The Maldives

is one of the most appealing and beautiful dive destinations in the world with its relaxed atmosphere, year-round warm water and sightings of great pelagics. Its rich marine life teems around the coral reefs where you will find schools of fish, sharks, mantas and rays with regular appearances by playful dolphins.

Thanks to its 26 atolls, the diving is diverse with channel dives attracting marine life from the deep to fast drift diving. Whalesharks and grey reef sharks are common sights or see the manta rays coming in to be cleaned!

Your week on board starts soon after landing at Male Airport, a meet & greet and a quick transfer to your chosen vessel. Settle in, meet the others on board, share a drink or 3, and then enjoy the cruising, diving, eating, sun-tanning and relaxing. Close your eyes – you are now explorers of ancient routes, searching for new treasures and aromatic spices. Open your eyes – ahoy! You have found the treasure, it is above, below and all around you – it is paradise, it is the Maldives.

Emperor Atoll is our most popular liveaboard sailing from Male. Her crew give a personalised welcome to small groups of no more than 12 guests in 6 twin/double berth cabins. Choose from dive routes 'The Best of the Maldives', 'Sharktastic' and 'Pelagic Magic'. Your professional Cruise Director aims to give you the very best dive holiday experience.

Liveaboard Emperor Voyager (formerly known as MV Atoll Cruiser) sails from Male and is a modern, spacious liveaboard built to a high standard accommodating 20 guests in real comfort (7 twin & 3 double cabins) offering magical trips such as 'The Best of the Maldives' and 'Manta Madness'.

NEW for March 2016 is Emperor Serenity. Sailing from Male, Serenity is brand new and brings a class of her own to Maldivian waters. She is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This 40 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed en-suite cabins all with air-con. Four dive guides ensure a premium diving experience.

Overall, six tried and tested and fantastic cruise routes are offered, taking advantage of the best above and below water conditions and seasons. All Emperor liveaboards offer FREE Nitrox. All diving equipment and the compressors are kept on the “wet boat Dhoni” that accompanies the “Mothership Safari boat” – this is the Maldivian way of ensuring your diving is easy and top class, whilst the rest of your holiday is quiet, peaceful, comfortable and super relaxed, with delicious meals and spacious social areas.