Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 41498

Holiday Reference: TRP 41498

Holiday information : TRP 41498

  • Launched Autumn 2019
  • 3 choice of cabin grades to pick from
  • Spa treatments on request
  • Enjoy complimentary wine with your evening meal
  • 7 or 10 nights on board Emperor Explorer on a full board basis (3 meals daily plus in between dive snacks), drinking water, tea and coffee and a complimentary glass of wine with dinner
  • You will have up to 4 dives/day except for the arrival and departure day, 12lt tanks, air fills, nitrox, weights and belts. This will typically include 1 or 2 night dives. Dives are guided.
  • The local green tax has been prepaid
  • Airport transfers will be provided and run at fixed times between the boat and airport (visa versa). When required domestic flights are also included as part of your transfers
  • Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges. You can elect to add international flights to your boat package. If you prefer to make your own flight arrangements, you must notify us of your flight arrangements at least 4 weeks prior to travel so we can make local arrangements as required. It is your responsibility to ensure your flights are booked correctly to match your land arrangements. If you are continuing your holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, your on-going transfers need to be arranged by you from the airport.
  • Additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs
  • Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
  • Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire or on board souvenirs

Liveaboard Details

Launched in the Autumn of 2019, Emperor Explorer sees 2 world class fleets combine their knowledge and expertise into one stunning liveaboard. Offering contemporary and spacious accommodation, she will wow with the excellent service both fleets are k ...

Launched in the Autumn of 2019, Emperor Explorer sees 2 world class fleets combine their knowledge and expertise into one stunning liveaboard. Offering contemporary and spacious accommodation, she will wow with the excellent service both fleets are known for. Sail away on this beautiful boat for a 7 or 10 night itinerary around the best sites the Maldives has to offer. She will be one of the only liveaboards to offer up to 4 dives a day, plus free nitrox and wine with your evening meal. What's not to love?

At 42m from bow to stern, Emperor Explorer accommodates 26 divers with room to spare. The upper deck has two suites with a double bed and two twin cabins. The main deck carries two suites with double/single bed. The lower deck contains five double/twin cabins with double/single bed and two cabins with a double bed. There are 3 main cabin grades to chose from. All twin cabin options are side by side beds, not bunks. Simply ask your travel consultant at the time of booking if you have a specific cabin request.

As all of your diving takes place from the large dhoni tender, the communal spaces on board are generous and well thought out. The upper deck boasts a covered, open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian ambience. The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a reviving nap. Enjoy open air dining area at the stern of the main deck. Several sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV. And of course, there is a spa service on the main deck (additional charges apply locally)

Are you planning to snorkel not dive? Enjoy a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.

If you require a PCR test to return to the UK: Emperor Divers Maldives are able to arrange a PCR test onboard for the Male to Male trips. The cost of the PCR test is 100usd, and this is subject to change. Emperor will aim to arrange the tests within 72 hours of departure in general. The cost of the test will be paid directly to the hospital. How this will work will differ week to week and will depend on factors such as timings, boat location, and the number of guests requiring the test. Emperor will of course do our best to limit the impact on any diving schedule, however, depending on the above factors, this cannot be guaranteed. Emperor cannot be held responsible in any way for unavailability of tests or delayed results. Therefore, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover the possibility of unavailability of test/delayed result/positive result which may disrupt onward journey.

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Emperor Explorer contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

Sharktastic channel diving in the Maldives as well as manta and whalesharks encounters - ideal if you are looking for a fresh new itinerary on your Maldives liveaboard holiday

Sharktastic Description

Sharktastic is a special itinerary packed with sharks, manta and whalesharks. Focusing on Male as well as Vaavu, Meemu and South Ari atolls, this seasonal itinerary has been designed with plenty of big fish action as you visit the Maldives' famous channel and wall dives. Hop your way through these picture perfect atolls, diving with pelagics all the way.

The adventure starts in Male with a check dive and then the channels await. These are fast moving drift dives. Descend, hook in and watch the sharks swirl around you. Keep your eyes peeled as you never know what kind of shark will pass. Grey reef and white tips are plentiful but hammerheads often make an appearance... divine! Once the dive is over simply let go and drift through the channel. Many have stunning soft corals. Our favourites include Raakeedho, Golden Wall, Miyaru Kandu and Fotteyo around North, South Male and Vaavu. There are even a couple of wreck dives! The boat then moves into Meemu, where the manta come to play. The Maldives are famed for their manta cleaning stations and watching these graceful rays swoop in to be cleaned is an experience to treasure. The pelagic sightings are not over yet though! The boat's final stop is at whaleshark central, Maamagili in South Ari. The best encounters are snorkeling so grab your gear and come face to face with the world's biggest sharks.

This is a diverse itinerary with plenty to keep pelagic lovers happy. 30 dives is the suggested minimum number of dives for this route, and you should be comfortable with drift diving. It is also a wonderful way to see more of the many of the Maldives' most famous inhabitants, but without the travelling involved in some of the southern itineraries. So if you are hankering for a itinerary that is extra special, set sail on the Five Atolls!

Want to know more about Sharktastic?

Sharktastic contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Emperor Explorer is a contemporary, spacious liveaboard that offers 4 dives a day and free nitrox! Mix channel diving and reef shark encounters with the chance to snorkel with whaleshark on a pelagic filled itinerary - dive the seasonal hot spots from a dhoni tender with an average of 4 dives a day (except first and last), up to 22 dives total. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - main deck and upper deck cabin upgrades available. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. All trips are fully guided with expert guides and include 12lt tank and weights, as well as free recreational nitrox. To pay on board are alcoholic drinks, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Do let us know if you would like to prebook any courses or kit hire on board, or have any dietary requirements.

You have booked a holiday excluding international flights, with return Male airport transfers. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Flights will incur small booking fee. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Transfers operate at fixed times.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

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Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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