Emperor Virgo is an exclusive liveaboard running by Emperor Fleet, it offers various liveaboard routes in the Maldives, it provide Free Nitrox for divers and can accommodate up to 18 guests.

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Description

Boat

Emperor Virgo was part of the former Constellation Fleet family of liveaboards, in 2015 the well known British Emperor Fleet has bought it, and operate it as one of the Emperor Fleet in the Maldives. It was built in 2012, measuring 30 meters long, and 9 meters wide, with cruising speed at 10 knots per hour. It was built to a high standard for today's discerning diver.

Emperor Virgo has 3 decks in total, offering both divers and non-divers comfortable staying. Decorated in light wood and contemporary style, the main deck has a large saloon with comfy sofas. The bar is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun dips below the horizon.

Emperor Virgo usually offer buffet style meals with a variety of dishes to suit everyone, water, tea and coffee are complimentary. Soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol (cocktails, liquors, wine and beer) are chargeable. For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please inform us prior to booking

The upper deck has loungers for sun bathing and just kicking back. It is the perfect place to enjoy the sun and relax while enjoying the beauty of the Maldivian scenery.

Emperor Virgo provide diving from the Dhoni, an 13.7-metre‐long auxiliary boat where the air compressors, nitrox membrane and dive equipment are stored. The dive equipment is stored in the dhoni all the week, the tank is refilled after every dive. The Dhoni is completely independent from the boat, so thanks to its maneuverability it is quite easy to access to the dive spots and the divers’ collection is more comfortable. And it keeps the noise of the compressors away from onboard guests and humidity equipment will never be a problem anymore.

Emperor Virgo is rebreather-friendly and offers free NITROX, and it also supports Poseidon MKV1, AP vision and manual megaldon units.

Non-divers are very welcome and get a free snorkelling kit + $50 voucher to spend on board.


Cabin

Emperor Virgo has 9 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 18 guests on board.

All cabins are air-conditioned and equipped ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, 220V power plug facilities.

2 Upper Deck Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed or two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, seaview windows.

2 Main Deck Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one double bed or two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, seaview windows.

4 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed or two separate single beds, bathroom with shower, portholes.

1 Standard Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, comes with one double bed and one separate single bed, bathroom with shower, portholes.


Diving

  • 17 dives per week, include 1 night dive per week.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available free of charge for Nitrox divers
  • 15L Tanks: Limited available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Available on special cruise with supplement
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Available with additional supplement
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Visa, MasterCard or cash (USD/EUR/EGP)
  • Crew Number:16+, include 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Routes can be affected by adverse weather conditions and unforeseen government restrictions but we do our best to make sure you dive the best sites.

Best of the Maldives (All year round)

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles


Deep South & Southern Sharks (February - April)

This itinerary suits experienced divers (100+ dives) with a strong focus on drift diving. All your diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exits points.

Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving.
Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.
Huvadhoo Atoll: Whale Sharks, more sharks, fast channel dives in Vilingilli Kandu area


Manta Madness (July - November)

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Baa Atoll: Hanifaru Bay and other great dive sites
Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.


Pelagic Magic (April - July)

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
South Ari Atoll: Whalesharks, Beautiful Pinnacles


Sharktastic - visiting 4 Atolls (January - April)

You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives. Currents can be strong. All your diving is made from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exits points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.


South Central 7 Atolls (January to March)

This itinerary is not for beginners and most dives will involve going to depth and diving with currents. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points. We recommend a minimum of 100 logged dives to join this trip.

North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.
South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
Vattaru Atoll: Pristine coral reefs.
Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, Sailfish, Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays and beautiful soft coral. Manta cleaning station.
Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving.
Laamu Atoll: Beautiful fish filled channels with great shark encounters.

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Destinations Central Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Water Toys, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
31/03/2019 to 07/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,146.25 Detail
07/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail
14/04/2019 to 21/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail
21/04/2019 to 28/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail
28/04/2019 to 05/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail
22/11/2019 to 29/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail
29/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,033.23 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $2,033.23
Central Maldives 7 nights Main Deck From $2,214.06
Central Maldives 7 nights Upper Deck From $2,259.27

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Central Maldives

Period : Liveaboards only run trips year round, with the high season being from November to May.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Northeast Season: December-April (dry monsoon). Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Cyclones are rare but possible in April/May and October/November. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Water temps stay consistent all year round at or above 27 °C through the central atolls, sometimes even reaching a balmy 30 °C. Because visibility is so clear, it is best to wear at least a rash vest for some sun protection underwater.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are reliable and extensive domestic air carriers flying to many places within the country.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.


South Maldives

Period : Liveaboards run trips from January to end of April, during the north east monsoon.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Because of the deep water surrounding the southern atolls, water temperature range from a low of 24°C to a high of 27°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine during this time of the year

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are regular flights south to both Kadhadoo Airport and Kahdheedhoo Airport.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.

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