Emperor Serenity, Maldives

Excellent food and drinks

“Night dive with mantas was excellent. Fish head dive site was full of fish life. I loved a dive that had 15 sharks swimming back a…”

Scott K, United States United States
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  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner
  • 2 for 1 Happy Hour most evenings before dinner
  • All port, fuel, and park fees are included

Join the MV Emperor Serenity for world-class diving in the Maldives. The stylish and contemporary liveaboard easily accommodates 26 guests in 13 cabins. On the lower deck are 8 double-bed cabins. The main and upper decks each have 2 suites with a king-size bed, a single bed, and stunning ocean views. Each stateroom has individually controlled AC, private en-suite bathrooms, storage space, and charging ports.

On the main deck is a large indoor air-conditioned salon with a TV and entertainment system that leads onto the outdoor terrace and lounge area. The indoor dining room serves buffet-style meals with various local and international dishes to suit everyone. The large sun deck has a partially covered area and plenty of loungers for everyone.

Scuba diving with the M/V Emperor Serenity takes place from the large, fully equipped diving Dhoni, giving you more space onboard and getting you to the perfect dive spot. Nitrox is FREE, and the 4 professional dive guides and 13 experienced and friendly boat crew of the Emperor Serenity will be on hand to help you to create a memorable Maldives dive vacation. Itineraries are usually 7-nights long and explore the 'Best of the Maldives,' which includes stops at Rasdhoo Atoll, North and South Ari, and North and South Male Atolls for the chance to dive with big fish such as sharks and manta, as well as turtles, morays and the abundant macro life.

Trips aboard Emperor liveaboards include all port and park fees, free Nitrox, and even complimentary wine, while you will never be charged extra for itinerary or fuel surcharges. What you see is what you pay.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (150 USD), Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Soft drinks (3 USD), Nitrox Course (225 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (90-370 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

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Bar

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • 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
  • Rebreather Support
  • 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 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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Scott K
  • United States United States
Great trip

Night dive with mantas was excellent. Fish head dive site was full of fish life. I loved a dive that had 15 sharks swimming back and forth, with a squadron of seven eagle rays passing by. Kudos to our divemaster Deano for his ocean stewardship and his enthusiasm for finding sea life.

Recommended for
Diving, food, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Martin A
  • United States United States
Far Exceeded our expectations!

The cabin was much larger than expected, the ship was very nice and in good condition, the main dive guide, Deano, was very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and his main priority was safety. The food was plentiful and excellent. The dives were outstanding and we saw even more marine life than expected. I would highly recommend. We came all the way from New York and didn’t regret it at all!

Recommended for
Main dive guide Deano, amazing dives, great food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • William S
  • United States United States
Wonderful first live aboard experience!

The well planned, perfectly executed and thoughtful dives were the highlight of the trip. Each dive led us brilliant coral and remarkable sea life. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip.

Recommended for
Dives, excellent food and interesting people
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Leon H
  • Germany Germany
A fantastic Trip!

The mantas at their cleaning station and watching them while hooked to the reef

Recommended for
Mantas , whaleshark, Food on Board
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Caroline S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing - we will be returning next year

Every aspect of the trip was great - we had 4 amazing manta dives we have been on 3 livaboards before and this was one of the best we will be looking to book again for next year

Recommended for
The other quests were fab - we all have something in common and looked out for each other down below.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Malika M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Really nice trop !!

We saw whale shark, manta, dolphins, turtle …

Recommended for
Thé food was really good.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Derek N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic diving safari covering some of the best of the Maldives

Snorkeling with whale sharks, Mantas and nurse sharks at night from the boat. Super night dive with Mantas. The boat and cabins are spacious and dive Dhoni very large and easy to dive from. The itinerary was best of Maldives and covered a great variety of diving and sites in the Central Atolls and great guides supported the diving to get the best from each dive.

Recommended for
Whale sharks, Boat comfort, Mantas
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Seeing sharks , mantas and whale shark at back boat

Recommended for
Food , dive guides diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Michelle T
  • Singapore Singapore
This liveaboard trip exceeded my expectations, fantastic diving !

I did not expect yo have Whaleshark at the back of the boat for 50mins, Mantas feeding at night dive and back of boat, Doplhins and Nursesharks cane to the boat as well! Food is the best i have tasted on all liveaboards.. i am pleasantly surprise at the spread we are treated. Thanks to Emperor Crew!

Recommended for
1.Serenity Boat is amazing 2. The dive sites selected were awesome 3 . Saw the bug pelagics as ecpected Whalesharks Mantas . Sharks , Dolphin Ftoggish!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Antonio G
  • Spain Spain
It worth every euro you paid

Amazing week in the Emperor Serenity!! Super well organization from Deano and the crew were absolutely amazing!!! The food super good! Thanks to all we will repeat!!

Recommended for
Whale shark, mantas and sharks