Red Sea Famous Five Wreck Week - Oct 25

MV Emperor Superior

Twin Cabin

Sun Deck

Dinning Area

'Famous Five Red Sea 'Wreck Week' - October 2025

C-Life invite you to this unique itinerary. Departing from Hurghada.

  • Explore the wreck graveyard at Abu Nuhas, visit the infamous SS Thistlegorm and sister Rosalie Moller, Salem Express and more.


Minimum recommended diver qualification is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with 30 logged dives, with Deep and Enriched Air certifications. Technical Diver Friendly - YES                    


Starting from Hurghada, we sail north towards Gubal Island and on to Abu Nuhas and its four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the ‘Lentil Wreck-Kimon M’ and the ‘Tile Wreck-Chrisoula K’, all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life. Explore the Rosalie Moller (the sister ship of the slightly more famous Thistlegorm), which lies from 30 to 50 metres deep and is in excellent condition. Although the visibility is not always good, the wreck is covered in glassfish from bow to stern and hunting them are masses of lionfish. Around the wreck are the usual pelagics such as tuna, trevallies, Emperor fish and many more.


A short ride across the Straits of Gubal and you visit the most famous wreck of the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm! An awe-inspiring World War II British vessel with a cargo full of armaments, Bedford trucks and BSA motorbikes, which were all destined for the British troops in North Africa. She was sunk by the German Luftwaffe and now lies in 30 metres of water. Depending on divers’ experience, along with weather and current conditions, we try to offer a night dive here. Nearby is the Ras Mohamed National Park, offering a morning dive at the renowned ‘Shark and Jolanda’ reefs. Ras Mohamed National Park is the furthest Sinai destination before heading south towards the Brothers.


The Brother Islands are the pinnacles of two undersea mountains rising from the depths of the abyss and are located about 60 miles offshore from El Quseir. Part of the Marine Park Islands National Park, these islands offer stunning wall diving, with the walls covered in soft corals and forests of gorgonians, creating a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours. They attract a diverse array of marine species and large pelagics. Big tuna, barracudas, jacks and snappers cruise in the blue, accompanied by occasional hammerheads, silky and oceanic white tip sharks and mantas. Even the rare thresher shark can sometimes be found there. Sightings of the grey reef shark are almost guaranteed on the North and South Plateaux of Small Brother.


For the wreck diver, the Aida II, an Egyptian supply vessel, and the Numidia, a cargo ship, lie on the walls of the Big Brother. Both are covered in a rich growth of soft and hard corals. Marine life includes a family of Napoleon wrasse and grey reef sharks.

The boat will then sail back to Hurghada via Safaga where you can dive at Panorama Reef or the famous wreck of Salem Express for a memorable finale!


Full Wreck information in Red Sea


Check Dive & Depart Hurghada

Once onboard there will be a safety briefing, crew introduction, complete and check dive paperwork, cabin allocation and boat orientation. Our boats moor in port on arrival day departing early next morning. The first dive is a check dive near port.


Return to Hurghada

On the last diving day, 2 dives are available in the morning whilst observing the rule of no diving within 24 hours of reaching altitude. We return to port at approximately 1pm and moor here overnight. Evening-time pack up diving equipment, visit the marina and settle any outstanding bills ready to depart for the airport or hotel the following morning.


Dates

Friday 17th October – Friday 24th October 2025


Baracuda

Giannis D

Thistlegorm Jeep

Giannis D

Thistlegorm Motorbike

Al Kahfan wreck Shab Sheer Safaga

Aida Wreck

Soft Corals

MY Emperor Superior -

At 37 metres long, Emperor Superior has 13 cabins comfortably accommodating 26 people. All cabins have air-conditioning, ensuite and three towels and a dive robe per guest. The spacious dining and saloon areas offer air-conditioning and 55” LCD Smart TV and stereo.


Boat Facilities

  • Main deck: Partitioned air-conditioned lounge with comfy sofas, 55” LCD Smart TV. Air-conditioned dining room and locally stocked bar. Dive deck and dive platform.
  • Upper deck: Outdoor lounging area with sofas, tables and bean bags, locally stocked bar and premium coffee bar offering espresso, latte and cappuccino.
  • Sun deck: Sunbeds.
  • WiFi: Complimentary and limited-data package for single device. Additional codes available on board. Please read terms of use.


Diving Facilities

  • 2 dive guides
  • Dive deck: Spacious dive deck and 7.25m x 8m dive platform. 3 x Bauer compressors under deck.
  • Diving tender: 2 x Zodiac 40 HP
  • Dive equipment rental: Full range on offer; must be arranged before arrival in resort. All divers are required to use a dive computer and SMB for every dive and a torch each for night dives.
  • Dive tanks: Equipped with 12 litre Aluminium tanks as standard and 15 litre Steel tanks on request. FREE Nitrox; up to 40% plus partial pressure system and filling equipment for Tech purposes
  • PADI and Technical Diver courses available taught by C-Life.
  • Technical, re-breather and side mount diving equipment; on request
  • Medical: Oxygen, comprehensive First Aid and AED available
  • Camera facilities: Charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks and camera table
  • Onboard Prices
  • Deck Plan
  • FAQ


Why join this itinerary

Dive some of the best wrecks in the Red Sea in Luxury. As a Advanced Open Water Diver or Technical Diver. Open to all.

FREE Shipwreck e-Books

Sample itinerary

**PLEASE NOTE** the itinerary below is just an example of the route taken and the order and dive sites are not guaranteed. All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and the final route taken is at the absolute discretion of the captain and dive guides.


This sample route is based on the vessel departing from and arriving back to HURGHADA however this itinerary can also be run from and to Port Ghalib and so therefore the order of sites can vary.


Day 1 - Fri 17th Oct - All transfers to/from our liveaboards on the check-in day will be met at either Hurghada or Marsa Alam International Airport by a representative wearing an Emperor Red Sea T-shirt and holding an Emperor Red Sea sign. The meeting point is outside the arrivals building. Check in is from 18:00.

Day 2 - 3-4 dives

Day 3 - 3-4 dives

Day 4 - 3-4 dives

Day 5 - 3-4 dives

Day 6 - 2 Morning dives

Day 7 - Fri 24th Oct - Check out is at 09:00 and guests will depart around 09:30, either to airport, Hotel Day use or extension to trip.


Included

  • Transfer from/to Hurghada airport
  • 7-night accommodation on board
  • All Meals & snacks on board. Red Wine or Beer at Dinner
  • Water, soft drinks, tea & coffee (From proper coffee machine)
  • Standard 12L cylinder (DIN/INT) & air and Free Nitrox fills upto 40%
  • Weights (& weight belts, if required)
  • Marine Park & Port Fees
  • FREE Nitrox


Not Included

  • Tourist visa (to be paid on arrival at the airport
  • Rental equipment (can be prepaid)
  • Diving Courses (can be prepaid)
  • Onboard merchandising
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for crew & guides (10% of your liveaboard price as guide in cash any currency)
  • Last day before flight home Hotel day use facility in Hurghada $20 - TBC


Extras and what to bring

We can offer dive insurance

  • Bring Save a Dive Kit (Spare straps etc) and own small toolkit
  • Your dive kit or pre-booked hire from boat
  • Sun protection - cream and hats
  • Summer casual clothing
  • Cash only on board in most currencies accepted, plus DD or DC for land use
  • $25 or equivalent for Egyptian Visa at Airport
  • 10LE and 20LE notes for tipping Taxi, land staff, Boat Tips given at end of trip (roughly 10%) exchange Rate £1 to 38LE
  • Small First Aid Kit to incl Paracetamol, Imodium,Rehydration Salts, Kwells (Even though boat will supply)
  • Logbook and cert Cards - or print out eCerts
  • Own Reusable Water Bottle/s
  • Bring paperwork from list at bottom

In Hand Luggage

  • Your personal medications
  • Cert Cards - or print out eCerts
  • Dive computers
  • Rebreather LID and Loop
  • Regulator or wrap up in suitcase
  • Book to read on plane or download films to Mobile or laptop
  • Passport
  • e-Tickets inc paper e-Tickets for return
  • Credit Cards or/and Debit Cards and Free Fee Currency Card

Costs

£

One week Liveaboard

£1595 + Flights, (roughly £339 return)

Deposit 

£398.75

Extras


Extra Legroom on flights

Add once booked Flights

Insurance

CALL

Single Cabin Supplement

£CALL

Visa - At Hurgahda Airport on landing

£25 or Euro, or Dollars or Egyptian Pound

KIt Hire - See price list

Pre-Paid

Non Club Members Rate Supplement

£100


Forms to Complete and Important Information


  1. Important Oyster Diving Pre Travel Information
  2. Pre Safari Form to send in with copy of passport no later than two weeks before departure
  3. Health Declaration Form - Take with you


Oyster Diving Telephone Numbers

  • Oyster Travel Telephone Number - +44 800 699 0243
  • Emergency Telephone Number UK - +44 7920 516 006