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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!

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June - July €1199 / £1044

August – early September €1299 / £1130

 

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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

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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

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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

 

 

From recent guest, Erick Miralbell Estepa, in Barcelona...

"Thanks to Emperor Serenity Crew for an incredible week! (16/04- 22/04 2018).

We have spent some unforgettable days with friends (the ones we took and the ones we have made there) in the Emperor Serenity.

A fabulous crew, they have gone out of their way to make the trip to our liking, they have done everything possible to make us enjoy the wonders of the Maldives: sharks (white tips, black tips, grey, nurse, whale shark), mantas, eagles, turtles, Napoleon, etc.

Special mention for Nuria and Yaqui, great professionals, and amazing people! Thank you both for your patience and dedication!

If luck ever brings us back to Maldives, it will surely be accompanied by Emperor Divers!"

Emperor Serenity

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Tiger sharks 'keep turning up' in the Maldives

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They're becoming a popular sighting from lots of our liveaboards including Emperor Atoll during our Sharktastic trip.

The guides tell us they have been encountering a tiger shark for the past few weeks on the check dive! Let's hope it stays around. As we said, lots of boats have been seeing it as the check dive is close to Hulhumale. Rather a super check dive!

Enjoy this video of a tremendous tiger shark filmed recently in North Male Atoll.

» Discover more about our Sharktastic trips here - From just £1130 / €1299

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Red Sea - SAVE up to 25%

08-15 June 2018 | Emperor Superior | Reefs & Wrecks | was €949/£885
now €730/£650 (save 25%)

24-31 August 2018 | Emperor Elite | Famous Five | was €1119/£996
now €869/£773 (save 22%)

09-11 November 2018 | Emperor Elite | South and St Johns | was €1119/£995
now €899/£800 (save 20%)

08-15 March 2019 | Emperor Superior | South & St John's | was €899/£800
now €749/£666 (save 25%)

22-29 March 2019 | Emperor Echo | Famous Five | was €949/£885
now €849/£756 (save 10%)

Maldives - SAVE up to 30%

06-13 May 2018 | Emperor Atoll | Pelagic Magic | was €1569/£1396
now €1249/£1112 (save 20%)

23-30 June 2018 | Emperor Voyager | Best of Maldives | was €1499/£1334
now €1349/£1201 (save 20%)

14-21 July 2018 | Emperor Leo | Best of Maldives | was €1529£1360
now €1199/£1067 (save 22%)

23-30 Sept 2018 | Emperor Atoll | Best of Maldives | was €1399/£1245
now €1119/£1067 (save 20%)

04-11 Nov 2018 | Emperor Serenity | Best of Maldives | was €2049/£1923
now €1435/£1277 (save 30%)

13-20 January 2019 | Emperor Virgo | Sharktastic | was €1799/£1601
now €1349/£1201 (save 25%)

Indonesia - SAVE up to 25%

5-12 May 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | was €2484/£2211
now €2099/£1868 (save 20%)

10-22 Oct 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Banda Sea | was €4259/£3790
now €3194/£2843 (save 25%)

25 Nov-2 Dec 2018 | Emperor Raja Laut | Raja Ampat | was €2484/£2211
now €2235/£1989 (save 10%)

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Emperor Maldives helps identify whale shark!

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Recently we told you about the sighting from Emperor Orion in Huvadhoo Atoll of a ‘new’ whale shark and have been working with the Maldives Whale Shark Project team to get the identity of her and to give her a name.

Result! She is now called Dhahi, meaning ‘glutton’. This is the fourth time she has been sighted; the first in 2015 then 2016, 2017 and from Emperor Orion this year. The interesting thing is that every time, she has been sighted in the same spot at Huvadhoo Atoll in February or March.

Emperor boats, especially Emperor Orion and Emperor Serenity, help Maldives Whale Shark Project a lot with their research to help identify them. Some whale sharks have been sighted more than 100 times.

Thanks to Emperor dive guide, Gabriel, for the fabulous video.

Care to join us? Check out our itineraries here.

 

Maldives
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Red Sea

09/03 - 16/03

Emperor Superior

Famous Five

€799 / £711

12/04 - 19/04

Emperor Asmaa

Reefs & Wrecks

€749 / £667

13/04 - 20/04

Emperor Elite

South & St. Johns

€849 / £756

 

Maldives

24/03 - 31/03

Emperor Leo

South Central

€1978 / £1760

07/04 - 14/04

Emperor Leo

Best of Maldives

€1449 / £1290

13/05 - 20/05

Emperor Atoll

Pelagic Magic

€1249 / £1112

 

Indonesia

05/05 - 12/05

Emperor Raja Laut

Raja Ampat

€2099 / £1868

15/05 - 27/05 (12N)

Emperor Raja Laut

Raja Ampat & Banda Islands

€3720 / £3311

 

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Meet Emperor Atoll in the Maldives

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Emperor Atoll

It's little wonder that divers love this Maldives liveaboard - with a maximum of 12 guests, our two guides make sure you get the absolute best from your trip.

With only one deck, she is more stable with less 'roll'. And did you know? Dive centres and small groups can charter the boat exclusively. Plus there's FREE Nitrox!

» Discover Emperor Atoll right here

 

 


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