The July 2021 NUPG meeting saw Harry Stone take to the virtual stage. Harry Stone is a marine and wildlife photographer, conservationist, shark fanatic, technical diver and instructor. Harry talked to us about how he got into shark photography, starting topside and progressing to underwater images. He is probably most famous for his images of Great White Sharks from South Africa but he has a huge library of amazing shark images and he shared these with us over the course of the talk.
Harry also discussed the importance of the underwater photographer in shark conservation and how responsibility of both how sharks are treated on shark dives and how the images are used in the media lie with the photographer. His excellent talk is available to watch in full here.
As always, the NUPG members also had a chance to show off some of their images in the monthly competition. This month’s theme was “Creative Lighting” and Caroline Robertson-Brown took the top spot with an image of a backlit leaffish from the Lembeh Straight.
Runner-up spot was awarded to Nick Robertson-Brown for his image of Christ of the Abyss taken in Portofino in Italy.
3rd place was awarded to John Spencer for his snooted hermit crab shot from the Scottish Lochs.
For more information about the NUPG and to find out more about their up-coming meetings visit their Facebook site by clicking here.
Get up to 25% off your holiday in the Emperor Divers Autumn Sale
Emperor Divers is offering some amazing Autumn savings across a whole range of liveaboard and daily diving holidays.
Among the highlights include 20% off selected sailings for the rest of 2022, early bird discounts for trips in 2023 and 2024 and a superb 25% off bookings for brand-new Emperor Harmoni.
There is also a 10% discount and extra free places for those booking charter sailings.
But time is of the essence as, not only do these offers sell out fast, the sale only runs until October 1st.
EMPEROR FLEET OFFERS
SAVE up to 20% on SELECTED 2022 SAILINGS
Secure the last available spaces for 2022 with discounts of up to 20% across Emperor’s Red Sea and Maldives fleet. These do sell fast and are updated regularly, please visit the website to check sailings under offer throughout the sale period.
SAVE up to 25% on Emperor Harmoni 2023 & 2024 SAILINGS
Confirm your Emperor Harmoni 2023 or 2024 departure before 1st October and save up to 25%
- Emperor Harmoni 7 nights from €2,470
- Emperor Harmoni 9 nights from €3,175
- Emperor Harmoni 12 nights from €4,230
Applicable on selected 2023 & 2024 departures. Cannot be combined with standard group free places.
BOOK EARLY & SAVE 10% on 2023 & 2024 SAILINGS
Confirm your 2023 or 2024 Red Sea or Maldives liveaboard before 1st October and save 10%
SAVE up to €230 – Best of Maldives
- Emperor Explorer from €1,890
- Emperor Serenity from €1,795
- Emperor Virgo from €1,660
- Emperor Leo from €1,750
- Emperor Voyager from €1,480
SAVE up to €130 – Red Sea
- Emperor Elite from €1,075
- Emperor Superior from €1,030
- Emperor Echo from €940
Applicable on all 2023 & 2024 departures excluding the following: Maldives February & March 2023 & 2024 and Red Sea October & November 2023 & 2024. Can be combined with standard group free places.
10% plus EXTRA FREE PLACES for CHARTERS
- Raja Laut, Indonesia: 10% off pp plus 10 pay, 2 free.
- Serenity, Maldives: 10% off pp plus 22 pay, 4 free.
- Elite & Superior, Red Sea: 10% off pp plus 22 pay, 4 free.
Charter Extra Free Places apply to all 2023 and 2024 departures excluding Harmoni, Explorer, Maldives and Indonesia February & March and Red Sea October & November.
EMPEROR DAY DIVING OFFERS
5 days’ diving package for €250, plus free 12L nitrox and full equipment rental for only €60
Applicable on prepaid bookings only for either Sharm el Sheikh or Marsa Ghalib. Minimum 5 day package for all 2023 dates excluding October and November.
LOW DEPOSIT 10% deposit for FIT bookings and for a limited time only, €1,200 deposit for group and charter bookings.
EXTRA 5% DISCOUNT on back-to-back departures Looking for a trip that is more than 7 days, then book 2 x 7 nights with an additional 5% discount (5% off each trip). You can choose to stay on different boats, different itineraries and even depart from different ports.
NO ADDED EXTRAS, FREE NITROX, & COMPLIMENTARY WINE Emperor’s inclusive liveaboard pricing means no added extras; the price you see is the price you pay. All Emperor Liveaboards includes park and port fees, fuel surcharges, all taxes, free Nitrox and a glass of wine with dinner on any Red Sea, Maldives or Indonesia liveaboard. Cheers!
OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS
These offers are for promotional purposes and for use by Emperor Divers’ partners and form part of Emperor’s AUTUMN SALE.
All prices are quoted per person, based on guests sharing a twin berth cabin and are for promotional purposes only. There are limited places on each sailing under offer and are subject to availability. Offers and free group places cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount unless stated.
Valid on new bookings received and confirmed between 18th September to 1st October 2022.
Group bookings (6+), full and private charters: €1,200 non-refundable deposit within 7 days, 10% due 60 days after confirmation. 25% due 26 weeks prior to departure. Normal payment terms with balance due 56 days prior to departure and cancellation terms apply.
For more, visit www.emperordivers.com/autumn-sale-2022
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