The Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.4 out of 10 and 4.5 stars
If you’re set on scuba diving the Maldives, your next decision is whether you do resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But as you’re reading this Emperor Serenity liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.
Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard reveals a 40 metre (141 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 26 divers over 13 cabins with en-suites, air-con and some have sea views. Western + local food served buffet style indoors or alfresco with air-con saloon + bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights.
Features of Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard
The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard are as follows:
- The Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard is 40 metres (131 feet) in length.
- Designed for up to 26 divers across 13 cabins.
- Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, some with sea views and there’s daily housekeeping.
- Warm water showers.
- A sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
- Food includes western style food and is served buffet style and as fine cuisine and can be eaten both indoors or outside alfresco style.
- Free wine with dinner and a fine wines selection, plus beer and a beach BBQ.
- Specific dietary requirements can be catered for.
- Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
- Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar.
- Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, paid-for nitrox available and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
- Paid-for internet.
- On board is a spa and massage treatments at an extra charge.
You can check the Emperor Serenity liveaboard availability and prices here.
Maldives Emperor Serenity scuba diving review
The diving from the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard has a good review rating and she was custom-built for scuba diving.
On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.
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Table of Maldives liveaboards
This list of Maldives liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Liveaboard main photo||Discover Liveaboard||Customer Review (Max 10)||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Yang; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Yang||9.6||85%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Explorer; Booking Link: MV Emperor Explorer||9.6||63%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Theia; Booking Link: MV Theia||9.5||85%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana; Booking Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana||9.5||79%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Ying; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Ying||9.4||87%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Sachika; Booking Link: MV Sachika||9.4||83%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Serenity; Booking Link: MV Emperor Serenity||9.4||60%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Soleil 2; Booking Link: MV Soleil 2||9.3||96%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Atoll; Booking Link: MV Emperor Atoll||9.3||77%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Azalea; Booking Link: MV Azalea||9.3||77%||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
Scuba diving options on the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard:
Examples of the dive itineraries on the Emperor Serenity liveaboard.
- Best of Maldives 7 Nights – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 17 dives in total. Open Water certification – No minimum logged dives required.
Some of the diving in the Maldives are deep dives and up to 30 metres (98 feet), with currents so are drift dives and there are night dives too. But The Emperor Serenity is about including all experience levels of scuba diver, including beginners. However, the beginners will need to limit their dive depths and diving to within their experience level and comfort zone.
On most of these trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, Napoleon Wrasse, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.
You will also get the opportunity on some trips to dive some of the most beautiful shipwrecks too.
You can check the Emperor Serenity liveaboard availability and prices here.
Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard review by customers
Scuba divers that have stayed on the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard review comments include:
- super week of diving;
- Such an amazing experience, Very well organised crew, incredible diversity of dives sites Whale sharks, Mantas, nurse sharks etc we got to see almost them all!
- Unforgettable week with extraordinary diving;
- Perfect Way to see the Maldives; Great Team, Great Boat;
- Five Whalesharks together around the boat and 10 Mantas at the feeding station :);
- Great team on board and beautiful dives;
- Wow !Manta Rays;
- Stunning dives, great food.
Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Maldives Emperor Serenity liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:
Amazing, Excellent, Outstanding all describe the entire crew of the Serenity.Jay L, United States
“No one things stood out, just a very good overall experience.” Recommended for: Guides were Awesome (knowledgeable and caring), Food was quite good and the vessel was quite nice
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