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The Emperor Atoll accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, along with two guides to make sure you get the most from your trip. A comfortable boat, Emperor Atoll measures 26 metres and offers 6 twin/double ensuite cabins. Each has a full-size double bed with a single bunk bed above, air-conditioning and fan.

On the main deck, there's a large saloon with four separate seating and table areas as well as a 38" LCD flat screen TV with multi-system home theatre surround sound. For underwater video and photography enthusiasts, there are plenty of recharging points/edit playback facilities. WiFi is available when in range of a signal, charged per week. The DVD and book library includes an interesting selection of marine life material.

Emperor Atoll is fully licensed to sell soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water are available throughout the day. In good weather, meals are taken on the open foredeck table. The food is renowned for its excellent quality with an impressive variety of both local and European dishes. If you have special dietary needs, be sure to tell us in advance.

From the aft deck, steps lead to the large, partially shaded sun deck with comfortable sun loungers. On the aft deck is a large swim platform with ladder giving easy access to the water. There are fresh water showers and camera wash tanks.

Specification

Type: Wooden hull - Year built: 1988 (Refit every 2 years), Dry dock: 2014
Length: 26m - Beam: 7m
Engine: 210 HP Yanmar - Generators: Yes
Desalination: Yes
Navigation and Communication: GPS, Fish finder, Echo sounder, VHF/CB radio
 

Diving facilities

Compressor/Tanks: 2 x Bauer K14 (640lt per minute @ 230 bar) / 12 lt aluminium
Nitrox diving: Yes
Dive equipment rental: Full Dive sets available for hire + reef hooks, dive flags, dive computers
Safety: Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit
Water Access: 13m Dive Support Vessel ("Dhoni")
 

Camera facilities:

Power sockets for battery chargers and flash, Camera rinsing tank and camera preparation area
 

Hospitality

Accommodation:
 

Lower deck: 6 x twin/double ensuite cabins, each with double bed plus single bunk

All cabins: Ensuite, with individually controlled air con and fan.
Lounge/dining area: Yes
Sun decks: with sun loungers/bed mats
 

Additional

Lifejackets, throw rings, grab ropes, oxygen, first aid kit, safety flags for all divers, VHF, mobile phone, CB radio
Towels: 2 towels per guest
Special diets catered for on request
 

Guests

Maximum 12
 

Diving Guides

1-2
 

Transfers

All our transfers to/from our liveaboards on the check-in day (usually Saturday or Sunday) will be met at Male (Velana) International Airport by a representative, wearing an Emperor Maldives T-shirt and holding an Emperor Maldives sign. The meeting point is beside the Help Desk.

Emperor arranged transfers depart from the airport to the boat at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 and are free of charge.

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.

Our boats moor in port on arrival day and overnight, departing early on the morning following the check-in day. The boat moors in port mid-afternoon the day before departure and remains in port overnight until check-out from the boat.

If your route does not start in Male and you require a domestic flight on arrival, you will be met by an Emperor Representative where possible and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight.

Check in with the domestic airline will commence 2 hrs prior to departure and will close 1 hr prior departure.

Each diver has 25kgs free baggage allowance (standard 20kgs).

The name detailed on your e-ticket must match that in your passport.

Check out is at 07:00 on the last day of the cruise and guests will be in the airport by 07:30.
For guests continuing their holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, your on-going transfers need to be arranged by you from the airport. We cannot arrange direct transfers from the liveaboard to resorts.