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7 Apr 2016, Nigel C.

Emperor Superior, red sea diving

Here at the Regaldive office, our colleague Nigel Cass has just returned from an exciting liveaboard trip aboard Emperor Superior in the Red Sea and he has kindly provided us with an overview of his trip.

Nigel told us:

I recently spent a week on Emperor Superior on their Simply the Best itinerary. And what a week it was!

Simply the Best focusses on three of the most famous Red Sea dive sites: The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone. Famous for shark sightings, these sites are on the wish list for many divers.

Aside from the chance of spotting reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, thresher sharks and oceanic white tip sharks, there is so much more for divers to experience. One of the most famous wrecks can be found at The Brothers: the Numidia. This British vessel hit the reef in 1901 and now lies perpendicular to the reef with the bow lying at around 8m, with the rest of the ship descending at a steep angle to a depth of approximately 80m. She is covered in soft coral and home to a huge variety of marine life.

One of the highlights at Daedalus was a dive over a huge anemone garden descending from 3m to around 20m. This area is full of clownfish and is a photographer’s dream.

A trip to Daedalus is not complete without a visit to the lighthouse. The staff of this manned lighthouse are always keen to welcome divers and share some delicious Egyptian tea. The views of the reef from the top of the lighthouse are stunning and well worth the climb of over 150 steps.

Credit must go to the boat crew and Emperor staff. From the professional, knowledgeable and friendly dive guides to the ever-attentive boat crew (which included not one, but TWO pastry chefs: yummy!) everything is geared up towards ensuring that the guests have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Will I go again? You bet!

To find out more about Red Sea liveaboards, call our friendly team on 01353 659999, or send us an email.

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