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Princess Maani
From USD 270 per day
135 ft
Max 28
At a glance...
  • Visits Maldives central atolls: Male, Ari, Felidhoo
  • All cabins with private bathrooms, TV & DVD
  • Sun deck with 2 Jacuzzis
  • Oceanview cocktail bar on the upper deck
  • Large boat

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Princess Maani is a brand new liveaboard safari yacht, the crown jewel of the Top Class Cruising fleet, a highly respected dive operator in the Maldives. Maiden voyage in October 2024, with its 17 crew members, it meets the highest standards in safety and service on its cruises through the central, southern and northern regions of the Maldives.

This large 41m wooden hull motor yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 28 divers in its spacious and elegant cabins, spread across 3 decks, each with its own private bathroom for maximum privacy and comfort. Options include a unique Family cabin, with an additional bed for a third person. Relish gourmet cuisine tailored to your tastes by the Princess Maani kitchen staff, whether you crave European delicacies or Asian flavors, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options readily available.You can enjoy the open-air dining that sets the stage for mesmerizing sunsets.

Many guests join these cruises simply to snorkel. But you could opt take it easy in the air-conditioned saloon, or on the large sundeck that features 2 Jacuzzis. The saloon is home to the entertainment system with internet access, including plasma TV, DVD and Bluetooth music system, plus a charging station. There is an upper deck panoramic cocktail bar, and also a range of books and games to keep you entertained between dives. The social areas are expansive, but happy hours are often spent on desert islands.

Diving is conducted by a generous number of 5 dive guides from a separate 18m dive dhoni (210 HP), where equipment and tanks are stored and filled with air or nitrox from the 3 compressors, reducing the noise on board the mothership. Free nitrox is provided for EANx-certified divers, top-tier diving equipment is available for rent, and extra-large 13.5 litre scuba tanks are used by guests as standard, ensuring luxury meets the deep blue of the Maldives in unparalleled harmony.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Dive experience: Recommendation: Southern Atolls liveaboard tours: Advanced Open Water and 20 logged dives. All other routes require open water certification.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, roundtrip transfers to the boat from local airport, Green Tax, dives (including 1 night dive), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 5 experienced English-speaking divemasters (local and international), 13.5 litre tanks, weights and weight belt, trips to the local islands, snorkelling, fishing, 16% GST on cruise price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 170 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), service charge (i.e. tips, US$ 130 per week), Hanifaru Bay park fee (when applicable: US$ 30). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash: USD or Euro, or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, torch (US$ 10 per day), dive insurance (can be purchased on board: US$ 30 and valid for 1 week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

How to get there: Princess Maani liveaboard trips depart from Male for Maldives Central Atolls itineraries, Kadhdhoo on Laamu Atoll for the Southern Atolls, and from Kaadedhdhoo or Kooddoo on Huvadhoo Atoll for the Deep South Atolls. Return transfers to the boat from the local airport are provided. The first and last nights of each cruise are spent in the harbour. Check-in begins at 11 am and continues all day. Check-out is at 7:30 am on the final day. For more details, including airlines, see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 9 am on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: None.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 60% for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Third person in family cabin: adult/teenager 20% discount, child (under 12 years old) 50% discount.
Pay for 9 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise free of charge (in lowest priced cabin). During low season - pay 7 + 1 FOC.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Full charter rates are available on request (max. 28 guests). Please check with us.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are a total of 14 cabins on Princess Maani. 4 double/twin bed and 2 twin bed cabins are located on the lower deck. One of the double/twin bed cabins can be used as a family of 3 cabin. On each of the main and upper decks, there are 4 double/twin bed cabins.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual climate control
  • Seaview windows (upper and main decks) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower
  • Beach and bath towels, toiletries and hand basin
  • TV and DVD player
  • Reading lights
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wardrobe and shelves
  • Dressing table and mirror
  • Bedding
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity with 3-pin UK style sockets
  • Fire detectors, fire extinguishers and life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of bathrooms / showers - 14 / 14 - hot water

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