Orion | Maldives Liveaboard | Scuba Diving Holiday | Scuba Travel

Orion | Maldives Liveaboard | Scuba Diving Holiday - Indian Ocean

  • Guests 24
  • Rooms 12
  • Restaurants Main deck restaurant
  • Food and Drinks Western buffets meals served on the main deck
  • Facilities39m, Spacious dhoni, Free Nitrox
  • Diving Up to 3 dives a day.
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Wifi available onboard - local charges apply

Orion | Maldives Liveaboard | Scuba Diving Holiday

At 39m from bow to stern, Orion is a generously proportioned liveaboard. She runs a range of seasonal itineraries, covering all of the hot spots that make the Maldives such a mecca for scuba divers. It's a relaxed atmosphere on board as you sail between the picture perfect islands and atolls that make up this island nation.

Orion sleeps 24 divers across 2 decks. The 8 standard twin or double cabins are downstairs. Up on the sun deck level are the mini suites - these are the same as the lower deck cabins in terms of size but have the added sea view. If you prefer a larger cabin, then why not opt for either of the suite upgrades. These cabins go across the width of the boat at the bow. The Junior cabin is below decks with a king sized bed and bath. The executive suite is on the upper deck and has it's own private jacuzzi, king bed and panoramic views. All of the cabins have air con, a TV and large en suite bathrooms!

As all diving takes place from the 19.8m tender dhoni that follows Orion, your liveaboard is pure living space. Your first port of call on board is the sitting area and reception room. Move forwards to the dining area with bar. Dive briefings usually take place here, as well as buffet meals. The mix of food is typically international in flavour, but the Sri Lankan chef's curries are always popular. On the upper deck you will find the jacuzzi, a small shaded seating area and even a massage room (paid locally subject to availability) alongside the main bar. Pull up a chair at the end of the day and chat over the day's diving delights with fellow divers. Chill out in the sunshine on the wide fly deck sun loungers and mattress beds.

As of 1st September 2016, Orion joined Emperor fleet and now sails as Emperor Orion

Executive suite

Across the width of the boat, on the upper deck, you will find the Executive suite. This has a king size double bed, lounge area and panoramic views out over the ocean. Your private space extends outside the cabin too with a private jacuzzi and deck. Air con, TV, DVD, safe and hair dryer are included as standard.

Mini suite

The mini suites are indentical to the standard cabins in size, but are found on the upper deck. A great choice for anyone that enjoys a view! All 3 mini suites can be arranged as twin or double beds and have en-suite, air con, TV, DVD, safe and dryer as standard.

Junior suite

Much like the Executive suite, the Junior suite spans the width of the boat. It is located in the lower deck. This is a double bed cabin with plenty of space including a separate single bed. En-suite, air con, TV, DVD, safe and hair dryer are included as standard.

Standard cabin

There are 7 standard lower deck cabins. There are 3 that only have a double bed and a further 4 that can be either a double or twin bed arrangement. The bathrooms are typically generous in size, with air con, TV, DVD, safe and dryer.

All cabins are en suite, have AC and a TV for watching DVDs. Hair dryers are available on board. Wifi is available for $20 per week (local charge)

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Andrew Harvey

2017-12-18 10:21:15

The best trip by far I've ever had.The people on Orion are amazing. Gabriel and Maria and Bic.Great bunch and can recommend that boat totally.Luckily the weather was good too.Thanks for your help.


2016-11-29 10:58:46

In short, our trip in the Maldives on-board Orion was amazing! Orion itself was a great boat, very comfortable, good food and the crew were very helpful but unobtrusive. As you predicted there were 18 divers, so there was plenty of room and a great atmosphere! The diving was wonderful! Some of the best I've experienced

Steve Watson

2015-10-13 09:39:49

Great trip with some incredible manta and shark action. Fab team. Will hopefully return soon.

Chris Frost

2015-10-13 09:38:21

A great holiday on MV Orion, the team on board looked after us well! Thanks

Paul Clarke

2015-09-19 13:57:47

Just about to leave Bandos resort after a week here following a week on MV Orion. Pelagic Magic week. Great diving made better by excellent dive guides. We did see a few Mantas, Eagle Rays, white tips, black tips and nurse sharks. Spectacular night dive with rays and sharks to blow our minds. Excellent reefs for all tastes. A few strong currents now and then to sit in on reef hooks to watch the Sharks go by all supervised by the dive guides giving superb instruction. We had the chance to snorkel with a whale shark which pretty much completed the week. We had twelve Chinese on board which were great fun and provided another line of entertainment lol. Orion is one of the best out there. Crew are polite but quiet but also helpful. Air con has been upgraded and works very well. Plenty of room on the boat to rest and read between dives. Bathrooms good with plenty of hot water. Food plenty decent and I have no complaints here. All dropped into place for our week. Highly recommended.


2015-06-02 02:59:40

I was on The Orion, May 2015 "best of Maldives' It's a really lovely liveaboard, not luxury/5 star but one of the best I have stayed on, cabins & public areas spacious & kept spotlessly clean. The food was edible, but nothing spectacular and the only real negative was the cabin air con which barely worked & really needs upgrading. Dhoni diving was a new & enjoyable experience, by far the most comfortable way to enter/exit the water & very spacious for kitting up, but the dhoni crew were not that helpful & never offered any help (unlike crew on Egyptian or Thia liveaboards. The weather wasn't great & being full moon, currents were strong, which I wasn't used to. The dive guides however, were fantastic, especially Ian, without whom I probably would have missed out many of the dives after an initial bad experience with strong currents and no previous experience with a reef hook (essential piece of kit). The dives were a little disappointing but overall a great experience & I would return


2015-05-22 09:16:51

I was extremely happy with my trip. The dive crew and all the staff on board were excellent.

Jess Cox

2015-02-26 10:21:05

So, yet again we had a fabulous trip to the Maldives. Great diving, great boat and great company.All helped by 4 fantastic dive guides.

Sarah Piper-Smith

2015-01-14 20:13:13

Returned to the Orion 3-11th Jan for Best of the Maldives trip. The weather this time did not disappoint and was amazing. Seas were flat calm too! Managed to have numerous encounters with Mantas, Sharks etc. We also had a BBQ on a desert island along with another boat but it didn't feel crowded at all. Back onboard I managed to get my own cabin as I travelled alone. Don't be afraid of being a lone female on here you will be made to feel welcome I can assure you! Food was a bit of a let down and not very flavoursome. The standard of food has slipped since My last visit last August. It wouldn't stop me re booking but needs addressing as a lot of the guests did comment on the food. I would like to say a particular thanks to Iboo, our Maldavian dive guide who was great at spotting marine life large and small. I would also like to thank Ian, Mark and Steve along with the Orion and Dhoni crews in making the trip a great one!

Sarah Piper-Smith

2014-09-17 11:13:12

Embarked Orion for the Manta Madness Itinerary which in all fairness should have been renamed Monsoon Madness! Due to the bad weather we undertook an alternative itinerary which was the best decision to make the journey comfortable for all guests. We did manage a full programme of diving including a fantastic night dive with stingrays and nurse sharks. Not to be missed. From there we did manage to see the so far illusive Manta at a cleaning station. This was amazing. One one early morning dive we spent the whole dive watching white tips going about their business. Pretty awesome to have 5 large white tips playing out their lives in front of you! The diving was fantastic given the fact that the chosen itinerary could be conducted. Orion itself is the best Liveaboards I have been on And despite 23 guests inboard it never feels overcrowded even on the dhoni. A massive thanks to our guides Russ & Ian and all the crew. I am about to book to come back in Jan and I can't wait! :-)

Christopher Bothwell

2014-09-16 15:32:12

The booking process, information provided and customer care leading up to the trip was fantastic with a special mention of Georgie who was very helpful as my wife and I made our decision. The boat, crew and scuba staff were very welcoming and made the week truly memorable.

Ian Whitaker

2012-11-22 14:44:15

At the end of the week the Orion crew had managed to condense about 45 years of my diving experience into one week of highlights ..... very satisfying, exhilarating and a shed load of fun. I am now planning how to return

Calum Cameron

2012-11-20 11:39:13

Just got back from a week doing an underwater photography course on the MV Orion in the Maldives with Scuba Travel's resident photography expert Paul "Duxy" Duxfield. It was simply excellent and i learned a lot not only from him but from the rest of the guests who were all avid underwater photographers unlike me who is an avid underwater snapper. The dive guides, Mario, Rolf and Enrico were very knowledgeable and absolutely spot on with finding great spots to dive. We saw about 8 mantas with 5m wing span on the very first dive and then we went off to find a whale shark a couple of days later and found one. We had a pod of over 50 dolphins playing around the boat on our way back from a dive too just for a little more entertainment. The rest of the boat and dhoni crew were very nice and accomodating-even to the point where they washed everyones kit after the last dive and place it all carefully out to dry so we could pack dry kit to travel home. The food was amazing and plentiful. T

Calum Cameron

2012-11-19 11:28:13

Just back from Maldives-awesome trip and some great people. I think we were very lucky with lots of manta and even a whale shark. Thanks for your help on this-i am off there again with you in Feb with a group of mates. Thanks again-will be in touch for the next trip soon.

Alex and Karen

2012-10-01 09:35:05

Hi Alex & crew of the m.v. Orion We would like to thank you for an amazing holiday last week. So many ticks in the boxes, diving and snorkelling with Mantas, snorkelling with a Whale Shark, a shark feeding frenzy on a night dive and then to cap it all off the largest pod of spinner dolphins ever on the way back from our last dive! Thanks to the crew for looking after us so well and the guides for finding us the creatures we so wanted to see. All the very best to you all Alex & Karen Woods

Anna & Jason

2012-09-17 16:20:22

We loved our trip on the MV Orion. A fantastic boat and brilliant crew, great bunch of guests onboard too. Great service from Scuba Travel with the booking and we loved the flight with Sri Lankan airlines, what great service! Unfortunately we didn\'t get round to stamping our log books with the MV Orion\'s lovely stamp, so we figured we will have to go back soon to get it stamped!! The diving was great, and having never dived in the Maldives before it surpassed our expectations, Maya Thila night dive is our all time favourite dive and will take a lot to beat. Also recommend the executive suite, worth every penny! Thanks Anna & Jason.


2012-09-14 08:56:38

Thank you for having us onboard MV Orion and for the excellent service and professionalism that your crew had shown us. It was indeed a wonderful and memorable experience to dive in Maldives in such great environment. This is not my first LOB, but is definitely the best.

Robert Hanna

2012-05-25 09:54:14

Had a terrific time on MV Orion with some of my club members a couple of weeks ago. Me and the whale shark... Memories to last a life time.

Peter Hughes

2012-04-26 11:59:39

This was my sixth dive trip to the Maldives over the past 14 years and once again it was FANTASTIC!


2012-04-05 14:45:23

Martin Thank you ever so much for sorting out my travel arrangements and patiently putting up with all the erhm - ing and ah – ing. I had an amazing week, including a dive with over 30 dolphins – words just can not describe… Very best wishes Victoria


2012-04-05 14:45:00

I had an amazing week, including a dive with over 30 dolphins -words just can not describe Very best wishes Victoria

Jane Heaton

2012-04-03 17:58:43

Just back from a great week on Orion .... and missing it already. The whole crew were so cheerful and helpful, with nothing too much trouble. The diving did not disappoint either .... plenty of sharks, mantas, whaleshark, eagle rays, etc .... and thanks to the experienced dive guides who found lots of smaller and interesting stuff like the frogfish and leaf-fish that would have been missed otherwise. As usual, my holiday was completely stress free and enjoyable .... THANK YOU Scuba Travel – you never fail to impress :)

Paul Kingston

2011-12-21 15:52:15

Awesome holiday thanks!


2011-12-20 08:07:43

First of all I would like to thank Scuba Travel during the booking process. They have been very efficient and professional to me. MV Orion is a fantastic boat. Crew members and dive instructors have been very nice and helpful; the food was diversified and I thought very good. Diving was amazing certainly due to Alex’s diving spots knowledge. I saw Manta rays the first day, « dived » (thanks to Enriko) next to a whale shark, snorkelled next to another one, saw white tips sharks every days, and lots of grey reef sharks on other few occasions. Sometimes lots of strong current which enabled me to learn a bit more about diving in these conditions. We also had the chance to do 3 night dives. I took this trip opportunity to do my Nitrox speciality which is a « plus » when you have 3 or 4 dives a day!… To sum up an amazing trip. I can only recommend anyone to go for this liveboard in the Maldives through Scuba Travel. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks again to all of you ! Philippe B.

Jill Smith

2011-06-09 13:28:45

Our trip was amazing saw Mantas on our first dive what a check out dive.... also through the week we saw white tip sharks, other little reef sharks, the parrot fish were playing in the bubbles, leaf fish (I had never seen a fish so thin before) eagle rays, and I had one come up to me and swim along side me checking me out, which was very cool. I don't think I have ever been on a trip booked through Scuba Travel that has not had a great group of people on the boat... we all got on really well.

Tony & Eileen Bithell

2011-05-31 10:03:46

Georgie, thank you so much for booking our holiday and our excellent seats - everything went to plan. Your arrangements, flight connections, could not have been better - perfect - thank you. Everyone at Scuba travel - no wonder you have such a good reputation everyone on the boat were happy with all of you - well done and thank you. The Orion and Alex could not have been better. The Boat is excellent, as you said, and Alex is so professional and caring - he wants everyone to have a good safe diving holiday. No complaints only thanks and compliments, and please keep up the good work. THANK YOU

William Brown

2011-02-23 14:01:28

The booking with Scuba Travel was excellent best holiday booking company i have used. The liveaboard MV Orion was excellent i dont use this word often. I would recommend this Liveaboard to any one, the food was extremely good far better than expected the MV Orion staff were very friendly and did a fantastic job. The Single room was just the job very quiet the make up of the room in the morning was very very good and quick. The dive guides that were showing us around were excellent one in particular RAUF could not have asked for a nicer person.


2010-11-17 16:58:19

Just a quick one to say what a great trip I had to the Maldives last week and I thought the MV Orion was fantastic, thank you so much for all your help. I'm now completely converted to liveaboards and am thinking about the next trip.....

Geoff and Tanya Cox

2010-09-21 16:09:30

We've just come back from a week on the Orion. Day one and we were snorkelling with Whale Sharks in the morning and Manta Rays in the afternoon. Then the diving commenced and what can I say on almost every dive we saw Grey Reef or White tipped sharks. Each dive was brilliant and included many nudibranks for those who love macro and Manta Point was spectacular with 10 Mantas being cleaned any many joing as we ascended. Sometimes the current was pretty strong and although we dislike the thought of reef hooks you will cause less damage to the reef using one than trying to hang on with your hands. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and didn't want to come home. The guides Alex, Bryony and Arif were all great. It was a truly AWESOME holiday and thanks to everyone involved in arranging the trip.

Frazer & Annette

2010-06-08 09:52:27

An exceptional weeks holiday. Orion, the crew, dive staff and the diving were of the highest quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants fantastic diving, great accommodation, wonderful food and the perfect place to relax once youre out of the water. We have been lucky enough to go to many far flung destinations and the week aboard Orion was hard to beat. The dive schedule had something for everyone and with an abundance of Whale sharks, Mantas and other great sights during the week, it made for a great spectacle. Those also wanting good photos and Videos will not be disappointed!

Covid Information for Orion

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destinations reopens we will let you know the on board requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here on UK FCDO

A PCR test is no longer required to enter Maldives.

Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

All travellers must submit a self-declarative health declaration within 96 hours prior to travel online portal of Maldives Immigration, "Imuga", imuga.immigration.gov.mv.

All tourists will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival, are required to wear face masks, social distancing at the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces. Most resorts have their own additional protocols

View the Maldives goverment guidance for travellers

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Frequently Asked Questions


The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500 miles from north to south. The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male's airport island (MLE). The Maldives is famous for its great snorkelling, manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, shark dives and fast drift dives through channels. The water remains a constant 27-28 C year round.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here on UK FCDO

A PCR test is no longer required to enter Maldives.

Entry requirements for Maldives are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

All travellers must submit a self-declarative health declaration within 96 hours prior to travel online portal of Maldives Immigration, "Imuga", imuga.immigration.gov.mv.

All tourists will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival, are required to wear face masks, social distancing at the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces. Most resorts have their own additional protocols

View the Maldives goverment guidance for travellers

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 8 JUL 2022

Weather and Climate

Whilst there are 2 monsoon seasons (Nov-Apr & May-Oct), the diving remains excellent year round. Diving operators will changes their dive sites in each season to find the best hot spots for the big fish! Traditionally, our summer months tend to be windier with a higher chance of rain, whilst the winter months are flatter. However, the seasons are much less predictable in reality and its a fabulous place to dive whatever time of year!


Flight options

Our holidays to the Maldives can be quoted with most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a regional UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. If you make your own flight arrangements to Male, please check the transfer arrangements before confirming your flights. Please do not finalise any flight arrangements yourself before your liveaboard space is confirmed as being held.


As most flights are not direct, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote. Sri Lanka is our most popular, up coming destination - with beautiful beaches, it's a great alternative to staying in the Maldives resorts. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head into the jungle for look for elephants and leopards. Or if you are a culture vulture, we highly recommend a Kandy city tour. The choice is yours! As we are able to book most major airlines to the Maldives, you can also add a stop to break up your flight. Popular locations include Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here . If transiting via Sri Lanka you must have a visa prior to travel click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in the Maldives, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please turn left from arrivals and go to the information desk at Male airport. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


If your holiday begins in Male you will be met and taken to your boat. The transfer takes around 20mins. Many of our Maldives holidays will include either a domestic flight or seaplane transfer. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage at Male airport. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights. The domestic terminal is right next door to arrivals. This has AC, bathrooms and a small cafe. You will usually be met by a rep, who will assist you in moving between the terminals. The baggage allowance on domestic flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg. The seaplane check in desk is to your right on exiting the arrivals hall. You will check your bag in here and then be transferred to the seaplane terminal by bus. This has AC, bathrooms, a small cafe and shop. The seaplanes run regularly throughout the day and due to the way the scheduling is organised, the exact time of your seaplane cannot be confirmed prior to arrival in Male. Seaplanes do not run in the dark - the fist seaplane is around 06:00 Male time and ends around 16:00 Male time. The baggage allowance on seaplane flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.


You will be taken back to Male airport in time for your international flight. Domestic flights and seaplanes will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving the Maldives.



Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.


The official currency of the Maldives is the rufiyya. However, we generally recommend you take USD as this is the preferred currency for most transactions. Orion will accept euro payments, Do ensure you have smaller denominations handy as larger notes can be difficult to use. Notes should be in good condition. Credit and debit cards can be used, but do be aware of currency conversions and card surcharges. There is a 12%GST (sales tax) applied to all local payments. 

Phone coverage

The Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout. You can purchase a local SIM card at the airport if you prefer. Orion offers free wifi (where there is phone coverage) but this can be slow. If you need internet, we recommend you make arrangements with your provider in the UK.

Plugs and electricity

Electricity is 240V - UK 3 pin plugs are commonplace, although some plugs may have 2pin European connections. Please do not leave batteries charging unattended in your cabins at any time.


Hire equipment

We offer a very wide range of rental equipment onboard Orion. Orion is rebreather friendly and have tanks, softnolime, oxygen upon request.


Orion can teach a wide range of courses on board. These must be prebooked and are paid for on board. Please speak to your travel consultant for current course prices and options


At the moment there are no boat specific souvenirs for sale onboard Orion. More generic Maldivian souvenirs will be available to buy at the airport.


Free Nitrox, We recommend all divers to dive with Nitrox when suitable.


Deposits and Balances

This holiday is a boat and Male airport transfer package only. A typical deposit for Orion 35% of your total holiday cost. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel. If you are adding international flights to your booking, an admin fee will also need to be paid to confirm your flight seat. Depending on your flight option and ticketing deadline, you may need to pay in full for your flight. Your travel consultant will outline the flight payment structure at the time of booking.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our loyalty discount is all about! If you have booked directly with Scuba Travel, on your 3rd full price holiday you will automatically be eligible for a loyalty discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction. We are always happy to offer discounts as described below but these are not cumulative and we do not offer further discounts on special offer prices.

5% off for loyalty customers


Included in your package are 7 on board Orion on a full board basis (3 meals daily plus in between dive snacks), drinking water, tea and coffee and a complimentary glass of wine with dinner. You will have 3 dives/day except for the arrival and departure day, 12lt tanks, air fills, weights and belts. This will typically include 1 or 2 night dives. Dives are guided. Airport transfers will be provided and advised locally. The local green tax is prepaid.


Excluded from your package are any rental kit hire, nitrox or on board souvenirs. Soft drinks, speciality coffees and alcohol are all available on board - the boat will run an honesty tab to pay at the end of the trip. Please see the on board extras tab for a more comprehensive list of local charges. You can elect to add international flights to your boat package. If you prefer to make your own flight arrangements, you must notify us of your flight arrangements at least 4 weeks prior to travel so we can make local arrangements as required. It is your responsibility to ensure your flights are booked correctly to match your land arrangements. If you are continuing your holiday in the Maldives at a resort, hotel or another liveaboard, your on-going transfers need to be arranged by you from the airport.

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