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The 30-meter (98-foot) Emperor Voyager was built in 2004 and refurbished in 2014. She has a welcoming feel & accommodates a maximum of 20 guests in 7 twin and 3 double cabins. 


A word from Dom:  “Voyager has an easy, relaxed style with a bit less “bling’ than some of her sister vessels, which I find that certain divers prefer.  Her itineraries focus on the classic Best of Maldives diving.  ”   … Dominick Macan


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On the Emperor Voyager you’ll feel completely at home at the same time you’re drinking in the the exotic surroundings of the Maldives Islands.  She has all the comforts you’d expect on a high quality dive boat.  There’s a large partially covered sun deck, devoted to your “down time” on board … offering hammocks & lounge chairs.  The upper deck also features a large outdoor area at the stern with corner bar & dining facilities which offer spectacular views to diners.  Inside on this deck, you’ll find a small lounge with several sofas and tables plus two of the cabins.  On the main deck there’s a huge living area with home-theater, comfy sofas, TV/Video/DVD, and library with board games.  You’ll also find one cabin and another outdoor lounging space at the stern of this deck.  The remaining 7 cabins are located on the lower deck.

Diving, of course, is done from the dhoni which accompanies the larger vessel and during your cruise you’ll have the opportunity to visit a deserted island for a BBQ under the stars.  Emperor Voyager is re-breather friendly.


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Type: Wooden hull 
Year built: 2004 (refurbished 2014)
Length: 30-meters (98-feet)
Beam: 9-meters (30-feet)


Engine: 360 Hp Doosan Daewoo
Generators: 2 x 27 KW Kohler / 1 x 25 KW Onan
Water Makers: 8 Tonnes/24h RO Plant


GPS chart plotter


Air compressors: Yes
Nitrox diving: Yes
Dive equipment rental: Full range on offer (must be requested before arrival)
SMB & dive computer compulsory on every dive (reef hooks are recommended)
Large diving dhoni tender fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits


VHF radio


Life jackets & life rafts
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Emperor Voyager concentrates on Central Atoll trips with occasional trips to Hanifaru & North.  7-day trips are generally classic central atolls trips while 10-day trips often venture to the northern central region.  {slider view the highlights of these trips and an itinerary map..….. open|dest|closed}
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year

Sample itinerary information

Best of the Maldives – central atolls … The Best of the Maldives itinerary will dive the most famous dive sites of the Maldives..
Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerheads, beautiful reef with pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey reef sharks, maaya thila night dive, multiple manta cleaning stations
South Ari Atoll: Whale sharks, pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, macro wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with soft corals and pelagics.
North Male Atoll: Beautiful pinnacles.

Hanifaru & North Itinerary … This itinerary is scheduled around the New Moon phase between July and October when mantas venture into the bay for a feeding frenzy.  In addition to mantas,you can get close to turtles, grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks.
Baa Atoll: Hanifaru Bay and Nelivaru Thila, Dhiggu Thila and more
North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles, Lankan Manta Point
Lhaviyani Atoll: Fushivaru Thila, Kuredu Express, and Kuredu Caves

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Most of the trips begin and end in Male and the closest airport is Male Intl (MLE).  All transfers to and from the liveaboard on the check-in day will be met at Male International Airport by an Emperor representative.  Emperor arranges transfers from the airport to the boat at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 which are free of charge.  If your route does not start in Male and you require a domestic flight on arrival, you will be met at the airport in Male by an Emperor representative and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight.

Emperor Voyager will stay in port on embarkation day, leaving early the next morning.  The boat arrives in port mid-afternoon the day before departure and remains in port overnight until check-out from the boat. Check out is at 07:00 on the last day of the cruise and guests will be in the airport by 07:30.  For guests continuing their holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, you will want to arrange further transfers from the airport.



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