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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



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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




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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


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Emperor Divers Maldives is THE place to dive this year

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Two new island resorts and a new 'flagship' liveaboard!


Emperor Maldives


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.

Read the full, incredibly interesting lowdown on our two new resorts and new liveaboard here.




Olive Ridley turtle rescue! Emperor Virgo came across this poor turtle who was stranded on the surface tangled up in ropes and plastic.

The team did an amazing job to remove everything and set the turtle free. Thanks to Kristen and Charlie for the video clips.


Turtle rescue video


Watch the rescue here





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


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.



Unbelievable! Emperor Raja Laut's exciting news!

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Emperor Raja Laut is an extremely eye-catching 'schooner-style' yacht for only 12 guests and we have some really exciting NEW benefits when you book her. Ready?

Emperor Raja Laut, Indonesia

  • All-inclusive prices where all fees are included
  • FREE Nitrox
  • Wine with dinner
  • Confirmed and guaranteed sailings no matter the number of guests. Sail with confidence!
  • All Raja Ampat cruises: we include a one-way ferry ticket from Sorong to Waisai in the price of your liveaboard
  • 10% discount for early bookings

And there's more:

  • She sails 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

Book one of the most appealing and dreamed-of dive destinations in the world.

And it's not just for divers! Such are the charms of Indonesia, we also include land excursions on many of our liveaboard holidays (think Komodo dragons!). Which makes them ideal for non-divers too. Perfect for happy family and friends.

For more, visit or email




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


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

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.

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

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