Emperor Virgo, Maldives

Excellent crew and service

“I had a great time during my trip, the crew made sure that we all were well looked after specially with food allergies and intoler…”

Ana M, Spain Spain
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  • 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.
  • All port, fuel, and park fees are included

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, Port Fees, 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), Alcoholic Beverages (5 USD), Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Soft drinks (3 USD), Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Nitrox Course (284 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (101-466 USD), WiFi internet (31 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Ana M
  • Spain Spain
Nice week in the indian ocean

I had a great time during my trip, the crew made sure that we all were well looked after specially with food allergies and intolerances always with a big smile. The cabins were always very well looked after and the beds very comfortable. The dive guides were very friendly and polite, although the cruise director was very challenging. To improve: the boat need renovations as the furniture is old and worn out. The outside areas are not very comfortable for socializing which could be improved. The first aid kit was really poor and not prepared to react with cuts and other injuries so it should certainly be updated.

Recommended for
the divesite, the crew and the wonderful guest
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Tjeerd O
  • Netherlands Netherlands
great trip with a good mix of marine life

Night Dive with Mantas

Recommended for
crew, food, safe diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Francisco G
  • Portugal Portugal
Great dives aboard the Virgo!

Beautiful table coral landscapes in S. Ari. Manta rays at Maya Thila. Tons of sharks while channel diving. Guides were super professional and briefings were quite complete.

Recommended for
Chill and professional staff. Great food. Great diving.
  • 7.2 Good
  • Andre K
  • Brazil Brazil
Shark diving

Diving in the Attol channels with a lot of sharks and pelagics

Recommended for
Diving with sharks, relaxed atmosphere cruise in the Maldives
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Reinhard M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Perfect diving trip

Whaleshark/Manta sighting

Recommended for
All the species we saw. Food. Scenery
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Pawel P
  • Poland Poland
Very good diving safari

Sharks, whale shark, mantas

Recommended for
Dives, stuff, value for money
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Emma H
  • France France
Awesome diving week

Diving with Mantas at night and seeing them coming even from the boat. But saw many insane dives and an awesome crew on the boats.

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, Mantas
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zoltán K
  • Hungary Hungary
Very friendlí crew and dive guides, they did all for us to have an unforgettable trip

Evening/night snorkeling with a whale shark (long time at the back of the boat), evening/night snorkeling with mantas and nurse sharks,, very good dives with "rich" marine life

Recommended for
Marine life (independent of the boat), funny and friendly dive guides, helpful crew, delicious food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Benoit A
  • France France
Loved it

Despite mechanical problems (a big but also very rare issue, no one to blame), the crew went above and beyond to accommodate us and make our experience the best it could be. I had an amazing time. The dives were great and we all saw what we came for (yes, including a whale shark). I definitely recommend this trip and would definitely pick this company again.

Recommended for
The dive team and the crew, the wildlife, the scenery
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Katrin G
  • Germany Germany
Great time

Dive sites

Recommended for
Guides, dives, food