Dive Trip Quick Facts

Magical Maldives, India, & Dubai

Location: Maldives

Best Time of Year: October - April

Trip Length: 15 days/14 nights

Required Experience: Should be comfortable with drift dives

Price: Please inquire

Major highlights include the stunning Taj Mahal, the city of New Delhi and the historic city of Jaipur. Continue your exceptional journey to the amazing city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Relax on the beautiful beaches, admire the landscape from the highest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, and take a half-day tour of the vibrant and luxurious Dubai city.

Trip Highlights

Maldives reefs, whalesharks, manta ray cleaning stations, New Delhi City, Taj Mahal, Burj Khalifa, Dubai City

More Details

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you everything you could ever wish for. From the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll, the Maldives are probably the most picturesque and idyllic islands you can visit. Awaiting you are channels, drifts, pinnacles and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties, including  assorted pelagics, moray eels and reef fish. You’ll also have chances of meeting graceful whale sharks. The liveaboard will aim to find them so you can get in the water and snorkel with them…as long as they stay around long enough!

Manta cleaning stations are plentiful in the Maldives. There’s no other experience like try to relax on the bottom of the ocean floor, while anxiously waiting for the shadow of a magnificent giant Manta Ray to wash over you. Giving the illusion of a jet plane looming over you, an encounter with these gentle giants will stay with you forever.

One of the best known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 100 feet (30m) in diameter and is known to be home to sharks and fish a plenty. A night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must!

The India portion of the journey will introduce you to three very different northern cities and the colourful rural life of Rajasthan. From the hectic pace of Delhi with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments, and colonial past, you’ll travel by private transport to Agra and discover the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal – truly one of the wonders of the world. Discover why Jaipur is called the “Pink City” and get a taste of village life in Abhaneri with its magnificent stepwells.

Lastly, Dubai will fascinate you with its avant-garde architecture, as well as it’s luxurious sights, shopping centers, hotels  and much more. A visit to the top of Burj Khalifa which is approximately 2716 feet (or 828 meters high) will offer you unparalleled vistas of the Arabian Desert and the Gulf Coast. The building itself has interactive and highly technologic multi-media exhibits. In addition, you’ll also visit several historic buildings, mosques, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah beach.

What is Included

  • 7 nights in a standard cabin onboard the Emperor Voyager liveaboard
  • Free Nitrox, 2-3 dives per day with guides, filled tanks, weights & belt
  • All meals onboard, and unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Male city tour on request
  • 6 days / 5 nights Golden Triangle of India tour
  • All accommodation in India at comfort hotels with breakfast
  • 2 nights accom at the Holiday Inn in Dubai with breakfast
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Dubai City
  • 1 hour tour at the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai
  • All required transfers

What Else You Need to Know

We also book other liveaboards in the Maldives such as Carpe Vita ExplorerMaldives Aggressor, Constellation Fleet and Manthiri liveaboard among others. Please inquire for details about whichever liveaboard or land-based operation you may be interested in.

Not included:

  • International airfares
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Meals other than specified
  • Diving equipment
  • Dive and travel insurance
  • Soft drinks, juices and alcohol aboard the Emperor Voyager
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Applicable professional fees

Rates are subject to change without notice. Please enquire about assistance with airfare. A liability waiver form will be required to sign, either prior to departure, or on location. A valid dive certification card issued by an internationally recognized scuba diving association needs to be presented on location.

Non Divers

Best to join after liveaboard