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Dive Review of Emperor Divers in
Red Sea/St John's Reef - Fury Shoals

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Eric Eckes, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Second Time Wasn't the Charm"
Report Number 8720
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Malaysia, Philippines,
Truk Lagoon, Palau, Yap, Mexico, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, So Cal
Closest Airport
Getting There
Los Angeles to Paris to Cairo
to Hurghada

Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The only restriction was that you had to be back within a given time so
that the boat could move to a new location.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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The Emperor elite provided plenty of shelf space in the salon to manage our
camera gear along with plenty of power. On the diving deck they had three
plastic milk ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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1 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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This was my second trip to the Red Sea and second time diving with Emperor
Divers. Our home for the next seven days would be the Emperor Elite, pride
of the Emperor fleet.

We started our journey with a flight from Los Angeles to Paris and then
onward to Cairo via Air France. We chose to fly Premium Economy and while
nice, it didn't measure up to the Premium Economy service provided by
Qantas. We spent the night in Cairo where the next morning we boarded our
flight to Hurghada.

Upon arriving in Hurghada we gathered our gear and loaded it along with
fifteen divers into small minivans for the three hour trip to Port Ghalib
where we would board the Emperor Elite. We started off and the first we
noticed was that Emperor Divers had not provided any water for the trip to
Port Ghalib. Approximately 2 hours into the 3 hour trip our drivers pulled
over at a rest stop ...
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