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Here's your choice of great itineraries, with a mix suitable for most levels of diver.
And did you know? We have a 21+ DIVES and MAX itinerary, which means if an itinerary has a 21+ DIVES then divers have managed 21 or more dives on a 7-day safari.
From Marsa Ghalib (Port Ghalib):
- Simply the Best
- South & St. Johns
- Brothers & Elphinstone
- Daedalus & Elphinstone
- Safaga, Brothers & Elphinstone
- Fury & Elphinstone
- Southern Sharks
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Had a fantastic week diving with our guide Tracy. Boat and ground crew were their usual helpful and friendly selves. Would recommend Emperor Divers Port Ghalib to anyone.
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.
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.
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.
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NEC Dive Show 2016
22/23 October, Birmingham
We do hope you can join us. The team is ready to give you the latest on the Red Sea and the Maldives.
Alex Bryant, MD of Emperor Maldives, has over a decade's experience of diving here and will be sharing this with you at a Seminar on diving this iconic area from our BIG fleet of six liveaboards.
Entitled "#MustBeMaldives; six of the best" you'll just have to come along to discover the best of the best!
Catch him from 14.50 - 15.20 on both Saturday and Sunday in Ocean Theatre 1.
And our whole team of dive guides really are the best in the area. Ready yourself for an entertaining 30 minutes of photos, anecdotes and interesting information to inspire you! He's also happy to take any questions (well, related to diving in the Maldives, of course).
Luke Atkinson will be here too, and what tales he and Tracy have to tell of diving the Red Sea this year. It's been the best diving for a decade. Discover more first hand at the Show.
The Emperor Atoll is a fine boat - we knew what to expect as we'd been on it last year. It's small and basic, but the food is lovely and the crew are great, which suits us fine.
Twelve divers means that there's less faff kitting up and fewer divers in the water. We get the impression that over the last few years operators have been moving towards bigger/more luxurious boats. To be honest, that's not what we're really looking for.
The small, basic end of things is good for us - and who actually needs a Jacuzzi after four hours in the water? We dived with Arif, who we'd also dived with last year, and he's one of my favourite dive guides - really nice and slow. Overall good diving with a couple of excellent manta encounters.
So, overall, very satisfied! We'll probably be looking for something for Easter next year, so will be in touch shortly about that..."
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.