Seasons in Maldives are not defined by a summer and winter pattern. On the equator, hardly any elevation and a negligible landmass make the are follow a tropical monsoon climate. What does that mean exactly?
Seasickness, a spoiler for you complete holiday. With a bit of common sense and some small adjustments you can improve a lot.
There is perhaps nothing more confusing than the atoll names in Maldives. From where came this confusion, well if you are interested, once and for all let’s try to clarify it here.
A question often heard from new divers: Should we go to a resort or on a liveaboard. Go to both, but all in good time. Check out our advise.
SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2016
Maldives is the country of Serenity! Well... that is mostly true if you stay on a resort or on an nice liveaboard. The capital is hectic and chaotic with thousands of scooters trying just not to knock you over and another thousands of scooters parked so that getting on the sidewalk or getting of just impossible. You might think I want to put you off here, but no, I just want to let you know how much we are ready for it . . . Serenity. So if you call your liveaboard the Emperor Serenity, you have just created that expectation but even added some greatness to it. Let's see if they can deliver on both fronts. We, at least, are open for that change after a week of Malé.
SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2016
Often (ok not always) when we fall in love it is at first sight. We remain "in love" when we get to know someone better and see the inner beauty of that person. With aliveaboard something similar happens. First you notice the outside and you're just eager to get to know her better and enjoy time with her. Sometimes that is a disillusion as things have a way of looking better from far away. With the Emperor Serenity we cannot even say she "had to grow on us", no from the moment we stepped aboard we felt her spaciousness, cleanness, organisation, style and pleasantness. Here is why . . .
MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2016
The Best of Maldives is one of the most frequent routes of Maldives. Though it comes under different names, in principle most of the boats include North Male, Rashdoo, Ari, Vaavu and South Malé Atoll. Sometimes done like this, sometimes the other way around so that boats are not visiting the same places all at once. The common route, but nothing common about it, with some luck you can see the highlights of Maldives in a week time. Here is how the Emperor Serenity organises it.
TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2016
So you need to sleep! 3 Dives a day is tiring and a good bed in a nice room is the only thing that will get you in shape for the next day. Luckily for us they succeeded in that field. Though there are some different rooms on board they are all more than sufficient for not only getting a good night sleep but perhaps slightly creating being too nice so you don't want to close your eyes.
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