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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...
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With our sister company, Oceans Red Sea, we offer a range of options for non-divers, including children, with all-inclusive boat excursions in popular Red Sea resorts.
Choose from full or part day trips with family and friends. Snorkel, swim or simply relax on a comfortable boat with a welcoming, professional crew.
Our trips leave at reasonable times so there's no rush in the morning! Our guides are amongst the best in the Red Sea, taking you to amazing sites and sharing useful tips on snorkelling and marine life facts.
The Oceans Dolphin Spotting excursion in El Gouna or snorkeling alongside a turtle in Marsa Alam are both 'must do' experiences.
Fancy the chance to breathe for longer underwater? Then try the Mini B Experience - safe, lightweight and so much fun.
With the improvement in roads and a reduction in transfer times we now offer return transfers from both airports with our Meet and Greet service.
For example, online prices start from only £40/48 euro pp for two travelling together from Hurghada. Singles and triples can also be booked online at the Resort Packages section. For small groups - please email for a quote.
Book your next diving holiday today and give yourself something to look forward to.
We know there are lots of boat trips for non divers available but believe our expertise and love of everything Red Sea sets our trips apart. Our aim is to make these fun but also educational; what's more, the same great guides you dive with help non-divers master the art of snorkelling as well as teaching them about the amazing marine life.
Maybe you have family and friends who are thinking of taking a holiday in the Red Sea and, if so, we hope you might recommend Oceans Red Sea. Do tell them that, if they book their place using the website, they get a 10% discount.
All they have to do is visit www.oceansredsea.com to book a trip that many of our past guests say was the "highlight of their holiday".
Thanks for passing this information on. We feel sure your family and friends will enjoy a quality boat excursion whilst on their Red Sea holiday .
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Here's what Abi Cleaver had to say about her recent Oceans trip...
"First experience snorkelling/scuba diving made extremely enjoyable and relaxing. I felt very safe and the day overall was really good. I would use this centre to learn the full techniques of diving."
EgyptAir has announced that they have increased their luggage allowance on all international flights for economy passengers to two pieces of baggage x 23kg each.
This is great news for divers as often airlines charge more for extra pieces.
By Mat Cotton, Manager, Emperor El Gouna
Regular guests of Emperor Divers have more than likely encountered one or more of these fantastic creatures, riding the bow wave of your dive boat, or the really lucky have had the opportunity to spend some time in the water alongside them diving or snorkelling.
Dolphins are a common sight in all areas of the Red Sea, from Taba down to Sudan, but how much do you really know about these intelligent animals?
easyJet Holidays have a 20% sale starting on their website today! Look for the holidays marked with the best seller logo.
Add to that our voucher code offer worth £40 off any easyJet Holiday and you could be making some serious savings.
Just book a holiday that's worth over £600 before 9 May, 2011 by clicking here, http://bit.ly/eOkgzU and, when asked, use the code 40OFFWED.
The discount applies on holidays marked with the best seller logo in the following destinations, Egypt, Algarve, Majorca, Costa Brava, Canaries, Ibiza, Crete, Turkey and Malta.
The saving is valid on travel dates between 1 June and 30 September 2011 excluding school holidays. Prices shown already include the 20% saving.
The sun is shining (currently a lovely 24 degrees), our boats are out, diving visibility is good and everything is business as usual.
All resort airports are fully open with both charter and scheduled flights landing and departing as normal.