Emperor Atoll Liveaboard

Emperor Atoll Liveaboard

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  • NitroxFree
  • WifiSurcharge
  • Diving EquipmentSurcharge
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameEmperor Fleet
  • Year built1988
  • Length26
  • Width7
  • Capacity12
  • MaterialWood

Emperor Atoll is a member of Emperor Fleet. Boat offers diving safari on magnificent Maldivian Atolls.

Boat Interior

Emperor Atoll is a small boat, that can welcome 12 divers. 6 cabins placed on lower deck. All are en-suite, equipped with double beds and single upper bed.

Boat have a spacious salon, where passengers of Emperor Atoll can comfortably relax, enjoy a movie or chat with other guests on board. There are plenty of charging points for photo equipment here. The dining area is located next to the salon. In a case of good weather, meals can be served on the foredeck. Outside, spend time on the upper sun deck, that has numerous of sun loungers.

Dive Deck

Spacious dive deck of Emperor Atoll has a diving platform. It is equipped with all needed facilities to maintain equipment after the dive, like fresh water shower. Also, there is a separate rinsing tank for cameras. Emperor Atoll is a rebreather friendly boat.


To ensure safety during the safari Emperor Atoll equipped with first aid kit, life jackets, and emergency rafts.

Photo Trips

Emperor Atoll can offer divers special facilities for photography. Boat has separate areas to work with cameras, rinsing tank and, also, charging points for batteries and flashes. Maldivian Atolls is a true paradise for underwater photography. Colorful reefs and amount of different fish will make your images vivid and attractive.


Emperor Atoll itineraries include the most exciting and attractive dive sites of Maldives. During the safari, you can visit Rasdhoo Atoll, dive at North and South Ari Atolls and Male Atolls. Emperor Atoll offers a special route for those who want to dive with sharks. Boat instructors know the best dive sites where these magnificent creatures can be spotted. Other boats route called Pelagic Magic, gives you an opportunity to meet big mantas and whale sharks.

When to Go

Time from November to May can be considered as the best for visiting Maldives. Although big pelagics can be found on Maldives through the year.

Diving safari with Emperor Atoll can give you unforgettable moments and amazing diving adventures

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Zweibett/Doppelbett Kabine

Zweibett/Doppelbett Kabine

Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
3 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
Zweibett- / Doppelzimmer Kabinen mit Bad, jeweils mit Doppelbett und Etagenbett Handt├╝cher pro Gast: 1 x Kabine & 1 x Sonnendeck
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Boat specification

  • Fleet nameEmperor Fleet
  • Year built1988
  • Last renovation dateMarch, 2014
  • Length26
  • Width7
  • Capacity12
  • MaterialWood
  • LanguagesEnglish, Dhivehi
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins6
  • Engines1 x 210 Hp Yanmar
  • Generator1 x 40 KW / 1 x 22 KW Gensets
  • Compressors3 x Bauer Compressors + Nitrox membrane
  • Tenders1 x 15m dhoni incl 3 crew members
  • Power plugs onboard220 V & 110 V
  • Freshwater maker3.9 tonnes per day
  • On-board payment methodsMastercard, Visa, Cash


Boat crew: 6
Diving guides: 1-2

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

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Best of Maldives Verified review

Great experience! The staff were attentive, helpful, and friendly and the food was plentiful and delicious. The boat wasn't the most spacious or modern, but we chose it for the more affordable rate, as well as the advanced - level diving and small group, and it was well worth it. We saw several species of sharks, sea turtles, and rays on almost every one of our 17 dives, in addition to beautiful reefs, walls, and caves and huge schools of fish. We also saw eel, octopi, cuttlefish, lion fish...but the highlight of the trip was a baby whale shark. Boat staff spent hours searching for us and were the first ones to spot it in an area that can quickly become overrun with snorkel boats full of tourists clamoring for a glimpse. We really enjoyed our experience with this liveaboard and would recommend it to others. That said if you are an American diver used to working with tank pressures in psi and cubic feet be forewarned that everything is in bar and liters. This is not a problem if you dive a standard 80 cu ft tank @ 3000 psi . In bar a standard fill is 200 bar or 2900psi. The 100 psi difference is not an issue. Unfortunately not all the 80 cu ft tanks are standard pressure some of them are high pressure or 3300 psi. If you get one of these tanks and it's filled to 2800-2900 psi u are diving 70 cu ft of gas instead of 80 this shortens your dive time by 5 to 10 min a tank. Over 17 dives that's alot of underwater time missed. Moral of the story know your tank size and insist on a proper fill. This includes the optional 15 liter or HP 100 cu ft tank that is 100+dollars more for the week. Great diving!
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Fantasic sharktastik! Verified review

Nice boat for real divers! We dearly loved the trip and enjoyed the great experience of the crew They took us to most fascinating dive spots and spoiled us with a great service!
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Great diving, great boatVerified review

Dived with Emporer Atoll in mid August (they were busy fixing the a/c as we got on board). The crew were incredibly helpful, with 12 staff for the humble 6 guests we had aboard. Crew are very experienced 11-12 years in the industry for the divemasters and put me through my nitrox course for a very nominal fee. Food was most excellent from a professional chef. We completed over 20 dives and saw most of the big attractions in Maldives (whale sharks, reef sharks, manta rays). On the downside we had to constantly nag to get 200bar or air in our tanks (12L tanks only) often diving with 160-170, and on the first day we had no nitrox but the crew hounded the company fixing it to ensure we had for the remainder of the trip. We also had to abort a couple of dives because the divemaster went ahead and didnt wait for the whole group, so when someone had trouble we were all split up. The dive boat was very smelly with diesel fumes but the Emporer Atoll itself was beautiful and the staff very eager to please.
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