The M/V Red Sea Aggressor is a 36.5m world class liveaboard yacht scheduling year round seven and ten day Egyptian diving cruises. Aboard Red Sea Aggressor, divers will swim among hammerheads, dolphins and abundant reef fish.
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The custom built 38m Emperor Elite offers year-round diving to Egypt’s best dive sites. All 12 deluxe cabins feature individual climate control and en-suite facilities, delivering the best experience.
- Free Nitrox
- Free WiFi
Itineraries aboard the MY Excellence include the famous sites of the Red Sea such as the Tiran Strait, the Brother Islands, Daedalus and Elphinstone. The Excellence is fitted with 11 en-suite cabins.Excellence
What To Expect On A Red Sea Liveaboard
Liveaboards in the Red Sea have long been a divers favourite destination offering amazing scuba diving with healthy, colourful reefs and abundant marine life. Egyptian liveaboards have provided divers from around the world, some amazing dive experiences on some of the worlds best known dive sites. Numerous liveaboard itineraries are available which can visit remote reefs or wrecks from WWII.
The name 'Red Sea' is rumoured to come from the seasonal blooms of a red coloured algae that appears near the surface at certain times in the year. But despite its name, the waters are an amazing blue water destination boasting comfortable water temperatures throughout the year, superb visibility and great dive conditions year round. As some of the best dive sites are far from shore a liveabord dive cruise is the best way to visit the more remote areas of this region.
The Red Sea is actually a seawater inlet extending from the Indian Ocean and lays between Africa & Asia. It holds the title as one of the saltiest bodies of water on earth, due mainly to it's geological formation, leading to high evaporation levels. Due to the waters high salinity divers should be aware that they will most likely need to add extra weight to their normal amount to compensate for the extra buoyancy provided by these salty waters.
Whilst the Red Sea is primarily bordered by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, most diving liveaboards in the Red Sea operate directly from Egypt, with multiple well established tourist destinations located throughout the country from North to South. An Egypt dive liveaboard is certainly the best way to see this amazing dive and snorkelling area.
Diving areas/regions can be split between North & South, with different dive trip itineraries offered in both areas.
Northern Red Sea
The northern area of the Egyptian Red Sea is a divers paradise, offering amazing dive cruises at world famous dive sites such as the Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohammed National Park. If diving wrecks is your thing, then the SS Thistlegorm or Dunraven wrecks will surely be a must do on your dive list. A dive liveaboard departing from either Sharm El Sheikh, Safaga or Hurghada is an excellent way to fully explore the different dive sites available.
Southern Red Sea
To the south awaits some fantastic dive opportunities away from the crowds for those visiting on a liveaboard dive trip. Dive sites that are only accessible by overnight dive safaris can be explored. With well known sites such as Daedalus Reef, The Brothers, St. Johns, Elphinstone and Fury Shoals it will surely delight all divers. Most liveaboard itineraries that operate in this southern area will depart from either Port Ghalib (Marsa Alam), Hamata or Hurghada.
Northern Red Sea - Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada both have their own international airports which has various international airlines flying directly to them. These would be a more convenient arrival port for dive liveaboard departures. Cairo is the main International airport in Egypt and will also offer domestic flights to most areas within Egypt.
Southern Red Sea - Marsa Alam International airport to the south is used by some international airlines, mainly from Europe and is located very close to Port Ghalib (Marsa Ghalib), so is a perfect arrival port for liveaboard trips leaving from this area. Domestic flights from Cairo are also available. Land transfers from Hurghada to Port Ghalib are also possible, the journey takes approximately 2.5 hours each way.
Red Sea Diving Reviews
Very nice destination for divers who wouldn't travel too far from Europe to live good experience underwater...Diving Red Sea in September on the Emperor Asmaa
Really nice, very nice waterDiving Red Sea in September on the King Snefro 5
Meist klar Sicht. Entspanntes tauchen.Diving Red Sea in August on the Blue Pearl
Great combination of wrecks, coral reefs and dolphinsDiving Red Sea in August on the Blue Pearl
Amazing!Diving Red Sea in August on the Emperor Superior
Diving in the Red Sea is just amazing, one of the greatest diving spots in the world that any diver should have.Diving Red Sea in August on the Excellence
Amazing! A dream come trueDiving Red Sea in July on the Miss Nouran
Excellent and beautiful as i had imagined.Diving Red Sea in July on the Red Sea Adventurer
GreatDiving Red Sea in June on the Snefro Love
Clear water, barely any current, lots of small colourful fish.Diving Red Sea in June on the Red Sea Aggressor
Diving was good with virtually no current, clear seas and plenty of things to see.Diving Red Sea in June on the Red Sea Aggressor
First time there, so I didn't expect to see lots of big stuff. But still we saw few hammerheads and oceanic white tip. The coral formations are amazing and visibilty pretty good.Diving Red Sea in May on the Emperor Elite
As always spectacularDiving Red Sea in May on the Blue Melody
Wonderful and colorful as alwaysDiving Red Sea in May on the King Snefro 5
Visibility is perfect, weather is fine, sea life is beautifulDiving Red Sea in May on the Emperor Superior
In general, I would summarize the Red Sea as beautiful reefs and anthias. These are some of the prettiest reefs I have seen anywhere in the world (and I have been virtually everywhere, from the arctic to the antarctic and everywhere in between.). The reefs have all the color of Raja Ampat except with super clear water. The down side is that it is rare to see anything larger than a shoebox. A single whitetip reef shark sitting in a hole is a big deal. This is not the place to come for "big stuff."Diving Red Sea in May on the Seawolf Felo
Need to come againDiving Red Sea in April on the Sea Serpent
Wonderfull. Great sea life and fauna. Although Egypt doesn't take care of the reefs as it should.Diving Red Sea in March on the Emperor Elite
Love it - the water could have been a little warmer but it was such a great experience that didn't matterDiving Red Sea in March on the Emperor Superior
Amazing dives. I've already done a number of safaris in the Red SeaDiving Red Sea in March on the Blue Melody
ImpressiveDiving Red Sea in February on the Blue Fin Liveaboard
great as always, perfect visibilityDiving Red Sea in February on the Red Sea Adventurer
scuba diving in the Red Sea is always beautiful. many fish and beautiful coral. i think i saw one piece of plastic the entire week i dived.Diving Red Sea in February on the Red Sea Adventurer
Nice and diverse, but not a lot of "big stuff" in February.Diving Red Sea in February on the Snefro Pearl
Fantastic. Visibility, water temp, fish life, coral life.Diving Red Sea in December on the Blue Seas Liveaboard
No place better within 5 hours of the ukDiving Red Sea in December on the Emperor Elite
Really nice, we saw many beautiful coral gardens, visability is great. as promised, there are also some big things like sharks to see =)Diving Red Sea in November on the Red Sea Aggressor
The visibility in the red sea is the best I have seen.Diving Red Sea in November on the King Snefro 5
As always - great.Diving Red Sea in November on the MY Seawolf Felo
Diving in the Red Sea is great. Water had good visibility. The dive guide always seemed total me to places that were amazing.Diving Red Sea in November on the MY Seawolf Dominator