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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.

 

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.

 

Latest liveaboard offers

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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

» Book online here

 

An audience with Emperor Elite

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Emperor Elite

 

She's custom-designed and built to a superior standard, which is why Emperor Elite constantly proves a popular choice with guests to the Red Sea.

At 38 metres, she accommodates no more than 26 guests in 8 standard twin-berth cabins, 3 premium twin cabins, a double Junior Suite and a premium, upper deck Executive Suite. All have ensuite, independent air conditioning, flat screen TV, three towels and a bathrobe per guest.

She is a spacious boat with three sundecks, dive deck with platform, air-conditioned salon and dining room where great food and free red wine with dinner is served. She has all diving and safety equipment including two large RIBs with outboards and is equipped with Nitrox.

 

Elite video
Watch our Elite video here

 

Dive routes include:

At a Glance:

  • Our grandest Red Sea liveaboard
  • Ample variety of cabin types to choose from on multiple decks
  • The largest cabin on the waves; 28 sq m Executive Suite
  • Dive the iconic offshore reefs of Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone
  • Often as many as 5 different species of shark
  • FREE Nitrox, WiFi and red wine at dinner

 

Want to be there? Lots more info here or email reservations@emperordivers.com.

 

Discover the best time to dive the Red Sea

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Cousteau named the Red Sea 'The Corridor of Miracles' and it does indeed live up to its name. Its soft coral walls and hard coral gardens covered in myriads of colourful fish, many of them endemic, its crystal clear visibility for most of the year and the intense light, make the Red Sea a truly miraculous place. And then there is the big fish and mammals department.

We may snorkel and dive with dolphins all year around. Bottlenose dolphins are very friendly and very playfully interactive with divers at Gubal, Abu Nuhas and Shaab el Erg; and we may snorkel with Spinner dolphins in southern lagoons like Sataya and Samadai. Swift underwater encounters with dolphins can happen in any reef though, for example at the Brother Islands, Elphinstone, Daedalus, Rocky and Zabargad, the Thistlegorm, the Rosalie Moller to name but a few.

Snorkelling and diving with the spectacular dugong is also possible, mainly in bays north and south of Marsa Galeb Port, where its main meal, sea grass, grows.

And then there are the sharks. White tip reef sharks can be seen all year round on most reefs.

Grey reef sharks are also a permanent feature of the off shore islands, as well as most walls, even those that are close to shore.

The shy thresher sharks can be seen mainly at the Brother Islands and at Daedalus Reef, mostly in deeper water, and all year around. They tend to be off-shore sharks but they do come to the reefs to make use of the cleaning stations and to feed.

Individual hammerheads visit the Brothers but can also be found at reefs closer to shore like Tiran Straits, Ras Mohamed, outer Safaga Reefs, Shaab Sharm, outer Fury Shoal Reefs, St Johns, Rocky and Zabargad, all year round really. Some tend even to be resident to a spot, like the one we often see off the wreck of the Numidia at the Big Brother Island.

The north side of Jackson Reef at Tiran is famous for schooling hammerheads but Daedalus is definitely our schooling hammerhead hot spot, especially because they have been known to be quite interactive with humans, circling divers for long intervals of time. At Tiran the best time to see them is the summer months, while at Daedalus they are typically shallow from May to June and then get progressively deeper during the summer and autumn months and less visible during the winter. Due to strange current patterns, along with possible other reasons, the sightings of interactive large schools have been less frequent for about a year now.

Oceanic white tip sharks are common in the colder months, September through to June, at the off shore islands of Elphinstone and at St Johns Reefs but have also been spotted on many other walls, for example, around Sharm El Sheikh, or even at coral gardens close to deep water areas.

We also get whale shark and manta sightings that can happen all year around, especially frequently in the Sharm El Sheikh area and the offshore islands but can happen on any reef; I saw my first whale shark in the Red Sea on the shallow coral garden of Samadai Reef.

There are also occasional black tip oceanic sharks at Ras Mohamed, as well as tiger sharks on many different reefs like Elphinstone, Rocky, Panorama Reef, Carless Reef, among others. Silky sharks used to make frequent appearances at the Brothers and Daedalus but have been mostly replaced by Oceanic white tips.

So wherever you dive in this 'Corridor of Marvels' the chances are high that you will make a memory that will last a lifetime.

Want to see for yourself?
Dive right in here and discover the magic of the Red Sea.

 

 

 

Liveaboard lovelies from yours truly

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21/02 - 28/02 | Emperor Asmaa | Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £889

Now €899 / £800

01/03 - 03/03 | Emperor Superior | Get Wrecked | Was €1099 / £978
Now €999 / £889

09/03 - 16/03 | Emperor Echo | Get Wrecked | Was €999 / £889
Now €899 / £800

28/06 - 05/07 | Emperor Elite | Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone | Was €1219 / £1085
Now €1099 / £978

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

 

Maldives

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

01/06 - 08/06 | Emperor Leo| Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1450
Now €1529/ £1361

18/08 - 25/08 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1829 / £1672
Now €1549/ £1379

29/09 - 06/10 | Emperor Explorer| Best of Maldives | Was €1699 / £1512
Now €1779/ £1583

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 €1879/ £1672

 

 

Indonesia

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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 €4800 / £4275
Now €4320 / £3845

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 / £3205
Now €3330 / £2964

02/10 - 14/10 | Emperor Raja Laut | Alor & Banda Sea | Was €4800 / £4275
Now €4440 / £3952

 

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

» Book online here

 

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Our super-saving Spring Sale is open for bookings taken until 28th February.

This is an ideal opportunity to make 2019 the year to dive the Red Sea, the Maldives, complete with our new flagship liveaboard, Emperor Explorer, or Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut.

  • Red Sea from €829 / £739 on Emperor Echo. Saturday sailing and totally refurbished.
  • Maldives from €1239 / £1099 on Emperor Atoll, so popular with small groups.
  • Indonesia on Emperor Raja Laut from €2460 / £2189. Elegant and limited to 12 guests.
  • Dive Marsa Alam and El Gouna: 5 days’ boat diving for €225 / £200

Red Sea Resort diving: 5 days / 10 dives for €225 / £200. Last chance to take advantage of this great price as prices will increase 15% in April 2019.

Maldives Resort Diving: Emperor Laamu 5 days / 10 dives boat diving €399 / £359. Valid for all diving in 2019.

Book early and save! Book your 2020/21 trip before 30 April 2019 and save an extra 10% on Emperor’s online prices.

New for 2019 – Emperor Explorer, Maldives. Newly constructed and launching in August, Emperor’s brand new 42m liveaboard welcomes 26 guests and offers 4 dives a day plus Nitrox and wine with dinner.

Free Nitrox on all Emperor liveaboards. Emperor has always offered free Nitrox on their Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards. Now, new for 2019, Nitrox is also free on Emperor Raja Laut liveaboard, Indonesia.

Complimentary wine with dinner on all Red Sea liveaboards, Emperor Serenity, Emperor Virgo and Emperor Explorer in the Maldives and, new for 2019, Emperor Raja Laut in Indonesia.

Dive Indonesia with all-inclusive prices. Emperor Raja Laut is now all inclusive so no port, park fees or taxes to pay on board. The price you see is the price you pay thanks to Emperor’s transparent pricing policy.

For more on all the offers (and there are more), click here or email info@emperordivers.com

 

Emperor liveaboards - we hide nothing

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There are no hidden extras on our liveaboards!

Click here and discover what's included; free Nitrox, park and port fees and no fuel surcharges.

You're very welcome.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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