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Surrounded by vast deserts, the Red Sea expands 1300 miles from the north, the Gulf of Aqaba, to Bab el Mandeb in the south. Coral reefs are the main reason for diving the Red Sea and the best way to do it is off a live-aboard. The Northern routes start from Sharm El Sheik and the Southern routes from Hurghada. One of the most well known sites along the Southern route is The Brothers, or El Akhawein, two small islands in the middle of the Red Sea. Big Brother and Little Brother are a 5 minute boat ride apart. The larger Brother is home to a lighthouse manned by the military. Often surrounded by wild currents, the scenery makes for some wonderful dives. Add to this the high likelihood of seeing sharks and you’re guaranteed fantastic experiences.
Red Sea Aggressor – The luxurious 120 ft. yacht is the newest addition to Aggressor and Dancer Fleet’s worldwide diving liveaboards. Comforts include a flat screen TV and DVD in each air-conditioned stateroom, a large sun deck with shading, Jacuzzi and chaise lounges and a complete photo/video center. From its home in Port Ghalib, choose between the Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone Reef itinerary or the Southern route that travels to Ras Banas and the lush walls and reefs at Fury Shoal, Sha’ab Mansour, Sha’ab Claude and Sataya. JOIN OUR GROUP TRIP IN 2016!
Ghazala I - after a total rebuild in 2004, she cruises the Northern Red Sea operating out of Sharm el Sheikh. World famous dive sites like Ras Mohammed, the Straits of Tiran and the World-War-II wreck Thistlegorm are just some of the dive sites on her itinerary. All staterooms have private facilities, Nitrox is available.
VIP One – a luxury motor yacht especially designed and built as a live-aboard diving vessel. The boat is fully air-conditioned with spacious saloon, dining room, bar, large sun deck and barbecue area. She can accommodate 14 passengers in 7 spacious cabins with private facilities. VIP One operates out of Sharm el Sheikh and cruises the Northern Red Sea. Her itinerary includes the dive sites in the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohammed, Thistlegorm, Sha´ab Ali and the wrecks of Sha´ab Abu Nuhas (weather depending). On board you will find full nitrox facilities so you can benefit from extended bottom times on some of the Worlds best wreck dives.
Royal Evolution – has accommodations for up to 24 passengers in double and twin share cabins, all with ensuite facilities. All accommodations are air-conditioned and tastefully appointed with your comfort in mind. Itineraries start at 6 nights and go up to 13, explore the Northern Red Sea, The Wrecks, Southern Red Sea (The Brothers) and Sudan.
Emperor Divers offers a range of liveaboards for one or two week itineraries to both the Northern and Southern Red Sea, covering an impressive choice of routes including Ras Mohammed, Thistlegorm and Rosalie Moeller, Elphinstone, Brothers, Fury and Daedalus.
Land based diving can be arranged out of Sharm el Sheikh. Most of the hotels and diving centers are located in Naama Bay, about five miles from the city of Sharm. Numerous bars, restaurants, shops and the attractive Mediterranean promenade have made Naama Bay a busy holiday resort. In the center of Naama Bay, Arabic bazaars, shops and coffee houses invite the visitor for a stroll and shopping for handicrafts.
Though diving is still one of the main attractions, other water sports, excursions and activities are available. A camel ride at sunset in the desert, visits to Mount Moses or excursions to the ancient city of Petra in neighboring Jordan are just some of the activities we recommend.
Hurghada Arab, “home of the mermaid,” is situated at the entrance of the Gulf of Suez and from here you can observe the huge ocean giants as they slowly cruise towards the Suez Canal. To the west are high mountains of the eastern desert, to the north and south stretch hundreds of miles of the never ending beaches of the Egyptian Red Sea coast.
Dahab, situated on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula, means gold in English and is a perfect name because of its shimmering gold colored sandy coast. Over the past few years Dahab has developed into a diving and holiday paradise.