef is within walking distance and a great choice for those with non-diving partners and for underwater photographers.
Emperor Divers General Manager, Mike Braun, explains, "We have been keen to open a dive centre here for some time and the opportunity arose when invited by Zabargad Resort to manage the superb house reef and daily diving. This part of the southern Red Sea is pristine and delivers diving days that echo those early times of ‘pioneering’ diving, far away from the crowds. The dive sites around Hamata offer big fish, bigger corals, small critters, wrecks, shallow caverns and steep drop-offs with typically stunning visibility."
Dive sites galore!
Daily diving from Hamata offers much more flexibility and variety, which means guests can often have stunning sites like Sha’ab Hamham Said, Gota Bohar and Gota Sataya Soraya all to themselves, whilst, of course, being able to visit the famous liveaboard sites Sha’ab Claudio, Sha’ab Maksour and Malahi . There are also a few wrecks in the area such as the sailing yacht on Abu Galawa Sorayer and Tien Hsing on Abu Galawa Kebir.
New liveaboard location cuts sailing time
By mid-2013, Emperor will introduce week-long liveaboards and mini safari trips saving travelling time to St Johns, Zabargad and Rocky and allowing a full week’s diving in this divers’ paradise.
Direct flights to Marsa Alam
With direct flights to Marsa Alam, it's only a 2.5 hour transfer to Hamata.
Find out more on Hamata, the diving, the trips and the team here...