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Sharks of the Red Sea

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Sharks of the Red Sea

 

Recently on Emperor Echo there were some pretty special encounters, showing why the Red Sea is just outperforming itself right now - and that takes some doing!

Thanks to guest, Dora, for these great images.

Where was this, we hear you cry? It was the Red Sea Sharks itinerary, which is flexible in location so we go where the recent shark action has been. All these images were from The Brothers.

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Liveaboard lovelies and lovely offers too!

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Red Sea

06/09 - 13/09 | Emperor Asmaa | Famous Five | Was €999 / £869
Now €899 / £782

24/11 - 01/12 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €1149 / £1000
Now €999 / £869

07/12 - 14/12 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £869
Now €849 / £739

17/01 - 24/01 | Emperor Asmaa | South & St John's | Was €799 / £695
Now €749 / £652

Maldives

18/08 - 25/08 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1199 / £1043

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Serenity | Manta Madness | Was €1879 / £1635
Now €1599 / £1391

16/09 - 23/09 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1879 / £1635
Now €1249 / £1087

13/10 - 20/10 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1699 / £1478
Now €1599 / £1391

24/11 - 01/12 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1749 / £1522
Now €1599 / £1391

09/12 - 16/12 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1249 / £1087

23/12 - 30/12 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1849 / £1609

20/01 - 27/01 | Emperor Virgo | Sharktastic | Was €1799 / £1565
Now €1649 / £1435

Indonesia

12/01 - 21/01 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2269 / £1974

16/07 - 23/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

25/08 - 01/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

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Hot Summer Offers

Wondering whether to stay or go? If you're enjoying this heatwave then the temptation to find cooling waters with refreshing sea breezes could be very tempting indeed.

How about these two 'last minute but I need to go' offers?

Red Sea
18 - 25 August
Emperor Echo
Red Sea Sharks itinerary
£695/ €799

Maldives
19 - 26 August
Emperor Serenity
Best of Maldives itinerary
£1435 / €1649

Speak to our Reservations Team today and get on your way!

 

Maldives Manta Madness 'gone mad'

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Manta Madness Maldives

 

The mantas are as good as 'sold out' for 2018 - well at least on our 'Manta Madness' itinerary on Emperor Serenity!

Just two dates left:

19 - 26 August
£1435 / €1649

02 - 09 September
£1391 / €1599

If you can't make those dates then book ahead to 2019 and enjoy looking forward to a very special holiday!

Discover all the delightful dates here that promise you a holiday of a lifetime! Or have a chat with our equally delightful Reservations Team. You can email too!

 

 

 

Emperor Raja
                                    Laut, Indonesia

 

Oh yes! She is spruced up and ready to go. We promised you more photos of Emperor Raja Laut and here they are. Plus six jolly good reasons to come and see the charismatic beauty of the boat and the divine diving right below you!

How to get here? Getting to Indonesia is no longer just a dream, although you may need to pinch yourself when you arrive! We will help you every step of the way.

It's much more of a reality than you think and here are six reasons why:

  1. We take the stress out of 'getting there'. We'll help you arrange your domestic flights with our local agents.
  2. 6:1 guest to guide ratio; 12 guests and 2 dive guides.
  3. Seasonal itineraries to ensure you dive the best regions at the right time.
  4. Secure your place by booking early with Emperor's low deposit, just €100 / £80 / $120.
  5. Claim your discounts and benefits from Emperor's 'Friends of Emperor' loyalty scheme.
  6. She's not just a liveaboard! Widen your horizons and explore the picture-postcard scenery with our land-based excursions.

Want to find out more? Email our incredibly friendly and helpful team at reservations@emperordivers.com or visit our Emperor Raja Laut in all her glory here.

Emperor Raja Laut Offer!

7 - 14 August 2018
Komodo National Park
£1852 / €2129

 

Fab video from Emperor Virgo in the Maldives

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Thanks to Andreas Schumacher for this super video taken from Emperor Virgo on his Maldives 'Sharktastic' trip recently.

 

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Watch the video here

Andreas sent us this little report too;

"Starting at North Malé and then South Malé before going further south down to Vaavu and Meemu. We cruised west to South Ari, Nord Ari and back to Malé.

We had some good shark action on almost every dive, greys reef sharks, nurse sharks, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks and a whale shark out in the blue. Schools of jacks, batfish, barracudas, eagle rays and some turtles but also lots of small stuff like ghost-pipe fish, nudibranchs, a leaf fish and of course plenty of anemones with their clownfish and its cleaner shrimps.

The week on Emperor Virgo was such fun! Great dive guides and crew! Excellent company.”

» Discover more about Emperor Virgo here

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Veronique Geerts, Marsa Alam
"I would like to say that this company is more than professional. My instructor is very good, I really trust him and look where I am now...I really didn't expect that I could do this. In the beginning I was afraid, but my first teacher taught me the right way...After the first day, I was happy that we have found your diving centre.
Second day, also the instructor very professional. At my first dive the sea was hard and I wanted to give up but he made me feel safety with him and so we started our dives. It was amazing, wow. I am very happy."

Sjoerd van Tuijl, Marsa Alam
"We came back to this dive center for the fifth time...I think that says enough! Great service! Great people!"

Jason Marley, Marsa Alam
"We had a fantastic week diving with Emperor in Marsa Alam. The staff were friendly and attentive and the diving was great. The crew on the boats were also great, incredibly helpful and the food was amazing. A great bunch of people and a fun week's diving. Can't wait to return."

Kohly Kohlmeyer, Marsa Alam
"Wir waren rundum zufrieden. Ich werde euch weiterempfehlen."

Yvette Li Hanney
"Emperor Divers 5 Star! Have been diving with Emperor Divers for over 20 years, wouldn't choose another company. Service, safety, dive masters and of course the dive sites all 5 star."

 

 

 

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Here are just two from many Feefo feedbacks we've been getting:

Sylvia & Les Randall Coles
Dived with Emperor Marsa Alam

"Excellent diving & service yet again. Professional dive centre & boat crew.
We have been diving with Emperor Divers Marsa Alam for 9 years plus & as always we get excellent service with excellent diving. Both dive boats are excellent but Captain Mohammad and his excellent crew must be congratulated. Cook is brilliant with lovely lunches & hot chocolate drinks are given out after a dive, all deck hands are always keen to help & look after the guests well. We very much appreciate the extra help they give us as older divers!

Captain Mohammad is a font of knowledge & it is amazing how over the last 15 years our lives have crossed many times before ... He runs a very efficient boat & deserves praise & a thank you.

All the dive guides are great & safety is always paramount. Taki, Liza & the two Egyptian guides (I apologise for not writing down your names. Sorry.) and  Paul. All of them will always try & find something extra on a dive. Lovely memories. The very large pod of Spinner dolphins Captain Mohammad spotted & slowed the boat for us all to observe these wonderful creatures who came to play in the bow waves. Feather tail Ray & Eagle Rays at the end of 2 dives & turtles & a myriad of Red Sea marine life etc.

Thank you to ALL staff including bottle fillers, drivers, office staff and thank you to Tracy & Luke Atkinson for their hard work in making Marsa Alam dive centre run so efficiently & be so friendly."

David Greener
Dived the Red Sea on Emperor Echo

"Marvellous all round.
Great varied dive itinerary. Knowledgeable, friendly & professional guides. Safety first was always paramount. Boat was in great condition. All round service was excellent. Thank you, we'd certainly book with Emperor again!"

 

Emperor Atoll's amazing 'Sharktastic' video!

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Andreas Schumacher took this fabulous video whilst on
Emperor Atoll's Sharktastic trip and wrote this report …
 
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"We started in North Malé to South Malé then further south to Vaavu and Meemu and back to Malé.
 
In Alimatha we had our first shark encounters on the first day. We saw many very big nurse sharks, huge sting rays and some black tip sharks. A spectacular dive.
 
In Meemu Atoll we had quite good current with big schools of jacks, eagle rays and many young grey reef sharks. Using a reef hook made this dive quite comfortable and drifiting into the channel was just fun! No wonder why the call Vanhuravalhi Kandu 'Happy corner'. In the channels we spotted some turtles and saw plenty of colourful anemones with their clown fish.
 
After sharks sightings on almost every dive we dove Kurali and watched some manta rays getting cleaned.
 
In Vaavu we had gorgeous soft corals in Fotteyo and Golden Wall. We were accompanied by some curious batfish, barracudas and turtles. On a night dive we had tons of small stuff like nudibranches, ghost-pipe fish, cleaning shrimps, mating octopus and a Spanish dancer!
 
Emperor Atoll is the smallest Emperor Liveaboard in the Maldives. I really love the salon that looks like a british library and with only 12 guests it was a very both friendly and familiar. The Crew is just lovely and made this trip unforgettable! High recommended company."
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dive Raja Ampat!

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Come and dive Raja Ampat on the beautiful ‘schooner, Emperor Raja Laut.

Raja Ampat, which in Indonesian means the Four Kings, is a Marine Park world renowned for being the epicentre of marine biodiversity. The park covers a large area with approximately 170 nautical miles separating the northern and southern extremities. It would be possible to dive for weeks and weeks without seeing the same sites twice.

Emperor Raja Laut to Raja Ampat:

07 – 14 November    £2161 / €2484
16 – 23 November    £2161 / €2484
09 – 16 January 2019    £1826 / €2099
18 – 25 January 2019    £1826 / €2099

» Discover more about the trip
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