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Diane and Collin share the LOVE on Emperor Serenity 

February 2nd, 2017 Comments off

0117 Serenity engagement collage 300x150 Diane and Collin share the LOVE on Emperor Serenity Congratulations to Diane and Collin on their engagement! And what better way to celebrate than joining Emperor Serenity for a wonderful trip!

Discover more about Emperor Serenity and get a little love in your life!
Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

 

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Watch fab aerial video of Emperor Serenity

January 6th, 2017 Comments off

Emperor Serenity aerial view 2 300x225 Watch fab aerial video of Emperor SerenityHow about some pure escapism?

Happy divers, clear warm waters, smiley snorkellers and space to dive (she has her own dhoni) and relaxation.

You can join us on Emperor Serenity and drink in that feeling of leaving the world behind whilst discoving the magic of the Maldives.

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Liveaboards- just the best way to be diving happy!

January 3rd, 2017 Comments off

BOOK today and make 2017 your year of diving bliss. 0117 serenity and drone 300x225 Liveaboards  just the best way to be diving happy!

When you book with us, you can be confident that you are getting the best on offer for your Maldives diving holiday.

All our liveaboards are carefully selected and offered to you at the best prices. With our 15 years of experience in Maldives liveaboard diving, you know you’re in safe hands.

Our prices exclude flights but we are happy to help organise these for you where we can.

Click here for information on all our liveaboards (and we can offer guest houses too).

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

 

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Dive into 2017 and be happy! BOOK today

December 23rd, 2016 Comments off

1216 Emperor Maldives boats look no further 300x204 Dive into 2017 and be happy! BOOK todayWe can help!

Here’s a little overview of the Emperor Divers fleet – the largest in the Maldives – and some of the routes you can choose to see those mantas, whale sharks and so very much more.

Emperor Serenity
Best of Maldives from 1848

Emperor Orion
Best of Maldives from 1743
Choice of special trips:
South Central 7 Atolls 10 nights 3220

Emperor Virgo
Best of Maldives from 1575
Specials: South Central 7 Atolls 10 nights 3190

Emperor Voyager
Best of Maldives from 1526

Emperor Leo
Best of Maldives from 1225

Emperor Atoll
Manta Madness, Pelagic Magic, Best of Maldives from 1393

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

Come and meet Emperor Superior

November 18th, 2016 Comments off

0816 Emperor Serenity collage 300x300  Come and meet Emperor SuperiorShe’s proving really popular with guests and is brand new this year. Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. At 40 metres, she easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con.

You can enjoy open air dining area on the main deck and a range of sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner.

The upper deck has a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up that magical Maldivian atmosphere. The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a nap.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity’s large dhoni giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time. And, as with all Emperor liveaboards, she offers free Nitrox.

Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.

Dive routes includes Best of Maldives and Manta Madness.

Save money as a group!
When 11 pay, 1 goes free!

How about these to tempt you?
3 – 10 December 2016
Best of Maldives
€1995

7 – 14 January 2017
Manta Madness
€2016

26 March – 2 April 2017
Best of Maldives
€2345

>> Watch a super video here of the boat and diving

>> Discover more about Emperor Serenity here

Autumn Sale! Seriously super savings on Emperor Maldives liveaboards

October 19th, 2016 Comments off

0816 Emperor Serenity collage 300x300 Autumn Sale! Seriously super savings on  Emperor Maldives liveaboardsThe Autumn Sale is open – but only until 30 October – hurry!

Choose from their super offers available to book from now until 30 October. So be quick!

EMPEROR SERENITY
Brand new, 4 dive guides, complimentary wine with dinner
Best of Maldives: August from €1,649  May & October – November from €1,819
Save up to €200 per person

EMPEROR ORION
A firm favourite, 4 dive guides, complimentary wine with dinner
South Central 7 Atolls* from €2,263
Best of Maldives from €1,669
Save up to €200 per person

EMPEROR VIRGO
Stylish, 3 dive guides, limited to only 18 guests
Pelagic Magic: June from €1,579
Best of Maldives: August from €1,374  May & December from €1,749
Save up to €150 per person

EMPEROR LEO
Good value liveaboard luxury, spacious saloon, 24 guests
Deep South & Southern Sharks* from €2,328
South Central 7 Atolls* from €2,078
Best of Maldives: June – September from €1,349  October – December from €1,469
Save up to €200 per person

EMPEROR VOYAGER
Modern liveaboard with home comforts, large outside areas
Best of Maldives from €1,399

EMPEROR ATOLL
The ‘Divers’ boat, just 12 guests, two dive guides
Best of Maldives from €1,299

*Includes one or more domestic flight to/from Male

Email us today and book info@maldivesdivetravel.com

Emperor Serenity trip report and Sailfish! | 3 – 10 September

September 26th, 2016 Comments off

 

IMG 0084 Medium 300x400 Emperor Serenity trip report and Sailfish! | 3   10 September“It could not have been a more perfect ending to a wonderfully social evening; until we got back to the boat and within minutes a magnificent SAILFISH appeared hunting in the bright light!”

Emperor Serenity has now settled into life extremely well as the new flagship of Emperor Maldives. Her experienced crew has her in ship-shape fashion and, with the combined experience and knowledge of the dive team, makes sure guests enjoy both luxury and incredible diving. The dive team this week were Maldivians, Issey and Maseeh, joined by Stina and Craig.

LANKAN FINOLHU
What a way to start another week – MANTAS! We enjoyed a gentle drift along the reef to the cleaning station where we could see two of these beauties already midway through being cleaned by busy wrasses. Both of the mantas were clearly enjoying the attentions although every now and again it was obvious when tiny teeth nibbled too hard…and the mantas would shudder slightly. We settled into ringside sandy seats with our reef hooks dug in and watched the show…and then another three mantas appeared from behind us. This was brilliant – to watch five mantas as they glided effortlessly through the current, looping and swirling, pirouetting and rolling so close to our heads; awesome. Also super to see was the large hawksbill turtle eating coral and then testing out someone’s reef hook to see if it was worth eating!
Today we had some very fishy dives but it was mainly a shark day. On each of our three dives we enjoyed watching the large grey reef sharks patrol back and forth in the blue waters, whilst the black and white tips generally stayed at a safe distance behind them, hoping to pick up some dropped fishy morsels. At Miyaru Kandu we enjoyed a kaleidoscopic vista of schooling fish filling the watery sky. Everywhere we turned our heads we could see fish, fish and more fish. Several beautiful eagle rays flew quickly past at one stage adding to the sheer variety. It was great to see two large Napoleon wrasse as they bumbled along the reef in their own inimitable fashion. Oriental sweetlips in their dozens were spotted, their yellow, black and white colouring amplified in the sunshine which filtered through from above. Octopus, red tooth triggers, jack trevallies, scorpionfish, bannerfish and several giant dogtooth tunas were some of the highlights. But best of all today was the WHALE SHARK spotted briefly at Lux Beyru before he swiftly descended in to the murky dark depths.

DIDHOO CORNER
Not a site we dive too often but Issey suggested we jump in here this morning as, when the conditions are perfect, this is one of the most fishy dive sites, but not a lot of people know that! He was right – the conditions were almost perfect with just a sniff of a current and lovely visibility. Away from the reef we saw three types of sharks; greys, black tips and white tip reef sharks, all of which stayed out in the clear blue water watching us, watching them. The water was teeming with all manners of fish – snappers, Moorish idols, red tooth triggers, batfish, jacks; all of which were busy hunting, cleaning and generally doing what fish do! On the reef itself we found a few gloriously decorated nudibranchs, two very well camouflaged scorpionfish and zillions of tiny colourful reef fish darting in and out of the hard corals. Issey was right – a super fishy dive!

KUDA RAH THILA
Swimming around Kuda Rah this morning was an absolute joy! It’s a brilliant dive site at the best of times but this morning it seemed more amazing than usual. We were the only boat so revelled in having this to ourselves, although the volume of fish tended to push us out a bit! As we ascended into the shallows, after having spent some time exploring the lower edges of the thila, we saw the garden of soft anemones, all open and full of anemone fish guarding their territories with a passion. In the shallower water the light intensity increased almost exaggerating the full beauty of this superb site. Giant trevallies circled the thila looking out for lunch, whilst dogtooth tunas stayed back waiting for the menu to come to them. A couple of sharks were seen as they swam swiftly by, whilst the turtles munched on the top of the reef oblivious to us and our bubbles. Most of our guests ended their dive by the shallow coral block a short distance away from the thila where the tiny fishes were congregating; a lovely place to finish before drifting out into the blue and finally surfacing amidst the clouds of fusiliers.
The thunderous skies of the last week had cleared finally and we all breathed a sigh of relief. The sun was shining most days and this evening’s sunset was as if the horizon was on fire. It was BBQ time! We all loved eating under the stars with sand between our toes and the chatter over dinner was animated and full of laughter. As we departed this small sandbank and made our way back to the luxury of Emperor Serenity, talk dropped to nothing as we all gazed upwards to the most perfect of night time skies – the backdrop was a sheer velvety black scattered with bright stars. It could not have been a more perfect ending to a wonderfully social evening; until we got back to the boat and within minutes a magnificent SAILFISH appeared hunting in the bright light!

It is amazing how quickly a week flies by. We enjoyed some incredible diving and, with Craig’s knowledge of marine biology, learnt some new stuff about the underwater world. Lead by Stina and her calm nature and ready smile we sailed through the Maldivian atolls, whilst Maseeh and his quirky humour headed up the daily entertainment on board the dhoni going to and from the dive sites. Another brilliant trip on board Emperor Serenity.

Our thanks to Chapur Risley for these fantastic photos taken whilst on Serenity. See more of the photos here.

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Brand new and setting sail this July. Meet Emperor Serenity

May 18th, 2016 Comments off

Brand new for 2016 and bringing a class of her own to the Maldivian waters, Emperor Serenity is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This 40 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con.

AT A GLAN0516 serenity collage Medium 300x300 Brand new and setting sail this July. Meet Emperor SerenityCE
High quality, contemporary liveaboard
Choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas
Visit a local island for a BBQ under the stars
Dive with manta, man-sized nurse sharks & whale sharks
FREE Nitrox
4 dive guides
Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board

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 or having a nap.

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 as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.

Entertainment: There is a variety of nightly entertainment ranging from night dives, a BBQ on an inhabited island (subject to weather conditions and the route), watching films or simply relaxing on the sundeck comparing fish stories. A Male city tour is also included with a local guide upon request.

Book your dream diving holiday today!
Prices are per person for 7 nights sharing a twin/double cabin
30 Jul – 06 Aug         Manta Madness     1799  EUR 
06 Aug – 13 Aug        Best of Maldives    1799  EUR 
13 Aug  – 20 Aug       Manta Madness     1799  EUR 
20 Aug  – 27 Aug       Best of Maldives    1899  EUR 
27 Aug  – 03 Sep       Manta Madness      1799 EUR
03 Sep  – 10 Sep       Best of Maldives     1799  EUR

All sailings are Saturday to Saturday.

What’s included?
•    Shared cabin; 7 nights; 6 days’ diving, 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather allowing); unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee; total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive); guide, tanks, weights. Free Nitrox; return airport transfer; Government taxes and bed tax; Male city tour (on request); separate 19.8m diving dhoni
•    Not included: Flight, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices. WiFi – 20 USD per week, payable on board

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