M/Y Emperor Virgo - Maldives

  • Emperor Virgo
  • Exterior Virgo
  • Lounge
  • Lounge and Dining
  • Sundeck
  • Diving Dhoni
  • Dining
  • Bar
  • Kayaking
  • Deckplan

BOAT ONLY - FROM £1410

MV Virgo measures 32m and has a light and airy feel whilst being excellent value for money. Ideal for those wanting to dive in a smaller group or grabbing their dive buddies to book a full charter. Non-divers are welcome and receive a free snorkelling kit and $50 voucher to spend on board.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Twin or double cabin share
  • Full board & BBQ
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Up to 17 dives
  • Nitrox & Government taxes
KEY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accommodates 18 divers
  • Triple cabin available
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • Sun deck & upper deck bar
  • BBQ dinner at local island
  • Wi-Fi (local charges) when in range
DEPARTURE DATE LIVEABOARD BOAT SAFARI ROUTE i CABIN PORT PRICE
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-3-Apr 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-10-Apr 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-17-Apr 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-2-Jan 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-9-Jan 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-16-Jan 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-23-Jan 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1410pp Sun-30-Jan 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1410pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-6-Feb 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-13-Feb 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-20-Feb 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-27-Feb 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-6-Mar 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-13-Mar 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-20-Mar 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1531pp Sun-27-Mar 2022 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1531pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-20-Jun 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-27-Jun 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-4-Jul 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-11-Jul 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-18-Jul 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-25-Jul 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-1-Aug 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-8-Aug 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-15-Aug 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-22-Aug 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-29-Aug 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Pelagic Magic i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-5-Sep 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Hanifaru & North i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-7-Nov 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1568pp Sun-14-Nov 2021 M/Y Emperor Virgo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1568pp Book Trip

Emperor Virgo is the little sister to the fantastic Emperor Serenity, and promises quality, style, and space ensuring guests have a holiday to remember. Decorated in light wood and with a contemporary style, this wonderful boat accommodates 18 divers over her 32m length. All cabins offer ensuite facilities and either a double or two single beds, with one cabin available as a triple. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving stunning views across the ocean to the islands beyond.

The main deck has a large saloon with comfy sofas, restaurant style dining areas, and an internationally stocked bar with beers, cocktails, and wines, the perfect place to enjoy a drink as the sun sets over the ocean. The upper deck has relaxing loungers ideal for catching some rays before enjoying a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. Wi-Fi is available when coverage allows and can be purchased onboard. As with all Emperor boats, Nitrox is free of charge.

This boat offers great value for money and is popular with both individuals and smaller groups wanting to experience the superb diving of the Maldives. The large diving dhoni gives more living space onboard and means no lugging dive gear around! She sails The Best of The Maldives itinerary taking in iconic dive sites such as North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll with their channels, drifts, and pinnacles where divers can hope to encounter mantas, whale sharks, eagle rays, and pelagics to name but a few, along with beautiful reefs and soft corals.

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Triple Option
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

5 x Lower Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds, and cabin 3 can be booked as a triple. All cabins are ensuite.

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Large Windows
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

2 x Main Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds. All cabins are ensuite. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Upper Deck Twin Stateroom

Facilities

  • Double/Twin Beds
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Large Windows
  • Air con and fan
  • Hairdryers available on board by request.

2 x Upper Deck Cabins. All cabins have double/twin beds. All cabins are ensuite. Upper and main deck cabins have large windows giving amazing views to the ocean and islands beyond.

  • Best of the Maldives

    This itinerary explores the most famous sites across Male and Ari atolls. Divers can hope to meet a wonderful mix of marine life including sharks, reef fish, and morays, the boat will also aim to find whale sharks so guests can get in the water and snorkel with these magnificent creatures.

    Pelagics – Manta Ray – Pinnacles – Reefs – Macro – Drifts – Channels – Whale Sharks
  • Pelagic Magic

    From April to July get ready for a manta and whale shark adventure that will bring divers up close and personal with these majestic creatures. Add to this sharks aplenty, schooling fish, and colourful corals and you have a trip of a lifetime.

    Pelagics - Whale Sharks – Manta – Manta Cleaning Stations – Drifts
  • Hanifaru & North

    This trip runs from July to October when the iconic Hanifaru Bay has a greater flow of plankton creating a feeding frenzy for the beautiful mantas, providing what can be a truly spectacular snorkelling experience.

    Manta – Manta Cleaning Stations – Turtles – Pelagics - Drifts

Diving the Maldives is year-round, with its hot tropical climate. The Maldives lies in the monsoon belt of the Indian Ocean and has quite a varied weather pattern although the temperature remains fairly constant. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally, the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July, and a plankton bloom in early May can cause lower visibility but attracts whale sharks and manta rays. The peak time to visit is generally November to March.

The Maldives is renowned for the large pelagics that visit the area and the reefs that form channels and lagoons, along with encounters with some of our ocean favourites such as whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, and hammerheads. There are also some stunning channels with beautiful soft corals, along with amazing pinnacles to be explored.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-November) Air 25-30°c / Sea 28-30°c

Average temperatures in Winter (December-April) Air 26-32°c / Sea 28-30°c

Daily indirect flights are available from many regional UK departures, operated by several airlines. Direct flights are also available at certain times of the year departing from Heathrow with a flight time of around 11 hours.

At point of enquiry our team will discuss the best priced flights and routes available for your chosen departure date. Airport transfers are included within your package.

Maldives liveaboards can easily be combined with a few nights on a resort, and often a city stopover. You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives.

The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency in The Maldives although Euros and US dollars are accepted onboard, along with VISA and Mastercard.
The time difference is GMT + 5 hours
Calling code +960
Plug types are D and G
Please follow this link for up-to-date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives/health

The meals onboard Virgo are usually buffet style with a variety of local and International dishes to suit everyone, local food is traditionally a bit spicy! Fish is available, mostly frozen with a few fresh catches along the way. Water, tea, and coffee are complimentary. Soft drinks, fresh juices, and alcohol (cocktails, liquors, wine, and beer) are chargeable. A complimentary glass of wine is served with dinner.

For any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian or any allergies, please speak to a member of our team. Produce is sourced locally, therefore items such as, but not limited to; wholemeal pastas or flour, gluten free products or soya substitutes are not typically available.

Emperor Virgo has a licenced bar so you can purchase alcohol on board, but please be aware importing of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by Maldivian law. Bottles containing alcohol will be confiscated at customs upon arrival.

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