Emperor Serenity, Maldives



  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Complimentary glass of wine with dinner

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.

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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).

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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
  • 141 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • James J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
How it should be done

Extremely slick when it comes to timings and organisation. From the moment we met the rep in the airport until they dropped us back, everything ran on time was handled professionally and with care. When a problem with the dive boat that was nearly impossible to predict, everyone worked hard to get us to the next dive which turned out to be the best dive of my life. The boat is huge with plenty of inside space to relax. The outside space isn't as good as other boats I have been on but as it rain quite regularly, you understand why. The food was exceptional, the diving is great and the crew and guides friendly and knowledgeable. We would happily recommend both Emperor themselves and especially Serenity if you're considering a Maldives dive trip.

Recommended for
Diving, Crew / Guides, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hoyoung A
  • South Korea South Korea

Hammerhead shark encounter, large number of mantas and sharks. Fourth liveaboard trip, PADI Rescue/AOW, gotta say three things. One, VERY GOOD GUIDE. Our guide was very much focused on safety which made him very reliable, but he was also knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke good English. I've been on boats where i) the guide can barely speak English, or ii) the guide is so hardcore you frequently end a dive with barely 20 bar left. I believe no one will want to feel so scared / apprehensive / anxious while on vacation. Thanks to my guide I felt so much more at ease this time, but also didn't miss anything (hammerhead, mantas, sharks, etc...). Two, spacious rooms. Liveaboards are usually a bit cramped, and I fully understand the reasons why, which is why I usually end up sitting outside or in the lounge. This time however... the room was so big and comfortable, I just wanted to stay there. In fact, I think this is the first time I found a room on a liveaboard that I was really able to 'rest' in. Three, draft beer! This may seem silly and funny, but this was the first time I saw draft beer offered on a liveaboard, and sitting on deck with a glass in one hand felt extremely nice.

Recommended for
Great guide, spacious room, draft beer!!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Natalie V
  • United States United States
Nice boat, crowded dive dhoni with 26 divers

Lots for colorful fish. Good visibility.

Recommended for
Huge cabin (9 or 10 the best), plentiful food, good dive visibility
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Luiz B
  • Brazil Brazil
nice trip

manta view

Recommended for
boat, cabin, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Miroslav U
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Would dive again

Well organized, passionate people

Recommended for
Diving service, boat service, staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michelle T
  • Australia Australia
Five stars for everything, had a wonderful liveaboard

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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Hilde D
  • Germany Germany
A Time to remember around various " Thilas" in the Maledives.

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,
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tonya C
  • Australia Australia
A trip full of magical experiences

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Suruthai P
  • United States United States
Relaxing week of diving bliss despite the rainy days.

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chanez D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Un bateau de première classe pour une croisière de 1ère classe

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