Dive Maldives

MV Virgo / Leo Liveaboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Maldives is undoubtedly counted as one of the best diving destinations in the world. The lonely undisturbed islands, flourishing coral reef and crystal clear warm water plus wide variety of marine life, sparkling reefs surrounded by abundance of variety of fish, all with beautiful patterns and marvelous colors. Divers will encounter  species like frog fish, leaf fish, ghost pipefish and a multitude of nudi-branch. Plus manta rays, grey reef shark or spot a tiny brightly colored flat worm. The numerous reefs of the Maldives are home to prolific marine life and the channels between these reefs provide some extraordinary diving.

Best time to dive Maldives

The best months for diving are January to April. May and June can have unstable weather, and storms and cloudy days are common until September. October and November tend to have clearer weather, but visibility can be slightly reduced because of abundant plankton in the water. December can have rough, windy weather and rain.

 

Getting there and around

Getting there: Singapore Airlines and AirAsia fly directly to Male. Alternatively, Air Lanka from Chennai and Delhi via Colombo or Air India from Thrivandrum may also be taken to get to Male.


MV Virgo Specifications

Boat Length: 105 ft

Engine: 500HP

Generators: 2 x 33KW

Water Makers: 1.2 ton per day

Beam size: 30 ft

Draft size: 8 ft

Built: refit 2012

Cruising speed: 10 knots

Maximum speed: 12 knots

 

Deck Plans

Lower Deck: 5 Twin/DBL Rooms

Main Deck: 1 Single Cabin, Bar, Dining Area, Lounge Area

Upper Deck: 1 Jacuzzi, 2 Twin/DBL Upper Deck Rooms

Sun Deck: Numerous Sun Loungers

HIGH SEASON RATES:

(February - April 2015)

Standard: SGD$ 1,890 per person

Upper Deck: SGD$ 2,650 per person

Single Cabin Main Deck: SGD$ 3,130 per person

Other Single Supplement + 80%

(if Single Cabin is already sold)

 

(February - April 2016)

Standard Room: SGD$ 2,650 per person

Upper Deck: SGD$ 2,910 per person

Single Room Main Deck: SGD$ 3,580 per person

 

LOW SEASON RATES:

(August 2014 to January 2015 & May 2015)

Standard: SGD$ 2,050 per person

Upper Deck: SGD$ 2,260 per person

Single Room Main Deck: SGD$ 2,670 per person

 

(August 2015 to January 2016 & May 2016)

Standard: SGD$ 2,190 per person

Upper Deck: SGD$ 2,410 per person

Single Room Main Deck: SGD$ 2,850 per person

 

*For festive weeks (NY and Xmas) the surcharge of SGD$ 63 per person, per week will be added

8D7N Package includes:​

- 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks
- Free Nitrox
- Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee
- 17 dives per week in total

   (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the first day of the trip)
- Tanks, weights, Nitrox
- Dive guides service
- All transfers
- Bed Tax
- GST 8% from January 2013
- 1 BBQ night on an uninhabited island

   (if the weather and route conditions allow)
- Male city tour with local guide (upon request)

 

Excludes:

- Dive gear
- Alcohol, Soft Drinks
- Diving Courses
- GST 8% on onboard services

Best of Maldives Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport

Day 2 – Dive North Male Atoll, Cross to Rasdhoo

Day 3 – Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll

              (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)

Day 4 – North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)

Day 5 – South Ari Atoll (Mantas & Whalesharks)

Day 6 – South Ari & Male Atolls (Sharks and Pelagic Action),

              Desert Island Dinner

Day 7 – South Male Atoll (Pelagic Action), Male City Tour

Day 8 – Check out 7 & 9 am, Male Airport

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Mon - Fri:12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sat:12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED