Sophisticated and exclusive, this liveaboard cruises the central and southern atolls of the Maldives. Manta Trust conservation trips are available on M/Y Duke of York on select dates.
This luxurious, modern boat cruises the atolls of the Maldives throughout the year, taking advantage of the best diving seasons. At 36 metres long, she has four levels and plenty of space for everything and everyone on board during the week long itineraries and all in total comfort. All ten cabins feature en-suite facilities, air-conditioning and port-hole windows. Bedding can be configured to suit triple, double and twin beds and there's a maximum of 24 guests on board.
The wooden hulled boat features a restaurant (Italian and Maldivian cuisine), a modern and comfortable bar/lounge, sundecks (with shade), boutique, a spa with a masseur specialising in Ayurvedic treatments and 3G WiFi internet is available (paid for locally).
Based out of Malé for most of the year, there are a variety of seven night itineraries on offer. She is in the southern atolls from Jan-Apr (domestic flight required) in search of sharks and adrenalin fuelled dive experiences in the remote passes around Huvadhoo Atoll. She relocates to the central atolls for the rest of the year. Encounter hammerhead sharks on the Rasdhoo Atoll, manta cleaning stations, adventure diving in the Guraidhoo Pass and unique dive sites around five of the central atolls. Underwater highlights include large pelagics, drift dives and colourful reefs teeming with life.
A well equipped dhoni accompanies the boat and up to three dives are offered each day.
Tanks vary in size, some with double valve and both DIN and INT fittings available. Nitrox 32% is complimentary for qualified divers. The boat is rebreather friendly and 15 litre steel tanks are available on request (paid for locally). A scientific week and Manta Trust itinerary are scheduled annually.
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Explore world-class dive sites from the comfort of a liveaboard, followed by a few days relaxation in a resort on North Malé Atoll. Highlights include manta ray and whale shark encounters in the central atolls.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 13 days
Price inc. flights: From £2,795 pp
Trip type: Liveaboard
Visit these legendary Maldivian atolls by liveaboard between August and October, when they become a playground for feeding manta rays and whale sharks, putting on a spectacular show for visitors at Hanifaru Bay.
When to go: Aug-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 9 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
Trip type: Liveaboard
Escape the crowds to the southern Maldives for an exceptional liveaboard experience with an air of discovery and plenty of shark encounters, including grey reef, hammerhead and silky.