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It's our 25th Anniversary! Since 1992, Emperor Divers has welcomed divers and guests to our dive centres and liveaboards in the Red Sea and, more recently, the Maldives.

Read on to see how you can join the celebrations with free gifts from us.

 

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Recognise any of the faces?

Driven by a ceaseless commitment to top-notch customer service and a deep understanding of what divers want, we have grown consistently since our early days based in Hurghada to offer the same service across its Red Sea and Maldives dive centres and liveaboards.

“The Red Sea has always been a popular choice with its richness of marine life and wrecks,” explains Luke Atkinson, General Manager. “Recently this has surpassed expectations with truly amazing marine life sightings – the best in over a decade.”

In 2014, we moved into the diving arena of the Maldives with three liveaboards giving guests a choice of diving adventure. In 2016, we expanded to become the biggest liveaboard fleet operator in the Maldives today.

With guests from all over the world choosing to dive with us, it’s no surprise the feedback is at 5-star level. “We don’t claim to be perfect,” explains Luke, “but we always do our utmost to provide the best diving experience we can. And that’s what sees guests return to us time and time again.”

The proof is in the pudding and guests from as far back as 1992 (yes those founding days) still choose us as their diving partner; no longer guests but very much friends of Emperor.

Liveaboard diving in the Red Sea continues to attract thousands of divers each year and the diving in Marsa Alam is always a star attraction; as much to do with the longevity of the team there as well as the chance to dive with dugong, dolphins and sharks. El Gouna remains a favourite with one of the main attractions being northern Hurghada sites, which divers have been enjoying since we first opened there.

New boats and routes in the Maldives keep us at the forefront, giving guests new ways to dive and enjoy the iconic sites. Special trips include free video and photography workshops with highly experienced dive guides.

A quarter of a century on, the Emperor team is looking forward to the next milestone and continuing to give guests the best experience whether it be in the Red Sea or the Maldives.

FREE gifts from us to you!

To celebrate, we're getting the party started to mark the 25th year of Emperor Divers, 1992 - 2017!

The first new 25 bookings we receive will enjoy vouchers and money off.

The first 24 will each receive a €25 voucher to spend on board an Emperor Liveaboard or an Emperor Red Sea resort.

The 25th booking will receive €250 against your next Red Sea or Maldives liveaboard.

The countdown starts, Thursday 5th January, so book online or send your booking request to reservations@emperordivers.com to receive your gift!
Terms and conditions apply. 

Discover more at www.emperordivers.com and www.emperormaldives.com

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Emperor Maldives has new exciting dive trips to sail to the southerly Maldives atolls and dive into the shark action in these out-of-the-way southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Laamu.

From February to April, spend time away from the madding crowds and dive Foammulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for the Indian Ocean's larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks and whale sharks.

Guests can choose to travel either from Male to Huvadhoo to join their liveaboard or from Huvadhoo to Male. Expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks around Foamulah. At Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for even more shark sightings including hopefully whale sharks and silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks spotted most of the time. There are swift channel dives with several kandus; Vilingilli, Nilandhoo, Mareehaa and Kondeey, as well as reef thila dives; Gazeera and Vaadhoo.

This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) looking for 'away from it all and different' diving with quite a focus on drift diving.

Liveaboards operating these routes are Emperor Virgo and Emperor Leo, both with fine accommodation and service as standard. Included is full board, free Nitrox, local transfers.

A video showing the amazing diving on this route can be seen here. 

Non-divers are very welcome and get free snorkelling equipment + $50 voucher to spend on board.

The 7-night trip is £1978.80/€2328.00 per person sharing a standard twin berth cabin. 10-night trips are also available. Prices do not include international flights.

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.

For more, visit maldives.emperordivers.com/ or email info@emperordivers.com

 

5 star customer service | Fact

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5 star reviews

Thank you to all our guests who have used Emperor Divers Red Sea and Emperor Maldives and shared their feedback via Feefo, a global ratings and reviews provider of genuine guest feedback.

Feefo generates feedback that you can trust. And we now have a dedicated logo to promote the fact - well, why hide lights under bushels?

If you have a moment, you can read lots of guest reviews here.


Meet the Maldives at the NEC Dive Show this weekend

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NEC Dive Show 2016
22/23 October, Birmingham
Stand 230

We do hope you can join us. The team is ready to give you the latest on the Red Sea and the Maldives.

AlexAlex Bryant, MD of Emperor Maldives, has over a decade's experience of diving here and will be sharing this with you at a Seminar on diving this iconic area from our BIG fleet of six liveaboards.

Entitled "#MustBeMaldives; six of the best" you'll just have to come along to discover the best of the best!

Catch him from 14.50 - 15.20 on both Saturday and Sunday in Ocean Theatre 1.

And our whole team of dive guides really are the best in the area. Ready yourself for an entertaining 30 minutes of photos, anecdotes and interesting information to inspire you! He's also happy to take any questions (well, related to diving in the Maldives, of course).

Luke Atkinson will be here too, and what tales he and Tracy have to tell of diving the Red Sea this year. It's been the best diving for a decade. Discover more first hand at the Show.

 


NEC Dive Show | 22/23 October, Birmingham

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Stand 230
 
Hope you can join us! We've got the team lined up and ready to give you the latest on the Red Sea and the Maldives.
 
Alex Bryant, MD of Emperor Maldives, has over a decade's experience of diving here and will be sharing this with you at a Seminar on diving this iconic area from our BIG fleet of six liveaboards.
 
Entitled "#MustBeMaldives; six of the best" you'll just have to come along to discover the best of the best!
 
Catch him from 14.50 - 15.20 on both Saturday and Sunday in Ocean Theatre 1.
 
And our whole team of dive guides really are the best in the area. Ready yourself for an entertaining 30 minutes of photos, anecdotes and interesting information to inspire you! He's also happy to take any questions (well, related to diving in the Maldives, of course).

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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