MV Emperor Serenity

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • Camera Station
  • Charging Station

MV Emperor Serenity is 40m luxury liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. She accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins. 
Enjoy open air dining area at the stern of the main deck. Several sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. The Upper deck boasts a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian atmosphere.The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays and taking a nap in hammocks or deckchairs.
There is a photography charging station on board, but all diving is done from her large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board.
All diving is done from Emperor Serenity's large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. She is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX, all diving and safety equipment and four dive guides.

Accommodation

  • 1 Upper Deck Cabins

    The M/V Emperor Serenity has 3 upper deck cabins cabins with double and single bed. All the cabins have Air-conditioning and fan, windows, private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels and hand basin, wardrobe and mirror, reading lights, life jackets, space for luggage.

  • 2 Main Deck Cabins

    There are 2 main deck cabins cabins with double and single bed. All the cabins have Air-conditioning and fan, windows, private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels and hand basin, wardrobe and mirror, reading lights, life jackets, space for luggage.

  • 3 Lower Deck Cabin

    There are 5 double with a single bed and 3 double cabins on the lower deck. All the cabins have Air-conditioning and fan, windows, private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels and hand basin, wardrobe and mirror, reading lights, life jackets, space for luggage.

Dining

The food is renowned for its excellent quality with an impressive variety of both local, Asian and European dishes. MV Emperor Serenity is fully licensed to sell soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day.
Vegetarian and Special dietary menu available on request.

Diving

Dive sites are reached 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 Serenity follow these seasonal variations, taking divers to the best sites for the time of the year.
Emperor Virgo is rebreather-friendly and also offers free NITROX.

  • Rebreather Support
  • Free Nitrox

Dive Courses

MV Emperor Serenity offers PADI Introduction Dives (DSD), Dive Courses and 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 Discover Scuba Diving 94$
  • PADI Open Water Referral 228$
  • PADI Adventure Dives 80$
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 313$
  • PADI NItrox Course 155$
  • SC Deep Diving 218$
  • SC Drift DIver 248$
  • SC Boat Diving 218$
  • SC Underwater Photoghraphy 248$

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$
  • Full set + Dive computer 298$
  • BCD 90$
  • Regulator 120$
  • Mask 30$
  • Fins 30$
  • Wetsuit 60$
  • SMB 10$
  • Torch 90$
  • 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 Serenity is offering year round diving cruises around the central atolls of the Maldive.

Boat Features & Safety Equipment

Refit 2016
Length 40 meters
Beam 13 meters
Draft 2.44 meters
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Engines 600 Hp Daewoo Doosan
Generators 2 x 50 kW
Maximum guests 26
Number of cabins 13
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.