Liveaboard Review

Achieve your dream Maldives escapade with Emperor Virgo! The modern luxurious boat is over 32 meters (105 feet) long and 9 meters (29.5 feet) wide, housing a total of 9 spacious cabins and could accommodate up to 18 guests. Emperor Virgo also has a fully air-conditioned saloon that is equipped with modern entertainment systems, luxurious sofas, and a mini library. Sun lovers will truly enjoy the beautifully designed sun decks on the lower and upper decks, as well as the spacious dive deck for diving adventures. The boat’s interior is made of wood, giving that rustic, warm, and homey feel. Plus, the dining area is large and is strategically located to allow for better views while eating a sumptuous meal. Guests could choose the perfect itinerary that fits their taste, whether it is in the Central or Southern atolls of the Maldives, everyone will surely have a blast in witnessing what the waters have to offer!

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Several divers commended the crew on being welcoming and nurturing during their stay.
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    Many divers said that the night dives were incredible and would come back again.
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    Many people were happy with the amenities on-board the boat and felt it was built for happiness.
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    Some people stated that they saw 6 different types of sharks.

Things we don't like:

  • check-markSome divers said that weather was not optimum and hampered their excursions.
  • check-markA couple of people noted that the currents was to strong on two locations and could not be completed.

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Diving on Emperor Virgo in the Maldives

Emperor Virgo is a luxurious boat that was specifically built for diving. It was designed to provide luxury and comfort to all its guests providing the best facilities and amenities everyone needs while aboard. Emperor Virgo was built in 2012 and was recently revamped in order to provide the most up to date facilities.

The featured indoor saloon is equipped with temperature control facilities, as well as a modern entertainment system, including flat-screen television sets, computers, stereos, a DVD player, and a mini-library. Not to mention the comfortable and luxurious sofas that everyone will love! Surely, all guests will not run out of things to do onboard Emperor Virgo when spending late nights or time between dives – they may watch their favorite TV series, movies, or simply read a book. For those who would like to update their followers on various social media platforms, wireless internet connection is also available for a surcharge.

To those who love to feel the heat of the sun and the salty air, they may spend time on the sun decks on the lower and upper deck. Both sun decks are equipped with luxurious sun loungers. They also feature comfortable chairs and tables for everyone’s convenience. On the lower sun deck, there is a shaded part for those who prefer not to bask in the sun too much; but for those who love to get that perfect tan while having a full view of the sea, an upper sun deck is a perfect option.

The dive deck is spacious and has a platform installed. Every guest will have enough space for their equipment to be prepared and maintained. There are also large equipment boxes, charging ports, a hanging area for wet suits, and freshwater showers. For divers with advanced certification, they may take advantage of the free nitrox. Equipment rental is also available.

Safety is not an issue – Emperor Virgo has up to date and regularly checked safety equipment and emergency alert systems. It has life rafts, life vests, fire fighting and alarm systems, and first aid kits, as well as fire extinguishers available in each cabin and in the saloon.

The Cabins

Emperor Virgo houses a total of 9 spacious cabins which could accommodate up to 18 guests. There are cabins situated on the lower deck, main deck, and upper deck; all of which are spacious and are equipped with air conditioning units, comfortable beds, and en-suite bathroom facilities. The upper deck provides stunning, marvelous views, perfect for honeymooners as it gives a very romantic feel.


The dining area is on the main deck and provides a panoramic view. Guests will surely enjoy the sumptuous dishes from international cuisines that are served three times a day in buffet style. Whether you are a vegetarian or a meat lover, there is something for you on board!

Afternoon snacks are also served. Light snacks such as nuts and biscuits, as well as refreshing beverages such as soda, juice, coffee, tea, and water,  are also provided; the best thing is that it is all available for free.


Emperor Virgo navigates in the Central atolls, Northern atolls, South atolls, and the deep South atolls of the Maldives. Some of the diving spots include Ari Atolls, Vaavu, and Rasdhoo, which are all famous for its rich marine life. Lucky divers will surely enjoy the majestic sight of sharks and mantas, schools of fishes, and the colorful reefs. In the deep South, tiger sharks, silver tips, gray reef sharks and whale sharks can be often seen in Meemu Atoll and Huvadhoo Atoll, while gray reef sharks, dogtooth tuna and eagle rays could be seen in the south during the months of January to April.

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