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Liveaboard offer in the
Red Sea and the Maldives

RED SEA from €649 / £552

23 - 30 Sep

Emperor Elite, Simply the Best

€749 / £637

26 Nov - 03 Dec

Emperor Superior, Get Wrecked

€799 / £679

09 - 16, 16 - 23 & 23 - 30 Dec

Emperor Elite, Reefs & Wrecks

€699 / £594

16 - 23 Dec

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns

€649 / £552


MALDIVES from €1,399 / £1,189

18 - 25 Sep

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives

€1,499 / £1,274

24 Sep - 01 Oct

Emperor Voyager, Best of Maldives

€1,399 / £1,189

09 - 16 Oct

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives

€1,689 / £1,436

15 - 22 Oct

Emperor Voyager, Best of Maldives

€1,599 / £1,359

16 - 23 Oct

Emperor Leo, Best of Maldives

€1,499 / £1,274

12 - 26 Nov (14 nights)

Emperor Serenity, Best of Maldives

€3,999 / £3,399

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
 

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

 

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.

Happy divers with Sonia

 

BOAT DIVING

for just £29 / €35 per day in Marsa Alam and El Gouna.

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!

 

HOTEL PACKAGES

Valid on travel dates between now and 30 September on any new booking.

7 nights' hotel + airport transfers + daily boat diving

MARSA ALAM - from £232 / €280 per person
(Marina Lodge 4* HB)

EL GOUNA - from £360 / €434 per person
(Three Corners Ocean View 4* B&B)

 

LIVEABOARDS

FREE NITROX on all Emperor Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards.

RED SEA

17 – 24 Aug
21 – 28 Oct

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns
Emperor Superior, Get Wrecked

£580 / €699
£622 / €749


MALDIVES

11 – 18 Sep
09 – 16 Oct
26 Nov – 03 Dec

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives
Emperor Serenity, Best of Maldives

£1,327 / €1,599
£1,410 / €1,699
£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.

More liveaboard offers right here throughout the year.
» Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates or Book online here

 

 

 

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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 reservations@emperordivers.com

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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 reservations@emperordivers.com 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.

 

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