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Manta video from St John's Reef, Red Sea

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Manta, St John's Reef

 

St John's Reef always promises amazing diving but what more could you want than a manta to join you for part of your dive!

Thanks to Paul Fassolas for the video taken whilst on Emperor Asmaa.

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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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

** 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
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Save up to €480 / £429 - 7 nights in the Maldives
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Save up to €300 / £270 - 7 nights in the Red Sea
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Happy, happy diving!

 

 

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.

 

Indonesia

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

 

Maldives

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

 
 
Heads up! easyJet has some great–value flight deals to Hurghada from this November to March 2020. Various airports so book your flight and join us for one of these temptations...
 
Thursday sailings on Emperor Echo 
19 - 26 December 
South & St. Johns 
€799 / £711
16 - 23 January 
South & St. Johns
€849 / £756
 
Friday sailings on Emperor Elite
13 - 20 December
Reefs & Wrecks 
€1069 / £951
 
Friday sailings on Emperor Echo
22 - 29 November
South & St. Johns 
€1049 / £934
 
Talk to us today! (+20) 122 234 0995 
Send us a message or Live Chat at www.emperordivers.com
 
 
 

Liveaboard offers from yours truly

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Red Sea

22/08 - 29/08 | Emperor Asmaa | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £859
Now €899 / £773

23/08 - 30/08 | Emperor Superior | Famous Five| Was €1149 / £988
Now €999/ £859

14/11 - 21/11 | Emperor Asmaa | Daedalus, Fury & Elphinstone| Was €1149 / £988
Now €1049/ £902

22/11 - 29/11 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns | Was €1099 / £945
Now €1049/ £902

19/12 - 26/12 | Emperor Echo | South & St Johns| Was €949 / £815
Now €799 / £687

27/12 - 03/01 | Emperor Elite | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €1069/ £919
Now €969 / £833

 

Maldives

13/07 - 20/07 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1599 / £1375
Now €1299/ £117

04/08 - 11/08 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1579 / £1359
Now €1339/ £1512

11/08 - 18/08 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €1829 / £1573
Now €1599/ £1375

22/09 - 29/09 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1579 / £1359
Now €1339/ £1512

06/10 - 13/10 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1749 / £1504
Now €1549/ £1332

20/11 - 30/11 | Emperor Explorer | Best of Maldives | Was €3070 / £2640
Now €2720 / £1332

 

Indonesia

16/07 - 23/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2390 / £2055

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2440 / £2098

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2225
Now €2090 / £1797

21/09 - 30/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | East Flores & Alor | Was €3600 / £3096
Now €3060 / £232

14/12 - 21/12 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat North & Central | Was €2800 / £2408
Now €2600 / £2236

17/01 - 24/01 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat North & Central | Was €2800 / £2408
Now €2500 / £2150

 

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

» Book online here

 

Just why is the Red Sea so amazing?

Dive into this fantastic video taken by Behind the Mask whilst on Emperor Superior and you'll find out why.

It's refreshingly passionate. The team loves to discover new things, be honest in their story telling and to show Nature in her natural light.

Prepare for extreme happiness, hammerheads, reefs, Longimanus (oceanic white tip), pods of dolphins, inquisitive turtle and smiles and smiles and smiles.

 

Behind the Mask Red Sea video

Click here to watch

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