March 2019 Archives

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Red Sea

13/04 - 20/05 | Emperor Superior | Get Wrecked | Was €999 / £859
Now €899 / £773

31/05 - 07/06 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone| Was €1149 / £988
Now €949/ £816

13/06 - 20/06 | Emperor Asmaa | Simply the Best | Was €1129 / £971
Now €979 / £859

19/07 - 26/07 | Emperor Superior | Get Wrecked| Was €1049 / £902
Now €949 / £816

23/08 - 30/08 | Emperor Elite | South & St Johns| Was €1069 / £919
Now €959 / £825

19/12 - 26/12 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns| Was €949 / £816
Now €799 / £687

 

Maldives

12/05 - 19/05 | Emperor Virgo | Pelagic Magic | Was €1579 / £1358
Now €1279/ £1100

19/05 - 26/05 | Emperor Serenity| Best of Maldives| Was €1829 / £1573
Now €1599/ £1375

25/05 - 01/06 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1401
Now €1299/ £1115

29/06 - 06/07 | Emperor Voyager | Hanifaru & North | Was €1479 / £1272
Now €1099/ £945

06/07 - 13/07 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1401
Now €1349/ £1160

28/07 - 04/08 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1579 / £1358
Now €1249/ £1075

25/08 - 31/08 | Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives | Was €1979 / £1702
Now €1350/ £1161

 

Indonesia

10/04 - 19/04 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat North, South & Central | Was €3600 / £3096
Now €3000 / £2580

05/07 - 14/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €3330 / £2864
Now €2995 / £2575

01/08 - 14/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2100 / £1806

17/08 - 24/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2100 / £1806

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2330 / £2004

16/10 - 28/10 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat & Banda Sea | Was €3600 / £3096
Now €3350 / £2881

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives | Indonesia

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It's magical. It's yours. It's the Maldives

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Emperor Serenity, Maldives

 

Let's face it, the Maldives needs little or no introduction. Yes there's the clear blue waters, the amazing marine life, the sun-drenched days and white sand beaches. And the liveaboards with amazing crew, guides, food and fun.

So enough of the words, let's get you down to business and find the best liveaboard or resort for you this year. Then just make it so!

Liveaboards:

Dive Resorts:

 

For more, visit www.emperormaldives.com or email info@emperordivers.com

 

Emperor Liveaboards

 

We thought you might like a fast reference to all our liveaboards in the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia, so here you go.

Red Sea

Maldives

Indonesia

 

Email the team at reservations@emperordivers.com for more information and friendly advice.

 

 

Watch this super video taken at Mundhoo Kandu of a whale shark that the team at Emperor Divers Laamu might just get to name! Thanks to Adam and all for sharing. Adam explains:

"What an amazing dive looking for white tip and grey reef sharks, and instead we came across this graceful beauty! Sooooo lucky! We are currently waiting feedback from Maldives Whale Shark Research Project for details of this amazing creature. Their initial response is that as this has been a new encounter we get to name it!"

 

Maldives whale shark video

Komodo National Park 'revealed'

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Komodo National Park

 

(7 & 9 night trips | July to September)

The Komodo National Park is world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving. Water temperatures change between the north and south of the Park and provide varied encounters. In the north we have the black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and bubble flows and the reefs around Gili Banta. The south provides cooler temperatures with manta action and nutrient rich reefs. The central section provides reefs and small islands teeming with life. Add to this the chance to see the famous Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat, beautiful beaches, look-outs to climb and you have a paradise both below and above the water.

A 7-night cruise generally takes in sites in the Central and Southern Sections of the Komodo National Park. On occasions the cruise will take in the Central and Northern Sections depending on sea and wind conditions, especially related to southerly swells.

This itinerary is not for beginners. Most dives will involve going to depth and currents can be strong. We recommend you have 50 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent.

Special offers just for you:

Emperor Raja Laut
5 - 14 July
£2697 / €3030

Emperor Harmoni
16 - 21 July
£2073 / €2330

 

» Click here for more dates, info and photos.

South for Winter with Duxy

 

Want to come and dive and take photos with Paul 'Duxy' Duxfield?

Our 'North & Easy with Duxy' trip on Emperor Superior, 21st June is now SOLD OUT. Don't panic! You still have time to book the last few places on our next trip, 'South for Winter with Duxy' on Emperor Elite, 29th November.

» Book today

 

 

You & Me Resort, Raa Atoll

 

Our brand new Emperor-managed dive centre at You & Me in Raa Atoll is open and brings our 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 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.

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

Come and 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. For the more skilled there is wall and current diving with eagle rays, grey reef sharks, tunas, snappers, mantas and more.

How about opting 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.

And to give you a little taster of the diving here, watch this video taken by guest, Nino Faranda.

 

You & Me Resort video

 

» Visit Emperor Divers as You & Me Raa Atoll here

 

 

Emperor Raja Laut takes you to some of the world's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The majority of itineraries start in relatively remote domestic airports and so we recommend you use one of the two main international hubs of either Bali or Jakarta, alternative options could be Makassar and Manado.

Alas, Indonesian airlines are notorious for delays and cancellations, so we recommend you plan at least one night in each of these hubs between their international and domestic flights in and out of Indonesia. We like to manage your expectations.

 

Indonesia

 

» Click here to see the recommended hubs for each port

 

 

Red Sea Flagship, Emperor Elite, Redefined

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Emperor Elite, Red Sea

 

Emperor Elite has now set sail for 2019. After an extensive dry dock, we are happy to let you know that she has been fully refurbished, which makes our Red Sea flagship stand up to the most well-appointed diving liveaboards in the region.

All standard cabins on the lower deck are brand new from the hull up; our ever-popular Junior Suite (pictured) has a brand new location on the upper deck with a panoramic view of the Red Sea. Plus we have extended and completely refurbished the saloon and restaurant to create space in stylish surroundings.

We will have more images coming to our social media channels and website in the next few days and a full round up will be in the next newsletter.

Be amongst the first to sail on this magnificent liveaboard in 2019 and take advantage of some great prices here with availability from May onwards:

www.emperordivers.com/liveaboards-fleet-elite.php.

 

 

Emperor Explorer Maldives

 

From this August, the new flagship, Emperor Explorer, will be offering contemporary and spacious accommodation where our excellent service (that's what you say) 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 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 glass of wine is served with dinner. With our transparent pricing policy there are no hidden extras on board.

 

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

 

» Discover more about Emperor Explorer here.

Or email the team at reservations@emperordivers.com

 

South & St Johns 'revealed'

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Yacht wreck at Abu Galawa Soraya

St Johns Reef Systems and Fury Shoals from Marsa Ghalib Port

As a 21+ DIVES cruise, there's a good chance to enjoy 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari.

This trip takes you to some of the best diving the Red Sea has to offer. Here the diving is less arduous so it's a trip for those who want to see the best but have a more relaxed time while doing so. Sailing to the southernmost reefs, you'll leave Marsa Ghalib Port and dive some sites to the south before sailing overnight to your southernmost point in the St John's area. We might sail to the southernmost islands of Rocky and Zabargad or we'll moor in the vast reef system of St John's to begin the adventure in the south.

Often spoilt for choice, your guides will pick sites that they know to be the best for the time of the year and can find excellent alternatives should the weather affect the normal route.

Highlights:

  • Sha'ab Sharm with its wall dives and white tip reef sharks. Oceanic white tips and silky sharks can sometimes be found in the blue and turtles often visit the south side before heading further south.
  • Fury Shoals; dive Sha'ab Claude with its famous swim-throughs and huge porite corals. White tip reef sharks and an anemone and clownfish settlement can be seen a little off the reef to the South.
  • St Johns is a vast collection of small reefs offering some of the most remote and rewarding diving in the Red Sea.
    This incredibly beautiful reef lies a short distance north of the Sudanese border. Habili Ali offers giant gorgonians and black corals whilst grey reef, silvertip and schools of hammerhead sharks might be found on the west side. Habili Gafaar is a mass of soft corals teaming with shoals of snappers, butterfly fish and barracudas. Mantas, grey reef and silvertip sharks can often be seen in the blue.
  • Gota Kebir is a massive reef, famous for its tunnels and south plateau, where jacks and barracudas can be seen and the occasional manta. The tunnels are ideal for novice cave divers.
  • Gota Soraya is rated as possibly one of the best wall dives in the Red Sea, with overhangs and cracks in the reef wall full of glass fish and sweepers and an abundance of corals, Grey Reef, Silvertips and Hammerhead sharks.
  • On the last day as we head back to port and try to take in a dive or two on the world famous Elphinstone Reef or we finish in the Abu Dabab area perhaps with another dive or two closer to Port Ghalib to relax and unwind before your final night in port.

 

Special offers just for you:

Emperor Elite
23 - 30 August
£854 / €959

Emperor Echo
24 - 31 August
£738 / €829

 

» Click here for more dates, info and photos.

 

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Our 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 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.

This brand new 5-star resort 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 also 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.

Discover this fabulous resort here!

 

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She's currently under construction and ready to launch in July 2020. Emperor Harmoni is our brand new liveaboard, the second for Emperor Indonesia. One of only a select few liveaboards in this region to have two engines, at 48m she happily welcomes 20 guests in spacious surroundings.

Emperor Harmoni has been designed and built taking into consideration Indonesia’s unique and diverse conditions; harnessing the Emperor Indonesia team’s extensive experience in liveaboard and charter vessels to meet the very highest standards and expectations.

Built of Sulawesi Ironwood and offering a truly new experience to liveaboard holidays, experience a true sense of sailing the Indonesian seas in freedom, style, comfort and confidence with her two engines. Itineraries include Komodo, Raja Ampat and Banda Sea.

•           High quality, contemporary liveaboard for 20 guests
•           Spacious dining, relaxation areas and massage services
•           Up to 4 guides on board and up to 3 dives a day
•           FREE Nitrox and wine with dinner
•           All port and park fees included in our all-inclusive pricing
•           All Emperor Harmoni sailings are guaranteed no matter how many guests

Emperor Harmoni’s three decks have six guest cabins on the lower deck and four on the upper. The main deck features a spacious restaurant, lounge area with a 49" HD flat screen, digital movie and music library, board games, bar and a camera suite.

Enjoy spacious diving and relaxation areas or relax with a massage on deck; whatever your choice, she’s sure to bring harmony and joy.

All diving is done from two large RIBs with outboards to get you to the perfect dive spot every time. She offers free Nitrox, all diving and safety equipment including SMBs free of charge and up to four dive guides.

 

Discover more today from the Emperor team at reservations@emperordivers.com or www.emperorindonesia.com/emperor-harmoni.php

 

 

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Red Sea

09/03 - 16/03 | Emperor Echo | Get Wrecked | Was €999 / £889
Now €799 / £711

31/05 - 07/06 | Emperor Superior | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | Was €1149 / £1023
Now €1049 / £934

26/07 - 02/08 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €999 / £889
Now €949/ £845

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Elite | Simply the Best | Was €1269 / £1129
Now €1139 / £1014

22/08 - 29/08 | Emperor Asmaa | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £899
Now €899 / £800

19/09 - 26/09 | Emperor Asmaa | Red Sea Sharks | Was €1099 / £978
Now €989 / £880

 

Maldives

05/05 - 12/05 | Emperor Virgo | Pelagic Magic | Was €1579 / £1405
Now €1299/ £1156

25/05 - 01/06 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1450
Now €1359/ £1210

29/06 - 06/07 | Emperor Voyager | Hanifaru & North | Was €1479 / £1316
Now €1349/ £1201

13/07 - 20/07 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1450
Now €1379/ £1227

18/08 - 25/08 | Emperor Serenity| Best of Maldives | Was €1829 / £1628
Now €1549/ £1379

01/09 - 08/10 | Emperor Explorer| Best of Maldives | Was €1979 / £1761
Now €1699/ £1512

20/10 - 27/10 | Emperor Virgo| Best of Maldives | Was €1749 / £1557
Now €1549/ £1379

01/12 - 08/12 | Emperor Explorer| Best of Maldives | Was €1979 / £1761
Now €1899/ £1690

 

Indonesia

18/03 - 25/03 | Emperor Raja Laut | Banda Sea | Was €2800 / £2492
Now €2460 / £2189

27/03 - 08/04 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat & Banda Islands | Was €3600 / £3204
Now €2520 / £2243

10/04 - 19/04 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat North, South & Central | Was €3600 / £3204
Now €3000 / £2670

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2305
Now €2330 / £2074

21/09 - 03/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | East Flores & Alor | Was €3600 / £3204
Now €3330 / £2937

02/10 - 14/10 | Emperor Raja Laut | Alor & Banda Sea | Was €4800 / £4272
Now €4440 / £3952

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives & Indonesia

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