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At a glance...
- Visits Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
- Price-inclusive cruises
- All cabins with private bathrooms
- Dhoni has fresh water shower, rinse tanks, camera table
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The M/V Emperor Voyager is the flagship of the renowned Emperor liveaboard fleet in the Maldives. This 30m long mono-hulled boat takes up to 20 divers on tours around some of the best dive sites of Maldives central atolls. These safaris have all-inclusive prices. You will not find 'hidden extras' such as fuel surcharges, GST/green taxes, port and park fees, boat transfers!
You can choose between relaxation spaces, both outdoors and in air-conditioned comfort. On the main deck is a large open-air sofa area with bar. The Upper deck has a comfortable indoor saloon/home theatre as well as an outdoor dining area which doubles as a relaxation spot or camera charging area between meals. You can also go up to the sundeck to relax in a sun lounger or hammock. Wherever you are on the boat you can access the Wi-Fi on your device when in range, at additional cost.
Emperor Voyager's dive credentials are strong with free nitrox, rebreather friendliness, a 20m dive dhoni, 12 and 15 litre scuba tanks, a camera station with air gun, and compulsory use of surface markers and dive computers. Emperor Divers have a great reputation for liveaboard diving in the Red Sea and now bring some of their trademark professionalism and hospitality to the Maldives, and this is best sampled upon the impressive MV Emperor Voyager.
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Dive experience: Recommendation: Maldives Central Atolls, Maldives Central and Northern Atolls trips: participants should be Advanced Open Water Diver qualified. Maldives Central & Southern Atoll trips: divers should be Advanced Open Water Diver and have 30 logged dives. Maldives Southern Atolls: Advanced Open Water Diver and 100 logged dives. Divers with less experience will be able to join trips but may have to sit out some dives if dive certifications and or experience are not sufficient for the planned dives.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (1 BBQ on deserted island weather permitting), snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, glass of wine with dinner, transfers to the boat from the airport, Green tax, dives, experienced English speaking divemasters (7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, Male city tour (on request), 12% GST on cruise price.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set including surface marker device and dive computer US$ 336 per week, must be pre-booked), dive insurance, GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tank (US$ 101 per week), torch (US$ 101 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The M/V Emperor Voyager liveaboard normally departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Your flight can arrive in Male at any time on the first day. There are 3 complimentary transfer timings from the airport to the boat on embarkation day; 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 hrs. Guests taking the 11:00 hrs transfer from the airport to the boat have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready for boarding until 13:00 hrs. Any other transfers required on embarkation day other than the 3 stated above can be arranged at a charge of US$ 15 per way. Group or full charter bookings with a minimum of 8 guests arriving on the same flight will not be charged if an alternative transfer is required on embarking day (after 11:00 hrs).
The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. You can disembark at 08:00 hrs on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section.
Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a free snorkeling kit and a US$ 50 voucher to spend on board.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 7 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The M/V Emperor Voyager has 10 cabins: 2 Upper deck twin cabins, 1 twin bed cabin on the main deck, and 7 lower deck cabins (3 double bed and 4 twin bed). The twin bed cabins feature side-by-side single beds. All cabins have ensuite bathroom facilities.
All the cabins have:
- Air-conditioning and fan
- Windows on the upper and main deck. Portholes on the lower deck
- Private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels and hand basin
- Wardrobe and mirror
- Reading lights
- 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets (adaptors available)
- Life jackets
- Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 11
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 14 comprises:
- Cruise Leader/Divemaster
- 2 Cooks
- 2 Deck hands
- 3 Dhoni crew
Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Outdoor dining area - Outdoor saloon with bar - Sun deck with sun loungers - Water dispenser
All the diving in the Maldives onboard the MV Emperor Voyager is done from an accompanying 20m long dhoni
. This dive boat carries all the guest's scuba equipment, the compressors and tanks. ABC There is a fresh water shower on board, rinse tanks and a camera table. The dhoni also carries the emergency breathing oxygen.
Menu, Cuisine Type...
The outdoor dining area is located on the upper deck so you can eat al fresco and drink in beautiful view of the Maldives atolls. The chef keeps the international and local dishes varied. Meats such as beef, chicken and fish feature strongly. The menu includes a lot of fresh vegetables as well has homemade desserts. You can also sample some delicious local dishes such as Sri Lankan curries. We strongly suggest you give advance notice of any dietary requirements.
- Maldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ.
- Main meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area and comprise breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
- Snacks, bread/toast, fresh fruit, drinking water, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
- Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
- First meal served is lunch or dinner on the first day of the cruise, depending on your time of arrival.
- All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
- Built in 2004, refurbished every 2 years
- Upgraded in 2014
- Size - 30m x 9m
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 10 knots
- 360 HP engine
- 1 x 27, 1 x 25 KW generators
- 2 x Coltri compressors
- Nitrox system
- Rebreather support: Poseidon MKVI, AP vision and Megalodon units
- 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
- Electricity 220 and 110V - 24-hours per day
- Water capacity - unknown
- Freshwater maker - 8,000 litres per day
- Fuel capacity - unknown
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 1 dhoni dive tender
- 1 motorised dinghy
- VHF and CB radio
- No radar
- Garmin GPS
- No Sounder
- Mobile phones
- Life jackets throughout including cabins
- Fire detectors & extinguishers throughout
- Emergency oxygen - on mothership and dhoni. Quantity unknown
- Medic first aid box
- No life raft
"Excellent condition of equipment. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, patient staff. Clean/ functional facilities. A really good schedule planned and ran smoothly. Such a variety of marine life seen and conditions experienced (strong currents, drift dives etc)
" - Eleisha Collins
, Australia, 5 January 2019 ...
"Staff and guides were perfect and very social and helpful, made us feel among family the boat was excellent with all the required facilities and comfortable rooms
the rented equipment were in top shape and worked nicely.
" - Yousuf Abusamra
, Egypt, 7 December 2016 ...