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

Emperor Divers: "Second Time Wasn't the Charm", Aug, 2015,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8720.

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 Local
Closest Airport Hurghada Getting There Los Angeles to Paris to Cairo to Hurghada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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