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MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 24 September 2017 Sunday, 01 October 2017 USD1,827 5
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 08 October 2017 Sunday, 15 October 2017 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 05 November 2017 Sunday, 12 November 2017 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 19 November 2017 Sunday, 26 November 2017 USD2,021 9
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 26 November 2017 Sunday, 03 December 2017 USD2,021 10 +
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USD1,940
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MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 17 December 2017 Sunday, 24 December 2017 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 14 January 2018 Sunday, 21 January 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 28 January 2018 Sunday, 04 February 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 11 February 2018 Sunday, 18 February 2018 USD2,310 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 18 February 2018 Sunday, 25 February 2018 USD2,310 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 25 February 2018 Sunday, 04 March 2018 USD2,310 5
MV Emperor Orion's South Central Sunday, 25 March 2018 Sunday, 01 April 2018 USD2,650 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 01 April 2018 Sunday, 08 April 2018 USD2,310 2
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 08 April 2018 Sunday, 15 April 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 15 April 2018 Sunday, 22 April 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 22 April 2018 Sunday, 29 April 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 29 April 2018 Sunday, 06 May 2018 USD2,021 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 06 May 2018 Sunday, 13 May 2018 USD1,827 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 13 May 2018 Sunday, 20 May 2018 USD1,827 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 20 May 2018 Sunday, 27 May 2018 USD1,827 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 27 May 2018 Sunday, 03 June 2018 USD1,827 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Manta Madness Sunday, 05 August 2018 Sunday, 12 August 2018 USD1,827 10 +
MV Emperor Orion's Best of Maldives Sunday, 12 August 2018 Sunday, 19 August 2018 discounted !
USD1,717
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MV Emperor Orion's Manta Madness Sunday, 19 August 2018 Sunday, 26 August 2018 USD1,827 10 +

Emperor Orion Details

BOAT

 

emperor orion liveaboard maldives

39 x 10 m.

Build in 2009

12 Cabins, 24 beds

10 knots (650HP Engine)

220V (2 x 55KV Generator) )

12.000L water desalinated/day

 

Facilities

liveaboard cylinders 11.5 L Alu
liveaboard 15 Liter cylinder 15 Liter option
liveaboard Nitrox available Nitrox
liveaboard equipment rental Dive eqm rental
liveaboard airconditioning AC cabins/lounge/reception
liveaboard wifi Wifi
liveaboard reading lights in cabin Visa, Mastercard
liveaboard buffet style Full board, Buffet
liveaboard coffee and tea 24/7 Coffee and tea 24/7
liveaboard mineral water in cabin Mineral water refills
liveaboard draft beer Draft beer
liveaboard wine selection Wine selection
liveaboard TV screen TV screen
liveaboard minibar Minifridge
liveaboard readinglights Bed lights
liveaboard hairdryer in cabin Hairdryer
liveaboard readinglights Soap
liveaboard jacuzzi Jacuzzi
liveaboard library Mini library
liveaboard oxygen available Emergency oxygen
title= Floating Diver GPS tracking

 

Layout

 

deck plan liveaboard emperor orion lowerdeck
deck plan liveaboard emperor orion maindeck
deck plan liveaboard emperor orion upperdeck
deck plan liveaboard emperor orion sundeck

Deck-plans are provided by the boat owners and atypically have their origin during construction.
As such use them with care, since adaptations might have been made.

INFO

Included

  • 3 dives a day, 1 night dive per week. (Tanks, weights and dive guiding service)
  • Day before departure max 2 dives (depending on flying times), departure day no dives
  • Free Nitrox for Nitrox certified divers (limited available)
  • Full board (3  meals a day, buffet)
  • A beach dinner (depending on availability and weather conditions)
  • Drinking water, instant coffee and tea
  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins, based on 2 persons sharing a cabin
  • Representative welcome/assistance at international airport on arrival
  • Transfer from airport  to boat on arrival day, from boat to airport on departure day
  • Visit of  Malé (Capital) on last eventing
  • Visit to local island (depending weather and route)
  • Goods and Services Tax of 12%

Extra

  • Green tax of USD 6 pp night
  • Crew gratuities
  • Possible fuel surcharge

Optional

  • Bar consumptions as listed on board
  • Wifi USD 20 per week (only within 3g range)
  • Dive equipment rental
  • 15Liter tank USD 90 per week

When in doubt...

  • Anything not mentioned in included is simply not included in the package price. When in doubt . . . ask us before booking.

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in 11:00/16:00/22:30 on arrival day
  • Checkout 7:00/ 9:00  on departure day

Video von unserer letzten Reise mit dem Orion, überprüfen Sie den Reisebericht hier !

 

You should know !

  • Every diver must show his dive certification as well as a valid dive insurance
  • A minimum of Advanced Open Water and 50 logged dives is advised
  • A minimum of 10 bookings is necessary to guarantee the trip
  • The boat keeps the right to make changes (eg route, spots, dives, etc) in the case of unforeseeable events

PAY

Payment

  • Book at least 4 months in advance and enjoy a low deposit of USD 110
  • Final payment should be received by emperor latest 56 days prior to departure
  • If booked less than 112 prior to departure full payment is required.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation before 56 days of the trip starting date: 50% will be charged
  • Cancellation within 56 days of the trip starting date: 100% will be charged
  • No refund for cancellation due to any reason

Discounts/surplus

  • Book 11 people, pay for 10 people
  • Book 18 people, pay for 16 people
  • Book 24 people, pay for 20 people
  • Single use of room:  80% supplement

On board payments

  • Anything not included in the package will need to be paid on board at checkout
  • The checkout invoice is made and payable in USD.
  • To avoid surcharges and exchange rate arguments we advise you to pay in USD:
  • Creditcards accepted: Visa or Mastercard ( surcharge applies )

REVIEWS

 

The reviews below are from people who joined this liveaboard and do not necessarily represent the point of view or Divemood or it's employees. What seems to one persons dream might be another one's nightmare, so please read as many as possible to get a more objective impression. 

a client's video impression

Ratings details
  • Dive guides (9.5/10)
  • Other staff (9/10)
  • Food (7.9/10)
  • Comfort (8.1/10)
  • Cleanliness (8.1/10)
  • Satisfaction (8.9/10)
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  • 8/10
    Dive guides
  • 9/10
    Other staff
  • 5/10
    Food
  • 8/10
    Comfort
  • 8/10
    Cleanliness
  • 8/10
    Satisfaction
Comfort at room, nice and friendly staff, really good dives selected, good organization,
The boat is great and very comfortable, but it needs a little renovation in general. Cleaning is well, but it could be improved.
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  • 10/10
    Dive guides
  • 8/10
    Other staff
  • 7/10
    Food
  • 7/10
    Comfort
  • 7/10
    Cleanliness
  • 8/10
    Satisfaction
The dive guide who made me feel that the dives were tailored to his group. He made the trip worthwhile. Safety was good without being over-bearing. I hired gear and it was in good condition.
The fittings need updating - toilet seats look old and scratched...not appealing. Also bath towels don't really dry well in the rooms, so a change during the week would be appreciated. The lights in rooms are varied - maybe a map of which switch controls what!!!! If you are a solo traveller sharing, be warned you'll be close to your cabin-mate (which in my case was fine as she was a lovely person.)
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  • 10/10
    Dive guides
  • 10/10
    Other staff
  • 10/10
    Food
  • 9/10
    Comfort
  • 10/10
    Cleanliness
  • 10/10
    Satisfaction
Guides with a lot of experience and passion
Very well organized. Boat very functional.
Food always excellent
Cleanness
hard to say as it was may first experience on a liveaboard.
boat is getting old and you have to know it before you get in but very clean and functionnal.
dinner seemed to me a little early.


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  • 10/10
    Dive guides
  • 8/10
    Other staff
  • 9/10
    Food
  • 7/10
    Comfort
  • 5/10
    Cleanliness
  • 8/10
    Satisfaction
Enrico our diveguide knows the places and we had great dives. He took and guided us to the great spots and I could see how much he loves the sea and enjoys diving.
I liked the food and the crew. They were all very helpful and nice.
I whished that there would be more cleaning. I did not like the cockroaches and also the electrical installation of the light is a very special thing. It took me a while to handle all the switches in the room.
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  • 9/10
    Dive guides
  • 9/10
    Other staff
  • 10/10
    Food
  • 9/10
    Comfort
  • 9/10
    Cleanliness
  • 10/10
    Satisfaction
Staff where very knowledgeable of all the sites and the diving was excellent. Lots of diverse life and a good mix of channel and reed diving.
the last two days where spent diving around Male which was good but not as good as the previous more remote atolls which I would like to spend more time around. I would've preferred more that just one night dive.
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  • 10/10
    Dive guides
  • 10/10
    Other staff
  • 8/10
    Food
  • 9/10
    Comfort
  • 9/10
    Cleanliness
  • 10/10
    Satisfaction
In general food was excellent with no shortage of food. The guides were excellent and very helpful throughout the trip, on board and in the water.
Consider providing soft drinks at meals fro those that do not drink alcohol.
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  • 9/10
    Dive guides
  • 8/10
    Other staff
  • 7/10
    Food
  • 7/10
    Comfort
  • 8/10
    Cleanliness
  • 8/10
    Satisfaction
Dive guides are really good, they are considerate and are taking very good care of all the guests
There would be more varieties of food and the refurbishment of the room would be more convenient for the guests, for example, if all the sockets would be arranged between the two beds, that would be much better
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  • 10/10
    Dive guides
  • 10/10
    Other staff
  • 7/10
    Food
  • 9/10
    Comfort
  • 9/10
    Cleanliness
  • 9/10
    Satisfaction
The organisation was perfect, so we could enjoy the dives. The boat is very atmospheric and cosy in the evenings with more than enough space for finding a quiet spot to be alone if you want. The diving was of course very good. We went before only to resorts but now . . . like the liveaboard experience. Orion we start saving to come again.
Once we had too many divers / boats on one dive spot. Happened only once and I understood that the crew is trying to avoid this but not always possible.
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  • Dive guides
    10
  • Other staff
    10
  • Food
    10
  • Comfort
    10
  • Cleanliness
    10
  • Satisfaction
    10