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Emperor Fleet Liveaboards, Red Sea

Simply the Best (from Hurghada or Marsa Ghalib)

Elphinstone - Brothers - Deadalus Reef

Emperor recommend that you have 30 logged dives to join this trip. Most dives will involve going to depth and drift diving in unpredictable and occasionally strong currents, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers. If you are an Open Water Diver, many dives on this itinerary are below 18m therefore we recommend taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course or Deep Diver training on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. No night dives are allowed in the Marine Parks.

Please note: Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each dive site. Your Cruise Director and Captain will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

- Dive area with one or more sites      - Wreck(s)
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Dive the Best Top 3 sites in this area: Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone.

The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore. 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. Large tuna, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silvertips, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can be found here. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother.

"Simply the Best" on Emperor Elite
"Simply the Best" on Emperor Elite
Video by Lars W Møller, Norway

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.

Daedalus Reef, also part of the Marine Park, is a large, oval reef with a lighthouse and is the furthest offshore reef in the Egyptian Red Sea. Its deep walls and drop-offs offer some of the most spectacular diving to be found. Daedalus has mountainous, pristine, hard coral formations. There is also a strong chance of spotting schooling hammerheads and grey reef sharks.

Elphinstone, with its sheer walls covered in soft corals, offers a likely encounter with oceanic white tip sharks.

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Date Boat Dep / Arr Spaces Rate Passengers
04/10/2019 - 11/10/2019 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 1 € 1,419.00 Please Email
15/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 1 € 1,419.00 Please Email
01/05/2020 - 08/05/2020 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 17 € 1,319.00 Book
02/05/2020 - 09/05/2020 MV Emperor Echo Marsa Ghalib Port 15 € 1,199.00 Book
23/05/2020 - 30/05/2020 MV Emperor Echo Marsa Ghalib Port 23 € 1,199.00 Book
28/05/2020 - 04/06/2020 MV Emperor Asmaa Marsa Ghalib Port 20 € 1,099.00 Book
01/08/2020 - 08/08/2020 MV Emperor Echo Marsa Ghalib Port 3 € 1,149.00 Please Email
07/08/2020 - 14/08/2020 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 24 € 1,269.00 Book
13/08/2020 - 20/08/2020 MV Emperor Asmaa Marsa Ghalib Port 20 € 1,099.00 Book
15/08/2020 - 22/08/2020 MV Emperor Echo Marsa Ghalib Port 22 € 1,149.00 Book
27/08/2020 - 03/09/2020 MV Emperor Asmaa Marsa Ghalib Port 10 € 1,099.00 Book
28/08/2020 - 04/09/2020 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 22 € 1,269.00 Book
19/09/2020 - 26/09/2020 MV Emperor Echo Marsa Ghalib Port 25 € 1,199.00 Book
25/09/2020 - 02/10/2020 MV Emperor Elite Marsa Ghalib Port 4 € 1,319.00 Please Email


Gorgonian Fan on Little Brother
Longimanus / Oceanic Whitetip at Elphinstone
Bannerfish on Little Brother
Daedalus - Photo by Felipe Barrio
Soft Corals on Big Brother
Hammerhead on Deadelus
Soft Corals on Elphinstone
Thresher Shark on Little Brother