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MV Emperor Explorer

MV Emperor Explorer is one of a kind liveaboard that travels around the Maldives. It has a contemporary design and interior with spacious accommodation as well as high- quality service. There are many remote dive sites including North Male Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, South Male Atoll, and Vaavu Atoll that has abundant healthy coral reefs, many aquatic plants, and marine life. Professional dive guides are well-trained to know all the dive sites like the back of their hands. We ensure tourists to see the best of Maldives that would complete their holiday with an unforgettable experience.

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MV Emperor Explorer Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about MV Emperor Explorer Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Emperor Explorer
The Emperor Explorer liveaboard
Good liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Some people claimed that the dive locations was well picked and the corals were pristine
  • Divers stated that the cabins were well kept and spacious
  • A couple of divers were pleased that they got the chance to swim with whale sharks
  • Divers commended the night dives as they saw a lot of Manta rays

1 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some divers stated that their was poor visibility during some dive sessions

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2019
Max divers 26
Internet Yes ($)
Nitrox Yes (free)
Rental equip. No
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 


  • Travel with the latest liveaboard that travels around the Maldives
  • North Male Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, North Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, South Male Atoll, and Vaavu Atoll
  • Magical corals, a variety of sharks, manta cleaning stations, macro wrecks, and pinnacles
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned cabins
  • Private bathrooms
  • Indoor saloon
  • Audio and video entertainment
  • Bar
  • Sun deck with cushioned sun loungers
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Loca and international cuisines
  • Buffet-style
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Spacious dive deck
  • The modern navigation and boat safety
  • Rinse tanks for U/W
  • Outdoor shower
  • Free Nitrox
  • Rental dive equipment and snorkeling gear
  • Friendly staff

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Description and details

Diving on the MV Explorer in the Maldives

This liveaboard brought its services in August 2019 that offers an excellent service. It is 42 m/137.79 feet and has top of the line navigation equipment and necessary boat safety gear.

Boat Interior

This boat can accommodate 26 guests to its 13 spacious cabins. There are five staterooms with double and single beds and two cabins with a double bed located on the lower deck. There are two rooms on the main deck with double, and single beds. The upper deck has two cabins with double beds and the other two rooms are suitable for sharing or double occupancy. All cabins have individual air-conditioning, private bathrooms and ample storage for guests’ clothing. There is an air-conditioned saloon with audio and video entertainment that has the latest movies applicable for all ages. The fully packed bar has varieties of refreshments and alcoholic beverages that help guests relax under the hot sun while resting at the sun deck with cushioned sun loungers. The spa and Jacuzzi are some of the activities that can be enjoyed together with new friends on board. The upper deck allows viewing the ocean and stargaze at night.

Boat Restaurant

The open-air dining area is located at the stern of the main deck. The chef aboard serves delectable meals from local and international cuisines served in a buffet-style setting. Enjoy the free-flow complimentary drinks and snacks in between meals. Guests can enjoy hot and cold drinks at the bar or during mealtime. Alcoholic beverages and spirits are available for purchase. We strictly observe dietary restrictions to serve guests better. We recommend tourists to list down their specific dietary restrictions on the booking form, and they can always talk to our booking agents.

Boat Safety

Our topmost priority is everyone’s safety during the journey. This liveaboard has safety equipment including life vests, life rafts, oxygen, fire extinguishers, and top of the line navigation system. The crew members are well-trained in first aid and can manage any onboard emergencies that might occur.

Dive Deck

The dive deck is spacious enough for divers’ preparation area. There are personal gearboxes, outside showers, separate rinse tanks for underwater cameras, camera tables for enthusiast photographers and charging stations for gadgets and devices. Snorkeling is available for non-divers to explore the underwater beauty of the Maldives. Nitrox is free for those with diver’s certification and a logbook. Rental dive equipment and snorkeling gear are available for reservation upon booking and need to be paid on board.


The friendly staff welcomes guests with refreshments and snacks upon checking-in. A short introduction and briefing are given to provide guests with safety information as well as the itinerary plan.

Dive to the most secluded dive sites around the Maldives and capture beautiful channels with magical corals, a variety of sharks, manta cleaning stations, macro wrecks, and pinnacles. Tourists will enjoy a minimum of seven nights of accommodation with six days of diving. Barbecue dinner on the local island is one of the most awaited activities. The Maldives has Sea of Stars on Vaahdoo Island that attracts thousands of tourists all year. The best time to visit the Maldives is from December to May when you can expect dry and sunny days.

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Spa

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