Emperor Serenity, Maldives

from US$ 253 / day
  • Free Nitrox
9.410 "Superb"   28 Verified Reviews
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    The beautiful 40m MY Emperor Serenity offering year-round diving to the fantastic dive sites of the Maldives. With 13 well appointed en-suite, air-conditioned cabins, the M/Y Emperor Serenity can comfortably accommodate 26 guests.

    Guests aboard the contemporary MY Emperor Serenity can enjoy open air dining on the main deck, or relax in the air-conditioned saloon with TV and entertainment system. The sundeck is an ideal place to soak up some rays in between dives, and the upper deck boasts a covered and open area which is the perfect place to take in the views or enjoy star-gazing.

    The 4 professional dive guides and 13 experienced and friendly boat crew of the M/Y Emperor Serenity will be on hand to help you to create a memorable Maldives dive vacation. Scuba Diving takes place from the large, fully equipped diving Dhoni, giving you more space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot. Nitrox is FREE and non-divers are catered for, making this the perfect dive getaway for everyone.

    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and book your Emperor Serenity Maldives Liveaboard trip today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox

    Excluded: International & Domestic Flights, diving equipment (must be pre-ordered and paid on-board), soft drinks, juices, alcohol, WiFi ($22++). NB: If a Double with single bed cabin is booked as a twin share then a €35 per week supplement is added to guarantee the double bed.

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Photography Station
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available

    If you have specific diet requests 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. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rebreather Support
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:(incl. SMB & computer) $336
    • 15L tanks:$101
    • Nitrox tank:FREE
    • Fins:$34
    • Wetsuit:(3mm shortie) $68
    • Drysuit:N/A
    • Regulator:$135
    • BCD:$101
    • Dive Computer:$101
    • Snorkel equipment:FREE for Non Divers
    • U/W video camera rental:N/A
    • U/W photo camera rental:N/A
    • Nitrox Refills:FREE

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    #deckplan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2016
    • Length:40 meters
    • Beam:13 meters
    • Engines:1 x 600 HP Daewoo Doosan
    • Max guests:26
    • Number of cabins:13
    • Number of bathrooms:13
    • Tenders:1 x 19.8m Dhoni
    • Freshwater maker:12 tonnes per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

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

    Emperor Serenity Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 28 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Mark F
    A fantastic liveaboard experience all round. The Best of Maldives, Maldives in August

    Whale sharks, Mantas and amazing night dives with nurse sharks and stingrays. Maybe I was lucky, but there was such an interesting mix of nationalities among the crew and guests. The days were filled with great diving and the evenings with tall tales, laughs and good food.

    Recommended for

    The crew and guides, the beautiful boat and naturally the fantastic Maldives marine life.

    Chanez D
    Very good
    Un bateau de première classe pour une croisière de 1ère classe The Best of Maldives, Maldives in August

    Les plongées de nuit avec les raies manta, les plongées avec requins baleine.

    Recommended for

    - le confort et la place sur le bateau, - la compétence et le symphatie des divemasters, - les plongées intéressantes

    Suruthai P
    United States
    Relaxing week of diving bliss despite the rainy days. Manta Madness, Maldives in August

    Friendly and personable dive guides and crew. Good dive briefing and guides/divers ratio. Guides were knowledgable about the areas and were able to point out really cool things during dives. Buddy system for each dive and you get as much time up to60min as your air allows. The boat has all the creature comforts a diver or even a non-diver would need. I was a solo traveler and ended up having a cabin to myself. Hot shower after each dive was nice. Food was delicious with a well-balanced menu, offering a good variety to please everyone's preferences. Those with intolerances/allergies get separate servings of the main dishes. Despite the stormy weather, the dive sites were awesome even though we never managed to get to Baa Atoll.

    Recommended for

    Diving, food, cabin comfort

    Tonya C
    A trip full of magical experiences The Best of Maldives, Maldives in September

    The highlight of the trip was diving with a whale shark. We had snorkelled with them before, but seeing one while diving was spectacular. The entire crew was amazing, the boat more than comfortable, the food provided an extra few kilos added to the bodies post trip, and the dive sites visited truly gave us the best of the Maldives.

    Recommended for

    Boat, crew, itinerary

    Keith E
    Very good
    Fantastic experience, great array of diving, very comfortable boat. The Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    Dive with strong current, Manta feeding station and whale shark

    Recommended for

    Variety of marine life, comfort of the boat, great staff

    Dominik K
    Phantastic dive week in a wonderful boat with a super nice Crew! The Best of Maldives, Maldives in November

    We had a wonderful week in paradise. The boat was phantastic. People super friendly! The divemaster were very expiriend and found everything what we were looking for: WALESHARK, Mantas, Mobulas, nursesharks, grey-, whitetip-, blacktipreefsharks, Napoleon and a lot more. No wist was left steht the end! I defenedly Comeback one day!!! Trank you for everything!

    Recommended for

    Luxury Boat, Knowledge Divemaster, friendlyness Team

    Lucian S
    just great The Best of Maldives, Maldives in November

    Manta rays - the boat which is new,

    Recommended for

    the organisation (very professional spanish organisers), the diving sites, the big fishes (manta rays and sharks)

    Hilde D
    A Time to remember around various " Thilas" in the Maledives. The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    A Highlight was surely the night dive with the nurse sharks. About 20 of them surrounding the divers. Another highlight was the night dive with the Mantas turning their loops right above our heads. The underwater life in the Maledives is fantastic and divers in one dive spot should be limited. The dives were beautiful though not very relaxed because there were just too many divers at the same time on the same spot. It would me more than necessary to adjust timetables of the boats anticyclic to avoid mass divnig at one spot..

    Recommended for

    Boat was new, very spacious and enjoyable, fantastic dive sites,

    Michelle T
    Five stars for everything, had a wonderful liveaboard The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Greatt dives! :) great food all the time from the kitchen and friendly and amazing dive guides and crew. The boat is big and stable, rooms clean. Had the best experience ever!

    Recommended for

    The Boat, guides and dhoani style diving

    Miroslav U
    Would dive again The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Well organized, passionate people

    Recommended for

    Diving service, boat service, staff

    Antony H
    United Kingdom
    Overall I enjoyed it very much The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Night diving with sharks and Mantas. I as told there would be a dropbox link for sharing photos but have received nothing + I would have preferred to have returned to Male the Friday and mot the Thursday. We were offered a visit to Malé which though interesting I had a,ready done. Would have preferred option of beach on island the last Friday or extra dives as had organised trip to allow for this.

    Recommended for

    Diving, people and sharks and Mantas

    Alejandro C
    Amazing week in Maldives The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Great diving at paradise! Many sharks and mantas as well as beautiful reefs with huge variety of species. Marilen and Marc were excellent guides. The boat is very new and comfortable. Meals were very good also.

    Recommended for

    Guides, Sharks and Mantas, Paradise

    Christian S
    Best diving experience ever The Best of Maldives, Maldives in January

    The many dives and the friendliness from the crew.

    Recommended for

    Superb guides. Thrilling divesites and comfortable diving boat

    Damla K
    Good service, attractive underwater life The Best of Maldives, Maldives in February

    Maldives have strong currents, minimum logged dives of the guests should be at least 50. Our dive guide (Eva) was mostly more interested in taking photos rather than lead her group, in some cases it resulted in dangerous situations (eg. Seperating form some people in the group, coming to surface with zero air due to wrong planning of dive etc.). Generally, the trip was good in manner of timeplan, services, food and underwater life.

    Recommended for

    Boats, food, time plan

    Luiz B
    Very good
    nice trip The Best of Maldives, Maldives in February

    manta view

    Recommended for

    boat, cabin, food

    Cindy P
    United States
    Fabulous Trip to the Maldives! The Best of Maldives, Maldives in April

    Diving in the Maldives is an incredible opportunity to see amazing things! Every dive offered a unique experience. One such dive was at night on a sandy bottom of 45 ft, with nurse sharks and rays swimming within inches of you, searching for food. Another incredible experience was at 25 ft with a random whale shark we encountered and did our best to swim alongside until we could no longer keep up - unbelievable!!! The crew were amazing and did everything to make our trip trouble free. The food was delicious and definitely sufficient. The cabins are spacious, clean and comfortable, unlike a few of our other cabin experiences on other liveaboards. We couldn't be happier with the results of our first week in May 2017 dive trip to the Maldives. Don't miss it!!!

    Recommended for

    Boat & Cabin Comfort, Crew Service & Friendliness, Diving & Dive Guides

    Matthew M
    United States
    Emperor Serenity gave us a fantastic highlight-reel tour of the Maldives with a wide variety of enjoyable dive site and a comfortable quarters. The Best of Maldives, Maldives in May

    Diving with whale sharks off of Ari, night dive in a swarm of nurse sharks, manta cleaning stations.

    Recommended for

    Whale sharks, mantas, dive variety

    Jason D
    United States
    Awesome The Best of Maldives, Maldives in March

    Great great time. Mantas, whale shark, lots of reef shark. Staff was awesome, and super professional. Diving was superb. Don't miss it. Thanks for everything!

    Recommended for

    staff, boat, and amazing Variety!

    Marc M
    Amazing! The Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    Everything was amazing, just want to go there again !

    Recommended for

    The dive guide, the team, the boat

    Hao T
    Excellent experience. The Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    I am very lucky to join a happy dive buddies. The dive guide is very good. I will come back.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites. Dive buddies. Dive staff.

    Todd M
    United States
    Such a great time! The Best of Maldives, Maldives in August

    Yaqui and Nuria were the best dive guides and made sure everything on the trip went smoothly. Customer service was excellent! The Serenity is a nice boat and has lots of space for everyone on board.

    Recommended for

    The staff, the location, and the boats.

    Kristen Z
    Very good
    Good diving, great crew, comfortable liveaboard The Best of Maldives, Maldives in November

    Despite the awful weather, we still had a good week of diving. The boat, the crew and the other guests made the trip worthwhile even when the diving conditions were less than ideal and we had to cancel a couple trip highlights, including the night dive with nurse sharks.

    Recommended for

    Mantas, sharks, crew

    Michael M
    United States
    Wonderful The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    The entire experience was amazing. I will never forget how wonderful the entire tour was from wildlife to staff. While all the staff were outstanding, daily tour coordinator Yaqui, dive master Masseh, diveboat assistant Mohammed, and dining room attendant Madu really created a fantastic daily experience. I also appreciated the efforst by the kitchen staff to respond to my food allergies with healthy and tasty alternatives. The boat itself is the most luxurious liveaboard on which I have ever stayed. The rooms and bathrooms were oversized and comfortable. All in all, I wish I coud turn around and jump right back on that boat.

    Recommended for

    Quality of staff, diving and accomodations

    Blake H
    United States
    Dreamstate experience The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    The Dive coordinator Yaqui is the most knowledgable dive guide I've ever had the pleasure of diving with. I have been diving for 18 years, but my fiance' has only been diving for a few months. He walked her through the advanced cert course and really took our diving to the next level. Moreover, he went above and beyond to find a private whale shark experience. I was able to capture 1:1 whale shark footage and 20+ min. of 4 mantas playing with us in the wild. We saw plenty of animal life, but these moments were animals choosing to stay and interact. His knowledge of the Maldives is unparalleled and his team is certainly tier 1. Yaqui founded VIP diving in Spain and that's exactly what you get aboard the Serenity, a VIP experience. I'm not one to give 5 stars across the board ever, but the customer service is amazing. And the food!!! Don't get me started on the food; the chef is to die for at every meal. Look no further, but remember, I dove mid December, so the Manta and Whaleshark encounters may vary based on season. 1 dive we had 11 mantas!!! I recommend coming Nitrox certified, it's wayyy too much bottom time to be trying to keep up with standard air and experience everything.

    Recommended for

    The dive site coordinator, the private marine biologist bestowing bountiful knowledge, the food was hearty and delectable!

    South Korea
    It was a super excellent liveaboard trip ! The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Elegant Manta rays were flying over just on my head, Gorgeous whitetip reef sharks were passing by just next to me, Very cute egle rays were flying like a bird in the sky, Whalesharks were on surface and swimming around, There were all kinds of marine life from giant to very small tiny size underwater. On the surface always the comfortable boat and crew were waiting for us with good meals and drinks. It was the best liveaboard trip ever in my entire diving life!

    Recommended for

    Of course, the first best thing was good divings with good dive guides. On top of that, boat and cabin were much comfortable than I had expected.All crew service and food were very nice.

    dinesh K
    Very good
    It was Safe, well managed and simply amazing The Best of Maldives, Maldives in April

    Very well managed. Excellent briefing. Friendly staff and co- divers. Excellent dive sites. Ensuring we got to see a lot of - sharks, mantas, Whale sharks and micro. Shark feeding point was amazing experience with hordes of sharks and rays. Safety was well explained and managed. Luxurious boat, ample spaces, great clean cabins and great food with some good wine.

    Recommended for

    Dive brief, sites and snorkelling with whaleshark

    Khalil A
    Perfect Diving Trip, everything was well thought of and very well organized The Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    That everything was well organized and well thought of, from airport transfers to washing our diving gear on last day.

    Recommended for

    Boat in excellent condition - Perfect organization - Attention to details

    Erick F
    Rinse and repeat! Best of Maldives 7 Nights, Maldives in February

    We enjoyed the way all the dives were set up, super clear briefing, schedules. We particularly enjoyed how well the whole team was led by Yaqui and Nuria. A few of the divers were repeating the experience a second time and it's clear why. Hope we get a chance to come back too.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, cabins, safe

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