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SAVE 28% on day diving & dive courses - NOW until 31 August

Emperor's Great Summer Bonanza Extended

Available on dive packages and dive courses in Hurghada, Marsa Alam & Sharm El Sheikh

22 Jul 10 - 31 Aug 2010

Offer applies to:

    * Daily Dive Packages
    * PADI Open Water
    * PADI Scuba Diver
    * PADI Fastrack
    * PADI Referral Course
    * PADI Advanced Open Water
    * eLearning Open Water Dives
    * Scuba Reviews
    * Discover Scuba Diver Programmes
    * Selected other courses

How to book online:

    * Select the Diving Package or Course you require
    * Your 28% discount has already been automatically deducted

For more details contact

Terms & Conditions:
Saving of 28% applies to Emperor Dive Centres in Hurghada, Marsa Alam & Sharm el Sheikh
Offer is for diving services taken within dates shown and valid on bookings paid prior to arrival only.
Course materials and certification are additional, paid locally.
Diving includes 2 dives per day with tanks & weights.
Extras in resort (special trips, third dives, night dives etc), equipment, fees & taxes are additional, paid locally.
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

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by Marine Biologist, Daniele Zanoni

Size range :
Weight range :
Life span :
Status :
1.5 to 4.3 m
70 to 150 kg
20 to 30 years in the wild

There are nine known species of Hammerhead Sharks in the world and the most common one in the Red Sea is the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna Lewini). They all belong to a family called Sphyrnidae (from Greek sphyra meaning hammer).

They are a coastal pelagic species occurring in continental and insular shelves, ranging from about 46° of latitude North to 36° of latitude South. During the day they can be found closer to the coast and in shallow water, while at night they hunt further off shore and deeper (up to about 300 m).
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It's long...but it's worth it!

Elite 04 - 13 May. 10 days south from Hamata. Report from dive guide, Sonia Göggel


Elite harbour DD 2010 55 sm.jpgDive one: Serenaka Island, check dive, very good visibility, nice pinnacles with swim throughs, lots of anthias and nice hard corals, free swimming moray and napoleonfish.

Dive two: Paradise, beautiful pinnacles covered in anthias, free swimming moray, friendly napoleon, nice swim thrus with lots of anemones.

Dusk dive: Dangerous Reef south west area, nice reef, lots of fish as sunset time is excellent for this, especially fusiliers, and also one silky shark made a quick visit, and one Oceanic white tip shark stayed a long time circling around the guests. Also gigantic moray eel and even larger great barracuda under the boat, everybody loved it

Weather: sunny

Wind strength and direction: 10 knots from North, small swells

Water Temperature and Visibility: 25 C and 30 m


Come and work for one of the best dive centres in the Red Sea and enjoy year-round sunshine!

The Reservations Team in Sharm El Sheikh is looking for a full time Administrator to handle all safari reservations. Experience of working in a similar role within the diving industry would be good but the team really needs someone who has strong administration skills and who is able to multi-task. Emperor Divers is renowned for its excellent customer service/interpersonal skills so you will also need those in abundance plus plenty of initiative and drive.

You will be involved in all aspects of the reservations process from answering emails to boat planning, therefore you must be confident in dealing with direct guests and tour operators alike.  

The position would be best suited to a certified diver already living in Egypt and you must speak English as your first language.                 

If this sounds like you, please send your full CV including salary expectations to Sarah Harvey, Human Resources, Emperor Group and quote reference number ED079. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Return of the Mantas!

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Report by Laura Kennedy-Smith, Dive Instructor, Emperor Sharm

April is a month to celebrate at Emperor Divers Sharm as summer finally arrives. Each year from April to September we are sometimes lucky enough to have the company of manta rays on our dives (or Manta birostris, as Emperor instructor Pete Walsh would say!) All this month there have been numerous manta ray sightings by Emperor guests up and down the coastline. No longer is 'Ras Mohammed' or 'Tiran' the most popular choice, the 'local' dive sites are the place to be!

Jim & Ute bid farewell to Nuweiba

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Over to you Jim...

"After many happy, interesting and certainly unforgettable years working with Emperor Divers the time has finally come for us both to leave Egypt for new challenges and adventures.

I have accepted a new job in Macau, China, as a technical support diver for a new water based theatrical, acrobatic show; only the third of its kind in the world. Check out the website for an idea of the type of entertainment, but think of the Cirque du Soleil with added water!

Ute is of course coming to China with me, so we would both like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people we have met along the way during our time in Egypt. We will never forget the times we had working in Dahab, with the Emperor liveaboards and finally in peaceful Nuweiba. We dived with some really great people and met some interesting characters; together with unforgettable encounters with sharks, dolphins, turtles, dugongs and frogfish!

So long and thanks for all the fish!"



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