MV Emperor Leo - Maldives

  • Emperor Leo
  • Jacuzzi
  • Salon
  • Sitting area
  • Sun Deck
  • Emperor Atoll from the back
  • Dinner Table
  • Ready to dive
  • Emperor Leo and Island

BOAT ONLY - FROM £1314

This lovely liveaboard measures in at 35m and after her update in 2019 offers a smoother sailing experience and contemporary fittings throughout. The separate diving dhoni means more living space onboard whilst ensuring divers get the best diving experience possible.

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 24 divers
  • Updated in 2019
  • Jacuzzi & sundeck
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • Large lounge, saloon & bar
  • Wi-Fi (local charges) when in range
DEPARTURE DATE LIVEABOARD BOAT SAFARI ROUTE i CABIN PORT PRICE
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-7-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-7-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-14-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-14-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-21-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-21-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-28-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-28-May 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-4-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-4-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-11-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-11-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-18-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-18-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-25-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-25-Jun 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-2-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-2-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-9-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-9-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-16-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-16-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-23-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-23-Jul 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-24-Sep 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1314pp Sat-24-Sep 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1314pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1451pp Sat-1-Oct 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1451pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1451pp Sat-1-Oct 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1451pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1451pp Sat-8-Oct 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin Male Jetty £1451pp Book Trip
DEPARTURE LIST - £1451pp Sat-8-Oct 2022 MV Emperor Leo Best of the Maldives i Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins Male Jetty £1451pp Book Trip

Emperor Leo is a stylish boat with contrasting wooden decor throughout. The main deck has a large lounge with sofas, licensed bar, and Jacuzzi, along with a sun deck that is the perfect place for relaxing after a hard day diving! She has a bright and airy saloon and a spacious dining area. She accommodates 24 divers in 12 ensuite cabins with a convenient mix of double and twin cabins, and one double suite.

In 2019 Emperor rebuilt the hull and structure of the boat making her smoother and more stable, she was also totally updated being refitted cabins, new bathrooms, new crew quarters, new bar and saloon and new flooring throughout. Leo makes for a memorable Maldives diving holiday, built to a high standard for today's discerning diver, she exudes comfort and measures in at 35m.

As with all Emperor Maldives boats, Nitrox is complimentary, as is a glass of wine with dinner! Diving is done from her large 19.8m dhoni tender, getting you to the perfect dive spot every time and, as your dive equipment is stored here, you have even more living space onboard.

Double Suite

Double Suite

Facilities

  • Located on the upper deck
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • TV and DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hairdryer

Aboard the Emperor Leo there is 1 executive suit which has an ensuite bathroom and is beautifully decorated to a high and modern standard including entertainment facilities and bathroom amenities.

Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Facilities

  • Double bed
  • Located on the lower deck
  • Hairdryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Safe deposit box

There are 2 cabins aboard the Leo that are fixed double cabins and they are located on the lower deck. These are ensuite and are decorated to a high standard including entertainment facilities.

Twin Cabin Lower Deck

Twin Cabin Lower Deck

Facilities

  • Located on the lower deck
  • Twin beds
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Safe deposit box

On the lower deck there are 4 set twin cabins which are all ensuite. Also include entertainment facilities and extras such as a safe deposit box and some bathroom facilities.

Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins

Upper Deck Twin/Double Cabins

Facilities

  • Room has a personal TV, attached to the wall opposite the bed.
  • Room has windows to let some natural light into the room.
  • Is an ensuite cabin.

There are 3 double rooms that are located on the upper deck. All of which are set up as a twin cabin but can be adapted to a double if needed. The cabins are ensuite and are decorated to a high standard with entertainment amenities.

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

Facilities

  • Room has a personal TV, attached to the wall opposite the bed.
  • Room has windows to let some natural light into the room.
  • Is an ensuite cabin.

There are 5 twin/double cabins onboard and these 2 are located on the lower deck. They are set up as a twin but can be adapted to a double if needed. The cabins are ensuite and are decorated to a high standard with entertainment amenities.

  • 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
  • Deep South and Southern Sharks

    Go in search of the Indian Ocean’s largest residents in February and March when possible sightings include tiger sharks, silver tips, grey reef sharks, whale sharks, hammerheads, and silkies. Enjoy drift diving on this trip, far away from the crowds.

    Pelagics – Channels – Wreck – Manta Cleaning Stations – Whale Sharks - Drifts
  • South Central Atolls

    Visiting quieter atolls between January and March this trip is a wonderful mix of fast drift dives, sharks, and thrilling channel dives, along with some relaxed diving inside the atolls spotting turtles, schooling fish, and eagle rays to name but a few.

    Pelagics – Whale Sharks – Hammerheads – Channels – Drifts – Manta Cleaning Station – Macro Wreck

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 Leo are usually buffet style and in good weather they are served on the open foredeck table. There is a good 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 complimentry 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 Leo 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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