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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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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Dec 18 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,753
25 Dec 1 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,104
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jan 8 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,104
15 Jan 22 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,830
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
19 Feb 26 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,426
26 Feb 5 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,700
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Mar 12 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,717
12 Mar 19 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,552
19 Mar 26 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,717
26 Mar 2 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,278
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Apr 9 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,994
8 Apr 15 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,104
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,104
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,994
June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 Jun 24 Jun 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
24 Jun 1 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 8 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
15 Jul 22 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
22 Jul 29 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,643
29 Jul 5 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 12 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
12 Aug 19 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
19 Aug 26 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
26 Aug 2 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Sep 9 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,643
16 Sep 23 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
30 Sep 7 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,479
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Oct 14 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
14 Oct 21 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
21 Oct 28 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
28 Oct 4 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 11 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,830
11 Nov 18 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
18 Nov 25 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
9 Dec 16 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,611
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,159
23 Dec 30 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,994
30 Dec 6 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,027
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Jan 13 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,159
13 Jan 20 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,863
20 Jan 27 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,863
27 Jan 3 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,863
February 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Feb 18 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,426
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,426
24 Feb 3 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,755
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Mar 10 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,772
10 Mar 17 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,772

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: For special discounted prices, check the yellow highlighted trips in the schedule above.

Notes: South Central and Deep South itineraries are not for beginners and most dives will involve going to depth and diving with currents. All diving is made from dhonis to give precise entry and exit points. We recommend a minimum of 100 logged dives to join this trip.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner (1 BBQ on deserted island weather permitting), snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, experienced English speaking divemasters (10 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, Male city tour (on request).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set including surface marker device and dive computer US$ 336 per week, must be pre-booked), diving insurance, GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 15 litre tanks (US$ 90 per week), Wifi use on your device (US$ 20 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Leo liveaboard normally 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. There are 3 complimentary transfer timings from the airport to the boat on embarkation day; 11:00 am, 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Guests taking the 11:00 am transfer from the airport to the boat have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready for boarding until 1:00 pm. A light sandwich style snack will be provided for lunch. Any other transfers required on embarkation day, other than the 3 stated above, can be arranged at a charge of approx. US$ 6 per person, this charge will be added to your booking. Group or full charter bookings with a minimum of 8 guests arriving on the same flight will not be charged the US$ 6 per person if an alternative transfer is required on embarking day (after 11:00 am).

For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 1.00 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a free snorkeling kit and a US$50 voucher to spend on board.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price. If there is no other same sex guest for you to share with, you will receive a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and 1 extra diver can join in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 11 guests). Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional divers can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests). Pay for 20 guests and 4 additional divers can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total guests 24).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2016 Low Season: US$ 3,924, 2016 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:

Customer rating - Excellent
"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, 7 April 2015 ...

Customer rating - Very good
"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, 6 October 2014 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"We felt the service and experience on the liveaboard was exceptional. Cannot fault the staff members on the boat. Equipment was satisfactory." - , South Africa, 15 April 2014 ...

Customer rating - Very good
"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, 8 April 2014 ...



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