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MV Emperor Atoll
From US$ 201 per day
Customer rating
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Length
26m
86 ft
Max 12
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Tours many Maldives regions; central atolls, some north and south routes
  • Maximum of 12 guests only
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Rebreather-friendly
  • Dhoni has fresh water shower, rinse tanks, camera table

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MV Emperor Atoll is a 26m wooden mono-hulled Maldives liveaboard which operates a variety of dive charters around the central and northern atolls of the Maldives. Up to 12 divers are accommodated on board this relatively small liveaboard boat, with 8 crew members providing an intimate and personal experience.

Guests relax in the air-conditioned saloon with comfortable seating areas, TV and DVD/music system. Wi-Fi is available when the signal range permits. There are plenty of charging points around the boat particularly in the saloon. There is an open air dining area and the saloon can double as a dining area in inclement weather. Sun lovers can enjoy the partially shaded sundeck with sun loungers.

The accompanying dive dhoni is where the scuba equipment is stored, post-dive showers can be taken and tanks are filled, keeping the noise down on the mothership. MV Emperor Atoll is rebreather-friendly and provides nitrox free of charge, which is unusual for Maldives liveaboards in the same price bracket. Although not a luxury option, M/V Emperor Atoll is a stable single-deck liveaboard, ideal for people who want a comfortable and friendly Maldives diving experience without breaking the bank.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
26 Nov 3 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,745
10 Dec 17 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,745
17 Dec 24 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,310
24 Dec 31 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
31 Dec 7 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,789
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jan 14 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
14 Jan 21 Jan 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
21 Jan 28 Jan 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
28 Jan 4 Feb 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Feb 11 Feb 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
11 Feb 18 Feb 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
25 Feb 4 Mar 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Mar 11 Mar 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
11 Mar 18 Mar 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
18 Mar 25 Mar 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
25 Mar 1 Apr 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Apr 8 Apr 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
8 Apr 15 Apr 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
29 Apr 6 May 7 Maldives Central & Southern Atolls 17 US$ 1,803
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 May 13 May 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
13 May 20 May 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
20 May 27 May 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
27 May 3 Jun 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
June 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Jun 10 Jun 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
10 Jun 17 Jun 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
17 Jun 24 Jun 7 Ari Atoll 17 US$ 1,605
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
26 Aug 2 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,605
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Sep 9 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
16 Sep 23 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
30 Sep 7 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,629
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Oct 14 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
14 Oct 21 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
21 Oct 28 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
28 Oct 4 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 11 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
11 Nov 18 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
18 Nov 25 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,826
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,745
9 Dec 16 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,745
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,745
23 Dec 30 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,094
30 Dec 6 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,094

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: Maldives Central & Southern Atolls - Participants are recommended to have 30 logged dives to join this itinerary. To get the most from the trip we suggest you are certified to dive to 30 meters and be PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent.

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, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, experienced English speaking divemasters (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, Male city tour (on request).

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), diving 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 tanks (US$ 101 per week), Wifi use on your device (US$ 22 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Emperor Atoll 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, 16:00 and 22:30 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. A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch. Any other transfers required on embarkation day, other than the 3 stated above, can be arranged at a charge of approx. US$ 6 per person, this charge will be added to your booking. Group or full charter bookings with a minimum of 8 guests arriving on the same flight will not be charged the US$ 6 per person if an alternative transfer is required on embarking day (after 11:00 hrs).

For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. Some southern trips depart from or return to Daravandhoo which requires a domestic flight that can be booked online: MaldivianOpens in a new window. Please let us know if you need our assistance. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a free snorkelling kit and a $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 80% of the published price. If there is no other same sex guest for you to share with, you will receive a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.

Dive clubs and group discounts: 30 July-26 November 2016: Pay for 7 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge (total 8 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2016: Low Season - US$ 2,375 per week, Mid Season - US$ 2,584 per week, High Season - US$ 2,774 per week, Peak Season - US$ 2,984 per week.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Emperor Atoll has 6 Twin/double bed cabins on the main (and only) deck. All cabins feature a lower double bed and an upper single bed and have en-suite 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
  • Bedding
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets (adaptors available)
  • Life jackets
  • Space for luggage
  • No. of bathrooms / showers - 6 / 6

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The liveaboard charter crew of 10 comprises:
    • Cruise Leader/Instructor
    • Instructor
    • Captain
    • Assistant Captain
    • Engineer/Deck hand
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Barman
  • 2 Dhoni crew
  • Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, computer, wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Outdoor dining area - Sun deck with sun loungers - Water dispenser

    All the diving in the Maldives onboard the MV Emperor Atoll is done from an accompanying 15m long dhoni. This dive boat carries all the guest's scuba equipment, the compressors and tanks. There is a fresh water shower on board, rinse tanks and a camera table. The dhoni also carries the emergency breathing oxygen.

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    Dining onboard Emperor Atoll is buffet-style and guests can dine in the saloon or the open-air dining area. You can expect breakfast, lunch and dinner to be served alongside some snack treats. The chef varies the menu which includes chicken, fresh vegetables, curries, pasta and salads and includes both local and international dishes. We recommend 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 charter, depending on your time of arrival.
    • All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 1988, refurbished every 2 years
    • Upgraded in 2014
    • Size - 26m x 7m
    • Top Speed - 7 knots
    • 210 HP engine
    • 2 x 40 KW generators
    • 2 x Bauer compressors
  • Nitrox system
  • Rebreather support: Poseidon MKVI, AP vision and Megalodon units
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 1,000 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 4,000 l/day
  • Fuel capacity - 2,000 litres

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 1 dhoni dive tender
    • 1 motorised dinghy
    • VHF and CB radio
    • No radar
    • Samyung GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Sounder
    • Mobile phones
  • Life jackets throughout including cabins
  • Fire detectors & extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency oxygen - on mothership and dhoni - 3,500 litres
  • Medic first aid box
  • No life raft
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT included and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Customer reviews:

    Customer rating - Very good
    "The cook was excellent, the crew was very friendly and did very good work, in order to offer us a pleasant trip, the dive guides were professional; the rental gear was not so good" - , Netherlands, 13 January 2017 ...


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