After our journey through west side and some of the lower inland of Sri Lanka we fly straight from Colombo to Male. The white sandy beaches and blue waters which are a perfect venue for honeymoons and relaxing holidays, always spoke to my imagination. When Leen proposed, last year, to do a trip to Sri Lanka and combine it with a visit to this paradise, the first 3 things that came to MY mind was: DIVING, DIVING and more DIVING!
Whilst looking for accommodation on Maldives, and checking out several resort options, we came across the option to go on a liveaboard. A dream for any diver but a bit of a challenge for a non-diver like Leen. Once we learned our friends Bernie and Stina were moving to Maldives and work for Emperor out there, the choice was obvious. From the airport in Male we will transfer and board on to the Emperor Voyager.
The Voyager is as Emperor says:
“A welcoming modern, spacious liveaboard built to a high standard, Emperor Voyager is a 30 meter boat accommodating 20 guests in 7 twin (choice of decks) and 3 double cabins, all equipped with air-con and a fan.”
This being said, both Leen and me are very curious whether we will like life on board of a divers boat for 8 days. Living on a small space with around 20 guests can be a challenge I guess, but on the other hand as divers, all sharing the same passion, there is always lots of stuff to talk about. The trip will show us the best of the Maldives as we sail around starting from Rasdhoo Atoll to North Ari Atoll, South Male Atoll, Vaavu Attol and finally North Male Atoll.
After this trip we have one more day to discover Male and then hop back on the plane of to Dubai, Düsseldorf and finally … home 🙂
© Picture: Thank you Emperor Divers for the beautiful picture.