Maldives Liveaboard Diving

With five boats, Emperor offer choice, value and exceptional service.

The Majestic Maldives

This is where truly-iconic diving awaits you in the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, with 26 atolls calling for you to dive right in. The breath-taking wildlife and blue of the Indian Ocean are just some of the reasons the Maldives is such a popular scuba diving holiday destination.

Diving can range from relaxing drift dives to exhilarating, challenging channels with the possibility of seeing whale sharks, mantas, nurse sharks and a host of other fabulous marine life.

Just imagine yourself on a night dive at Maaya Thila in Ari Atoll, being amongst a feeding frenzy of massive mantas in the world-famous Hanifaru Bay or getting up close to tiger, silky, silver tip and thresher sharks at Fuvamulah Atoll.

And you also get our ‘No Hidden Extras’ guarantee as all marine park fees and port departure fees are included in our price.

No hidden extras on our liveaboards! Park and port fees, fuel surcharges and no booking or credit card fees! The price you see is the price you pay.
No Hidden Fees
Loyalty Scheme
After your first trip with Emperor, you’ll become a member of our loyalty scheme called 'Friends of Emperor'. The benefits include: 5% discount on future bookings, Priority free upgraded cabin (subject to availability) & FREE 15 L aluminium tanks. These benefits have to be requested at the time of booking.
FoE Loyalty Scheme
Your money is protected
When you pay online by credit card, your money is held in a client account until your holiday takes place.
 Your Money Protected
Free Nitrox
Free Nitrox on all Emperor Liveaboards (subject to availability).
All Emperor boats are able to provide the NITROX course onboard.
FREE Nitrox
Free wine with dinner
A free glass of wine with dinner (sorry, only red wine available in the Red Sea).
Wine can be exchanged for a beer or soft drink.

Maldives Liveaboards Fleet

Our five liveaboards, which consistently attract top-rate reviews, range from Emperor Explorer with its contemporary design and high-end facilities to Emperor Voyager which provides the perfect experience to guests for whom diving is paramount.

Our crews and guides know these waters so well, which means we can show you the best dives available. With literally decades of experience between them, prepare to be dazzled with their knowledge and warm welcome.

You don’t have to be a seasoned scuba diver to enjoy a liveaboard – whatever your level, we’ll have something to suit you.

We’re sure you will have the diving holiday of your dreams and, like so many of our loyal guests who think we are the best dive operator around, keep coming back for more.

Got a question? Please ask one of our friendly safari staff at [email protected].

Emperor Explorer

“Trip of a Lifetime. The entire crew was professional and FUN. The trip was absolutely amazing.”

Emperor Serenity

"Unbelievable. All I can say is wow; what dreams are made of. Night dive with mantas and every day with sharks."

Emperor Leo

“Amazing diving; from stunning reefs to whale sharks and manta rays. The night dive was a unique experience.”

Emperor Voyager

“The crew was absolutely the best. Top-notch service every day!"

Emperor Virgo

“Fantastic crew, great boat, amazing diving. What more can a person want?”

Huge Savings with our Group Discounts

Explorer (Jan – Apr):

  7 pay + 1 free
14 pay + 2 free
23 pay + 3 free

Explorer (May – Dec):

  5 pay + 1 free
10 pay + 2 free
18 pay + 3 free
22 pay + 4 free


  7 pay + 1 free
14 pay + 2 free
23 pay + 3 free


  7 pay + 1 free
14 pay + 2 free
21 pay + 3 free


  9 pay + 1 free
18 pay + 2 free


  9 pay + 1 free
16 pay + 2 free

Learn to Dive Guarantee

Love it or your money back! When having a go at something new it’s essential that you feel confident and comfortable with the idea. The Emperor team is so certain that you’ll love learning to dive with us that, at the end of the first day of tuition if you decide not to proceed, we’ll give you your money back.

Please read our full Terms & Conditions (PDF).