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Emperor Serenity Liveaboard


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The high-end member of the reputable Emperor fleet
  • A luxurious liveaboard custom-built in 2016
  • Cruises the central atolls of the Maldives, considered by many to be the best dive location in the world
  • Whale Sharks, Mantas, Hammerheads and loads of other different shark species can be spotted
  • Free Nitrox
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Offers non-divers a 50$ voucher to be spent on board
  • Dive from a large auxiliary boat (Dhoni)
Main specification
Year built: 2016
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 40m/13m
Max guests: 26

THE BOAT

The MV Emperor Serenity welcomes you to the Maldives - one of the most appealing and dreamed-of dive destinations in the whole wide world. This luxury boat is the high-end member of the Emperor family – a fleet consisting of six dive boats operating in this area – and it is its latest addition, as it was custom-built in 2016.

This beautiful vessel is 40 meters long, ensuring that lack of space is definitely not an issue aboard, as it caters to a maximum of only 26 guests, comfortably accommodated in 13 well-appointed en-suite cabins with AC: three double-twin cabins on the upper deck, two on the main deck and eight on the lower deck.

The upper deck features a covered open area ideal for relaxing, enjoying the view and the Maldivian atmosphere or simply having a nap, whereas those preferring to catch some sunrays and get a nice tan can use the sundeck above it.

A spacious saloon with AC can the found on the main deck and its comfortable sofas and TV make it the ideal place to relax indoors and away from the Maldivian heat. The al fresco dining area is located on the stern of this same deck and it is here that every evening guests are treated to a complementary glass of wine with their dinner.

For nightly entertainment, guest can join night dives (when available), watch a movie or simply relax while reading a book or exchanging dive stories. A barbeque under the stars on a deserted island is also on the schedule, should the conditions allow it. And because the MV Emperor Serenity caters for both divers and their non-diving travel companions, the latter are welcomed with a free snorkeling kit and are offered a $50 voucher to spend on board. A Male city tour with a local guide is also included upon request.

THE DIVING

The Maldives are one of the most spectacular areas to dive worldwide and a knowledgeable and dedicated team of four dive professionals will show you the wonders of its seas – such as manta rays, whale sharks and even hammerheads - ensuring that, no matter what your experience or expectation level is, the whole adventure will be one to remember!

All dives are done from a large auxiliary boat (a “dhoni”, as it is locally called), which provides guests with more space onboard the MV Emperor Serenity, makes divers’ pick up easier and guarantees that you jump into the water right where the dive site is. The vessel is rebreather friendly, offers fully serviced dive and safety equipment and Nitrox is available for free.

Divers wanting to join this trip do not need to have a minimum number of dives logged, but should have at least an Open Water Diver certification (in which case the maximum depth they will go to will be 18 metres) and should definitely be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be strong. The MV Emperor Serenity also offers a wide range of dive courses onboard, including specialties and even side mounting (subject to availability and itinerary). This means that guests can further their diving education while holidaying onboard this yacht, always in a fun and safe way and under the supervision of a dedicated dive instructor. Proof of a valid dive insurance coverage from a reputable company is mandatory and those wanting to purchase it specifically for this trip can do so onboard.

WHEN TO GO

Conditions are at their best between October and May, but the diving is very good all year round, as pelagics are always present. Learn more about when to dive in the Maldives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book your flight into Male, the country’s capital. A member of the MV Emperor Serenity staff will be meeting you in Male at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Transfers from the airport to the boat run at 11h00, 16h00 and 22h30 and are free of charge. Guests who use the 11h00 transfer have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready. On the last day you will be back to the airport either at 07h30 or at 09h30.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

The Best of the Maldives
7 nights
Embark/disembark: Malé
Whale sharks, grey reef sharks, beautiful pinnacles, manta cleaning stations, eagle rays, wrecks, channel diving, ... Read more
The Best of the Maldives
8 days / 7 nights
Departure: Malé
Arrival: Malé
Certification required: Open Water Diver or equivalent
Number of dives required: No minimum number of dives required but you should be comfortable with drift dives
Points of interest: Whale sharks, grey reef sharks, beautiful pinnacles, manta cleaning stations, eagle rays, wrecks, channel diving, ...

ROUTE DETAILS

The Best of the Maldives route aboard the MV Emperor Serenity takes you to the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives. It does not have a fixed itinerary, as the crew plans it according to the conditions and time of the year to ensure you enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for: channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and huge array of mesmerising marine life. The itinerary will give you a great mix of big fish like these, smaller reef fish and abundant macro life.

Maldives has a very special underwater landscape. The country has 26 gorgeous atolls - ring-shaped coral reefs that end up encircling relatively shallow lagoons. These are usually connected to the open ocean through different points through which the water enters and exits, originating channels (called “kandu” locally) with currents rich in nutrients that feed a vast range of fish, corals, sponges, gorgonians and other marine species. Based on the reefs’ geographical formation, diving activity in the Maldives can be carried out in either these channels, in the “thilas” or “giris” (underwater rock pinnacles that develop from 30-40 metres to nearly up the surface) or in the “faru” (the edge of the atolls). Learn more about the coral reef system of the Maldives.

If you would like to learn more, the page Diving in the Maldives (Central region) will give you a good understanding about diving in this region.

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SCHEDULE

Best of Maldives - MV Emperor Serenity 8 days 7 nights schedule:

Day 1: Arrival day. Meet and greet at the airport at 11:00 / 16:00 / 22:30

Days 2-7: Diving Safari

Safari according to the planned route. Visited dive areas usually include:

  • Rasdhoo Atoll: hammerhead dive, beautiful reef with pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: grey reef sharks, Maaya Thila night dive, multiple manta cleaning stations
  • South Ari Atoll: whale sharks, beautiful pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, beautiful macro wreck
  • Vaavu Atoll: beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with nurse sharks and others
  • North Male Atoll: beautiful pinnacles

Day 8: Departure day. Check out from the yacht is at 07h00 and 09h00. Guests will be in the airport by 07h30 and 09h30 accordingly.

Price includes
  • Cabin
  • 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks;
  • 1 BBQ dinner on local island (weather allowing) 
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • Total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive)
  • Guide, 12 lt tanks, weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • Airport transfers
  • Government taxes and bed tax
  • Male city tour (on request)
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • If the route requires a domestic flight, the flight is included in the price
  • Green tax
  • DailyDive.com fees (free)
Price excludes
  • International flights
  • Rental equipment
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, juices
  • Wifi
  • Dive courses
  • Massages
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Next departures
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5 Aug - 12 Aug 2018
>5 places left
USD 1,682
12 Aug - 19 Aug 2018
Full
USD 2,181
19 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
>5 places left
USD 2,146
26 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
Full
USD 2,181
2 Sep - 9 Sep 2018
1 place left
USD 2,181
9 Sep - 16 Sep 2018
1 place left
USD 2,320
Deep South and Southern Sharks
7 nights
Route between Gan and Kadhdhoo
Around Foamulah, you can expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks and at Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for close encounters with whale sharks, silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks! The night dive on the Hyatt reef is definitely one not to be missed on this trip! Read more
Deep South and Southern Sharks
8 days / 7 nights
Route between Gan and Kadhdhoo
Certification required: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
Number of dives required: At least 100 dives logged
Points of interest: Around Foamulah, you can expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks and at Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for close encounters with whale sharks, silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks! The night dive on the Hyatt reef is definitely one not to be missed on this trip!

ROUTE DETAILS

The “Deep South & Southern Sharks” itinerary runs from February to April and is the perfect choice for the most intrepid divers wanting to explore the out-of-way southernmost Maldivian atolls in search for some shark action. Around Foamulah, you can expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks and at Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for close encounters with whale sharks, silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks! The night dive on the Hyatt reef is definitely one not to be missed on this trip! This route is suitable for experienced divers with 100+ who must be comfortable in strong currents, as it has a strong focus on drift diving. Please note that an intern flight is involved, as you will either be taken from Male to Huvadhoo by plane to join the liveaboard or from Huvadhoo to Male, depending on how you have chosen to dive this route.

Maldives has a very special underwater landscape. The country has 26 gorgeous atolls - ring-shaped coral reefs that end up encircling relatively shallow lagoons. These are usually connected to the open ocean through different points through which the water enters and exits, originating channels (called “kandu” locally) with currents rich in nutrients that feed a vast range of fish, corals, sponges, gorgonians and other marine species. Based on the reefs’ geographical formation, diving activity in the Maldives can be carried out in either these channels, in the “thilas” or “giris” (underwater rock pinnacles that develop from 30-40 metres to nearly up the surface) or in the “faru” (the edge of the atolls). Learn more about the coral reef system of the Maldives.

If you would like to learn more, the page Diving in Maldives (South region) will give you a good understanding about diving in this region.

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SCHEDULE

"Deep South & Southern Sharks" 7 nights 8 days schedule (February to April)

Day 1: Arrival day

Days 2-7: Diving Safari Safari according to the planned route. Visited dive areas usually include:

  • Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, sailfish, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
  • Thaa Atoll: hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, traditional Maldivian channel diving.
  • Laamu Atoll: beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.
  • Huvadhoo Atoll: whale sharks, more sharks, fast channel dives in Vilingilli Kandu area

Day 8: Departure day

Price includes
  • Cabin
  • 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks;
  • 1 BBQ dinner on local island (weather allowing) 
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • Total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive)
  • Guide, 12 lt tanks, weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • Airport transfers
  • Government taxes and bed tax
  • Male city tour (on request)
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • If the route requires a domestic flight, the flight is included in the price
  • Green tax
  • DailyDive.com fees (free)
Price excludes
  • International flights
  • Rental equipment
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, juices
  • Wifi
  • Dive courses
  • Massages
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17 Mar - 24 Mar 2019
2 places left
USD 3,352
Gan - Kadhdhoo
South Central Atolls
7 nights
Route between Kadhdhoo and Malé
The “South Central Atolls” route takes place between January and March and is the ideal option for experienced divers looking for action, as it covers several atolls and is packed with speedy drift dives, mantas, sharks and even a wreck! Read more
South Central Atolls
8 days / 7 nights
Route between Kadhdhoo and Malé
Certification required: Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
Number of dives required: At least 100 dives logged
Points of interest: The “South Central Atolls” route takes place between January and March and is the ideal option for experienced divers looking for action, as it covers several atolls and is packed with speedy drift dives, mantas, sharks and even a wreck!

The South Central Atolls route takes place between January and March and is the ideal option for experienced divers looking for action, as it covers several atolls and is packed with speedy drift dives, mantas, sharks and even a wreck!

Manta activity is concentrated at Ari Atoll and there is also a great manta cleaning station on Meemu Atoll, whereas fans of hammerheads and whale sharks can often find them in Thaa. Channel dives in this area are outstanding, with loads of schooling snappers, jacks, barracuda, white tip and grey sharks, grouper, napoleon wrasses, turtles, eagle rays and much more! And if you are into wreck diving, you will have a great time exploring the Kuda Giri, famous for its rare black corals and macro life, including the resident frog fish.

One of the best things about this itinerary is that you will find a very small number of dive boats (if any!) on the visited dive sites, as it covers atolls that have very few resorts and lots of uninhabited islands – this means that quite often you will have the dive site for yourself and your group only! Also, the visibility is usually outstanding in the southern atolls, so if you are an underwater photographer of normal or macro marine life this is definitely a route that you will not want to miss!

Most dives in this itinerary involve deep and drift diving with currents, therefore it is not suitable for beginners and a minimum of 100 logged dives is recommended to join. Please note that, in order to ensure a memorable and safe dive trip, the Cruise Director will decide which are the best atolls to visit depending on the conditions, so you may not dive all of them.

Maldives have a very special underwater landscape. The country has 26 gorgeous atolls - ring-shaped coral reefs that end up encircling relatively shallow lagoons. These are usually connected to the open ocean through different points through which the water enters and exits, originating channels (called “kandu” locally) with currents rich in nutrients that feed a vast range of fish, corals, sponges, gorgonians and other marine species. Based on the reefs’ geographical formation, diving activity in the Maldives can be carried out in either these channels, in the “thilas” or “giris” (underwater rock pinnacles that develop from 30-40 metres to nearly up the surface) or in the “faru” (the edge of the atolls). Learn more about the coral reef system of the Maldives.

If you would like to learn more, the page Diving in Maldives (South region) will give you a good understanding about diving in this region.

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SCHEDULE

South Central Atolls 7 nights 8 days/9 nights 10 days schedule (January to March)

Day 1: Arrival day

Days 2-7/2-9: diving safari. Visited dive areas usually include:

  • North Male Atoll: beautiful pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, beautiful macro, wreck
  • Vaavu Atoll: beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with nurse sharks and others
  • Vattaru Atoll: pristine coral reefs
  • Meemu Atoll: beautiful channels with pelagic action, sailfish, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station
  • Thaa Atoll: hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, traditional Maldivian channel diving.
  • Laamu Atoll: beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.

Day 8/10: departure day

Price includes
  • Cabin
  • 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks;
  • 1 BBQ dinner on local island (weather allowing) 
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • Total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive)
  • Guide, 12 lt tanks, weights
  • Free Nitrox
  • Airport transfers
  • Government taxes and bed tax
  • Male city tour (on request)
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • If the route requires a domestic flight, the flight is included in the price
  • Green tax
  • DailyDive.com fees (free)
Price excludes
  • International flights
  • Rental equipment
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, juices
  • Wifi
  • Dive courses
  • Massages
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Next departures
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24 Mar - 31 Mar 2019
Full
USD 3,067
Kadhdhoo - Malé

BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Paid WiFi
Saloon
Cabins with air conditioning
Cabins with TV
Warm water
Bar
Sunbeds
Charging stations
Non diver (snorkler) friendly
Child-friendly
Food
Local food
Western food
Buffet style
Snacks all day
Alcohol
Vegetarian options
Diving
Nitrox available
Rinse hosts
Dive deck
Dive tender
DIN adaptors
Equipment rental
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
2016
Max guests
26
Length
40
Width
13
Number of cabins
13
Engine
600 Hp Daewoo Doosan
Cabins
Double / Twin Cabin (main deck)
Double / Twin Cabin (main deck)
Cabin type
Double occupancy + Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
Cabin with hairdrayers, towels, TV, A/C and ensuite cabin
Double / Twin Cabin (main deck)
Double Cabin
Double Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
Cabin with hairdrayers, towels, TV, A/C and ensuite cabin
Double Cabin
Double / Twin Cabin (lower deck)
Double / Twin Cabin (lower deck)
Cabin type
Double occupancy + Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
Cabin with hairdrayers, towels, TV, A/C and ensuite cabin
Double / Twin Cabin (lower deck)
Double / Twin Cabin (upper deck)
Double / Twin Cabin (upper deck)
Cabin type
Double occupancy + Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
Cabin with hairdrayers, towels, TV, A/C and ensuite cabin
Double / Twin Cabin (upper deck)
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
Full Equipment incl. SMB (per trip)USD 288
Mask, Fins, Wet Suit 3mm shortie, Regulator, BCD, SMB
Full Equipment incl. SMB + Dive Computer (per trip)USD 320
Mask, Fins, Wet Suit (3mm shortie), Regulator, BCD, SMB, Dive Computer
Mask (per trip)USD 32
Fins (per trip)USD 32
Wet Suit (3mm Shortie) (per trip)USD 64
Regulator (per trip)USD 128
BCD (per trip)USD 96
Dive Computer (per trip)USD 96
Torch (per trip)USD 96
Rebreather tank (per trip)USD 128
Stage S40 (5.7 ltr) (per trip)USD 128
Stage S80 (11.1 ltr) (per trip)USD 128
Side Mount SM550 (per trip)USD 128
Twin Set (2 x 12 ltr) (per trip)USD 193
15 ltr tanks (per trip)USD 96
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