Emperor Serenity - New Big Luxury Maldives Diving Liveaboard

MV Emperor Serenity

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Specials: Nitrox & Park Fees included
Emperor Serenity dive boat Maldives
Maldives Maldives
Type: Liveaboard
Departs from: Gan / Kooddoo / Male
No. of guests: 26
Boat rating: 9/10 Based on 5 divers
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Prices from: 2,168 USD
1,926 USD
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Emperor Serenity is a brand-new (2016) large Maldives diving Liveaboard vessel purpose built to meet the demands of discerning guests who want to enjoy luxurious Maldives diving cruises. The boat is 40 metres long and has several decks for accommodation, communal dining & relaxing in groups or in private. To maximise space and comfort on board and to enable scuba divers to be dropped off and picked up efficiently at exact locations. Diving is done from the 20 metre tender, known locally as a ‘dhoni’.

There are 13 air-conditioned en-suite twin & double cabins on three decks. 8 cabins are on the liveaboard boat’s lower deck and each is wonderfully appointed and comfortable. On the main deck there are two large cabins at the front of the ship, both with double beds and a single. In the middle of the main deck is the large air-conditioned saloon with a bar, which is perfect for enjoying social time and maybe a drink or two at the end of the day. At the rear of the main deck is a large and comfortable open-air dining area. On the upper deck there are three more cabins (2 large double & 1 twin) and a spacious lounge, where the home entertainment system can be used to view the day’s photographs or underwater videos. On top of the boat is a huge sundeck that can be enjoyed throughout the day for sunbathing and for stargazing at night.

lounge saloonEmperor Serenity dives all year round at the Maldives’ best scuba diving sites, alternating areas to make the most of the weather & sea conditions and the marine life. The two main itineraries are ‘Best of Maldives’ and ‘Manta Madness’ and are in general 8D/7N & 17-18 dives. Some longer trips are also available and can be seen on the schedule. The experienced and professional dive guides ensure that every dive is safe and enjoyable, and ideally suited to the guests’ level, experience and expectations. They speak English and know the seas, the liveaboad boat, and the resident & migratory marine life.

On board the Liveaboard, the crew take great care of guests’ every need. Housekeeping services ensure the cabins are always clean and welcoming. The chefs & waiting staff provide & serve sumptuous meals throughout the day that will satisfy every taste and appetite. The food on board Emperor Serenity is a perfect mixture of local and western cuisine. This Maldives diving liveaboard is a cut above nearly all others at the Maldives, and certainly anything in the same price range. Booking early is recommended.

Prices & Schedule

MV Emperor Serenity Diver Prices Overview 2024 / 2025
DestinationsDuration Standard Double Standard Twin Upper-Deck Twin Main-Deck Suite Upper-Deck Suite
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Hanifaru & North
( 17 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Double2,538 USD Standard Twin2,701 USD Upper-Deck Twin2,897 USD Main-Deck Suite3,066 USD Upper-Deck Suite3,137 USD
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Best of Maldives
( 17 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Double2,168 USD Standard Twin2,315 USD Upper-Deck Twin2,767 USD Main-Deck Suite2,641 USD Upper-Deck Suite2,707 USD
, Foammulah Atoll, Huvadhoo Atoll
Deep South
( 18 Dives)
7D / 7N Standard Double3,121 USD Standard Twin3,284 USD Upper-Deck Twin3,486 USD Main-Deck Suite3,654 USD Upper-Deck Suite3,725 USD
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Northern Highlights
( 26 Dives)
10D / 10NFull Standard Twin3,861 USDFullFullFull
, , , , Laamu Atoll, Huvadhoo Atoll, Fuvahmulah Atoll
Southern Shark Adventure
( 34 Dives)
14D / 14N Standard Double5,354 USD Standard Twin5,632 USD Upper-Deck Twin5,975 USD Main-Deck Suite6,263 USD Upper-Deck Suite6,383 USD
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Booking / Enquiry

The itineraries below are the most-common for each trip, but these can sometimes be changed for a number of reasons. Small changes are made due to weather & sea conditions, special marine life sightings, overcrowded dive sites, local-authorities' instructions, and the needs & requests of the paying guests. The safety & comfort of all guests is most important at all times.

Itinerary Name (click the itinerary name to open) Days / Nights Number of dives
North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo Atoll, Vaavu Atoll 7 Days / 7 Nights 17 Dives

Facilites, Layout and Specifications

Facilities Available with MV Emperor Serenity
Nitrox Available
En Suite Available
Air con
Courses Available
Free Pickup
All Cabins En Suite
AV Entertainment
Vegetarian Food Available
Double Beds Available
Shaded Sundeck
Available to Charter
MV Emperor Serenity Layout


Sun Deck


Upper deck


Main Deck


Cabin Deck (Lower Deck)

MV Emperor Serenity Specifications
Type: Wooden hull.
Length: 40 Metres.
Beam: 13 Metres.
Year built: 2016.
Water Makers: 12 Tonnes/24h RO Plant.
Engine: 600 HP Doosan Daewoo.
Safety: Oxygen, Medic First Aid Kit, Life jackets & life rafts
Compressors: Yes and Nitrox.
Instrumentation: VHF radio, GPS chart plotter, Telephone, Mobile.
Camera facilities: Charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks & camera table.

Upper deck: 2 x Double with single bed; 1 x Twin.
Main deck: 2 x Double with single bed.
Lower deck: 5 x Double with single bed; 3 x Double.

Sundeck: Deckchairs, bean bags.


Maldives diving courses are available upon request, but need to be pre-booked so that the staff can prepare. This also applies to rental equipment, which is cheaper to rent if pre booked. Please note that the use of SMBs and dive computers is compulsory on all of the Emperor divers Maldives fleet. This ensures that safety is paramount at all times. Certified divers of all levels are welcome. Those with less experience can enjoy the special care of the experienced dive guides. Nitrox fills are free for certified divers, and the liveaboard boat is set up to serve divers with rebreather equipment from certain brands. Please contact us well in advance, though.

Courses Prices
PADI: Adventurer Dives - Deep, Drift, Night & Wreck
81 USD
PADI: Discover Scuba Diving
Including: Equipment Included
95 USD
PADI: Nitrox Diver
Dive computer rental, camera rental and torch rental not included. Courses do not include materials, certification fees or equipment.
156 USD
PADI: Deep Diver
220 USD
PADI: UW Photography
Dive computer rental, camera rental and torch rental not included. Courses do not include materials, certification fees or equipment.
220 USD
PADI: Drift Diver
251 USD
PADI: Boat Diver
251 USD
PADI: Open Water Diver Referral
291 USD
PADI: Advanced Adventurer/Advanced Open Water
(5 Dives)
316 USD

Transfer details

There are free transfers from and back to Male International Airport at the beginning and end of each cruise. These are scheduled transfers, at set times. However, there are three pick up times (11.00am, 4.00pm and 10.30pm) and two check out times (7.00am & 9.00am). The liveaboard boat is moored very near to the airport and the drive is usually no more than 10-15 minutes. Guests staying at a local hotel before or after their Emperor Divers cruise need to visit the airport to join the transfers. Those who need to be collected at a time outside the schedule can contact us or the team to arrange inexpensive private transfers.

Booking / Enquiry

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MV Emperor Serenity Reviews

Read real reviews from people who have dived with MV Emperor Serenity
Kent Hoddle MV Emperor Serenity
Kent Hoddle
Nationality: American
Dived: 26 November 2023
Boat rating: 8/10
Best diving set up EVER. Great boat, great crew, great tour leader.
Nationality: Swiss
Dived: 18 December 2022
Boat rating: 10/10
We had a great time on Serenity. The boat and the dhoni were very comfortable, the crew was very friendly and service was impeccable, and the food was delicious!
Merlin MV Emperor Serenity
Nationality: British
Dived: 28 February 2021
Boat rating: 10/10
Great diving with whale sharks and mantas in abundance. Staff excellent and we were well looked after from start to finish. Meals were very good with plenty of variety. COVID testing efficiently done for travel home.
Ann Thomas MV Emperor Serenity
Ann Thomas
Nationality: British
Dived: 28 February 2021
Boat rating: 9/10
Excellent trip. Fab food, great diving buddies and excellent crew. Couldn't fault it! Highly recommend.
Nationality: Indian
Dived: 20 October 2019
Boat rating: 10/10
Upgraded to emperor serenity. Never the less....excellent diving.....excellent food...excellent staff....very helpful. And excellent support from no troubles just bubbles. :) A very very happy returning customer.
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