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Red Sea Safaris - Guidelines for diving experience

Please note: You are expected to be able to dive to a standard as per the certification and experience requirements outlined for each itinerary and as such be able to complete the dive with your buddy or by following the dive guide. The guides may decide upon seeing each diver's ability not to enter the water for every dive and will remain onboard providing surface support only.

The 4 Offshore Marine Park Islands - Brothers, Zabargad, Daedalus & Rocky:

Emperor requires that you have a minimum of 30 logged dives.

The Wreck of the Thistlegorm:

Emperor requires that you have a minimum of 20 logged dives.

All other Marine Parks and Red Sea Safari areas:

Individual bookings: Northern and Southern safari routes can contain advanced dives. Please check each itinerary for the advice on experience and qualifications.

It is also possible to complete the Advanced Open Water Course whilst on safari.

Group bookings: Northern and Southern safari routes: Group leaders/instructors are welcome to bring student/novice divers aboard as long as the leaders/instructors are aware that this will limit the diving to the group's level and the dives will be on less challenging dive sites. It would, therefore, not be advisable to have a mixed group of experienced divers and newly certified divers as this could lead to restrictions and dissatisfaction. The group's own instructors may conduct any course they wish on board during the safari and our instructors / diveguides will support you in anyway possible from recommending suitable dive sites to assisting with your students.

Important Safety Note: All divers are required by Emperor Fleet to use a dive computer and SMB each for every dive and a torch each for night dives throughout their safari experience for safety reasons. These items are not included in the full equipment package deal and must be ordered individually in advance.
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Skills Review

If you have not dived for some time, Emperor Divers & Fleet requires that you adhere to the recommendations made by your training agency and complete a Skills Review before diving. Most agencies recommend this if you have not dived for 6 months or more. To avoid problems on arrival, where possible a Skills Review should be pre-booked in advance and will then take place on the first day of the trip while others are completing their check dive.
Alternatively a Skills Review can be completed prior to arrival in resort and signed by an instructor in your logbook. Emperor Divers reserves the right to provide and charge for a Skills Review with an instructor if they have any doubts about diver safety.

We are happy to advice and help you with any questions regarding experience levels, suitability of dive sites and courses available on our safari boats.