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Thanks to a recent guest for this rave review (yes, another one) for the team and crew at Emperor Marsa Alam. 

SERVICE Excellent
"Emperor Divers are the best dive company in the Red Sea. They are a safe, professional outfit whose boat crews are unsurpassed. We have returned multiple times to dive with Emperor Divers in Marsa Alam and haven't yet found anyone who compares.

The dive guides will do their utmost to find whatever rocks your boat whether it's Dyson the Dugong, Dolphins, Turtles or the Macro Photographers favourites like Shrimps and Nudibranch.

You'll come, you'll dive and you'll leave with fantastic memories and some new friends for life. Don't dive with anyone else until you've tried them.

We've been visiting for 7 years and have just had the best trip yet."

Review via Feefo -  a global ratings and reviews provider of genuine guest feedback. Unlike some reviews platforms that have made the news for allowing fake and malicious reviews to be published, Feefo has never allowed this to happen. 

Thanks to a recent guest for this uplifting Emperor Superior review via Feefo. 

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SERVICE Excellent

"I thought the service was better than outstanding. I can't find fault from the minute we started the holiday with Emperor Divers to the minute it all sadly came to an end.

My partner and I have never experienced first class service like we did on the immaculate Emperor Superior. The crew are passionate about what they do and was clearly seen throughout the trip.

My partner and I desperately needed the holiday after the recent death of my Father. As a result I am unemployed and suffering from minor depression. The crew, but the dive guide in particular, has inspired me to return back to work and find a company as good as Emperor Divers. The crew made me realise I am only 24 and life is too short to not be happy!

We will be using the service again and hope to book a trip to Maldives for 2018...with Emperor Divers of course!! 10/10!"

Discover more on Emperor Superior here.

 

Reminder - NEW flights to Red Sea this November

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Direct flights announced to Marsa Alam

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A little reminder of MORE flights to the south Red Sea this November:

Direct flights announced to Marsa Alam (RMF). From November 2017 you can fly to RMF from:

  • UK - Birmingham (Mondays with Thomas Cook) and Gatwick (Wednesdays with Thomson and Thursdays with Thomas Cook)
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays with Neckermann) and Eindhoven (Thursdays with Neckermann). TUI will also have direct flights, yet to be confirmed.
  • Belgium - Brussels (Tuesdays/Sundays with TUI and Mondays/Fridays with Thomas Cook)

The Friday flights are ideal for joining up with Emperor Elite whilst the Thursday flights are perfect for Emperor Asmaa. So to celebrate, book any Emperor Asmaa sailing between 15 December 2017 to 19 April 2018 and enjoy a 5% discount from our online prices!

Also, every flight is great to get you landing just five minutes away from our award winning daily diving centre, Emperor Divers Marsa Alam. Take advantage of our early booking rate of just 40 Euros a day between 20 November 2017 and 25 March 2018. Both offers available for new bookings made by 31 August 2017.

Time to dive the Red Sea this winter!

Contact reservations@emperordivers.com>


NEW | Emperor Indonesia has arrived

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We are so excited to announce the birth of Emperor Indonesia and the launch of MY Emperor Raja Laut in September 2017.

Raja Laut, which means King of the Sea in Bahasa Indonesian, is a beautiful traditional Dutch Schooner-style sailing yacht built in south Sulawesi in 2005. She has spent much of the last 12 years sailing around Southeast Asia for private charter; Emperor Divers is honoured to have her as their introductory boat in the magical Indonesian archipelago.

With 12 berths, the attention to detail and the level of service expected from the seven crew and three dive guides will leave guests wanting to return time and time again.

MY Emperor Raja Laut will be sailing the world-renowned diving areas of Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Expect to play with mantas, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and pygmy seahorses as well as Komodo Dragons on land. Indonesia offers riches for all and is a truly magical place.

A strong team will see Emperor teaming up with Andrew Laughlin, who has spent the last 10 years building and managing Indonesian liveaboards and has over 30 years' experience in the diving and yachting industry. He is also a PADI Master Instructor and Yacht Master.

With an exciting mix of itineraries varying from between 7 and 12 nights, Emperor Indonesia brings unprecedented value and something for everyone to one of the world's top diving destinations.

We have been a major dive centre and liveaboard operator in the Red Sea since 1992 and in the Maldives since 2017.

Discover Emperor Indonesia
and the great-value Emperor Raja Laut here

Maldives Liveaboard Savings | FREE Nitrox

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Come diving with us with these special offers

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June
18 - 25 June   Emperor Virgo   Pelagic Magic   €1529 / £1284

July
15 - 22 July   Emperor Voyager   Best of Maldives   €1379 / £1158
22 - 29 July   Emperor Leo   Best of Maldives   €1349 / £1133
29 July - 5 August   Emperor Leo   Best of Maldives   €1349 / £1133

August
13 - 20 August   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   €1679 / £1410

 

» Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates or email our lovely reservations team - reservations@emperordivers.com

 

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A little reminder of MORE flights to the south Red Sea this November:

Direct flights announced to Marsa Alam (RMF). From November 2017 you can fly to RMF from:

  • UK - Birmingham (Mondays with Thomas Cook) and Gatwick (Wednesdays with Thomson and Thursdays with Thomas Cook)
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays with Neckermann) and Eindhoven (Thursdays with Neckermann). TUI will also have direct flights, yet to be confirmed.
  • Belgium - Brussels (Tuesdays/Sundays with TUI and Mondays/Fridays with Thomas Cook)

The Friday flights are ideal for joining up with Emperor Elite whilst the Thursday flights are perfect for Emperor Asmaa. So to celebrate, book any Emperor Asmaa sailing between 15 December 2017 to 19 April 2018 and enjoy a 5% discount from our online prices!

Also, every flight is great to get you landing just five minutes away from our award winning daily diving centre, Emperor Divers Marsa Alam. Take advantage of our early booking rate of just 40 Euros a day between 20 November 2017 and 25 March 2018. Both offers available for new bookings made by 31 August 2017.

Time to dive the Red Sea this winter!

Contact reservations@emperordivers.com

 

 


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Maldives | Emperor Leo Trip Report | 11 – 18 May
Report by Bernie McAteer

Emperor Leo guests arrived to a boat with space for everyone and, as we enter low season, nine guests took full  advantage of the extra space.

The first day began with a check dive in North Male before crossing to North Ari for two dives on Maaya Thila in the afternoon. The sunset dive was amazing; the guides agreed it was one of the best dives they had done there with grey reef sharks circling, the fusiliers schooling everywhere and the trevallies chasing after the big schools of silversides that completely covered the pinnacle. Emperor Leo was moored in Maaya lagoon and as light faded we kept our fingers crossed for a manta in the lights at the back of the boat, we were not disappointed and a small manta appeared feeding in the boat lights. Divers descended to watch the beautiful creature barrel-rolling to feed on the plankton. Giovanna and Krystal also had time to complete their PADI Enriched air course as the evening drew to a close!

The wind picked up on the second day but it was still enough for a manta dive and the always relaxing Dhiga Thila before a brief BBQ beach run. Rain cut short the visit but everyone still enjoyed the delicious dinner on board and Polka and Chinmay invited us all to celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

The following morning wind and rain restricted us to the Dangheti area, which is by far the best place to be, and two dives kept the atmosphere on board buzzing. The weather broke in the morning and we made four dives on the best sites that Ari Atoll can offer. The highlight of the day was a whale shark!

Last day of the trip and we moved again. We delayed the morning dive to increase the chance for some mantas and had 'Mantanado' on Mahibadhoo Gaa; 10 mantas circling the cleaning station was a truly wonderful way to finish the trip. We did not allow the wind and rain to dampen our spirits and ended on a real high after experiencing some of the best dives of the season.

Feel like diving the Maldives? Discover more here.

NEW Emperor Indonesia set to launch

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Emperor Raja Laut, Indonesia

Emperor Divers is excited to announce the birth of Emperor Indonesia and the launch of MY Emperor Raja Laut in September 2017. A strong team will see Emperor teaming up with Andrew Laughlin, who has spent the last 10 years building and managing Indonesian liveaboards and has over 30 years' experience in the diving and yachting industry. He is also a PADI Master Instructor and Yacht Master.

Raja Laut, which means King of the Sea in Bahasa Indonesian, is a beautiful traditional Dutch Schooner style sailing yacht built in south Sulawesi in 2005. She has spent much of the last 12 years sailing around Southeast Asia for private charter; we are honoured to have her as our introductory boat in the magical Indonesian archipelago.

With 12 berths, the attention to detail and the level of service expected from our 7 crew and 3 dive guides will leave guests wanting to return time and time again.

MY Emperor Raja Laut will be taking us to the world-renowned diving areas of Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Expect to play with mantas, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and pygmy seahorses as well as Komodo Dragons on land. Indonesia offers riches for all and is a truly magical place.

Itineraries will vary from 7 to 12 nights and start from USD 390 per person per night.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details in the coming weeks as spaces are expected to sell fast.

reservations@emperordivers.comWant to know more? Email reservations@emperordivers.com

 

 

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So far this year, Emperor Maldives has reported a large number of sightings of whale sharks making their casual, gentle, relaxed way to the back of the boats as they moor for night-time. Not unusual, but certainly gratifying for the guests aboard these spacious liveaboards. And the manta have been around in abundance for both divers and snorkellers.

The 2017/18 season is already shaping up to be a memorable one. We have exciting dive trips sailing a range of routes from ‘Best of the Maldives’ to the ‘Deep South and Southern Sharks’ that, while not guaranteeing to see whalesharks, certainly know how to get the best chance thanks to the intimate local knowledge of their dive guides.

The Maldives certainly has its seasons but when diving, the need for blue skies and constant sunshine diminishes in the face of scoring that bucket-list dive destination. With its gentle climate and year-round temperatures between 26 degrees C-30 degrees C, there is an itinerary to suit divers of all levels and, this is good too, for those who don’t dive.

Our liveaboards are spacious with sun decks, some with jacuzzis, private patios and lend themselves perfectly to snorkelling, swimming and just letting the world go by. Indeed, non-divers are so welcome they get free snorkelling equipment and a $50 voucher to spend on board.

All six Emperor Maldives liveaboards offer fine accommodation and service. Included is full board, free nitrox and local transfers.

Seven-night trips start from £1,091 per person sharing a standard twin berth cabin. Ten-night trips are also available. Prices do not include international flights. Up to four free places are on offer for group bookings.

Email our wonderfully helpful Reservations team at reservations@emperordivers.com

 

EASTER FLASH SALE – up to 30% off LIVEABOARDS
ONLY 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.

For example - how about this in our Easter Super Sale? Emperor Orion sailing the Best of Maldives for (wait for it) just £974 / €1119. Save on selected dates but you need to book by 18 April. Enjoy those Easter eggs then come diving!

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!

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