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Red Sea Liveaboard OFFER - Red Sea Liveaboards, Red Sea and Middle East

from 1299pp INC FLIGHTS!

Book your next Red Sea Liveaboard scuba diving holiday with Emperor offers in 2020 and SAVE up to £100 per person!

Intineraries include Get Wrecked, Famous 5, Simply the Best, Daedelus - Fury - Elphinstone and South and St Johns.

 

Red Sea Liveaboards 

South & St. Johns (7 nights)Join a Red Sea Liveaboard to dive the southern most reefs, these cruises departing from Marsa Ghalib to the vast reef system of Fury Shoals and St Johns, are ideal. Read more >

SPECIAL OFFER

Red Sea Emperor Liveaboards

from  £1,299 (SAVE £100)
7 Nights FULL Board INC Flights
INCLUDING DIVING Tank/Weights
Depart 10 December 2020

Depart 27 Aug 2020 from £1,399pp  Simply the Best itinerary
Depart 03 Sep 2020 from £1,499pp  Red Sea Sharks itinerary
Depart 10 Sep 2020 from £1,499pp  Daedelus - Fury - Elphinstone itinerary
Depart 26 Nov 2020 from £1,499pp  South & St Johns itinerary
Depart 10 Dec 2020 from £1,299pp  South & St Johns itinerary

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Price includes return flights from London UK (other airports may be available with possible supplement), return transfers from airport to liveaboard on boatarrival/departure dates, shared cabin on full board basis including diving for qualified divers. Some itineraries by have minimum number of required dives and suitable level. Subject to availability.

 

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More information about Red Sea Emperor Asmaa in Red Sea Liveaboards, Red Sea and Middle East

The Emperor Asmaa liveaboard is based in the Red Sea where up to 20 divers can explore the some of the best diving on offer in the region. This is an excellent value liveaboard for high standard of service and comfort.

Location
The Emperor Asmaa liveaboard is based in the southern Red Sea. With transfers arranged from Marsa Alam or Hurghada airports to the boat dock in Port Ghalib or Hurghada.

Accommodation
The custom built motor yacht is designed with the diver in mind. Up to 20 guest can be accommodated in 10 twin berth cabins, all with ensuites and two towels per guest. All cabins and the salon are air conditioned for your comfort with a spacious dive and sun decks. There is free WiFi available when in range. Soft drinks are provided and wine is served with dinner.

Diving
A diving guide is provided for each dive. Free NITROX available for certified diver up to a maximum of two tanks per day (subject to availability). Day diving is available (in the right conditions) to the Brothers, Zarbagad, Daedalus and Rocky Marine parks to those with a minimum of 50 logged dives. A range of PADI courses are available, including the FREE Nitrox Diver Course.

Sample Itinerary 'Fury & Friends'

 

The following is a sample schedule. Itineraries will be tailored depending on local conditions.

Abu Galawa Soraya Part of the Wadi Lahmi reef system
A beautiful reef with soft and hard corals, variety of fish life,pinnacles and a small wreck of a 17m sailing boat accessible at 18m and still intact after more than 25 years. Maximum depth 24m.

Abu Galawa Kebir is close to its smaller sister, Abu Galawa Soraya, and is famous for its tunnels and south plateau. The Tien Hsing Chinese tugboat wreck has some stunning soft and hard coral bouquets running its 34m length. But the wreck is not the only reason to visit as the large reef provides plenty of opportunity for other dives along the walls and pinnacles; the tunnels are ideal for novice cave diver.

Sha'ab Maksur is a large and varied reef that is often compared to the Red Sea classic, Elphinstone, with steep drop offs and strong currents making it a dive where some diving experience is beneficial. North and South plateaus start at around 20 metres and extend to around 40 metres, although the plateau has some pinnacles that can be enjoyed on the ascent and safety stop. On the plateaus, and drifting down the east wall, you can encounter some species that make a proud entry in your log book, hammerheads, reef sharks, mantas and whale sharks have all visited Maksur!

Also in the Fury Shoals system, the Sha'ab Claudio captivates divers and enthrals photographers with its shallow swim-through system, perfect for leisurely exploration. With five entrances and exits and shallow in depth, you're never 'lost' and can just enjoy the shafts of light dancing through the caverns. Rays, nudibranchs, large Napoleon wrasse and morays are all frequently spotted here; you may even see a white tip reef shark or turtle pass by.

Sha'ab Sataya is situated at the very south of Fury Shoals; this huge natural lagoon is formed by a massive reef (sha'ab) rising from the depths. The fame of Sataya is its steep drop offs along with pelagic sightings and protected pinnacles smothered in soft and hard corals. But the real stars can be the huge pods of spinner dolphins that frequent here, meaning Sataya has become the 'Dolphin House' of Hamata.

You are required to have 30 logged dives to dive in the Marine Parks and you are expected to be able to complete each dive with your buddy or following the guide.

Wadi Lahmi & Fury Shoals Reef System Sample Itinerary: Please note, the above is a maximum itinerary and will depend on local sea conditions. The maximum number of dives are 28 dives in the summer and most trips will usually offer around 25/26 but in the winter, this will normally be reduced to a maximum of 24 and divers should be prepared to get up early each day. The boat will not move to a different site for each dive. At least 3 dives per day will be guided with other dives taken with a buddy.  You are required to have at least a PADI Open Water diver certification or equivalent to be eligible for this trip.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: All year.

Average Air temps: 18-35°C

Average Water temps: 18-28°C

Visibility: 15-30m

Top Dive Sites:
North  - Shaab El Erg, Abu Nuhas Wrecks (Giannis D, Carnatic, Lentil & Tile wrecks), Gubal Island, WWII British wreck Thistlegorm,Ras Mohamed National Park & Shark Reef. Rock & Zabargad Islands (Khanka wreck). South - Big and Little Brothers, Daedalus Reef and Elphinstone, St John's Fury Shoal's system.

Great Reasons to Dive on a  Liveaboard in the Red Sea

  • Variety of itinearies to North and Southern Sites.
  • Departures from Hurghada, Marsa Alam & Hamata.
  • Perfect combination of reef & wreck diving.
  • Suites, shared or singles cabins.
  • FREE Nitrox Courses & FREE Nitrox fills on certain boats.
  • Sharks & large pelagics at southern sites.

 

 

Sharm El Sheik Dive Offer

Sharm El Sheik Dive Offer - Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea and Middle East

from 899pp INCLUDING DIVING

RED SEA - SHARM EL SHEIK SPECIAL OFFER INC DIVING!
Stay at the Camel Dive Hotel Central Naama Bay in Sharm el Sheik including DIRECT flights. 1 week inc 5 days diving from 950pp SAVE 150! Popular divers hotel with restaurant and bar.
Departs selected dates to December 2020.

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Cape Verdes Holiday OFFER

Cape Verdes Holiday OFFER - Cape Verde Islands, Africa

from 799pp INC FLIGHTS!

CAPE VERDES - SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 100PP
Stunning beaches and year round diving in the Cape Verdes for varied diving, volcanic topography, short flight and great value!
Departs selected dates to December 2020

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Tobago Dive Holiday OFFER

Tobago Dive Holiday OFFER - Tobago, Caribbean

from 899pp INC FLIGHTS!

TOBAGO - CARIBBEAN SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 100PP
1 week BB INCLUDING return flights and transfers! Superb drifts, wreck, coral gardens, turtles and the biggest brain coral in the world? Pay 10 Dives Get 2 FREE
Departs Selected dates 2020 - 2021

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Zanzibar Dive Holiday OFFER

Zanzibar Dive Holiday OFFER - Zanzibar, Africa

from 995pp INC FLIGHTS!

ZANZIBAR - PAJE BEACH SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP
Stay on stunning Paje beach and dive the Zanzibar lagoon or Pemba channel. Wrecks, drift, mantas and more!
Departs September and December 2020

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Philippines Dive Holiday OFFER

Philippines Dive Holiday OFFER - Philippines, Far East & Australia

from 995pp INC FLIGHTS!

PHILIPPINES - MINDORO SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 100PP
Divers Resort in central Puerto Galera including flights, transfers. Deep and drift dives, remote reefs, numerous islands and WWII wrecks.
Departs selected dates to September 2020.

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Maldives Holiday OFFER

Maldives Holiday OFFER - Maldives, Indian Ocean

from 1399pp INC FLIGHTS!

MALDIVES - INDIAN OCEAN SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP Eriyadu Island Resort 7 nights Half Board INCLUDING flights. Excellent value, daily boat diving packages and superb house reef. + BUY 1 Dive Pack Get 2ND HALF PRICE!
Departs selected to December 2020.

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Maldives Gan Island OFFER

Maldives Gan Island OFFER - Maldives, Indian Ocean

from 1499pp ALL INCLUSIVE!

MALDIVES - GAN ISLAND SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP
7 nights ALL INCLUSIVE including flights. Gan Island is in the southern most atoll on the equator with MANTAS Galore!
HALF PRICE DIVING! Buy 1 Dive Pack Get 2nd Half Price.
Departs October 2020.

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Manado Dive INCLUSIVE OFFER

Manado Dive INCLUSIVE OFFER - Manado (Indonesia), Far East & Australia

from 1749pp INC FLIGHTS!

MANADO - INDONESIA SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP
7 nights FULL BOARD Manado from 1,749pp including flights.
5 + 5 nights FULL BOARD Manado + Lembeh from 2,149pp including flights. INCLUDING DIVING
Departs to December 2020

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 Mexico Dive INCLUSIVE OFFER

Mexico Dive INCLUSIVE OFFER - Mexico, Latin America

from 1799pp INCLUDING DIVING

MEXICO - CANCUN SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP
4* Alll InclusIVE hotel on Playa del Carmen beach INCLUDING DIVING!Dive the Yucatan local reefs, famous Cenotes and 1 Bull shark dive included!
Departs October and December 2020

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St Lucia INCLUDING DIVING!

St Lucia INCLUDING DIVING! - St Lucia, Caribbean

from 2195pp INCLUDING DIVING!

CARIBBEAN - ST LUCIA SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 100PP
7 nights staying at the Marigot Beach and Dive Resort on FULL BOARD basis INCLUDING DIVING! + NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!
Departs selected dates October to December 2020.

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Belize Liveaboard OFFER

Belize Liveaboard OFFER - Belize, Latin America

from 2499pp INC FLIGHTS!

BELIZE LIVEABOARD SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 600PP
Aggressor Belize luxury liveaboard with 9 deluxe cabins and hot tub. Explore the Atolls of Belize - wall diver's paradise!
Departs 11 and 26 September 2020

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Thailand Liveboard OFFER

Thailand Liveboard OFFER - Thailand, Far East & Australia

from 3195pp INC FLIGHTS!

THAILAND LIVEABOARD SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 100PP
Depart Phuket and dive the best of the Andaman Sea.
Departs October to December 2020

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Socorro Liveaboard  OFFER

Socorro Liveaboard OFFER - Mexico, Latin America

from 3695pp INC FLIGHTS!

SOCORRO LIVEABOARD -SPECIAL OFFER SAVE 200PP
The Socorro Aggressor liveaboard departs from San Jose del Cabo, Baja Mexico and heads to Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida for the search for Giant Pacific Manta ray and up to 10 species of Shark!
Departs selected dates November 2020.

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Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.