M/V Orion

The MV Orion Maldives has built in September 2009 in the North of the Country, it is a 135 foot Safari boat at home in the clear waters of the Maldives. Six of the 17 member crew were actually part of the team that built Orion. They are proud of their contribution and see to it that she is impeccably maintained. 

This makes MV Orion the most reliable vessel in structure and mechanics to sail the waters of the Maldives today. With three dive guides, MV Orion allows for smaller groups that are split based on experience. Cruising on MV Orion is the ideal way to discover the magic that surrounds The Maldives. 

On a typical trip, the Orion anchors at night and cruises only for a few hours during the day, but this is enough to discover real cast-away desert islands, unblemished inhabited islands and remarkable dive spots.

Wi-Fi is available (US$ 20 per week), Nitrox is included in the package price

  • 3 dives per day
  • Full Board meals plan
  • Unlimited water, tea, coffee, 24h
  • Desert island BBQ
  • Excursions
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • Transfer from/to Airport
  • Airport assistance

Starting from US$ 250 per person per night in double room Full Board Dives & NITROX Included

  • Location: Central & South Atolls
  • Category: Luxury
  • Room Information: (total 12 guest rooms),1 Master Suite (King Size Bed - Upper Deck), 1 Junior Suite (Queen Size Bed / Twin Bed - Lower Deck), 7 Standard (Queen / Twin Size Beds - Lower Deck), and 3 Mini Suites (Queen / Twin Size Beds - Upper Deck).
  • Max PAX: 24
  • Recommended for: Diving, Snorkeling
  • Check-in Day: Sunday

    Vessel Facilities:


    There are 11 guest rooms, each finished with the luxury and ambience of a Maldivian Luxury Resort.  Every room comprises of double/twin beds, a mini-bar, Plasma TV, Electronic Combination Safe, as well as beautifully tiled bathrooms. 

    All of the rooms have en suite toilet and shower facilities. The Master Suite and Junior Suite are outstanding it you want the ultimate in luxury and space, ideal for a couple or a romantic honeymoon. 

    The Master Suite also sports a private outdoor Jacuzzi for memorable moments overlooking the Indian Ocean. The best value for the money, would be the Lower Deck Double Bed Suites. 

    On the Orion you can't go wrong with any cabin choice, the spaces are extremely well done and luxurious. One room on each deck is reserved for dive guides. At the upper deck Main Jacuzzi e Massage Room.

    Food & Cuisine:

    A variety of international and Asian cuisine is prepared daily using fresh spices, fruits, vegetables, and seafood. All meals are served buffet style, so eat as much as you like.

    Coffee, Tea, and Snacks are always available between meal times free of charge. There is a full service bar where you can select from a list of fines wines, local and imported beers, and a variety of quality spirits. 

    Meals Include Pre-Dive Morning Snack, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a Variety Snacks between Meals. Biscuits, Toast, Cereal, Fruit, 1 Large Bottle of Fresh Water, Hot Tea, and Coffee are Complimentary. 

    Soft drinks, additional bottled water, beer, wine, and alcohol are available for purchase.

    Vessel technical details:

    • Construction Year: 2009
    • Length: 39m
    • Width: 12m
    • Engine: 600HP Volvo
    • Cruising Speed: 14knots
    • Nautical Equipment: Radar, GPS, Depth Finder
    • Equipped with satellite phone Internet
    • Electricity: Type G / 3 220V and 110V
    • Water Supply: Desalination plant 2 x 800 liters per hour
    • Power: 2 sound-proof generators
    • Extra Diving boat (Dhoni): 17m
    • Extra boat dinghy 5m
    • Crew: MV Orion crew 13, Diving boat Crew 3-4
    • Divemaster: 3


    Paradise on earth is partial without its underwater realm, which makes the Maldives one of the most appealing dive destinations in the world. The Maldives is warm and fascinating, and provides rich marine life with coral reefs teaming with activity, visited by schools of fish and playful dolphins.

    With 26 atolls consisting of outer and inner reefs, The Maldives is one of the most diverse scuba diving destinations in the world. Amazing channel dives draw animals from the deep, which will leave you spellbound. Mountainous pinnacles (thila) rise from 35m and taper to 8m, which make them ideal for those slower, more relaxing dives.

    The average water temperature is 27C (80F) and current can be strong at about 1.5 knots, which is ideal for shark and manta ray encounters. Fasten your seat belts and glide into the blue for the most awe-inspiring experience of your life.

    Cruising on MV Orion is the ideal way to discover the magic that surrounds The Maldives.

    Diving insurance must be valid at the time of your cruise.

    You can purchase short term dive insurance (DAN) (request before arrival)

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