2DiVE4 Scuba School

Red Sea Liveaboard – Emperor Superior

£1,495   Including flights, transfers & full liveaboard accommodation

21st – 28th June 2024 – This trip is now FULL

Fri 21Jun             Gatwick to Hurghada     1425/2100 TUI

                             7 nights aboard Emperor Superior

Fri 28Jun             Hurghada to Gatwick     2200/0235 TUI*

*next day arrival

This will cost from £1895 per person £1,495 per person and includes:-

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Hurghada with TUI including 20kgs baggage – extra 5kgs with dive certification card
  • 7 nights onboard Emperor Superior in twin Lower Deck cabin with full board & soft drinks
  • 6 days diving with guide, 12 litre tanks, free Nitrox, and weights
  • Environmental tax, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Airport transfers
  • ATOL and full financial protection

Not included: Visa $25 locally, diving equipment, beach use on last day, tanks other than 12 litres and alcohol.

Upgrade to an Upper Deck Twin Cabin for an additional £179 per person

 

 

Itinerary (subject to change)

Sha’ab El Erg – Ras Mohamed – Straits of Tiran – Dunraven – SS Thistlegorm – Straits of Gubal

This itinerary allows up to 4 dives per day for qualified divers whilst non-divers have the chance to experience an ‘introductory dive’. Our experienced guides will select the best spots to dive, snorkel and swim in each location and to suit local conditions, marine life opportunities and your skill.

Highlights may include (subject to weather conditions):

Day 1: Arrive on board from 6pm onwards. We stay in port overnight and depart early the next morning.

Day 2: Sail across to Sha’ab El Erg known for its corals, pinnacles, and a lagoon home to a large number of bottlenose dolphins, famous for their appearance on Blue Planet! This location is the best chance for divers and snorkellers to see them in the wild. We later cross to the Alternatives and moor at Stingray Station, so named due to the many blue spotted stingrays that gather here. Thanks to the shelter that the reef provides and the shallowness of the surrounding water this is a very popular spot for snorkellers. An ‘introductory dive’ can be done here too.

Day 3: We will arrive at Ras Mohamed in the morning and visit the schooling fish event at Shark & Yolanda. This really must be seen to be believed with huge schools of snapper, batfish, trevally, parrotfish and barracuda amongst others – incredible! We stop at Marsa Bereika for another chance for introductory dives to complete the morning. In the afternoon, we will either make some local sites or head to the Straits of Tiran for our first taste of open deck diving. In the afternoon, you’ll have the choice to swim or dive when you want, either with the guided group or with a buddy. See for yourself why the Red Sea is so named and take in the breath-taking backdrop of the Sinai mountains during sunset.

Day 4: We start the day as we finished the last with open deck diving/snorkelling at Tiran. Tiran is amazing whether explored below or above the surface. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll be mesmerised by the variety of life here; turtles cruising by walls covered in healthy and colourful hard and soft corals, schools of reef fish as far as the eye can see in crystal clear blue water. Topside and around sunset, look out for dolphins too. Later we go to some amazing local sites for more dives and swimming.

Day 5: Early morning dive or snorkel at the Dunraven wreck. Life inside and around the wreck can hold a delight or two, especially macro and small life for underwater photo enthusiasts. If you are lucky, you may see dolphins on their early morning commute. Late morning, we take the short trip across to the wreck of the Thistlegorm and spend the afternoon here. Overnight sailing to the Straits of Gubal.

Day 6: Wake up moored at Bluff Point/The Barge where we spend a whole day with an open deck. Huge fan corals cover an impressive drop off with caves and glass fish. Sightings of turtles and Napoleon fish are common. A barge wreck lies on the reef 300m north of the lighthouse, starting at 5m depth and sloping to 25m. The barge is literally crammed full of fish, along with several lionfish.

Day 7: Time to relax on board or jump back in the water to dive or snorkel at your leisure with open deck until 10am before heading back to Shaab El Erg for one last visit. Returning to Hurghada port

Mid-afternoon to stretch your sea legs and overnight in the port.

 

Diving – Minimum Experience Required

  • PADI  Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Price Includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Full liveaboard accommodation including 3 meals a day + snacks+ teas/coffes/water/beer
  • 6 days diving – up to 20 dives
  • Free nitrox
  • ATOL full financial protection

Not Included in Price

  • Kit Hire
  • Any gratuities
  • Visa $25 locally
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