MV Leo, One week Maldives Liveaboards

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Our 7 nights Package onboard MV Emperor Leo is including:

  • 7 nights onboard in a shares double/twin cabin
  • 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks, unlimited drinking water, tea & coffee
  • A total of 17 dives per week (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the first day of travel)
  • Experienced dive guide(s)
  • Round trip local transfers f/t the airport in Male
  •  A grill event on an unihabited island (weather permitting)
  • Male city tour with a guide (upon request)
  • Free Nitrox (for Nitrox certified divers)
  • Dive tanks and weights included.
  • Beers, wine, spirits as well as soft drinks are available onboard for purchase
  • All taxes and environmental taxes (green tax) are included in the price


Group Discount
5   pay + 1 free
10 pay + 2 free
15 pay + 3 free
20 pay + 4 free

 

M/V Emperor Leo

This is where your guarantee for a memorable Maldives diving holiday starts. Built to a high standard for today's discerning diver, she exudes comfort and, measuring 35m, she happily accommodates 24 divers in 12 ensuite cabins.
Leo is a stylish boat with contrasting wooden decor throughout. The main deck has a large lounge with sofas, licensed bar and Jacuzzi whilst the sun deck is perfect for reflecting on the day as the sun goes down. She has a bright and airy saloon and a spacious dining area with bar.
As with all Emperor Maldives boats, we offer FREE Nitrox.
Diving is done from her large 19.8m dhoni tender, getting you to the perfect dive spot every time and, as your dive equipment is stored here, you have even more space aboard Leo.
An added benefit is that she's rebreather-friendly, supporting Poseidon MKVI, AP vision and Megalodon manual units, one of the few Maldives liveaboards to offer this

MV Emperor Leo - Technical Details

Specification

Type: Wooden hull
Length: 35m - Beam: 9.4m
Engine: 500 HP Mitsubishi - Water Makers: 9500lt/day
Navigation and Communication: VHF radio, GPS chart plotter, Telephone, Mobile

Diving facilities

Compressors: 2 x Coltri + Nitrox
Nitrox diving: FREE
Dive equipment rental: Full range on offer, must be pre-arranged before arrival in resort. SMB & dive computer compulsory on every dive.
Safety: Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit
Dhoni: Large diving dhoni, fully equipped with compressors, tanks & oxygen kits
Camera facilities: Charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks & camera table

Accommodation

  • Upper deck: 1 double suite, 2 twin (can be changed to doubles), 1 twin.

  • Lower deck: 2 double, 2 twin (can be changed to doubles), 4 twin.

All cabins: Ensuite, with individually controlled air con and fan. Hairdryers available on board by request.

Main deck: Comfy sofas, bar, Jacuzzi
Sun deck: Seating


 

 

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Best Of Maldives

This is the Best of the Maldives - and it delivers exactly that. This is where you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a week of wonderful liveaboard diving across Male and Ari atolls.
You don't need a minimum number of dives but you should be comfortable with drift dives.

  • Rasdhoo Atoll: Hammerhead Dive, Beautiful Reef with Pelagics
  • North Ari Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Maaya Thila Night Dive, Multiple Manta Cleaning Stations
  • South Ari Atoll: Whale Sharks, Beautiful Pinnacles
  • South Male Atoll: Grey Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Other Pelagics, Beautiful Macro Wreck.
  • Vaavu Atoll: Beautiful channels with magical soft corals and pelagic delights. Action packed night dive with Nurse Sharks and others.
  • North Male Atoll: Beautiful Pinnacles.

Enjoy a dive holiday that gives you all you could wish for from the iconic sites of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Awaiting you are channels, drifts and pinnacles where you have every chance of meeting mantas, whale sharks and mesmerizing marine life of so many varieties. We don't follow an exact itinerary; flexibility is the word so that no matter what time of the year you visit, this underwater world is yours (and ours) for the exploring.

Equipment Rental - (all prices are per person per week)
A 12% sales tax charge will be applicable on any payments on board. Book before you go!

  • Full Set - Regulator, Octopus, BCD, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins, SMB  248 Euro
  • Full Set - Regulator, Octopus, BCD, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins, SMB and  Computer 276 Euro
  • Regulator with Octopus  110 Euro
  • Computer  83 Euro
  • BCD   83 Euro
  • Wetsuit 3 mm  shorti 55 Euro
  • Mask 28 Euro
  • Fin 28 Euro
  • Torch 83 Euro
  • 15 litre tank 83 Euro
  • Dubbeltank (2 x12 liter) 166 Euro
  • Side Mount SM550  110 Euro
  • Rebreather tank  110 Euro
  • Stage S40 (5.7 ltr)  110 Euro
  • Stage S80 (11.1 ltr) 110 Euro

Dive Requirements
Maldivian authorities state that the maximum depth for diving in the Maldives is restricted to 30 metres. All divers are required to carry a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and a dive computer on every dive.

 

 

 

Liveaboards in Maldives

Liveaboard is definitely the best choice for the ultimate dive trip in the Maldives. Liveaboard gives you the opportunity to enjoy many different dive sites on the same trip. You make up to 3 dives per day and all food is included. Your holiday begins immediately after arrival in Malé Airport. Here you will meet our representatives who will help you with the transfer to the boat, a short boat ride followed by a welcome drink. Wellcome on board!

On a Liveaboard vacation in the Maldives, you will stay on board throughout your dive holiday. You can also choose to combine your vacation with a few days on a Resort island or fly home immediately after the cruise ends. The boats have both twin-bed cabinets but also double-bedded cabins. You make up to 3 dives daily. Full board, tea, coffee and water are included as well as bottles, weights and diving services. There is diving equipment for hire if you do not want to bring your own.  During the week and on most of our tours, you will also be offered a barbecue evening on a so-called "Desert island" (If weather allows).

 

About the country

Welcome to the Maldives! 

Welcome to one of the most appealing and dreamed-of dive destinations in the whole wide world. The Maldives is an island nation located south of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. With 26 atolls, the diving is at a drift pace with currents carrying you along in waters that simply surge with nutrients, attracting the richness of marine life for which the Maldives is best known. With 99% of the country consists of water, the Maldives offers a perfect opportunity for those who want to experience a huge range of fantastic diving. Maldives is a great destination for those who want to lie on a beach and enjoy the beautiful views but an exceptional destination for those who want to experience life even under the water onboard a Liveaboards Cruise the beautiful islands while diving and relaxing!

The temperatures are stable: highs are around 30 °C (86 °F) and lows around 25 °C (77 °F) for most of the year. Relative humidity is high and stable throughout the year as well, around 80%. However, between February and May, there is a slight increase in temperature, and even in the feeling of sultriness, especially in the northern atolls, given that in this period the maximum temperature rises to 31/32 °C (88/90 °F), and the minimum temperature to 26/27 °C (79/81 °F). 

Here are the average temperatures of the capital Malé. 
Average temperatures - Malé

Malé Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 25 25 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25
Max (°C) 30 31 31 32 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30