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Discover the best time to dive the Red Sea

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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, as well 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 high that you will make a memory that will last a lifetime.

Want to see for yourself?
Dive right in here and discover the magic of the Red Sea.

 

 

 

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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 info@emperordivers.com

 

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 www.emperordivers.com

 

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.

DUIKVAKER Utrecht
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.

 

 

Where to dive in 2019? We help you decide

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Dugong

 

The world is your oyster in the Red Sea, the Maldives or Indonesia. Because that's where we have our fabulous liveaboards and resorts. All waiting for you to return or to try for the first time in 2019.

Make it a happy New Year and start planning. Here are your quick links to some fabulous photos, videos and lots and lots of information. What a great way to spend a festive day...just dreaming of diving! Enjoy.

Red Sea Liveaboards:

Red Sea Resorts:

Maldives Liveaboards:

Maldives Resorts:

Indonesia Liveaboard:

 

Email our friendly Reservations Team for more advice and information or visit www.emperordivers.com and have a browse.

 

Where to dive in 2019? We help you decide

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The world is your oyster in the Red Sea, the Maldives or Indonesia. Because that's where we have our fabulous liveaboards and resorts. All waiting for you to return or to try for the first time in 2019.

Make it a happy New Year and start planning. Here are your quick links to some fabulous photos, videos and lots and lots of information. What a great way to spend a festive day…just dreaming of diving! Enjoy.

Red Sea Liveaboards:
Emperor Elite
Emperor Superior
Emperor Asmaa
Emperor Echo

Red Sea Resorts:
El Gouna (Hurghada)
Marsa Alam
Sharm El Sheikh

Maldives Liveaboards:
MV Emperor Serenity
MV Emperor Virgo
MV Emperor Voyager
MV Emperor Leo
MV Emperor Atoll

Maldives Resorts:
Laamu Atoll at Reveries Diving Village
Coming soon! You & Me. Brand new 5-star resort in Raa Atoll

Indonesia Liveaboard:
Emperor Raja Laut

Email our friendly Reservations Team for
more advice and information


 

 

Sidemount

 

"Once we tried it, we had to share it with you," says Luke Atkinson, Emperor Divers' Red Sea General Manager. "The freedom of diving with Sidemount is an experience for all divers."

Sidemount diving is growing fast and becoming a popular choice because of the ease with which you can kit up and dive. We asked many of our guests who dived with Sidemount if they would ever go back to the back plate and the majority reply was 'never!'

You can add a second tank for more gas, more balance and more redundancy; either way Sidemount is a winner with one tank or two.

We have the full range of options for divers, whether you're Sidemount trained or not:

  • PADI Sidemount Specialty with our professional instructors to learn and certify in the new gear
  • Gear rental for further Sidemount exploration
  • An awesome deal exclusive to Emperor guests - 15% off any X-Deep gear you want to buy
  • Sidemount/extra tank rental if you have your own gear

"This is a great chance to try something new. We tried it, we loved it, you will too!" concludes Luke.

Chat to our Reservations Team today and try something new!

 

DYSON ALERT - video
What about these lucky guests who were fortunate enough to spend time with the lovely Dyson at Marsa Mubarak with the Emperor Mars Alam team just last week! Thank you to Trevor & Aileen Pollard for the video.

 

Dyson video

 

SHARK ALERT - video
And if Dyson wasn't enough - how about some shark action? It wasn't just Elphinstone getting in on the act. This is Shouni Soraya and a baby shark playing in the blue. Thank you to Sanne for the video.

 

Shark video

 

 

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.

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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