Emperor Atoll, Maldives



  • Small boat with a maximum of 12 guests on board
  • Perfect for small groups to charter exclusively
  • Free wine with dinner and free nitrox
  • Local fees and domestic flights included (where applicable)

The 26m MV Emperor Atoll is perfect for divers who want a more personal experience diving in the Maldives. The M/V Emperor Atoll accommodates a maximum of 12 guests in 6 double or twin cabins with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The main deck offers a comfortable salon, a spacious seating area, and a 38” LCD flat-screen TV with a multi-system home theatre surround sound and a DVD library. There is a large, partially shaded sun deck with comfortable sun loungers and a large swim platform with ladders giving easy access to the water, so you can relax in comfort in between dives. There is only one deck, so the boat is more stable with less ‘roll’.

Emperor Atoll's itineraries cover the ‘Best of Maldives’ with 7-nights of diving around the iconic sites of North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll. Highlights include hammerhead dives at Rasdhoo, looking for whale sharks in South Ari, and channel diving at Vaavu. The accompanying dhoni makes extra room on board and easy getting to and from the dive site. Nitrox is included for free for those certified.

Book online or contact us today to reserve your space aboard the MV Emperor Atoll Liveaboard in the Maldives.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day), Visas and Fees.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner (5 USD), Soft drinks (3 USD), Soft Drinks at Meal Times (3 USD), Wine with Dinner, Nitrox Course (225-275 EUR), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (75-378 EUR), WiFi internet (30 USD).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Emperor Atoll Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1988
  • Year renovated 2014
  • Length 26 meters
  • Beam 7 meters
  • Engines 210 Hp Yanmar
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Tenders 15m Dive Support Vessel ("Dhoni") until August 2015. From August 2015 a dive deck and 6m RIB/Zodiac will be used.
  • Freshwater maker 3.9 tonnes per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Emperor Atoll Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 46 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Judith F
  • Australia Australia
Outstanding crew, most comfortable and spacious cabin, delicious food and great diving!

Wonderful dive sites Manta night torch dive Food

Recommended for
Such friendly Crew and excellent dive guides, organisation and attention to detail, spacious acbin and bathroom
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Canada Canada
Love love love the Maldives!

The big pelagics and small critters

Recommended for
Uhm octopus, mantis shrimps, manta rays, whale sharks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Canada Canada
Brilliant time spent with new friends

Octopus, mantis shrimps, manta rays, whale sharks

Recommended for
The mantas, the whale shark and the marine life
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Andrew C
  • Australia Australia
Great crew great food and great diving

Diving with mantas and nurse sharks on the night dives

Recommended for
Quality of food, experience and manner of the dive guides and the helpful crew.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Anita F
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic trip and diving - Pelagic Magic

The manta night dive/snorkel was magical as the mantas attracted by the lights at the end of the boat were barrel rolling. We were lucky enough to snorkel with a juvenile male whale shark and saw 3 more species of sharks, white tip, black tip and grey reef and dived a shark cleaning station. Morays galore on the first dive. The crew and food was fantastic. So are the ensuite cabins. Such a good atmosphere on a small boat with a max of 12 people. The crew goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Sunset Beach BBQ was well organised and the food was excellent. The only downside was that there are only 2 dive guides for 12 divers and there was very little interaction between guides and divers. I can highly recommend this liveaboard and itinerary.

Recommended for
Diving, food and boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hayley S
  • Canada Canada
A boat for divers

We did 17 dives in 5 days, and probably saw a shark on every one! Only feedback is that the last two days were spent decompressing, aka doing nothing in the harbour. They offered to take guests on a Male city tour but i’d have rather spent that time snorkeling or hanging out on a beach.

Recommended for
Small boat, friendly crew, lots of food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • James D
  • Australia Australia
Great week of drift diving and big fish!

Fast paced drift diving and ultra clear deep water. Sharks and Mantas up close. Plenty of deep diving!

Recommended for
Drift diving, channel diving, excellent vis
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Guillaume B
  • France France
La croisière était très sympa

Toutes les plongées et le barbecue sur la plage

Recommended for
Les guides, la cuisine, les cabines
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Remi D
  • France France
Très bonne croisière

Superbes plongées en compagnie des raies mantas, de milliers de poissons et de plusieurs espèces de requins. La dernière plongée de nuit était particulièrement excitante au milieu des requins et autres poissons chasseurs.

Recommended for
Nombre restreint de plongeurs, excellent accueil de l'équipage, magnifiques plongées
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elisabeth H
  • Austria Austria
Charmantes Boot mit exzellenter Küche und Service

Schnorcheln mit Walhai, nightdive mit Manta, nightdive mit Ammenhaien

Recommended for
Tauchen, Essen, Service