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Free Maldives Photo Workshop with Jordi Chias on Emperor Leo and Emperor Serenity



Jordi Chias

emperor-maldives-logoWhat a bonus for guests on Emperor Serenity 03 – 10 December and Emperor Leo 11 – 18 December. Travel with Emperor Maldives and improve your photography with Jordi Chias, (, a professional photographer with more than 15 years of experience.

The highly acclaimed photographer will be onboard and offering a free mini Photography Workshop for guests who would like to improve their underwater and general photography.

With work published in many different media and recognized with prominent mentions in various competitions, among them the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Jordi has a wealth of knowledge that guests can tap into during the week.

Jordi ChiasJordi, one of the most internationally awarded Spanish photographers, who also speaks fluent English, will hold a specialized workshop with special focus on large animals such as mantas and whale sharks.

He will teach different techniques as well as advising on the most suitable gear to get the best results.

During the trip Jordi will give daily talks, reviews and comments on guests’ images in order to improve results. He will also share techniques to help guests with computer picture processing, at basic level, so they can process their own pictures.

Guests must bring their own cameras.

Also, although not a speciality, Jordi can help improve video.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hone photography skills for free.

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Gear Review: Paralenz Vaquita -Underwater (Watch Video)



In this video shot exclusively for, Jake Davies aka JD Scuba gives an in-depth review of the Paralenz Vaquita underwater camera.

Missed Jake’s unboxing review? Watch it here.

For more information, visit

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Diving with Giants by Tony Gilbert – November NUPG meeting (watch video)



The November 2021 NUPG meeting saw Tony Gilbert take to the virtual stage. Tony is one of the founding members of NUPG and so it was great to see him back speaking to the group about his diving adventures and underwater photography on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast. Amazing images and wonderful stories (apart from the one about losing his camera!) that had us all wanting to follow in Tony’s fin-steps.

The monthly NUPG competition theme in November was “Jawsome” and there were some excellent images of open mouths and teeth from the UK and all around the world. The winner was Mike Clark with this shot of a seal mouthing the camera.

John Spencer took both the runner-up spots with images of an eel having a bit of dental cleaning

and an image of a gaping scorpionfish

For more information about the Northern Underwater Photography Group visit their website by clicking here.

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Egypt | Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone | 27 January – 04 February 2022 | Emperor Elite

Jump on board this famous Red Sea liveaboard and enjoy diving the famous wrecks of the Red Sea with this fantastic special offer.  Emperor Elite offers a contemporary living space combined with the best itineraries available in the Red Sea.

Price NOW from just £975 per person based on sharing a twin cabin including:

  • Flights from London Gatwick to Hurghada with 23kgs baggage
  • 7 nights in shared cabin
  • 3 meals a day, soft drinks, red wine with dinner
  • 6 days’ diving, guide, 12ltr tank & weights, Marine Park fees and port departure fees
  • Free Nitrox

Booking deadline: Subject to availability.

Call Diverse Travel on 01473 852002 or email

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