EMPEROR VOYAGER I 2019 - 2020 I GROUPS OFFER 6 + 1 FREE I THE BEST OF MALDIVES

EMPEROR VOYAGER I 2019 - 2020 I GROUPS OFFER 6 + 1 FREE I THE BEST OF MALDIVES
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The ultimate in style and comfort, enjoy the atmosphere with 20 guests in double and twin spacious cabins. Excellent buffet food and personalised service from experienced staff. Home Theatre System. Rebreather friendly. Free Nitrox, WiFi available.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16 - 17 Dives
  • Languages spoken: English German Spanish
  • North & South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, North Male
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals, drift dive kandus, feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef & guitar sharks
  • Rebreather friendly 
  • Families welcome
  • Non divers get free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board. 
  • Free nitrox.
  • Rental equipment and dive courses available
  • BBQ on a deserted beach
  • Includes a night dive
  • Cruises Saturday to Saturday

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from dhoni
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Nitrox (Free) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck Rebreather-Friendly
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/TV Area UK (3 Pin) Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkeling  Land Excursions
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food
  • Alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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Dates available
Departure: 21/12/2019
Arrival: 28/12/2019
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 28/12/2019
Arrival: 04/01/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 20
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 01/02/2020
Arrival: 08/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 08/02/2020
Arrival: 15/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 15/02/2020
Arrival: 22/02/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 29/02/2020
Arrival: 07/03/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 21/03/2020
Arrival: 28/03/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure: 28/03/2020
Arrival: 04/04/2020
Duration: 7 nights
Spaces available: 16
Harbors (Departure - Arrival): Male - Male
Departure Arrival Duration Spaces available Harbors (Departure - Arrival)
21/12/2019 28/12/2019 7 nights 20 Male - Male
28/12/2019 04/01/2020 7 nights 20 Male - Male
01/02/2020 08/02/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male
08/02/2020 15/02/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male
15/02/2020 22/02/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male
29/02/2020 07/03/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male
21/03/2020 28/03/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male
28/03/2020 04/04/2020 7 nights 16 Male - Male

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THE MV EMPEROR VOYAGER

The plush and comfortable Emperor Voyager is the ultimate vessel for your dive vacation. Guests will enjoy iconic dive sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. You will explore the best and most famous sites of the Maldives on a trip of wonderful diving across the Maldivian atolls. Meet Mantas, Whale Sharks, Hammerheads and an abundance of diverse marine life of many varieties.

The Emperor Voyager is 98 feet (30m) long and 30 feet (9m) wide. The vessel was crafted in 2004 and under went a total overhaul in 2014. To ensure your Dive Safari Holiday becomes a memorable experience, every aspect of Emperor Voyager's design, itinerary and menu are customized to give Divers the ultimate liveaboard experience. From the diving, to the leisure activities, the luxury and comfort found aboard the Emperor Voyager will create a diving memory you will cherish for a lifetime. Professional Dive Guides offer Manta diving, Whaleshark diving, diving with man-sized Nurse Sharks, among many other activities. The liveaboard Emperor Voyager is a charming yacht, built for those who want to unveil the hidden treasures of the Maldives. The Emperor Voyager's itineraries are arranged so the dive sites can be visited at the perfect time. Moreover, it differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation, services and facilities.

CABINS

The Emperor Voyager accommodates 20 guests in 7 Twin (choice of decks) and 3 Double Cabins, all with en-suite, air-conditioning and a fan. The Upper Deck has 2 Twin Cabins, the Main deck has 1 Twin Cabin and the Lower Deck has 3 Double and 4 Twin Cabins. 1 bath, sun deck & dive towels are provided for each guest.

AMENITIES

For between dive activities, a library, board games and snorkeling, are offered. Visit a deserted island for a barbeque under the stars. In addition, Male City tours are available by request. The Emperor Voyager is a modern liveaboard with all the comforts from home included. The Main Deck has a large outdoor sofa relaxing area and a corner Bar and drinks area. There are several sofas and tables inside for relaxing. On the Upper Deck is a home theatre and comfy sofas, whilst outside is the Dining Lounge with tables and chairs with a sea view where you will have all your meals and aperitifs but can also make use of this area to check your cameras and torches or simply relax. The Sundeck is perfect for catching those sun rays or having a nap in a deck chair. With the comfortable areas and fun activities, there will be no time to be bored on this amazing adventure.

FOOD ON BOARD

Delicious snacks and meals prepared with love and attention is the best way to ensure there is enough energy for the next dive. On the Emperor Voyager you can choose your favorite diving dish from a buffet in the Dining/Lounge whilst surrounded by a spectacular view of the sea. Menus include Western food with Vegetarian options served as a buffet. Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cocktails are available at an extra charge on board the Emperor Voyager. Special dietary requests can be honored by stating your needs on the booking form.

MAIN DECK - TWIN BED CABIN

This twin is located in the main deck, it is all en suite with air-con and a fan plus 2 towels per guest., the cabin is big and comfortable, with a large picture window, a great place to relax after your diving.

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - DOUBLE BED CABIN

These cabins are located in the lower deck with a great double bed with en suite with air-con and a fan plus 2 towels per guest, best place to relax after your dives. The cabins have portholes.

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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UPPER DECK - TWIN BED CABIN

These two twin bed cabins are located in the upper deck with en suite with air-con and a fan plus 2 towels per guest. Cabin location is great with large picture windows and perfect to relax after your diving.

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LOWER DECK - TWIN BED CABIN

These five twin are located in the lower deck, they are all en suite with air-con and a fan plus 2 towels per guest., the cabins are big and comfortable, great place to relax after your diving. the cabin has portholes.

  • Size: 9 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Male and ends in Male
  • The closest airport is Male Intl (MLE)
  • A representative of the Liveaboard will be waiting for you at the Emperor arrange transfers from the airport to the boat at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 and are free of charge
  • The meeting point is beside the Help Desk
  • Guests who use the 11:00 transfer accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready.
  • A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch.
  • If you do not wish to wait for one of the above transfers or you arrive after the last transfer, taxis are available at the airport for around $15, our airport representative will be happy to help you, however please note that boarding may not be possible before 13:00.
  • If you are already in the Maldives, you should make your way to the airport for the 16:00 transfer.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is according to your flights.
  • The boat departs Male in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European round 2-pin electrical sockets using 220 volts AC 50Hz. UK 3 pin are available as well as Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, Cash (USD), Cash (EUR), Cash (GBP), Cash
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Male in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 07:00 on the last day.
  • Airport drop-off time is around 07:00

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • If you have to wait for a transfer on arrival or for a connecting domestic flight, the airport is reasonably comfortable and has a shop for local SIM cards, a post office, money changer, and a few decent coffee shops / restaurants Inc. Thai Express, Burger King and a New Noodle.
  • Transfer directly to the airport guests can opt to use the airport lounge (more information can be found: Plaza Premium Lounge) or store their bags in a lockup at the airport and spend time in Male, independently and at their leisure.
  • Longer waiting times (i.e. PM flights), guests can request to their Cruise Director onboard, day use at a hotel in Hulhumale, payable directly to the hotel on arrival.
  • No direct transfers to/from the liveaboard from/to resorts
  • The average water temperature is 29°C and a Lycra 3mm wetsuit is fine in tropical waters but some divers prefer a 5mm suit if doing more than one dive a day
  • Toiletries are not included
  • Wi-Fi and internet is available when a mobile signal is present normally only nearby or in port Approx.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 17 – 18 dives
  • Level required : Open Water
  • You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong.
  • Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience.
  • Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.
  • Welcome to one of the most appealing and dreamed-of dive destinations in the whole wide world. With 26 atolls, the diving is at a drift pace with currents carrying you along in waters that simply surge with nutrients, attracting the richness of marine life for which the Maldives is best known.
  • This is the Best of the Maldives, a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties
  • We don't follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours for the exploring.
  • This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish and the abundant macro life
  • Get up close at the Manta cleaning stations without disturbing the locals
  • One of the best known dive sites is Maaya Thila
  • A night dive from sheltered moorings is a main part of your itinerary
  • The boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them
  • All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Transfer to the boat Check in Meet the crew Welcome briefing Assign cabins
  • Prepare dive equipment
  • Dinner on board

DAY 2 - 6

  • Diving trip with full board (including water) and daily diving plan
  • The route will take you to North and South Male, Vaavu and Ari
  • We´ll dive the best dive sites in each area.
  • For non divers we have activities such as: Snorkel, kayak or paddle board.
  • We´ll visit desert islands and fishermen villages if the logistic and the weather allows it.

DAY 7

  • 2 dives in the morning Arrival in port after 4 pm
  • Dinner on board
  • Possibility to visit around

DAY 8

  • Complimentary Male City Tour, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes before transferring to the airport.
  • Unfortunately our trip has come to an end and we have to say goodbye, but we hope to see you again soon!

DIVING AREAS

Rasdhoo Atoll: The small atoll of Rasdhoo lies off the northeastern corner of Ari Atoll proper. The atoll's main island, also called Rasdhoo, is the administrative capital of North Ari Atoll, despite not being within the natural atoll itself. Good chance to see mantas on various dive sites throughout the year.

Madivaru: (Hukrueli Faru) - Madivaru is home to a very colorful coral reef. The site is named for the abundance of manta rays seen here (Madi means manta ray in the Maldivian language Dhivehi) during the northeast monsoon season. Depths range from 25 feet to almost 100 feet, making the dive particularly interesting and varied. Manta rays are attracted to Madivaru because of the strong currents that form a whirlpool effect in the deeper parts of the site, where the manta rays can hover over the currents. The mantas are also attracted to the several cleaning stations located around Madivaru.

Hammerhead Point: Popular dive site for Maldives liveaboards. Its proximity to deep waters lends the location the best chances of getting close to these magnificent creatures. Often considered to be the highlight of many Maldives liveaboard trips.

North Ari Atoll: Diving at Ari Atoll is famous for Hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other pelagic fish are more commonly encountered around Ari Atoll and even the mighty whale shark regularly puts in appearances, especially in its marine protected areas. Although there are spots elsewhere for sharks and mantas the most reliable sites for this ever popular passing trade are located here.

South Ari Atoll: South Ari Atoll diving differs from many other areas in the Maldives since it does not feature many long stretches of barrier reef. Instead, there are a lot of thilas here where submerged pinnacles both inside and outside the atoll lagoons act as sites of marine aggregation, making for wonderful diving both in and around the pinnacles and in the kandus (channels).

South Male Atoll: Kandus, or channels, are a major feature of South Male diving. On the eastern reef wall there are 6 channels through which a huge volume of water gushes, bringing with it all the nutrients to attract large quantities of marine life.

Cocoa Thila: is South Male's most revered site. It is a large, deep water pinnacle on the outer edges of the atoll, its many ravines and overhangs provide divers with refuges in which to shelter from the strong currents that attract grey reef sharks, eagle rays and large schools of fusiliers. Larger reef fish can be observed too, such as sweetlips, snappers and groupers.

Vaavu Atoll: Vaavu Atoll boasts Fotteyo Falhu - the largest unbroken barrier reef in the Maldives. The reef is 50 km long and the easternmost point of the Maldives archipelago. Vaavu is mostly visited by liveaboards and this is undoubtedly the best way to explore these unspoilt sites. In addition, this atoll is an ideal place for manta ray sightings and they can be found in great numbers from May to July. Whale sharks are common here at certain times of year Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving

North Male Atoll: Also known as North Kaafu, North Male is perhaps the best known and explored diving area of the Maldives, having long been recognised as providing a great variety of scuba diving, beautiful scenery and a geographical location that makes it relatively easy to get to. North Male Atoll diving is characterised by reefs, caves, current-swept channels and drop offs. The atoll sees plenty of fish action and is generally a good area for large pelagics, with reef sharks and mantas at the front of the queue.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • Nitrox
  • Island Barbecues
  • SMB (Surface marker buoy)
  • Transfer to/from the airport (return)
  • Trip to Male city
  • If itinerary includes a domestic flight, it's included in the price
  • Green fees
  • Service fees GST and service tax

NOT INCLUDED

  • Full set of rental equipment including SMB and dive computer: 336 USD per trip
  • Full set of rental equipment including SMB and NO dive computer: 303 USD per trip
  • 15 L Tanks: 101 USD per trip
  • Courses
  • Wifi (USD22 per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended 10% value of the cruise)
  • Soft drinks, alcohol 

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • More than 56 days prior to departure cancellation fee of 50% is charged (or loss of deposit, whichever is greater).
  • • 56 days or less prior to departure a cancellation fee of 100% is charged
  • Note: the above percentages are of the total booking cost, not on any deposit received. 

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 working days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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