With two exciting new itineraries available from spring 2014, divers can now enjoy more of the best sites that the Red Sea has to offer with less travelling time on top-rated liveaboard, Emperor Elite; Daedalus & Elphinstone and Brothers & Elphinstone from Port Ghalib.
Mike Braun, Emperor Divers General Manager, explains, “We make a point of asking guests for feedback so we can continuously improve our service. Many asked for routes that gave more diving at these iconic sites so we’re really pleased to be able to offer them in our early 2014 schedule. More dives and less travel seemed to be the request so we've responded.”
Daedalus & Elphinstone promises some of the best pristine diving in the Red Sea with Daedalus being the most offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea and only accessible by liveaboard. This abundant virgin reef boasts steep wall dives and challenging drift dives whilst rewarding with manta rays and rarely seen elsewhere, the thresher shark. With less travelling distance, guests have more time to spend at these popular sites as well as diving around Torombi and Sha’ab Abu Dabab on the way to and from Port Ghalib.
The Brothers & Elphinstone itinerary ticks all the boxes showcasing stunning plush coral covered walls, gorgonian forests, the infamous and alluring Aida II and Numidia wrecks. Located in the open sea with shifting currents the area attracts an array of marine life including hammerheads, silvertips, silky, turtles and manta rays. Offering the same time-saving dives around Marsa Shouna and Sha’ab Abu Dabab are included.
Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with oceanic white tip sharks.
Emperor Elite is a 38 metre motor yacht custom built to a superior standard and happily takes a maximum of 24 guests in 11 twin-berth cabins and a double master suite, all with ensuite and air conditioning. She is a spacious boat with free Wi-Fi (available where there is a signal), three sundecks, dive deck with platform, Jacuzzi/hot tub, two air-conditioned salons and air-conditioned dining room where good food and free wine with dinner is served. She has all the diving and safety equipment including two large RIBs with outboards.
With the new itineraries costing from £779 for 7 nights, Emperor Elite offers good value for money for divers looking to explore some of the best sites the Red Sea has to offer but without spending too much time sailing to them!
There are direct flights to Marsa Alam.