Built-in 2012, Virgo is a 32-meter long liveaboard belonging to the Emperor fleet. This fantastic boat has a top speed of 12 knots and cruises at 10 knots, and can cater to 16 guests in its eight cabins.
Like its sister ship, Leo, Emperor Virgo liveaboard takes you to various diving locations at the central atolls and Maldives for a week of excellent liveaboard diving.
A diving holiday that gives you all you dreamt of from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts, and pinnacles of the Maldives.
MV Emperor Virgo liveaboard can accommodate 16 guests in its eight spacious cabins. The upper deck cabins have large windows that provide you with some stunning views, and the lower deck cabins have small portholes for ambient light.
All cabins have a double bed or 2 single beds, en-suite bathrooms, TV, DVD player, safe, and a minibar.
Relax between dives on the main deck, which has a large saloon with comfortable sofas and a bar. Or watch a movie or listen to music while sipping on your favorite cocktail in the air-conditioned lounge on the upper deck. Outside on the
spacious sun deck, soak in the Jacuzzi, or take a nap in one of the comfortable sunbeds. In the evenings, you can watch the sun disappear over the horizon.
The restaurant offers buffet-style Maldivian, Asian and Western cuisine three times a day, prepared by the onboard chef. Dinner is served in the outdoor restaurant, so you can enjoy the sunset while savoring the delicacies served. Once during this liveaboard cruise, the crew organize a Western-style barbeque on one of the Maldivian islands for the guests onboard.
The perfect entry points and exit for your dive are from the 20-meter long tender Dhoni that follows MV Emperor Virgo.
There are 12-liter tanks filled with air or Nitrox is offered free. 2 freshwater buckets will also be available for rinsing dive gear, cameras, and dive computers. All the diving equipment is stored on the Dhoni, giving you extra space on the liveaboard.
During your liveaboard diving holiday in the Maldives, there are many kinds of diving, from a gentle dive on a thila where you can see reef sharks and manta cleaning stations or drift diving in one of the channels where pelagic marine life is in abundance.
At least once during the trip, Emperor Virgo Liveaboard organizes a spectacular night dive from the beginning until the end.
Many of the dive spots are suitable for all divers levels; however, unpredictable and strong currents can be expected in certain areas. Some dives’ recommended depth is below 18m, and advanced open water or Deep Diver training is advised.
Year built: 2012
Length: 105 feet
Top speed: 12 knots
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Engines: 500 HP
Max guests: 16
Number of cabins: 8
Number of bathrooms: 8
Tenders: 1 Dhoni
Water capacity: 9000 liters
Freshwater maker: 1.2 ton per day
✓ Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
✓ Emergency Rafts
✓ Life Vests
✓ Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
✓ First Aid Kits
✓ Satellite & mobile phones
✓ Bilge pump alarm
✓ Engine room CCTV
✓ Crew trained in first aid
Emperor Virgo liveaboard brings you to the Maldives' best dive sites during a week-long diving safari in the Indian Ocean.
Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Divemaster services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided
Excluded: International or domestic flights, Diving or travel insurance, Diving equipment, Soft drinks, fresh juices or alcohol, Tips for the crew, 15 liter or extra tanks, WiFi ($22++)
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