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Emperor Voyager video | Best of Maldives

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Andreas Schumacher took this fabulous video from the air, from the boat and from below the water whilst on Emperor Voyager and wrote this trip report …

 

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“We started in North Malé the to South Malé and further south to Vaavu and Meemu with some cruising west to South Ari, North Ari and back to Malé. In Vaavu Atoll we had gorgeous soft corals and lots of fish. We saw schools of jacks, batfish, barracudas and turtles.

The dive guides pointed out small stuff like nudibranchs, ghost-pipe fish, leaf fish, some octopus and, of course, plenty of colourful anemones. We had great shark and eagle ray encounters. In South Ari Atoll we watched out for whale sharks first cruising with the dhoni and then during the dive.

After an interesting seminar about manta rays we dove Rangali and saw plenty of in one spot. Almost impossible to count. In Ari Atoll we did the Kudhimaa Wreck, which is also known as Machafushi Wreck. A really nice wreck, which is easy to dive and with a bit of luck you can find sleeping nurse sharks.

At the end of the trip we did Fish Head in North Ari Atoll, which has huge schools of yellow snappers; maybe the biggest population in the world.

Emperor Voyager is a really comfortable liveaboard with a massive yet cosy salon and open bar area. All meals are served outside, which gives a perfect feeling of a holiday on the Maldives. Highlight was a breath-taking sunset on the barbecue island.

The week on Emperor Voyager was just stunning! Great dive guides and crew! Excellent company.”

Thanks Andreas!

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Dolphins, sharks and Emperor Raja Laut

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Did you know, you have an extremely high chance to see certain marine life such as dolphins and sharks when you come and dive with Emperor Raja Laut in Indonesia?

The quite beautiful Emperor Raja Laut sails four fabulous itineraries:

Get in touch today and book yourself a piece of happiness!

 

Tiger sharks 'keep turning up' in the Maldives

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They're becoming a popular sighting from lots of our liveaboards including Emperor Atoll during our Sharktastic trip.

The guides tell us they have been encountering a tiger shark for the past few weeks on the check dive! Let's hope it stays around. As we said, lots of boats have been seeing it as the check dive is close to Hulhumale. Rather a super check dive!

Enjoy this video of a tremendous tiger shark filmed recently in North Male Atoll.

» Discover more about our Sharktastic trips here - From just £1130 / €1299

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Seriously stunning images from one of our amazing guests Johan Amerijckx. Look at the vivid colours and fabulous marine life here in the Red Sea right at this very minute. Just the place to be for a helping of happiness.

PS Johan used a Canon G16 in a Nauticam housing, 2 INON D-2000 strobes and a INON (UWL-S100) wide-angle lens for these images. Nice work Johan!

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Duxy heads to the Red Sea

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Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield joins us with his light-hearted take on the diving world and how it has changed the way we take underwater photographs and video. And he’s going to share it ALL with you …

South for Winter with Duxy

Emperor Elite
30 November - 7 December 2018
€1119 / £999

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Located in the beautiful Abu Tig Marina and next to the 4* adults-only Ocean View Hotel, our popular dive centre is operated as a joint venture with partners, Blue Brothers Diving.

Amidst the yachts of the marina our boat moors up each day just 50m from our centre and the hotel.

Most of our diving takes place on our day boat, Pegasus, where we offer 2-3 dives a day with third dives on request. Our Instructor-team (Moni, Mahmoud, Tiger and Elliot) are happy to show you around and on board we take care of all your diving needs. All speak English, German, and some other languages. If you so prefer, Tiger will even chat with you in Nubian!

Requests or questions? Daniela (administration) and Tobi (operations manager) are always happy to help and advise.

On board Pegasus, our eager-to-help boat crew, under Captain Waleed, takes the best care of you. Enjoy the varied, tasty lunch on board and each morning you will receive a fresh bottle of water with unlimited refills from a cooling tank; primarily to encourage drinking enough while diving but also to reduce plastic waste. This new systems saves about 20,000 plastic bottles a year!

Around El Gouna you find more than 50 beautiful diving spots ranging from aquarium-style sandy shallows to steep, richly overgrown drop offs. Rich in coral and marine life, especially the northern spots which are unavailable from busy Hurghada, these are in fabulous shape.

Our weekly schedule rotates taking into account weather conditions but some spots are cherished more than others such as the Siyul reef, a richly overgrown frame reef to the north; El Gilwa with its shallow bays and pinnacles, or Poseidon Garden, a huge stone-coral garden close to the reef Shab El Erg with its famous dolphin groups. Without exaggeration we easily have 2-3 chance dolphin encounters every week.

Apart from the beautiful reefs and coral gardens quite a number of famous wrecks are close by; Abu Nuhas even has four wrecks, mere metres from each other: Carnatic, Crisoula K, Giannis D and Kimon M.  This is diving for divers! Do 3 out of 4 in just a day; perfect to get your wreck specialty as well.

If you like it deep and dark, Rosalie Moller is your wreck of choice and even her famous sister-ship SS Thistlegorm is available for ‘early birds’. (Please remember that all special trips are weather dependent and charged extra on your diving days).

On top of all that, we also offer half-day snorkelling, diving and dolphin spotting trips from our comfortable speedboat. You name it, we might have it; just ask!

Finally, if you stay in El Gouna then we offer free transfers from and to your hotel included in your booking. For those staying in Hurghada, we have some great value private transfer options to get you from hotel to dive centre and back without delay.

Happy El Gouna diving!

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Join Duxy and us for North & South Red Sea trips

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Come and have a fabulous diving holiday with us and Paul 'Duxy' Duxfield for 2018. He will be bringing you relaxing trips and, of course, top tips on photographs and videos.

 

Red Sea trips with Duxy

 

Duxy has been at the forefront of underwater photography and travel for many years and brings with him a light-hearted take on the diving world and how it has changed the way we take underwater photographs and video.

South for Winter with Duxy

Emperor Elite
30 November - 7 December 2018
€1119 / £999

Find out which dive sites, what 'open deck' is all about here.

 

 

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