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Emperor Serenity

Emperor Serenity launched in 2016. At 40-meters (131-foot), she accommodates 26 guests in 13 cabins. Serenity focuses on Best of Maldives cruises and Hanifaru & the Northern atolls.

A word from Dom: “Leisure space galore. In spite of accommodating 26 guests, Serenity ensures quiet spaces for everyone. She offers a holiday ambience and focuses largely on the central atolls where you’ll get an overview of what makes the Maldives an idyllic archipelago.” Dominick Macan

On Board Emperor Serenity

3 upper deck DOUBLE/TWIN suites
2 with king bed + twin bed … 1 with double + twin … picture windows
2 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN suites
king bed, twin bed & picture window
5 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN staterooms
double bed, twin bed & port windows
3 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
double bed & port windows

All staterooms have air conditioning, a private bathroom & plenty of storage.

up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni
12 liter alu tanks (DIN valves)
15 liter tanks available (at extra cost – by advance request)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 78 – 82F, 25 – 28C
3mm wetsuit recommended

accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
glass of wine with dinner
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
airport transfers
government tax & bed tax

international & domestic airfare
juices, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
15 liter tanks
environmental tax
cabin supplement on upper deck & main deck suites

Contemporary, New & Very Spacious

You’ll enjoy this all-new addition to the Emperor Fleet. She’s contemporary, spacious and offers 40 meters of elegant comfort. She also has a spa where guests can relax after a day’s diving. On the upper deck you’ll find an ideal lounging area with covered areas, for those preferring the shade, and uncovered areas for the sun-worshipers. This deck also two suites and a double stateroom.

The main deck features a very large interior lounge … open and airy … with several sofas and tables where you can kick back, chat, read or watch TV.

Dining takes place inside the spacious air-conditioned dining room and a complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner. This deck also offers two suites and there is a second sun-bathing area at the forward end of the main deck offering spectacular views. On the lower deck you will find the remaining 8 cabins.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity’s large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board. She is rebreather-friendly and offers free nitrox, all diving and safety equipment, as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides. Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkeling kit + $50 voucher to spend on boat.

Travel & Cruise Logistics

Most of the trips begin and end in Male and the closest airport is Male Intl (MLE). Pickup time at the airport is according to your flights. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pick up your luggage. A crew member will meet and escort you to the Emperor Serenity.

Your last dives will be in the morning of the day before disembarkation. Emperor Serenity docks back in Male in the evening of that day. The next morning you will disembark and will then be transferred to Male airport.

Layout & Specs

Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features
Emp Serenity deckplan opt


Type: Wooden hull
Year built: 2016
Length: 40 meters (131 foot)
Beam: 13 meters (42 foot)


Engine: 600 Hp Doosan Daewoo
Generators: 2 x 50 KW
Water Makers: 12 Tonnes/24h RO Plant


Air compressors: Yes
Nitrox diving: Yes
SMB, dive computer & reef hooks are required on all dives
SMBs and reef hooks are complimentary
Large diving dhoni tender fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits
Charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks & camera table


GPS chart plotter


Telephone; Mobile; VHF radio


Oxygen & Medic First Aid Kit


Emperor Serenity 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

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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