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Lovely review from 'new diver' Siobhan via TripAdvisor.
Essex, United Kingdom
“An excellent way to dive safely”
Reviewed 30 April 2015 NEW
Having just returned from my first diving holiday, I cannot thank Emperor Divers enough for making it such an amazing experience. They are knowledgeable, fun, confidence-building and good value. As a novice I was looked after extremely well and a massive thank you to Hamza for being so patient and encouraging (while retaining a sense of humour) and Tracey for being equally supportive and entertaining. I owe you both for starting me off under the sea!
The organisation was efficient, the crew could not have been nicer and the fellow divers were lovely. The boats are comfortable and clean, with excellent food. It's a very well-run operation that maximised my enjoyment and I wouldn't hesitate to return there. Thanks, see you next time!!
A glowing review for the Emperor El Gouna team via TripAdvisor.
Well done all ...
I learned to dive with Emperor Divers from 10th-14th June 2014 and absolutely loved it.
All the staff were immediately friendly, fun and welcoming. It is situated right next door to the Three Corners Ocean View Hotel, where I was staying.
My instructor was Paul, who was endlessly patient with me (I tested this at times!) and made me feel sale and calm. Every aspect was thoroughly explained and my questions answered with explanations to help me get to the solution, rather than giving me the answers. in the pool and the sea,
Paul demonstrated techniques when necessary and ensured I understood and was competent before we moved on to something else. He was encouraging and full of humour.
All the equipment was in good order and the diver boats were great! Lovely food too. There was a fun atmosphere onboard and all the staff were very safely-conscious.
The dive briefings were thorough and the diving experience heightened by the guides, such as Paul and Tiger, pointing out things divers could easily have missed, such as frog fish and octopus.
I would highly recommend Emperor Divers, both for those wanting to learn to dive, like myself, and those more experienced. I spoke to a number of other divers and all were very pleased with the service. A number are returning later in the year (lucky them!!) and will dive with Emperor Divers again.
says it all really!
Want to know why Hamata is THE place to freedive? Well, because it can offer a variety of ways to try your hand at the sport.
For instance, if freediving on the house reef isn't enough to whet the appetite, then there are special trips to the 65 metre long wreck of the Hamada, laying on its starboard side at 15 metres, or Hamata's dolphin house, Sha'ab Sataya, where huge pods of spinner dolphins are known to frequent (watch the video above).
Plus, Hamata offers considerably more protection from adverse weather than other Red Sea locations, with a variety of nearby shore based sites within 10-15 minutes.
Coral reefs here are pristine, untouched by tourism and teeming with life such as rays, turtles, dolphins, and so much more - all on your doorstep at the Zabargad Berenice Resort.
Need we say more?
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Thanks to our recent guest who shared their feedback via TripAdvisor ...
“Perfect diving vacation”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 NEW
We've been for one week in Egypt with the sole purpose of diving. We booked the Emperor's special offer: 5 days diving incl. full equipment for 250€ / person. The dive computer was also included.
The guys from the diving center are extremely well organised and efficient. On the first day we were given our equipment - in good / very good state - and after that we didn't worry about it any longer. The guys shipped / moved our equipment boxes from boat to boat according to our diving plans.
The pick ups were always on time, the transfers back to the hotel generally quick . Only on one day we had to wait for about 30 min at the dive center.
Lunch or beverage on the boats was cheap - 6,5€ or 4€ / person/ day. As I do not tend to stuff myself when diving, I can say the lunch was pretty ok.
We did 2 days local diving (Temple is not to be missed) 2 days Ras Mo ( beautiful) and 1 Day Tiran ( Jackson Reef is breathtaking). Our dive guides were giving well organised briefings, they are very through.
I enjoyed my dives - although only a beginner I had the opportunity to dive with all other experienced divers - I was able to 'book' a private guide who gave me & my husband good advice and guided us privately. This was done just at more difficult places.
I found it good that we were able to tell the guides which places we wanted to dive and they made their plans according to our wishes. So if you want to do something special - just speak up and they will try to meet your every wish.
My husband and I are planning to do the AOW license in summer in Egypt. We are going to book it with Emperor Divers.
Wonderful news for Emperor Divers in Sharm! Our Instructor Trainer, Steve Prior, has just been awarded the level of "Platinum Course Director for 2012".
This year only 57 Course Directors in the whole world have reached this level. Steve has been awarded the "Platinum" award every year since it started in 2006.
Great news for Emperor, but what does this mean for you? It means that if you are thinking about becoming a PADI instructor with Emperor Divers, you will be trained by a Course Director who is "Match Fit" and you'll know that you will be getting the very best training that can be found anywhere in the world. Steve is very popular, and you don't need to look far to find excellent, successful instructors who have been taught by him.
Steve is pictured here with Janet his IDC Staff Instructor wife, together they make "Prior Knowledge".
You can ask Steve any questions on email@example.com
Introduction by Brent McFadden, PADI Course Director
"Back in 2003, as a PADI Course Director and owner of New Zealand Sea Adventures, Kaikoura, south of Christchurch and a PADI Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre, I had reservations about accepting children of this age onto an entry level course. That was until Amy and her dad walked in the door and asked to learn to dive. I accepted Amy and her dad onto the PADI Junior/Open Water Diver course but only after outlining the restrictions on a 10/11-year-old with a Junior Open Water qualification and the challenges that Amy would have to meet during and after training. Where Amy lacked in physical stature (eight-year-old size wetsuit) she made up in mental stamina and sheer determination."