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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. She features ten comfortable cabins (two triples available), spacious facilities and a spa with a masseur specialising Ayurvedic treatments, a treat for divers and non-divers alike.  The M/Y Duke of York boasts four levels with indoor parquet flooring and teak on the main deck and is accompanied by a comfortable dhoni used for diving, snorkelling and fishing activities and to land on strips of sand and deserted islands.

Based out of Malé for most of the year, there are a variety of itineraries on offer, ranging from seven to 14 nights, including diving and island hopping opportunities. 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. The boat sails south for Feb-Mar in search of sharks and adrenalin fuelled dive experiences in the remote passes around Huvadhoo Atoll. A series of speciality trips are available throughout the year including wrecks, rebreather and scientific research. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers. 

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec
  • Departures: View all departure dates
  • Length: 36 metres
  • Maximum guests: 22
  • Nitrox available
  • Suitable for:
    • Intermediate
  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners

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Dive trips

This liveaboard is featured in the following itineraries:

Maldives Dive Safari

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 trip

Baa & Raa Atolls 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 trip

Southern Maldives 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.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,995 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip