Here's how in dive guide years...
Chris 14, Mario 15, Issey 15, Alex 8, Daria 7, Arif 14, Iboo 8, Rus 7, Maseeh 5, Rauf 6
Meet a few of our fabulously knowledgeable dive guides
The Maldives' diving encyclopaedia; literally.
Chris has been diving here for 14 years.
Has an enviable fan base who respect him for ensuring every dive is special.
Maldives career started in 2002 on the famous safari boat, Keema, before joining Monsoon and then Constellation Fleet/Emperor in 2014.
Has a loyal band of constantly growing followers who quite literally follow him from boat to boat.
Known as a pioneer of the North of Maldives where he ran Monsoon, which was the first and only liveaboard for a long time.
Mario (Yoosuf Nixam)
Emperor's key Maldivian guide.
Born and bred here, Mario has worked in dive centres and liveaboards for 15 years.
Knows better than anyone about currents and where's best for marine life sightings.
He's a giver, helping to train our guiding team and always keen to share his knowledge and experience.
Also a qualified water sports instructor taking great pride in entertaining clients above and below the waves.
Makes sure every guest yearns to return for more fun and adventure.
A true Maldivian; proud of his nation's natural gems.
Known in the team as 'Boss'.
Been diving the Maldives since going with his Maldivian class mates from school in 1995.
Well known for his common sense and can-do approach.
These days getting wet less often (that's what having kids does).
But all that knowledge goes into making sure Emperor guests get the best from their trips.
Favourite dive site is Fushi Kandu in Laamu Atoll. Dive it on the South Central and Southern Sharks itineraries.
Most memorable diving moment; being in Maareehaa Kandu, Gaafu Alifu (Huvadhoo) on the Southern Sharks itinerary when a silky shark and two great hammerheads circled him and his group for 10 minutes. Scary and exciting rolled into one.
Book with the company that has the best insight to those Maldives dive sites.
And we have the largest liveaboard choice.
So much more here: www.emperormaldives.com