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.

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

  • Suunto EON Steel Dive Computer
  • O'Three MSF2 500 TB Drysuit
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  • 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:

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



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

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
Emperor Voyager Maldives for Best Liveaboard.


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Thank you!

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BOAT DIVING - £29 / €35 per day

Marsa Alam and El Gouna

£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 



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

1 – 20 July & 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




22 – 29 July                       EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £539 / €649

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

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

21 – 28 October                  EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £622 / €749



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.



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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Looking for some shark action? Our team and crew know the best time to have the best chance to see those Red Sea sharks in action.

Explore the majestic southern Red Sea during the warm summer months of May to August with a new Southern Sharks itinerary offering flexibility and focus for ‘action’ dives on liveaboard Emperor Asmaa from Port Ghalib/Marsa Alam.

These months are best-known for the variety of sharks visiting some of the remote offshore reefs. But be prepared to change diving plans at the last minute because Emperor goes where the action is.

The guides select the best possible action sites to visit based on their immense local knowledge and on insider-data on recent activity including a variety of Red Sea sharks, dolphins and anything else that chooses to join the party.

Some of the sites to visit are St Johns, Rocky, Daedalus and Elphinstone but Emperor Divers General Manager, Luke Atkinson explains, “Please remember that the focus of this trip is not about where we go but about what we want to see...sharks! And as always it’s subject to weather conditions.”

How much and when?
23 June, 3, 17 & 24 August
Emperor Asmaa
from Marsa Ghalib/Port Ghalib
£560 / €699

Email for all the information

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Adding to the vast wealth of knowledge already totted up by the Emperor Maldives dive guides, two new dive experts now join the team to strengthen it even further.
Marilen Enseñat and Marc Chicano hail from Spain and have successfully run liveaboard dive holidays in every region of the Maldives, especially central and deep south atolls, since 1997.
Fluent in Spanish, French and English, the couple will share their vast knowledge of these iconic atolls having a honed instinct to know where to go for the best chance of superlative diving. With literally thousands of dives and 19 consecutive seasons on Maldivian boats, Emperor Maldives guests are sure to drink in their experience and passion.
“Having guides who know these waters and atolls like the back of their hands is so important.” explains Emperor Maldives MD, Alex Bryant, a veteran himself. “Guests will truly feel they are in the hands of connoisseurs, because that’s exactly what our dive guides are.”
From October, Marc and Marilen are dedicated to three Emperor liveaboards, Emperor Orion, Emperor Leo and Emperor Virgo, covering three itineraries, Best of Maldives, South Central 7 Atolls and Deep South & Southern Sharks. Prices for 7 nights start from 1669 Euros / £1302.
Emperor Maldives consistently offers value, variety, quality, service, professionalism, easy booking, handy local knowledge, flexibility and fast response to guest requests as well as popular purpose-built liveaboards.
Click the image or click here for full details of itineraries, dates and prices.

Maldives and Red Sea SAVINGS
Save up to £250/€320

Emperor Atoll
Emperor Elite

» Click here for all Maldives information and prices or

» Click here for Red Sea information and prices.


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Trip report by Sonia and Momo on Emperor Elite

Fins Scuba Ltd on Emperor Elite diving the Brothers, Safaga and Elphinstone

Whale shark, threshers, hammerheads, large grey reef sharks, silkies, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna and a lush soft corals…perfect!

When you get to see mantas on almost every dive, you know something special is happening and when mantas are accompanied by a whale shark, slowly circling threshers getting cleaned, close up hammerheads, large grey reef sharks, silkies chasing schooling unicorns under the boat at night, yellowfin tuna, schooling dogtooth tuna, and all this with a back drop of lush soft corals, and tons of reef fish, you know there are not many seas like the Red Sea and not many dive sites like the Brothers … you know diving here is truly special.

Read the full feedback here and enjoy lots of fabulous photos.


Russ Cheetham


Russ Cheetham2.jpegRuss has been diving since 1994 and, in 2005, decided to exchange his London police uniform for a wetsuit and become a full-time dive instructor. Since then, he has worked in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Maldives. Luckily, the Maldivian islands must have stolen his heart as he has been diving here for the last six years and has no plans to leave anytime soon.

With his years of experience, his extensive knowledge of the dive sites and his positive and friendly nature, he is the perfect person to guide you in your dream Maldives diving holiday.

For the last three years, he has been seamlessly managing Orion liveaboard and has a dedicated group of return guests who love to dive and spend time with him.