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

Length: 31 metres / 102 feet
Beam: 9 metres / 31 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 15
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Maldive liveaboard diving safaris with the MV Virgo
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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 Wi-Fi 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 cruise service.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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April 2017
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30 Apr 7 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
May 2017
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21 May 28 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,756
June 2017
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4 Jun 11 Jun 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
18 Jun 25 Jun 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
25 Jun 2 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
July 2017
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9 Jul 16 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
16 Jul 23 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
23 Jul 30 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
August 2017
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6 Aug 13 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
13 Aug 20 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,735
October 2017
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1 Oct 8 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
15 Oct 22 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
November 2017
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5 Nov 12 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
12 Nov 19 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
26 Nov 3 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
December 2017
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3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,863
24 Dec 31 Dec 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
31 Dec 7 Jan 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
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7 Jan 14 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
14 Jan 21 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
21 Jan 28 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
28 Jan 4 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 1,916
February 2018
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4 Feb 11 Feb 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
11 Feb 18 Feb 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
25 Feb 4 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
March 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
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DestinationNo. of divesPrice
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4 Mar 11 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
11 Mar 18 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
18 Mar 25 Mar 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182
25 Mar 1 Apr 7 Maldives Southern Atolls 17 US$ 2,182

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More Trip Details...

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$ 101 per week), Wifi use on your device (US$ 22 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Virgo 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, 16:00 and 22:30 hrs. Guests taking the 11:00 hrs transfer from the airport to the boat have to accept that the boat will not be fully cleaned or ready for boarding until 13:00 hrs. 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 hrs).

For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs 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 person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 11 guests). Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Low Season: US$ 4,890. High Season: US$ 5,190.


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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.

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

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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 - 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 Virgo liveaboard safaris is done from an accompanying 17m long dhoni. This 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.

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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.
  • 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 & 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 safari, 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 ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built 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

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 1 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 - 14,000 litres
  • 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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