Holiday Reference: TRP 41665

Holiday information

  • Recreational Northern or Southern Red Sea itineraries
  • Double cabin or twin cabins
  • Ideal for group 4 pay 1 free boat space!
  • Spacious dive deck
  • You have 7 nights in a twin share cabin on a full board basis and free red wine with dinner
  • All dives are guided, and include air fills, 12lt tanks, weights and marine park fees
  • Airport transfers run at fixed times and are included in your liveaboard package
  • Nitrox is free of charge on board, but subject to fill availability
  • This holiday excludes international flights to Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Ask for a competitive quote to add UK flights to you holiday.
  • On board speciality coffee and additional premium wines/beers and alcohol are optional extras. Kit hire and additional tanks can all be prebooked and prepaid for or paid for locally. There is a 14% government VAT to pay for all local services
  • Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
  • Airport transfers run at set times. Day use rooms can be added for around £30.

Liveaboard Details

FULLY REFURBISHED FOR 2018: Looking for a value Red Sea liveaboard from a boat operator you can trust? Then look no further than Emperor Echo. This is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet, built for those looking to 'eat, sleep, dive repe ...

FULLY REFURBISHED FOR 2018: Looking for a value Red Sea liveaboard from a boat operator you can trust? Then look no further than Emperor Echo. This is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet, built for those looking to 'eat, sleep, dive repeat'. Emperor Echo mixes up northern and southern Red Sea itineraries throughout the seasons to bring amazing value all year round. Wrecks, reefs, walls, sharks... this liveaboard does it all!

Emperor Echo sleeps 24 divers in total over 2 decks. The cabins have a simple design, with 6 twin-berth and 1 single cabin on the lower deck and 3 twin-berth cabins on the main deck. There's even 2 twin and the Panorama double cabin on the upper deck. All cabins are ensuite with individual air conditioning, two cabin towels, 1 deck towel and bathrobe per guest.

The communal areas on Emperor Echo are comfy and welcoming. Divers are a social bunch after all! Of course, fantastic food is served as standard, along with free red wine with dinner and a bar on the upper deck. She has limited free WiFi (for internet browsing and connecting with communication applications only when in signal). She's got a huge spacious dive deck easily accommodating 25 guests with free NITROX and at 2 professional guides.

Supplements: 35 pounds per person for an upper deck cabin. A single occupancy cabin carries a 50% boat space extra charge.

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Itinerary Details

Simply the Best is exactly that, simply the best of the Southern Red Sea! An adventurous itinerary, why not undertake the journey to these remote locations and see for yourself just how great the reward is when you get there.

Simply The Best Description

Simply the Best is exactly that - simply the best scuba diving of the Egyptian Southern Red Sea. The itinerary focuses on the reef systems of the Brothers and Daedalus, which together make up the Northern Marine Park and the steep wall dives of Elphinstone. The Egyptian Marine Parks are protected areas and places of magnificent beauty underwater. The lighthouses have warned passing ships throughout the years of the dangers that hide beneath the waves but for divers this is a playground. Drift dives, daring drops offs, pelagic encounters and even wreck dives. Dive after dive, Simply the Best is a a fine addition to your log book and a must see itinerary for your next Red Sea liveaboard holiday

Simply the Best lives up to its formidable reputation. Diving here can be unpredictable and you never know what is passing in the blue. After a check dive local to Marsa Alam, the Brothers is always your first big wall stop off. Sailing overnight means you can wake up to be where the action is. Little Brother is the stage for adrenalin fuelled shark diving, whilst Big Brother sports the highlights of the Numidia and Aida wrecks. Another overnight journey and you are whisked to Daedalus Reef. Daedalus is a huge triangular chunk of a reef, whose vertical drop offs rival the Brothers. Giant hard coral structures sprawl the walls and schooling hammerheads are frequently found off the northern point (spring). Currents pulse over a garden of splendid anemones, whose damsel residents dart between tentacles. Rounding off the week is Elphinstone reef, completing a trio of unparalleled wall dive destinations. Elphinstone has earned a reputation in recent years as the place to see oceanic white tips (Sept - Jan). Manta pass over the northern plateau, together with grey reef sharks. Barracuda, snapper and tuna are staple spots on all sites.

Simply the Best is an advanced itinerary and best suited to divers that are comfortable on wall dives, with boat diving and drift diving. Diving can be fast paced and an SMB is essential. Photographers are advised to to bring a wide angle lens, but macro life is also rich and plentiful. The Marine Park islands are remote and the lighthouse crews at Brothers and Daedalus. are always pleased to offer visitors a glass of hot tea. The reefs descend to great depths and the warm waters suit technical divers. Night diving is prohibited in the Northern Marine Parks. An adventurous itinerary, why not undertake the journey to these remote locations and see for yourself just how great the reward is when you get there.

Royal Evolution
Royal Evolution will dive the above areas but in a slightly different order. Trips typically start at Ras Disha and Middle Reef before sailing to the Brothers. 2 days will be spent at the Brothers before heading onto Daedalus. A full day is spent there and then you move onto Elphinstone for a day. Giftun and Abu Ramamd are the final dives if the boat is returning to Hurgada and not Port Ghalib.

Want to know more about Simply The Best?

Simply The Best contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Save £275 Emperor Echo is the latest addition to the Emperor Red Sea Fleet offering exceptional value for money for the 'eat, sleep, dive repeat diver'. There are around 18 dives on the action packed walled. All marine park fees, 12lt tank and weights are included. Nitrox is free of charge on board but it is subject to fill availability. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides.

Flights are not included in this holiday

Charter flights to Marsa Alam can be added on request - best price will be set on booking. Transfers are also included. Disembarkation is after breakfast on your final morning. Day use rooms can be added for around £30 - please ask your travel consultant to add this to your holiday. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. A 14% Egyptian VAT will be added to all local charges and purchases. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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