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MV Emperor Voyager
From USD 160 per day
Customer reviews
Very good!
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Length
30m
99 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
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At a glance...
  • Visits Maldives central atolls and Vaavu
  • All cabins with private bathrooms
  • Rebreather-friendly
  • 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.

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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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Save US$ 150 on selected trips in July & August 2020! Offer expires: 15 Aug 2020

Notes: Maldives Central & Southern Atolls - Participants are recommended to have 100 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 (7 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), reef hooks, 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: 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. 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$ 15 per way, 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$ 15 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. 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 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 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: Pay for 6 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 7 guests). Equivalent to pay for 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 14 guests). Or pay for 17 guests and 3 additional persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total 20 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2016: Low Season - US$ 3 848, High Season - US$ 4 162, Peak Season - US$ 4 348.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The M/V Emperor Voyager has 10 cabins: 2 Upper deck twin cabins and 8 Standard cabins. There is 1 Standard twin cabin on the main deck, 4 on the lower deck and 3 Standard double cabins also on the lower deck. 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
  • Bedding
  • 220V electricity supply with round 2-pin sockets (adaptors available)
  • Life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 11

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 14 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader/Divemaster
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Barman
  • Stewardess
  • Divemaster
  • 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.

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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.

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Technical Specifications...
  • 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

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 1 dhoni dive tender
  • 1 motorised dinghy
  • VHF and CB radio
  • No radar
  • Garmin GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • 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
  • 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 - Excellent
"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." - , Egypt, 7 December 2016 ...


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