From R 30,000.00*
Red Sea – Reef & Wrecks
Dive Connection invite you to join us on this dive trip to a truly world renowned diving paradise where we will be performing day and night diving on numerous shipwrecks and pristine reef with an impressive number of marine species.
You don’t need a minimum number of dives, but you should be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be unpredictable and strong.
A bu Nuhas - Straits of Gubal - SS Thistlegorm - Ras Mohamed - Straits of Tiran - Ulysses and others
Dive Connection invite you to join us on this dive trip to a truly world renowned diving paradise where we will be performing day and night diving on numerous shipwrecks and pristine reef with an impressive number of marine species. You don't need a minimum number of dives, but you should be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be unpredictable and strong.
If you are a Scuba Diver / Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend a having an Advanced Diver qualification to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Inexperienced and beginner 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.
If you are an Advanced Diver, you’ll be able to enjoy the full experience ranging from drift dives, wall dives, deep dives, deep wreck dives and night dives.
Please note: As a 21+ DIVES cruise, there's a good chance to enjoy 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari if you choose to. This itinerary presents the best of both worlds, where you visit famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea along with some stunning reef diving. The famous horseshoe-shaped reef of Shaab El Erg is a perfect example of the reefs on offer on this cruise with its beautiful hard coral garden and the chance to see dolphins.
Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the Chrisoula K ('tile wreck') and the Kimon M ('lentil wreck'), all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.
In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal, Gulf of Suez and those to the north of Hurghada. A variety of deep walls and hard coral gardens with an abundance of reef fish make them well worth a visit.
Night dives can be superb as Gubal Island offers protected anchoring for the night. A small wreck at 8-10 metres makes for a spectacular night dive with lionfish, scorpion fish and its resident giant moray eel as well as the wreck of the Ulysses. Next onto the Kingston lying at Shag Rock, the Carina lying close to Sha'ab Ali and the Dunraven at Beacon Rock.
Ras Mohamed lies on the southernmost tip of the Sinai and is one of the best kept National Parks in Egypt with waters full of nutrients, steep walls going down to a depth of 1000 metres attracting a large amount of big fish and earning itself a reputation as one of the top diving areas in the world. Whilst here, you may have the chance to dive at Shark Reef, a sheer wall falling into the blue, as well as the wreck of the Yolanda.
Jackson Reef, locally named the 'Aquarium', is Tiran's most popular dive with the 'Jackson Drift' being Sharms' fastest and most exhilarating drift dive past a stunning wall bursting with prolific coral growth. Occasionally, in the summer months, a school of scalloped hammerheads can be seen. Thomas Reef gives you plunging walls covered with soft coral, gorgonians and colourful fish life. The west wall is darker with overhangs and caves full of glassfish and sweepers. A night dive at Gordon Reef promises various species of coral, small nudibranchs hidden in the crevices and the soft corals and a chance to see white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, octopus and different types of eel such as moray, peppered and gold edged morays.
Finally the most famous wreck in the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm, at Shaab Ali and including a night dive on Thistle. The Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941 after being bombed by the German Luftwaffe while on a mission to deliver a cargo of ammunition and other war materials to the British troops in North Africa.
From here the boat heads back towards Hurghada.
All dive sites are subject to divers' experience and weather conditions.
Emperor Superior - Sailing from Hurghada
Measuring 37m, Emperor Superior offers:
- 1 x double cabin with air conditioning and unsuited - €70 per person for the Double cabin.
- 8 x Twin beds (beds side by side) with air conditioning and ensuite facilities
- 1 x Twin beds (beds side by side) with air conditioning and ensuite facilities - €70 per person for the Upper Deck Twin
- 2 x bunk beds with air conditioning and ensuite
- 1 x single bed with air conditioning and ensuite - €140 for the Single cabin.
All cabins have air-con and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) and two towels per guest. The spacious dining and salon areas offer air-con, media player and TV and stereo. She has limited free Wi-Fi (for internet browsing and connecting with communication applications only when in signal). Outstanding menus are offered on board, and free red wine is offered with dinner. There are two sundecks and a dive deck with platform. As with all the Emperor Fleet, all safety equipment meets International standards. She is also equipped with NITROX, offers technical diving and carries a minimum of two dive guides.
Please note: Complementary transfers are on a shared basis for all Emperor guests transferring between airports/resorts/boats. This might mean waiting at the airport for guests from other flights or collecting guests from local hotels. We do our best to limit the waiting times.