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This popular liveaboard and her crew give a personalised welcome to small groups of no more than 12 guests. Built to high, comfortable standards she measures 26 metres and accommodates guests in 6 twin-berth cabins, all with air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
Emperor Atoll is perfect as a 'liveaboard taster' giving you the opportunity to try life onboard before moving onto larger liveaboards without compromising on dive sites or sightings.
With no more than 12 guests on-board, diving centres and small groups are able to charter the boat exclusively for themselves.
The itineraries with Emperor Atoll have no long crossings and, with only one deck, she is more stable with less 'roll'.
Dive sites are reached direct from the boat or by an accompanying dhoni. After August 2015 Emperor Atoll will have a dive deck and operate a 6m Zodiac. 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.
Emperor Atoll is rebreather-friendly and also offers free NITROX.
Single Travellers Guarantee: We guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Atoll. If we can't 'room' you with someone of the same sex and a cabin is free then we will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.
The MV Emperor Atoll accommodates 12 passengers in six air-conditioned cabins, all with private bathrooms.
On the main deck, a large saloon with four separate seating and table areas is a comfortable space where you can relax. The saloon has a 38" LCD flat screen TV with multi-system home theatre surround sound. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts there are plenty of recharging points and edit playback facilities.
WiFi is available when in range of a signal, charged per week. The DVD and book library includes an interesting selection of marine life material.
From the aft deck, steps lead to the large, partially shaded sun deck where there are comfortable adjustable sun loungers and bed mats. This is a great place to enjoy a sundowner and discuss the day’s diving.
On the aft deck there is a large swim platform with ladder giving easy access to the water. There are fresh water showers and camera wash tanks.
- Flights & Transfers
Direct flights from Gatwick to Male are included in your package. Alternative departure airports may be available, please contact us for further information.
Transfers are also included and you will be met by the representative at the airport. The transfer times on the day of embarkation are 11:00, 16:00 and 22:30. On your last day check out from the boat is at 7am and 9am, and you will be at the airport at 7.30 and 9.30am respectively.
- Daily Schedule
Throughout the course of the week you can expect to do a total of 17 dives, so 2-3 dives per day.
For all diving sites visited en route your dive guides will give you a detailed and comprehensive dive briefing before you enter the water. There will be a minimum of two guides on board. All divers are required to dive in a buddy team; should you be a single diver a buddy will be allocated onboard.
- Food & Drink
Emperor Atoll is fully licensed to sell soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day.
In good weather, meals are taken on the open foredeck table. The food is renowned for its excellent quality with an impressive variety of both local and European dishes.If you have special dietary needs, please let us know in advance.
Please note all onboard purchases are subject to a 12% sales tax.
- Optional Activities
Why not combine 7 nights on a liveaboard with an island holiday? The Maldives is ideally suited for liveaboards and there's no doubt that if you want the very best of the diving, whatever the time of year, you need to stay aboard a boat.
Add to this an island stay on one of the stunning tropical resorts and you have the ideal combination of diving and relaxation. You can choose to relax on the resort island before or after your liveaboard and your combination can include any number of days on an island tailored to suit your preferences.
- Courses & Equipment
Full equipment hire is available to rent buy must be pre-booked in advance, please contact us for prices. Please note you are required to dive at all times with an SMB and dive computer.
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