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Emperor Maldives has new exciting dive trips to sail to the southerly Maldives atolls and dive into the shark action in these out-of-the-way southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Laamu.

From February to April, spend time away from the madding crowds and dive Foammulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for the Indian Ocean's larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks and whale sharks.

Guests can choose to travel either from Male to Huvadhoo to join their liveaboard or from Huvadhoo to Male. Expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks around Foamulah. At Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for even more shark sightings including hopefully whale sharks and silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks spotted most of the time. There are swift channel dives with several kandus; Vilingilli, Nilandhoo, Mareehaa and Kondeey, as well as reef thila dives; Gazeera and Vaadhoo.

This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) looking for 'away from it all and different' diving with quite a focus on drift diving.

Liveaboards operating these routes are Emperor Virgo and Emperor Leo, both with fine accommodation and service as standard. Included is full board, free Nitrox, local transfers.

A video showing the amazing diving on this route can be seen here. 

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

The 7-night trip is £1978.80/€2328.00 per person sharing a standard twin berth cabin. 10-night trips are also available. Prices do not include international flights.

Emperor Maldives consistently offers value, variety, quality, service, professionalism, easy booking, handy local knowledge, flexibility and fast response to guest requests as well as popular purpose-built liveaboards.

For more, visit maldives.emperordivers.com/ or email info@emperordivers.com

 

5 star customer service | Fact

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5 star reviews

Thank you to all our guests who have used Emperor Divers Red Sea and Emperor Maldives and shared their feedback via Feefo, a global ratings and reviews provider of genuine guest feedback.

Feefo generates feedback that you can trust. And we now have a dedicated logo to promote the fact - well, why hide lights under bushels?

If you have a moment, you can read lots of guest reviews here.


Emperor Orion | Wreck, sharks, turtle, mantas

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Treat yourself to a little chill time with this video from dive guide, Marc Chicano on Emperor Orion.
 
This was the Best of Maldives from 30 October - 5 November complete with wreck, sharks, turtle and mantas. And many happy guests.
 

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What a bonus for guests on Emperor Serenity 03 – 10 December and Emperor Leo 11 - 18 December. Travel with Emperor Maldives and improve your photography with Jordi Chias, (www.uwaterphoto.com), a professional photographer with more than 15 years of experience.

The highly acclaimed photographer will be onboard and offering a FREE mini Photography Workshop for guests who would like to improve their underwater and general photography.

With work published in many different media and recognized with prominent mentions in various competitions, among them the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Jordi has a wealth of knowledge that guests can tap into during the week.

Do you like underwater photography?

Do you want to get the most out of your camera?

Do you want to learn with the assistance of the best professionals?

Jordi, one of the most internationally awarded Spanish photographers, who also speaks fluent English, will hold a specialized workshop with special focus on large animals such as mantas and whale sharks.

He will teach different techniques as well as advising on the most suitable gear to get the best results.

During the trip Jordi will give daily talks, reviews and comments on guests’ images in order to improve results. He will also share techniques to help guests with computer picture processing, at basic level, so they can process their own pictures.

Guests must bring their own cameras.

Also, although not a speciality, Jordi can help improve video.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hone photography skills for free!

For more on Emperor Maldives visit www.emperormaldives.com or email reservations@emperordivers.com today to secure your place.

Action-packed video from Maldives' Deep South

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1016 deep south stills collage.jpgOh boy! Does Emperor Maldives have an action-packed Deep South adventure waiting for you!

Mantas, whale sharks, dolphins, sharks and so much more.

Take an Emperor Maldives’ Deep South route and dive the southern atolls. This is one special route with action-packed marine appearances!

>> Watch the video here and prepare to be happy.

Then be even happier and come and see for yourself!
www.emperormaldives.com/liveaboards-routes-deep-south.php

And we have a New Year special offer for South Central 7 Atolls.
NINE days on Emperor Orion for just £2,240 / €2,575.
Amazing value so book soon.

 

Autumn Sale - not just for the NEC Dive Show

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Here's a taster but click here for ALL the offers.
 
Maldives Liveaboards - up to 25% 
Save up to £174 / 200 pp
 
Red Sea Liveaboards - up to 25% 
Save up to £191 / 220 pp
 
 
 
DIVING – Buy One Get One FREE
Marsa Alam: Buy 5 days’ boat diving for €300 / £260 and get your buddy’s free
El Gouna: Buy one 5 days’ dive diving for €230 / £200 and get your buddy’s free
 
ADD more value to your diving
When you book a 5 day dive pack, add our ‘All-In’ package where we’ve bundled in your lunch and drinks on board, 3 x 3rd dives, the daily Environmental Tax and even included 12 litre Nitrox for FREE!
Add ‘All-In’ to 5 days’ boat diving for just €115 / £100.
 
Valid on new bookings received between 15 to 30 October only.
 

 
STOP PRESS!
Ask about our FREE Photo Workshops in the Maldives on Emperor Serenity and Emperor Leo.
Email reservations@emperordivers.com

 

Liveaboard offer in the
Red Sea and the Maldives

RED SEA from €649 / £552

23 - 30 Sep

Emperor Elite, Simply the Best

€749 / £637

26 Nov - 03 Dec

Emperor Superior, Get Wrecked

€799 / £679

09 - 16, 16 - 23 & 23 - 30 Dec

Emperor Elite, Reefs & Wrecks

€699 / £594

16 - 23 Dec

Emperor Asmaa, South & St Johns

€649 / £552


MALDIVES from €1,399 / £1,189

18 - 25 Sep

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives

€1,499 / £1,274

24 Sep - 01 Oct

Emperor Voyager, Best of Maldives

€1,399 / £1,189

09 - 16 Oct

Emperor Orion, Best of Maldives

€1,689 / £1,436

15 - 22 Oct

Emperor Voyager, Best of Maldives

€1,599 / £1,359

16 - 23 Oct

Emperor Leo, Best of Maldives

€1,499 / £1,274

12 - 26 Nov (14 nights)

Emperor Serenity, Best of Maldives

€3,999 / £3,399

Above offer prices are available on a limited number of places per sailing and subject to availability and based on the exchange rate at time of issue.

Contact our helpful Reservations Team
 

Dive the Maldives on our 'best of the best', Emperor Serenity. New for 2016 and already a big hit with guests who are giving her a big thumbs up with comments on our Facebook page:

"Just had two weeks on this. Rather nice I have to say. We were in this room as well. Get it booked you know you want to." [Mark Winter]

and

"I can 100% confirm that this boat and its staff are amazing!!! We had a brilliant time in total luxury! ??." [Liz Jackson]

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Make your Christmas sparkly bright this year and book Emperor Serenity in good time so you get the best choice of flights and prices! We promise festive fun and super diving!

How about these dates which include 7 nights in shared cabin, 6 days diving, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on local island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive), guide, tanks, weights. PLUS FREE Nitrox, return airport transfer, Government taxes and bed tax, Male city tour (on request), separate diving dhoni. Only things not included are your flights, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.

3 – 10 December

Best of Maldives

€1,999 / £1,699

10 – 17 December

Best of Maldives

€1,843 / £1,567

17 – 24 December

Best of Maldives

€1,843 / £1,567

24 – 31 December

Best of Maldives

€2,179 / £1,852

 

Get a group together and see what you can save...

Now - 26 November

 All other sailings

6 pay + 1 free
12 pay + 2 free
18 pay + 3 free
22 pay + 4 free

11 pay + 1 free
16 pay + 2 free
19 pay + 3 free
22 pay + 4 free

 

And remember, non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board. PLUS, you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner on both Emperor Serenity and Emperor Orion. Pure relaxation!

» Discover so much more about Emperor Serenity here

Maldives spotlight on Emperor Leo

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Sailing into her fourth season, Emperor Leo has undergone some sweeping changes over the summer months.

With a modernised look and the use of light and bright colours, Emperor Leo will stand out in the Emperor Fleet as another ‘flagship’ liveaboard.

A newly added upper deck cabin offers outstanding ocean views, with a total of three superior cabins on the upper deck, each with direct access to the open patio area.

All cabins have undergone a transformation and offer guests a stylish and comfortable haven. With compact, modern bathrooms, the accommodation is of hotel standard and service.

Whilst features in the lounge and dining area have been updated, they reflect her traditional décor and returning guests will enjoy the fine level of improvements. Utilising the wood design of bar and dining area, the whole space welcomes the Maldivian sunlight, mirrored in the colourful accessories and luxuriously large sofas.

Not only has the boat undergone changes but in order to stay abreast of culinary expectation, Emperor’s professional chefs are interchanged across the Fleet in order to provide contemporary and innovative international cuisine.

Emperor Leo lays claim to having one of the most experienced dive guides leading the choice of trips in the Maldives; Chris Trickey. For over 15 years, Chris has headed diving trips here and he truly knows where to dive, how to dive and how to make the best out of your trip. He is renowned throughout the diving industry and guests return trip after trip specifically to dive under his guidance.

Experience and knowledge continues with the years of Maldivian maritime experience and familiarity from Captain Ahmed. Having taken command of Emperor Leo several years ago, he carries a calm and reassuring presence, sailing the boat through the Atolls whilst running the team of professional chefs, housekeepers, barmen and crew with unflappable skill.

To ensure memorable diving, it is essential to have an exceptional dhoni captain. MV Sirina accompanies Emperor Leo, acting as the diving platform from which to enjoy the magical waters and giving more room on the ‘mother ship’. Captain Niyaz, a man who hails from the southern Atolls, has navigated the Maldivian waters both north and south. His unsurpassable knowledge of the dive sites needs to be seen to be believed – his promise to direct the boat to the best possible drops is legendary.

Emperor Leo sails Best of Maldives, South Central 7 Atolls, Deep South & Southern Sharks and offers group discounts up to 20 pay and four go free.  

Discover more about Emperor Leo and diving in the Maldives here.

Dive a December Maldives with Emperor Serenity

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We're offering a sparkly bright December this year – and a festive Christmas time too – diving the Maldives.

Our Best of Maldives route just got better when the brand new Emperor Serenity is booked in good time to get the best choice of flights and prices.

These dates include 7 nights in shared cabin, 6 days diving, 3 meals a day, afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on local island, unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive), guide, tanks, weights. Plus free Nitrox, return airport transfer, Government taxes and bed tax, Male city tour (on request), separate diving dhoni. Only things not included are flights, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.

3 - 10 December          Best of Maldives         €1,999 / £1,699

10 - 17 December        Best of Maldives         €1,843 / £1,567

17 - 24 December        Best of Maldives         €1,843 / £1,567

24 - 31 December        Best of Maldives         €2,179 / £1,852

Emperor Serenity is a high quality, contemporary liveaboard with a choice of spacious dining and relaxation areas. Guests can hope to dive with manta, man-sized nurse sharks and whale sharks.

For more visit Emperor Serenity here or email reservations@emperordivers.com

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