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Enter the Wide Angle category and the winner will be diving with us. You can choose any 'Reefs and Wrecks' Red Sea liveaboard between 01/01/2019 and 30/06/2019, subject to availability.
 

Wide Angle entry. How much can you fit in that lens? Have you been lucky enough to dive with whales, dolphins or sharks? How about a turtle in the deep or a diver just about to jump. Within this category you are encouraged to submit portraits of divers doing what they love.

 
The competition closes 13th October.
 
 

To dive or not to dive? Indonesia has it all

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Whilst Indonesia is renowned for its magnificent diving it's not all about what's under the water. Land excursions are also available on our liveaboard holidays on Emperor Raja Laut.

Join us as we visit beaches that are perfect for a little cocktail party at the end of the day. Depending on the route, trip duration and weather conditions, we usually offer 2 - 3 land-based excursions for each of our trips.

Examples can include:

·         Komodo: Early morning visit by speed boat to either Komodo or Rinca Island for a 1 - 2 hour walk with a park ranger to see the Komodo dragons.

·         Raja Ampat: North: visit Aljui Bay Pearl Farm and climb Mt Pindito for picturesque and panoramic views of Wayag lagoon. An optional early morning visit to the 'Birds of Paradise'. Penemu look out and various lagoon tours by speedboat.

South: the caves on Misool.

·         Banda Sea: Half day visit to Banda Neira to see the nutmeg plantation, historic forts and small Maritime Museum.

·         Raja Ampat & Banda Islands: The Ambon to Sorong cruise is special because it takes in two magnificent regions in the one cruise. Beginning in Ambon we head to the Banda Islands (original Spice Islands) before rounding the east coast of Seram and rejoining the south and central sections of Raja Ampat. The Banda Islands offer the opportunity for some pelagic action, hopefully hammerheads too, before diving arguably one of the best dive locations worldwide, South Raja Ampat. This cruise will take in the Banda Islands plus the Southern and Central sections of Raja Ampat.

» Visit Emperor Indonesia and discover more today

 


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!

 

PEGASUS 'RELOADED'!

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Freshly back from dry dock our Emperor Pegasus is shiny and new. On top of that there have been some improvements to enhance your comfort:


- New storage system for 100 tanks without the need to have them standing around on the floor of the dive deck.


- New hangers for suits over the diving platform, so those are out of your way when setting up your gear.


- More space on the dive deck by removing hatches and storage boxes, plus 4 new spaces for diver and gear.


- Enlarged sundeck for better relaxing between dives & snorkel excursions.

​But a picture paints a thousand words, so see for yourself! Lots more photos on our El Gouna Facebook page too

 

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Click here for more on Emperor El Gouna and the perky Pegasus!

 

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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!

» Discover Red Sea diving right 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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                                  Laut Indonesia

 

Dive all year-round to some of the best spots in Indonesia. From June to September you can enjoy exhilarating diving in Komodo National Park. Visit world class dive sites of Castle Rock, Crystal Rock and Manta Alley with the chance to see the Komodo Dragon, manta rays, sharks and more.

November sees Emperor Raja Laut sail to Raja Ampat, known as one of the most bio-diverse marine areas in the world. There are also a limited number of trips each year where Emperor Raja Laut sails between destinations and visits the Banda Islands where you visit rarely dived sites with the chance to see hammerheads, amazing critters and fantastic pelagic action. Diving takes place from the 2 large RIB's and nitrox is available for those certified.

Sail away on these dates on Emperor Raja Laut:

  • 05 - 12 May
  • 07 - 14 November
  • 13 - 20 December

From just £1957 / €2199

Prices are per person sharing a twin/double cabin.
Included: Shared cabin, 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks; 1 cocktail party on a local island; unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, guide, 12 litre air tanks, weights. Return airport transfer.
Not included: Flights, diving equipment, 15 litre tanks, Nitrox, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.

Email our friendly and incredibly knowledgeable team today on
reservations@emperordivers.com

 

Meet Emperor Atoll in the Maldives

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Emperor Atoll

It's little wonder that divers love this Maldives liveaboard - with a maximum of 12 guests, our two guides make sure you get the absolute best from your trip.

With only one deck, she is more stable with less 'roll'. And did you know? Dive centres and small groups can charter the boat exclusively. Plus there's FREE Nitrox!

» Discover Emperor Atoll right here

 

 


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The Komodo National Park is world renowned for the excellent quality and variety of diving.

Water temperatures change between the north and south of the park giving you lots of encounters. In the north we have critters and the reefs around Gili Banta.

The south gives you manta action and nutrient rich reefs and the central section provides reefs and small islands teeming with life. Add to this the chance to see the famous Komodo Dragon, beautiful beaches, look-outs to climb and you have a paradise both below and above the water.

  • Emperor Raja Laut is an eye-catching 'schooner-style' yacht for only 12 guests
  • All cabins are ensuite, with air-con
  • Spacious teak deck for relaxing and eating alfresco
  • Two large RIBs get you to the perfect dive spot

 

How about these for starters but we have lots more dates and prices:

14 – 20 July, 2018 Komodo National Park   £1,690 / €1,899      

22 – 29 July, 2018 Komodo National Park   £1,957 / €2,199

 

Email our friendly and incredibly knowledgeable team today on reservations@emperordivers.com

Join Duxy and Emperor for 2018 Red Sea trips

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Emperor Divers has teamed up with Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield for 2018 to bring you some relaxing trips suited to divers who like flexibility and, of course, photographers and videographers.

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 now take underwater photographs and video.

A regular speaker at dive shows and dive clubs, Duxy loves nothing more than to share his knowledge and enviable experience with divers of all abilities.

“Getting beginners started on the route to rewarding pictures and sharing advice with anyone who wants to learn is such a great feeling,” says Duxy.

He now combines his time helping people to choose and use cameras, housings, strobes and lenses, escorting trips and running workshops around the world.

His own pictures have illustrated blogs and advertising campaigns and he is currently contributing to Scuba Diver magazine with a regular monthly column.

With more than 40 escorted trips under his belt to the Red Sea and further afield, Duxy continues to develop new ways to pass on knowledge and share his love of diving and underwater photography to divers.

We have two trips planned on two of our magnificent Red Sea liveaboards with at least three ‘open deck’ days a week. Open deck diving means you are free to dive with your buddy between 6am to 6pm at times that suit you. Flexibility is the key so you can capture that killer shot or simply enjoy a lie in! On both itineraries there will be three guided ‘excursion dives’, even when open deck is in place, from either the two Emperor guides and/or with Duxy himself. Photo, video, processing and production advice will be delivered by Duxy.

Sample itineraries - if the weather plays ball – are below.

 

South for Winter with Duxy

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

Day 1  Sha’ab Abu Dabab 2 & 3 for check dive and then Abu Dabab 4 for afternoon dive and night dive.

Day 2  Sha’ab Hamam for dive 1 then Sha’ab Abu Galawa Soraya for the first ‘open deck’ of the week.

Day 3  Sha’ab Sataya full day and overnight for ‘open deck’.

Day 4  Sataya dawn then Hamada Wreck full day and night dive at Abu Ghusun for ‘open deck’.

Day 5  'Open deck' at Elphinstone daytime. Night dive and overnight at Marsa Shona.

Day 6  Marsa Shona open deck until 2pm then return to port.

 

BOOK TODAY! Email our friendly team at reservations@emperordivers.com

 

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