VIRGO

Class Departure Date Sunday
Virgo

Virgo

Boat:

Length: 105Ft

Engine: 500HP

Generators: 2 x 33KW

Water Makers: 1.2 ton per day

Beam size(ft) 30

Draft size(ft) 8ft

Built refit 2012

Cruising speed 10

Maximum speed 12

Rooms:

There are 8 guest rooms, each finished with the ambience of a Maldivian Resort.  Every room comprises of double/twin beds, as well as beautifully tiled bathrooms.  All 8 rooms have en suite toilet and shower facilities.

 

Deck Formations:

 

Lower Deck:  5 Twin/DBL Rooms

 

Main Deck: 1 Single Cabin, Bar, Dining Area, Lounge Area.

 

Upper Deck: 1 Jacuzzi, 2 Twin/DBL Upper Deck Rooms,

 

Sun Deck: Numerous Sun Loungers.

 

Separate Diving Dhoni:

Fully equipped 45ft Diving Dhoni complete with Oxygen Kits, 2 x Coltri Compressors, 30 Tanks.

 

Crew:

Boat Crew: 12

Dhoani Crew: 3

 

Diving Guides: 2

 

Pictures: You can view and download by clicking this link.

 

Availability&Schedule of MV Virgo:

 

Please, click above link to check the schedule and availability online.

Rates and payment conditions

 

HIGH SEASON

For Festive weeks (NY and Xmas) the surcharge of USD 50 per person per week will be added

February 2015 to April 2015, Christmas (trips include 24-25 December) and New Year (1-10 January) dates

Standard

Retail USD275 ppn. Nett to Agents USD220

Upper Deck

Retail USD 302.5 ppn. Nett to Agents USD242

Single Room Main Deck

Retail USD357.5 ppn. Nett to Agents USD286 ppn

 

February 2016 – April 2016, Christmas (trips include 24-25 December) and New Year (1-10 January) dates

Standard Room

Retail USD302 ppn. Nett to Agents USD242

Upper Deck

Retail USD 333 ppn. Nett to Agents USD266

Single Room Main Deck

Retail USD409.5 ppn. Nett to Agents USD 315 ppn

 

LOW SEASON

 

August 2014 to January 2015 & May 2015, excluding Christmas (trips include 24-25 December) and New Year (1-10 January) dates

Standard

Retail USD235 ppn. Nett to Agents USD188 ppn

Upper Deck

Retail USD258.5 ppn. Nett to Agents USD206.8

Single Room Main Deck

Retail USD305.5  ppn. Nett to Agents USD244.4 ppn

 

August 2015 to January 2016 & May 2016, excluding Christmas (trips include 24-25 December) and New Year (1-10 January) dates

Standard

Retail USD250 ppn. Nett to Agents USD200 ppn

Upper Deck

Retail USD275 ppn. Nett to Agents USD220

Single Room Main Deck

Retail USD 325ppn. Nett to Agents USD260 ppn

Agents are entitled to 20% commission on Retail rates

Full Charter Rate: 14 Pay at STND rate plus 1 Free

Booking conditions

 

Booking conditions are:

30% non-refundable deposit to confirm the reservation to pay within 7 days of the invoice receipt

Balance due 90 days prior to departure

If booking is made less then 90 days prior to departure 100% to be paid within 7 days of the invoice receipt to confirm the booking

Once booking is confirmed the dates of the trip cannot be changed

 

At the time of remittance please indicate your name and dates of the trip in payment reference

USD 10 will be added to each payment via bank transfer and 4% will be added to each payment via credit card (Visa&Master).

PayPal payments are also accepted to alex@planetscuba.com.sg, 4% credit card commission will be also added for such payments.

As we do not give refunds once the booking is made, please, make sure you have necessary travel insurance before purchasing the package.

Dive insurance must be valid at the time of the trip.

You can purchase short term dive insurance (DAN) directly with us.

1=7 euro, 7=15 euro, 14=23 euro

 

Route can be amended by the dive leader at the time of the trip to deliver best diving experience according to weather conditions and overall divers level

 

Please, let me know the following details:

– full names

– flight details; if the night before the cruise is spent in some resort, name of the resort and transfer time so we can arrange the meeting in the airport

– dive gear for rent (items and sizes if any. Please, note, rental dive gear availability is not guaranteed unless pre-ordered in advance)

– diet requirements if any

– dive certificates level and number of dives

– nationalities

 

Contacts:

 

Constellation Fleet staff will meet the guests in the airport upon their international flight landing.

The meeting point is near the Help Desk.

Our staff will carry the sign with the boat’s name on it.

 

Constellation Ventures operational manager, Deirdre +9607493522

 

Transfer is at 13:00 from the airport, however, we always try our best to arrange an earlier transfer for the guests who land early in the morning.

If guests arrive 1 day before the cruise start or earlier our rep will not meet them in the airport upon landing and we are not able to arrange the pick up from other hotels/resorts.

They will have to come back to the airport by 13:00 on the cruise start date.

If the route requires guests to fly out from Male to join the boat, our rep will meet the guests upon their international arrival time and show them the way to the domestic terminal.

 

The check out times are at 7&9 am on the last day of the cruise (for southern trips check out depends on the domestic flight time but not later then 10 am).

Guests will be in the airport by 7:30 & 9:30 am accordingly.

 

If guests continue their vacation in the Maldives at a resort, hotel of other liveaboard, their ongoing transfers will be arranged from the airport.

We will not be able to arrange direct transfers from the boat to resorts.

 

MV Virgo (Ark Venture) Routes and itineraries:

 

Best of Maldives

Day 1 – Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport

Day 2 – Dive North Male Atoll, Cross to Rasdhoo

Day 3 – Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)

Day 4 – North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)

Day 5 – South Ari Atoll (Mantas & Whalesharks)

Day 6 – South Ari & Male Atolls (Sharks and Pelagic Action), Desert Island Dinner

Day 7 – South Male Atoll (Pelagic Action), Male City Tour

Day 8 – Check out 7&9am, Male Airport

 

BY SPECIAL REQUEST FOR CHARTERS:

 

Manta Madness

Season: August – October

Day 1 – Pick up and Check In from 13 PM, Male Airport

Day 2 – Dive North Male Atoll Cross to Baa Atoll

Day 3 – Baa Atoll Hanifaru Bay Area

Day 4 – Baa Atoll Hanifaru Bay Area, Cross to Rasdhoo

Day 5 – Dive Rasdhoo & North Ari Atoll (Grey Reef Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks)

Day 6 – North Ari Atoll (Mantas and Famous Maaya Thila Night Dive)

Day 7 – North Male Atoll Manta Point, Male City Tour

Day 8 – Check out 7&9am, Male Airport

 

Deep South/ Southern Sharks

Season: February-March

Area Toured: Huvadhoo

 

Day 1 – Meet and Greet Kahdheedhoo Airport, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

Day 2 – Dive Thinadhoo Area, Dhevadhoo Area, Villingilli Area

Anchor Whaleshark spot

Day 3 – Vilingilli Kandu Area

Day 4 – Nilandhoo Kandu Area

Night Dive Hyatt Reef

Day 5 – Mareehaa Kandu Area

Day 6 – Gazeera Thila, Vaadhoo Corner, Vaadhoo Thila

Day 7- Mareehaa Kandu Area

Day 8 – Kondey Kandu Area

Day 9 – Mareehaa Kandu Area

Cross to Kahdheedhoo

Day 10 – Depart from Kahdheedhoo Airport, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

 

South Central

Season: January – April

Area Toured: Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu

 

Day 1 – Meet and Greet Male/Kadhdhoo Airport

Day 2 – Dive North and South Male Area

Day 3 – Dive Vaavu Atoll. Beautiful Corals

Day 4 – Dive Vaavu Atoll. Channels with action dives and Night Dive with nurse sharks

Day 5 – Dive Meemu Atoll

Day 6 – Dive Thaa Atoll

Day 7 – Dive Laamu Atoll

Day 8 – Check out at 7&9 am

 

7 days package onboard Mv Virgo includes:

 

– 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks

– Free Nitrox

– Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee

– 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

– All transfers

– Bed Tax

– GST 12% from November 2014

– 1 BBQ night on an uninhabited island (if the weather and route conditions allow)

– Male city tour with local guide (upon request)

 

Price does not include:

 

– Dive gear

– Alcohol, Soft Drinks

– Diving Courses

– GST 12%  on onboard services.

– Other services that are not listed here or above and might be requested by the guest.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD per Day), price does not include GST 12% from November 2014.

Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, SMB) USD 45

Full Set including computer USD 50

Regulator with octopus USD 20

Computer USD 15

BCD USD 15

Wetsuit 1.5mm USD 10

Mask USD 5

Fins USD 5

Torch USD 15

15 lt. tank USD 15

*NOTE: All divers must carry Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), and Dive Computer on every dive

 

SSI Dive Courses Price List in US Dollars, includes certification cost, does not include GST 12%

 

Discover Scuba Diving USD 89

Open Water Diver Referral USD 300

Advanced Adventurer Diver USD 350

Nitrox Course USD 125

Night Dive Specialty USD 250

Deep Dive Specialty USD 250

Dive in the current USD 250

Perfect buoyancy USD 180

Underwater photography USD 200

Side mount course UDS 350

 

Internet

 

WiFi internet is available onboard, though the availability and signal strength depends on the area. Internet may be not available at some places while cruising. Wifi access is USD 20 per week. Please, ask barmen for details while onboard. Please, note, we do not provide laptops/computers/other devices to use internet onboard, you should have your own computer to use our internet facility.

Dive Insurance

 

The guests can purchase short-term dive insurance from us before arrival or onboard MV VIRGO. Please, contact us for details.

Dear agents, please, make sure your clients provide the information mentioned in the registration form (please, see the link below):

 

MV Virgo Registration Form

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