Virgo Liveaboard, Maldives

Virgo: comfort, value for money and spectacular dives.

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 8 cabins. Like its sister ships, Leo and Orion, Emperor Virgo Maldives takes you to various diving locations at the central atolls and Maldives for a week of wonderful 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.

Accommodation

This beautiful 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 double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, TV, DVD player, safe and a minibar.

Lower Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 double or 2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Main Deck Cabin

Main Deck Cabin

Room size: 9 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1double or 2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Upper Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1double or 2 single
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

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 sundeck, soak in the Jacuzzi, or just take a nap in one of the comfortable sunbeds. In the evenings, you can watch the sun disappear over the horizon.

Catering

The restaurant offers buffet-style Maldivian, Asian and Western cuisine three times a day, prepared by the onboard chef. Dinner is eaten 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.

Diving

The perfect points of entry and exit for your dive, are from the 20-meter long tender Dhoni that follows Virgo. There are 12-liter tanks filled with air or Nitrox free of charge. 2 freshwater buckets will also be available for rinsing dive gear, cameras, and dive computers. All the diving gear is stored on the Dhoni, giving you extra space on the liveaboard.

Many of the dives 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.

Destinations

⚓︎Maldives
⚓︎Central Atolls
⚓︎Northern Atolls
⚓︎Southern Atolls

Virgo Liveaboard SCHEDULE

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master 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 litre or extra tanks, WiFi ($22++)

Specifications

Year built: 2012
Length: 105 feet
Beam:30 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

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

GPS
Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
Emergency Rafts
Life Vests
Fire Alarm &Fire Extinguishers
Oxygen
First Aid Kits
Satellite &mobile phones
Bilge pump alarm
Searchlight
Engine room CCTV
Crew trained in first aid

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