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Emperor Divers offer the chance to turn your passion into your profession

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Emperor Divers is restarting its Instructor Development Courses in Egypt – and for some they could prove life changing.

The opening of Emperor’s new Sharm el Sheikh dive centre earlier this year has provided the opportunity to once again become a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre – the highest possible award rating – and means we can offer high-quality training under the guidance of course director Chris Azab, with the goal to kick-start new careers in the dive industry.

All IDC candidates are guaranteed a four-week internship directly after the exam to develop their instructor skills further under the guidance of our team, and a limited few will be able to take up a further four-week internship on our liveaboard fleets in the Red Sea, Maldives or Indonesia. Incredible opportunities to dive some of the best destinations on Earth while building your skills for a future in diving.

It could really be the opportunity for someone to turn their passion into their profession.

Emperor’s Red Sea general manager Luke Atkinson said: “As we celebrate 30 years in business, it’s time for Emperor to re-focus on one of our biggest successes of that time, creating professional divers.

“Many of our current, and historical, diving team did their IDC with Emperor and, for the next few years at least as travel recovers from the pandemic, we expect there will be opportunities for the best new instructors to join our team or start their diving career elsewhere. We’ll ensure every candidate is given the best training possible.”

PADI course director Chris Azab added: “I’m very excited to be part of Team Emperor.

“I’ve taught many IDCs at various different locations but the facilities at Emperor’s Sharm base are second to none; a perfect housereef to train on is a few steps away and, for the days we use the boat, the jetty is next door. With everything so convenient, we can focus our time on developing your skills, having fun and enjoying some of the best weeks of your life.”

Emperor will be running two IDCs in 2022 with first taking place between July 10-17 and the second between November 27 and December 4 with the tuition available in English, German, Dutch or Arabic.

For more information contact us on or call 01222 340995. To find out more about our Sharm el Sheikh base visit


Calling all ocean torchbearers in Hurghada, Egypt!

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As part of PADI AWARE Week, we are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between PADI, PADI AWARE, Seiko, HEPCA, and CDWS. Join them for an extraordinary underwater clean-up event at Magawish Island, Hurghada, on the 13th September 2023.

Guided by local PADI dive centers and marine experts from HEPCA, you can participate in a Dive Against Debris and make a tangible difference in saving our ocean.

Imagine diving into the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, surrounded by vibrant marine life, while actively contributing to its preservation. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your local dive community and experience the wonders of this remarkable ecosystem.

Participants can also enjoy some fantastic giveaways, including hats, T-shirts, metal water bottles, and more.

Key Information

  • Date: 13th September 2023
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Magawish Island, Hurghada
  • Requirements: Participants must be PADI Open Water certified

To secure your spot simply sign up here or contact a participating local PADI Dive Center in Hurghada.

Participating PADI Dive Centers at time of writing:

Blue Paradise Diving Center Scuba Diving in Hurghada | Diving Holidays | Blue Paradise
Scuba World Makadi Diving in Makadi Bay – courses, daily diving, snorkeling (
Aquarius Diving Club Grand Hotel Aquarius Diving Club Hurghada – Home (
Aquarius Diving Club Marriott Aquarius Diving Club Hurghada – Home (
Colona Dive Center Home | Colona Divers
Diving Star Diving in Hurghada – Diving School | Diving Star Egypt (
Chloe’s Diving Centre Chloe’s Diving Center | Hurghada city | PADI Dive Center
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Emperor Divers welcome divers to Seven Seas with 20% off

Red Sea DTA Team



The much-loved Red Sea liveaboard Seven Seas has become a full member of the Emperor Divers fleet.

Having worked in collaboration with the Seven Seas team in recent months, Emperor have now integrated her into their fleet to make her their flagship vessel in the region.

Seven Seas has won the “Best Liveaboard in the Red Sea” award on five occasions which speaks volumes for the quality of trip she offers. She is a true icon of liveaboard holidays in this region providing a great diving experience from truly elegant surroundings.

At 41 metres long with 12 spacious cabins – each with marble clad en-suite and separate shower room – there is plenty of room to relax, while the five-star service on board includes sensational food and wonderful facilities. She is perfect for diving as the large deck has spacious and powerful zodiac tenders with ladders.

The view from the barbecue lounge – where freshly-grilled food is produced – on the upper deck is amazing while there is also a large dining room, welcoming bar and beautiful sundeck.

Bringing such a fantastic boat into the team is a real cause for celebration at Emperor who will now do everything they can to continue providing the high-quality diving holidays for which Seven Seas is renowned.


Anyone booking a 2023 sailing on Seven Seas will receive 20% off the cost of their trip. That’s a massive saving and a great way to welcome Seven Seas to the Emperor family.

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