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Flight news! Flight news!

 

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New direct flights are coming onboard to Hurghada and Marsa Alam.

Here’s the overview but do contact us for more details.

 

UK to Hurghada direct:

*Thomas Cook*
Birmingham
Manchester
Gatwick
East Midlands
Glasgow

*TUI*
Bristol
Gatwick
Birmingham
Manchester

*EasyJet*
Gatwick
Stansted

 

UK to Marsa Alam direct:

*Thomas Cook*
Birmingham
Gatwick

*TUI*
Gatwick

 

Email reservations@emperordivers.com for all the information you need to come diving the wonders of the Red Sea.

Lovely liveaboard offers from yours truly

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Red Sea

20/12 - 27/12 | Emperor Asmaa | South & St John's | Was €949 / £835
Now €899 / £791

 

Maldives

17/11 - 04/11 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1699 / £1495
Now €1599/ £1407

02/12 - 09/12 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1999 / £1759
Now €1799/ £1583

15/12 - 22/12 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1649 / £1451
Now €1449/ £1275

 

Indonesia

09/03 - 16/03 2019 | Emperor Raja Laut | Banda Sea | Was €2590 / £2268
Now €2290 / £2005

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

» Book online here

 

 

Emperor Atoll | Small yet perfectly formed

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Divers simply love Emperor Atoll because, with a maximum of 12 guests, our two guides make sure you get the most from your trip. A comfortable boat, she measures 26 metres, has 6 twin/double ensuite cabins, each with a full-size double bed with a single bunk bed above, air-con and fan.

AT A GLANCE
The Maldives 'Divers' boat with no more than 12 guests on board
With only one deck, she is more stable with less 'roll'
Two guides to help with divers gaining experience
Dive centres and small groups can charter the boat exclusively for themselves
If you are a group of experienced divers then our guides can arrange more challenging dives for you. Please contact us for 'full charter rates'
FREE Nitrox

"Emperor Atoll is different as she's small and much more personal than the bigger boats. With a maximum of only 12 divers, it's also a lot more fun in the water."
Bernd Leonhardt

Dive routes:

Group Discount:

All sailings

7 pay + 1 free

 

Book your diving online or chat to our incredibly friendly and helpful team at reservations@emperordivers.com.

 

We're only as good as the people who dive with us

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Which is why we are so VERY proud
to share guests' words with you

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Thanks to our guests who take the time to feedback their Emperor experience! It means a great deal to be able to pass these on to all the team and crew.

These are for Emperor Maldives liveaboards but there are so many more for our Emperor family at Feefo.

Robert Brown | Emperor Voyager
I was very pleased with all aspects or my liveaboard tour of the Maldives. The crew, guides, food and accommodation were all excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to book another liveaboard with Emperor in the future.

Trusted Customer | Emperor Serenity
Utterly outstanding trip! The boat, Serenity, was impeccable, the staff on the boat were fantastic, attentive, polite and lovely characters. The dive guides were impeccable, Gabriel is incredibly experienced and so much fun to talk to and to learn from. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.

Ashley Sutherland | Emperor Serenity
Highly, highly recommended!! Couldn't fault anything, amazing service from all of the team!

Norman Donachie | Emperor Serenity
The best liveaboard. I could not find a fault in anything. Boat, cabin, bathroom, meals spot on. Guides and crew so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent service.

Trusted Customer | Emperor Voyager
A brilliant trip. Everything about this trip went well. The organisation was efficient. The dive masters and instructors were experienced and friendly in their approach, coping brilliantly with a group of divers ranging from very experienced to the relatively new to the sport. Particular praise to Chris for his leadership. And we saw everything - whale sharks, manta rays, nursing sharks. Just brilliant.

» Read many more at Feefo here.

 

 

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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, aswell 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 highthat you will make a memory that will last a lifetime.

Interested? Email us today or book  online.

 

 

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NEC Dive Show
Birmingham
27-28 October
Stand 400

Are you ready for the NEC Dive Show in Birmingham?

We hope you can make it and come along to find out all you need to know about diving the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia.

Don’t worry if you can't get there, we’ll have our Dive Show Offers/Autumn Sale on our website, Facebook and Live Chat on the website too.

WIN FREE DIVING!
How about 2 x 5-day dive packs to be taken at an Emperor Divers’ resort of your choice?
It’s worth up to £425 and if you’re not at the Show, you can enter online here!

Come and meet the team at Stand 400.


 

 

Emperor
                                  Serenity, Maldives

 

It's the MOST wonderful time of the year! And it gets even more wonderful when you join us for Christmas on Emperor Serenity, Emperor Voyager, Emperor Leo or Emperor Atoll.

22 - 29 December | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | £1671 / €1899

23 - 30 December | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | £1583 / €1799

23 - 30 December | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | £1759 / € 1999

23 - 30 December | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | £2067 / €2349

So! From just £1583/€1799 you can be opening your presents whilst immersed in our 'Best of Maldives'. Now go and ring those bells!

» Click here to go direct to your Christmas AND New Year diving

 

 

Komodo National Park

7 - 11 night trips | July to October

Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving. Water temperatures change between the north and south of the Park. In the north we have the black sands of the Sangeang Volcano with its critters and bubble flows and the reefs around Gili Banta. The south provides cooler temperatures with manta action and nutrient rich reefs. The central section provides reefs and small islands teeming with life fed. Add to this the chance to see the famous Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat, beautiful beaches, look-outs to climb and you have a paradise both below and above the water.

 


 

Raja Ampat

7 - 12 night trips | December to May

Raja Ampat

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.

 


 

Raja Ampat & Banda Islands

12 night trips | May & October

Raja Ampat & Banda Islands

The Ambon to Sorong cruise is special because it takes in two magnificent regions in the one cruise. Beginning in Ambon we head to the Banda Islands (original Spice Islands) before rounding the east coast of Seram and rejoining the south and central sections of Raja Ampat. The Banda Islands offer the opportunity for some pelagic action, hopefully hammerheads too, before diving arguably one of the best dive locations worldwide, South Raja Ampat. This cruise will take in the Banda Islands plus the Southern and Central sections of Raja Ampat.

 


 

Banda Sea

12 night trips | October

Banda Sea

This is for those with the spirit of adventure as we set sail to rarely dived sites, islands and atolls. There are several ways to cross the Banda Sea and this depends mostly on the weather and the depths of the thermoclines for the hammerhead sharks. Seldom-dived sites, active volcanoes, hammerheads and pelagic action, plus a visit to the mythical Banda Islands (original Spice Islands) make this a once in a lifetime cruise.
Please note: There are 600-700 nautical miles to cover during this 12-night cruise. We are mostly diving three dives a day and then travelling at night. This cruise is not advised for people who get very sea sick or who are unable to sleep whilst the boat is under way. For those with a bit of salty seadog in you, you are definitely looking at the right itinerary.

 


 

Discover so much more on our website or email our wonderfully helpful Reservations Team and make use of all their amazing knowledge.

Liveaboard lovelies from yours truly

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Red Sea

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

20/12 - 27/12 | Emperor Asmaa | South & St John's | Was €949 / £835
Now €949 / £835

04/01 - 11/01 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €899 / £791
Now €799 / £695

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

02/02 - 09/02 | Emperor Echo | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €799 / £695
Now €749 / £652

Maldives

16/09 - 23/09 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1879 / £1654
Now €1399/ £1231

07/10 - 14/10 | Emperor Atoll | Manta Madness | Was €1569 / £1380
Now €1199/ £1055

27/10 - 03/11 | Emperor Orion | Manta Madness | Was €1599 / £1407
Now €1349/ £1187

17/11 - 04/11 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1699 / £1495
Now €1599/ £1407

02/12 - 09/12 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1999 / £1759
Now €1799/ £1583

Indonesia

10/10 - 22/10 | Emperor Raja Laut | Banda Sea (12 nights) | Was €4259 / £3748
Now €3999 / £3519

24/10 - 05/11 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat & Banda Sea (12 nights) | Was €4259 / £3748
Now €3999 / £3519

04/12 - 11/12 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat (7 nights) | Was €2484 / £2186
Now €2299 / £2023

13/12 - 20/12 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat (7 nights) | Was €2484 / £2186
Now €2299 / £2023

23/01 - 01/02 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat (9 nights) | Was €3330 / £2930
Now €2999 / £2639

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

» Book online here

 

 

Emperor Divers Laamu

 

Our first Maldives resort dive centre at Reveries Diving Village is open!
You can combine superb channel diving on one of the few remaining locally inhabited island whilst experiencing true Maldivian living.

Fabulously located at Reveries Diving Village on the west coast of the locally inhabited island of Gan, in Laamu Atoll, come and dive from Laamu's untouched and remote location. It rarely disappoints thanks to its rich diversity of marine life offering something for both divers and snorkellers.

Reveries Diving Village is proud to be the first boutique-style guest-house with full resort-style facilities at affordable prices.

Exclusive for Emperor's returning guests

5 days' diving €430 / £378

  • Reveries Diving Village with full resort facilities on an inhabited local island - experience the real Maldives!
  • Own private 'bikini' beach in front of the hotel
  • Great channel and drift diving
  • Sharks, mantas and loads of big stuff
  • Ideal to combine the resort stay with a liveaboard trip (cruise & stay) in the south of the Maldives

For more info and images, visit the new resort here.

Book your diving online or chat to our incredibly friendly and helpful team for advice on how to book your Reveries Diving holiday at reservations@emperordivers.com

 

 

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