January 2019 Archives

Reasons to dive the Red Sea

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Your search for a memorable Red Sea holiday is over. You're in the right place, right here, right now.

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World class diving awaits you at our dive resorts

El Gouna (Hurghada)
Marsa Alam
Sharm El Sheikh

Or choose one of four liveaboards to dive sites near and far

Emperor Elite
Emperor Superior
Emperor Asmaa
Emperor Echo

Where to dive? You'll be spoilt for choice

From Hurghada
Famous Five Cruise
Simply the Best
Reefs & Wrecks
Get Wrecked
Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone

From Marsa Ghalib (Port Ghalib)
Simply the Best
South & St. Johns
Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone
Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
Red Sea Sharks

 

Drop us an email for friendly advice and we’ll help to create your dream holiday.

SAVE 5% if you've been with Emperor before. 5% discount as a returning guest (Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia) when booking your diving with our Reservations team prior to arrival in resort.

Remember; with all our liveaboards you get:
All-inclusive prices where all fees are included
FREE Nitrox
Wine with dinner
No hidden nasty extras with our transparent pricing policy

Discover more here www.emperordivers.com

 

Reefs & Wrecks - our original Red Sea itinerary

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Reefs &
                                  Wrecks itinerary

 

Why has this route proved to be a long-standing favourite? Well, just look at the dive sites you can enjoy! Abu Nuhas - Straits of Gubal - SS Thistlegorm - Ras Mohamed - Straits of Tiran - Ulysses and others.

This is where you get the best of both worlds, visiting the famous wrecks in the northern Red Sea along with some stunning reef diving.

The famous horseshoe shaped reef of Shaab El Erg is a perfect example of the reefs on offer on this cruise with its beautiful hard coral garden and the chance to see dolphins.

Abu Nuhas has four well-known wrecks: Giannis D, Carnatic, the Chrisoula K ('tile wreck') and the Kimon M ('lentil wreck'), all offering spectacular dives and plenty of fish life.

In between wreck dives you will also visit the reefs of the Straits of Gubal. Night dives can be superb as Gubal Island offers protected anchoring for the night.

Ras Mohamed is one of the best kept National Parks in Egypt with waters full of nutrients, steep walls going down to a depth of 1000 metres attracting a large amount of big fish and earning itself a reputation as one of the top diving areas in the world.

Jackson Reef is Tiran's most popular dive with the 'Jackson Drift' being Sharm's' fastest and most exhilarating drift dive past a stunning wall bursting with prolific coral growth.

Finally the most famous wreck in the Red Sea, the SS Thistlegorm, at Shaab Ali and including a night dive on Thistlegorm.

Finally! As a 21+ DIVES cruise, there's a good chance you can enjoy 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari, only if you choose to of course.

Itching to go? Scratch it here and book!

04 - 11 Jan        Emperor Superior     £693 / €779
19 - 26 Jan        Emperor Echo     £845 / €949
25 Jan - 1 Feb    Emperor Echo     £845 / €949
16 - 23 Feb        Emperor Echo     £845 / €949

 

Book online here or email our Reservations Team on reservations@emperordivers.com.

Dive Shows galore - come and see us

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FESPO Zurich
31 January - 2 February
Chris Maechler will be there on We Dive's stand. Be sure to call by and say Hi.

DUIKVAKER Utrecht
3 - 4 February
Luke, Tracy and Cat will be on Diving World Netherlands stand ready to share all things diving with you.

GO DIVING SHOW, Ricoh Arena, Coventry
22 – 24 Feb
Clare will be there on Diverse Travel’s stand with news galore of our new Maldives resorts and liveaboard as well as Red Sea and Indonesia diving.

 

 

Mantas, whale sharks, sharks and the blue of the Indian Ocean are just some of the reasons the Maldives is such a popular diving destination. Your choice is plentiful from Emperor liveaboards to Emperor resort diving.

Our six liveaboards consistently attract top-rate guest reviews ranging from the contemporary design of Emperor Explorer to Emperor Atoll, so popular with small groups. And then there are our two new resorts.

 

Welcome to the NEW Emperor Maldives Laamu, Gan Island, Laamu Atoll

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Emperor Maldives has opened its first Maldives resort dive centre at Reveries Diving Village on Gan, Laamu Atoll. Here you can combine superb channel diving with a unique experience on a locally inhabited island.

Perfectly located on the west coast of the locally inhabited island of Gan in Laamu Atoll, Reveries has full resort facilities and the chance to experience the ‘real Maldives’.

With its own private ‘bikini’ beach in front of the hotel, great channel and drift diving, sharks, mantas and masses of big stuff, this is the way to get in touch with local Maldives living.

Of course, it’s also the ideal way to combine a resort stay with one of Emperor’s liveaboard trips (cruise & stay) in the south of the Maldives.

Diving from Laamu's untouched and remote location rarely disappoints with its rich diversity of life offering something for divers, snorkellers and beach lovers.

Our diving centre is located right on Reveries' beach front with access to a shallow, sandy lagoon suitable for beginner divers and divers wanting to refresh their skills. For the more experienced, there's the magical Maldives adrenalin-charged current diving.

Daily diving boats built in traditional style, known as dhonis, take guests to dive the nearby sites where a myriad of marine life awaits; hard corals, magical macro life and turtles swimming around the inner reef. Then there are the big pelagics, which can be enjoyed by divers with experience; eagle rays, snappers, nurse sharks, grey reef sharks, mantas and more.

 

Emperor Maldives second NEW dive resort - You & Me (Raa Atoll)


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The second brand new Emperor-managed dive centre at You & Me in Raa Atoll is for adults only and perfectly set up for all things diving. We also manage the state-of-the-art Water Sports Centre with a range of activities for divers and non-divers alike offering everything you need for those water sports thrills; from snorkelling to jet skis, there is a complete range of water sports equipment and activities.

Our Dive Centre is right on the arrival jetty with direct access to the lagoon. This is also where the dive dhonis (boats) leave for an exciting range of dive sites, which suit all levels of experience. For more experienced, we offer wall and current diving where you can spot bigger fish such as eagle rays, grey reef sharks, tunas, snappers, mantas and more.

Travel time to the dives sites is between 10 and 60 minutes. 2-Tank and Full Day Trips are also offered.

Emperor Divers You & Me offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to professional level. You will find brand new Scuba Pro rental equipment, aluminium cylinders, equipment room, rinse facilities and a teaching area.

 

New liveaboard for 2019! Emperor Explorer

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From this August, our new flagship, Emperor Explorer, will be offering contemporary and spacious accommodation where our excellent service is standard.

At 42 metres, she effortlessly accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con. Add to that her Spa, spacious diving and relaxation areas and guests are set to be captivated with her high standards in liveaboard Maldives holidays.

Emperor Explorer will operate 7-day itineraries chosen specifically to suit the best seasons in the Maldives with longer 10-day trips focussing on dive sites further afield. All diving is done from her large dhoni (tender), giving more living space on board and getting guests to the best dive spot every time.

Itineraries include:

  • The Best of the Maldives
  • Deep South & Southern Sharks
  • Hanifaru & North
  • Pelagic Magic
  • Sharktastic
  • South Central Atolls
  • Central Explorer

As the flagship, Emperor Explorer will offer up to four dives a day and, as with all Emperor liveaboards, NITROX is free of charge. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner. With Emperor’s transparent pricing policy there are no hidden extras on board.

Prices start from €1979

Visit www.emperormaldives.com or email reservations@emperordivers.com for more images and information

 

 

 

Maldives video

Emperor Divers Maldives, 15 December
"Briefing! Today, Rasdhoo Madivaru" by Gabriel Maria

 

Marsa Alam video

Emperor Divers Marsa Alam, 15 December
"Beautiful dolphins seen from Empress Rachel today" by Paul, Karim and the crew

 

Meet our NEW Maldives flagship - Emperor Explorer

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Emperor Explorer, Maldives

 

From this August, our new flagship liveaboard, Emperor Explorer, will be offering contemporary and spacious accommodation where our top-notch service is standard.

At 42 metres, she effortlessly accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con. Add to that her Spa, spacious diving and relaxation areas and you are set to be captivated with her high standards in liveaboard Maldives holidays.

Emperor Explorer will operate 7-day itineraries chosen specifically to suit the best seasons in the Maldives with longer 10-day trips focussing on dive sites further afield. All diving is done from her large dhoni (tender), giving more living space on board and getting you to the best dive spot every time.

As the flagship, Emperor Explorer will offer up to four dives a day and, as with all Emperor liveaboards, NITROX is free of charge. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner; with Emperor's transparent pricing policy there are no hidden extras on board.

Prices start from / £1759 / €1979 / $2295.

This happy addition to the Emperor family takes our Maldives fleet to six liveaboards.

Discover more today from the Emperor team at reservations@emperordivers.com
or visit www.emperormaldives.com

 

 

Where to dive in 2019? We help you decide

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Dugong

 

The world is your oyster in the Red Sea, the Maldives or Indonesia. Because that's where we have our fabulous liveaboards and resorts. All waiting for you to return or to try for the first time in 2019.

Make it a happy New Year and start planning. Here are your quick links to some fabulous photos, videos and lots and lots of information. What a great way to spend a festive day...just dreaming of diving! Enjoy.

Red Sea Liveaboards:

Red Sea Resorts:

Maldives Liveaboards:

Maldives Resorts:

Indonesia Liveaboard:

 

Email our friendly Reservations Team for more advice and information or visit www.emperordivers.com and have a browse.

 

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The brand new Emperor-managed dive centre at You & Me in Raa Atoll brings the number of resort-based diving centres to two, along with Emperor Divers Laamu, Gan (Laamu Atoll).

You & Me in Raa Atoll is for adults only and perfectly set up for all things diving. We are also managing the state-of-the-art Water Sports Centre with a range of activities for divers and non-divers alike.

This brand new 5-star resort is opening early 2019 and is just 20 minutes by speedboat from Ifuru domestic airport or a 45 minute seaplane ride from Male’s international airport.

Divers can enjoy channel, tila and wall diving for all levels, colourful soft and hard corals, sharks, rays and large schools of reef fish, mantas and feeding stations.

Our Dive Centre is right on the arrival jetty with direct access to the lagoon. This is also where the dive dhonis (boats) leave for an exciting range of dive sites, which suit all levels of experience. For the more skilled there is wall and current diving with eagle rays, grey reef sharks, tunas, snappers, mantas and more.

You can opt for 2-tank and full day trips as well as a full range of PADI courses from beginner to professional level. You will find brand new Scuba Pro rental equipment, aluminium cylinders, equipment room, rinse facilities and a teaching area.

Emperor Maldives consistently offers value, variety, quality, service, professionalism, easy booking, local knowledge, flexibility and fast response to guest requests, as seen in the numerous 5 Star Feefo guest reviews.

You can also choose from five, soon to be six, Maldives liveaboards for ‘further afield’ diving where Emperor’s policy promises no hidden extras on board.

For more, visit www.emperormaldives.com/youandme-diving.php
or email info@emperordivers.com

 

Warm words from wonderful guests

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We've said it before, we'll say it again; there's no greater recommendation than those directly from our guests.
 
Thanks to Amanda and David for these super words...
 
Amanda Chandler on Emperor Superior
"HIGHLY recommended- brilliant trip. Another brilliant trip with EMPEROR, this time in the Red Sea on Emperor Superior. Lovely modern spacious comfortable boat, fab food, and great service from the whole team on the boat. And the Duxy photography itinerary was the icing on the cake. HIGHLY recommended all round."
 
David Creighton on Emperor Superior
"Open deck good for experienced divers. Enjoyed the photography cruise with Duxy and the moorings where ‘open deck’ in effect gave flexibility for experienced divers to dive when and how they wanted. Was well monitored by the dive crew onboard. Fantastic kitchen staff also appreciated."
 
 
 

Focus on Emperor Raja Laut

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Raja Laut means 'King of the Sea' and stepping on board this 'schooner style' inspired yacht, built from tropical hardwood, you will experience a truly regal sense of sailing the Indonesian seas in freedom, style and comfort. Itineraries include:

 

AT A GLANCE
Extremely eye-catching 'schooner-style' yacht for only 12 guests
Sailing the Indonesian seas including Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda
All cabins are ensuite and with air-con
Spacious teak deck for relaxing and eating alfresco
Two large RIBs get you to the perfect dive spot

And you can get started right here!

 

 

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To give you more in-depth advantages as to why to choose to dive with us, we delved into our guest feedback and  here we share them with you so you, too, can be confident that what we offers, well, we deliver.

  • One of the few companies who include your extras in the upfront price
  • No nasty shocks here
  • Sets the bar for no-hidden extras policy for our liveaboards
  • These include FREE Nitrox, park and port fees and no fuel surcharges
  • And FREE red wine on the majority of our boats
  • Don’t pay more! Come on board and we promise no hidden extras

 

Visit our website today and explore the world of diving ready for 2019!

 

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