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Emperor Divers

 

We are having a bit of a tidy up of our Facebook pages.

Facebook Emperor Divers will now be our main official page where we will share content not only from the Red Sea, but from Emperor Maldives and Emperor Indonesia too.

Our diving centres and luxury liveaboards in the Maldives, our sailing schooners in Indonesia and, of course, our original diving centres and fabulous boats in Egypt.

It's your main way to keep in contact with us and we promise to be there for you giving you up to date information, answering your questions and sharing a smile along the way.

 

 

Red Sea video - Dive into Marsa Alam

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Our thanks to Jürgen Damm who dived with the team at Emperor Divers Marsa Alam recently.

Jürgen spent a week in Port Ghalib at the Hotel Marina Lodge.

"We had some relaxed dives with your guides and the crews from day boats, Isa and Rachel. We made a little film and, if you are interested, here it is. Greetings from Frankfurt."

Oh we are interested Jürgen and thank you so much for sharing. We love it!

 

Marsa Alam video

 

Emperor Divers Marsa Alam
Gunilla Sandberg
"A very nice diving center that we highly recommend. Nice people on the center and on the boats. We felt very welcome and taken care of. Beautiful diving in the Red Sea! Love it!"

Emperor Echo
Joao Vasco Silva
"Superb! Great service, excellent staff, great dive guides! Thanks Hany for another superb week. This was my second safari with Emperor and while returning this year it felt like "coming back home" and I hope to return for many years to come."

Emperor Superior
David White
"A great trip! Once again the service was fantastic, the dive crew run like a well-oiled machine and miracles appear from the galley daily, amazing food! Can't wait to get back again."

» Red Sea Right Now!

 

 

 

Emperor Asmaa

Emperor Asmaa

When you love having your fins put on for you, look no further! David Packer was a happy guest on Emperor Asmaa last week where he had, "A great holiday. The food was great and Amr and Stina were awesome guides, the crew were really, really helpful and always smiling, loved having my fins put on for me."

» Discover more on Emperor Asmaa here

 

Emperor Echo

Emperor Echo

Andrew Clarke on Emperor Echo had this to say, "Fantastic dive operation, amazing boat and great staff! Amazing trip with Emperor Divers. We were extremely well looked after from meeting a staff member to arrange our visa, transport to the boat, the crew for helping us get our gear on board and of course our entire time on the boat.
On the boat the staff were brilliant. Our room was cleaned several times a day, it seemed like every time we went diving the entire boat was cleaned from top to bottom - bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas and decks. The dive guides and deck hands were fantastic. All our equipment needs were catered for and staff were really helpful kitting up and getting us into the water."

» Lots more on Emperor Echo here

Or email the team at reservations@emperordivers.com for more information and friendly advice.

Marsa Alam team's big bouquet from Sandy Catford

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A big thanks to Sandy for such heart-warming words about the team in Emperor Divers Marsa Alam. The best time was had by ALL the team!

"The BEST week with these guys. Couldn't fault them. Just perfect on every level. Great fun, lovely people, attention to detail, experienced informed and utterly professional. I hired everything out there and was thoroughly looked after. Diving was brilliant, boat was great, food was off the scale good. The whole set up works like clockwork."

Discover more here!

 

 

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We promised you more photos of the revamped Emperor Elite and here they are.

A reminder that all our standard cabins on the lower deck are brand new from the hull up. Our ever-popular Junior Suite has a brand new location on the upper deck with panoramic views of the Red Sea. We've also extended and completely refurbished the saloon and restaurant so there's a whole lot more space in stylish surroundings.

» Come and join us on this magnificent liveaboard in 2019 and enjoy some great prices here with availability from May onwards.

 

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.

 

 

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