Emperor Divers 'COVID Diver Heroes' Initiative

Our amazing partners, Emperor Divers, have launched this fantastic initiative offering 8 free liveaboard trips as a thank you to divers that have gone above and beyond during this challenging time. Here's how to take part...



  • Do you know a diver who has been heroic this past year? Emperor know that, worldwide, people have had to step up during this pandemic which has affected so many lives. They want to reward some real heroes with free liveaboard trips in the Red Sea or Maldives.

    Luke Atkinson, Emperor’s Red Sea Manager, said “this initiative is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those hundreds of people who have taken a selfless interest in looking after the vulnerable in their community. Examples could include healthworkers, carers or those who have come out of retirement to volunteer locally, but really we know there are many other ways people have been heroic. “



  • So we want to hear from people who know a heroic diver who would love to have a free liveaboard trip to look forward to in the future. People need to nominate a Covid Hero Diver and tell us in 100 – 200 words) why they deserve a free trip, and whether they would prefer the Red Sea or the Maldives.

    A multinational panel of Emperor’s most loyal and compassionate staff will judge the entries and pick a winner every 2 weeks for the next 4 months. There are 4 Red Sea and 4 Maldives liveaboards to be earned, so get nominating and give that hero a reward for their amazing work!

    Winners will be announced by 14th (Maldives) and 28th (Red Sea) of each month starting 28th Feb ‘21 and ending 14th June ’21. Final entries for Red Sea by 20th May ‘21 and Maldives 5th June ’21.

    Please email your entries, comments and questions to us at info@oonasdivers.com



  • Terms & Conditions:

    Winners will be announced by 14th (Maldives) and 28th (Red Sea) of each month starting 28/2/21 and ending 14/6/21
    Final entries for Red Sea by 20th May and Maldives 5th June
    You can nominate anyone you know personally except yourself; neither you nor the nominee need to have dived with Emperor Divers before.
    Divers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult on any complimentary trip.
    We will share the hero’s story and photograph in selected media and social media channels. Should you prefer us to use a pseudonym for that and/or not use the photograph please advise us on your entry.
    Entries should include your name, hero’s name and age, a photograph, a preference for Maldives or Red Sea and a nomination of minimum 100 and maximum 200 words either as the email text or an attached Word document. The subject line of the email should be the nominated hero’s name.
    Entries are preferred in English.