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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.

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BOAT DIVING 

Just £29 / €35 per day in Marsa Alam and El Gouna
Valid for all 2016 dates excluding 22 September to 31 October.

£29 / €35 per day for daily boat diving on selected dates

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

 

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!

  • ADD to the price of 3 days’ of diving:
    3 days’ lunch/drinks/Environmental Tax, 2 x 3
    rd dives and 12 litre Nitrox for an extra £58 / €70   
  • ADD to the price of 5 days’ of diving:
    5 days’ lunch/drinks/Environmental Tax, 3 x 3
    rd dives and 12 litre Nitrox for an extra £95 / €115 

 

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 £232 / €280 per person

Marina Lodge 4* HB

With 3 days’ boat diving = £232 / €280

With 5 days’ boat diving = £279 / €336

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

 

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

21 August – 30 September

3 days’ boat diving from  £360 / €434

5 days’ boat diving from  £418 / €504

 

21 July – 19 August

3 days’ boat diving from  £395 / €476

5 days’ boat diving from  £453 / €546

Above prices are valid on any new booking received

 

LIVEABOARDS

RED SEA

25 August – 01 September  EMPEROR ASMAA                £580 / €699


27 August – 03 September  EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £580 / €699

21 – 28 October                  EMPEROR SUPERIOR            £622 / €749

 

MALDIVES

4 - 11 September                EMPEROR LEO                   £1,120 / €1,349

4 - 11 September                EMPEROR ORION               £1,327 / €1,599

0209 October                  EMPEROR ORION               £1,410 / €1,699

30 October06 November   EMPEROR ORION               £1,410 / €1,699

26 November – 3 December EMPEROR ATOLL                £1,103 / €1,329

26 November – 3 December EMPEROR SERENITY           £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.

 

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

All of the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and are valid on new bookings only.  

The daily boat diving offer is available for dates: 21 July – 21 September & 1 November – 15 December 2016 and must be booked and paid in full at least 21 days prior to arrival in resort. This offer may be withdrawn at any time and without notice.

All rates shown are RETAIL per person in Euros. Prices are subject to change and those detailed are for promotional purposes only.

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.

‘ALL IN’ notes

You must be a certified Nitrox diver in order to receive Nitrox offer. Packages are fixed for standard daily boat diving and cannot be amended or credited for any other service. There are certain activities still payable as a supplement outside the 'All-In' package, such as, but not limited to, special trip supplements, night dives and diving equipment rental. Please ask us for more details.

The ‘All In’ cannot be discounted and is non-commissionable.

 

 

Marina Lodge EXTRA VALUE packages + FREE diving

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Marina Lodge, Port Ghalib

The Marina Lodge Hotel, Port Ghalib, and Emperor Divers Marsa Alam have teamed up to offer great EXTRA VALUE packages for 7 and 14 night stays.

On both packages, Marina Lodge will give divers FREE add-ons and you can choose one of three great FREE gifts from Emperor. You'll also automatically join Marina Lodge's 'Loyalty Program' where you can bank your nights to get a week's stay for FREE!

With Emperor Divers' day boats moored on the jetty just outside, diving has never been more convenient or better value!

7 nights + 5 days' boat diving:

- September from €488 / £342
- October from €542 / £380
- November from €470 / £329

Stay 7 nights - the following are FREE:

  • Return airport transfers from Marsa Alam
  • Late checkout until 6pm
  • Soft drinks at dinner
  • Entrance to BBQ Divers Dinner
  • Choice of 1 gift from Emperor: 1 additional free day's diving, free Nitrox or 1 free piece of equipment for holiday duration
  • 25% discount in Spa
  • Automatic entrance to Marina Lodge Loyalty Program; stay 5 weeks get a week FREE**

14 nights + 10 days' boat diving:

- September from €822 / £576
- October from €1,017 / £712
- November from €893 / £626

Stay 14 nights – even more FREE:

  • 2 nights stay (already deducted in above rates)
  • Room upgrade
  • Return airport transfers from Marsa Alam
  • Late checkout until 6pm
  • Soft drinks at dinner
  • Entrance to BBQ Divers' Dinner
  • Choice of 1 gift from Emperor: 2 additional free days' diving, free Nitrox or 1 free piece of equipment for holiday duration
  • 25% discount in Spa
  • Automatic entrance to Marina Lodge Loyalty Program; stay 5 weeks get a week FREE**

**The Marina Lodge Loyalty Program is managed by Marina Lodge and not by Emperor Divers. Conditions apply, please email for further details.

Package information:

  • Prices shown are per person sharing twin room on half board basis.
  • Please enquire for single or triple rooms.
  • Airport transfers are to/from Marsa Alam airport. Hurghada transfers are available at a supplement.
  • Packages include 5 days' or 10 days' boat diving only.

Discover more today. Email reservations@emperordivers.com.

Marsa Alam - Crowne Plaza Special Offer

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01/11/2014 – 25/12/2014

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7 nights in a twin/double room on half board basis including 3 days diving* and return airport transfers from €405 / £324.

With an enviable waterfront location, the Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands caters to all tastes with a range of restaurants, private beaches and vibrant décor.

Situated in the heart of Port Ghalib and close to the Marina and Emperor's dive centre, this is a great choice for both diving and relaxation.

Discover more here!

 

Notes

*1 day unlimited unguided house reef diving + 2 days’ boat diving

Transfers are to/from Marsa Alam airport

Valid during above travel dates, on half board basis and standard garden view only

A compulsory Christmas Eve Gala Dinner (24/12/2014) will be charged at €55 / £44 will be added.

Please email reservations@emperordivers.com for single and triple room rates or for additional diving services.

 
 

Emperor's Spring Sale - only until 20 February!

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Book between 1st - 20th February for some
happy-value Red Sea diving

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DIVING - £20/€25 per day

Unlimited House Reef Diving (unguided) 

Hamata, Marsa Alam               
or
Daily Boat Diving
El Gouna, Sharm El Sheikh, Marsa Alam

Valid for diving dates:
15 February – 31 December 2014

SPECIAL EL GOUNA OFFER – Group of 6 divers, the 6th diver is FREE

Price includes:
Boat Diving: 2 dives per day with guide, tanks, weights, weight belt, transfers to and from your hotel. Includes daily port fee of €3 for Marsa Alam & Hamata).
Unlimited House Reef (unguided) is between 8am - 5.45pm or sunset. A compulsory complimentary orientation/check dive takes place on the first morning dive. Unguided divers must dive at all times with a dive buddy certified to Open Water or equivalent, each with a minimum of 30 logged dives, their own dive computer and a surface marker buoy.

Click here for more information on all our dive resorts


SSI & PADI COURSES - 30% off

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El Gouna, Hamata, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh
Book and receive 30% off 
Scuba Diver, Open Water or Advanced Adventurer Courses

Course manual of PADI €35 or SSI €20 is non-discountable.
Manual is not required for SSI Advanced Adventure course.
Prices include: Manual, tuition and diving equipment for the course duration.
Certification fee payable on course completion €35.


 

HOTEL PACKAGES
7 nights’ hotel + airport transfers + 3 days’ diving
 

HAMATA with 3 days’ unlimited house reef diving from £256/€308 per person

Zabargad Berenice Beach Resort 3* Soft AI         
01/03-25/03 = £256/€308         
26/03–31/03 & 16/04-30/04 = £308/€371                 
01/04–15/04 & 21/07-31/08 = €367/€441   
01/05–20/07 & 01/09-23/12 = £314/€378    

Wadi Lahmy Azur 4* Soft AI
08/03–16/04 & 24/04–30/04 = £345/€415
17/04–23/04 = £369/€445
01/05–05/06 & 08/07-31/07 = £349/€420
06/06–07/07 = £308/€371
01/08–31/10 = £378/€455    
 

MARSA ALAM from £151/€182 per person

Concorde Moreen Beach 5* AI                                                              
Including 3 days’ Unlimited House Reef Diving                 

01/03–15/04 & 23/04–30/04 = £331/€399  
1
6/04–22/04, 01/07–31/07 & 01/09–30/09  = £407/€490
01/05-30/06 = £389/€469                                                              
01/08–31/08 & 01/10–31/10 = £447/€539  

Resta Club Marina View 3* B&B
Including 3 days’ Boat Diving
01/03–14/04 & 23/04–30/04 = £163/€196
15/04 – 22/04 = £174/€210
01/05-30/06 & 01/09-30/09 = £151/€182
01/07-31/07 = £168/€203
01/08-31/08 & 01/10-31/10 = £186/€224


SHARM EL SHEIKH with 3 days’ boat diving from £151/€182 per person

Falcon Naama Star 3* B&B                                                                  
Including 3 days’ Boat Diving 
0
1/03–30/04 = £151/€182                                          
01/05–31/07 & 01/09–30/09 =£186/€224        
01/08–31/08 & 01/10–31/10 = £227/€273        


EL GOUNA with 3 days’ boat diving from £273/€329 per person

Three Corners Ocean View 4* HB **Adults Only**
(Du Port Building)                                                                              
Including 3 days’ Boat Diving       
0
1/03–31/10 = £273/€329                                

Prices quoted are per person sharing a standard twin/double room (single and triple rooms offer prices are available on request).
First night and last night accommodation must be within the valid dates stated. Please email for cross over periods. 
Transfers for Hamata & Marsa Alam are to/from Marsa Alam Airport.
 

LIVEABOARDS | 2014 & 2015 | Up to 30% off

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Reefs & Wrecks/Classic/Get Wrecked
from £436/€525
South & St Johns
from £456/553

See all our liveaboard offers during our sale period, 1st to 20th February. Click here


For more information, advice, questions or a friendly chat, email info@emperordivers.com

 

The bits you need to know...
Liveaboards: 
All above rates are quoted per person sharing a twin berth cabin and are on selected 2014 & 2015 routes with limited places on each sailing.
Prices are subject to change and those detailed are for promotional purposes only. These prices are extended for group bookings of 6 and 12, however they are not applicable on groups of 18 or full charters.
All bookings must be received and confirmed by 27th February.
Cancellations made any time after deposit is received will result in loss of deposit, payments will not be transferred.

Notes & Offer Terms & Conditions:
The above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and are valid on new bookings only received between 1st – 20th February.  
Resort Packages include the special offer for day diving and are subject to availability. Day diving and courses booked under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service. 
The rates shown are per person in GBP/Euro prices and based on the exchange rate when going to press.

 

 

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TOP TIP: Our guests are finding new ways to get to Hamata by flying into Hurghada and booking a two-centre holiday using a couple of days' diving in Marsa Alam to break the journey to Hamata. Now that really is the best of both worlds.

 

And here are three very good reasons to book today...

  • Unlimited house reef diving & boat diving. RIB/Zodiac day diving
  • NEW house reef jetty. Fabulously improved
  • Shaab Sataya for diving and snorkelling with dolphins
The offer:

7 nights Zabargad Berenice Resort + Marsa Alam airport transfers + 3 days' house reef diving
Just €252 / £212 per person
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7 nights Zabargad Berenice Resort + Marsa Alam airport transfers + 5 days' house reef diving 
Just €308 / £259 per person

Please note:
The above prices are per person based on a twin
share and on a half board basis.
Return transfers are included to/from Marsa Alam Airport. Hurghada and Luxor are available on request.

To book your getaway, email our really helpful team reservations@emperordivers.com

or book online

 

 

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NEW great-value prices at Marina Lodge, Marsa Alam, from just  €295 / £242 (includes 3 days' boat diving)


Enjoy a FREE upgrade from HB to All Inclusive at the Resta Reef and Resta Grand Hotels. For stays between 01 May and 31 August.


AND Zabargad Berenice Resort, Hamata, has some great deals between now and December from only €300 / £246 (includes3 days' house reef diving).


Email reservations@emperordivers.com or speak to us via live chat or Skype at www.emperordivers.com

Now for the bits you need to know...
Marina Lodge quote based on 7nts HB Twin Share + 3 days boat diving (inc port fee) for travel dates 06/06-18/07/13
Resta Reef & Resta Grand book online as HB and your free upgrade will be sent with your confirmation
Zabargad Berenice Resort quote based on 7nts HB Twin Share + 3 days house reef diving for travel dates 01/05-20/07/13

Emperor Divers' NEW twin centre package

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Concorde Moreen Beach Briefing for Housereef.jpgSuch has been the popularity of Emperor dive centres in Marsa Alam and the new Hamata dive centre, we are now offering a new twin centre Hotel Package in both resorts.

Guests can enjoy four nights in Hamata at the Zabargad Berenice Beach Resort 4* All Inclusive, and three nights in Marsa Alam at the Concorde Moreen Beach 5* All inclusive.

The package includes three days' House Reef diving in Hamata and two days' House Reef diving in Marsa Alam. Prices start from £436 / €532.

Both resorts offer fabulous house reef and boat diving giving access to some of the most spectacular reefs the Red Sea has to offer. The house reef is within walking distance and is proving a great choice for divers with non-diving partners and for underwater photographers.

This part of the southern Red Sea is pristine and delivers diving days that echo those early times of ‘pioneering’ diving, far away from the crowds.  The dive sites around Hamata offer big fish, bigger corals, small critters, wrecks, shallow caverns and steep drop-offs with typically stunning visibility.

With regular flights to Marsa Alam from most UK airports, the transfer to Hamata is just two and a half hours and is included in the price.

Email reservations@emperordivers.com for lots of information and advice.

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