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
2 upper deck TWIN cabins 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture windows 1 main deck TWIN cabins 2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture windows 4 lower deck TWIN cabins 2 twin beds (adjacent) & port windows 3 lower deck DOUBLE cabins double bed & port windows
All cabins feature air-conditioning plus a fan and en-suite bathrooms.
up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni 12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves) 15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost) scuba gear rental (by advance request) nitrox & re-breather support 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 & taxes
international & domestic airfare juices, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages scuba rental gear (by advance request) 15 liter tanks supplement for main & upper deck cabins
COMFORTABLE & UNPRETENTIOUS
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.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout, the yacht specifications, equipment & safety features ....open
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 Telephone Mobile
Life jackets & life rafts Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit
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.
view the highlights of these trips and an itinerary map.......open
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
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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