Red Sea Liveaboard Options
OPTION # 1 - EMPORER DIVERS
Measuring 37m, Emperor Superior offers 9 twin-berths (1 x Upper Deck), 2 bunk style and 1 double cabin and a compact single bed cabin, comfortably accommodating 25 people. 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 WiFi (for internet browsing and connecting with communication applications only when in signal). Outstanding menus are offered on board. 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.
OPTION # 2 - BLUE O TWO
Egypt's Ras Mohammed northern itinerary, is the Red Sea resort for scuba diving, snorkeling and family fun, it is the jewel of the Sinai, with history going back thousands of years. One of Egypt's top holiday destinations, Hurghada is situated on the Sinai peninsual. With the Red Sea on one side and the mountains of Mount Sinai on the other. The northern Red Sea offers arguably the best diving in the world!
ABOUT THE LIVEABOARD
The most recent and fourth addition to the blue o two fleet, M/Y Red Sea Adventurer offers outstanding value for money. Refurbished in 2013, followed by an update this year due to her dry dock season, M/Y Red Sea Adventurer is a traditional Egyptian style liveaboard designed specifically for divers to make your diving holiday as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. At 32 metres long with 12 cabins divided over three decks, M/Y Red Sea Adventurer is an ideal choice for smaller full charter groups. There are eight comfortably appointed twin cabins, two double cabins and two single cabins providing accommodation for 22 guests (24 in special circumstances). All cabins benefit from en-suite facilities, air conditioning and in-cabin entertainment.
The vessel boasts a large communal dining and saloon area with entertainment system, shaded deck area and two sun decks; there is always space to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea! TV's in the communal areas are also equipped with an Apple TV and a hard drive containing movies and TV series. M/Y Red Sea Adventurer is equipped with a nitrox membrane, trimix blending panel, booster pump and can also cater for rebreather divers. The vessel is also photography friendly and meets all the demands placed on a modern day diving liveaboard.
Specifically designed for divers and fully refurbished in 2013, the MY Red Sea Adventurer offers a range of exciting itineraries in both the Northern and Southern Red Sea, whilst enjoying the comfort and luxury aboard this traditional wooden style vessel. With 12 cabins accommodating 22 guests, two sundecks, sky bar area, a large communal dining area and saloon, there is plenty of space to relax after a fantastic days diving.
** The 32 metre wooden MY Red Sea Adventurer accommodates 22 guests in 12 air-conditioned cabins
** Each cabin is ensuite and has a flat screen TV with in-cabin entertainment
** Air-conditioned large communal dining and saloon area with entertainment system, shaded deck area and two sun decks offer plenty of space to relax
** Equipped with nitrox membrane, tri-mix blending panel, booster pump and also rebreather friendly
THE ROUTE OF REEFS & WRECKS (FROM HURGHADA)
Please note: This is a 21+ itinerary. You must be a PADI Open Water diver or equivalent and you are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide. The guides may not enter the water and remain onboard as surface support for some dives. However to get the most from the trip we suggest you are certified to dive to 30 meters and be PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent. The PADI Advanced course can be completed whilst onboard so be sure to pre-book.
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 lentil wreck and the tile wreck, all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.
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 and the Rosalie Moller. Next onto the Kingston lying at Shag Rock; the Carina lying close to Sha'ab Ali and the Dunraven at Beacon Rock in Ras Mohamed National Park. And finally the most famous wreck in the Red Sea, the Thistlegorm, at Sha'ab Ali.
The SS 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. The Rosalie Moller, carrying a cargo of coal, suffered the same fate just two days later.
Whilst in Ras Mohamed, you may have the chance to do a dive at Shark Reef; a sheer wall falling into the blue. From here the boat heads back towards Hurghada.
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.
All wrecks are subject to divers' experience and weather conditions