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We have opened our first Maldives resort dive centre at Reveries Diving Village on Laamu, Gan Atoll. Here you can combine superb channel diving with a unique experience on a locally inhabited island.

Perfectly located on Laamu Atoll on the west coast of Gan, which is the Maldives’ southernmost atoll, Reveries Diving Village has full resort facilities on an inhabited local island with the chance to experience the ‘real Maldives’.

With its own private ‘bikini’ beach in front of the hotel, great channel and drift diving, sharks, mantas and masses of big stuff, this is the way to get in touch with local Maldives living.

Of course, it’s also the ideal way to combine a resort stay with one of our liveaboard trips (cruise & stay) in the south of the Maldives.

Diving from Laamu's untouched and remote location rarely disappoints with its rich diversity of life offering something for divers, snorkellers and beach lovers.

Our diving centre is located right on Reveries' beach front with access to a shallow, sandy lagoon suitable for beginner divers and divers wanting to refresh their skills. For the more experienced, there's the magical Maldives adrenalin-charged current diving.

Daily diving boats built in traditional style, known as dhonis, take guests to dive the nearby sites where a myriad of marine life awaits; hard corals, magical macro life and turtles swimming around the inner reef. Then there are the big pelagics, which can be enjoyed by divers with experience; eagle rays, snappers, nurse sharks, grey reef sharks, mantas and more.

Emperor Maldives consistently offers value, variety, quality, service, professionalism, easy booking, local knowledge, flexibility and fast response to guest requests, as seen in the myriad of 5 Star Feefo guest reviews.

For more info and images, visit the new resort here.

Email our incredibly friendly and helpful team at reservations@emperordivers.com 

 

Liveaboard lovelies and lovely offers too!

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Red Sea

06/09 - 13/09 | Emperor Asmaa | Famous Five | Was €999 / £869
Now €899 / £782

24/11 - 01/12 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €1149 / £1000
Now €999 / £869

07/12 - 14/12 | Emperor Superior | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €999 / £869
Now €849 / £739

17/01 - 24/01 | Emperor Asmaa | South & St John's | Was €799 / £695
Now €749 / £652

Maldives

18/08 - 25/08 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1199 / £1043

02/09 - 09/09 | Emperor Serenity | Manta Madness | Was €1879 / £1635
Now €1599 / £1391

16/09 - 23/09 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1879 / £1635
Now €1249 / £1087

13/10 - 20/10 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | Was €1699 / £1478
Now €1599 / £1391

24/11 - 01/12 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1749 / £1522
Now €1599 / £1391

09/12 - 16/12 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1249 / £1087

23/12 - 30/12 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1849 / £1609

20/01 - 27/01 | Emperor Virgo | Sharktastic | Was €1799 / £1565
Now €1649 / £1435

Indonesia

12/01 - 21/01 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2269 / £1974

16/07 - 23/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

09/08 - 16/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

25/08 - 01/09 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2299 / £2000

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives & Indonesia

» Book online here

 

Hot Summer Offers

Wondering whether to stay or go? If you're enjoying this heatwave then the temptation to find cooling waters with refreshing sea breezes could be very tempting indeed.

How about these two 'last minute but I need to go' offers?

Red Sea
18 - 25 August
Emperor Echo
Red Sea Sharks itinerary
£695/ €799

Maldives
19 - 26 August
Emperor Serenity
Best of Maldives itinerary
£1435 / €1649

Speak to our Reservations Team today and get on your way!

 

Maldives Manta Madness 'gone mad'

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Manta Madness Maldives

 

The mantas are as good as 'sold out' for 2018 - well at least on our 'Manta Madness' itinerary on Emperor Serenity!

Just two dates left:

19 - 26 August
£1435 / €1649

02 - 09 September
£1391 / €1599

If you can't make those dates then book ahead to 2019 and enjoy looking forward to a very special holiday!

Discover all the delightful dates here that promise you a holiday of a lifetime! Or have a chat with our equally delightful Reservations Team. You can email too!

 

 

Fab video from Emperor Virgo in the Maldives

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Thanks to Andreas Schumacher for this super video taken from Emperor Virgo on his Maldives 'Sharktastic' trip recently.

 

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Watch the video here

Andreas sent us this little report too;

"Starting at North Malé and then South Malé before going further south down to Vaavu and Meemu. We cruised west to South Ari, Nord Ari and back to Malé.

We had some good shark action on almost every dive, greys reef sharks, nurse sharks, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks and a whale shark out in the blue. Schools of jacks, batfish, barracudas, eagle rays and some turtles but also lots of small stuff like ghost-pipe fish, nudibranchs, a leaf fish and of course plenty of anemones with their clownfish and its cleaner shrimps.

The week on Emperor Virgo was such fun! Great dive guides and crew! Excellent company.”

» Discover more about Emperor Virgo here

Emperor Atoll's amazing 'Sharktastic' video!

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Andreas Schumacher took this fabulous video whilst on
Emperor Atoll's Sharktastic trip and wrote this report …
 
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"We started in North Malé to South Malé then further south to Vaavu and Meemu and back to Malé.
 
In Alimatha we had our first shark encounters on the first day. We saw many very big nurse sharks, huge sting rays and some black tip sharks. A spectacular dive.
 
In Meemu Atoll we had quite good current with big schools of jacks, eagle rays and many young grey reef sharks. Using a reef hook made this dive quite comfortable and drifiting into the channel was just fun! No wonder why the call Vanhuravalhi Kandu 'Happy corner'. In the channels we spotted some turtles and saw plenty of colourful anemones with their clown fish.
 
After sharks sightings on almost every dive we dove Kurali and watched some manta rays getting cleaned.
 
In Vaavu we had gorgeous soft corals in Fotteyo and Golden Wall. We were accompanied by some curious batfish, barracudas and turtles. On a night dive we had tons of small stuff like nudibranches, ghost-pipe fish, cleaning shrimps, mating octopus and a Spanish dancer!
 
Emperor Atoll is the smallest Emperor Liveaboard in the Maldives. I really love the salon that looks like a british library and with only 12 guests it was a very both friendly and familiar. The Crew is just lovely and made this trip unforgettable! High recommended company."
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emperor Voyager video | Best of Maldives

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Andreas Schumacher took this fabulous video from the air, from the boat and from below the water whilst on Emperor Voyager and wrote this trip report …

 

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“We started in North Malé the to South Malé and further south to Vaavu and Meemu with some cruising west to South Ari, North Ari and back to Malé. In Vaavu Atoll we had gorgeous soft corals and lots of fish. We saw schools of jacks, batfish, barracudas and turtles.

The dive guides pointed out small stuff like nudibranchs, ghost-pipe fish, leaf fish, some octopus and, of course, plenty of colourful anemones. We had great shark and eagle ray encounters. In South Ari Atoll we watched out for whale sharks first cruising with the dhoni and then during the dive.

After an interesting seminar about manta rays we dove Rangali and saw plenty of in one spot. Almost impossible to count. In Ari Atoll we did the Kudhimaa Wreck, which is also known as Machafushi Wreck. A really nice wreck, which is easy to dive and with a bit of luck you can find sleeping nurse sharks.

At the end of the trip we did Fish Head in North Ari Atoll, which has huge schools of yellow snappers; maybe the biggest population in the world.

Emperor Voyager is a really comfortable liveaboard with a massive yet cosy salon and open bar area. All meals are served outside, which gives a perfect feeling of a holiday on the Maldives. Highlight was a breath-taking sunset on the barbecue island.

The week on Emperor Voyager was just stunning! Great dive guides and crew! Excellent company.”

Thanks Andreas!

Want to find out more? Email our incredibly friendly and helpful team at reservations@emperordivers.com or visit our Maldives website and Emperor Voyager now.

Emperor Voyager Offer!

Best of Maldives
June - July €1199 / £1044

August – early September €1299 / £1130

 

Lovely liveaboard offers

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Red Sea

10/08- 17/08 | Emperor Elite | Famous Five | Was €1199 / £1043
Now €819 / £713

17/08 - 24/08 | Emperor Elite | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €969 / £843
Now €769 / £669

29/11 - 06/12 | Emperor Asmaa | South and St Johns | Was €999 / £869
Now €899 / £782

07/12 - 14/12 | Emperor Elite | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €1069 / £930
Now €849 / £739

25/01 - 01/02 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €849 / £739
Now €799 / £695

Maldives

07/07 - 14/07 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1417
Now €1299 / £1130

05/08 – 12/08 | Emperor Serenity| Best of Maldives | Was €1849 / £1609
Now €1649 / £1435

08/09 - 15/09 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1299 / £1130

14/10 - 21/10 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1849 / £1609

11/11 - 18/11 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1949 / £1696

09/12 – 16/12 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1217
Now €1299 / £1130

23/12 – 30/12 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1899 / £1652

Indonesia

30/07 - 06/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2199 / £1913

24/08 - 31/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2129 / £1852

09/01 - 16/01 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2099 / £1826

05/07 - 12/07 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2305 / £2005

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives & Indonesia

» Book online here or email reservations@emperordivers.com

 

 

 

Liveaboard lovelies on offer

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Indonesia Liveaboard Offer

Red Sea

24/08 - 31/08 | Emperor Elite | Famous Five | Was €1119 / £974
Now €969 / £843

15/09 - 22/09 | Emperor Superior | Famous Five | Was €1099 / £956
Now €899 / £782

29/11 - 06/12 | Emperor Asmaa | South and St Johns | Was €999 / £869
Now €899 / £782

07/12 - 14/12 | Emperor Elite | Brothers, Safaga & Elphinstone | Was €1069 / £930
Now €849 / £739

25/01 - 01/02 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | Was €849 / £739
Now €799 / £695

Maldives

23/06 - 30/06 | Emperor Leo | Pelagic Magic | Was €1699 / £1478
Now €1329 / £1156

07/07 - 14/07 | Emperor Virgo | Best of Maldives | Was €1629 / £1417
Now €1299 / £1130

14/07 - 21/07 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | Was €1499 / £1304
Now €1299 / £1130

16/09 - 23/09 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | Was €1399 / £1217
Now €1249 / £1087

14/10 - 21/10 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1849 / £1609

11/11 - 18/11 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | Was €2049 / £1783
Now €1949 / £1696

Indonesia

30/07 - 06/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Komodo National Park | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2299 / £2000

24/08 - 31/08 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €1999 / £1739

16/11 - 23/11 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2484 / £2161
Now €2099 / £1826

09/01 - 16/01 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | Was €2590 / £2253
Now €2099 / £1826

» Click here for more offers: Red Sea | Maldives & Indonesia

» Book online here

 

Emperor Virgo's aerial video

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Thanks to Andreas Schumacher for this super video taken from Emperor Virgo on his Maldives 'Sharktastic' trip recently.

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Watch the video here

Andreas sent us this little report too;

"Starting at North Malé and then South Malé before going further south down to Vaavu and Meemu. We cruised west to South Ari, Nord Ari and back to Malé.

We had some good shark action on almost every dive, greys reef sharks, nurse sharks, blacktip and whitetip reef sharks and a whale shark out in the blue. Schools of jacks, batfish, barracudas, eagle rays and some turtles but also lots of small stuff like ghost-pipe fish, nudibranchs, a leaf fish and of course plenty of anemones with their clownfish and its cleaner shrimps.

The week on Emperor Virgo was such fun! Great dive guides and crew! Excellent company.”

» Discover more about Emperor Virgo here

 

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