All trips include free Nitrox for qualified divers, park and port fees, no fuel surcharges and a free glass of wine with dinner.

Why you should choose Emperor Explorer:
Included in the trip price is Free Nitrox for qualified divers, park and port fees and a free glass of wine with dinner, no hidden extras.
There is Satellite internet available on board and a large deck area and multiple relaxation areas including a Jacuzzi.
The boat is steel hulled and twin engined and there is a beach barbecue each trip and diving groups are kept small and the boat is equipped with full safety equipment.
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives

Emperor Explorer is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard where fine accommodation and service is more than delivered.
This 42 metre boat easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con. Add to that her Spa, spacious diving and relaxation areas and she's a winner.
On the Upper deck there are 2 double / twin cabins with a single bed and 1 double bed and 1 double cabin, on the main deck cabins there are 2 double / twin cabins with a single bed and a double bed and the lower deck cabins features 5 double/twin cabins with a single bed and a large double bed and 3 double bed cabins.

Enjoy open air dining area at the stern of the main deck or the several sofas and tables that await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine served with dinner. The upper deck boasts a covered, open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian ambience.
The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a reviving nap.
Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.
Read the guest reviews

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Emperor Explorer - schedule

Emperor Explorer - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:

3 meals per day, afternoon snacks,
Free Nitrox to qualified divers,
Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee,
Complimentary glass of wine with dinner,
17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the arrival/departure day),
Tanks, weights,
Service of experienced Dive Guides,
Transfers for boarding and disembarking – Set times,
GST 16% and Green Tax,
1 BBQ night on a local island (if the weather and route conditions allow),
Land visit (unguided, transfers arranged upon request)

The trip price does not include:

International or other domestic flights,
Diving Equipment,
15 litre tanks and other tank requests must be pre-ordered,
Alcohol and soft drinks,
GST for any on onboard charges,
All other services which are not included in the "The trip price includes" section.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Single Traveller information
Emperor Liveaboards guarantees same sex cabin share on all their Liveaboards.
If they can’t place you in a cabin with with someone of the same sex then they will give you a cabin all to yourself with no single supplement charge applied.
If you are a single traveller and would like to guarantee the larger double bed in a twin share cabin, a €35 per week supplement is charged to secure the larger bed.

If you would like to guarantee a single cabin for yourself then a single supplement charge of 50% of the price of the other place in the cabin would be applied.
For example if the trip is €2000 per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin, to secure the cabin to yourself you would need to pay the regular €2000 + (€2000 x 50% = €1,000) = €3,000 total for your own single cabin.
If you are happy to share with another same sex diver then the price would be just the regular retail rate of €2000 per person.

If you book any trip at least 9 months in advance you can also take advantage of a 20 Euro on-board voucher and a chance for a FREE upgrade on selected departures (subject to availability on your arrival).
Non-divers are very welcome, the price is the same as divers but you get a free snorkelling kit to use + $50 voucher to spend on board.

Group Booking Advantages - Free of charge persons
January - April: 7 pay and 1 free, 14 pay and 2 free, 23 pay and 3 free.
All other dates: 5 pay and 1 free, 10 pay and 2 free, 18 pay and 3 free, 22 pay and 4 free.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard), Revolut pay, Wise, Bank transfer or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Diving Equipment Rentals per week in USD paid on board
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $271
Regulator with octopus $69
Computer $82
BCD $69
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $57
Mask $19
Fins $25

Diving Courses paid on board
Advanced Open Water $466
Adventure dives (Deep, Drift, Night & Wreck) $101 per dive
Nitrox Diver $284

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Emperor Explorer - Video

Emperor Explorer - cabins

Emperor Exlporer is a 42 metre boat for 26 guests in 13 well-appointed ensuite cabins all with air-con.
Upper deck: 2 suites with a king-size double, 2 cabins with twin beds
Main deck: 2 suites with a king-size double and single bed
Lower deck: 5 cabins with a double and a single bed and 2 cabins with a double bed only
All twins have beds are side by side, not bunk bed style, add to that her Spa, spacious diving and relaxation areas and she’s a winner.

  • Lower Deck Double or Twin cabin

  • Lower Deck Double Cabin

  • Lower Deck Bathroom

  • Main Deck Double or Twin Suite

  • Upper Deck Double or Twin Cabin

  • Upper Deck Double Suite

Lower Deck Double or Twin Cabin
The Lower Deck Double or Twin cabins are approximately 11-12sqm with port holes, a double and a single bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection and an Ensuite bathroom with shower
This cabin can be a Double or Twin share cabin.
All cabins have Air-conditioning, 2 cabin towels per guest and a hairdryer is available upon request.

Lower Deck Double Cabin
The Lower Deck Double cabins are approximately 9sqm with port holes, a double bed and a flat screen TV with a USB connection and an Ensuite bathroom with shower.
All cabins have Air-conditioning, 2 cabin towels per guest and a hairdryer is available upon request.

Main Deck Double or Twin Suite
The Main Deck Double or Twin Suites are approximately 18sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double bed and a single bed and a flat screen TV with a USB connection and an Ensuite bathroom with shower.
This Suite can be a Double or Twin share cabin.
All cabins have Air-conditioning, 2 cabin towels per guest and a hairdryer is available upon request.

Upper Deck Double or Twin Cabin
The Upper Deck Double or Twin Cabins are approximately 9sqm with sea view windows, a double and single bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection and an Ensuite bathroom with shower
This cabin can be a Double or Twin share cabin.
All cabins have Air-conditioning, 2 cabin towels per guest and a hairdryer is available upon request.

Upper Deck Double Suite
The Upper Deck Double Suites are approximately 14.5sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double bed and a flat screen TV with a USB connection and an Ensuite bathroom with shower.
All cabins have Air-conditioning, 2 cabin towels per guest and a hairdryer is available upon request.

Emperor Explorer - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Maldives Diving
When is the Best time to Go / Maldives Dive Seasons
About Maldives Diving and the Dive Sites
How to get to the Maldives
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Emperor Explorer - itineraries

Due to the many and varied itineraries we have provided links to the PDF forms for each trip

The Best of the Maldives
Deep South and Southern Sharks
South Central
Hanifaru and the North
Sharktastic

Arrival and departure questions and answers..

What is the ideal check in time ? - Emperor arranges transfers direct from the airport to the boat at 12:00 (12pm) and 16:00 (4pm) on the day of departure and both timings are offered free of charge so the perfect time is just before eiter of these transfers
Guests who use the midday transfer accept that the boat may not be fully cleaned or ready just yet due to the previous guests having departed that morning.
A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch.
If you are already in the Maldives, you should make your way to the airport for the 16:00 transfer.

What is the earliest check in time ? - 12pm, boarding may not be possible before 12:00 (12pm) due to the boat still being re-stocked and cleaned.

What is the latest check in time ? - Guests can arrive anytime on the arrival day but any transfer outside of the times above may incur an small extra charge

Where are you met on the day of boarding ? - Guests arriving at Male Airport on the “check-in” day will be met by a representative of Emperor Maldives who will be wearing an Emperor Maldives T-Shirt and holding an Emperor Maldives sign.
The meeting point is near the Help / Information Desk.

Is there a check out dive on the boarding day or it is the following morning ? - There is no diving on the arrival day.

What time does diving end on the day before check out (how many dives on the last day) ? - The last dive finishes by about 8am on the day before departure aloowing flying the following day and the boat moors near Male mid-afternoon the day before your departure and remains there overnight until check-out from the boat the following morning.

What time is check out on the last day ? - Check out is at 07:00 and guests will be in the airport by 07:30.

If you would like to arrive the day before your trip it is possible to stay in the Airport hotel which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay in another guesthouse on Hulhule Island for the night, we don’t recommend booking somewhere in Male as this involves a ferry or taxi ride to the next island and as it is the capital it is noisy and crowded and probably not what you would enjoy.
Planes do not fly late into the night so you will be able to sleep.
The boat moors in port on the arrival day and overnight on the first night, departing early on the morning following the check-in day.

Departure from the boat on the final day.
The boat moors near Male mid-afternoon the day before your departure date and remains in there overnight until check-out from the boat the following morning.
Check out is at 07:00 and guests will be in the airport by 07:30.
For guests continuing their holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, your on-going transfers need to be arranged by you from the airport.
The boat will not be able to arrange direct transfers from the liveaboard to resorts.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Emperor Explorer - Other info

Tips
Gratuities are encouraged but are voluntary and based upon the quality of service your crew has provided. When settling your bill at the end of the charter, there will be 2 envelopes for gratuities, 1 for Dive Crew and 1 for Boat Crew, which will be divided equally among the respective members.

Communication
Emperor Explorer is equipped with satellite phone and internet, therefore, it is in constant communication with the outside world.
In the event of an emergency, family and friends may contact you at the above numbers.

Special occassions
If there is a special occasion such as Birthday or an anniversary coming up during the trip please let us know in advance. We are delighted to arrange a cake, which will be provided complimentary by the Company.

Electricity:
Plugs are the type G and 3 prongs. Emperor Explorer has 220V and 110V to accommodate a variety of guests’ requirements.