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Dive Review of Emperor Fleet/Emperor Elite in
Red Sea/Hurghada - Marsa Ghalib

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by George Constantino, AK, US
Contributor   (12 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7683
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida, California, Alaska, Caymans, Philippines, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive within certification/insurance limits with a 70 minute bottom time
max.  You could dive with the guide or with a partner with the permission
of the dive master  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Two fresh water tanks on dive deck for cameras but no mask rule was not
enforced.  Lounge area had a number of outlets for charging. 
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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2 stars   
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Safety and Security  We enrolled in the U.S. State Departments Travel
Information and Alert System called Smart Traveler .   It was comforting to know that what was
happening in the country before we arrived and that someone in the State
Department knew our travel itinerary.   The Emperor Fleet Company does a
professional job of meeting you at the Hurghda airport and transporting you
from the airport to hotel to the ship, etc.  The hotel and port security
appeared good.   We not only felt safe wherever we traveled, but every
Egyptian we met seemed generally happy to meet Americans and that we were
spending our vacation in their country.

Emperor Elite Ship and Crew - The ship is well appointed and larger than
other liveaboards weve sailed on.  It was great that each room had its own
toilet, sink, and shower. We liked our cabin, but it took several days for
them to sort out why we didnt have hot w ...
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By angelardona at Jul 31, 2014 13:46 EST  
Hello George, we have been on that same trip and loved it. Sounds like you
had a very similar experience to ours and we believe it is worth returning
to the Emperor Elite for another Red Sea adventure. One thing I did not
particularly like was the food. It seemed they were trying to cater to the
British palate, which was a shame since Egyptian food is so wonderful. Any
chance they are serving Egyptian food now? My husband, friend, and I are
looking to book our next holiday and we are considering the Elite again but
I am hoping for an improvement in the food.
By SwampDiver at Jul 31, 2014 15:40 EST  
Angela - While the diving is superb I have to report that the meals were as
you described. Lots of chicken based dinners. While we enjoyed the food it
was pretty basic stuff.  They did have a few beef dishes and fish served
was frozen not fresh.
By hushi at Oct 18, 2014 14:19 EST  
Thanks, George, for the EE review, My wife & I are booked for the July
10, 2015 trip to Daedalus & Elphinstone w/ a side trip to Luxor. Can't
By SwampDiver at Oct 19, 2014 11:28 EST  
You're welcome - we hope you enjoy the trip and diving as much as we did.
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