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MV Emperor Leo Liveaboard


Emperor Fleet
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Part of the reputable Emperor fleet
  • Stylish vessel with a modern layout
  • Whale Sharks, Mantas, Hammerheads and loads of other different shark species can be spotted
  • Cruises the famous central atolls of the Maldives and offers other specialised itineraries as well
  • Features a panoramic hot tub
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Free nitrox
  • Offers non-divers a 50$ voucher to be spent on board
  • Dive from a large auxiliary boat (Dhoni)
Main specification
Refurbished: 2012
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 35m/10m
Max guests: 24

THE BOAT

The stunning MV Emperor Leo is part of the Emperor fleet, a reputable family of dive boats operating in one of the best dive areas in the whole world, famous for its diverse and spectacular marine life – the unparalleled Maldives.

This gorgeous yacht features a modern layout that ensures maximum comfort at sea, as well as a beautiful contrasting wooden décor that ads to its stylish feel. This 35 metres spacious boat caters to a maximum of 24 guests only, accommodated in 12 well-appointed cabins. On the upper deck, one executive suite and three double/twin cabins can be found; on the lower deck there are two double cabins, plus two twin/double cabins and four twin cabins. They are all modernly decorated and have their own private bathroom, as well as individually controlled AC.

After an exciting day of diving, if you wish to relax indoors you can do so on the bright and airy saloon, close to which a spacious dining area with bar can be found. The main deck also has plenty of relaxation options, since it features a large lounge with comfortable sofas, a bar with an excellent drink selection and even a hot tub! If you would rather catch some sun rays while enjoying the unique Maldivian views, you have a perfect place to do it on the sun deck.

Meals are served buffet style and the food menu was carefully designed to ensure all the delicious dishes provide the nutrition you need during a period of intense diving.

And because the MV Leo also caters for non-divers, these can simply relax onboard while an attentive crew looks after their needs, or go snorkeling, as they will be treated to a free snorkeling kit, as well as to an amazing offer of $50 to spend on board.

THE DIVING

The Maldives are one of the most spectacular areas to dive worldwide and a knowledgeable and passionate team of four dive professionals will guide you through the wonders of its seas, home to whale sharks, the largest population of manta rays in the world and even hammerheads. They will ensure that, no matter what your experience or expectation level is, the whole adventure will be one to remember!

All dives are done from a 20 metres auxiliary boat (a “dhoni”, as it is locally called), which provides guests with more space onboard the MV Emperor Leo, makes divers’ pick up easier and guarantees that you jump into the water right where the dive site is. The vessel is rebreather friendly, offers fully serviced dive and safety equipment as well as a photography charging station and Nitrox is available for free.

Divers wanting to join this trip do not need to have a minimum number of dives logged, but should have at least an Open Water Diver certification (in which case the maximum depth they will go to will be 18 metres) and should definitely be comfortable with drift dives, as currents can be strong. The MV Emperor Leo also offers PADI Adventure Dives and selected specialties (subject to availability and itinerary), meaning that guests can further their diving education while holidaying onboard this yacht, always in a fun and safe way and under the supervision of a dedicated dive instructor.

Proof of a valid dive insurance coverage from a reputable company is mandatory and those wanting to purchase it specifically for this trip can do so onboard.

WHEN TO GO

Conditions are at their best between October and May, but the diving is very good all year round, as pelagics are always present. Learn more about when to dive in the Maldives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book your flight into Male, the country’s capital. A member of the MV Emperor Leo staff will be meeting you in Male at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Transfers from the airport to the boat run at 11h00, 16h00 and 22h30 and are free of charge. Guests who use the 11h00 transfer have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready. On the last day you will be back at the airport either at 07h30 or at 09h30.

If your route does not start in Male and requires a domestic flight on arrival, then you will be met by an Emperor representative where possible, and assisted with the check-in formalities for your flight. Full details will be provided at the time of booking.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

The Best of the Maldives
7 nights
Route between Male and Malé
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01 Jun
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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08 Jun
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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15 Jun
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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22 Jun
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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29 Jun
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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06 Jul
2019
7 nights
Male - Male
USD 1,826
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Deep South and Southern Sharks
7 nights
Route between Kadhdhoo and Gan
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08 Feb
2020
7 nights
Kadhdhoo - Gan
USD 2,788
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15 Feb
2020
7 nights
Gan - Kadhdhoo
USD 2,788
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22 Feb
2020
7 nights
Kadhdhoo - Gan
USD 2,788
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29 Feb
2020
7 nights
Gan - Kadhdhoo
USD 2,788
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07 Mar
2020
7 nights
Kadhdhoo - Gan
USD 2,788
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14 Mar
2020
7 nights
Gan - Kadhdhoo
USD 2,788
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South Central Atolls
7 nights
Route between Male and Kadhdhoo
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01 Feb
2020
7 nights
Male - Kadhdhoo
USD 2,346
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21 Mar
2020
7 nights
Kadhdhoo - Male
USD 2,514
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30 Jan
2021
7 nights
Male - Kadhdhoo
USD 2,346
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20 Mar
2021
7 nights
Kadhdhoo - Male
USD 2,278
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BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Cabins with air conditioning
Bar
Camera station
Charging stations
Jacuzzi
Saloon
Non diver (snorkler) friendly
Sunbeds
Cabins with TV
Warm water
Paid WiFi
Land excursion
Snorkeling
Food
Alcohol
Buffet style
Local food
Snacks all day
Vegetarian options
Western food
Diving
DIN adaptors
Dive deck
Nitrox (free)
Rebreather friendly
Equipment rental
Separate zodiac
Dive tender
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
-
Refurbished
2012
Max guests
24
Length
35
Width
10
Number of cabins
12
Engine
500 Hp Mitsubishi
Cabins
Upper deck Executive Suite
Upper deck Executive Suite
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
With a beautiful contrasting wooden décor, private bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Upper deck Executive Suite
Lower deck Double Cabin
Lower deck Double Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
With a beautiful contrasting wooden décor, private bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Lower deck Double Cabin
Upper deck Twin Cabin
Upper deck Twin Cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Upper deck
With a beautiful contrasting wooden décor, private bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Upper deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Cabin type
Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
With a beautiful contrasting wooden décor, private bathroom and individually controlled AC.
Lower Deck Twin Cabin
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
Full Equipment incl. SMB (per trip)USD 278
Mask, Fins, Wet Suit 3mm shortie, Regulator, BCD, SMB
Full Equipment incl. SMB + Dive Computer (per trip)USD 309
Mask, Fins, Wet Suit (3mm shortie), Regulator, BCD, SMB, Dive Computer
Mask (per trip)USD 31
Fins (per trip)USD 31
Wet Suit (3mm Shortie) (per trip)USD 62
Regulator (per trip)USD 123
BCD (per trip)USD 93
Dive Computer (per trip)USD 93
Torch (per trip)USD 93
Rebreather tank (per trip)USD 123
Stage S40 (5.7 ltr) (per trip)USD 123
Stage S80 (11.1 ltr) (per trip)USD 123
Side Mount SM550 (per trip)USD 123
Twin Set (2 x 12 ltr) (per trip)USD 186
15 ltr tanks (per trip)USD 93
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