MV ORIONView Resort Information
Built in September 2009 in the North of the Maldives, MV Orion 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.
Come join them aboard MV Orion and see the Maldives with its manta rays, whalesharks, and great pelagics in unparalleled comfort.
The way to travel around the Maldives archipelago in style is by cruise ship or on a safari in a chartered vessel. Safari cruising, whether for diving, snorkeling, adventure sailing, surfing, or leisurely island hopping, is growing in popularity. It is a good way to visit several islands, or unspoiled dive locations, far from resorts. This gives you a wonderful opportunity to see inhabited islands unaffected by tourism and discover idyllic, uninhabited islands that will draw your breath away.
A typical holiday vacation in the Maldives is for a week or ten days. Any less than that and one misses out on the fun and action. Most will be staying at one resort but why limit yourself when you can hop on a cruiser and explore many different islands. Top up a tan, swim in warm waters and explore the underworld of island life as they take you on a journey beyond your wildest dreams. On board MV ORION, bring paradise to your doorstep.
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.
Passengers are usually a good international mix of young and old, divers and non-divers, and a house-party atmosphere swiftly develops. This is helped by the lack of formality in dress code that preaches nothing more than shorts by day and casual outfits at night.
Meals on board ORION are buffets with breakfast cooked to order, lunch and dinner with soup, salad, fruits and a choice of main courses. Catered special dishes can also be arranged on request. Currently there is Indonesian and Sri Lankan chefs onboard.
If you seek more than basic comfort, guaranteed good food and companions, cruising around the islands of the Maldives is the perfect idea for a holiday.
Engine: 600HP Volvo
Generators: 2 x 55KVA, 1 x 17.5KVA
Water Makers: 2
Beam size(ft) 130
Draft size(ft) 7ft
Built refit 2009
Cruising speed 10
Maximum speed 12
Mobile internet provided by local Mobile Operator can be arranged individually upon the request.
Dongles (pen drive modems) can be rented onboard for a small fee (USD10 per week). Each dongle has a data SIM card. In case of dongle or a SIM card loss, USD100 or/and USD 20 accordingly will be added to the guest’s bar bill. To top up, please, ask the barmen or one of the dive guides to assist. The value of the top up will be added to individuals bar bill.
You may purchase your short-term dive insurance with us before arrival or onboard MV Orion
There are 12 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 12 rooms have en suite toilet and shower facilities, with 2 of the 12 rooms having the added luxury of bathtubs. At the front of the Upper Deck is a magnificent Executive Suite, which comes with its own private external section, complete with private open air Jacuzzi.
Lower Deck: 1 Junior Suite (1 King Size Bed and 1 Single Bed), 3 Double Rooms (1 Queen Size Bed), 4 Twin/DBL Rooms (2 Single Beds or 1 Queen Size Bed).
Main Deck: Reception Counter, 1 Bar, Dining Area, Wheelhouse, 2 Public Toilets.
Upper Deck: 1 Poolside Bar, 1 Large Jacuzzi, 1 Spa/Massage Room, 1 Public Toilet, 3 Twin/DBL Upper Deck Mini Suit Rooms, 1 Executive Suite with private deck area and open air Jacuzzi.
Sun Deck: Numerous Sun Loungers.
Separate Diving Dhoani: Fully equipped 65ft Diving Dhoani complete with Oxygen Kits, 2 x Bauer Compressors, 44 Tanks.
Dhoani Crew: 3
Diving Guides: 3 (1 Italian, 1 Russian Speaking Bulgarian, 1 Maldivian)