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Find out why Berk Celebi loves Emperor Asmaa

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Manta, St John's Reef


Berk Celebi was so impressed with Emperor Asmaa, the team and the diving. Here's what he said.

"Simply the best. This is by far the best team I've ever met in the Red Sea. If anything goes wrong, they do their best to make it right. They make you feel like all their staff are working individually for you to make your holiday the best one ever. Food is awesome, hospitality is on the top level. Meet them once and you'll never look for another."

Thanks Berk! And a little reminder that we have some super offers on Emperor Asmaa right here.




White tip sharks video


This is why we use reef hooks; in strong currents or surging water the marine life becomes accustomed to divers being in their environment.

By us staying in one place maybe then they do not perceive us as a threat, becoming more bold, like these two white tip reef sharks coming within two metres of us.

We are always thankful for amazing close encounters like these and being able to share them with you. Every day of every week should be just like this.




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5 days / 4 nights | July to September

Join us on our new itinerary as we showcase some of the highlights of Komodo including the chance to see the famous Komodo Dragon in its natural habitat. Then there are the beautiful beaches, lookouts to climb, a range of water sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling and some easy diving to experience paradise both below and above the water.

This allows for 1 or 2 dives a day for qualified divers whilst non-divers have the chance to experience an ‘Introductory Dive’. Our experienced guides will select the best spots to dive, snorkel and swim in each location and to suit local conditions, marine life opportunities and your skill.

Prices are per person, sharing a twin/double cabin: €1449 / £1289 / $1625

Non-diver discount: €250 / £220 / $280

More info here

Talk to us today or email our super friendly Reservations team
Live Chat with us or
Phone: (+20) 122 234 0995
UK callers: 0203 695 097


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A former soldier in the United Kingdom Special Forces Reserve, Jamie Hull was fulfilling a lifelong ambition of becoming a pilot in 2007 when, on a routine solo flight, his engine caught fire. Jamie sustained 60 per cent third-degree burns to his body, tissue scarring and internal injuries. He was given a five per cent chance of survival. Undergoing over 60 operations, he was able to pull through but, for Jamie, life as he knew it was over: “I couldn’t see a life beyond injury, I couldn’t see that road ahead. Physically, I felt I was done for.” Read how diving, one of Jamie’s first loves, helped him to get life back on track …

Back in 1998, Jamie was a keen and ambitious scuba diver. Originally a full-time officer in the Thames Valley Police, he decided to embark on his IDC with leading Course Director of the day, Theresa Simpson, who quickly took him under her wing and mentored him to success. A then newly qualified PADI Open Water Instructor, Jamie couldn't resist the pull of the ocean and soon afterwards took the plunge to take a sabbatical from UK policing and return to the Red Sea to work directly for Emperor Divers. “I still remember those early years,” Jamie reflects, “great memories of the excitement of working in a busy dive industry in Hurghada, resounding with the same clarity as the magical visibility of the Red Sea itself!”

Jamie's life story, however, went on to take the guise of many twists and turns including a comprehensive service with the British Army as a higher committed Reservist working all over the world before being subjected to the ultimate physiological and psychological downfall that a human being could possibly sustain. In the summer of 2007, little did Jamie realise that an epic life-changing accident was on the horizon.

A catastrophic injury, sustained during his training to be a pilot, left him with 60% third-degree burns to his body, severe tissue scarring and internal injuries; Jamie was given only a 5% chance of survival. Undergoing over 60 operations, he was able to pull through only by the skin of his teeth but, for Jamie, life as he knew it was over, “I couldn’t see a life beyond injury, I couldn’t see that road ahead. Physically, I felt I was done for.”

Ultimately however, Jamie never gave up and after many years of pain and discomfort, he went on to further project himself in a range of challenging events and endeavours, always going a little further to achieve his goals and in doing so, helping to support others.

“Following on from the ethos of my former Regiment 21 SAS, I always try to continue to live by those values and, in particular, the 'individual pursuit of excellence'.  By way of example, I've continually followed my passion for scuba diving as a vehicle for benefitting my own recovery and rehabilitation from the burns injury. Over many years, I've worked very hard with the diving and recently certified as a PADI Course Director. It's such an amazing sport, which has helped me enormously on the long road to a stronger recovery. One of my goals now is to continue working with others to enable them to fulfil their career ambitions within the dive industry.” 

Excitedly going back to his roots with Emperor Divers, Jamie recently delivered a diving expedition for several UK veterans, training them on a range of PADI courses and using the Blue Brothers’ Emperor Divers dive centre in the stunning marina at El Gouna. 

“Having previously used the efficient and reliable services of UK-based Diverse Travel, I was very impressed with the whole organisation of my recent dive trip to the Red Sea with Emperor Divers. In all sincerity, for anyone looking to organise any kind of dive trip around the world, the booking and administration of Diverse Travel always delivers as smoothly as a well-balanced regulator at 40 metres!”

“The expedition I ran was indeed a great success, supported by the enthusiastic and diligent staff at Emperor Divers’ marina shop including a highly competent captain and crew of the Emperor Pegasus dive boat. As a Course Director, I genuinely recommend the top service Emperor provides for divers of all levels. What's more, as for the diving in the Red Sea, I can still see the magic down there; with all the beauty, clarity and warmth there ever was!”

By Jamie Hull – PADI CD #109809




El Gouna dolphins and their babies video

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Dolphin encounter, El Gouna


Diving with dolphins is so special. They're inquisitive, intelligent and beautiful and a real connection happens.

We are so lucky in the Red Sea to have these encounters especially at Emperor Divers El Gouna where guest, Bo Smit, ably assisted by 'actor', Alex Crompvoets, made this wonderful video of our mammalian friends bringing their young for a bit of interaction. Pure joy!



** Flash Sale Open **

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Up to 28% off! Serious savings to be enjoyed for everyone!

Save up to €515 / £455 - 7 nights in Indonesia

Save up to €480 / £429 - 7 nights in the Maldives

Save up to €300 / £270 - 7 nights in the Red Sea

Happy, happy diving!


1 good reason to book with Emperor Indonesia

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Our pricing is ALL INCLUSIVE. The price you see is the price you pay!

When you’re shopping around, make sure you check the small print for any extras to be paid on board your liveaboard such as Park and Port fees, fuel surcharges and taxes. These fees can range from €150 - €250 per person.

Remember, with us it’s all included so no nasty surprises for you.

You're welcome!




Emperor Divers


Mike says, "Honesty, integrity, marvellous boats and lovely crew." Not just that but Mike says our booking staff are great; "no tricks, cheats, no extra phoney discounts".

And the proof is in the pudding.

Last year Mike enjoyed diving on Emperor Elite, Red Sea and Emperor Raja Laut, Indonesia.

This year on Emperor Echo, Red Sea and Emperor Explorer, Maldives.

Hang on, there's more ... next year he's on Emperor Echo again then Emperor Harmoni, Indonesia. 2021 on Emperor Explorer for a double back-to-back.

Wow! Welcome back Mike - time and time again and for as many times as we can welcome you. Now that's Loyalty with a capital L.



01/08 - 08/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Now €2075 / £1847

SAVE 20% €515 / £458

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Now €2200 / £1958

SAVE 15% €390 / £347

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Now €2075 / £1847

SAVE 20% €515 / £458

10/09 - 17/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Now €2200 / £1958

SAVE 15% €390 / £347

21/09 - 30/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | East Flores & Alor | Now €3060 / £2723

SAVE 15% €540 / £480



25/08 - 01/09 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1829 / £1629
Now €1599/ £1425

31/08 - 07/09 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1579 / £1405
Now €1339/ £1512

01/09 - 08/09 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1829 / £1629
Now €1599/ £1425

08/09 - 15/09 | Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives | Was €1979 / £1759
Now €1799/ £1599

06/10 - 13/10 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1749 / £1557
Now €1549/ £1379

20/11 - 27/11 | Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives | Was €2149 / £1915
Now €1999 / £1779


Red Sea

02/08 - 09/08 | Emperor Elite | Famous Five | Was €1219 / £1085
Now €1049 / £935

22/08 - 29/08 | Emperor Asmaa | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £889
Now €849 / £755

23/08 - 30/08 | Emperor Superior | Famous Five | Was €1149 / £1025
Now €949/ £845

14/11 - 21/11 | Emperor Asmaa | Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone| Was €1149 / £1025
Now €949/ £845

22/11 - 29/11 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns | Was €1099 / £979
Now €949/ £845

06/12 - 13/12 | Emperor Elite | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | Was €1219 / £1085
Now €999 / £889

19/12 - 26/12 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns| Was €949 / £845
Now €799 / £710

26/12 - 02/01 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns | Was €1099 / £979
Now €949/ £845

27/12 - 03/01 | Emperor Elite | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €1069/ £949
Now €999 / £889


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

Komodo National Park and dive sites are OPEN!

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If you have seen posts on the web saying Komodo dive sites are closed, they’re wrong!

You can still dive this amazing place with Emperor Raja Laut. It’s only Komodo Island that’s closed so you can still see dragons at nearby Rinca and dive all the Komodo sites with us.

And the good news for divers is that because of the new regulations, fewer boats mean fewer divers so an even more enjoyable experience with more marine life.

Indonesia is a wonderful place to visit for a mix of holiday memories. And there’s more to it than the diving.

You can sightsee, you can drink in the vista, you can relax on a fantastic liveaboard, you can walk, you can climb, you can see the wildlife and you can snorkel, swim and smile.

It’s not only about diving, although it’s pretty special in these parts of the world. Both Emperor Raja Laut and Emperor Harmoni make excellent ‘non-diver cruise’ holidays.

>> Discover Indonesia, Emperor Raja Laut and Emperor Harmoni here




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