Emperor Atoll Liveaboard

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The Emperor Atoll is a traditional wooden Maldivian liveaboard, 26m long and 7m wide. A little smaller than some liveaboards, she’s very stable, with less roll. Well-equipped, comfortable and spacious, you’ll enjoy the relaxed ambience. The Atoll was built specifically for diving tours around the Maldives Atolls, and is ideal for small groups of up to 12, with 6 comfortable en-suite cabins on the lower deck, each one with a double bed and single bunk above, individual A/C and a fan.

Emperor Atoll

The Emperor Atoll Liveaboard

The main deck has a large saloon with groups of comfy seats and tables, and a fully-licenced bar stocked with beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Amenities include Wi-Fi, when in range (weekly charge), 38” flat-screen TV, multi-system home-theatre surround sound, and a DVD/Book library with an interesting range of reading materials. Photographers will appreciate the many charging points and the playback/editing facilities.

Emperor Atoll Liveaboard Video

Soak up the tropical views as you enjoy delicious and freshly prepared local and European meals on the open-air deck bow table. We have a big swim platform at the back with fresh-water shower and rinse tanks, and on the upper deck is a large partly-covered fly deck, where you can gather for post-dive drinks, snooze or read in the shade, or catch some rays on one of the comfy loungers & mats.

Both recreational and technical diving is done from our spacious 14m dhoni tender, with 2 professional guides to ensure your safety. Rebreather-friendly, and with FREE NITROX On board, facilities include all guests diving equipment, oxygen, safety and first aid kits, rinse tanks, fresh-water showers, 2 compressors and charging points. Non-divers are more than welcome and will be offered a free snorkelling kit and a $50 voucher to spend on board.


  • Traditional liveaboard with only 6 cabins for intimate groups of 12
  • 3 dive itineraries – ‘Best of the Maldives’, ‘Pelagic Magic’ & ‘Sharktastic 5 Atolls’
  • Non-Divers welcome – Free snorkelling kit & $50 on-board voucher
  • Stable single-deck design with less roll – alleviates sea sickness

Camera facilities

  • Camera tables, charging points & rinse tanks
  • Video playback/editing facilities
Nancy, United Kingdom September 18, 2017

I could not recommend the Emperor Atoll highly enough.

The crew were friendly, approachable and always willing to help or explain anything that was unclear. All the diving was conducted in a professional manner with a focus on safety that put us all at ease right from the start.

There was plenty of great food on board to keep us sustained over the course of the trip which was a nice surprise as other liveaboards tend to under cater.

Recommended for: Great dive team and superb diving


Candice, Switzerland September 18, 2017

Having never travelled to the Maldives before, this trip aboard the Emperor Atoll was really special for my family.

There was a small group on board which gave the boat a great atmosphere and the friendly crew definitely contributed to the overall enjoyment of the trip.

Although the room was very small, it was very clean and well-equipped so this did not take away from the main experience which was excellent overall.

Of course the diving was superb and we saw some stunning underwater scenes as well as a wide variety of marine life.

Recommended for: Sharks and other pelagics


Guy, France September 21, 2017

We are a small group of 6 friends who meet up once a year to dive, and we loved the traditional, easy and relaxed feel of the Emperor Atoll.

Great service throughout, reasonable prices, and the dives were nothing short of amazing. Thanks for a memorable trip!


Luke, UK September 21, 2017

Hi, we are a bunch of University friends, (read tight budgets!) And we chose to do a diving safari on the Emperor Atoll, and it was brilliant and affordable.

The boat had good food, service and the rooms were nice, but best of all, the bar had cold beer!

We swam with manta rays, saw a whale shark, loads of reefs and a million other fish, totes incredible!!


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