September 2009 Archives

Save 30% - equal to 240 Euros

Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures combined course

nitrox diver.jpg5-day course
Hurghada only

Special price: just 448 Euros -

save 240 Euros

Course must be taken by December 31, 2009
Includes: all tanks, equipment & gas
Extras: certification & manuals

More course information here

TEKSTREME - the next generation

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techcavesm.jpg2009 has proved to be a year of changes for Emperor Divers and their technical arm, Tekstreme Diving. Long has Emperor been able to boast one of the most well-established professional Technical diving operations, with much credit going to the expertise and experience from the Manager at the time, Aaron Bruce.  Aaron was with the operation for nine years, training the team to extremely high standards resulting in Tekstreme Diving having such a first-class reputation.

Aaron, along with fellow Instructor Chris Berry, has now branched out to create their own Technical centre, which has a large emphasis on the world of Rebreathers. So what does that mean for Tekstreme Diving? It means the "Next Generation".
What Aaron leaves is a team of Technical Instructors that will lead the way and maintain and grow the excellent character and service of Emperor's Technical department.

cat 0909 sm.jpgThe team now falls under the watchful eye of Cat Parfitt (pictured left and below). Cat has been with Emperor Divers for eight years working as a safari guide and Instructor. She began her diving career many years ago by doing a try dive with Emperor Divers. Since that point she has completed all courses under the Emperor umbrella with her Technical Instructor courses under Aaron. Cat's main drive and focus over the last five years has been to establish herself within the Tekstreme Team and with a mentor such as Aaron she could not have wished for any better guidance.
Tekstreme Diving will continue to offer technical courses, technical guiding and safaris in all Emperor's centres. "We welcome new and existing friends and guests to dive with our team, which is bursting with enthusiastic, professional instructors who have a strong commitment and passion forCat profile diving 0909 sm.jpg what they do," explains Cat.

You can keep up to date with recent events and special offers by checking out the web site Or join the Tekstreme Diving Facebook group with postings on the most recent diving courses with a variety of on-land and underwater photos. Your input is welcomed so that the Team can provide an extensive information source for the diving community. 

"Take care to all, happy diving and we hope to see you soon with us here at Tekstreme Diving."

Cat Parfitt and the Tekstreme Team

European Shark Week 2009 - make that change

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European Shark Week, 10-18 October, is a unique opportunity for European Union citizens around the world to demonstrate their support for shark conservation and effect change.

0507 oceanic white tip shark.jpgThis year, Project AWARE Foundation and Shark Alliance Partners are going back to governments for follow-up action under the EU Shark Plan seeking stricter fishing quotas (and zero quotas for the most vulnerable species) and a stronger finning ban.

Make your voice heard by visiting here:


2 for 1 dive packs - ONLY in September

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Hurghada, Nuweiba & Sharm el Sheikh:


2 for 1 dive package - SAVE up to 306 Euro

14 Sept - 30 Sept 2009

Offer applies to Daily Dive packages and Open Water courses

ยท          Free package for the 2nd person must be of the same value or less than paid package


How to book online:

-      Select the Diving Package or Open Water Course for the first person at standard price.

-      Next select the Free Diving Package or Open Water Course (shown as '2nd Person FREE') for the next person separately.


For more details contact



Terms & Conditions

2 for 1 offer applies to Emperor Dive Centres in Hurghada & Sharm el Sheikh.


Offers are for diving services taken within dates shown and valid on bookings paid prior to arrival only.

Course materials and certification are additional, paid locally.


Diving includes 2 dives per day with tanks & weights.

Extras in resort (special trips, third dives, night dives etc), equipment, fees & taxes are additional, paid locally.


These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and are valid on new reservations only!



Report from Jim & Karen Garren, Florida, USA

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Emperor Elite - Simply the Best cruise

This was only our second live aboard so our experience is limited but it was much better than the first one to the Great Barrier Reef so it receives high marks. We paid extra for the largest suite in the bow of the boat and the accommodations were excellent, we discovered however this was not the best choice for my wife who is subject to mal-de-mer.
The dive itinerary (Simply the Best) was chosen for being well offshore beyond the reach of the many day boats operating from Port Ghalib and Marsa Alam; large pelagics are the primary featured attraction. Dive locations included the Brothers Islands and Daedalus Reef in the south central Red Sea. The typical strong currents at these locations require that divers who book this itinerary be AOW certified with a minimum of 50 logged dives.
Strong winds, rough conditions, and long travel distances made several days uncomfortable for my wife Karen, accentuated by our location in the bow of the boat, live and learn as the saying goes.



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