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Emperor Fleet Liveaboards, Red Sea

Fury & St. Johns (from Hamata Port)

Fury Shoals, Rocky, Zabargad & St Johns Reef Systems

Please note: This is a MAX itinerary and depending on sea conditions we aim to offer up to 28 dives in the summer and most trips do 25/26 but in the winter, realistically only 24 are possible. This requires getting up early each day. The boat will not move to a different site for each dive. At least 3 dives per day will be guided with other dives taken with a buddy. There are no night dives allowed at Rocky or Zabargad. You must observe the 24 hours dive/fly rule. We can't control the weather but we do our best to max the dives!
We recommend that you hold a minimum of 30 logged dives to get the best from this trip and you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

- Dive area with one or more sites      - Wreck(s)
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Sailing to the southernmost reefs, this cruise departs from Hamata Port.

At Fury Shoals, dive Shaab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White Tip Reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South. Abu Galawa Soraya has a fantastic coral garden and a wreck of a private sailing boat packed with glass fish.

Sha'ab Maksur is a large and varied reef that is often compared to the Red Sea classic Elphinstone with steep drop offs and strong currents make it a dive where some diver experience is beneficial. North and South plateaus start at around 20 meters and extend to around 40 meters, although the plateau has some pinnacles on that can be enjoyed on the ascent and safety stop. On the plateaus and drifting down the east wall, you can encounter some species that make a proud entry in your log book, hammerheads, reef sharks, mantas and whale sharks have all visited Maksour!

Sha'ab Sataya is situated at the very south of Fury Shoals, this huge natural lagoon is formed by a massive reef (sha'ab) rising from the depths. The fame of Sataya is rising, with steep drop offs along with pelagic sightings and protected pinnacles smothered in soft and hard corals. But the real stars can be the huge pods of spinner dolphins that frequent here, meaning Sataya has become the 'Dolphin House' of Hamata.

Zabargad Island lies along the western margin of the Red Sea rift with walls abundant with soft coral and spectacular coral pinnacles. A 75m long, intact wreck known as the "Russian Wreck" and believed to be The Khanka, lies 24m in the western bay on the eastern side of the island provides an alternative to reef diving.

Rocky Island, just 4 NM south of Zabargad, has a fringing reef, sheer walls covered with beautiful soft corals, gorgonias, fans, sponges and black coral trees and vast drop offs in to the deep circle the island. Constant currents flow all year long attracting visitors such as; hammerheads, grey reef and white tip reef sharks, remember to look out in to the blue for manta rays, turtles and dolphins.

St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst Grey Reef, Silvertip and schools of Hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, Grey Reef and Silvertip sharks can be seen in the blue.

Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.

Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.

Trips from Hamata for Fury Shoals operate as follows:

Due to Hamata Port being so close to Fury Shoals, we can offer departures on two consecutive days a week without compromising your diving time. Please see the schedule for the 1st and 2nd day.

Guests arriving Day 1 (Tue or Wed):
Check-in from 1800 hrs. Overnight in port. Next day diving at Fury Shoals all day with a late afternoon dive. Return to port to collect guests arriving on Day 2. Overnight in port, depart next morning at 09:30 hrs. 5 more days diving. Day 8 ( Tue or Wed ) transfer direct to the airport or to our dive centre at the Marina Lodge Hotel (Port Ghalib) to pack before leaving for the airport. Total number of diving days: 6.

Guests arriving Day 2 (Wed or Thu):
Check-in from 1800 hrs. Overnight in port. Sail next morning at 09.30hrs. After 5 days' diving return to port so guests who arrived on Day 1 can disembark. Stay on board for more diving until 13:30 hrs, making sure to allow 24 hours before flying. Return to port and transfer to the Marina Lodge Hotel (Port Ghalib) for an overnight stay on half board. Next day transfer to the airport on for your flight. Total number of diving days: 6.

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Yacht wreck at Abu Galawa Soraya
Yacht wreck at Abu Galawa Soraya
St Johns Caves
Fury Shoals