Emperor Virgo, Maldives



  • Modern yacht with upper deck sea view cabins available.
  • Free nitrox for certified divers.
  • All diving takes place from the separate dhoni giving more space on board.

The Emperor Virgo liveaboard offers year-round diving in the Maldives. Catering to just 18 divers, there is ample space for all guests on board to relax and unwind during their stay. Cabins are spread over 3 decks and have double or twin beds, private en-suite bathrooms, and individually controlled AC. Upper-deck cabins also have large picture windows and amazing sea views.

The main deck of the Emperor Virgo is home to the large indoor salon with an entertainment area and dining room. The upper deck has an outdoor terrace, bar, and an al-fresco dining area to enjoy the delicious cuisine and gorgeous scenery. Meals combine international and local dishes; a free glass of wine is included with dinner. The sun deck has comfortable loungers and offers a relaxing space to unwind between dives.

All dives from the Emperor Virgo yacht take place from the accompanying dhoni, which gives plenty of room for kitting up and gear storage and makes getting to and from the dive sites easy. Itineraries on offer are The Best of the Maldives, Sharktastic, South Central Atolls, and the Deep South & Southern Sharks. All offer incredible dives with the chance of encounters with sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, turtles, and more.

To book your Maldives dive liveaboard aboard the Emperor Virgo, book online today.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Airport Transfer, 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.

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (6 EUR per day), Travel Insurance, Gratuities (150 USD), Port Fees, Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Soft drinks (3 USD), Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Nitrox Course (225 EUR), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (90 EUR), WiFi internet (30 USD).

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

  • 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.


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

The crew speaks English, French, and Spanish.

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 32 meters
  • Beam 9.1 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 500 HP Caterpillar
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 1 Dhoni
  • Water capacity 9.000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 9.500 liter 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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 53 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 8.8 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
  • 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
  • Hans-Jürg B
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Diving with ammenshark

Recommended for
Food, dead Riffs Diving, we waiting 6 Hours for the Transfer !!!!
  • 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
  • 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

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.