Emperor Serenity, Maldives


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, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Local Flights, 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 (5 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (150 USD), Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Soft drinks (3 USD), Extra Dives (290 EUR), Nitrox Course (143 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (87 EUR), WiFi internet (20 EUR), Massage (30 USD), Spa (30 USD).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Spa

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.

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

#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 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

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 53 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Oxana M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great for the first timers on live aboard

We did enjoy diving on various sites (some were fantastic, some were less so), however, we did not feel that we were given proper instructions for our AOW course My Partner struggled a lot, as he was pushed to dive on par with ppl who had 300+ dives in their logs and most of the times things were extremely rushed It can be a good trip for the experienced divers who are doing live aboard for the first time, but if one has to do a course I would certainly recommend getting it done somewhere else For the very experienced divers might be a bit boring

Recommended for
changing diving sites, 3 dives a day very efficient
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Iouri M
  • United States United States
Very nice professional divers team

Nice diving vacation.

Recommended for
Diving professionalism crue
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lacy R
  • United States United States
Once in a lifetime

Everything about this trip was spectacular to me. One of the little things that stood out to me the most took place during our dive briefings. You could see the passion for preserving our beautiful underwater world in the way the crew educated the guests on what they would see, how to conduct themselves and ways we can all help to preserve this majestic world. I highly recommend this company and this particular crew. Gabriel and Maria are a dynamic duo and everything was executed beautifully.

Recommended for
the crew, the diving and the comfort of the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amado D
  • United States United States
Amazing experience. The boat itself was nearly as good as the diving (and that's saying something!)!!

Diving with manta rays, a lifelong dream!

Recommended for
The diving (spectacular underwater experience, sharks, mantas, turtles, beautiful coral, and staggering schools of fish). The comfort/luxury - what better way to explore nearly the whole of the Maldives! The boat itself - great staff, great food, all we needed!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pavel K
  • Russia Russia
Absoluyely wondefull

We managed to meet almost all the huge inhabirtants of those places. Exaptionaly great was the night dive with mantas. Dive guides put several torches on the bottom, so mantas came to the light ans almost touches us with its wings.

Recommended for
1. Meeting with the wale shark. 2. Night dive with mantas. 3. Dive among nurse sharks.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yvonne L
  • Canada Canada
Fantastic Experience!

Thoughtful itinerary, basically almost guarantee to see Manta Rays!

Recommended for
Food was great, and crew members were very friendly
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bruce P
  • Canada Canada
Great week of diving!

Seeing Manta Rays, Sharks. Night dive with the nurse sharks and that crazy strong current!! BBQ dinner, the great weather. We had a great week. Strong currents were a bit challenging at times and also stressful but by the end of the week we were starting to feel more comfortable in it.

Recommended for
the service, food, very well organized
  • 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!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lorenzo M
  • Italy Italy

Amazing dive guide helped us a lot, as well as all the staff - really 5 star!

Recommended for
Dive guide, people, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniela S
  • Germany Germany
Best of Maldives, indeed!!

Night dive with the Nurse Sharks, Diving at Kudarah Thila with the friendly Eagle Ray and the huge school of Snappers. Our guide Gabriel was fantastic: the briefings were super informative, his guidance was excellent and he helped us with everything. Thank you so much!! The cabin was huge and comfortable, the food was fantastic, the crew worked all the time to fulfill all of our wishes. GREAT Experience on this liveaboard!

Recommended for
Diving, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sapir I
  • Israel Israel

Diving with sharks

Recommended for
Tomas the guide, the doony crew, the food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gwen G
  • United States United States
Great boat - key attention to detail

The rooms on this boat were huge, and premium hotel quality - fitting in with the high level of service on the trip (particularly Alex the front of house manager). The dive team tried hard to make the dives special (the manta night dive was awesome) and get us to sites before other boats so it wasn't crowded. They were also highly detailed in their briefings. The Dhoni was large and spacious and the crew really worked hard and was very ecologically sensitive. I appreciated the dive guide did take time to help with reef hooks - position you in the right place to see the best stuff - though there was an expectation that divers be basically competent & keep up on the descents ect - so best for folks with at least a bit of experience & ability.

Recommended for
Newish boat, high quality service, attention to getting ahead of other boats so our dives werent crowded
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dmitrii E
  • Russia Russia
One of our groups have even met whale shark !!!!

There were turtles, grey reef, whitetip reef sharks and manta cleaning stations. The boat, cabins, crew, dive guids, food, beverages, service....everything was more than exelent. Moreover, each dinner we had a bottle of white and red wine at each table.

Recommended for
Dive, eat, sleep. Nothing to add.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alexander J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent boat and staff with fantastic diving - you can't go wrong here

This is a very well run dive operation with a fantastic pair of dive managers, Gabriel and Maria. They both really look after you and the experience level of the guiding I received was second to none. (Gabriel is both full cave and tech certified and very experienced). Gabriel the DM and boat manager went way above and beyond to make sure we got in the water at the right time and location to see everything we wanted to. Highly recommend this boat and crew, it was the best liveaboard I've done yet.

Recommended for
The dive guide, the condition of the boat, the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jung Pil L
  • South Korea South Korea
Truly the best of Maldives

Manta night dive, Nurse shark night dive, whale shark dive (3 whale sharks at the same time), special Maldivian dinner, and friendly crew & guides

Recommended for
Experienced guides, great food and facility, good itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent dive trip on a luxurious boat

mantas, mantas, mantas tuna factory dive with huge moray eels beach bbq in the evening making new friends

Recommended for
great diving, great food, great company
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Iossef B
  • Israel Israel
Just wonderful

Everything was perfect! Thanks

Recommended for
Dives,vessel, guides
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nelson P
  • Venezuela Venezuela
Best Crew & Dives in Maldives.

Our first time in Maldives and it was a wonderful experience, the Emperor's team made us feel at home and gave us a unique experience.

Recommended for
Dive Guides, The Crew, Dive Sites
  • 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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • melaine Q
  • France France
Amazing expérience in emperor serenity better than what I was expecting.

Night dive with nurse sharks/ whale shark encounter/ diving with mantas ray.

Recommended for
Diving experience/very nice crew and dive master/ very comfortable boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Good. We enjoy the service and facilities onboard

Wonderful dive trip!Should be back again.

Recommended for
Food is always good. Diving sites are aswome. Cabin is comfort.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erick F
  • Mexico Mexico
Rinse and repeat!

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • DANY A
  • Lebanon Lebanon
Perfect Diving Trip, everything was well thought of and very well organized

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • dinesh K
  • India India
It was Safe, well managed and simply amazing

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • South Korea South Korea
It was a super excellent liveaboard trip !

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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael M
  • United States United States

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Blake H
  • United States United States
Dreamstate experience

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!
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kristen Z
  • Canada Canada
Good diving, great crew, comfortable liveaboard

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Todd M
  • United States United States
Such a great time!

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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Hao T
  • China China
Excellent experience.

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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marc M

Everything was amazing, just want to go there again !

Recommended for
The dive guide, the team, the boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jason D
  • United States United States

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!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Matthew M
  • United States 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.

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Cindy P
  • United States United States
Fabulous Trip to the Maldives!

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Luiz B
  • Brazil Brazil
nice trip

manta view

Recommended for
boat, cabin, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Damla K
  • Turkey Turkey
Good service, attractive underwater life

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christian S
  • Denmark Denmark
Best diving experience ever

The many dives and the friendliness from the crew.

Recommended for
Superb guides. Thrilling divesites and comfortable diving boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alejandro C
  • Spain Spain
Amazing week in Maldives

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
  • 7.6 Good
  • Antony H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Overall I enjoyed it very much

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
  • 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
  • Dominik K
  • Germany Germany
Phantastic dive week in a wonderful boat with a super nice Crew!

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lucian S
  • France France
just great

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)
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Keith E
  • Ireland Ireland
Fantastic experience, great array of diving, very comfortable boat.

Dive with strong current, Manta feeding station and whale shark

Recommended for
Variety of marine life, comfort of the boat, great staff
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark F
  • Switzerland Switzerland
A fantastic liveaboard experience all round.

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.