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MV Leo Maldives Dive Yacht

Mv Leo is a sleek 115-feet luxury cruiser built to traverse the crystalline waters of the Maldives in style. Leo accommodates 20 divers in 4 lower deck double and 4 lower deck twin Cabins, 1 upper deck double and 1 Executive Suite for double occupancy with Jacuzzi. All cabins are equipped with the latest technology offering you the amenities of Ac, en-suite bathroom, Tv, Dvd and Cd player, a private mini bar, an electronic safe and hairdryer. The living quarters are complemented by a restaurant able to offer you indoor dining, a fully-stocked drinks bar, a tastefully-decorated lounge, and an extensive library, including video and music collections, should you wish to recline and lose yourself in a book. The spacious sundeck is perfect for watching the sun go down, with drink in hand, thanks to the outdoor bar service. There is also have a jacuzzi on the front deck.


INFOMATION

The ship has a sturdy mahogany wood hull, teak decks, custom built furnishings, ten spacious cabins and one deluxe king suite with adjoining spa. Each individual cabin has private bath, private climate control, and daily fresh towels in cabins. High-tech amenities include high definition wide-screen LCD monitor, DVD and CD player, mini bar, electronic safe, telephone, and Wi-Fi. Bose sound system provides surround sound in a huge comfortably appointed salon, and on the spacious exterior decks.

Year built: 2007/2008 - refit 2012
Boat length: 115 foot / 35 meters
Beam: 31 foot / 9,30meters
Draft: 2,7 meters
Engine: 500hp, Cummins - Turbo diesel
Speed: Cruising speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 2 x 40 kW Onan quit generators, 230V, 24 hr electricity
Water: two water makers each producing 12,000 litres/day, and storage 9500 liters Nautical equipment: Radio, GPS, Sonar Safety equipment: Oxygen, fire alarms, fire extinguisher, life preservers, life boats, eight- person Zodiac
Crew: 12 people on main ship, two people on diving dhoni
Decks: cabins in the lower deck, suite on top deck and sun deck.
Parlour: restaurant, bar, TV, video, DVD, Hi-Fi internet Wi-Fi, rechargeable battery station for cameras other personal gadgets
Cabins: Ten spacious double cabins (eight deluxe cabins, one upper deck double and one suite) can be booked as double, twin accommodations, each with private bathroom containing toilet, vanity and private climate control, LCD TV, DVD and CD player, a private mini bar, electronic safe, telephone, Wi-Fi, and daily fresh towels.
Kitchen: dine on contemporary flavors from the Maldives, the east Leoand the west prepared by our chefs. The finest crustaceans cooked in various aromatic styles are guaranteed to suit palates of all nationalities
Bar: all types of beers, various wines, champagne, cocktails, spirits, mineral water and soft drinks.
Diving dhoni: length 20 meters, width 7 meters
Tanks: 12 L Alu/DIN/INT
Compressor: two dive compressors
Nitrox: NRC membrane system
Weights: weight belts and weights available free for usage
Rental equipment: regulator complete, BCD complete, dive lamp, dive computer, mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, snorkel set, weight and belt.

ACCOMODATION

In total 10 cabins are available. Four double bed cabins, four twin bed cabins, one Upperdeck Mini Suite and one Executive suite for twin/double accommodation with private jacuzzi. All cabins are equipped with en-suite bath rooms, individually controled air condition, DVD and CD player, Mini bar, safety locker.

Rooms:
Number of Rooms: 8
Number of Suites: 2
Air Conditioning: Yes
Exterior Windows: Yes
En-Suite: Yes
Hot Water Shower: Yes
Power supply: Yes
Room Service: Yes
Towel Service: Yes

DIVING

Safe air analyzers, lost diver tracking system and "Nitrox for free" make her the right choice for keen divers. Three dives a day and one night dive a week with tank and weights, services of a PADI qualified and highly experience English speaking dive master are included in the package price.

Diving:
Guided Dives: Yes
PADI Instructor: Yes
PADI Courses: Yes
Dives per Day: 3
Enos System: Yes
Dive Dhoni: Yes
Equipment Rental: Yes

Nitrox is available for free. Rental equipment: please pre- announce what you will need.

DAN diving insurance must be valid at the time of your cruise.
You can purchase short term dive insurance (DAN) directly on board.
1=7 Euro, 7=15 Euro, 14=23 Euro

SERVICES

The boat offers a spacious lounge air conditioned with restaurant and bar, open air sun deck, Jacuzzi, library, Video and music collection, Wireless internet (modem), board games.

Service:
TV / DVD / HiFi in Salon: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Island Visits: Yes
Beach Barbeque: Yes
Male Visit: Yes
Internet: Yes

7 days package on board MV Leo includes:
° meeting guests on arrival at Male Intenational Airport (on cruise start days)
° 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks
° 17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day, but no diving on the first day of the trip)
° tanks, weights, Nitrox
° dive guides service
° Special barbecue dinner on the beach of a sand bank or inhabited island - once a week (if weather permitting)
° bed tax
° Sightseeing visit to Capital of Maldives - last day of the cruise (upon request)
° unlimited drinking water, tea, coffeee

Price does not include:
° dive gear
° beverages from the bar
° 8% GST for services paid on board
° other services that are not listed here or above and might be requested by the guest

Booking conditions: ° 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm the reservation to pay within 7 days of the invoice receipt
° Balance due 90 days prior to cruise start
° No -shows and early departures will be charged at 100% of the total invoice value
° no refund for cancellation due to any reason.

Dive and Travel insurance is compulsory!

Internet on board:
WiFi is available (signal strength and availability depends on the area). You should use your own device. price: US$ 20 per week.

Check-in:
Ms Roxanne will meet you at the airport (on cruise start days only). Meeting point is near the information desk.
Transfer to the boat: 13:00

Check-out:
The check out times are at 07:00 and 09:00 on the last day of the cruise. Guests will be in the airport by 07:30 and 09:30 accordingly.

Food:
Full board meals are included in the package price. All meals are served in the air conditioned, very spacious and comfortable saloon.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Afternoon snacks Dinner
A good coice of alocoholic and non alcoholic drinks are available at the bar and are served on the different deck areas of your choice - drinks will be charged on board.

TRIP ROUTE

Mv Leo leaves from and returns to Male but doesn't follow a set itinerary as it's all about the giving you the best diving possible. As you may know the Maldives has 2 very distinct currents running at different times of the year and this effects which side of the Maldives all the marine life is on at any particular time. Basically, dependant on the currents and the winds, we will select the route and dive sites.
Our divemasters are very experienced in the hunt for whale sharks, Don't worry that you might miss the other stuff though; Mv Leo visits the best dive sites in the area to see sharks, mantas and all the schools of fishes and stunning reefs that the Maldives are famous for just like any other boat but we will also try really hard, and normally succeed, to find you a whale shark. It is the experience of a lifetime to swim with one of these gentle giants - don't forget to bring your snorkel as you never know when we may run across one of these giants.

The Best of the Maldives route covers dive sites in the areas of North Male - Rasdhoo - North Ari - South Ari - South Male However we reserve the right to change it dependant on the conditions and prevaling currents.
On the last day there is a free trip around Male to experience a little of the culture and life that makes this oasis in the Indian Ocean so unique.

The Best of the Maldives does just what it says on the tin - you dive the best and most famous dive sites of the Maldives in a single week of sublime liveaboard diving. This is a dive holiday in the Maldives to remember that hits all the seasonal hot spots of North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Dive the many channels, drifts and pinnacles, encountering the manta, whalesharks and reef residents as you go. The exact order of things is left deliberately flexible to ensure that no matter what time of year your holiday to the Maldives is, the breathtaking world underwater is unveiled in all its perfection.
Best of the Maldives itinerary aims to mix up big fish manta and shark dives with scenic reefs dives, hunting out the smallest reef fish, morays and macro life that are so abundant. Cleaning stations allow you to get up close and personal with massive Maldivian manta, and dives at Manta Point, Dhonkalo Thila and Madivaru provide just such opportunities. Maaya Thila is one of the best known dive sites in the Maldives and for a good reason. This pinnacle is about 30m diameter that descends to reveal sharks and fish a plenty. Night diving here is hard to beat and should not be missed. Log yet more pelagic sightings as grey reef sharks patrol the Ari Atoll area. The boat will also take some time out along the route to look for whalesharks you can snorkel with - grab your fins as these gentle giants can move fast!

Best of Maldives itinerary from Nov to May 7 nights
Day 1 Arrive Male
Day 2 North Male Check Out Dive / Ari North - Night Dive (3 Dive)
Day 3 Ari North Fish Head (3 Dives)
Day 4 Ari South – Whale Shark (3 Dives)
Day 5 Ari South Thila Dives - Night Dive (3 Dives)
Day 6 South Male - Grey Sharks - BBQ Island Party (3 Dives)
Day 7 North Male - Manta Point - Last night Party (2 Dives)
Day 8 Depart Male

For your flight arrival times ideally you should aim to arrive around midday on the day of departure as due to a same day turn around of the boat the guests from the trip before will be departing in the morning. The rest of the morning the boat will be being cleaned and prepared for your arrival around lunchtime. You can arrive on the day of departure as late as 10pm as the boat will not leave the Male area on the first day. Whatever time you arrive on the day of departure you will be met off your flight at the arrivals area by our boat representatives and taken to the boat, about 10 minutes from the airport.

PRICES / ITINERARY

Schedule Availability

September 2013 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
21 Sep - 01 Oct 2013 10 Cruise - Manta Madness :: Special Offer Price! 198 USD 1980 USD 01 pax

October 2013 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
10 Oct - 17 Oct 2013 07 Best of Maldives 180 USD 1260 USD 12 pax
17 Oct - 26 Oct 2013 09 Best of Maldives 231 USD 2079 USD 03 pax

November 2013 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
16 Nov - 23 Nov 2013 07 Best of Maldives 231 USD 1617 USD 01 pax

December 2013 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
14 Dec - 21 Dec 2013 07 Best of Maldives 231 USD 1617 USD 17 pax
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2013 07 Best of Maldives 250 USD 1750 USD 08 pax

January 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
25 Jan - 01 Feb 2014 07 Best of Maldives 231 USD 1617 USD 01 pax

February 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
15 Feb - 22 Feb 2014 07 Best of Maldives 250 USD 1750 USD 11 pax

April 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
26 Apr - 03 May 2014 07 Best of Maldives 250 USD 1750 USD 13 pax

May 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
10 May - 17 May 2014 07 Best of Maldives 231 USD 1617 USD 20 pax
17 May - 24 May 2014 07 Best of Maldives 231 USD 1617 USD 20 pax

July 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
27 Jul - 03 Aug 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax

August 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
03 Aug - 10 Aug 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
10 Aug - 17 Aug 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
17 Aug - 24 Aug 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
24 Aug - 31 Aug 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
31 Aug - 07 Sep 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax

September 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
07 Sep - 14 Sep 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
14 Sep - 21 Sep 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
21 Sep - 28 Sep 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
28 Sep - 05 Oct 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax

October 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
05 Oct - 12 Oct 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
12 Oct - 19 Oct 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
19 Oct - 26 Oct 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
26 Oct - 02 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax

November 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
02 Nov - 09 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
09 Nov - 16 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
16 Nov - 23 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
23 Nov - 30 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
30 Nov - 07 Nov 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax

December 2014 (price inclusive of fuel surcharge and 8% GST)
DatesNtsItineraryRate P.NTotal P.PFree Beds
07 Dec - 14 Dec 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
14 Dec - 21 Dec 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2014 07 Best of Maldives 218 USD 1526 USD 20 pax


Last updated on 09 September 2013

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