Why you should choose Emperor Serenity:
Included in the trip price is Free Nitrox for qualified divers, park and port fees and a free glass of wine with dinner, no hidden extras.
There is Satellite internet available on board and a large deck area and multiple relaxation areas including a Jacuzzi.
The boat is steel hulled and twin engined and there is a beach barbecue each trip and diving groups are kept small and the boat is equipped with full safety equipment.

Emperor Serenity is a 40m luxury modern liveaboard built to a very high standard accommodating 26 guests in 13 cabins consisting of 2 double or twin bed cabins on the upper deck, 2 double bed cabins on the main deck, 5 double/twin bed cabins and 3 double only cabins on the lower deck.

The sundeck is perfect for catching those sunrays or having a nap and the Upper deck boasts a covered and open area ideal for watching photos and footage from your diving or just relaxing, star gazing and soaking up the wonderful Maldivian atmosphere.
You can enjoy open air dining area at the stern of the main deck and several sofas and tables await you inside the air-conditioned saloon for relaxing or watching TV.

All diving is done from Emperor Serenity's large dhoni tender, giving you more living space on board and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time.
She is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX as well as a photography charging station and four dive guides.

Non-divers are also very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.
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Emperor Serenity - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:

3 meals per day, afternoon snacks, Free Nitrox to qualified divers, Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, Complimentary glass of wine with dinner, 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the arrival/departure day), Tanks, weights, Service of experienced Dive Guides, Transfers for boarding and disembarking – Set times, GST 12% and Green Tax, 1 BBQ night on a local island (if the weather and route conditions allow), Land visit (unguided, transfers arranged upon request)

The trip price does not include:

International or other domestic flights, Dive insurance (Mandatory - Dive Master dive insurance available on board for E25 per week), Travel insurance, Diving Equipment, 15 litre tanks and other tank requests must be pre-ordered, Alcohol and soft drinks, 12% GST for any on onboard charges, All other services which are not included in the "The trip price includes" section.

If you book any trip at least 9 months in advance you can also take advantage of a 20 Euro on-board voucher and a chance for a FREE upgrade on selected departures (subject to availability on your arrival).

Single Traveller information
Emperor Liveaboards guarantees same sex cabin share on all their Liveaboards.
If they can’t place you in a cabin with with someone of the same sex then they will give you a cabin all to yourself with no single supplement charge applied.
If you are a single traveller and would like to guarantee the larger double bed in a twin share cabin, a €35 per week supplement is charged to secure the larger bed.
If you would like to guarantee a single cabin for yourself then a single supplement charge of 50% of the price of the other place in the cabin would be applied.
For example if the trip is €2000 per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin, to secure the cabin to yourself you would need to pay the reguilar €2000 + (€2000 x 50% = €1,000) = €3,000 total for your own single cabin.
If you are happy to share with another same sex diver then the price would be just the regular retail rate of €2000 per person.

Group Advantages - Free of charge persons
7 pay and 1 free, 14 pay and 2 free, 23 pay and 3 free.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Diving Equipment Rentals per week paid in advance of the trip
(For payment on board a 12% sales tax and 10% service charge is applicable for all the below prices)
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) E 215
Regulator with octopus E 55
Computer E 65
BCD E 55
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) E 45
Mask E 15
Fins E 20

Diving Courses paid in advance of the trip
(For payment on board a 12% sales tax and 10% service charge is applicable for all the below prices)
Advanced Open Water E 370
Adventure dives (Deep, Drift, Night & Wreck) E80 per dive
Nitrox Diver E 225

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

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Emperor Serenity - cabins

There are 13 cabins for 26 guests consisting of 3 on the upper deck (2 suites with a king-size double and single bed and 1 cabin with a double and a single bed), 2 on the main deck (2 suites with a king-size double and single bed) and 8 cabins on the lower deck (5 cabins with a double and a single bed, 3 cabins with a double bed only).
Upper deck: 2 suites with a king-size double and single bed and 1 cabin with a double and a single bed.
Main deck: 2 suites with a king-size double and single bed.
Lower deck: 5 cabins with a double and a single bed, 3 cabins with a double bed only.
All twins have beds are side by side, not bunk bed style.

  • Lower Deck Double Cabin
    The Lower Deck Cabins are approximately 10.5-13.5sqm with port holes, double bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

  • Lower Deck Double Cabin
    The Lower Deck Twin Cabins are approximately 10.5-13.5sqm with port holes, double and single bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

  • Main Deck Twin/Double Suite
    The Main Deck Suites are approximately 22sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double and a single bed so can be a Double or Twin Cabin.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

  • Main Deck Twin/Double Suite
    The Main Deck Suites are approximately 22sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double and a single bed so can be a Double or Twin Cabin.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

  • Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabin
    The Upper Deck Cabins are aproximately 11sqm with sea view windows and a double and single bed so can be a Double or Twin Cabin.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

  • Upper Deck Twin/Double Suite
    The Upper Deck Suites are approximately 17.5sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double and a single bed so can a Twin or Double cabin.
    All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Lower Deck Twin Cabin
The Lower Deck Twin Cabins are approximately 10.5-13.5sqm with port holes, double and single bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Lower Deck Double Cabin
The Lower Deck Double Cabins are approximately 8.5sqm with port holes, double bed and a flat screen TV with USB connection.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Main Deck Twin or Double Suite
The Main Deck Suites are approximately 22sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double and a single bed so can be a Double or Twin Cabin.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Upper Deck Twin or Double Cabin
The Upper Deck Cabins are aproximately 11sqm with sea view windows and a double and single bed so can be a Double or Twin Cabin.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Upper Deck Twin or Double Suite
The Upper Deck Suites are approximately 17.5sqm with sea view windows, a king-sized double and a single bed so can a Twin or Double cabin.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Emperor Serenity - itineraries

Arrival and departure

Transfers to the boat on the first day:
Emperor arranges transfers direct from the airport to the boat at 12:00 (12pm) and 16:00 (4pm) on the day of departure and both timings are offered free of charge.
Guests arriving at Male Airport on the “check-in” day will be met by a representative of Emperor Maldives who will be wearing an Emperor Maldives T-Shirt and holding an Emperor Maldives sign.
The meeting point is near the Help Desk
Guests who use the midday transfer accept that the boat may not be fully cleaned or ready just yet due to the previous guests having departed that morning.
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 for around $15, our airport representative will be happy to help you, however, please note that boarding may not be possible before 12:00 (12pm) due to the boat still being re-stocked and cleaned.

If you would like to arrive the day before your trip it is possible to stay in the Airport hotel which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay in another guesthouse on Hulhule Island for the night, we don’t recommend booking somewhere in Male as this involves a ferry or taxi ride to the next island and as it is the capital it is noisy and crowded and probably not what you would enjoy.
Planes do not fly late into the night so you will be able to sleep.
Or if you are already in the Maldives, you should make your way to the airport for the 16:00 (4pm) transfer.
The boat moors in port on the arrival day and overnight on the first night, departing early on the morning following the check-in day.

Departure from the boat on the final day.
The boat moors in port mid-afternoon the day before your departure date and remains in port overnight until check-out from the boat the following morning.
Check out is at 07:00 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.
The boat will not be able to arrange direct transfers from the liveaboard to resorts.

If you would like to arrive the day before your trip starts it is possible to stay in the Airport hotel which is on the same island as the airport (Hulhule island) or stay in another guesthouse on Hulhule Island for the night, we don’t recommend booking somewhere in Male as this involves a ferry or taxi ride to the next island and as it is the capital it is noisy and crowded and probably not what you would enjoy.
Please check with your hotel / guest house if there is a free transfer to and back from the airport as some of them charge for this service and it can be expensive.

The Best of the Maldives

As you may know the Maldives has two very distinct currents running at different times of the year and this effects which side of the Maldives all the marine life is on at any particular time.
Basically, dependant on the currents and the winds the best route and dive sites will be selected.

Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck
Vaavu Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

The Best of the Maldives route covers dive sites in the areas of North Male - Rasdhoo - North Ari - South Ari - South Male
However they reserve the right to change it dependant on the conditions and prevaling currents.
You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be unpredictable and strong. If you are an Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment from the trip. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

On the last day there is a free trip around Male to experience a little of the culture and life that makes this oasis in the Indian Ocean so unique.
The Best of the Maldives does just what it says on the tin - you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving. This is a dive holiday in the Maldives to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering the manta, whalesharks and reef residents as you go. The exact order of things is left deliberately flexible to ensure that no matter what time of year your holiday to the Maldives is, the breathtaking world underwater is unveiled in all its perfection.

Best of the Maldives itinerary aims to mix up big fish manta and shark dives with scenic reefs dives, hunting out the smallest reef fish, morays and macro life that are so abundant. Cleaning stations allow you to get up close and personal with massive Maldivian manta, and dives at Manta Point, Dhonkalo Thila and Madivaru provide just such opportunities. Maaya Thila is one of the best known dive sites in the Maldives and for a good reason. This pinnacle is about 30m diameter that descends to reveal sharks and fish a plenty. Night diving here is hard to beat and should not be missed. Log yet more pelagic sightings as grey reef sharks patrol the Ari Atoll area. The boat will also take some time out along the route to look for whalesharks you can snorkel with - grab your fins as these gentle giants can move fast!

Deep South and Southern Sharks

Most dives will involve going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents, which can be challenging, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers.
We recommend you have 100 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent.
Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

Please note: Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each Atoll.
Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving. For safety reasons there are no night dives offered on this itinerary.

Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.
Huvadhoo Atoll: Whale sharks at night, abundant grey reef sharks, oceanic black tip sharks, fast and exciting channel dives - don't take your eyes off the blue; silky sharks, great hammerhead sharks, mola-mola and bull sharks seen from time to time.
Foammulah Island/Atoll: Tiger sharks, oceanic manta and thresher sharks. Oceanic Island rising from the deep with incredible visibility.
Addu Atoll: The most southern atoll of the Maldives, which is located south of the equator and used to be a British Royal Air Force base.

February and March are the best times to sail to the southerly Maldivian atolls and dive into the shark action in these out-of-the-way southern dive sites between Huvadhoo and Addu (Seenu) Atolls. Spend a week away from the madding crowds and dive Foammulah and Huvadhoo on the lookout for the Indian Ocean's larger residents; tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks, whale sharks and many, many more.

From Male we take you to Laamu (Kadhdhoo) or Addu (Gan) by domestic flight to join your liveaboard, and then it's off on our adventure. Laamu is an oval shaped southern atoll, which has some of the top dive sites in the world such as Guraidhoo and Gan. In Foammulah you can expect to meet tiger and silver tip sharks. At Huvadhoo, one of the deepest lagoons in the Maldives, the currents are ideal for even more shark sightings including, hopefully, whale sharks and silkies, hammerheads, tiger and grey sharks spotted most of the time. There are swift channel dives with several kandus; Vilingilli, Nilandhoo, Mareehaa and Kondeey. Addu Atoll hosts the WWII wreck, HMS British Loyalty, as well as popular majestic Manta Cleaning stations with more relaxing sites to either start or end the trip with too.
This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) looking for 'away from it all and different diving' with quite a focus on drift diving.

South Central

Most dives will involve going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents, which can be challenging, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers.
We recommend you have 100 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent.
Divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

Please note: Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each Atoll.
Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

North Male Atoll (Check Dive): Beautiful Pinnacles & House Reefs.
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, beautiful macro wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse sharks and others.
Meemu Atoll: Enchanting channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey reef sharks, Eagle rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead sharks, Whale sharks at night.
Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.

Speedy drift dives, mantas, sharks and diving several atolls.
Our guides and crew make it their business to make sure you see mantas and sharks as well as potential magical creatures coming out from the depths of the blue.
January to March is the time to join us as this is when the current in the Kandus is largely incoming from the east. There's a good variety of diving from thrilling channel dives to more relaxed diving inside the atolls on Thilas or Giris.
The best thing? There are few other boats as we visit atolls that have very few resorts and lots of uninhabited islands so liveaboard competition is low.

Hammerheads are often found in Thaa as well as whale sharks who visit our boat at night attracted by the krill, which, in turn, are attracted by the lights. When the currents are running well, the channel dives here are outstanding. Abundant with schooling snappers, jacks, barracuda, white tips and greys, grouper, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, eagle rays and more.
You will either join your liveaboard in Male or Laamu (Kadhdhoo), and then it's off on your adventure.

This itinerary has a lot of drift diving so it's best suited to more advanced divers. With visibility being really good in the southern atolls, this is ideal for photographers and videographers looking for larger Pelagic action.
South Central matches up perfectly with Deep South Southern Sharks. Stay on board for a second trip and join us in the southern most atolls of the Maldives for even more exciting channels and adventures with pelagics from the blue.

Northern Hi-Lights

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be unpredictable and strong.
If you are an Open Water Diver, some dives are below 18m therefore we recommend having advanced experience or taking your PADI Advanced Open Water course on board to maximise your enjoyment of the trip. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and might be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience.
All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points.

North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.
Lhaviyani Atoll: Fushivaru Thila, Kuredu Express, and Kuredu Caves
Baa Atoll: Hanifaru Bay and Nelivaru Thila, Dhiggu Thila and many more
Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations

This itinerary combines some of the best and most famous dives sites from our Best of Maldives and Hanifaru & North itineraries, creating a trip with highlights from what is generally referred to as the 'Northern Atolls' and it delivers exactly that.

A diverse marine mix of reef animals, stony and soft corals, abundant macro life, marine turtles, manta rays and whale sharks awaits where you can get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals.
Some of the best channels for diving with Maldives reef sharks can be found in North Male. Often the best chances for whale shark and manta encounters can be found in Ari Atoll, such as at one of the best-known dive sites, Maaya Thila. For hammerheads, it's a visit to Rasdhoo Atoll in North Ari.

As well as mantas, you can get close to turtles, grey reef sharks and whitetip reef sharks. One of the big attractions is the chance to encounter mantas feeding and cleaning.
Although diving is not permitted in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hanifaru Bay, we are allowed to go in and snorkel with these gentle giants in the lagoon. After a manta has enjoyed its feed it needs to get cleaned, so we take you to known manta cleaning stations in both North Male and Baa Atoll.
Hopefully these will give you sightings all week long. Of course, sightings can't be guaranteed but diving at this time means your chances are high.

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Tips
Gratuities are encouraged but are voluntary and based upon the quality of service your crew has provided. When settling your bill at the end of the charter, there will be 2 envelopes for gratuities, 1 for Dive Crew and 1 for Boat Crew, which will be divided equally among the respective members.

Communication
Emperor Explorer is equipped with satellite phone and internet, therefore, it is in constant communication with the outside world.
In the event of an emergency, family and friends may contact you at the above numbers.

Special occassions
If there is a special occasion such as Birthday or an anniversary coming up during the trip please let us know in advance. We are delighted to arrange a cake, which will be provided complimentary by the Company.

Electricity:
Plugs are the type G and 3 prongs. Emperor Explorer has 220V and 110V to accommodate a variety of guests’ requirements.

Emperor Serenity - diving

Maldives diving conditions
The climate is warm year round and determined by the monsoons. The monsoons are mild and not as defined as in neighbouring countries.
The northeast monsoon starts in January and goes through the end of April. In January and February the currents can be very strong but the big animal activity can be fantastic.
The beginning of January brings clear water to most of the region which can be over 60m (200ft) visibility.
Underwater visibility in the Maldives is determined by the tidal movements with incoming and outgoing tides.
The monsoon patterns have a significant impact on the diving. From May to October, the southeast monsoon brings more big animal action and is the ideal time to go North to places like Baa Atoll and Hanifaru bay. The air temperature varies little with an annual average of 30C (90F) and minimum of 26C (80F), while the water temperature ranges from 26C (80F) to 30C (86F).

Diving is carried out from a purpose built “diving dhoni” that will not anchor but will follow the divers from the surface.
This is the safest and most comfortable way to dive in the Maldives due to the wind and currents.
Every diver will have their own Dive Station with their own basket where for storing their diving gear, which will always remain on the diving dhoni.
This system leaves the main boat free to handle accommodations, meals and social activities in a quiet atmosphere with more available space for you to relax in.

Most guests make up to 3 dives a day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wetsuit should be comfortable and adequate.
There is a law in the Maldives that the depth limit is 98 feet/ 30 metres. Your Divemaster will requires proof of certification before the first dive.
Proof of your Dive Insurance will also be required, as well as the signing of the usual Waiver of Indemnity form.
Every effort is made to ensure you have a safe trip. However, unforeseen circumstances can and do happen and therefore, dive accident insurance is compulsory.
The reasonably priced DAN Dive Insurance can be purchased online.
We also highly recommend Travel and Trip insurance which can often be added onto your DAN insurance for an extra charge dependant on where you are from.

The Maldives offer the best that diving and snorkelling has to offer, Manta rays are guaranteed on pretty much every trip and there are a myriad of sites where you can see these beautiful creatures of the sea.
All of our liveaboards will give you the best experience possible dependant on the current conditions on your trip and all our boats are liveaboards for people enthusiastic or serious about their diving but also welcome snorkellers and non-divers who will have their own separate itineraries.
One of the highlights of any Maldives safari is the possibility to see one of the gentle giants of the ocean.
Whale sharks are unusually common in the Maldives and are seen nearly year round in some areas and the liveaboard staff will do their utmost to give you this chance encounter of a lifetime.
Diving from a liveaboard in the Maldives is without doubt one of the cheapest and easiet ways to experience the best that the Maldives has to offer and visit and discover more areas and better sites than diving from a land base.

Maldives dive sites

Kudarah Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive

Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life.

The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

Maaysa Thila

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive

Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter.

The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

Bathala Maaga Kanthila

Type of dive: Drift dive

Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu and is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

Maalhos Thila (Blue Curves)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive

Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

Rasdhoo Madivaru

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive

Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.

Guraidhoo Kandu South

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive

Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean.
At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

Kandooma Thila

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive

Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life.
The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

Embudu Kandu (Express)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive.

Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here.
The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.