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Sails from Male
 
Maximum 24 guests
 
Male, Ari & Northern Region
 
NITROX free of charge
 
Rebreather facilities available
 
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MV Orion

Comfort and luxury at its best.

The MV Orion was designed for the diver and built to hotel standards allowing you to cruise across the atolls in absolute comfort and luxury. The smooth trip around Ari, Male and Maldives Northern Region will allow you to dive a selection of dive sites and encounter a range of marine creatures ranging from manta rays, hammerheads, whale sharks and much more. The main deck has a large salon with sofas and a large dining room with a bar and a TV whilst the u...
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The MV Orion was designed for the diver and built to hotel standards allowing you to cruise across the atolls in absolute comfort and luxury. The smooth trip around Ari, Male and Maldives Northern Region will allow you to dive a selection of dive sites and encounter a range of marine creatures ranging from manta rays, hammerheads, whale sharks and much more. The main deck has a large salon with sofas and a large dining room with a bar and a TV whilst the upper deck is the place where you can indulge yourself in the jacuzzi or opt for a massage just before a chilled drink on the main bar at the end of a great day’s diving.

The meals served aboard the MV Orion are buffet style with breakfast cooked to order, lunch and dinner with soup, salad, fruits and a choice of main courses. The chef and team will also cater for special requirements on request.

The MV Orion is rebreather-friendly and able to support Poseidon MKVI, AP vision and manual Megalodon units. For qualified divers, NITROX is free of charge so you can make the most of your bottom time when admiring the manta rays on their cleaning stations. To ensure you make the most out of you trip aboard the MV Orion is set with diving and safety equipment as well as a photography charging stations and four dive guides taking you to the best spotting places. To maximise the living space aboard, all diving is done from the 19.8 metre dhoni tender getting you to the perfect dive site every time.

Dive Requirements
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is recommended to make the most out of the available trips
  • Maldivian authorities state that the maximum depth for diving is restricted to 30 metres. All divers are required to carry a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and a dive computer on every dive (available for rental aboard with advanced notice)
  • Self declaration Medical Form duly signed by you

Included
  • Shared cabin
  • Full board
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Afternoon snacks
  • 1 BBQ dinner on uninhabited island (weather permitting)
  • 17 dives per week (no diving on the first and last day)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Weights & weight belts
  • Guide, tanks and air fills
  • Transfers to and from airport or hotel
  • Male City tour on request
  • Government taxes and bed tax

Not Included
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and juices
  • Diving equipment at USD50 per day
  • 15 litre tanks or extra tanks
  • Tips for the crew
  • Massages (paid locally and subject to availability)
  • International flights are not included in the liveaboard prices listed. The Ultimate Diving team will offer you the best flight connections at the time of booking at an additional cost

Dive routes include : The Best of the Maldives and Manta Madness

Boat Specification


Guest Numbers 24
Length & Beam 39 metres long and 10 metres beam
Engines 600 HP Volvo
Generators 2 x 55kVA, 1 x 17.5kVA
Number of Cabins 1 master suite, 1 junior suite, 3 double cabins and 7 twin cabins all air conditioning
Entertainment Large salon and diving area with TV
Single Supplement 80%




Diving Facilities


NITROX Available FREE of charge for qualified divers
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals available at USD50 per day
Medical Oxygen & First Aid Oxygen/Medic First Aid Kit
Dive Deck Dive sites are reached directly from the 19.8 metre dhoni tender