MV Emperor Serenity - Maldives

  • Emperor Serenity
  • Emperor Serenity Sundeck
  • Dining Area Bar
  • Deck seating
  • Boat
  • Boat
  • Serenity Boat Aerial View
  • Salon
  • Salon
  • Food
  • Dinner
  • Viwe from Back - Boat
  • Dive


Emperor Serenity was built in 2016 and promises fine accommodation and service. The high quality 40m boat has a spa where guests can be pampered after an adrenaline filled day of diving, and the sundeck provides the perfect spot for sunbathing and stargazing.

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Twin or double cabin share
  • Full board & BBQ
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Up to 17 dives
  • Nitrox & Government taxes
  • Accommodates 26 divers
  • NEW super Spa on main deck
  • Diving dhoni & 4 dive guides
  • Spacious dining room & lounge
  • Local island BBQ under the stars
  • Wi-Fi (local charges) when in range

Built in 2016, Emperor Serenity is a high quality, contemporary liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is standard. This 40m boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-conditioning, the upper deck cabins comprise of 2 suites with a king-size double and single bed and 1 double with a single bed, the main deck also has 2 suites with a king-size double and single bed, and the lower deck cabins offers 5 doubles with a single bed and 3 standard doubles.

There is also a NEW super Spa on the main deck where guests can be pampered to their heart's content, and several sofas and tables inside the air-conditioned saloon ideal for relaxing or watching TV. Dining is inside the spacious air-conditioned dining room, and a complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner. The upper deck boasts a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just sunbathing, star gazing or just laying back and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian atmosphere.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity's large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board. She offers free NITROX, all diving and safety equipment and four dive guides. Divers can look forward to diving with manta, man-sized nurse sharks and whale sharks, and for the perfect end to the day enjoy a visit to a local island for a BBQ under the stars.

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin


  • Double bed
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

On the main deck there is 2 cabins all have a set up of a double and single bed. These all have an ensuite private bathroom and air conditioning. For couples whose select a room with an additional single this can be used as a sofa.

Lower Deck Double Stateroom

Lower Deck Double Stateroom


  • Double bed (lower) and a single bed (upper) bunk-style
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning unit
  • Hairdryers available on board by request

On the lower deck there are 5 rooms with a double bed and a single bed and 3 with a just a double bed. These all have an ensuite private bathroom and air conditioning. For couples whose select a room with an additional single this can be used as a sofa.

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom


  • 3 double with a single bed
  • Lots of private space
  • Located close to the sitting area
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

On the upper deck there are 3 rooms all with the set up of a double and single bed. These all have an ensuite private bathroom and air conditioning. For couples whose select a room with an additional single this can be used as a sofa.

  • Deep South and Southern Sharks

    Go in search of the Indian Ocean’s largest residents in February and March when possible sightings include tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks, whale sharks, hammerheads, and silkies. Enjoy drift diving on this trip, far away from the crowds.

    Pelagics – Channels – Wreck – Manta Cleaning Stations – Whale Sharks - Drifts
  • The Best of the Maldives

    This itinerary explores the most famous sites across Male and Ari atolls. Divers can hope to meet a wonderful mix of marine life including sharks, reef fish, and morays, the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so guests can get in the water and snorkel with these magnificent creatures.

    Pelagics – Manta Ray – Pinnacles – Reefs – Macro – Drifts – Channels
  • Hanifaru & North

    This trip runs from July to October when the iconic Hanifaru Bay has a greater flow of plankton creating a feeding frenzy for the beautiful mantas, providing what can be a truly spectacular snorkelling experience.

    Manta – Manta Cleaning Stations – Turtles – Pelagics - Drifts
  • Northern Highlights

    New information coming soon.

    New information coming soon.
  • Southern Shark Adventure

    New information coming soon.

    New information coming soon.

Diving the Maldives is year-round, with its hot tropical climate. The Maldives lies in the monsoon belt of the Indian Ocean and has quite a varied weather pattern although the temperature remains fairly constant. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally, the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July, and a plankton bloom in early May can cause lower visibility but attracts whale sharks and manta rays. The peak time to visit is generally November to March.

The Maldives is renowned for the large pelagics that visit the area and the reefs that form channels and lagoons, along with encounters with some of our ocean favourites such as whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, and hammerheads. There are also some stunning channels with beautiful soft corals, along with amazing pinnacles to be explored.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-November) Air 25-30°c / Sea 28-30°c

Average temperatures in Winter (December-April) Air 26-32°c / Sea 28-30°c

Daily indirect flights are available from many regional UK departures, operated by several airlines. Direct flights are also available at certain times of the year departing from Heathrow with a flight time of around 11 hours.

At point of enquiry our team will discuss the best priced flights and routes available for your chosen departure date. Airport transfers are included within your package.

Maldives liveaboards can easily be combined with a few nights on a resort, and often a city stopover. You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives.

The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency in The Maldives although Euros and US dollars are accepted onboard, along with VISA and Mastercard.
The time difference is GMT + 5 hours
Calling code +960
Plug types are D and G
Please follow this link for up-to-date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel

The meals onboard Serenity are served in the spacious air-conditioned diving room, usually buffet style. There is a good variety of local and International dishes to suit everyone, local food is traditionally a bit spicy! Fish is available, mostly frozen with a few fresh catches along the way. Water, tea, and coffee are complimentary. Soft drinks, fresh juices, and alcohol (cocktails, liquors, wine, and beer) are chargeable. A complimentry glass of wine is served with dinner.

For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please speak to a member of our team. Produce is sourced locally, therefore items such as, but not limited to; wholemeal pastas or flour, gluten free products or soya substitutes are not typically available.

Emperor Serenity has a licenced bar so you can purchase alcohol on board, but please be aware importing of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by Maldivian law. Bottles containing alcohol will be confiscated at customs upon arrival.

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