Emperor Virgo, Maldives

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Highlights

  • Varied itineraries let you see many different creatures and experience different kinds of dives.
  • From reefs to soft corals, manta cleaning stations, and drift diving – something for everybody.
  • Free Nitrox refills means you can enjoy longer bottom times and shorter surface intervals.
  • Two international bars means you will never get bored.

The 32m M/V Emperor Virgo is a floating luxury resort in the Maldives. Emperor Virgo offers a large, lavish dining room with bar and television for meals and relaxation. On the upper deck guests can lounge on the deck chairs and enjoy drinks at the main bar while enjoying the views. The onboard restaurant serves both western and Asian cuisine and offers a fully equipped bar. MV Virgo has eight well appointed comfortable cabins with en-suite bathrooms and individual climate control.

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

Book online or speak with one of our agents to reserve your Maldives Virgo liveaboard dive holiday.


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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Local Flights, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Special Dinner, Diving Package, Nitrox, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities (150 USD), Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Soft drinks (3 USD), Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Nitrox Course (143 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (74-290 EUR), WiFi internet (22 USD).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


Diving

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

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat 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

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Emperor Virgo Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 29 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.9
  2. Crew
    8.6
  3. Food
    9.7
  4. Diving
    9.2
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • YALUN
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Awesome, Manta ray trip

My wife the Ears are very uncomfortable (Tympanic hole)when 12th diving trip! The Dive guides and team contact the hotel doctor immediately, and take her to treatment! Thank the team helps us to to it! And some diving site the current is very strong, the diving guide also show us how to avoid strong currents and safely diving!

Recommended for
We see the manta ray every day! The ew, diving guides, and food is very good! The diving site arrangement is perfect
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Filip S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing Trip and Diving with a very friendly crew

- Manta Mania Night Dive - Shark population all around the Maldives - Super friendly dive guides and crew - Lots of space on the boat compared to other regions' liveboards (Thailand, Indonesia) - Very happy to see healthy corals - Accommodated request to dive Fishhead & Maya Thila

Recommended for
Diving, Value for Money, Space on the Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Megan K
  • Singapore Singapore
Awesome week in Maldives

Great daily itinerary that was flexible and based on site conditions which allowed us to truly see the best of Maldives - from mantas to stingrays and lots of colourful marine life. The liveaboard itself was extremely cosy and comfortable with delicious meals whipped up for us 3 times a day. The dive crew and guides were great, informative and really friendly. We had a ton of fun with the other guests on board and it really felt like home for a week.

Recommended for
Cosy liveaboard, great company, fun dive guides and crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mattias S
  • Sweden Sweden
Awesome!

Grey reefsharks, nightdive with mantas, nursesharks and the mix of people on-board

Recommended for
The diving, the bed, the bar
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Junto L
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
An extremely wonderful liveaboard experience with Virgo

Well, those crew have impressived me, very delicious food, very kind and friendly dive guide, and very wonderful under water world.

Recommended for
Very friendly crew, very funny handsome and experienced dive guide, very nice boat.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Valerie R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing trip!

We were lucky enough to see 17 Eagle rays swimming in formation, lots of sharks, turtles and rays as well as beatiful corals and so much fish life. The night dive with the Mantas was thrilling - as was the twilight dive with the nurse sharks. We couldn't fault the crew and Dive Guides. The briefings were really good and health and safety was always a priority. It was our first liveaboard and we couldn't have asked for more. The accommodation was excellent and the fantastic cocktails an added bonus. Thanks to Thomas and all the crew for making the week so special!!

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline H
  • China China
Wonderful trip

Lost my kindle in boat after left, they helped to find it. Now waiting for the drop off to my friend.

Recommended for
Food is good staff is friendly and dives are great!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roger T
  • Singapore Singapore
Awesome

The crew were great, the food was fantastic, our dive guide Andrea was awesome! Tons of sharks and manta rays.

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Experience
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paul B
  • France France
Amazing diving, amazing boat & crew

Everything was top notch. I love the Maldives. We saw 6 species of sharks in one week and countless Mantas. Whale shark and hammerheads were to of my favorite along with the night dives with Mantas and Nurse Sharks. The diving guides are outstanding, thank you Andrea Reeko and Megan. Crew is great and the boat as well with great food the whole week.

Recommended for
Diving, Boat, Staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alijohn G
  • United States United States
Amazing Diving with safety and care

The highlights of the trip were simply - we got lucky and our dive group was able to come across a whale shark without the hordes of other snorkelers and divers out there. We saw sharks on every dive and dozens / hundreds on some dives. On the manta night dive, mantas hit us! It was all just so amazing. The crew was very kind. The diving was suprisingly difficult given the currents and we had to abandon 2 dive sites due to unwieldy/washer machine currents which is better than risking low air to continue. All in all it was an unforgettable and incredibly experience.

Recommended for
Diving with whale sharks and mantas, large rooms, staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marco P
  • Italy Italy
what I was looking for

Lots of sharks, huge Mantas and more; the best diving experience I've ever had

Recommended for
Experienced guides, great food and facility, good itinerary
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kiley S
  • United States United States
Shark- and Manta-Tastic Week

Had a great week diving with Russ, Jacky and Issey- definitely lived up to the 'Sharkatstic' itinerary...with two great manta dives to boot. Alimatha Jetty and Rangali Madivaru are now in my Top 10 list. The cabin was comfortable, the boat was great, and Chandana and the staff kept us all well fed. Also had a great group of folks to dive with. Would gladly do it again.

Recommended for
Outstanding Staff & Crew, Close-up Mantas, Great Boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Meike M
  • Germany Germany
Awesome diving experiences with a great crew and a comfortable boat

Manta rays, nurse sharks and many more things to see under water, interesting and exciting excursions, all in all a very good experience!

Recommended for
good food, very friendly and helpful crew, diving experiences
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Johan Christian G
  • Denmark Denmark
Great service

A dive with tons of manta rays and another with nurse sharks.

Recommended for
Mantas, service, quality
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Trond M
  • Norway Norway
Great diving and better food than expected

The boat Virgo is not the most luxury boat you will find in Maldives, but I had a great time on this boat. The cabin at second deck with large windows is great. Very good food, much better than I expected. The dives was great and our diving instructor was very good - but I also know that one of the tree diving instructors on the boat was not so good, heard from the people in his team. I think the trip was good value for the money, and I will probably come back.

Recommended for
Diving, food, cabin
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Cristina S
  • Spain Spain
Great experiece with the best crew ever

Manta cleaning station with a small group so we can be closer to the mantas without the sensation of being in a mall Sharks everywhere you look up Lovely people looking after you

Recommended for
Nice people, small group and awesome dives sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • YIXI P
  • China China
amazing dive trip

sharks trip. We saw many many sharks

Recommended for
food, chef, liveaboard
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • David G
  • Australia Australia
A great adventure, superb crew.

Seeing a manta swim past

Recommended for
Seeing Mantas, Whale Shark and schooling fish.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Francesca C
  • Italy Italy
Amazing experience

Best diving experience ever. The crew, staff and dive masters were great! Everything Was possibile to see we had seen!

Recommended for
Dive, staff, the place
  • 8.0 Very good
  • marcel S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
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Diving with ammenshark

Recommended for
Food, dead Riffs Diving, we waiting 6 Hours for the Transfer !!!!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sean C
  • United States United States
Great week of diving

Diving with the mantas and meeting new friends

Recommended for
Spectacular diving, great crew and meeting new friends
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David S
  • United States United States
Great diving experience, great crew

There were 17 dives in a week, so it is for people who want go for lots of dives. There was a variety of dive sites, they were all different.

Recommended for
The diving, the dive guide and the organization
  • 7.6 Good
  • Allan M
  • Canada Canada
very good week of diving

pretty good. the boat could use updating. $20 for internet usage is totally inappropiate for a so called luxury tour The hot tub was taken out therefore the website was wrong. I booked this particular boat because of that,therefore I think a little refund should be offered

Recommended for
manta night dive,friendly crew,shark viewing
  • 9.2 Superb
  • marianne V
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Absolutely amazing

It was the best liveaboard I have ever done , that with amazing manta experience , the Sharks , the diving was superb.. The crew were good and the briefings were superb. Cannot fault anything on this trip . Will want to come back . 😀😀

Recommended for
Mantas , sharks and the good company and good food.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Xin Yu K
  • Singapore Singapore
Great experience diving

I will recommend it to me friends.

Recommended for
Good timing, options provided for what divers will like to see, friendly dive guides and helpful crew members.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • stephanie G
  • Australia Australia
Brilliant!

Extremely good trip, the boat and crew were really good.

Recommended for
We saw a whaleshark, the people were really nice and the weather was amazing.