Emperor Divers to Thank 'Hero' Divers With Free Liveaboard Trips
DIVE Travel Award-winning operator Emperor Divers is launching an initiative to thank scuba divers who stepped up to help during the coronavirus pandemic. The 'Covid Diver Heroes' programme will reward divers who went above and beyond to become 'real heroes' with free liveaboard trips to the Maldives or Red Sea. Members of the public are invited to nominate their heroes from now until 21 June 2021.
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 health workers, 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.'
In order to nominate a Covid Hero Diver for a free liveaboard, members of the public are invited to tell Emperor (in 100-200 words) why that person deserves to be called a hero and win, and also whether they would prefer the Red Sea or the Maldives. A multinational panel of Emperor’s staff will judge the entries and pick a winner every two weeks for the next four months – with four trips available to both destinations.
The #coviddiverheroes will be announced on the 14th (Maldives) and 28th (Red Sea) of each month, with the first winner announced on 28 February 2021 and the last on 14 June. Final entries for each destination need to be submitted by 20 May for the Red Sea heroes and 5 June for the Maldives trips.