Orion Liveaboard, Maldives

from US$ 257 / day
  • Internet
  • Free Nitrox
8.810 "Fabulous"   24 Verified Reviews
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    The 41m M/V Emperor Orion is a floating luxury resort in the Maldives. Emperor Orion offers a large, lavish dining room with bar and television for meals and relaxation. On the upper deck guests can relax in the Jacuzzi, get a massage and enjoy drinks at the main bar. There is also a massive fly deck for sunbathing. There are ten spacious cabins and two lavish suites onboard. Each has an individual climate control, plasma TV and spacious en suite bathrooms with showers.

    A fantastic advantage of the Emperor Orion is that all diving takes place from a large tender dhoni allowing for much greater space on the liveaboard. The Orion Maldives dive staff will assist guests with hassle free scuba diving at the best dive sites in the Maldives. The Orion crew provides each guest with superior service and the divemasters are passionate experts at diving the Maldives. Together, the team will work to ensure every guest enjoys the ultimate scuba diving holiday. The Orion schedules diving cruises from August through May.

    Book now for the ultimate, luxury Emperor Orion Maldives liveaboard diving holiday.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, 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++)

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Massage
    • Onboard kayaks
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Hot Tub
    • Paid Internet

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rebreather Support
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:(incl. SMB & Dive Computer) $336
    • 15L tanks:$101
    • Nitrox tank:FREE
    • Fins:$34
    • Wetsuit:(3mm shortie) $68
    • Regulator:$135
    • BCD:$101
    • Dive Computer:$101
    • Nitrox Refills:FREE

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    MV Orion Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2009
    • Year renovated:2012
    • Length:135 feet
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Engines:600 HP Volvo
    • Max guests:24
    • Number of cabins:12
    • Number of bathrooms:15
    • Tenders:45ft Diving Dhoni

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen

    Orion Reviews

    8.8
    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 24 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Israel
    10
    Exceptional
    Great experience, boat, boat crew and dives MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    Manta dives 4th day

    Recommended for

    Dives, food, boat facilities

    Brazil
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great diving safari! MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    Mantas, mantas, mantas and a lot of sharks!

    Recommended for

    The boat, the Maldivas, the Crew!

    China
    9.2
    Superb
    Enjoyed the Week Manta Madness, Maldives in October

    This is our first liveaboard trip, which proves to be a great week of Manta Madness. We've seen mantas almost every day. Also we had impressive night dives with Manta, and lots of Nurse Sharks. And we swam with a lovely Whaleshark!

    Recommended for

    Convenience, Comfort, and Extraordinary new experience

    Malaysia
    9.2
    Superb
    Awesome boat with awesome crews! Manta Madness, Maldives in July

    Alimatha jetty night dive was phenomenal! We saw literally 40-50 nurse sharks!

    Recommended for

    1.Great dives with good visibility and great dive guides. 2.The crews are friendly and awesome they will take care of u. 3.The boat is spacious and comfortable

    Italy
    8.0
    Very good
    Magnificent MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in January

    Mantas, whale shark, nice visibility, almost no current, 2 athols in 1 week, group of new friends from US to Australia: excellent. Programming the new liveaboard for the next year ;))

    Recommended for

    Dives, Friends, Professionalism

    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    The currents are not typically as strong this time of year -but it was already too much for me. MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in August

    I saw many sharks, a few manta rays, a whale shark and so many different species of fish. The dive guide that was for my group - named Jackie / from Taiwan - was very professional, friendly and funny. I truly enjoyed having Jackie as my dive guide. Another highlight for me was the Spa Lady - named Alex / from The Philippines - She was very professional. I enjoyed visiting her several times for massages. Her prices are really fair and her massages were so good! The MV Orion was smooth sailing with professional crew and a wonderful Chef who cooked a lot of different types of food which always tasted good.

    Recommended for

    I saw so many sharks ( I thought there were 100+) on the one of two night dives we did and it made me so happy because that is what I really wanted to see. I very much liked that we had a dhoni boat t

    Denmark
    8.0
    Very good
    Its the Best Way to Explore diving in maldivEsbjerg. MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    The highlight was diving with mantareys, nurse sharks at night.

    Recommended for

    The Crew, the diving, the dive sites

    South Africa
    10
    Exceptional
    We had a great trip MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in May

    Could not have asked for a better experience or a better boat, the staff were super friendly and always available to help. Every dive was great. With the boat being so big it almost feels like you are the only person there.

    Recommended for

    The diving was great, the staff were super friendly and the food was amazing.

    Thailand
    8.0
    Very good
    Good experience MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in May

    Whale shack and a school of manta rays

    Recommended for

    Food,Dive site and dive guide

    South Korea
    8.0
    Very good
    Excellecnt dive guide!! Best water in the world MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in May

    Thank u for the friendly crew!!

    Recommended for

    Whale sharks n manta. Very friendly crews. Comfortable cabin

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    Wonderful diving, very comfortable boat Deep South. Southern Sharks (Male-Kooddoo), Maldives in March

    Excellent

    Recommended for

    The diving, the diving and the diving

    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Exceeding expectations Deep South. Southern Sharks (Male-Kooddoo), Maldives in February

    Excellent

    Recommended for

    Great marine life, the food and the dive buddies

    United Kingdom
    10
    Exceptional
    Wonderful South Central 7 Atolls (Kadhdhoo-Male), Maldives in January

    I had a great week on the MV Orion. Lots of sharks, lots of fun and really conscientious dive guides and crew. The cabins were also very comfortable and spacious. Would most certainly book this liveaboard again.

    Recommended for

    Exciting channel diving, really comfortable boat, friendly and knowledgeable staff

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Best Liveaboard! MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Loved the 7 day (best of maldives) trip! From day 1, we were impressed by the experienced crew with the schedule, the food, and the overall process. We had a pretty set schedule everyday with 3-4 dives and saw the most amazing marine life (Whale sharks, Manta rays, Guitarfish, and tons of sharks, fish, and turtles)! Moreover, the food is not bad at all with different menu everyday (hard to imagine how the chefs cook the meals for 30 people on a rocky boat)! The boat may be getting a bit older, but overall the service and the experience is amazing! Highly recommend!

    Recommended for

    1) Very experienced and amzing dive guides 2) Really experienced dhoni captain and boat crew 3) Food and people!

    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Holiday of a lifetime. MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    From start to finish the trip was amazing, the diving was amazing with very professional staff. Detailed briefing's before each dive. Looking at the website I had a certain standard in my mind, the boat, staff, food & diving was above my expectations. If I did this again I wouldn't hesitate to choose the Orion Liveaboard.

    Recommended for

    Very spacious boat, attentive staff & awesome diving

    United Kingdom
    6.8
    Review score
    Great diving little else MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    Diving was great. Accommodation especially the air on needs improving

    Recommended for

    Whale shark, nurse sharks and mantas

    Germany
    7.2
    Good
    The trip was as expected. MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    The trip was ok. The guides Chris and Aisha were really good.

    Recommended for

    Whaleshark, nice diving, warm water

    Netherlands
    8.4
    Very good
    wonderfull trip MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in December

    it was a wonderfull trip: beautifull ship.spacious cabins,great dive guides and fantastic diving

    Recommended for

    the best thing about this liveaboard was chris trickey the cruise director and diveguide.his briefings were the best i ever had.we enjoyed them every time again.he is thorough,very funny and critical.

    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    very good MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in November

    very good

    Recommended for

    room was big and clean

    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Outstanding dive trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    Excellent. My only negative comment is that the junior suite room had 2 single beds. I'm way past single beds..............

    Recommended for

    1. the diving 2. the food 3. the boat

    Mexico
    9.2
    Superb
    Good Experience MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in October

    It was a pleacent trip , with a great Cabin, the diving is not as good as I thought but was ok

    Recommended for

    The Personal, the Boat, and the views

    Belgium
    8.0
    Very good
    Amazing diving trip! Pelagic Magic, Maldives in September

    overall great until I discovered on the last day that my cash got stolen on the boat (USD200)...

    Recommended for

    The whale sharks, the mantas and the dive guides

    China
    8.0
    Very good
    great MV Orion Best of Maldives, Maldives in May

    good

    Recommended for

    staff,food,

    United Kingdom
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Beautiful trip on an amazing boat in some of the best diving in the world with a great crew making sure you have the best time possible. Deep South - Southern Shark (Kadhdhoo-Koodoo), Maldives in March

    Brilliant. Comfy and roomy cabins with great ensuites. Great food and general boat comfort, and really good dive dhoni to get the best out of the sites

    Recommended for

    Cabins, food and diving experience

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