Included: Shared cabin; 7 nights; 6 days diving, 3 meals a day; afternoon snacks; 1 BBQ dinner on local island (weather allowing); unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee, glass of wine with dinner; total of 17 dives (inc 1 night dive, except on Deep South itineraries); guide, tanks, weights. Free Nitrox; return airport transfer; Government taxes and bed tax; Land visit; separate diving dhoni.
Not included: Flight, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices.
Prices are per person sharing a twin/double cabin.
Single Use Twin/Double
If you are travelling alone, the double with a single bed cabins can be booked on a twin share basis with one guest using the double bed and the other the single. To guarantee the double bed, a supplement of €35 per week is charged. When the cabin is booked by a couple the single bed can be used as a sofa. A supplement is charged for the Upper and Main deck cabins, details are shown below.
Upgraded Cabin Options: Please email us to book the following cabin types:
Single Travellers Guarantee: We guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Atoll. If we can"t "room" you with someone of the same sex and a cabin is free then we will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.
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Please note: Certain offers cannot be combined with other offers including group-free places. If you are looking to book a group, please contact us for a quotation.
Terms & Conditions
JURISDICTION: Emperor Divers Maldives Private Limited (1059486BPT001) is a Maldivian company and is governed by Maldivian law. The contract between you and Emperor Divers Maldives made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by Maldivian Law and clients shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Maldivian courts.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
DAY DIVING & COURSES
Booking Policy: Full payment is required at the time of booking.
Cancellation – Diving or Course only: If a Dive or Course booking is cancelled at any time prior to arrival (for any reason), a refund of 65% will be arranged. The other 35% will be held by Emperor Divers on account, to be used as part-payment for a future booking. This amount cannot be refunded or exchanged with a 3rd party. A cancellation fee of 75% will be charged to any cancellation being made due to a "promotional offer" being introduced after a booking has been confirmed.
Cancellation while in resort: Any service booked with Emperor Divers which is cancelled by you in resort or due to bad weather cannot be refunded or exchanged for any other product or service. An insurance letter will be issued should you wish to make a claim concerning illness, injury or loss of diving due to bad weather. However, Emperor Divers will in the case of daily diving and where operationally possible, attempt to provide alternative dives, but if this is not possible and as a goodwill gesture for those who do not wish to make an insurance claim, will offer a credit voucher to be used with Emperor Divers in the future. This voucher will be applicable for all of our diving resorts but cannot be passed on to a 3rd party.
Learn to Dive Guarantee: Details of the guarantee are as follows -
Scuba Diver, Open Water (including Digital Learning): If, after the first day of tuition and before day 2, you decide not to continue then we"ll refund your course fee. Refunds do not include payments made to the training agency or the cost of any materials you may have purchased. There are no refunds available if you proceed beyond the first day’s tuition in resort and then decide to stop.
Discover Scuba Diving: Should you decide to stop the course having completed the first pool or confined water training; we will refund the value of the Open Water dive which is 30% of the cost. For all courses if you have to drop out due to illness, e.g. ear problems, then the matter is treated as an insurance claim and no refund is offered.
Additional charges: Each resort can have different local fees such as; National Park, Port and Chamber fees, which are paid locally in Euros for Egypt and in US Dollars for Maldives. Services arranged in resort including but not limited to; equipment rental, special tank requests, shop purchases, course materials & certification fees, will be inclusive of any service charges and local taxes. Prices can be subject to change without prior notice. Please check the resort price lists on our website for further information.
If a booking is made more than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to your service start date, thena 10% deposit is due within 7 working days of a provisional reservation. Final or full payment is due 56 days prior to your service start date. A booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been received by Emperor Fleet and the company reserves the right to cancel a booking if final payment is delayed.
If a booking is made 4 months (112 days) or more prior to your service start date you can apply for these additional benefits; $30 USD voucher to spend on our Maldives or Indonesia liveaboards or €20 EUR voucher to spend on Red Sea liveaboards and the possibility of FREE cabin upgrade on selected departures (subject to availability on arrival).
If you cancel:
For whole boat charters Emperor Divers understand the changeable nature of group bookings. The Group Leader should keep Emperor Divers informed if it looks unlikely that you will be able to fill the boat and every effort will be made to help you fill the charter.
Boat Changes: In the unlikely event that Emperor Divers changes the boat you have booked for reasons beyond our control we aim to provide a boat of the same standard however in the event this is not possible we will reimburse you the difference in cost.
Number of dives required: Emperor Divers Fleet advises that all guests joining a liveaboard must be Open Water Diver or equivalent. Currents can be strong; therefore, we recommend that to get the most from our liveaboards you are certified to 30 metres and are comfortable with drift dives, please check each itinerary for further information. The Advanced Open Water Course and/or selected Speciality Courses are offered onboard upon request.
Night Dives: Night Diving is not allowed in the Red Sea marine parks of Brothers and Daedalus nor on Deep South itineraries in the Maldives.
Additional charges: Any equipment rental, special tank requests, shop purchases, course materials & certification fees are paid locally and are subject to local taxes. All local taxes, park and port fees are included in your liveaboard price.
Safety Equipment: Every diver is required to wear a dive computer, carry a Surface Marker Buoy (with a minimum 5 metres of line to deploy during the safety stop) and a torch. In both the Maldives and Indonesia; divers are also required to carry reef hooks for every dive, especially when currents are strong.
To confirm your booking with Emperor Divers you must supply the required information for each guest is as follows:
- full name according to passport
- nationality, passport number and expiry date
- dive certificates level and number of dives
For liveaboards, please supply the following additional information:
- flight details
- if the night before the cruise is spent in a resort, advise resort and transfer arrival time for airport meeting (for liveaboards dive gear for rent (items and sizes if any)
- dietary requirements, including allergies, if any
- medical conditions, if any
Late payment: For bookings where payment is not made prior to arrival in resort, Emperor Divers are not able to guarantee course or boat slots and any bookings will therefore be arranged and paid for locally in resort at full resort rates plus any applicable taxes.
Amendments to your booking: Amendments or cancellations of confirmed bookings should be emailed directly at the earliest opportunity to e-mail.
If your foreign office issues a travel warning and advises against travel to a specific destination, we will hold on account any monies paid to us as credit to use against a future booking or change/cancel your booking free of charge.
Guests are responsible for checking with the visiting countries embassy in their home country prior to arrival regarding visa applications. Emperor Divers is not responsible for cancellation costs resulting in failed or delayed visa applications.
Cancellation of any special tanks or equipment sourced by Emperor from a third party (i.e. Technical) must be received no later than 48 hours prior to your arrival. Failure to do so will incur a charge of 50% of the total rental cost. Trimix tanks will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.
No show fee: Any guest in resort who signs up to dive but does not attend on the day or does not call to cancel by 4.00pm the evening before the arranged day, may be charged a €10 EUR / $15 USD per person cancellation fee.
Surcharges: Emperor Divers reserve the right to apply an appropriate surcharge to its prices should economic changes (such as exchange rates, fuel prices, etc) make a material difference to its pricing structure.
- A minimum of 14 days’ notice will be given before such a surcharge becomes effective.
- No surcharge will be applied within 28 days of departure.
- If the surcharge results in an increase of 10% or more to the price of the dive package/dive course, then cancellation with a full refund will be allowed. Notification of the intention to cancel must be made in writing within 14 days of the notification or the surcharge.
Scuba Review: Many agencies recommend a Scuba Review if it has been longer than six months since your last dive. Emperor Divers advises divers to follow the agency recommendation for safety reasons. The Scuba Review should be booked in advance and takes place on your first day. For liveaboards in both Maldives and Indonesia; the Scuba Review should be completed prior to your arrival onboard and signed by an instructor in your diving logbook. In the interests of safety, Emperor Divers reserve the right to provide and charge for a Skills Review or Check Dive with an instructor or restrict diving activities if the instructor has any concerns regarding diver safety.
Alternatively, a Scuba Review can be completed prior to your arrival in resort or onboard and signed by an instructor in your diving logbook.
We are aware that even after a period of diving inactivity that you maybe an experienced diver, therefore we advise that you complete a Check Dive prior to starting your diving. This allows you to check your buoyancy in an unfamiliar diving environment and acquaint yourself with your equipment. This can be arranged locally and will be incorporated into your first dive and includes the following skills:
- Full mask removal and replacement
- Regulator recovery and clear
- Alternate air source use
- Demonstration of neutral buoyancy
Insurance: We recommend purchasing cancellation insurance, in the event of unexpected changes in your travel plans. Baggage/Dive Equipment Insurance is also recommended. We do require every diver to have valid accident and medical insurance. Should diving insurance not be obtained prior to your visit, this can be arranged in resort with Indepths Insurance (Divemaster UK), pricing information can be found on the relevant product price list or contact us e-mail.
Note: It is the divers’ responsibility to ensure sufficient insurance coverage is obtained for the diving element of the holiday, particular attention should be paid to excess charges that will be applied by insurance companies before settlement of any claim.
Itineraries & Dive Sites: All itineraries and dive sites are subject to various unpredictable changes including weather conditions and changes in local government approval. Whilst Emperor Divers make every effort, we cannot guarantee diving at specific sites. In adverse weather conditions the guides and captain of the boat will have the final decision about which dive sites to visit to ensure that the guests, staff and boats safety is not compromised in any way. If in the unfortunate event that dives are missed or dive sites are not reached due to weather conditions or other unforeseeable changes, Emperor Divers will not offer a refund or compensation.
Diving for Qualified Divers: Emperor Divers dive guides will provide a detailed and comprehensive dive briefing before you enter the water with your buddy. When the guide is in the water, they will remain with the group to navigate the site and to look out for any interesting marine life to show you. The dive guide will not provide any dive training during the dive and you and buddy dive together at your own risk. As qualified divers you are responsible for your own and your buddy’s safety during the dive and to plan your dive and dive your plan by using either dive tables or a personal dive computer. You must begin, execute and end the dive with your dive buddy.
Non-diving guests and guests taking part in other water-based activities such as but not limited to; swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing are done at your own risk. When leaving the boat to take part in any water-based activity please ensure you have informed a member of staff so that they can monitor the conditions and are aware that you are no longer on the boat. Safety equipment is available if you do not have your own.
Children: Children aged 12 years or younger participating in a diving course must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the dive centre, boat, poolside, beach and on the boat when the student is in the water.
Children aged 15 years or younger must be supervised by a parent or designated responsible adult at all times whilst on board an Emperor Divers day diving boat or liveaboard. Children may be accepted on-board for a full charter, subject to consent from the group leader.
Babies and infants are allowed on board Emperor Divers day diving boats at the discretion of the Dive Centre Manager whilst considering the comfort of other Emperor guests on-board. The minimum age requirement for RIB or speed boat trips is 8 years old. Places are subject to availability and you should discuss options with reservations before confirming your booking. Emperor Divers cannot provide a legal chaperon service.
Alcohol: Please refer to the “Read Before You Leave” document applicable to your chosen destination or ask us about any restrictions in local resorts.
Please be aware of the risks associated with such activities which are enhanced with the consumption of alcohol or under the influence of a hangover can impair your judgment and when scuba diving can increase the risk of decompression sickness. Please drink responsibly, within your own limits and act with respect for others and your own safety at all times. Emperor Divers reserve the right to refuse entry to the water if they believe you are no longer safely in control of your own actions and safety. If the guides deem that you are unfit to dive you will be asked to sit out the dive. Your safety and well-being are paramount so this request by the dive guides will only be made to avoid accidents.
Behaviour: Anti-social or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated and individuals who cause a disturbance to other guests may be removed from the liveaboard or diving centre.
FORMS TO COMPLETE
Medicals: All diving guests are required to sign a self-declaration medical. If you are taking part in a course, you are required to a sign a PADI medical form prior to starting the course. In both cases, if you have, or think you have, any of the medical conditions listed you will need signed clearance from a doctor valid within 12 months of starting your course. Where doctor’s clearance is needed, we ask you to arrange this before arrival where possible and to bring it with you to avoid any delays, additional costs or cancellation.
Liability Release: All diving guests are required to produce a valid certification/qualification and sign a completed registration form/waiver prior to the commencing diving activities. Please contact e-mail for a copy.