Princess Dhonkamana, Maldives

from US$ 186 / day
  • Internet
  • Free Nitrox
9.310 "Superb"   11 Verified Reviews
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    M/Y Princess Dhonkamana is a 31m luxury liveaboard yacht, with a crew of 13 work to ensure guests experience an outstanding liveaboard diving holiday.

    Princess Dhonkamana Maldives features nine large double cabins equipped with canopy style beds, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Large indoor common areas and a lounge are the perfect place for guests to unwind after an exciting day of diving. There is also a covered outdoor dining area and 3 sun decks, including a hot tub. Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard are a mix of Maldivian, continental and Italian cuisine. All meals are served buffet style.

    Scuba diving in the Maldives offers divers phenomenal discoveries in the nutrient rich waters of the Indian Ocean. MY Princess Dhonkamana has 3 dive experts on board to assist divers with up to 3 spectacular dives per day. Scuba divers will explore amazing coral reefs drawing manta rays, whale sharks, turtles, rays and reef sharks. Princess Dhonkamana schedules diving holidays year round.

    A Princess Dhonkamana Maldives liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Free Nitrox, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Service charge (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives, Nitrox dives package, diving courses, diving equipment rent, island entry fees (between USD 3 and 11 per person), tips, single surcharge (varies depending on season - between €600-€2000), Upper Deck Ocean View Cabin supplement of EUR 100/person/week,

    Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Massage
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Hot Tub
    • Paid Internet
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English and Italian.

    Gear Rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD 170 (BCD/REG/wetsuit) per week
    • 15L tanks:Free of Charge
    • Nitrox tank:Free of Charge
    • Fins:USD 25 (with Mask) per week
    • Wetsuit:USD 65 per week
    • Regulator:USD 65 per week
    • BCD:USD 65 per week
    • Dive Computer:USD 30 per week
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 25 per week
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 70 per week Nitrox package

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    #deckplan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2008
    • Length:31 meters
    • Beam:10 meters
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Max guests:18
    • Number of cabins:9
    • Number of bathrooms:9
    • Tenders:1 Dhoni and 1 dive tender
    • Water capacity:400 liters per hour

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    Princess Dhonkamana Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 11 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Stephanie S
    Phantastisch!!! Ich komme wieder , nächstes Jahr :) Classic Maldives, Maldives in September

    Es war vom Anfang bis zum Ende der wohl schönste Urlaub meines Lebens, und ich werde nie mehr in einem Hotel Urlaub machen,,, ich habe diese Art Urlaub zu machen ,,, auf einem Tauchboot ,,,, für mich entdeckt und habe auch schon der Crew gesagt das ich nächstes Jahr wieder mit ihnen meinen Urlaub plane.

    Recommended for

    Manta Tauchen, Nacht Tauchgang, Super nette Crew

    Antine L
    best liveaboard experience ever ! Classic Maldives, Maldives in November


    Recommended for

    Manta ray night dive, the italian-maldivian food, and the ayurvedic massages onboard

    Louise H
    United Kingdom
    Awesome adventure! Adventure Cruise (Suvadiva), Maldives in February

    Excellent. Should note however this is a predominantly Italian boat so be prepared if not an Italian speaker (although all guides speak English too). Food is all Italian - would be nice to have some local Maldivian food on occasion too. Other than this, trip was perfect, diving awesome. Great crew on board, Super welcoming and friendly, very well organised. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

    Recommended for

    Guides, food, friendliness

    Hoyoung A
    South Korea
    Very good, esp. if your an italian!! Adventure Cruise (Suvadiva), Maldives in February

    Pros and cons... Pros 1) Food was awesome, delicious italian cuisine in the middle of the ocean every single day!! 2) Large rooms!! 3) Friendly and helpful staff, accomodated all our needs!! 4) WHALE SHARKS (more than one) and DOLPHINS!!! Cons... If you're from italy, or are fluent in italian(which I'm not), then definitely recommended. If not, some consideration may be needed, as most of the guides are italian and are not completely fluent in english (except Ali, who is a native and speaks english well enough). Overall, we had a great time!!

    Recommended for

    Great food, friendly staff, WHALE SHARKS!!!!

    Yann B
    Perfect trip to relax and dive Classic Maldives, Maldives in October

    Really Nice and secure dives. The guides know their job and the places by earth. A lot of mantas, Sharks, just the whale shark was too shy to visit us underwater. We'll have toi come back

    Recommended for

    Really good food, the crew and the guides

    Maren H
    Wonderful week aboard with amazing dives Classic Maldives, Maldives in November

    Princess Dhonkamana is a comfortable boat. The crew is working very hard to make your stay aboard unforgettable. Diving was amazing, unique interactions with mantas and sharks. Did not really like the food, not because it was Italian but it did not appear very healthy to me. Not recommended if you are vegetarian. Most of the guests and guides are Italian, but no problem with that.

    Recommended for

    Comfortable boat, stunning diving adventures, beautiful island trips

    Jiyeong J
    South Korea
    리브어보드 처음인데 만족합니다.! Classic Maldives, Maldives in November

    이탈리아 선주 포함 크루 전원 모두 너무 친절해서 참 기분이 좋았던 곳입니다. 게스트가 16명이였는데 다이빙하기에 딱 알맞은 인원이였고, 실력 또는 그룹에 따라 가이드를 붙여 주어서 다이빙 또한 편하게 했습니다. 이탈리아 음식이 삼시 세끼 제공되는데, 파스타, 샐러드, 디저트까지 부족함이 없었습니다. ^^ 다만 방안의 화장실에서 배에서 나는 특유의 기름냄새? 가 나기때문에 향기에 예민하신 분이라면 리브어보드 보다는 몰디브 리조트를 선택하는것이 좋을 듯 합니다. 다른 리브어보드와 다른점이라면 토탈 다이빙 패키지 다이빙 14회로 횟수가 약간 적습니다.그점이 약간 아쉬웠습니다. 그러나 여유럽게 다이빙을 하시는 분들이라면 오히려 프린세스 돈카나마의 시스템이 괜찮을것이라 봅니다. :)

    Recommended for

    친절한 직원, 편한다이빙 시스템, 맛있는 이탈리안 음식

    Chandrea A
    Very good
    Super time, love the staff. meals tasted awesome, but way too much pasta and bread. Protein was scarce. Adventure Cruise (Suvadiva), Maldives in February

    Seeing so many sharks, Dolphins and turtles.

    Recommended for

    Staff was amazing, so helpful. Loved the different islands we stopped at and loved the vast sea life😀

    Melinda F
    Great trip Classic Maldives, Maldives in July

    Some beautiful and healthy coral too -and everywhere teaming with life. Great manta and shark action, wonderful.

    Recommended for

    Diving, Guides & Crew, people

    Ana Sofia H
    Great week! Amazing dives, with very happy and helpful crew! Classic Maldives, Maldives in April

    Excellent trip!

    Recommended for


    Anthony M
    United States
    Great boat and wonderful food. Classic Maldives, Maldives in April

    Mantas, sharks, frog fish and the mantis shrimp.

    Recommended for

    Food, diving and the overall crew

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