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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.

 

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

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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

 

 


Fabulous Trip Advisor review for Marsa Alam team

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When the team gets bouquets that are as big and smiley as this one, we can't help but share. Well done all at Emperor Divers Marsa Alam. Just shows, even if diving isn't for you, the Red Sea most certainly is. 
 
“A wonderful and professional company”
Wendy, Belper, UK
 
I booked a diving trip for my husband as a surprise. I booked in the UK via email following recommendations from guests when we were in Egypt in December.
 
Emails were answered quickly and great advice was given. As a novice diver my husband did the online Open Water Course which was all organised by Emperor.
 
The first day of being in the water my husband realised that diving was not for him. This was no fault of the instructor or Emperor it was just one of those things. 
 
A refund was offered immediately by Emperor without any quibbles (I had paid in advance). We thought however it would be good to go out on a snorkelling trip with Emperor and I am so pleased we did. 
 
The staff were amazing organising it for us and gave advice on the best weather days to go.
 
We spent the day with Mohammed and his crew. Mohammed is not only a great Captain but a perfect gentleman. There were divers on the boat who went off leaving my husband and I with the crew on the boat, who simply could not do enough for us. It was real VIP treatment. We went in search, on the Zodiac, for the Seacow which I am happy to say we found, we watched it feed and then we were fortunate enough to have the sea cow swim along side us. After a fabulous lunch on the boat Mohammed took us in search of turtles. Nothing was too much trouble.
 
We loved the day so much, we spoke with the lovely and very talkative Tracy who is delightful and booked for the following day. 
 
The second day was equally good. Mohammed kindly took us on a guided reef swim. 
 
On our return to the UK a refund for the remaining monies had been made.
 
I cannot recommend this company highly enough. From start to finish they were amazing.

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.


FREE issues of new Scuba Diver magazine!

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Fancy getting two FREE issues of the new Scuba Diver magazine?

The team are offering a 2-issue free trial - just follow this link, fill in your details and they're yours!

 

 

Emperor Superior's new cabins

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We've updated and refreshed the cabins on Superior this year to give them a fresh, lighter and brighter look.

Click here for the pics in glorious colour!

Want do discover more about Emperor Superior? Click here.

 

Glowing praise for Marsa Alam team

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5 star customer service

5 star reviewsThank you to all our guests who have shared their feedback via Feefo, a global ratings and reviews provider of genuine guest feedback.

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

 

This one just in!

SERVICE Excellent
Had a fantastic week diving with our guide Tracy. Boat and ground crew were their usual helpful and friendly selves. Would recommend Emperor Divers Port Ghalib to anyone.

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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

 

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