Holiday Reference: TRP 33987

Holiday information

  • Dedicated tek wreck trips with experienced tek guides
  • Tek courses available on board
  • Reduced number of divers
  • Master cabin or twin cabins
  • Average Water Temp: 19 - 28 C
  • Average Air Temp: 19 - 35 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Sharks, Walls, Drift
  • Suitable for beginners: Ideally you should have at least 30 logged dives and gained an advanced open water certificate or equivalent.
  • Big drops offs and big fish at Daedalus make this an itinerary to remember. Combined with the unique coral formations at St Johns and Fury Shoal and you have an outstanding dive holiday, far from the crowds.

Your Holiday Information

Save £ 75 Dive the famous Daedalus Reef, Rocky Island and St Johns. After landing in Hurghada, you will make your way to join Emperor Elite departing from Marsa Alam. You will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). All marine park fees, 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package - please prebook 15lt tanks before travel. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Thomas Cook from Gatwick to Hurghada and transfers are also included. Regional departures available on request - your travel consultant will confirm any applicable supplement. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADIcourses on board or have any dietary requirements.

 

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Liveaboard Details

Emperor Elite heads the Emperor Fleet. From the moment you step onto Emperor Elite you realise that this is an outstanding Red Sea liveaboard designed by divers for divers. Everything is just where you would want it to be. She offers a selection o ...

Emperor Elite heads the Emperor Fleet. From the moment you step onto Emperor Elite you realise that this is an outstanding Red Sea liveaboard designed by divers for divers. Everything is just where you would want it to be. She offers a selection of Red Sea itineraries departing from Hurghada and Marsa Alam for all experience levels .

At 37m from bow to stern, no one is short of space on board. Emperor Elite sleeps 24 guests in 11 cabins. There are 8 standard twin cabins, 3 premium cabins and an Executive Suite with double bed. The recently update Executive suite is luxurious and spacious with plenty of storage. There are 2 twin /double cabins on the upper deck and 1 twin cabin on the main deck. Please speak to your travel consultant at the time of booking for the suite, main deck and upper deck supplements. All cabins are finished to the same exceptional standards with en suite, individual air con, mini bar, a flat screen TV and media player. Three towels and a bathrobe per guest are provided in your cabin. As part of your holiday package enjoy free wine with your evening meal.

The dive deck itself is wide and well spaced for everyone to enjoy kitting up with ease. There are two powerful ribs to zip you to your drop points and all manner of gas combos can be pumped quickly. Nitrox is free of charge on board. Move inside and you will find comfy sofas and a separate dining area. The upper deck boasts the saloon and a small seating area. Head upstairs to the covered fly deck and the sun loungers are waiting for you. And when in phone range, there is free wifi across all decks (dependant on the phone signal strength). There is no slumming it on Emperor Elite! Combine your love of the diving in the Red Sea with supreme sailing comfort.

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Itinerary Details

Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns is an week of diving that is as varied as it is enjoyable, with a new dive site just begging to be explored at every stop. Walls, shallow caves, softly draped pinnacles are all on the menu.

Daedalus Rocky St Johns Description

To create the Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns itinerary we have scoured the vast miles of Southern Red Sea and picked out the creme de la creme for your personal diving enjoyment. If you love reef diving then you are guaranteed to fall in love with the variety on this classic Egyptian liveaboard itinerary. Stretching south from Marsa Alam to within a breath of the Sudanese border, get face to face with the remarkable diversity that makes the deep south so rich and rewarding for divers. Walls, shallow caves, softly draped pinnacles are all on the menu alongside pelagic encounters. Marvel at the beauty and splendour on one of our favourite southern Red Sea liveaboard holidays.

Check dive under your belt, the boat sails south. Overnighting to Daedalus, the first of the big wall dive sites looms large. Daedalus is the place for exhilarating drift dives and the first shark sightings. Be it hammerheads at Daedalus or Rocky, grey reefs at Habili Jaffa (or small habilli, St Johns), there is plenty of reason to keep a watchful eye to the blue. Oceanic white tips cruise the shallows in the summer months, right through to the year end. Rocky and Zabagad are mystical islands where ancient ancient Egyptians mined green gem stones from the dusty earth. Slender coral towers and plunging drop offs are the order of the day. Turtles mate on the southern shores of Zabagad. St Johns is only a short hop away where diving is a thrilling mixture of sunken reef tops, steep walls and shallow caves systems. Rare bumphead parrot fish are commonly seen chomping hard corals at Habili Kebr (or big habilil) and Dangerous. Abu Bassala boasts fine anemone gardens, stonefish and baby white tips. The shallow cave systems to the north of St Johns are a fun and unusual dive. Returning north does not mean the end of this itinerary. The succulent coral gardens of Fury Shoal and Wadi Gamal are just as spectacular and finish the week with an exclamation mark.

There are no longer any minimum dives for the Marine Parks but we would recommend around 40 dives. The diverse itinerary makes it ideal for anyone looking for more than just currents and wall diving though. The candy coloured reefs will suit photographers or those divers that just enjoy watching fish act out their daily lives. Night diving is permitted on the itinerary once outside the Marine Parks, where morays, feather stars and Spanish dancers all parade in the dark. No corner of the region, no matter how far flung, is left out and there are walls, pinnacles and caves to keep even the most demanding diver happy. Sailing over night and during the day, you get to every dive site at just the right moment. Daedalus, Rocky and St Johns is a splendid itinerary with diving to match.

Royal Evolution
Royal Evolution will dive the above areas but in a slightly different order. Trips typically start at Elphinstone before heading to Daedalus. After a full day here you sail to Rocky where you spend a day diving Rocky and Zabagad. There are then further days at St Johns and Fury Shoal before the boat heads back to Elphinstone and Port Ghalib.

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