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Emperor Virgo

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The elegant Emperor Virgo offers a variety itineraries, including central atolls, deep south & central south atolls. She's immensely spacious & a lovely way to cruise the Maldives.

 

  • CABIN TYPES
    2 upper deck DOUBLE cabins
    king size bed & picture window
    2 upper deck TWIN cabins
    2 twin beds (adjacent) & picture window
    2 main deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
    double bed, twin bed & picture window
    5 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
     double bed, twin bed & port window
    2 lower deck DOUBLE cabins
    double bed & port window
    All cabins have air conditioning, a private bathroom and plenty of storage space.


  • DIVING
    up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni

    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
    15 liter alu tanks
    (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox & rebreather friendly
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C  ... 
    3mm wetsuit recommended


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee
    glass of wine with dinner
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    trip to Malé on the last day


  • WHAT'S EXTRA
    international & domestic airfare
    alcoholic beverages, soft drinks & juices
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    supplement for certain cabins
    international telephone calls
    spa treatments


ON BOARD EMPEROR VIRGO


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STYLISHLY REFINED


MV Emperor Virgo is part of the excellent Constellation Fleet. At 105 feet long and 30 feet wide she is stable and comfortable.  You will always find a good place on one of the decks or in the comfortable saloon.

The meals are a mix of international and Asian and you'll find a well-stocked bar for relaxed evening moments. For many divers that relaxation wouldn't be complete without a dip in the on board Jacuzzi.

WiFi internet is available on board, though the availability and signal strength depends on the area. Internet may be not available at some places while cruising. WiFi access can be had for a small extra charge per week.

Nitrox is included in the package price and the boat is rebreather friendly.


DECK PLAN ... ITINERARY MAP ... TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


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DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

THE BEST OF THE MALDIVES

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SHARKTASTIC

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SOUTH CENTRAL ATOLLS

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DEEP SOUTH & SOUTHERN SHARKS

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SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Wooden hull
Length: 32 meters (104 foot)
Beam: 9.1 meters (30 foot)

DIVING FACILITIES

 Compressors: 2 x Coltri + Nitrox
Nitrox diving: FREE
SMB, dive computer & reef hooks are required on all dives
SMBs and reef hooks are complimentary
large diving dhoni, fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits
charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks & camera table

MACHINERY

Engine: 500 HP Mitsubishi
Water Makers: 9500 liters/day

NAVIGATION

GPS chart plotter 

COMMUNICATIONS

VHF radio
Telephone
Mobile 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Oxygen
Medic First Aid Kit 


Itineraries


Itineraries depart from Male, including their Best of Maldives trips and January/February shark trips to the south.

See the highlights of these trips on the following sample itineraries.  The final itinerary is, of course, always dependant upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year ...... read more

 

Best of the Maldives: central atolls

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: Whale sharks, beautiful pinnacles
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with soft corals and pelagics.
North Male Atoll: Pinnacles

Sharktastic:  This itinerary is not for beginners. Most dives will involve going to depth and currents can be strong. We recommend you have 30 logged dives and are certified for Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent.

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 soft corals and pelagics.
Meemu Atoll: Beautiful channels with pelagic action, sailfish, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and beautiful soft coral. manta cleaning station.

South Central Atolls:  Most dives will involve going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents, which can be challenging, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers. We recommend you have 100 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each Atoll. Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

North Male Atoll : Beautiful pinnacles & house reefs.
South Male Atoll: Grey reef sharks, eagle rays, other pelagics, beautiful macro wreck.
Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with soft corals and pelagics.
Meemu Atoll: Channels with pelagic action, sailfish, grey reef sharks, eagle rays and beautiful soft corals, manta cleaning station.
Thaa Atoll: Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks at night.
Laamu Atoll: Fish-filled channels and shark encounters.

Deep South & Southern Sharks:  Most dives will involve going to depth and diving in channels with strong currents, which can be challenging, therefore this itinerary is not for inexperienced divers. We recommend you have 100 logged dives to join this trip and require that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each Atoll. Your Cruise Director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

Deep South & Southern Sharks:  Due to strong currents, we recommend you have 100 logged dives and the boat requires that you are Deep Diver/Advanced Open Water or equivalent. Due to weather and diving conditions, it's not always possible to visit each atoll. Your cruise director will decide the best ones to visit at the time of diving.

Laamu Atoll: Fish-filled channels and shark encounters.
Huvadhoo Atoll: Whale sharks at night, abundant grey reef sharks, oceanic black tip sharks, fast and exciting channel dives - silky sharks, great hammerheads, mola-mola and bull sharks seen from time to time.
Foammulah Island/Atoll: Tiger sharks, oceanic manta and thresher sharks
Addu Atoll: The most southern atoll of the Maldives, which is located south of the equator and used to be a British Royal Air Force base..


Travel & cruise logistics


International flights should be arranged for Male, Maldives. All the transfers to and from Emperor Leo on the check-in day (usually Saturday or Sunday) will be met at Male (Velana) International Airport by an Emperor representative.  Transfers depart from the airport to the boat at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 and are free of charge.  If you do not wish to wait for one of the above transfers or you arrive after the last transfer, taxis are available at the airport.  Leo will depart early on the morning following the check-in day.

Upon arrival, after the week's diving, you'll be moored in port from mid-afternoon the day before departure until departure time the next morning. Check out is at 07:00 on the last day of the cruise and guests will be in the airport by 07:30.  For guests continuing their holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, your on-going transfers need to be arranged by you from the airport.

If your route does not start in Male and you require a domestic flight on arrival, you will be met by an Emperor representative  and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight.

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