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MV Leo

The M/V 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 liveaboard trips of 7 nights' duration.

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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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 on tour 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 one.

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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May 2016
Dep: 8 May Ret: 15 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 15 May Ret: 22 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 22 May Ret: 29 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
September 2016
Dep: 4 Sep Ret: 11 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 11 Sep Ret: 18 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 18 Sep Ret: 25 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 25 Sep Ret: 2 Oct Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
October 2016
Dep: 9 Oct Ret: 16 Oct Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 16 Oct Ret: 23 Oct Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 23 Oct Ret: 30 Oct Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 30 Oct Ret: 6 Nov Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
November 2016
Dep: 6 Nov Ret: 13 Nov Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 13 Nov Ret: 20 Nov Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 27 Nov Ret: 4 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
December 2016
Dep: 11 Dec Ret: 18 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 18 Dec Ret: 25 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
Dep: 25 Dec Ret: 1 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
January 2017
Dep: 1 Jan Ret: 8 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 8 Jan Ret: 15 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 22 Jan Ret: 29 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750
February 2017
Dep: 5 Feb Ret: 12 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 19 Feb Ret: 26 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 26 Feb Ret: 5 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
March 2017
Dep: 4 Mar Ret: 11 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 11 Mar Ret: 18 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 18 Mar Ret: 25 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 25 Mar Ret: 1 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
April 2017
Dep: 1 Apr Ret: 8 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 8 Apr Ret: 15 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 15 Apr Ret: 22 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 22 Apr Ret: 29 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
Dep: 29 Apr Ret: 6 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 2,114
June 2017
Dep: 17 Jun Ret: 24 Jun Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,750

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More Trip Details...

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

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, Maldivian bed tax and GST.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 56 per day, including dive computer and surface marker buoy (SMB)), dive insurance, air taxi transfer to/from Male on Southern trips to be paid in advance, fuel surcharge on Southern trips (approx. US$ 10 per person per night) to be paid in advance, Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night) to be paid in advance, Christmas or New Year's dinner (US$ 50) to be paid in advance, GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

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

How to get there: M/V Leo liveaboard diving trips depart from Male Town. The first and last nights of each 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. The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

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): 2015 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.

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...
The crew of 12 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader/Divemaster
  • Instructor/Divemaster
  • 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.
  • Maldivian 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 of the trip, 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...
  • Built 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 scuba 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...
  • 1 dhoni motorised 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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Customer reviews:

"The Liveaboard was exceptional; professional staff, great facilities on the boat and good DM's. Can't comment on equipment as we brought our own gear." - , South Africa ...

"Dive Guide Services were provided by 3 European divemasters or instructors, not local guides. They were very professional and had good knowledge and experiences in local sites. They also gave very detailed briefings before every dive. They even jumped into the water just before diving from dhoni to check the actual currents and visibility. All facilities were well maintained and cleaned. The cabin was very clean and comfort with good quality mattress and comforter. My cabin was cleaned twice a day while I and my fellow roommate were in diving." - , South Korea ...

"We felt the service and experience on the liveaboard was exceptional. Cannot fault the staff members on the boat. Equipment was satisfactory." - , South Africa ...

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

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