Red Sea on FIRE! Best diving for a decade ...

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We divers know the sea is not an aquarium and that nothing can be guaranteed, but we also know that there are certain destinations to go to for the
best chances of diving with the big stuff.

The Red Sea has always been convenient, close and with reliable clear, warm waters. It has also always had the capacity to surprise, with sightings big and small every year to delight divers. Right now though, it is on a hot streak and is delivering delights that we haven't had since the pioneer days of Red Sea diving.

Nature often has cycles but could there be another reason for such amazing diving right now? Is it due to the reduced number of, not just divers, but water users up and down the Red Sea coast since the decline in tourism due to the 2011 and 2013 uprisings? Certainly there are many fewer dive boats on each dive site compared to the peak years of the early 21st century but not only that, there are many fewer watercraft, not as many bathers, less construction on the coast, less sewage and less chemical runoff all as a consequence of lower numbers.

Plus, conservation organisations such as HEPCA have been subsidising fishermen to encourage them not to fish in breeding seasons.

Could it be that all these factors are starting to produce a positive effect on the marine environment in the Red Sea? Well, we've now had excellent diving for more than a year so we certainly think so.

This newsletter is going to showcase the phenomenal sightings we have had – and to really prove a point we will only include pictures and videos from this June and July!

September through to November usually presents the best diving year on year. Sea temperatures are an average of 28-30C while air temperatures cool a little from the hot summer. The big life loves these months, and we cannot wait to see what's in store under the waves. With good flight prices available now for those three months, come and get some of the action with a truly welcoming team of guides and crew.

What's been showing in the Red Sea theatre...

Marsa Alam
Dennis returns!
June 2016

Not seen since 2014, Dennis the Dugong makes a welcome return in this video by guest, Chris Colliard.

Dennis the Dugong

 

Emperor Asmaa
Hammerheads at Daedalus
July 2016

A theatre of delights with hammerheads and happy guests.

Hammerheads

 

Emperor Elite
Daedalus & Elphinstone
July 2016

Top of the tops diving, plenty of sunlight, warm water, excellent boats, professional and smiley team and affordable prices.

Daedalus & Elphinstone

 

 

Marsa Alam
Elphinstone day trip
July 2016

Oceanics get close up and personal in this video.

Oceanics at Elphinstone

 

Emperor Elite
Red Sea safari
July 2016

Everybody do the manta dance! Fabulous video with thanks to guest, Simon. Got your wavy arms ready?

Manta dance

 

Marsa Alam
Meet the dugong whisperer!
July 2016

Dive guide Taki gets it right most of the time. Here with dugong mum and her calf with thanks to Eric and Valerie Du Pont for the photos. Magical.

Meet the dugong whisperer!

 

Emperor Asmaa
The Big Friendly Giant
July 2016

Happiness is waving at a whale shark. Right here in the Red Sea. Not too far to travel for an experience of a lifetime is it?

Whale shark

 

Now all you need to do is get here!
Contact our really helpful team today.
reservations@emperordivers.com

 

Really super offers | Boat diving, hotel packages & liveaboards

 

BOAT DIVING

for just £30 / €35 per day in Marsa Alam and El Gouna.

HOTEL PACKAGES

Valid on travel dates between now and 31 August on any new booking received by 25 August.

7 nights' hotel + airport transfers + daily boat diving

MARSA ALAM - from £238 / €280 per person
(Marina Lodge 4* HB)

EL GOUNA - from £369 / €434 per person
(Three Corners Ocean View 4* B&B)


LIVEABOARDS

FREE NITROX on all Emperor Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards.

RED SEA from €599 / £509

07 – 14 Sep
15 – 22 Oct

16 – 23 Nov

26 Nov – 03 Dec

9 – 16, 16 – 23, 23 – 30  Dec

9 – 16 &  16 – 23 Dec

 

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns
Emperor Superior, Famous Five
Emperor Asmaa, Simply the Best

Emperor Superior, Get Wrecked

Emperor Elite, Reefs & Wrecks

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns

 

€849 / £722
€799 / £663

€899 / £765

€799 / £679

€599 / £509

€599 / £509

 

MALDIVES from €1,399 / £1,189

11 – 18 Sep
24 Sep – 01 Oct
09 - 16 Oct
15 – 22 Oct
16 – 23 Oct
29 Oct – 05 Nov

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Voyager, Best of Maldives
Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Serenity, Best of Maldives
Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Serenity, Manta Madness

€1,649 / £1,402
€1,399 / £1,189
€1,699 / £1,445
€1,799 / £1,529
€1,699 / £1,445
€1,899 / £1,615

 

Above offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability and based on the exchange rate at time of issue.

Contact our helpful Reservations Team or have a browse around our
Red Sea website or Maldives website to discover diving in
the Red Sea and Maldives.

More liveaboard offers right here throughout the year.
»
Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates
or
book online here

Got any questions?

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We have the most wonderful, helpful and friendly team who are more than happy to answer any questions you have on diving the Red Sea or the Maldives.

You can contact them at reservations@emperordivers.com

Or you can see some frequently asked questions here.

It's all happening in the Maldives

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Emperor Divers Maldives

Fabulous feedback via Feefo...

What is Feefo? Feefo generates feedback from our guests and delivers real reviews from real customers that have actually used our services and are therefore qualified to give a view.

Our thanks to a recent guest (Feefo keeps names anonymous, it's not us!) who was on Emperor Atoll in the Maldives.

"The level of service for the whole trip was first class. Was met at the airport without any problem and the transfer to the boat went smoothly. The boat was well equipped and the catering was excellent considering the on board galley facilities were limited. The guides and crew were hard working and ensured that everyone had a good time and nothing was too difficult. The dive sites were good and ensured that we saw a lot of the fish life including a whale shark, mantas, reef sharks and a wide variety of reef fish. Would have no hesitation recommending Emperor Divers or using them again. For me everything went smoothly with no complaints."

And this one for Emperor Voyager in the Maldives...

"Patrick, Eva and Ralf were just awesome, the boat was great and ticked all the boxes, the team tried so hard to make everything great for us, when the boat rolled and a fan fell, the first thought was our safety, food was spectacular, diving teams were thought through and completely as we wanted it. I can't and wouldn't find fault with this team, just a great trip...recommend this business."

Come and enjoy the same experience! Have a browse around here.

 

 

Happy divers with Sonia

 

BOAT DIVING

for just £29 / €35 per day in Marsa Alam and El Gouna.

ADD an 'ALL-IN' Package to your diving.
When you book 3 or more days' diving you can add one of our value packages where we've bundled in your lunch and drinks on board, some third dives, the daily Environmental Tax and even included 12 litre Nitrox for FREE!

 

HOTEL PACKAGES

Valid on travel dates between now and 30 September on any new booking.

7 nights' hotel + airport transfers + daily boat diving

MARSA ALAM - from £232 / €280 per person
(Marina Lodge 4* HB)

EL GOUNA - from £360 / €434 per person
(Three Corners Ocean View 4* B&B)

 

LIVEABOARDS

FREE NITROX on all Emperor Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards.

RED SEA

17 – 24 Aug
21 – 28 Oct

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns
Emperor Superior, Get Wrecked

£580 / €699
£622 / €749


MALDIVES

11 – 18 Sep
09 – 16 Oct
26 Nov – 03 Dec

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Serenity, Best of Maldives

£1,327 / €1,599
£1,410 / €1,699
£1,535 / €1,849

Above offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.

Dive yourself happy.
Contact our helpful Reservations Team or have a browse around our
Red Sea website or Maldives website to discover diving in
the Red Sea and Maldives.

More liveaboard offers right here throughout the year.
» Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates or Book online here

 

 

 

WIN prizes just by taking part in this survey

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Win prizes from Suunto, O'Three, Fourth Element, Mares, Apeks, Scubapro and TUSA in the Scubaverse Audience Survey 2016.

The Scubaverse team is ready to take their relationship with you, the Scubaverse audience, to the next level. But in order to do that, they would like to get to know you better… so they're launching the first ever Scubaverse Audience Survey! By getting to know you better, they can post more of the stuff you like and less of the stuff you don't.

As an incentive to take part, they've teamed up with some of the world's leading dive equipment manufacturers to give away some amazing prizes.

Take part in Scubaverse.com's Audience Survey, and you could win one of the following prizes:

  • Suunto EON Steel Dive Computer
  • O'Three MSF2 500 TB Drysuit
  • Fourth Element Proteus 2 Wetsuit
  • Mares Hybrid BCD
  • Apeks XTX50 Regulator
  • Mask, Fins and Snorkel from TUSA
  • Scubapro Porter Bag

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. You can take it here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scubaverseaudience.

The Scubaverse Audience Survey closes on 27/07/16.

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Emperor Divers has upgraded the service on two of its Red Sea boats and, as a thank you for being a frequent diver, will offer free cabin upgrades, wine and more for their guests in the Red Sea and Maldives.

From 1st September 2016, Emperor’s Red Sea service will offer complimentary red wine with dinner on all Red Sea boats, Emperor Asmaa, Emperor Superior and Emperor Elite (where this has been offered for some time).

In the Maldives a complimentary glass of wine will be provided with dinner on Emperor Serenity and Emperor Orion. As a further service enhancement the number of free places has been increased to four on Emperor Leo and Emperor Orion when booking a full charter.

As well as the Red Sea upgrades, Emperor’s new Loyalty Scheme, Friends of Emperor, recognises guests who have dived with Emperor Divers or Constellation Fleet on five or more occasions. As a thank you to loyal guests, when boarding a liveaboard in the Red Sea or Maldives, they will receive a complimentary bottle of wine per person and an Emperor gift voucher to use whilst onboard. Also, when booking, guests can ask for a free cabin upgrade and request 15 litre tanks subject to availability. 

Please note: These benefits only apply to new bookings and have to be requested at the time of booking.

For more information, please contact our really helpful team on reservations@emperordivers.com

Spotlight on Emperor Elite in the Red Sea

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Guests love her new upgrade and here's why ...

"Outstanding week on Emperor Elite. Great boat, fantastic crew bar none, amazing dive leader. The service, food, organisation, diving and general attention to detail was truly brilliant. One of the best weeks of my life. The other divers were a lovely mix of lovely people also, so I felt truly blessed by the whole experience. Will come again, as soon as I can!"
So shared one happy guest via our Feefo feedback

The ‘want to know’ bit ...

She’s custom-designed and built to a superior standard and measures in at a pleasing 38 metres. A maximum of 24 guests relax in 11 twin-berth cabins (choice of decks) and a double master suite, all with ensuite and air conditioning.

Elite is spacious with limited free WiFi (for internet browsing and connecting with communication applications only when in signal), three sundecks, dive deck with platform, two air-conditioned lounges and air-conditioned dining room where good food and free wine with dinner is served. She has all the diving and safety equipment including two large RIBs with outboards and has FREE NITROX. And guests just love her!

Want to find out more straight from the horse's mouth? 
Read this recent trip report on our Facebook and enjoy a HUGE album of fabulous photos.

» Discover more about Elite here

Please vote for us in Sport Diver Awards

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Dived with us and liked what you’ve seen?
Please vote for us in the Sport Diver Awards

 

Please vote for us in the two categories below. We'd be happily grateful.

Just click on the badge and vote for either:

Emperor Divers Marsa Alam for Best Overseas Dive Centre
or
Emperor Voyager Maldives for Best Liveaboard.

 

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Thank you!


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BOAT DIVING 

Just £29 / €35 per day in Marsa Alam and El Gouna
Valid for all 2016 dates excluding 22 September to 31 October.

£29 / €35 per day for daily boat diving on selected dates

Boat Diving includes: 2 dives per day with guide, tanks, weights, weight belt, transfers to/from your hotel, all port fees and surcharges.

 

ADD an ‘ALL-IN’ Package to your DIVING

When you book 3 or more days’ diving you can add one of our value packages where we’ve bundled in your lunch and drinks on board, some third dives, the daily Environmental Tax and even included 12 litre Nitrox for FREE!

  • ADD to the price of 3 days’ of diving:
    3 days’ lunch/drinks/Environmental Tax, 2 x 3
    rd dives and 12 litre Nitrox for an extra £58 / €70   
  • ADD to the price of 5 days’ of diving:
    5 days’ lunch/drinks/Environmental Tax, 3 x 3
    rd dives and 12 litre Nitrox for an extra £95 / €115 

 

HOTEL PACKAGES

Valid on travel dates between now and 31 August on any new booking received by 25 August.

7 nights’ hotel + airport transfers + daily boat diving
 

MARSA ALAM  -  from £232 / €280 per person

Marina Lodge 4* HB

With 3 days’ boat diving = £232 / €280

With 5 days’ boat diving = £279 / €336

Valid on travel dates between now 30 September on any new booking.

 

EL GOUNA - from £360 / €434 per person
Three Corners Ocean View 4* B&B
 

21 August – 30 September

3 days’ boat diving from  £360 / €434

5 days’ boat diving from  £418 / €504

 

21 July – 19 August

3 days’ boat diving from  £395 / €476

5 days’ boat diving from  £453 / €546

Above prices are valid on any new booking received

 

LIVEABOARDS

RED SEA

25 August – 01 September  EMPEROR ASMAA                £580 / €699


27 August – 03 September  EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £580 / €699

21 – 28 October                  EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £622 / €749

 

MALDIVES

4 - 11 September                EMPEROR LEO                   £1,120 / €1,349

4 - 11 September                EMPEROR ORION               £1,327 / €1,599

0209 October                  EMPEROR ORION               £1,410 / €1,699

30 October06 November   EMPEROR ORION               £1,410 / €1,699

26 November – 3 December EMPEROR ATOLL                £1,103 / €1,329

26 November – 3 December EMPEROR SERENITY           £1,535 / €1,849

Above offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.

 

Dive yourself happy. Contact our helpful Reservations Team or have a browse around our Red Sea website or Maldives website to discover diving in the Red Sea and Maldives.

 

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

All of the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and are valid on new bookings only.  

The daily boat diving offer is available for dates: 21 July – 21 September & 1 November – 15 December 2016 and must be booked and paid in full at least 21 days prior to arrival in resort. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and without notice.

All rates shown are RETAIL per person in Euros. Prices are subject to change and those detailed are for promotional purposes only.

All bookings taken under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.  Normal payment terms apply. Cancellations made any time after payment is received normal cancellation policy applies.

‘ALL IN’ notes

You must be a certified Nitrox diver in order to receive Nitrox offer. Packages are fixed for standard daily boat diving and cannot be amended or credited for any other service. There are certain activities still payable as a supplement outside the 'All-In' package, such as, but not limited to, special trip supplements, night dives and diving equipment rental. Please ask us for more details.

The ‘All In’ cannot be discounted and is non-commissionable.

 

 

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