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MV Emperor Voyager Liveaboard


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Part of the reputable Emperor fleet
  • Takes you on an unforgettable dive trip around the central atolls of the Maldives, the richest ones in terms of marine life diversity and home to many pelagics, such as different shark species and manta rays
  • Free Nitrox
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Offers non-divers a 50$ voucher to be spent on board
  • Dive from a large auxiliary boat (Dhoni)
Main specification
Refurbished: 2014
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 30m/9m
Max guests: 20

THE BOAT

Maldives’ waters are amongst one of the richest in terms of marine life diversity and that is part of the reason why all divers dream of exploring them. Another reason are the high standards usually found amongst dive boats in this area and the gorgeous MV Voyager – part of the famous Emperor fleet - lives up to this reputation.

This beautiful and spacious 30 metres vessel was refit in 2014 and accommodates 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins: two twin cabins on the upper deck, another twin cabin on the main deck and three double cabins, plus four twin cabins on the lower deck, all very pleasantly decorated and with their own private bathroom, as well as individually controlled AC.

The modern MV Voyager was designed to make you feel at home while at sea. The main deck features a spacious indoor saloon with several comfortable sofas and tables and a relaxing outdoor sofa area with a corner bar can also be found on this same deck. The upper deck features a home theatre and some more comfortable sofas, as well as an outside dinning lounge where all your meals and aperitifs will be served while you enjoy the stunning sea views. The sundeck is the place where you will want to go to catch those sun rays to get a tan or simply to get a nap! A library and board games are also available onboard.

The menu was carefully curated, is served buffet style and features an array of delicious dishes that provide the nutrition you need during a period of intense diving.

And because the MV Voyager also caters for non-divers, these can simply relax onboard while an attentive crew looks after their needs, or go snorkeling, as they will be treated to a free snorkeling kit, as well as to an amazing offer of $50 to spend on board. Visiting a local island for a barbeque under the stars is also on the schedule, should the conditions allow it.

THE DIVING

The Maldives are one of the most spectacular areas to dive worldwide and a knowledgeable and passionate team of dive professionals will guide you through the wonders of its seas, home to whale sharks, the largest population of manta rays in the world and even hammerheads. They will ensure that, no matter what your experience or expectation level is, the whole adventure will be one to remember!

All dives are done from a 20 metres auxiliary boat (a “dhoni”, as it is locally called), which provides guests with more space onboard the MV Emperor Voyager, 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 as well as a photography charging station 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 be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be strong. The MV Emperor Voyager also offers PADI Adventure Dives and selected specialties (subject to availability and itinerary), meaning 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 Voyager 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 at the airport either at 07h30 or at 09h30. If your route does not start in Male and requires a domestic flight on arrival, then you will be met by an Emperor representative where possible, and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight. Full details will be provided at the time of booking.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

The Best of the Maldives
7 nights
Embark/disembark:Malé / 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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2018
7 nights
USD 2,162
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2019
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USD 1,877
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2019
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2019
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Manta Madness
7 nights
Embark/disembark:Malé
Close encounters with whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks are also usual and a night dive is a must do on this trip. Read more
Manta Madness
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: Close encounters with whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks are also usual and a night dive is a must do on this trip.

ROUTE DETAILS

The “Manta Madness” route runs from July to November, when the chances of seeing manta rays swimming and looping at the dive sites are higher due to the currents that sweep plankton they feed on to the shallow lagoons. Close encounters with whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks are also usual and a night dive is a must do on this trip! This itinerary departs from Male and typically reaches the northern atolls of Baa (Hanifaru Bay), returning again to the Maldivian capital, but the cruise director may decide differently based on the weather and current conditions to ensure you get the most possible interactions with these big pelagics.

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

“Manta Madness” 7 nights 8 days schedule (July – November)

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:

  • Baa atoll: Hanifaru Bay and other great dive sites
  • Rasdhoo atoll: hammerhead dive, beautiful reef with pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: grey reef sharks, Maaya Thila night dive, multiple manta cleaning stations
  • South Male atoll: grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, beautiful macro wreck
  • 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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2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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31 Aug
2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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21 Sep
2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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28 Sep
2019
7 nights
USD 1,535
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BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Paid WiFi
Saloon
Camera station
Cabins with air conditioning
Warm water
Bar
Sunbeds
Music and video equipment
Charging stations
Non diver (snorkler) 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
-
Refurbished
2014
Max guests
20
Length
30
Width
9
Number of cabins
10
Engine
360 Hp Yanmar
Cabins
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
Comfortable and beautifully decorated, with private bathroom, fan and individually controlled AC
Upper Deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Double Cabin
Lower Deck Double Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
Comfortable and beautifully decorated, with private bathroom, fan and individually controlled AC
Lower Deck Double Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
Comfortable and beautifully decorated, with private bathroom, fan and individually controlled AC
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Main Deck Twin Cabin
Main Deck Twin Cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
Comfortable and beautifully decorated, with private bathroom, fan and individually controlled AC
Main Deck Twin Cabin
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
Full Equipment incl. SMB (per trip)USD 282
Mask, Fins, Wet Suit 3mm shortie, Regulator, BCD, SMB
Full Equipment incl. SMB + Dive Computer (per trip)USD 314
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 63
Regulator (per trip)USD 125
BCD (per trip)USD 94
Dive Computer (per trip)USD 94
Torch (per trip)USD 94
Rebreather tank (per trip)USD 125
Stage S40 (5.7 ltr) (per trip)USD 125
Stage S80 (11.1 ltr) (per trip)USD 125
Side Mount SM550 (per trip)USD 125
Twin Set (2 x 12 ltr) (per trip)USD 189
15 ltr tanks (per trip)USD 94
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