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Head to Stand 300 at DIVE 2017 for Emperor Divers latest news and special offers

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Emperor Divers will be showcasing their three worldwide diving locations – the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia – at the NEC Dive Show this coming weekend – 21-22 October on Stand 300. With offers on liveaboard diving from just £579 and day diving at £40 a day it’s well worth checking out all the diving deals this year.

Alex Bryant is ready to share the romance with you; the romance of Emperor Indonesia’s great value for money liveaboard, Emperor Raja Laut, sailing Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea.

Bernie McAteer is chomping at the bit to share all things Maldives from Emperor’s fleet of six Maldives liveaboards to the recent bright and shiny facelift for Emperor Orion.

Luke Atkinson is the knower of all things Red Sea and as passionate today as he was when he first joined Emperor many, many dives ago. Discover Emperor’s newest Red Sea liveaboard, Emperor Echo; excellent value for money.

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 enter a free draw to win free Red Sea diving for two and some great offers on liveaboards from in the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia.

If you can’t make the dive show, then visit Emperor Divers’ website, use the Live Chat option, visit their Facebook pages or email the team at info@emperordivers.com.

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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