Emperor Explorer, Maldives


New for 2019, the stunning Emperor Explorer schedules year-round dive safaris in the Maldives. With a contemporary design and ample space, Emperor Explorer comfortably accommodates 26 guests in 13 luxurious cabins. Akin to a floating boutique hotel, each well-appointed cabin features a private en-suite bathroom, individually controlled AC and fan, storage space and charging ports. The upper deck has 2 king-sized doubles and 2 twins (side-by-side), the main deck has 2 doubles with a single bed and on the lower deck are 5 doubles with single beds and 2 doubles.

Emperor Explorer Maldives has numerous social and relaxation areas around the boat. The upper deck has an open-air terrace, perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and unwinding with a drink. On the top deck is a large sundeck with loungers, ideal for soaking up the sun or having a well-earned nap in-between dives. On the main deck is a spacious air-conditioned salon with sofas and TV, and delicious home-cooked meals with a complimentary glass of wine at dinner are served at the al-fresco dining area located at the stern.

Known for world-class diving, Maldives itineraries aboard the Emperor Explorer deliver just that. Choose from the 'Best of the Maldives' or 'Northern Hi-Lights' itineraries, to truly experience the magic of the Maldive Atolls. The Northern Hi-Lights cruise is available from July - October and offers some of the best channel diving in the area, as well as a diverse mix of marine life, such as sharks, turtles, mantas and cool macro critters. The Best of the Maldives itinerary delivers 7-days of fantastic diving at the iconic sites of the North and South Male Atolls and Ari Atoll. Diving takes place from the accompanying dhoni, which has plenty of space for gear storage, kitting up and makes getting to and from the dive sites hassle-free. Complimentary nitrox is available for certified divers. Non-divers are also welcome and receive a free snorkelling kit and a $50 voucher to spend onboard.

Whichever itinerary you choose, a Maldives dive safari aboard the Emperor Explorer liveaboard will deliver a trip to remember. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (218 EUR), Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (74-290 EUR), WiFi internet (22 USD), Massage, Spa.

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

  • 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

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ

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
  • Tenders for diving
  • 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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2019
  • Length 42 meters
  • Beam 13.2 meters
  • Engines 700 Hp Doosan Daewoo
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 1

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones

Emperor Explorer Reviews

  • 9.7 Exceptional
  • 10 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • steffen B
  • Germany Germany
What a trip! Perfect organized due the COVID Situation and some unforgettable Dives!

Shark action at Alimatha Jetty, Manta Nightdive, The Crew and Diveguides of the Emperor Leo.

Recommended for
Operator, Dives and the People
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lots of opportunities to dive in fantastic locations.

Dives with manta rays and whale sharks.

Recommended for
Well organised, frequent dives (four per day most days), great accommodation.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Krasimir S
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Amazing diving week in Maldives

It was amazing diving trip. Nothing that you might consider to be different. Starting with the pick up from the airport and bringing us back there, everything was excellently organised. Boat is very comfortable with big dinning room, comfortable rooms and dedicated bathroom. Dhoni team was super helpful and facilitated nicely our diving. Gabriel and Maria did fantastic job orchestrating the trip and visiting beautiful places above and below the ocean surface. Entire crew was friendly and made our stay awesome. We saw everything we were dreaming for like: mantas, wale shark, reef sharks and much, much more… BBQ on th island was a cherry on the pie:-) Thank you Gabriel, Maria, Rich, Fish and entire crew for fantastic trip. It is life time memory.

Recommended for
1. Very comfortable boat. 2. Friendly and professional crew. 3. Fantastic dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Piotr A
  • Poland Poland
Amazing trip with Explorer

The diving trip went perfect. Food was great, people were very nice, crew and diving guides were awesome. The boat is new and in very good condition

Recommended for
food, atmosphere, diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • DANY A
  • Lebanon Lebanon
Perfect diving experience

Great diving

Recommended for
Very well organized diving, nice and new boat, great rooms
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Natasa M
  • United States United States
Amazing value

Swimming with whale sharks

Recommended for
Hospitality, dhoni diving , food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Natasa M
  • United States United States
Si spectacular;I had to stay another week

As single female ; I had my concerns doing a liveaboard in Maldives , coming from USA . I simply have no words to compliment enough the crew , the dive instructors , the hospitality , diving , food , safety , accommodation , friendliness , professionalism . I Came as a guest , and I will leave as a friend . Thank you from the bottom of my heart .

Recommended for
Crew, diving , hospitality
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jason M
  • United States United States
Epic Trip!

Every dive delivered amazing experiences and encounters thanks to Gabriel, Maria, Ali and Rich. The boat crew was friendly, entertaining and enjoyable to socialize with. Manta Ray night dive was a dream alongside encounters with variety of sharks and rays. Dive guides were most professional, safe and led a phenomenal adventure. Would dive with this boat and crew again!!

Recommended for
4 dives/day, crew hospitality and care, vast area covered at sea
Origin: US