Emperor Virgo, Maldives

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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, 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++)

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Shaded diving deck
  • Camera Station
  • 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
  • Charging stations
  • Paid Internet
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

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

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

The crew speaks English and German.


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.


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

  • 8.7 Fabulous
  • 16 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.5
  2. Crew
    8.1
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.0
  5. Value
    8.5
  • 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
  • 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.