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Celebrate our 25th anniversary with our Buddy Offer
& Family Fun

ONLY for bookings made between 2 - 5 May 2017

Red Sea Day Diving: Buy One Get One for €25 / £21 + Kids dive FREE!

Valid for diving 1 August to 8 September 2017

Marsa Alam: Buy 5 days’ boat diving for €300 / £252 and get your buddy’s for just £21 / €25

El Gouna: Buy 5 days’ boat diving for €230 / £193 and get your buddy’s for just £21 / €25

Boat diving includes 2 dives a day with guide, tanks, weights, weight belt, transfers to/from your hotel, all port fees and surcharges.

ADD even MORE value to your diving

When you book a 5 day dive pack add our ‘All-In’ package for £97 / €115 where we’ve bundled in your lunch and drinks on board, three third dives, daily Environmental Tax and even 12 litre Nitrox for FREE!

Looking for some FAMILY FUN this summer?

Bring the family to Marsa Alam, book your diving and the kids dive for FREE. Valid July and August 2017

Contact us for more details

 

Need a hotel? We’ve got that covered too!

Marsa Alam: Twin/Double room for two people on half board + 2 x 5 days’ diving + return Marsa Alam airport transfers = from €424 / £356 per person  

El Gouna: Twin/Double room for two people on bed and breakfast + 2 x 5 days’ diving + return Hurghada airport transfers = from €499 / £420 per person  

Email our really helpful Reservations Team today – reservations@emperordivers.com

Remember – this only runs for bookings made between 2 – 5 May!

 

Dugong Dyson

It's not just liveaboard diving in the Red Sea, Tracy in Marsa Alam has an amazing team and guests just love the choice of dive sites and day diving.

And here's a super saving for you with this offer of day diving Marsa Alam dive centre.

USUALLY: 1-4 days €76 / £64
OFFER: €40 / £34 per day
SAVE: €36 / £30 per person per day

 

BOOK today for your diving this summer, valid for any 2017 diving dates.

AND you could be as lucky as these guests who got to dive with Dyson the Dugong just last week. Watch this happy dugong feeding away here!

EASTER FLASH SALE – up to 30% off LIVEABOARDS
from NOW until 18 April

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HUGE savings on Maldives liveaboards this summer PLUS some winter warmers for the Red Sea.

Look for our ‘RED’ hot sailings.

Up to 30% discount has been applied on selected summer sailings.

Check out our offer pages during Emperor’s Flash Sale: www.emperormaldives.com/liveaboards-schedule-offers.php

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Discount has already been applied to prices on the Schedule page
  • All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Valid on new bookings received until 18 April.  
  • Liveaboard offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.
  • Groups and full charters can be extended on application.
  • All bookings taken under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.  Normal payment terms apply. Cancellations made any time after payment is received normal cancellation policy applies.

    Now is the time to dive the Red Sea and the Maldives. More diving for less - win/win!

    Email reservations@emperordivers.com TODAY and book your saving!

Red Sea Liveaboard

Here's your choice of great itineraries, with a mix suitable for most levels of diver.

And did you know? We have a 21+ DIVES and MAX itinerary, which means if an itinerary has a 21+ DIVES then divers have managed 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari.

From Hurghada:

From Marsa Ghalib (Port Ghalib):

» Email our friendly, knowledgeable team today.


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Following our highly successful free photo workshop trips in 2016, we are now offering them in both the Red Sea and the Maldives.

Join us with highly acclaimed photographer, Jordi Chias, who will once again be sharing his vast experience and the workshops for FREE!

Maldives dates:
3 - 10 December 2017
Emperor Orion
Best of Maldives

OR

Emperor Serenity
10 - 17 December 2017
Best of Maldives.

Prices start from €1869 / £1607

Red Sea
Emperor Elite
Simply the Best
3 - 10 November & 10 - 17 November, 2017.

Prices start from €1049 / £903

What do you get? Jordi will be onboard offering a FREE mini Photography Workshop for guests who would like to improve their underwater and general photography www.uwaterphoto.com and make the most of his 16 years’ experience.

With work published in many different media and recognized with prominent mentions, among them the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Jordi has a wealth of knowledge that guests can tap into during the week.

Jordi is also one of the most internationally awarded Spanish photographers, who also speaks fluent English. During the trip he will give daily talks, reviews and comments on guests' images in order to improve results as well as sharing techniques to help with computer picture processing at basic level.

Guests must bring their own cameras. Also, although not a speciality, Jordi can help improve video skills.

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to hone photography talents for free!

For more on Emperor Maldives visit www.emperormaldives.com or for Emperor's Red Sea visit www.emperordivers.com or email our friendly Reservations Team on reservations@emperordivers.com


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She has always been a popular choice in the Red Sea but now Emperor Elite is set to impress even more with her latest massive make-over.

All cabins have been refreshed while the Junior Suite and upper and main deck premium cabins have been overhauled to include new beds, furniture and design. The premium cabins can be switched between twin or double beds according to the guest’s preference.

Up to 26 guests can choose from eight standard twin-berth cabins, three premium twin/double cabins, a double Junior Suite and, new for 2017, a premium upper deck Executive Suite. All have ensuite, independent air conditioning, flat screen TV, three towels and a bathrobe per guest.

The big transformation is the new 28sqm+ Executive Suite built to top standards and complete with space that does a top-notch hotel suite justice. There is lots of room for storage, wall-mounted TV and ensuite shower room separated from the ensuite WC.

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Emperor Elite is a spacious boat with free WiFi (signal permitting), three sundecks, dive deck with platform, an air-conditioned salon and air-conditioned dining room where great food and free red wine with dinner is served. Her middle deck saloon has been removed along with the top deck Jacuzzi which gives so much more space for guests to relax in the new upper deck coffee bar and cocktail bar.

She has all diving and safety equipment including two large RIBs with outboards, is also equipped with free NITROX and can handle tech diving on request.

Click here for more information, photos and trip dates for Emperor Elite

Email reservations@emperordivers.com

 

 

Oceanic on video. Red Sea delivers, again

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0507 oceanic white tip shark.jpgThe holy grail of oceanic whitetip diving is when you find a big 'un surrounded by pilotfish.
 
This meaty fish was hanging around in the summer, and was caught on camera by guest Tawan for your pleasure. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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.

WIN prizes just by taking part in this survey

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Win prizes from Suunto, O'Three, Fourth Element, Mares, Apeks, Scubapro and TUSA in the Scubaverse Audience Survey 2016.

The Scubaverse team is ready to take their relationship with you, the Scubaverse audience, to the next level. But in order to do that, they would like to get to know you better… so they're launching the first ever Scubaverse Audience Survey! By getting to know you better, they can post more of the stuff you like and less of the stuff you don't.

As an incentive to take part, they've teamed up with some of the world's leading dive equipment manufacturers to give away some amazing prizes.

Take part in Scubaverse.com's Audience Survey, and you could win one of the following prizes:

  • Suunto EON Steel Dive Computer
  • O'Three MSF2 500 TB Drysuit
  • Fourth Element Proteus 2 Wetsuit
  • Mares Hybrid BCD
  • Apeks XTX50 Regulator
  • Mask, Fins and Snorkel from TUSA
  • Scubapro Porter Bag

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. You can take it here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/scubaverseaudience.

The Scubaverse Audience Survey closes on 27/07/16.

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