M/Y Emperor Asmaa
North & Easy
Standard Twin Stateroom
Designed to showcase some of the highlights of the Northern Red Sea at a relaxed pace whether diving or snorkelling, it's ideal for both divers and non-divers. It's also the best time of year for dolphin spotting and the world class fish schooling event at Ras Mohamed.
Discount for non-divers: €150 per person.
We spend more time moored at each location and less time travelling from dive site to dive site; perfectly designed for the divers who like to take things easy, the photo enthusiasts looking for more dive time to capture that perfect photo opportunity or for non-divers looking to soak up the scenery, both below and above the water. Our open deck policy at certain dive sites on these trips mean you can simply relax and sunbathe or grab your snorkel or dive gear whenever you want to hit the water.
Enjoy the breath-taking scenery as we start from Hurghada, sail across to well-known areas such as Sha'ab El Erg, two of the world's best dive sites including Ras Mohamed National Park (Shark and Yolanda reefs) and the wreck of the Thistlegorm, breath-taking schools of glass fish on the wreck of the Dunraven and the colourful coral gardens on the islands of Tiran.
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 has to 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. An 'introductory dive' can be done here.
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.
All dives on this day must observe no diving 24 hours before your flight.
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