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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.

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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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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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Red Sea

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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

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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.

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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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!

 

Where to dive in 2019? We help you decide

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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:
Emperor Elite
Emperor Superior
Emperor Asmaa
Emperor Echo

Red Sea Resorts:
El Gouna (Hurghada)
Marsa Alam
Sharm El Sheikh

Maldives Liveaboards:
MV Emperor Serenity
MV Emperor Virgo
MV Emperor Voyager
MV Emperor Leo
MV Emperor Atoll

Maldives Resorts:
Laamu Atoll at Reveries Diving Village
Coming soon! You & Me. Brand new 5-star resort in Raa Atoll

Indonesia Liveaboard:
Emperor Raja Laut

Email our friendly Reservations Team for
more advice and information


 

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