The operator’s existing centre is located on the populated island of Gan in Laamu Atoll in the far south of the Maldives.
It also operates five Maldives liveaboards, with a sixth from August in the shape of its new flagship, the 42m Emperor Explorer.
The vessel takes 26 guests in 13 air-conditioned cabins and includes a spa and diving dhoni. It will operate 7-day seasonal itineraries with longer 10-day trips for more distant locations.
Up to four dives a day are offered, along with free nitrox and wine with dinner. Prices start from £1759.