Why you should choose Arora Virgo:
Unique Wednesday mid-week departures, Free Nitrox for qualified divers, park and port fees included in the trip price.
Large deck area and multiple relaxation areas.
The boat is steel hulled and twin engined and there is a beach barbecue each trip and diving groups are kept small and the boat is equipped with full safety equipment.

Arora Virgo is 31m (105ft) in length with 18 berths over 9 well appointed comfortable cabins including 2 sea view upper deck double or twin cabins, 2 main deck double or twin cabins and 5 lower deck twin or double cabins of which one can be a 3 person cabin with 1 double bed and one single bed all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
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Decorated in light wood and contemporary style, the main deck has a large saloon with comfy sofas. The bar is fully licensed so you can enjoy your favourite tipple as the sun dips below the horizon.
The upper deck has loungers for sun bathing and just kicking back.

All diving is done from her large dhoni giving more living space and getting you to the perfect dive spot every time.

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Arora Virgo - schedule

Arora Virgo - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:

3 meals per day, afternoon snacks,
Free Nitrox to qualified divers,
Unlimited drinking water, tea, coffee,
Complimentary glass of wine with dinner,
17 dives per week in total (2-3 dives per day but no diving on the arrival/departure day),
Tanks, weights,
Service of experienced Dive Guides,
Transfers for boarding and disembarking – Set times
GST 16% and Green Tax,
Land visit (unguided, transfers arranged upon request)

The trip price does not include:

International or other domestic flights,
Diving Equipment apart from tanks and weights,
Larger 15 litre tanks and other tank requests must be pre-ordered,
Alcohol and soft drinks,
GST for any on onboard charges,
All other services which are not included in the "The trip price includes" section.
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Diving Equipment Rentals per week in USD paid on board
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $271
Regulator with octopus $69
Computer $82
BCD $69
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $57
Mask $19
Fins $25

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard), Revolut pay, Wise, Bank transfer or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Arora Virgo - cabins

There are 18 berths over 9 well appointed comfortable cabins including 2 sea view upper deck double or twin cabins, 2 main deck double or twin cabins and 5 lower deck twin or double cabins of which one can be a 3 person cabin with 1 double bed and one single bed all with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
On the Lower deck: 4 cabins with Twin or Double beds and 1 family cabin suitable for 3 persons with a double and single bed.
On the Main deck: 2 cabins with Twin or Double beds.
On the Upper deck: 2 cabins with Twin or Double beds.
All twins have beds are side by side, not bunk bed style.

  • Lower Deck Double

  • Lower Deck Double

  • Lower Deck Double

  • Lower Deck Twin

  • Lower Deck Double

  • Upper Deck Twin / Double

  • Upper Deck Twin / Double

  • Upper Deck Twin / Double

Lower Deck Twin Cabin
The Lower Deck Twin Cabins are approximately 9sqm with port holes and can either be in a Twin configuration for single divers or a double bed set up for a couple.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Lower Deck Double Cabin
The Lower Deck Double Cabins are approximately 10.5sqm with port holes and can either be in a Twin configuration for single divers or a double bed set up for a couple.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Main Deck Twin / Double Cabin
The Main Deck Cabins are approximately 9.5sqm with sea view windows and can either be in a Twin configuration for single divers or a double bed set up for a couple.
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Upper Deck Twin / Double Cabin
The Upper Deck Cabins are approximately 10sqm with sea view windows and can either be in a Twin configuration for single divers or a double bed set up for a couple
All cabins are equipped with en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air condition and a hair dryer.

Arora Virgo - diving

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Arora Virgo - itineraries

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Arrival and departure questions and answers..

What is the ideal check in time ? - They have two complimentary airport pick ups with the diving dhoni at 12:00 and 16:00. An airport rep will be there to meet guests.

What is the earliest check in time ? - 12pm, due to the boat being cleaned and prepared in the morning for your arrival at 12pm

What is the latest check in time ? - Up to 22:00 (10pm) is acceptable as latest check in time, but you may miss the first night's dinner

Where are you met on the day of boarding ? - At the aiport arrivals

Is there a check out dive on the boarding day or it is the following morning ? - The check out dive is on the day after your boarding

What time does diving end on the day before check out (how many dives on the last day) ? - The final dive time will depend on the schedule of the guests departing on flights the following day.
f For example, if the guests are all flying at 11:00/12:00, they will plan the final two dives over 24 hours before this time.
All guests must have 24 hours surface before international flights, so although they will do their best to plan two dives on the final day, some guests may have to miss the final dive if they are scheduled to fly before 10:30.
Another option is they stay one night at a hotel in Male' or a nearby resort after the trip.

What time is check out on the last day ? - 7.30am to the airport arriving about 8am.

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

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When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs