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MV Soleil II
From USD 204 per day
Length
41m
135 ft
Max 28
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Dive throughout the Maldives
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, balconies
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation spots
  • Upper deck Jacuzzi
  • Large fibreglass yacht

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MV Soleil II is an impressive 41m liveaboard that cruises the central, southern and northern atolls of the Maldives. All your liveaboard diving needs will be met on board this excellent 14 cabin, fibre-glass-hulled motor yacht.

Up to 28 guests can be accommodated in a range of cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Some even feature private balconies for that extra level of luxury. This very spacious liveaboard has a huge indoor dining and saloon area, as well as outdoor options for both relaxing and enjoying your meals in the gentle tropical breezes. The indoor saloon features TV, DVD and music system as well as books, magazines and games. You can also avail of the bar for sundowner drinks and then slip into the hot tub to relax your cares away.

Diving is done from the dhoni which houses all your gear and keeps tank-refill noise to a minimum. You can choose between 12 and 14 litre tanks. The dhoni features camera table, rinse tanks, fresh water showers and a toilet for your post-dive relief. Although it can take a large number of guests, MV Soleil II is so spacious and well laid-out, you will never feel cramped and always find a quiet spot for yourself during your Maldives liveaboard diving adventure.

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfer to the boat from the local airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English speaking dive guides (5 divers per guide), SMB, reef hook, tanks, weights and weight belt, Green Tax, 12% GST on cruise price.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer), diving insurance, Hanifaru Bay park fee (US$ 20). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 6 per dive), extra day dives (US$ 35 each), extra night dives (US$ 40 each), 15 litre tanks (US$ 6 per day), torch (US$ 7 per day), introduction to diving experience (for non-divers). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Soleil II liveaboard normally departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Guests arrive on the 1st day at any time and will be met at the airport (based upon their flight schedule) and transferred to the boat. Recommended pick up time is 13:30 hrs near the airport information desk or Hulumale Lakudi jetty at 14:00 hrs. Guests will disembark on the final day at 12 noon and be transferred to the airport, but it is also possible to check out earlier if necessary as the yacht returns to port on the previous afternoon at around 15:00 hrs. Early check-in/late check-out with lunch US$ 40.
For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 15:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a discount of US$ 8 per night.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 75% of the published pricefor their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and receive a 10% discount. Pay for 15 guests are receive a 15% discount.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Please ask us for details.


 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Soleil II has a total of 14 spacious 'hotel-room' cabins: The lower deck has 4 Standard cabins (19 sqm) with twin or double beds and 3 Large Standard cabins (24 sqm) with 2 queen-size beds each. The main deck has 2 Master cabins (24 sqm) with king-size double or twin bed. The upper deck has 6 Balcony cabins (13 sqm) with king-size double or twin beds and private balcony. All of the cabins feature an ensuite bathroom.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Windows (upper and middle deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom with hot water shower
  • Hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Space for luggage
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Fridge (except for Standard and Superior cabins)
  • Bedding
No. of bathrooms / showers - 145/ 15- hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 15 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • 4 Instructors
  • 2 Captains
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Stewardess
  • 4 Deck hands
  • Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Restaurant with bar - Sun deck with sun chairs, mattresses & whirlpool tub - Upper deck open-air shaded area - Water dispenser

    All the diving in the Maldives onboard Soleil II liveaboard safaris is done from an accompanying 19m long dhoni. This boat carries all the guests' dive equipment, the compressors and scuba tanks. There are a toilet and fresh water showers on board, rinse tanks, and a camera table.

     English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    The dining experience on MV Soleil usually begins on the day of arrival with dinner. Each day involves a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks including crackers and fruit are available all day. Influences include local, Chinese and Italian food, as well as international dishes and a BBQ weather permitting.
    • Maldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ.
    • Main meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned restaurant or in the open air, and comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
    • Snacks, bread/toast, fresh fruit, drinking water, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
    • First meal served is dinner on the first day of the safari, depending on your time of arrival.
    • All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
    Sample dishes: Fresh fish curry with saffron rice; fried squid with pasta; vegetable fritters with fresh salad ...

     English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2015, refurbished annually
    • Size - 40.5m x 11.5m
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 600 HP Daiwoo engine
    • 2 x generators
    • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
    • Nitrox system
    • 12 & 14 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
    • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
    • Water capacity - unknown
    • Freshwater maker - 6,000 litres / day
    • Fuel capacity - 8,000 litres

     English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano

    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 1 dhoni dive tender
    • Motorised dinghy
    • Radio
    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Mobile phones
    • Emergency positioning beacon - EPIRB
    • Life raft
    • Life jackets in cabins
    • Fire extinguishers throughout
    • Emergency oxygen - 21,000 litres
    • Medic first aid box

     English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Guide in Italiano


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