August 2016 Archives

Dive a December Maldives with Emperor Serenity

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We're offering a sparkly bright December this year – and a festive Christmas time too – diving the Maldives.

Our Best of Maldives route just got better when the brand new Emperor Serenity is booked in good time to get the best choice of flights and prices.

These dates include 7 nights in shared cabin, 6 days diving, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on local island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive), guide, tanks, weights. Plus free Nitrox, return airport transfer, Government taxes and bed tax, Male city tour (on request), separate diving dhoni. Only things not included are flights, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.

3 - 10 December          Best of Maldives         €1,999 / £1,699

10 - 17 December        Best of Maldives         €1,843 / £1,567

17 - 24 December        Best of Maldives         €1,843 / £1,567

24 - 31 December        Best of Maldives         €2,179 / £1,852

Emperor Serenity is a high quality, contemporary liveaboard with a choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas. Guests can hope to dive with manta, man-sized nurse sharks and whale sharks.

For more visit Emperor Serenity here or email reservations@emperordivers.com

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.
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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.

 

 

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