Liveaboard Review

A beautiful escapade in the Maldives will never be complete without a trip with Emperor Atoll! The luxurious boat measures 26 meters (85.3 feet) long and 7 meters (23 feet) wide, perfect for families or a small group of 12. It houses a total of 6 spacious cabins, all situated on the lower deck. Each of the cabins is equipped with comfortable double beds, en-suite bathroom facilities, safe box, and dresser. Although the boat is not massive, it boasts a spacious indoor saloon that is fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern entertainment facilities and comfortable sofas, a mini library, a spacious dive deck, an elegant dining area, and well-designed sun lounges. Also, the boat ensures that safety is a priority, that is why safety equipment, firefighting and alarm systems that are in accordance with international standards are available on board. Surely, Emperor Atoll will pave the way to a memorable and epic trip in the blue waters of the Maldives!

Our Overall Review


Reasons to buy:

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    Several divers reported that the manta night dive/snorkel was magical as they were drawn by the lights of the boat.
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    Many divers said they got the opportunity to dive with three different types of shark.
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    Many people were happy with the en suit cabins that offered a lavish style to the guests.
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    Everyone enjoyed the intimate atmosphere onboard the vessel.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA few people claimed that the engine noise was troublesome in the evening.
  • check-markSome people noted that the food was not the greatest and they expected more for the price.

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Diving on the Emperor Atoll in the Maldives

Vessel Features

The luxurious boat Emperor Atoll was built in the year 1988 as part of Emperor Fleet, which is known for their safety and quality services of the sea safaris in the Maldivian waters. The boat is regularly checked, maintained, and updated in order to provide contemporary amenities and facilities for the guests.

The featured indoor saloon has installed temperature control systems and is equipped with comfortable sofas, tables, and chairs. Modern entertainment facilities are also available, which include a flat-screen TV, computer, DVD player, and stereo to name a few. A mini library is also available onboard. Assuredly, guests who prefer not to spend time in the open area will never be bored indoors.

For those who love to spend time in an open area, they may choose from two sun decks – one is located on the lower deck and the other one is on the upper deck, both have shaded areas. The former is equipped with entertainment systems, sun loungers, tables, and chairs; while the latter is also equipped with the aforementioned amenities plus the bar. For guests who love to feel the breeze or simply want to achieve an amazing tan, the sun decks are the place to be!

The dive deck, on the other hand, is spacious enough for divers to prepare their diving equipment or clean them afterward. There are numerous charging outlets, a hanging area for wet suits, large storage boxes for equipment, and fresh water showers. For divers with advanced certification, they may take advantage of the free Nitrox on board, while those who need diving equipment could use them for a surcharge.

Aboard, safety systems are ensured to be available and are regularly maintained. The internationally accredited equipment includes life rafts, life vests, first aid kits and oxygen, alarm system, fire fighting system, and more. In each cabin and in the saloon, a fire extinguisher is available.

The Cabins

Emperor Atoll houses a total of 6 spacious cabins that could perfectly accommodate 12 guests. All of the cabins are located on the lower deck, and each is equipped with comfortable double beds, en suite bathroom facilities, a dresser, and a safe.


Emperor Atoll navigates the Maldives waters in different itineraries. Guests may enjoy the Central Atolls of Maldives to visit the famous dive sites in Male, Ari, Vaavu, Thaa, Meemu, Laamu atolls. These destinations are renowned for their rich marine life including huge mantas, blacktip sharks, whale sharks, and other variety of sharks, turtles, schools of fish, reef sharks, and kacks. The South Atolls of Maldives are also an option for that exciting channel dive.

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