Dive The World logo Dive The World Liveaboards website banner Dive The World Liveaboards website banner

MV Virgo

Price  Standardised price indication based on daily rates, to allow easy comparison between products  



MV Virgo is one of a few stellar liveaboards from the Constellation fleet operating liveaboard cruises around the best dive sites of the Maldives central atolls. Most trips are 7 nights out of Male Town, taking in North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll.

 *Special offer applies
Length: 31 metres / 102 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 31 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 15
Enriched air nitrox is available hereInternet is available here
Maldive liveaboard diving safaris with the MV Virgo

Up to 15 divers are comfortably accommodated on this 31m motor yacht where a crew of 12 will cater to your every need. You can relax in the middle deck's air conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and music system and library of books. There is also wifi available for those with their own devices (signal varies from place to place). Otherwise the sundeck is a popular spot for taking it easy between dives. There is a Jacuzzi for you to bubble away the strain of having done several beautiful dives in paradise.

Cabins include single, double and twin and are shared across the lower, middle and upper decks. All cabins have air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms as well as minibars, TVs and DVDs. The MV Virgo has all the facilities of a boat from a much higher price range and represents great value for money.

Diving is done from the accompanying dhoni and with free nitrox, Nautilus Lifeline personal EPIRBs and CO analysers, you know your safety is high on the crew's list of priorities. Photographers will appreciate the camera rinse tank and camera table on the dhoni, and everyone welcomes the post-dive fresh fruit that adds a touch of class to Virgo's service.

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

Click 'Book' to send an enquiry for your preferred departure date:
Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2014
Dep: 29 Jul Ret: 3 Aug Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,398
August 2014
Dep: 10 Aug Ret: 17 Aug Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,368
Dep: 24 Aug Ret: 31 Aug Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,368
Dep: 31 Aug Ret: 7 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
September 2014
Dep: 7 Sep Ret: 14 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 14 Sep Ret: 21 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 21 Sep Ret: 28 Sep Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
December 2014
Dep: 21 Dec Ret: 28 Dec Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,975
Dep: 28 Dec Ret: 4 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,975
January 2015
Dep: 4 Jan Ret: 11 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 18 Jan Ret: 25 Jan Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
February 2015
Dep: 8 Feb Ret: 15 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 15 Feb Ret: 22 Feb Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
March 2015
Dep: 1 Mar Ret: 8 Mar Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
Dep: 8 Mar Ret: 15 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: 5 Apr Ret: 12 Apr Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,925
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: 3 May Ret: 10 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 10 May Ret: 17 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 17 May Ret: 24 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645
Dep: 24 May Ret: 31 May Maldives Central Atolls US$ 1,645

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

More Trip Details....

Special offers: 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, on Southern itineraries US$ 70 per person fuel surcharge. 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), dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Virgo 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): A single cabin is available. Add 80% to published price of a Standard or Deluxe cabin (where single cabin is already booked).

Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter price below. Equivalent to pay for 14 divers (at standard cabin price) and receive 1 extra space free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2014/5 Low Season: US$ 3,290, 2015 High Season: US$ 3,500.

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Virgo has a total of 8 cabins: 1 Single cabin on the main deck, 5 Standard double or twin cabins on the lower deck and 2 Deluxe double or twin cabins on the upper deck. All of the cabins feature an ensuite bathroom, TV, DVD and minbar.

Virgo's Deluxe cabin interior All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Windows (upper and middle deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower, towels, toiletries and hand basin
  • TV and DVD player
  • Minibar
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Safe box
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply with 3-pin UK style sockets (adaptors available)
  • Fire detectors
  • Life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 11 - hot water

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Indoor saloon on the MV Virgo 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 - Restaurant with bar - Sun deck with sun chairs, mattresses & whirlpool tub - Upper deck open-air shaded area with bar - Water dispenser

All the diving in the Maldives onboard the Virgo liveaboard is done from an accompanying 17m long dhoni. This dive boat carries all the guest's dive equipment, the compressors and scuba 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.

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

Menu, cuisine type...
MV Virgo takes great pride in the quality of cuisine served to its guests. The dining experience usually begins with a light lunch on the day of arrival. Each day the 2 cooks prepare a light pre-breakfast, cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are buffet style and you can expect a range of international dishes mixed with local Maldivian specialties. Each trip features a candle-lit barbecue on a local island.

  • The Virgo's indoor restaurantMaldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ.
  • Main meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned restaurant and comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & 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: Maldivian vegetable curry with rice and roti; Grilled fish with pasta and fresh salad ...

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

technical specifications...
  • Maldives liveaboard, the MV Virgo's upper deck whirlpool tubBuilt in 2011, refurbished annually
  • Size - 31m x 9.5m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 500 HP engine
  • 3 x 33 KW generators
  • 2 x Coltri dive tank 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 litres / day
  • Fuel capacity - unknown

Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

navigation, safety features...
  • Standard cabin onboard the Virgo1 dhoni dive tender
  • Motorised dinghy
  • VHF radio
  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Mobile phones
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light & horn
  • Life jackets throughout
  • 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
Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

layout plans...
Not currently available.
Return to the top of the page

 English spoken by divemasters  Deutschsprachige Divemaster  Guide in Italiano  Mame zdes Ruskyj divemaster  Dhivehi spoken by divemasters   Enquire Now

Liveaboard Search
Departure date: between
and

Maldives Liveaboards

Central atolls
Low Budget
MY Sharifa
MV Sting Ray
Manta Cruise
MV Leo

Medium Budget
MY Sachika
MV Orion
MV Carpe Diem
MY Blue Honors Legacy

High Budget
Maldives Aggressor
MV Carpe Vita Explorer
MV Ocean Divine
Scubaspa Ying

Outer atolls
MV Amba
SY Maldives Siren
MY Sheena

Liveaboard Worldwide

Australia
Belize
Burma
Cocos Island
Fiji
Galapagos Islands
Indonesia
Malaysia
The Maldives
Mexico
The Red Sea
Thailand
 
 
Dive The World RSS blog news feed (opens in a new window)  Watch Dive The World's diving videos on YouTube (opens in a new window)  Join Dive The World on Facebook (opens in a new window)  Follow Dive The World on Twitter (opens in a new window)
Follow us on Pinterest (opens in a new window)  Join us on Google+ (opens in a new window)  Follow us on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Take advantage of our secure online credit card payment facility, Paypal Payments Pro. This new, premier facility offers much more than the standard Paypal payment facility. Benefits include no personal Paypal account required, no limits on transaction amounts and integrated Verisign security system. Secure payments are now easier for you. See our terms for more details
 © Dive-The-World.com Share Like this site?: 
Privacy Policy | Terms   
 DIVE THE WORLD LIVEABOARDS   
Unit 702, 7/F Bangkok Bank Building,
No. 18 Bonham Strand West, Hong Kong
Tel.: +66 (0)83 505 7794
Fax: +66 (0)76 281166
E-mail: liveaboards@dive-the-world.com
Website: http://liveaboards.dive-the-world.com