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Emperor Leo Maldives liveaboard

Emperor Leo

Maldives liveaboard

The MV Emperor Leo is a very stylish boat, built to a very high standard. There are 12 well appointed, spacious, ensuite cabins taking 24 divers in total. The Emperor Leo has schedules that run throughout the year with mostly 7 night itineraries in the Central and Southern Atolls as well as a few longer itineraries. All trips start on Sundays, meaning flights from the UK would depart on Saturdays.

There is plenty of room for relaxing and entertainment onboard. Guests can relax in the spacious air-conditioned saloon area, sun bathe on the top deck or relax in the outdoor jacuzzi. There is also a camera charging station and large camera table on the Main Deck along with a TV viewing area where you can go through all of your dive images and videos.

All diving is done from a large dive dhoni with 4 dive guides and Nitrox is included for those who are Nitrox certified.

The boat is beautifully crafted and includes free Nitrox, a glass of wine with dinner, and a beach bbq during the cruise.

Getting there
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.

Guide price: 7 nights from £1650 per person*
Includes: Full board accommodation in a twin/double lower deck cabin, return airport transfers, unlimited tea, coffee, water, glass of wine with dinner, diving and use of tank & weights, nitrox (for those qualified).

Excludes: International flights, domestic flights, alcoholic beverages, Green Tax, crew gratuities and travel/dive insurance.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel for twin/double share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Liveaboard plus Resort Island combinations
Why not combine your liveaboard trip with a stay on a beautiful Maldives island. We have contract rates for over 100 resort islands throughout the Maldives and with daily flights to the Maldives from the UK, you can choose to stay any number of days you fancy - either before or after your liveaboard trip. There are resort islands to meet all budgets and we will be happy to give advice and recommendations if you are looking for inspiration. Check our Maldives page for a selection of some of our most popular resorts.



Quick Guide: Emperor Leo

  • 35m length

  • Max 24 passengers

  • 12 Cabins: Upper Deck – 1 Double Suite, 1 Twin Cabin and 2 Twin/Double Cabins, Lower Deck – 2 Twin/Double cabins, 2 Double Cabins and 4 Twin Cabins

  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent

Accommodation & Facilities

The Emperor Leo has 12 cabins in total for a maximum of 24 passengers. On the Upper Deck there are 2 Suites with windows and a double bed, 1 Twin Cabin with windows and 2 Cabins with windows and two single beds that can be adapted to doubles. On the Lower Deck there are 2 Double Bed Cabins, 4 Twin Bed Cabins and 2 Cabins with two single beds that can be adapted to doubles

All cabins have individually controlled aircon and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Single Travellers Guarantee: Emperor guarantee same sex cabin share on Emperor Explorer. If they can’t ‘room’ you with someone of the same sex then they will give you a cabin to yourself with no single supplement.

Facilities onboard include a spacious air-conditioned lounge on the main deck with comfy sofas, TV and a well-stocked bar. There is also an outdoor jacuzzi. On the upper deck there is outdoor seating with deckchairs and tables and on the sun deck there are sunbeds, deck chairs and bean bags.

Camera facilities include charging stations, air gun, rinse tanks and camera table.


The MV Emperor Leo liveaboard mainly runs 7 night itineraries, in the Central and Southern Atolls.

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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