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We're at the NEC Dive Show - can't wait to meet you

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Are you ready for the NEC Dive Show in Birmingham on 21/22 October? We hope you can make it and if you can't - well, we're here on our website, Facebook and Live Chat on the website too.

Come and meet the team at Stand 300

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Say Hi to Alex! Alex Bryant is ready to share the romance with you – the romance of our new liveaboard, Emperor Raja Laut, in Indonesia. She’s a beaut!

Meet Bernie! Positively chomping at the bit to share all things Maldives with you from our fleet of six Maldives liveaboards to the recent bright and shiny facelift for Emperor Orion.

Here’s Luke! Luke Atkinson is the knower of all things Red Sea and as passionate today as he was when he first joined us many, many dives ago!

Looking for some good group insider information? Then have a chat with Clare Armstrong who will quickly share what goodies are on offer and get you and your friends diving just how you want to dive.

And there's the chance to win FREE Red Sea diving for two.

Discover some great offers on liveaboards from yours truly in the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia.

How to get to Indonesia | We share the tips

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Emperor Raja Laut

With our little info-pack on getting to Indonesia, you can soon be sailing these amazing dreamy dive areas on the rather superb Emperor Raja Laut:

Journey along to here; find out how to get to our new Emperor Indonesia with really helpful advice on airports, hubs and more.

 

NEW Emperor Indonesia set to launch

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Emperor Raja Laut, Indonesia

Emperor Divers is excited to announce the birth of Emperor Indonesia and the launch of MY Emperor Raja Laut in September 2017. A strong team will see Emperor teaming up with Andrew Laughlin, who has spent the last 10 years building and managing Indonesian liveaboards and has over 30 years' experience in the diving and yachting industry. He is also a PADI Master Instructor and Yacht Master.

Raja Laut, which means King of the Sea in Bahasa Indonesian, is a beautiful traditional Dutch Schooner style sailing yacht built in south Sulawesi in 2005. She has spent much of the last 12 years sailing around Southeast Asia for private charter; we are honoured to have her as our introductory boat in the magical Indonesian archipelago.

With 12 berths, the attention to detail and the level of service expected from our 7 crew and 3 dive guides will leave guests wanting to return time and time again.

MY Emperor Raja Laut will be taking us to the world-renowned diving areas of Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, the Banda Sea and Komodo National Park. Expect to play with mantas, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and pygmy seahorses as well as Komodo Dragons on land. Indonesia offers riches for all and is a truly magical place.

Itineraries will vary from 7 to 12 nights and start from USD 390 per person per night.

Keep your eyes peeled for more details in the coming weeks as spaces are expected to sell fast.

reservations@emperordivers.comWant to know more? Email reservations@emperordivers.com

EASTER FLASH SALE – up to 30% off LIVEABOARDS
from NOW until 18 April

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HUGE savings on Maldives liveaboards this summer PLUS some winter warmers for the Red Sea.

Look for our ‘RED’ hot sailings.

Up to 30% discount has been applied on selected summer sailings.

Check out our offer pages during Emperor’s Flash Sale: www.emperormaldives.com/liveaboards-schedule-offers.php

NOTES and OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Discount has already been applied to prices on the Schedule page
  • All the above offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
  • Valid on new bookings received until 18 April.  
  • Liveaboard offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability.
  • Groups and full charters can be extended on application.
  • All bookings taken under a special offer are non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.  Normal payment terms apply. Cancellations made any time after payment is received normal cancellation policy applies.

    Now is the time to dive the Red Sea and the Maldives. More diving for less - win/win!

    Email reservations@emperordivers.com TODAY and book your saving!

Red Sea & Maldives liveaboard special offers

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Red Sea Liveaboard Savings - FREE Nitrox

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FREE NITROX on all Emperor Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards.

01 - 08 June | Emperor Asmaa
Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
From Marsa Ghalib to Hurghada
€849 / £730

03 - 10 June | Emperor Superior
Get Wrecked
From/to Hurghada
€749 / £644

22 - 29 June | Emperor Superior
Reefs & Wrecks
From/to Hurghada
€749 / £644

 

Maldives Liveaboard Savings - FREE Nitrox

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FREE NITROX on all Emperor Red Sea and Maldives liveaboards.

April
09/04 - 16/04   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   £1870/€2149
15/04 - 22/04   Emperor Voyager   Best of Maldives   £1478/€1699
16/04 - 23/04   Emperor Virgo   Best of Maldives   £1652/€1899
16/04 - 23/04   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   £1739/€1999
21/04 - 30/04   Emperor Orion   Best of Maldives   £1739/€1999
22/04 - 29/04   Emperor Voyager   Best of Maldives   £1478/€1699
23/04 - 30/04   Emperor Virgo   Best of Maldives   £1652/1899

May
07/05 - 14/05   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   £1565/€1799
13/05 - 20/05   Emperor Leo   Best of Maldives   £1217/€1399
14/05 - 21/05   Emperor Orion   Best of Maldives   £1348/€1549
14/05 - 21/05   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   £1565/€1799
28/05 - 04/06   Emperor Orion   Best of Maldives   £1348/€1549
28/05 - 04/06   Emperor Serenity   Best of Maldives   £1565/€1799

» Click here for the full list of offers for a variety of dates or Book online here

FREE issues of new Scuba Diver magazine!

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Fancy getting two FREE issues of the new Scuba Diver magazine?

The team are offering a 2-issue free trial - just follow this link, fill in your details and they're yours!

 

 

Red Sea on FIRE! Best diving for a decade ...

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We divers know the sea is not an aquarium and that nothing can be guaranteed, but we also know that there are certain destinations to go to for the
best chances of diving with the big stuff.

The Red Sea has always been convenient, close and with reliable clear, warm waters. It has also always had the capacity to surprise, with sightings big and small every year to delight divers. Right now though, it is on a hot streak and is delivering delights that we haven't had since the pioneer days of Red Sea diving.

Nature often has cycles but could there be another reason for such amazing diving right now? Is it due to the reduced number of, not just divers, but water users up and down the Red Sea coast since the decline in tourism due to the 2011 and 2013 uprisings? Certainly there are many fewer dive boats on each dive site compared to the peak years of the early 21st century but not only that, there are many fewer watercraft, not as many bathers, less construction on the coast, less sewage and less chemical runoff all as a consequence of lower numbers.

Plus, conservation organisations such as HEPCA have been subsidising fishermen to encourage them not to fish in breeding seasons.

Could it be that all these factors are starting to produce a positive effect on the marine environment in the Red Sea? Well, we've now had excellent diving for more than a year so we certainly think so.

This newsletter is going to showcase the phenomenal sightings we have had – and to really prove a point we will only include pictures and videos from this June and July!

September through to November usually presents the best diving year on year. Sea temperatures are an average of 28-30C while air temperatures cool a little from the hot summer. The big life loves these months, and we cannot wait to see what's in store under the waves. With good flight prices available now for those three months, come and get some of the action with a truly welcoming team of guides and crew.

What's been showing in the Red Sea theatre...

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Dennis returns!
June 2016

Not seen since 2014, Dennis the Dugong makes a welcome return in this video by guest, Chris Colliard.

Dennis the Dugong

 

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Hammerheads at Daedalus
July 2016

A theatre of delights with hammerheads and happy guests.

Hammerheads

 

Emperor Elite
Daedalus & Elphinstone
July 2016

Top of the tops diving, plenty of sunlight, warm water, excellent boats, professional and smiley team and affordable prices.

Daedalus & Elphinstone

 

 

Marsa Alam
Elphinstone day trip
July 2016

Oceanics get close up and personal in this video.

Oceanics at Elphinstone

 

Emperor Elite
Red Sea safari
July 2016

Everybody do the manta dance! Fabulous video with thanks to guest, Simon. Got your wavy arms ready?

Manta dance

 

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Meet the dugong whisperer!
July 2016

Dive guide Taki gets it right most of the time. Here with dugong mum and her calf with thanks to Eric and Valerie Du Pont for the photos. Magical.

Meet the dugong whisperer!

 

Emperor Asmaa
The Big Friendly Giant
July 2016

Happiness is waving at a whale shark. Right here in the Red Sea. Not too far to travel for an experience of a lifetime is it?

Whale shark

 

Now all you need to do is get here!
Contact our really helpful team today.
reservations@emperordivers.com

 

Got any questions?

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We have the most wonderful, helpful and friendly team who are more than happy to answer any questions you have on diving the Red Sea or the Maldives.

You can contact them at reservations@emperordivers.com

Or you can see some frequently asked questions here.

Dive the Thistlegorm - and more - from El Gouna

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Wreck Fest from El Gouna - Thistlegorm, Rosalie Moller and, of course, Abu Nuhas available from our El Gouna Dive Centre.

For summer 2016, you can get your heavy metal fix from our centre in El Gouna. With regular trips scheduled to the four wrecks of Abu Nuhas, the iconic Rosalie Moller and the world class underwater museum SS Thistlegorm, El Gouna is the diving place for wreck-heads and reef-lovers alike.

Aboard our well known safari boat, Pegasus, we offer variety galore to our guests like never before. Weekly scheduled trips to some of the best wrecks in the Red Sea as well as daily trips to the lesser dived reefs North of Hurghada mean a diving holiday full of the kind of diving you want.

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Abu Nuhas – 4 wrecks in one place; highlights are the Giannis D a 100 mt long cargo ship between 10-28 mt de

pth and the Carnatic, a nearly 150 year old steam powered P&O wreck at 18-27 mts.

Rosalie Moller – With the decks at 35 mt, the Rosie is an advanced dive but well worth it if you can. She is still very much intact, covered in life and standing upright this 108mt long vessel gives some iconic wreck diving views.

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SS Thistlegorm – The old lady herself. Previously only accessible by liveaboard or from Sharm El Sheikh, let us take you across the gulf to dive on this phenomenal piece of history at a time when very few others will be diving on her. With her best features in the 20-30 mt depth range, nitrox gives you a decent length of dive to visit the AA gun, props, tanks, locomotives and huge anchor. A second dive into the holds to see the trucks, rifles and motorcycles that never made it to the allies in WWII is simply magnificent.

*trips subject to weather, minimum numbers and extra charge. See our website, email us or ask your team in resort for details.

Visit El Gouna dive centre here or email reservations@emperordivers.com

Our thanks to Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown of Frogfish Photography for a happy call out for the wreck of the Kudhimaa, just off the island of Machafushi in the Maldives.

Read all about it here.

And you can be there with Emperor Maldives

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