Last chance for a super Maldives special!

How was your Easter?
We hope you ate too much chocolate, had lots of fun with family and friends and maybe if you were lucky went diving.

There is only one day left to grab a bargain with the Emperor Maldives Fleet. Book before the end of the day on the18th April to secure your space. We've dropped some prices a little bit more for this super special offer, don't forget our holidays include flights, transfers and are fully ATOL bonded. Emperor have a liveaboard to suit all tastes and budgets. We've picked our favourite specials below, but there are plenty more and we will aim to beat any offers on the same date and boat if you see them else where!

Jim and Mario have been writing some more blogs for us and we are delighted by the response. This time Jim has some interesting info about Sweetlips and Mario gives us some top tips for successfully shooting them!

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Dive the Maldives Orion £1595 inc flts

Last chance to book an incredible holiday in the Maldives for such an amazing price!

6th May - Best of the Maldives - Save £600!
Now £1595 inc flights

27th May - Best of the Maldives - Save £400
Now £1595 inc flights

If thats a bit short notice we also have a few places left on the

23rd September - Best of the Maldives - Save £500
Now £1645 inc Flights

These Easter Flash Sale specials must be booked by 5:30pm 18th April


Serenity from only £1645 inc flts

This is a rediculous offer for the Emperor Fleets leading lady. Be quick as only a couple of places remaining on each date and they will be snapped up quickly!
Remember must be booked by 5:30pm 18th April
Scuba Travel's prices include flts and transfers


Best of the Maldives £1395 in June!

Save £500 in June and dive the Best of the Maldives from the lovely Leo Liveaboard. Leo is a stylish boat with contrasting wooden decor throughout. The main deck has a large lounge with sofas, licensed bar and Jacuzzi whilst the sun deck is perfect for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down. She has a bright and airy saloon and a spacious dining area with bar.


Pelagic Magic, Virgo £1495 inc flts in June!

Pelagic Magic gets you face to face with the famous whalesharks of Ari atoll. As this itinerary devotes more time in Ari atoll, you are certain to get your whaleshark fix at Maamagili. Iconic dive follows iconic dive as you sail from Male through North Ari and then onto South Ari, your log book will fill with shark and manta sightings as well as outstanding reef dives. Then grab your snorkel and splash in to float only feet away from graceful whalesharks. Pelagics of all shapes and sizes await. What more could you ask for!

  • 24th June Pelagic Magic £1495
  • 17th June Pelagic Magic £1595
  • 20th May Best of the Maldives £1550
  • 29th April Best of the Maldives £1595

  • See all our Virgo flash specials


Emperor Atoll
from only £1295 inc flts!

Emperor Atoll is a traditional Maldives liveaboard. If you are looking for an affordable way to access the full range of dive sites in this world class destination, then look no further. She might be smaller than some of her sister ships, but her charm lies in her open, airy layout and warm welcome.

Emperor Atolls sleeps only 12 divers across 6 cabins. Every cabin has the same lay out with a double bed below and bunk above. All are en suite with individual air con and a fan. Her small size makes her more stable than some larger wooden boats and the group size means she never feels crowded.

Read more about our offers on Emperor Atoll

Hurricane -
Liveaboard of the year 2016
Hurricane stands out in the Egyptian Red Sea - and not just because she is one of the few steel hulled vessels. Many Red Sea liveaboards are compared to Hurricane, but few are as enduringly popular. She has won the prestigious "Liveaboard of the Year" award no less than 4 times (including 2016) and in 2013 she has had a complete refit, including new air conditioning throughout, new plumbing and new teak decks.

Scuba Travel recommends - Vivian Dive Centre, Snowdonia

It's the start of the UK diving season and Sam went to help Vivian divers kick off the season with a weekend of treasure hunts, guest speakers, dive experiences, and they also show cased there amazing new rib and shore dive trips.
If you fancy a dive trip to Wales these guys are the ones to visit
Vivian Dive Site is an old slate quarry, located in the stunning Snowdonia, Llanberris. The site offers fantastic visibility all year around, as unlike most dive sites, there is little silt. Vivian is probably the most picturesque dive site that you will find and whilst you are off diving, there are lots of other fun things for the family to do, including walks, museams and riding the railine up Snowdon. 
Click here for more about Vivian Dive Centre
If you'd like Sam to come along to support an event at your dive centre please get in touch


Pucker up! Shooting sweetlips

Mario's Photo FINish
Swim along most tropical reefs in the Indo Pacific and you will see a group of sweetlips sheltering around a coral or against the reef.
With their inquisitive look and big mouth, these brightly coloured fish are always a good subject to spend some time on. They can be found in small schools or as individuals swimming along, as adults and juveniles, but when it comes to taking their photos, each scenario brings a different challenge.

Read Mario's tips for success
Shooting individuals and shooting groups!

Harlequin Sweetlips;

This fortnight's fish is the apple of the eyes of many photographers keen to snap it in its juvenile stage. The adults are also great to see and can often be seen in big shoals around the reef, both in mono-species groups and with other fish.

The Harlequin Sweetlips, also known as the Clown Sweetlips, Spotted Sweetlips or Harlequin Grunt, are members of the Haemulidae family. This is a huge family of fish also referred to as the Grunts which includes over 133 species. They get the name grunt by being able to grind their jaws, making a grunting noise both in and out of water.

Read more about this stunning fish and its habits here

Yoga on the Red Sea Relaxed with Emma

Spend a week on a luxury boat exploring the reefs and wrecks of the northern red sea at your own pace... and in your own way! There is yoga in the morning which is suitable for all levels including complete beginners, yoga nidra (sleeping yoga) at night under the stars, and as much freediving and scuba as you like the rest of the time! For Scuba divers there's also the chance to dip your toe into the world of freediving with a FREE Try Freediving Course worth £75! For freedivers you can freedive recreationally or take a course. There's also talks and presentations every evening on everything from dolphins to sinus massage.
See more about Emma's Red Sea Relaxed holiday here
Did you see the Wildweekenders on channel 4 last week?
If not its worth a watch as our own Emma Farrell was in it!

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