August 2009 Archives


marsa_marinalodge01_sm.jpgExclusive with Emperor Divers

7 nights' accommodation on Half Board basis
PLUS 5 days diving or Open Water Course
PLUS Airport transfers



Hotel + Airport Transfers + 5 Days Diving = €380
Hotel + Airport Transfers + Open Water Course = €445            

Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room. marsa_marinalodge04_room_sm.jpg
(Single Room supplement will apply).

Does not include equipment rental when daily diving, materials or certification fee.
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer from Emperor and is subject to availability.
Valid for arrivals: 02/09/09, 16/09/09 and 30/09/09

Email for more information

NEW liveaboard boat sailing 2 October - book today!

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Take a great liveaboard on the new boat Snefro Target

SNEFRO TARGET measures 37m and offers one master suite and nine double cabins comfortably accommodating 20 people. 

All cabins have individual controlled air-con, central music system, telephone, mini bar, safe and ensuite bathrooms (WC/shower) with two towels per guest. The spacious saloon and dining/bar areas are air-conditioned on the main deck and there is a roomy lounge on the upper deck as well as a DVD/flat screen TV, MP3/CD music system plus two sundecks with bar.

As with all the King Snefro Fleet, all safety equipment meets international standards. She is also equipped with NITROX, which is free and 25hp Zodiac.

Target_IMG_0130_ext_sm.jpg2 - 9 October 2009 
Get Wrecked Cruise from Hurghada
985 Euro per person in a twin berth cabin (Special Offer)

* We recommend that you have a minimum of 50 logged dives for this Safari.



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9 - 16 October 2009
Classic Cruise from Hurghada
1,035 Euro per person in a twin berth cabin

* We recommend that you have a minimum of 50 logged dives for this Safari.






16 - 23 October 2009
Famous Five Cruise from Hurghada
1,245 Euro per person in a twin berth cabin

* Egyptian Law states you must have 50 logged dives for Marine Park Safaris.

* Night Dives are not permitted in the Marine Parks.


This is a new boat to the Emperor Fleet and is not on our schedule list as yet.  Please email for more information or to make a booking. Thanks. 


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In just 6 days, this is the 'A' list line up for marine life sightings that guests at Emperor Sharm have enjoyed.

Now is the time to book those flights and let Emperor do the rest (well the fish play a bit of a part in it too...)



Friday            Black Tip, large shoals of Giant Trevallies,

                     Snappers, Batfish               Shark Reef/Ras Mo


Sat                   Manta                             Ras Ulm Sid/Local

                        Large Feather Tail            Ras Gamilla/Tiran


Sun                  Manta, 2 x Turtles            Amphoras/Local

                        Marbled Sting Ray           Fiddle Garden/Local


Mon                  Manta, Feather Tail Ray   Ras Ulm Sid/Local

                        Dolphins                          Ras Mo


Wed                 Manta                              Tower/Loca


Thursday           2 x Turtles                       Ras Ghozlani/Ras Mo                           


Tiger shark sightings - HEPCA advises

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In recent weeks sightings of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) have been frequent at certain sites in the mid and south Red Sea particularly at Elphinstone Reef, which is level with Marsa Alam. There is much excitement among guides and guests but it is worth mentioning that tiger sharks are highly developed, but not particularly discerning, predators.

HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) - of which Emperor Divers is a founding member - has issued the following useful and informative statement - it's worth a read.


HEPCA Logo_sm.jpg"Recent reports of Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) sightings at Elphinstone and the reaction of some divers to encountering these sharks under water prompted us to release this statement to all of you.

Meeting one of these magnificent creatures is an absolute privilege, that not many people will have a chance to experience. But remember what you are dealing with, a species that is second only to the Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in number of reported shark attacks worldwide. Despite this fact, a Tiger Shark is not a dangerous animal per se.

They are, however, among THE top predators in the sea, and probably the least discriminative shark species in terms of feeding habits and items. Coupled with a maximum length of more than 5 meters, they must be treated with great caution and respect.

But there is no reason for hysteria or panic. Following some simple behavioral rules and having basic knowledge on shark biology does help to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Calm and controlled behavior from the human side is the key to an enjoyable and truly impressive encounter. As a predator, a shark will react with interest to erratic or hectic movements, as well as to rapid ascents (especially directly above it).
Stay alert, keep looking around you, so that they don't have the chance to sneak up on you or startle you. Staying next to the reef helps you keeping the overview and limits the open areas around you.

If you are circled by any shark, take a vertical position, calmly turn around with it, and keep it in sight at all times. This shark is not getting ready to attack you, it only makes use of the pressure sensors along its sides to figure out what you are. Keep in mind, that a group of people is less likely to be closely approached than single divers.

If you are not sure, that you can manage to stay calm when meeting a Tiger Shark - or any other large predatory shark - under water, do not expose yourself and others in your company to such an encounter!

Properly brief any divers entering the water on what to expect, and try to evaluate, if they are experienced enough for a possible shark encounter.

It is generally people, that are creating dangerous situations with sharks... Feel free to report unusual sightings or behaviors from any of your dives."



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