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Emperor Serenity 'incredible' | Diving 'another world'

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Thanks to recent guest, Juan, on Emperor Serenity in the Maldives, who shared this feeeback.
 
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"Incredible boat, awesome crew, amazing diving sites!" 
I have no words to describe how good this trip on the Emperor Serenity was! THe crew was awesome, the boat impeccable and spotless and the diving was from another world. I cannot wait to do it again.
A huge thank you to Nuria, who is an extremely well-prepared diving instructor and guide. I did my AOW with her and I couldn't be happier.
And Yaqui, the boat manage, is an awesome diving guide with super GoPro rescue skills! 
Juan Cabral, Brazil

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Continuing our Meet the Maldives Team, here's a warm welcome to Nuria Bufort Costa and Yaqui Mennes Pine. Find out a bit more about them and what turned their dream into reality.

"We are Nuria and Yaqui. With so much diving, we decided it was time for a change of scenery and started a new adventure in one of our favourite warm water destinations, the Maldives."

» Click here to read on

Nobody says it better than those who have been there and done it. "world class service'. Direct from Feefo …

"The entire staff made our stay aboard the Emperor Serenity top notch! Every minute of every day was a pleasure. They went far above and beyond their duties. Shareef, Abusy, Haleem, Dhonbe, Chef John, Abdul, Raheem, Chattu and Madu were excellent as well as were our dive guides, Yaqui, Nuria, Tuna and Muaz! The dhoni crew, Saeedh, Nasir and Ameen were very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend this trip to everyone! Thank you for your world class service!"

 


Booking made so very easy!

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Our Reservations team has the answers to your questions

EF-Marc Stickler-People (169 von 789) (Medium).jpgOur helpful and friendly Reservations team will help you book your dive holiday to the Red Sea, Maldives or Indonesia.

Make the most of their first-hand knowledge to make sure you get the holiday that best suits you.

You can book by email or use our fully secure online booking system. Your money is fully protected and held by Barclaycard until after your trip. At Emperor, we like to offer an easy booking process and peace of mind so you know your money is safe and secure.

Contact reservations@emperordivers.com or book online here

 

 


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Hi and Hola
 
We are Gabriel and Maria, the new dive guides for Emperor Maldives.

We are from Argentina, started our dive careers 17 years ago and soon became PADI Instructors, opening a dive centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina; however, our aim was always to work on liveaboards.
 
Having been managers in large corporations, I (Maria) have a Bachelor of Marketing and I (Gabriel) am a Systems Engineer. When we started our diving courses we discovered our passion for scuba diving and decided to leave everything behind to follow our dream.
 
We have dived in Argentina, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Thailand, Sipadan, Egypt, Sudan and Maldives. We moved to Egypt in 2006 and have been working on the Egyptian and Sudanese Red Sea for eight years.
 
With a huge experience on liveaboards, we have done more than 300 trips with more than 5000 dives logged and worked on well-known Red Sea fleet companies such as Emperor Divers, Sea Serpent, Blu Sudan and Blue o Two Maldives. We are PADI, SDI and TDI Technical Instructors and I (Gabriel) love to dive with my Kiss rebreather whilst surrounded by sharks.
 
We love our job, taking care of the marine life and sharing our knowledge with guests. We use every dive to clean a bit the reef, if it is possible, to help the environment.
 
Whilst working in Sudan, we promoted laws against shark fishing and reef awareness. As a result, the Sudanese government opened new marine protected parks and created a law against shark finning.
 
We love guiding and spotting the small and big stuff. Dive guiding is not our job, it's our passion. We are happy to come back to the Emperor family and to meet our friends in the Maldives again whilst looking forward to making new ones with our guests.
 
Come an discover the delights of civing the Maldives with us just as soon as you can.
 
 
 

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‚ÄčThese trips are ideal for people with little or no photography experience. Emperor Divers is offering free advice from photo pro, Jordi Chias, on both Red Sea and Maldives selected sailings.

“This is a free, value-added service from the team at Emperor to anyone who wants to ask questions and get hints and tips in relaxed surroundings. It’s not a seminar or workshop so no competitiveness required,” explains Luke Atkinson, Emperor Divers’ General Manager.

The trips follow Emperor’s successful free photo advice trips last year and welcome highly acclaimed photographer, Jordi Chias, who will once again be sharing his experience in a friendly and encouraging way.

Maldives dates:

3 - 10 December 2017    Emperor Orion     Best of Maldives    €1769/£1627
10 - 17 December 2017  Emperor Serenity Best of Maldives €1749/£1609

Red Sea dates:
3 - 10 November 2017    Emperor Elite     Simply the Best    €1269/£1142
9 - 16 November 2017    Emperor Asmaa  Simply the Best    €1149/£1034

With work published in many different media and recognized with prominent mentions, among them the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Jordi has a wealth of knowledge that guests can tap into during the week. He is also one of the most internationally awarded Spanish photographers, who also speaks fluent English

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to hone photography talents for free.

For more on Emperor Maldives visit www.emperormaldives.com or for Emperor’s Red Sea visit www.emperordivers.com

Maldives Liveaboard Savings | FREE Nitrox

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Come diving with us with these special offers

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June
18 - 25 June   Emperor Virgo   Pelagic Magic   €1529 / £1284

July
15 - 22 July   Emperor Voyager   Best of Maldives   €1379 / £1158
22 - 29 July   Emperor Leo   Best of Maldives   €1349 / £1133
29 July - 5 August   Emperor Leo   Best of Maldives   €1349 / £1133

August
13 - 20 August   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   €1679 / £1410

 

» Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates or email our lovely reservations team - reservations@emperordivers.com

 

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Maldives | Emperor Leo Trip Report | 11 – 18 May
Report by Bernie McAteer

Emperor Leo guests arrived to a boat with space for everyone and, as we enter low season, nine guests took full  advantage of the extra space.

The first day began with a check dive in North Male before crossing to North Ari for two dives on Maaya Thila in the afternoon. The sunset dive was amazing; the guides agreed it was one of the best dives they had done there with grey reef sharks circling, the fusiliers schooling everywhere and the trevallies chasing after the big schools of silversides that completely covered the pinnacle. Emperor Leo was moored in Maaya lagoon and as light faded we kept our fingers crossed for a manta in the lights at the back of the boat, we were not disappointed and a small manta appeared feeding in the boat lights. Divers descended to watch the beautiful creature barrel-rolling to feed on the plankton. Giovanna and Krystal also had time to complete their PADI Enriched air course as the evening drew to a close!

The wind picked up on the second day but it was still enough for a manta dive and the always relaxing Dhiga Thila before a brief BBQ beach run. Rain cut short the visit but everyone still enjoyed the delicious dinner on board and Polka and Chinmay invited us all to celebrate their seventh wedding anniversary. Congratulations!

The following morning wind and rain restricted us to the Dangheti area, which is by far the best place to be, and two dives kept the atmosphere on board buzzing. The weather broke in the morning and we made four dives on the best sites that Ari Atoll can offer. The highlight of the day was a whale shark!

Last day of the trip and we moved again. We delayed the morning dive to increase the chance for some mantas and had 'Mantanado' on Mahibadhoo Gaa; 10 mantas circling the cleaning station was a truly wonderful way to finish the trip. We did not allow the wind and rain to dampen our spirits and ended on a real high after experiencing some of the best dives of the season.

Feel like diving the Maldives? Discover more here.

 

 

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So far this year, Emperor Maldives has reported a large number of sightings of whale sharks making their casual, gentle, relaxed way to the back of the boats as they moor for night-time. Not unusual, but certainly gratifying for the guests aboard these spacious liveaboards. And the manta have been around in abundance for both divers and snorkellers.

The 2017/18 season is already shaping up to be a memorable one. We have exciting dive trips sailing a range of routes from ‘Best of the Maldives’ to the ‘Deep South and Southern Sharks’ that, while not guaranteeing to see whalesharks, certainly know how to get the best chance thanks to the intimate local knowledge of their dive guides.

The Maldives certainly has its seasons but when diving, the need for blue skies and constant sunshine diminishes in the face of scoring that bucket-list dive destination. With its gentle climate and year-round temperatures between 26 degrees C-30 degrees C, there is an itinerary to suit divers of all levels and, this is good too, for those who don’t dive.

Our liveaboards are spacious with sun decks, some with jacuzzis, private patios and lend themselves perfectly to snorkelling, swimming and just letting the world go by. Indeed, non-divers are so welcome they get free snorkelling equipment and a $50 voucher to spend on board.

All six Emperor Maldives liveaboards offer fine accommodation and service. Included is full board, free nitrox and local transfers.

Seven-night trips start from £1,091 per person sharing a standard twin berth cabin. Ten-night trips are also available. Prices do not include international flights. Up to four free places are on offer for group bookings.

Email our wonderfully helpful Reservations team at reservations@emperordivers.com

 

EASTER FLASH SALE – up to 30% off LIVEABOARDS
ONLY until 18 April

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HUGE savings on Maldives liveaboards this summer PLUS some winter warmers for the Red Sea.

Look for our ‘RED’ hot sailings.

Up to 30% discount has been applied on selected summer sailings.

For example - how about this in our Easter Super Sale? Emperor Orion sailing the Best of Maldives for (wait for it) just £974 / €1119. Save on selected dates but you need to book by 18 April. Enjoy those Easter eggs then come diving!

Check out our offer pages during Emperor’s Flash Sale: www.emperormaldives.com/liveaboards-schedule-offers.php

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Discount has already been applied to prices on the Schedule page
  • All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Valid on new bookings received until 18 April.  
  • Liveaboard offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.
  • Groups and full charters can be extended on application.
  • All bookings taken under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.  Normal payment terms apply. Cancellations made any time after payment is received normal cancellation policy applies.

    Now is the time to dive the Red Sea and the Maldives. More diving for less - win/win!

    Email reservations@emperordivers.com TODAY and book your saving!

EASTER FLASH SALE – up to 30% off LIVEABOARDS
from NOW until 18 April

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HUGE savings on Maldives liveaboards this summer PLUS some winter warmers for the Red Sea.

Look for our ‘RED’ hot sailings.

Up to 30% discount has been applied on selected summer sailings.

Check out our offer pages during Emperor’s Flash Sale: www.emperormaldives.com/liveaboards-schedule-offers.php

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Discount has already been applied to prices on the Schedule page
  • All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Valid on new bookings received until 18 April.  
  • Liveaboard offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.
  • Groups and full charters can be extended on application.
  • All bookings taken under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.  Normal payment terms apply. Cancellations made any time after payment is received normal cancellation policy applies.

    Now is the time to dive the Red Sea and the Maldives. More diving for less - win/win!

    Email reservations@emperordivers.com TODAY and book your saving!

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