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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