Emperor Serenity's Best of Maldives

divetrips Emperor Serenity dive liveaboard maldives


Malé - Rashdoo - Ari - Vaavu

route MLE MLE male ari vaavu

The classical route visiting the central atolls of the  Maldives. Known as "Best of Maldives", "Central Atolls" or "Magic Maldives", this route gives you a very nice impression of what it is what Maldives has to offer. Almost all highlights can be seen during this trip.

This trip is comfortably starting and ending from Velana Airport in Malé, so no additional domestic travel is needed.

The Ari Atoll has it all. Amazing thila's as well as great channels. In principle you can see pretty much most stuff Maldives has to offer: nice colourful reefs with plenty of fish, but also sharks and manta rays. With a bit of luck you might even spot a whale-shark as in the South there is a population that seems to be there all year round.

The Vaavu Atoll has a some good channels as well as an amazing opportunity to see many nurse sharks during a night dive near Alimatha.

South Malé has some great divespots, especially the channels and thilas on the east are, with a bit of luck of the currents, overwhelming.


  • 3 dives a day, 1 night dive per week. (Tanks, weights and dive guiding service)
  • Day before departure max 2 dives (depending on flying times), departure day no dives
  • Free Nitrox for Nitrox certified divers
  • Full board (3 meals a day, buffet)
  • A beach dinner (depending on availability and weather conditions)
  • Drinking water from refillable bottles, instant coffee and tea
  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins, based on 2 persons sharing a cabin
  • Welcome/assistance at international airport on arrival
  • Transfer from airport to boat on arrival day, from boat to airport on departure day
  • Visit of Malé (Capital) on last eventing
  • Visit to local island (depending weather and route)
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%


  • Green tax of USD 6 pp night
  • Crew gratuities
  • Possible fuel surcharge


  • Bar consumptions as listed on board
  • Wifi USD 20 per week
  • Dive Equipment rental
  • 15 Litre tank USD 90 per week

When in doubt...

  • Anything not mentioned in included is simply not included in the package price. When in doubt . . . ask us before booking.


  • Book 8 people, pay only 7
  • Single use of room: 80% supplement

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in 11:00/16/22:30 hours on arrival day
  • Checkout 7:00/9:00 hours on departure day

You should know !

  • Every diver must show his dive certification as well as a valid dive insurance
  • A minimum of Advanced Open Water and 50 logged dives is advised
  • A minimum of 10 bookings is necessary to guarantee the trip
  • The boat keeps the right to make changes (eg route, spots, dives, etc) in the case of unforeseeable events


  • Book at least 4 months in advance and enjoy a low deposit of USD 125
  • Latest 56 days before the trip the total amount needs to be received
  • If booked less than 4 months prior to the start of the trip a 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking


  • More than 84 days before the trip 25% of the total will not be refunded
  • Between 84 and 56 days before the trip 50% of the total will not be refunded
  • Cancellation within 56 days of the trip starting date: 100% will be charged

On board

  • Anything not included in the package will need to be paid on board at checkout
  • The checkout invoice is made in USD
  • To avoid surcharges and exchange rate arguments we advise you to pay in USD:
  • Creditcards accepted: Visa and Mastercard ( surcharge applies )


on lowerdeck, queen sized bed plus single or only double bed, portholes.
4x bed twin
3x bed twin
On main deck, queen sized bed plus single, windows.
2x bed twin
On upperdeck, queen sized bed plus single, big windows.
3x bed double single

All cabins

  • aircon
  • warm shower
  • tv screen
  • multi-media system
  • bed lights
  • Hairdryer



liveaboard lounge clima AC Lounge
liveaboard wifi Wifi
liveaboard voltage on board 220V
liveaboard desalination Hot and cold water
Camera station Charging station
liveaboard reading lights in cabin Visa, Mastercard
liveaboard Nitrox available Free nitrox
Nationality of the dive guids International diveteam
Dives per day 3 Dives per day
liveaboard cylinders 11.5 L Alu DIN/INT
liveaboard 15 Liter cylinder 15 L option
liveaboard equipment rental Dive eqm rental
Diver tracking device Diver GPS tracking
liveaboard meal location AC dining room
liveaboard meal style Buffet
liveaboard coffee and tea 24/7 Coffee, tea, water
liveaboard bar Open air bar
liveaboard draught beer draught beer
Sundeck Sundeck
liveaboard beach BBQ Beach BBQ
local island visit Local island visit
deserted island visit Visit of deserted island
liveaboard fishing options Fishing on request

Trip Details

Starts Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Ends Sunday, 27 Oct 2019
Free places 8
Price per person USD 2.247 ( ± 2,023 euro )
- upgrade (p/p) Main deck - USD 198 p/w
- upgrade (p/p) Upper deck - USD 259 p/w
Embark / Disembark Malé - Malé
We are no longer accepting registration for this trip
Maldives Maldives
2247.14 USD 8
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