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MV Virgo

Dive the Maldives on our exclusive Virgo! You can cruise the atolls of Male and Ari knowing you’re getting great value on a liveaboard devoted to your diving holiday (she’s pretty good for non-divers too!).

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. The upper deck has loungers for sun bathing and just kicking back.

With a length of 32 meters, she offers enough space for 18 guests.

Information about MV Virgo

Boat Specifications

Length: 32m
Beam: 9,1m
Engine: 500 HP Caterpillar
Power supply: generators
Watermaker: desalination plant, 9500l per day
Navigation and Communication: VHF radio, GPS chart plotter, Telephone, Mobile

  • Air compressors: YES
  • Nitrox compressor: YES (for free!!!)
  • Rebreather friendly: YES
  • Life jackets: YES
  • Life rafts: YES
  • Language on board: English
  • Dive equipment rental: Full range on offer, must be arranged before arrival in resort.
  • Diving boat/dhoni: YES (fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits)
  • Oxygen: YES
  • First-Aid-Kit: YES
  • Charging units, camera table and tank for cleaning
  • Main deck: comfy sofas, bar, dining area
  • Sun deck: deckchairs
  • Entertainment: TV/Video/DVD, books and games
  • Towel service: 2 towels per guest
  • Life jackets: YES
  • Life rafts: YES
  • Guests: max. 18
  • Dhoni-Crew: 3
  • Dive guides: 4
  • Language on board: English
  • Island visits: YES
  • TV / DVD / HiFi in the salon: YES
  • Visit to male: YES (on request)

As with all Emperor Maldives boats, we offer FREE Nitrox. Virgo is one of the few liveaboards in the Maldives that is rebreather friendly! Wi-Fi is available, when in range, at an additional charge.

  • Upper deck: 2 double/twin.
  • Main deck: 2 double/twin.
  • Lower deck: 5 double/twin (1 available as a triple with a small single bed).
  • All cabins: Ensuite, DVD, hair dryer, air con.
  • Main deck: Comfy sofas, bar, loungers
  • Sun deck: Loungers
  • Entertainment: TV/DVD

All her cabins have double/twin beds, and cabin 3 can be booked as a triple. All cabins are ensuite. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

  • Cabins: 9
  • Air condition: YES
  • Ensuite bathroom: YES
  • Hot showers: YES
  • Power supply: YES
  • Towel service: YES

All dives will be started from the designated dive boat (dhoni). The dhoni will follow the dive group during the dive. This is one of the most comfortable and safest ways of diving, because whenever you are surfacing, the dhoni won’t be far and will be ready to pick you up.

On the dhoni, each diver has a designated space for their equipment, which will stay on the dhoni during all of the safari. This way you will have a lot more space aboard the ship!

At every new diving site, you will receive a detailed briefing from our diving guides before starting your dive. All Emperor Maldives dhonis have at least 2 guides on board.
All divers are required to dive as part of a buddy team. If you are travelling by yourself, a buddy will be found for you once you’re on board. As a qualified diver, you’re responsible for your own and your buddy’s safety.

  • Guided dives: YES
  • PADI instructor: YES
  • PADI courses: YES
  • Dives per day: 3
  • Dive boat/dhoni: YES
  • Rental equipment: YES

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

Welcoming, spacious saloon and restaurant-style dining area with
mouth-watering cuisine with international dishes. The spacious saloon offers an internationally stocked bar.
Soft drinks, fresh juices and alcohol (cocktails, wine, beer) are available, not included in the price.

Meals will usually be served as buffet style with a wide selection of dishes. Water, tea and coffee are available at all times.
In case of allergies or special dietary requirements, please inform us before the start of your safari!

Safari-price includes:

  • Accomodation in shared cabin
  • 7 nights; 6 days diving
  • 3 meals a day; afternoon snack
  • 1 BBQ dinner on local island (weather allowing)
  • Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
  • Total of 17 dives (incl. 1 night dive)
  • Diveguide, tanks, weights
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • Free Nitrox for nitrox-certified divers
  • Return airport transfer
  • Government taxes and bed tax
  • Male city tour (on request)

Not included: International flight, diving equipment, alcohol, soft drinks, juices

Prices are per person sharing a twin/double cabin


Guests arriving at Male Airport on the check-in day (usually Saturday) will be met by an Emperor Maldives representative, wearing an Emperor Maldives T-shirt and holding an Emperor Maldives sign. The meeting point is beside the Help Desk.

Transfers from the airport to the boat run at 11:00, 16:00 and 22.30 and are free of charge. Guests who use the 11:00 transfer have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready. A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch. Please contact us to discuss options if your flight is either very early or later than the transfer times shown as we may be able to arrange an extra transfer for EUR 5 per person paid locally.
If you are already in the Maldives you should make your way to the airport for the 16:00 transfer. The boat moors near Male and departs early on the morning following the check-in day.
If your route does not start in Male and requires a domestic flight on arrival then you will be met by an Emperor Representative where possible, and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight. Full details will be provided at the time of booking.

Check out is at 07:00 and 09:00 AM on the last day of the cruise. Guests will be in the airport by 07:30 and 09:30 respectively. 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. We cannot arrange direct transfers from the liveaboard to resorts.

All details from the boat are collected in a PDF for you to download!