MV Emperor Atoll

  • Nitrox
  • Internet
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station

Mv Emperor Atoll is a mid-range liveaboard which operates a variety of dive charters around the central and northern atolls of the Maldives. Emperor Atoll measures 26 metres and offers 6 twin/double ensuite cabin with a maximum of 12 guests per trip, which makes this boat ideal for charter by small groups or diving centres.
On the main deck is a large saloon with four separate seating and table areas as well as a 38" LCD flat screen TV with multi-system home theatre surround sound. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts, there are plenty of recharging points/edit playback facilities. WiFi is available when in range of a signal, charged per week.
Dive itineraries are designed to show divers the very best Maldives has to offer and includes "The Best of the Maldives", "Sharktastic" and "Pelagic Magic".

Accommodation

  • 1 Standard Cabin

    The MV Emperor Atoll has 6 Standard cabins on the main deck. All cabins have a double bed with a single bed above and ensuite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Air-conditioning and fan, Portholes, Private bathroom with toilet, Hot water shower, Towels and hand basin, Wardrobe and mirror, Reading lights, Life jackets, Space for luggage.

Dining

Emperor Atoll is fully licensed to sell soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day. In good weather, meals are taken on the open foredeck table. The food is renowned for its excellent quality with an impressive variety of both local and European dishes.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Dive sites are reached direct from the boat or by an accompanying dhoni. A highly professional Cruise Director/fully qualified dive instructor plans and guides the diving programme to ensure you visit the very best dive sites with full dive briefings.
Diving in the Maldives is influenced by the seasons. The quality of the dive sites is determined by the ebb and flow of seasonal currents, which in turn affects both the underwater visibility and the marine life. MV Emperor Atoll follow these seasonal variations, taking divers to the best sites for the time of the year.
Emperor Atoll is rebreather-friendly and also offers free NITROX.

  • Rebreather Support
  • Free Nitrox

Dive Courses

MV Emperor Atoll offers PADI NitroxCourse, Adventure Dives and Selected Specialties.
Dive computer rental, camera rental and torch rental not included.
Courses do not include materials, certification fees or equipment.
Prices are for prebooked course. A 12% sales tax charge is applicable for all payments made onboard.
All courses are subject to allowable time and availability.

  • PADI Adventure Dives 80$
  • PADI NItrox Course 155$
  • SC Deep Diving 218$
  • SC Drift DIver 248$
  • SC Underwater Photoghraphy 248$
  • SC Boat Diving 218$

Equipment Rental

All equipment and tanks must be pre-ordered. Please ensure when ordering equipment to include required equipment size along with height, weight and shoe size. All divers must dive at all times with an SMB and dive computer, reef hooks are recommended.
Full Set: BCD, Regulator, Mask, Fins, Wet Suit (3mm shortie), SMB 
Prices are for prebooked equipment per trip. A 12% sales tax charge is applicable for all payments made onboard.

  • Full set 268$
  • BCD 90$
  • Regulator 120$
  • Dive Computer 90$
  • Mask 30$
  • Fins 30$
  • Wetsuit 60$
  • SMB 10$
  • Torch 90$
  • Full set + Dive computer 298$
  • Stage S40 (5.7 ltr) 119$
  • Stage S80 (11.1 ltr) 119$
  • Rebreather tanks 119$
  • Twin Set (2 x 12 ltr) 179$
  • Side Mount SM550 119$
  • 15 liters tank 90$

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Camera Station
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Charging Station
  • Library
  • Dhoni

Services

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Land Tours

Activities

MV Emperor Atoll is offering year round diving cruises around the central and northern atolls of the Maldives.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Refit 2014
Length 26 meters
Beam 7 meters
Draft 2.44 meters
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Engines 210 Hp Yanmar
Generators 1 x 40 kW, 1 x 22 kW
Maximum guests 12
Number of cabins 6
Satellite Phone Yes
Safety Equipment life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB
Communication VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Navigation Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS
Tenders 1
Dhoni 1

Cruise Price Includes

Cabin accommodation
All meals 
Snacks, drinking water and hot drinks
1 BBQ on deserted island (weather permitting)
All dives (17 dives per week)
Experienced English speaking divemasters
Tanks, weights and weight belts
Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers
Male city tour (on request)
Airport transfer
Government taxes and bed tax

Cruise Price Excludes

International or domestic flights
Fuel surcharge for Central South & Southern itineraries
Diving or travel insurance
Diving equipment
Soft drinks, fresh juice and acohol
15 litre or extra tanks
Tip for the crew

  • The Best of the Maldives 7 and 10 day trips

    You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
    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.
    This is the Best of the Maldives - and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.
    Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerising marine life of so many varieties. We don't follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.
    This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.
    A night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them...as long as they stay around long enough!

  • Manta Madness (July - November) 7 and 10 day trips

    You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
    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.
    This itinerary runs at the time of a New Moon when the manta are most prolific between July and November, sailing from Male to the northern atolls of Baa (Hanifaru Bay) and back again.
    As well as manta, you can get close to whale sharks, hammerheads and reef sharks. One of the big attractions is the promise of manta encounters and diving at this time of the year will hopefully fulfil that promise.
    Thanks to the currents that sweep plankton into the shallow lagoons, manta and whale sharks follow in vast numbers to feed. Here you'll see manta swim and loop at dive sites that have been chosen to hopefully give you sightings all week long.
    Manta Point and Gangethi are well known stations that manta visit all year round and Rasdhoo and Maya Thila promise some fabulous diving with hammerheads, grey reefs and white tip sharks. And be sure to do the night dive on this trip!
    Of course, sightings can't be guaranteed, but diving at this time means your chances are very high!
    Please note: Manta Madness will visit either the cleaning stations of Male, Ari and Vaavu atolls or Baa Atoll, which includes Hanifaru area. This is at the Cruise Director's discretion based on the weather and current conditions to ensure you get the most possible interactions with manta and whaleshark.
  • Pelagic Magic (April - July) 7 and 10 day trips

    You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
    North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
    South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
    On this route we take you on a manta and whaleshark hunt in the North & South Ari Atolls having crossed over from Male. Exact dive sites will vary depending on diver experience levels, local conditions and where the best sightings have been.
    Pelagic Magic gets you face to face with the famous whale sharks of Ari Atoll. As this itinerary devotes more time here, you are certain to get your whaleshark fix at Maamagili. Iconic dive follows iconic dive as you sail from Male through North Ari and then onto South Ari; your log book will fill with shark and manta sightings as well as outstanding reef dives. Then grab your snorkel and splash in to float only feet away from graceful whale sharks. Pelagics of all shapes and sizes await.
    With around 17 dives, as well as opportunities to snorkel with the whale sharks, this is an action packed week. The pelagic sightings start right from the beginning. Manta Point (otherwise known as Lankan Finolhu) is a cleaning station with reliable manta sightings. Just settle down and watch the manta swoop in. Hafsa Thila and Maya Thila are yet more iconic dive site where sharks are plentiful. Look out for baby white tips under the large table corals. But it is at night that Maya Thila really comes alive. Reef sharks and marble morays hunt dinner out as morays slink between the coral blocks.
    As you reach South Ari keep a look out for the whale sharks. Maamagili is the place to find whale sharks at this time as they follow the seasonal currents. Manta chase plankton trails too into the nearby lagoons. Between your pelagic encounters, the reef dives will not disappoint. Discover the lush corals and schooling fish at the likes of Reethi Thila and Kuda Rah.
    This is a great itinerary for everyone. No matter what your experience level this is a Maldives itinerary you can enjoy. There can be some drift diving so some experience of diving in currents in advisable. Don't forget to take your reef hook to make shark watching all the easier. As so many of the best whaleshark encounters are snorkelling, everyone can feel the thrill of seeing these graceful creatures in their natural environment. Pelagic Magic runs when the pelagics sightings are at their optimum in North and South Ari. Don't delay - discover the biggest inhabitants of the Maldives for yourself.

  • Sharktastic - visiting 4 Atolls (January - April) 7 and 10 day trips

    You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
    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.
    Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
    In this period the clean ocean water flows in from the eastern side of the Maldives. That means currents running from Sumatra, Indonesia to the Maldives bring with them not just fantastic visibility up to 40m but also a variety of pelagic surprises coming to the reef for a quick feed.
    The Channel dives of the eastern coast of the Maldives are the main order of the day. These Kandus, as they are known in the local language (Dhivehi), attract grey reef sharks, dog tooth tuna and eagle rays as standard but look out into the blue and you never know what surprises await. The outer walls and corners of the channels in Vaavu and Meemu have the added bonus of beautiful overhangs draping in the blues, yellows and pinks of the majestic soft coral.
    After the adrenaline pumping channel dives of eastern Maldives we cross over to South Ari Atoll to look for the whale sharks and mantas at Maamagili and Rangali Madivaru (Dhivehi for Manta Place) among other great sites such as Kudarah Thila and Kudimaa Wreck known for its potential leaf fish and frog fish.