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Emperor Serenity offers year-round diving to the incredible dive sites of the Maldives. With 13 well-appointed en-suite, air-conditioned cabins, Emperor Serenity can comfortably accommodate up to 26 guests. 13 experienced and friendly crew members make sure guests have a memorable Maldivian dive vacation. Guests can enjoy open-air dining on the main deck, or relax in the air-conditioned saloon equipped with a TV and entertainment system. The sundeck is a great place to get some tan, or just unwind at the upper deck with a covered open area. There are also 4 professional dive guides. Scuba diving takes place from the large, fully equipped diving dhoni, nitrox is free and non-divers are catered for, making this the perfect dive getaway for everyone.

Our Overall Review


Reasons to buy:

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    Some people stated that the boat is extremely comfortable and with ample space.
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    Some divers said that the moment that stood out for them was when they saw the sharks and mantas.
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    Divers said that the diving instructors were knowledgeable and knew where to find the best locations for dives.
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    The divers said that the food was amazing and their pallets were always in a state of bliss.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markSome divers said that they were not given proper instructions on their AOW course and felt if you are a new diver you will feel rushed.

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Diving on the Emperor Serenity in the Maldives

Emperor Serenity offers one of the most luxurious accommodation, with sensational diving in the Maldives. Built-in 2016, guests can savor its delights, where the only thing comparable to the diving is the incredible stay on the yacht. Taking a trip with Emperor Serenity will bring you a step closer to the exciting world of Kandu and Thila. Through daily diving, guests have a feast for their eyes, encountering mantas, whale sharks and many other unique marine-life forms of action.

Emperor Serenity Interior and Features

Emperor Serenity is a 40m (131 feet) long and 13m (42.6 feet) wide liveaboard that can easily accommodate 26 guests in 13 well-appointed 5 stars en-suite, air-conditioned cabins. On the lower deck, there are 5 cabins with single and double beds, and another 3 cabins with just a double bed. The main deck contains 2 cabins that also have a single and double bed, while the upper deck has 3 cabins with the same preferences. All cabins are equipped with a TV, hairdryer, as well as towels for the bathroom, diving, and the sunbeds. Daily housekeeping is also provided for each cabin.

Emperor Serenity’s goal is to make every diving vacation as great above the water as it is below. With that in mind, there are several sofas and tables inside the air-conditioned saloon. In here, there is also an entertainment system and a TV, so guests can relax by watching some movie. The upper deck of the Emperor Serenity contains both a covered and an open area, just perfect for viewing photos from the dive trips or just relaxing, star gazing while enjoying up the Maldivian seascape beauty. With the numerous sun loungers and bean bags, the sundeck is the ideal place to soak up some rays in between dives, or just to take a nap.

Emperor Serenity Cuisine

Guests have the opportunity to also enjoy some open-air dining on the main deck. There are three meals a day as well as snacks between the dives. A complimentary glass of wine is served with the evening meal. The varied menus are designed for fueling the action-packed dives in mind. It includes Western food with vegetarian options, all served in a buffet. In addition, guests can enjoy a tasty barbecue during a visit to a deserted island. Beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails are offered at an extra charge. As everywhere, special dietary requests can be honored by stating those needs on the booking form.

Emperor Serenity Dive Deck

With up to 4 dives per day, 4 professional dive guides and 13 friendly crew members, it makes for a memorable diving vacation in the Maldives. Scuba diving takes place from a spacious, fully equipped diving dhoni, giving more space on board. Divers with certification can use free Nitrox. There are also special facilities for photographers, like a camera table and a separate rinsing tank. With non-divers being catered for, this can be the perfect dive getaway for everyone.

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