Affordable luxury cruises to the Maldives’ top dive sites on board this elegant ‘floating hotel’from $307 /day
- Dive the Maldives’ world-famous manta ray sites and healthy reefs
- Affordable luxury and comfort perfect for non-diving partners
- Free nitrox means divers enjoy longer and safer dives
- Enriching excursions, snorkeling and special experiences on every cruise
With all the hallmarks of a luxury resort, the Emperor Explorer offers guests a ‘floating hotel’ experience exploring the stunning Maldivian atolls. Elegant air-conditioned and open-air lounges, opulent cabins, a serene open-air spa, stylish restaurant and sun deck and bar, offer five-star relaxation between dives. With free nitrox, seasoned guides and a large dive tender, diving the Maldives in style has never been so affordable. Perfect for non-divers, amazing excursions, special experiences and snorkelling complete every unforgettable cruise.
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Launched in 2019 and custom-built for diving, the elegant 42-metre Emperor Explorer provides affordable luxury liveaboard cruises to the Maldives’ iconic atolls. With contemporary design and ample space for all guests, this vessel delivers a floating boutique hotel experience, complete with chic ensuite cabins, luxurious lounges, a large sun deck, a tempting restaurant, and spa. Plus, divers enjoy superb comfort on the large dive tender with the highly experienced dive team. Divers looking for a little extra are in for an unbeatable treat, with Emperor Explorer’s combination of top-quality service and pleasing perks like free nitrox.
The Emperor Maldives fleet of six modern vessels offer affordable luxury voyages exploring the stunning Maldivian atolls. Popular with singles, couples and groups alike, this fantastic fleet of liveaboards and the highly experienced team provide a five-star service to the Maldives’ world-famous reefs and channels. With expert dive guides with plenty of local experience, divers need look no further for their dream Maldives dive holiday. Plus, with enriching island excursions, snorkelling and special BBQs available, guests are guaranteed an all-round memorable experience.
Onboard Emperor Explorer
The Emperor Explorer comfortably accommodates 26 guests in 13 luxurious cabins each with air-conditioning and a private ensuite bathroom. Cosy sofas await in the air-conditioned saloon where guests can show off the day’s diving footage on the TV. Delicious home-cooked local and international dishes are served in saloon or al-fresco dining area behind, along with a complimentary glass of wine at dinner. The upper deck features a shaded open-air terrace at the stern - perfect for relaxing, stargazing and soaking up the views - as well as an open-air spa towards the bow. Head to the sun deck to find relaxing loungers - the prime spot for sunbathing and a well-earned nap.
Diving from Emperor Explorer
Luxury and comfort extends into the opulent vessel’s diving activities, with top quality rental gear on offer and a large dive tender which allows for more living space on board. Four highly experienced dive guides who boast unrivalled knowledge of the Maldives’ dive sites provide a top tier service, and delight in showing you the atoll’s world-renowned reefs and channels. And, with free nitrox on every itinerary, Emperor Explorer is the perfect choice for those seeking longer dives. Non-divers also have it all with enriching excursions, special experiences, complimentary snorkelling gear rental and a 50 dollar voucher to spend on board.
- Take an advanced open water certification before your trip for the best experience in the Maldives’ epic channels and pinnacles!Non-diving partners will love the Emperor
- Explorer thanks to amazing excursions, snorkelling and special experiences available on each trip.
- Certified divers have free nitrox, meaning longer dive times with the mesmerising marine life of the Maldives!