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MV Leo roars around the best dive sites of the central atolls of the Maldives, mainly North Male, South Male and Ari atoll. This 35m long motor yacht comfortably accommodates 20 divers in a range of cabins departing from Male Town for trips of 7 nights' duration.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 35 metres / 115 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 31 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 20
Enriched air nitrox is available here Internet is available here
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The Maldives liveaboard, the MV Leo

MV Leo boasts a large comfortable saloon where you can access the WiFi, watch movies, listen to music or pick a book or two from the large library. Outdoor relaxation centres on the shaded area of the main deck or on the sun deck where sun loungers, outdoor bar service and Jacuzzi add to the comfort. There is also an air-conditioned restaurant and bar to make sure you can enjoy the range of fresh food and refreshing tipples in style.

All the cabins feature ensuite bathrooms, TV, DVD, air-conditioning and minibar, so there is always space on the boat for you to feel pampered! A 20m diving dhoni accompanies the MV Leo and houses the compressors and equipment, so you don't have to hear the noise of tank filling or ever have to move your equipment from day 1.

Other features that set the MV Leo apart from many other Maldives liveaboards include free nitrox, Nautilus Lifeline personal EPIRBs and carbon monoxide analysers. It is difficult to imagine what more one could want from a pure divers' liveaboard boat cruising around the paradise atolls of the Maldives.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

August 2014
Dep: 10 Aug Ret: 17 Aug Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,368
Dep: 17 Aug Ret: 24 Aug Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,368
Dep: 31 Aug Ret: 7 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
September 2014
Dep: 7 Sep Ret: 14 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 14 Sep Ret: 21 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 21 Sep Ret: 28 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
October 2014
Dep: 26 Oct Ret: 2 Nov Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
December 2014
Dep: 14 Dec Ret: 21 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 21 Dec Ret: 28 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,100
January 2015
Dep: 4 Jan Ret: 11 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 25 Jan Ret: 1 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
February 2015
Dep: 1 Feb Ret: 8 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 8 Feb Ret: 15 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 22 Feb Ret: 1 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
March 2015
Dep: 1 Mar Ret: 8 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 15 Mar Ret: 22 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 22 Mar Ret: 29 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 29 Mar Ret: 5 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
April 2015
Dep: 12 Apr Ret: 19 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 19 Apr Ret: 26 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 26 Apr Ret: 3 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
May 2015
Dep: 10 May Ret: 17 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 17 May Ret: 24 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610
Dep: 24 May Ret: 31 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,610

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More Trip Details....

Special offers: For special offers check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above. This liveaboard is part of the prestigious DivEncounters Alliance. Offer expires: 31 Aug 2014

Notes: 50 logged dives are recommended to do classic itineraries (Male-Male) and 100 logged dives are recommended to do southern itineraries.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, Male city tour with local guide (upon request), return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (7 or 8 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), personal diver locator (EPIRB), carbon monoxide analysers, torches, Maldivian bed tax and GST on trip price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, WiFi access (US$ 20 per week), scuba equipment (US$ 50 per day), computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Leo departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Your flight can arrive in Male at any time on the first day. For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Add 80% to published price

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter price below. Equivalent to: Pay for 18 divers (at standard cabin price) and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2014/5 Low Season: US$3,924, 2015 High Season: US$ 4,500.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Leo has 8 Standard cabins on the lower deck: 4 with double/twin beds, 4 with double beds. The upper deck has 1 Mini double bed suite and 1 Executive double bed suite. The Executive suite features it own jacuzzi.

Leo's Mini double suite interior All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows (upper deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom with toilet, hot water shower, towels, toiletries and hand basin
  • Hair dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Minibar
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Safe box
  • Bedding
  • 220V electricity supply with 3-pin UK style sockets (adaptors available)
  • Fire detectors and life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 12

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Indoor saloon on the MV Leo The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader/Divemaster
  • Instructor/Dive Master
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Stewardess
  • Deck hand
  • 3 Dhoni crew
Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, computer, wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Dining area with bar - Sun deck with sun chairs, mattresses & whirlpool tub - Main deck open-air shaded area with bar - Water dispenser

All the diving in the Maldives onboard the MV Leo is done from an accompanying 20m long dhoni. This dive boat carries all the guest's scuba equipment, the compressors and tanks. There is a toilet and fresh water shower on board, rinse tanks and a camera table. The dhoni also carries the emergency breathing oxygen.

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Menu, cuisine type...
Dining takes place in the air-conditioned dining area, with adjoining bar on the main deck. In addition to an evening island BBQ, you can enjoy 3 meals a day, plus a pre-breakfast before dive 1, all served buffet style. The menu is a blend of international cuisine and local specialties. Advanced notice should be given of dietary requirements, and the 2 cooks will do their best to cater to all such needs.

  • MV Leo's indoor dining areaMaldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ.
  • Main meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned restaurant and comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
  • Snacks, bread/toast, fresh fruit, drinking water, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
  • First meal served is lunch or dinner on the first day, depending on your time of arrival.
  • All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
Sample dishes: Mixed Maldivian/Sri Lankan buffet; Home made pizzas ....

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technical specifications...
  • Maldive Islands liveaboard, the MV Leo - another viewBuilt in 2009, refurbished annually
  • Size - 35m x 9.5m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 500 HP engine
  • 2 x 40 KW generators
  • 2 x Coltri compressors
  • Nitrox system
  • 12 & 15 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - unknown
  • Freshwater maker - 12,000 l/day
  • Fuel capacity - unknown

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navigation, safety features...
  • The Leo's upper deck whirlpool tub and relaxation area1 dhoni dive tender
  • 25 HP motorised dinghy
  • CB radio
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Mobile phones
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light & horn
  • Life jackets throughout including cabins
  • Fire detectors & extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency oxygen - 1 x 50l plus 4 x 5l bottles
  • Medic first aid box
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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layout plans...
Leo deck plans
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Customer reviews: 

"This was my first liveaboard and I really enjoyed it. Room is big and clean, crew is very friendly and helpful, food is nice.." - Li Hui, China ...

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