Emperor Leo

MV EMPEROR LEO – A SPECTACULAR DIVING TRIP IN THE MALDIVES

Leo Liveaboard is part of the Emperor Maldives fleet. Just like her sister ship Emperor Virgo MV Leo travels to the Central Atolls and Southern Maldives.

Built-in 2009 and renovated in 2012, this fantastic dive boat has a top speed of 12 knots and cruises at 10 knots. With a length of 35 meters, this modern, comfortable luxury liveaboard can accommodate 22 guests in its 11 cabins.

Enjoy a Maldives diving holiday that gives you all you dreamt of from North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll’s iconic sites. During a week-long trip, MV Emperor Leo offers 17 dives, including one night dive.

Accommodation

Leo Liveaboard has three categories of cabins – Standard, Mini-suite, and Executive Suite. T

8 Standard cabins are on the lower deck 4 with a double bed and two twin beds.

The upper deck cabins are the two mini-suites with a double or twin configuration and the executive suite with a private jacuzzi.

All cabins have the latest technology with full air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, minibar, TV and DVD, wardrobe, and safe box.

Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin

Room size: 16 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or Twin
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Room size: 16 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or Twin
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Room size: 25 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1

Comfort

For comfort and relaxation between dives, relax in the beautifully furnished lounge area. Visit the library with its extensive collection of books, videos, and music and wallow in the perfect ambiance with a book in hand.

The spacious sun deck is ideal for outdoor types. No shortage of sunbeds to work on your tan. Or, if you prefer, sit in the shade with a drink in hand from one of 2 fully stocked bars – one outside and one inside.

In the evening, sit and watch the sun go down with a drink in hand. There is also a Jacuzzi on the front deck where you can soak after a day of scuba diving.

Catering

MV Emperor Leo’s restaurant offers buffet-style Asian and Western cuisine three times a day, prepared by the onboard chef. Snacks are also available throughout the day, and there are two fully stocked bars.

Once during this liveaboard cruise, the crew organize a barbeque on one of the Maldivian islands.

Diving

The perfect points of entry and exit for your dive are from the large Dhoni or Zodiac. During the liveaboard dive trip, you can also store all your equipment here. You can dive with air, and for certified divers, free Nitrox is available. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

MV Emperor Leo is rebreather friendly, supporting Poseidon Discovery, AP units, and Megalodon manual units.

There are freshwater showers on the diving deck to rinse yourself off after each dive. Large freshwater buckets are also available to rinse dive equipment such as cameras, dive computers, and fins.

Many dive sites 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 or Deep Diver training is advised. Some dives may be too challenging for inexperienced and beginner divers; the Cruise Director may ask them to skip them.

Marine life is in abundance around the Maldives. Dive guides show you manta cleaning stations, several species of sharks, turtles, and whale sharks are common sightings during a week-long cruise.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2009

Year Renovated: 2012

Length: 115 feet

Beam: 31 feet

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Engines: 500 HP

Max guests: 20

Number of cabins: 10

Number of bathrooms: 10

Tenders: 1 Dhoni

Freshwater maker: 1.2 ton per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB

 Emergency Rafts

 Life Vests

 Fire Alarm &Fire Extinguishers

 Oxygen

 First Aid Kits

 Satellite &mobile phones

 Bilge pump alarm

 Crew trained in first aid

MV Emperor Leo offers week-long diving holidays around the central atolls of the Maldives. Dive with Whale sharks, Manta rays, and sharks.

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16 Oct 2021
Best of Maldives
Arrival: 16 Oct 2021
Departure: 23 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Best of Maldives

This is the Best of the Maldives – and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. We don’t follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them…as long as they stay around long enough!

The first and last night of each trip is spent on board at the port.

Highlights:

  • 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: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

No minimum number of dives needed but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be strong.

Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives, Manta Madness and Pelagic Magic itineraries are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

All diving is from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Complimentary shared airport pick-up times are 11 am and 4 pm. Pickups can be arranged at other times from USD 15 per person.

23 Oct 2021
Best of Maldives
Arrival: 23 Oct 2021
Departure: 30 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Best of Maldives

This is the Best of the Maldives – and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. We don’t follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them…as long as they stay around long enough!

The first and last night of each trip is spent on board at the port.

Highlights:

  • 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: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

No minimum number of dives needed but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be strong.

Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives, Manta Madness and Pelagic Magic itineraries are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

All diving is from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Complimentary shared airport pick-up times are 11 am and 4 pm. Pickups can be arranged at other times from USD 15 per person.

30 Oct 2021
Best of Maldives
Arrival: 30 Oct 2021
Departure: 06 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Best of Maldives

This is the Best of the Maldives – and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. We don’t follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them…as long as they stay around long enough!

The first and last night of each trip is spent on board at the port.

Highlights:

  • 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: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

No minimum number of dives needed but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be strong.

Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives, Manta Madness and Pelagic Magic itineraries are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

All diving is from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Complimentary shared airport pick-up times are 11 am and 4 pm. Pickups can be arranged at other times from USD 15 per person.

06 Nov 2021
Best of Maldives
Arrival: 06 Nov 2021
Departure: 13 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Best of Maldives

This is the Best of the Maldives – and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. We don’t follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

night dive from sheltered moorings here is a must! And the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so you can get in the water and snorkel with them…as long as they stay around long enough!

The first and last night of each trip is spent on board at the port.

Highlights:

  • 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: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Traditional Maldivian Channel Diving
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles

This itinerary gives you a marine mix of big fish such as shark and manta dives as well as reef dives, reef fish, morays and the abundant macro life. Get up close at the cleaning stations without disturbing the locals! One of the best-known dive sites is Maaya Thila; this pinnacle is approximately 30m in diameter and falls away to reveal sharks and fish a plenty.

No minimum number of dives needed but you should be comfortable with drift dives as currents can be strong.

Many of the dives on the Best of Maldives, Manta Madness and Pelagic Magic itineraries are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents are to be expected in certain areas. Inexperienced and beginner divers may find some dives challenging and may be asked by the Cruise Director to skip dives that are not suitable for their diving experience. On some dives, the recommended depth is below 18m therefore advanced or Deep Diver training is advised.

All diving is from dhonis or zodiacs to give precise entry and exit points. Experienced divers can dive in a buddy pair unguided.

Complimentary shared airport pick-up times are 11 am and 4 pm. Pickups can be arranged at other times from USD 15 per person.

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