Emperor Leo Liveaboard, Maldives

Emperor Leo – a spectacular diving trip in the Maldives

Leo Liveaboard is part of the Emperor Maldives fleet. Just like her sister ships Virgo and Orion 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 the iconic sites of North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll. During a week-long trip, MV Emperor Leo offers 17 dives including 1 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 for with 2 single beds.

The upper deck cabins are the 2 mini-suites with a double or twin configuration and the executive suite that has 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: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Room size: 16 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Double or Twin
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Room size: 25 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

For comfort and relaxation between dives, relax 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

Leo liveaboards 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 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.

Leo liveaboard 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 of the dive sites are suitable for all levels of divers, however, unpredictable and strong currents can be expected in certain areas. The recommended depth for some dives 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.

Emperor Leo Liveaboard SCHEDULE

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided

Excluded: Flights (International &Domestic), Diving Equipment, Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Juices, WiFi ($22++), 15L Tanks, Crew Gratuities

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

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