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He's back! His IDCs are back!
And your dream future starts at Emperor Marsa Alam!

 

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PADI Platinum Course Director, Steve Prior, is joining Emperor Divers Marsa Alam to help change divers’ lives and follow their dream to become a PADI Instructor with his inspirational Instructor Development Course. 

Steve will teach all you need to know to be ready for your new life as a PADI Instructor. He will introduce techniques like ‘Positive Coaching’ that can increase confidence and self-esteem; all genuinely valuable in real life as well as for your Instructor Exam. 

IDC date:
Tuesday 4th September to Friday 14th September, Emperor Divers Marsa Alam

IE date:
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, 2018, in central Hurghada

Price: €995 / £885

Dive Theory and PADI Standards are the most common areas to cause problems on a PADI IE and this is where Steve can help with his ‘Distance Learning’ Program. Using 10 mock exams, 5 theory and 5 standards, each with the same format and same content as the final Instructor Exams, he will give personal feedback to help you get right up to speed.

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Steve has been a PADI Course Director for over 18 years and been awarded the coveted PADI Platinum Course Director status every year (apart from one – Gold) since it started in 2005. What's more, he's taught over 5,300 PADI certifications.

Start your future career right here and speak to Emperor Divers’ friendly team at idc@emperordivers.com, who can arrange hotel packages, flight information and good old in depth knowledge to guide you along the way.

For more, email idc@emperordivers.com

 

 

Treat yourself to some warm-water diving with these
warm-hearted offers

 

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Red Sea - SAVE up to 25%

08-15 June 2018 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | was €949/£885
now €730/£650 (save 25%)

24-31 August 2018 | Emperor Elite | Famous Five | was €1119/£996
now €869/£773 (save 22%)

09-11 November 2018 | Emperor Elite | South and St Johns | was €1119/£995
now €899/£800 (save 20%)

08-15 March 2019 | Emperor Superior | South & St John's | was €899/£800
now €749/£666 (save 25%)

22-29 March 2019 | Emperor Echo | Famous Five | was €949/£885
now €849/£756 (save 10%)

Maldives - SAVE up to 30%

06-13 May 2018 | Emperor Atoll | Pelagic Magic | was €1569/£1396
now €1249/£1112 (save 20%)

23-30 June 2018 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | was €1499/£1334
now €1349/£1201 (save 20%)

14-21 July 2018 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | was €1529£1360
now €1199/£1067 (save 22%)

23-30 Sept 2018 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | was €1399/£1245
now €1119/£1067 (save 20%)

04-11 Nov 2018 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | was €2049/£1923
now €1435/£1277 (save 30%)

13-20 January 2019 | Emperor Virgo | Sharktastic | was €1799/£1601
now €1349/£1201 (save 25%)

Indonesia - SAVE up to 25%

5-12 May 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | was €2484/£2211
now €2099/£1868 (save 20%)

10-22 Oct 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Banda Sea | was €4259/£3790
now €3194/£2843 (save 25%)

25 Nov-2 Dec 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | was €2484/£2211
now €2235/£1989 (save 10%)

» Click here for more offers for a variety of dates or Book online here

 

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It's everyone's bucket list encounter; swimming with wild dolphins. And it happens more often than you might think with Emperor Divers Red Sea.

Most weeks our safari boats in the North and South manage to see these beautiful animals in their natural environment. Just the other week on Emperor Superior guest Aofie talked to our guide, Roberto, what it was like for her - and we have a few dolphins to show you too!

» This way for the dolphins!

 

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This from Rebecca Cooley:
"I just love dealing with Emperor! From the guys in reservations to the team on board its always a real pleasure dealing with their staff. The quality of the food, boat and diving is always excellent. And the level of communication from start to final transfers makes organising for a group much easier. This year we went with the Emperor Superior for their 'Get Wrecked' trip and I couldn't have faulted a single thing.
The staff were all brilliant at both their own jobs and at keeping the holiday makers happy; which can't be as easy as they make it look. The crew were faultless in their duties, the food was excellent and the dive guides (MoMo & Roberto) were patient, funny, very knowledgeable and a real pleasure to dive with. They really helped all the divers with tips and information and all the crew and guides always had a smile and a story.
It was a brilliant week and you have another 15 guests who will have no hesitation to recommend Emperor for any trips. We look forward to our next Emperor adventure soon."
 
And this from Aoife Hughes:
"Without a doubt I would return to them again. I thought their service was outstanding. They were all so kind and friendly the second we came on board... By the end of the week, I had felt so close to them that it felt like they were friends rather than staff. It was an unreal experience and I am definitely returning to them again."
 
And Owen Hughes:
"Great diving, food, staff and experience. The best vacation I have ever had. I was spoiled rotten for a week and had great diving experiences."
 
And last but not least, Pierce Lynch
(this was so lovingly long, we had to cut it a bit):
"Where do I start, everything was beyond my expectations.This is my 5th safari to the Red Sea and my first with the Emperor fleet.The wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Mo-Mo is an asset to any safari,a  true gent and his smile is worth seeing...Roberto, a fantastic diver, yoga instructor and a spirit of life is what people need on a safari...
The food, the food, oh the food.Wonderful, mouth watering...My highest commendations to the chefs.
The dive area is a dream to walk into for people who are not used to a safari like this.The lads are always on hand and close by for anything required. This trip to my partner, myself and every diver there will never be forgotten. All of the crew of the Emperor Superior will always share a place in our hearts. To us a very special, professional and loving group of people that I am happy I spent time to get to know them. I'll be back and so will Abi,that's a promise."
 
 
 

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Read these 5 Star Service comments from recent guests via Feefo

Ken Croucher
Always reliable - that's why I keep coming back - currently 237 dives!

Toby Wise
Excellent service from info waiting at hotel (Sunrise Marina) on check in through to Zodiac pick up each morning, excellent diving and tuition. Booked dive package before arrival - seamless service, happy to recommend unreservedly.

Sharon Van den Brink
Fabulous diving experience. Excellent organisation...from on land crew (office and compressor guys) to the boat crew and their ever helpful presence. Hugely impressed and will definitely be returning customers.

Lynda Gaskin
Best boat crew ever. Helpful, thoughtful, excellent boats, brilliant crew, lovely food, well done chef!!

Trusted Customer
Everything done right! Super friendly, safety first, great equipment and superb customer service!

>> Dive Marsa Alam now

 

 

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 …

North & Easy with Duxy
Emperor Superior
25 May - 1 June 2018
€1099 / £979

South for Winter with Duxy
Emperor Elite
30 November - 7 December 2018
€1119 / £999

» Find out more here

 

 

Read why Julie's first liveaboard was 'EPIC'!

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Don't just take our word about the delights of Emperor Echo. 

Over to Julie Despaties and her 5 Star Service Feefo feedback

 

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“Epic first liveaboard experience. This was our first time ever doing a liveaboard! We are over the moon with the experience, the crew was terrific, really we couldn’t have had better service...the food was great!

And our instructor, Hany, truly helped us become better divers throughout our Advance open water certification! We had amazing dives (and lots of work!) but we are so very grateful.

And the boat was wonderful! The company was also amazing; we connected with so many fabulous divers...it was truly epic! We had no expectation coming in but Emperor Echo has now set the bar very high for our next liveaboard! Thank you."

Sail away on Emperor Echo here

 

Emperor Sharm El Sheikh - OPEN for business

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We have great news!
Our dive centre has reopened in the iconic Red Sea dive
capital of Sharm El Sheikh.

Located directly in Naama Bay, we’re close to the jetty and ready to take you to dive incredible sites such as Tiran and Ras Mohamed.

“Sharm diving is at its absolute best for decades as dive sites have had a few years to recover from the crowds. Stunning hard and soft corals and amazing marine life encounters abound in some of the clearest waters the Red Sea has to offer,” says General Manager, Luke Atkinson. “The fish schooling event of Ras Mohamed in summer is truly world class and the chance to experience it with diver numbers similar to the 1990s should not be missed.”

As we are sharing with the Werner Lau/Sinai Divers centre in Helnan Marina Hotel, our guests will have access to a great house reef in Naama Bay and top class facilities as well as being close to a range of hotels for convenience. Divers’ favourite boats, Emperor Shorouk and Emperor Marcus, will be running regularly to the amazing local sites and, of course, to Ras Mohamed and Tiran. Our small instructor team will be headed up by the familiar face of Elise, an Emperor Sharm legend.

Direct flights to Sharm come from Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Austria with carriers such as TUIfly, FTI and Germania. Indirect flights via Istanbul with Pegasus and Turkish airlines are excellent for divers due to a generous baggage allowance, which is also the case with Egyptair via Cairo.

Make 2018 the year for you to come and dive in Sharm with Emperor; trust us, it will be the best decision you make!

Read more on diving Sharm here

 

Emperor Echo 'sounding' even better!

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She is proving so popular in the Red Sea that we've given her a well-deserved facelift to make her even more appealing. So, in a nutshell:

  • Fully refurbished in 2018
  • Hosts 25 divers in comfort
  • Genuinely good value
  • Seasonal itineraries chosen for best diving options
  • More space on dive deck for 28 sets of kit
  • Larger dining room
  • New buffet bar
  • Choice of cabins/decks; some newly built. Large windows
  • Air-con now individually controlled in each cabin
  • Improved safety with new staircase and new firefighting and warning systems
  • Perfect for groups and charters with the 4+1 free and 5 on a charter
  • FREE Nitrox, WiFi and red wine at dinner

Tempted? Then book!

24 - 31 March
Reefs & Wrecks
Hurghada      
£622 / €699

7 - 14 April
South & St. Johns    
Marsa Ghalib
£756 / €849

19 - 26 May
Red Sea Sharks       
Marsa Ghalib
£889 / €999

Many more dates and itineraries here

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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!

Visit Emperor El Gouna here for all the information,
photos, dive sites and more.

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