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Emperor Fleet Liveaboards, Red Sea

Famous Five Cruise (from Hurghada)

Rosalie Moller - Abu Nuhas - Thistlegorm - Ras Mohamed - Brother Islands - Salem Express

Please note: Emperor requires that you have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks and you are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. The guides may not enter the water and remain onboard as surface support for some dives. No night dives are 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.

- Dive area with one or more sites      - Wreck(s)
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Starting from Hurghada, we sail north towards Gubal Island and on to Abu Nuhas and its four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the 'Lentil Wreck' and the 'Tile Wreck', all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life. Explore the Rosalie Moller (the sister ship of the slightly more famous Thistlegorm), which lies from 30 to 50 metres deep and is in excellent condition. Although the visibility is not always good the wreck is covered in glassfish from bow to stern and hunting them are masses of lionfish. Around the wreck are the usual pelagics such as tuna, trevallies, Emperor fish and many more.

A short ride across the Straits of Gubal and you visit the most famous wreck of the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm! An awe-inspiring World War II British vessel with a cargo full of armaments, Bedford trucks and BSA motorbikes, which were all destined for the British troops in North Africa. She was sunk by the German Luftwaffe and now lies in 30 metres of water. Depending on divers' experience, along with weather and current conditions, we try to offer a night dive here. Nearby is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the renowned 'Shark and Yolanda' reefs. Ras Mohamed National Park is the furthest Sinai destination before heading south towards the Brothers.

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore from El Quseir. 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. Big tuna, barracudas, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can sometimes be found there. 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.

The boat will then sail back to Hurghada via Safaga where you can dive at Panorama Reef or the famous wreck of Salem Express for a memorable finale!

Famous Five Cruise - Availability

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Date Boat Dep / Arr Spaces Rate Passengers
18/11/2016 - 25/11/2016 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 3 € 1,059.00 Please Email
24/02/2017 - 03/03/2017 MV Emperor Elite Hurghada Hurghada 19 € 849.00 Book
31/03/2017 - 07/04/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 25 € 869.00 Book
05/05/2017 - 12/05/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 23 € 869.00 Book
26/05/2017 - 02/06/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 25 € 869.00 Book
08/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 19 € 1,019.00 Book
22/09/2017 - 29/09/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 3 € 1,019.00 Book
20/10/2017 - 27/10/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 25 € 999.00 Book
03/11/2017 - 10/11/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 25 € 999.00 Book
10/11/2017 - 17/11/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 11 € 1,069.00 Book
24/11/2017 - 01/12/2017 MV Emperor Superior Hurghada 25 € 949.00 Book


Salem Express, Propeller - Photo by James Dawson
Panorama Reef - Photo by James Dawson
Oceanic Whitetip Shark - Photo by James Dawson
Purple Flabellina - Photo by James Dawson
Rosalie Moller - Photo by René Lipmann
Thistlegorm - Photo by René Lipmann
Wreck of the Carnatic - Photo by Patrick Verhey
Wreck of the Carnatic - Photo by Patrick Verhey