Emperor Leo, Maldives



  • Modern layout with double or twin cabins
  • Itineraries include The Best of the Maldives, South Central Atolls, and Deep South & Southern Sharks

The Emperor Leo liveaboard offers good value liveaboard diving year-round in the Maldives. She caters to 24 guests in 12 en-suite, air-conditioned cabins. There are eight double or twin cabins on the lower deck, three double or twin cabins on the upper deck, and one large executive suite. On the main deck is the large indoor salon with an entertainment area, bar, and dining room, which leads out to the front deck where the hot tub is. On the upper deck is an outdoor terrace to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset, and the upper deck has comfortable loungers for sunbathing in between dives.

The Emperor Leo dive itineraries explore some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. The ever-popular ‘Best of Maldives’ itinerary goes to the iconic sites of North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll, where divers can enjoy channels, drifts, pinnacles, and the chance to meet mantas, whale sharks, and marine life of many varieties. Diving takes place from the diving dhoni, giving ample room for getting ready and gear storage. Nitrox is free for certified divers.

Book online today to dive into the Maldives aboard Emperor Leo.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, 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 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
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

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

Emperor Leo Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2009
  • Year renovated 2012
  • Length 35m
  • Beam 9.4m
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 500 HP Mitsubishi
  • Max guests 24
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 12
  • Tenders Large diving dhoni fully equipped with compressors tanks & oxygen kits
  • Freshwater maker 9500lt/day

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Emperor Leo Reviews

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 115 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andreas D
  • Austria Austria
The trip was wonderful

to see the sharks

Recommended for
Crew Service, diving and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Glenda J
  • Australia Australia
Great diving, huge diversity of marine animals, unforgettable experience

The information regarding the dive sites was super.... allowing you to decide whether to dive or not. The diving guides were friendly & helpful. The staff were also friendly & helpful nothing was too hard making it a most easy, relaxed diving holiday. Would highly recommend this to give you a taste of the rich marine marine life of the Maldives. We'll be back!!!

Recommended for
Informed briefing on every dive, Great maps , pictures & diagrams regarding dive sites, Safety is paramount on every dive.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ayush W
  • Australia Australia
Great Live Aboard Diving Experience

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of food that was offered each meal. The Boat and Diving staff are just absolutely amazing. Great diving and dive spots, amazing shark encounters. Great experience for new/mid level divers with the infamous Maldivian currents.

Recommended for
People, Food, Diving & Sea Life
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mirjam P
  • Austria Austria
Very good, helpful and friendly staff with perfect ecperience!

Manta Night dive, many different pelagics, in every dive something special

Recommended for
Great guides, excellent service from Crew, Ocean view room is amazing
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Josefina F
  • Argentina Argentina
Amazing trip !!!


Recommended for
The diving’s were impressive
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrew D
  • Australia Australia

Absolutely superb trip. A clean,comfortable and well maintained boat. Varied and tasty food. Friendly, obliging and discreet crew. 17 interesting and differing dives including an extraordinary night dive with mantas. Rented scuba gear in flawless condition. Exceeded our expectations. Well done and thank you all.

Recommended for
Dive variety, fish life, dive guide
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kenneth A
  • Australia Australia
Excellent Diving Trip with lots of on-board comfort and great diving

Diving with the Sharks, Manta Rays and Whale Sharks

Recommended for
Sharks, Rays, Clear Water
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pedro L
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic crew in a wonderful trip experience with diverse dive spots. Eva, Patrick and rest of the crew will be the best of your valuable time.

Variaty of diving sites, well combined with an unforgettable BBQ in a island. Lots of sharks, mantas and all Maldives fishes and corals will make the best trip combination.

Recommended for
Crew, boat and jacuzzi!!!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Cornelia S
  • Austria Austria
Perfekte Tauchsafari mit perfektem Team

Nachttauchgang mit Mantas, super ausgewählte Tauchspots, tolles Boot, großzügige Kabinen, das Essen, die freundliche Crew

Recommended for
Die Tauchspots, die Crew und die Gruppe
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Argentina Argentina

La dedicación del personal para que la pasemos bien.

Recommended for
El personal,la comida,equipos y lugares de buceo