Christal Seas Scuba Holidays





Maldives Liveaboard


5 to 13 September 2021

After the Liveaboard there is the option to add an a 2 or 3 night extension in a beautiful Maldives resort.  

Emperor Explorer (click for details)

The Maldives is one of the most amazing places to dive and we have got a special itinery planned to spot Mantas and the other marine life that the Maldives is famous for. This fantastic trip is scheduled around the New Moon phases when tidal ranges are greater, bringing in a good flow of plankton into Hanifaru Bay which is famous for large aggregations of mantas.   


Hanifaru is a marine protected area so only snorkelling allowed at that site. The itinery also includes North Male and Lhavinyani Atoll, diving renowned sites like Kuredu express and Kuredu caves. The nutrient-rich waters in these areas make for spectacular sightings so as well as Mantas you will have the chance to encounter turtles, grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks and much more.    


Click here for Itinerary route and highlights


Emperor Explorer is a brand new boat in the Emperor fleet and offers 4 dives per day.  The boat has 13 cabins over 3 decks and accommodates up to 26 divers. The saloon has a large dining area along with a spacious ‘living room’ style set up. There are 2 bars, 1 in the main saloon and 1 on the main deck. The separate dive dhoni is well equipped and large enough for everyone. The crew are amazing and the food is fabulous.

September can be rainy but it tends to be tropical and rain heavily for a little while then clear pretty quickly. Water temperatures can be anywhere between 26 - 30 degrees and air temperature is normally around 29 degrees. 

See the Emperor Divers 'Read before you go sheet' for more detailed info.


Flight Details

Provisional flight details:

Flight UL 504/1:  Leave London at 21.30 on 4 Sept.   Arrive Male at 14.30 on 5 September

Flight UL 102/5:  12 September:  Leave Male at 09.25.  Arrive London 20.00

Baggage Allowance

  • Tbc


Transfer to Airport (UK)

Number of Places

Christal Seas Scuba may arrange a transfer from the dive centre to/from airport at an additional cost



Holiday Price

The boat is made up of the following cabins, with prices including flights:

7 lower deck cabins (2 double & 5 double/twin) -   £2575 pp

2 twin/double Main deck suites - £2695 pp

2 twin Upper deck cabins - £2695 pp

2 Upper deck double suites -  £2795 pp

Please note flights are likely to increase by £150 from March 2021 so please check current price


The trip price includes flights, transfers & 7 nights FB accommodation and tea, coffee and water and afternoon snacks plus a glass of wine with dinner. 6 days diving. 4 dives a day including night dives plus FREE nitrox.  

Scuba Travel need a non refundable deposit of £600 to secure your space, and the final balance is due 90 days before travel. 



Other Information

Recommended vaccinations: Hepatitus A, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio.  Please contact your travel clinic to check your particular requirements

Travel Insurance:  You are responsible for taking out your own travel insurance and it is recommended you do so at the time of booking your holiday.​


Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to book your place!