Princess Dhonkamana, Maldives



  • Flexible itineraries to showcase the best diving depending on season
  • Ample social areas and 3 sun decks
  • Large cabins with canopy beds

Join the MY Princess Dhonkamana yacht for a luxury dive or snorkel trip in the Maldives. Offering week-long itineraries, she caters to 20 guests in 9 comfortable cabins. Guests have the choice of double, twin or triple cabins, each with canopy beds, private bathroom facilities and individually controlled AC units. Spread around the yacht is ample room for rest, relaxation and socialising. There is a large indoor salon and bar where snacks are served in the evening to accompany the aperitif, and the large covered al fresco dining area is where a variety of delicious cuisine and chef-prepared dishes are served. There are also 3 sun decks and terraces with loungers and sofas spread around the boat for further relaxation.

Maldives dive itineraries with the M/Y Princess Dhonkamana explore the Central, Southern and Northern Atolls. The itineraries are flexible and are designed day by day depending on the season and what guests want to see, to be able to offer the best possible diving. Expect to see large pelagic life, lots of sharks, turtles and stunning reefs. The MY Princess Dhonkamana is accompanied by a separate diving dhoni, giving more space on board and making the dive experience much smoother.

To reserve your space aboard the MY Princess Dhonkamana yacht, call us or book online today.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities (90-128 EUR per trip).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (20-30 EUR per week), Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives (35 EUR), Nitrox (70 EUR per week), Nitrox Course (200 EUR), Private Dive Guide (500 USD per trip), Rental Gear (175 EUR per week), Scuba Diving Courses (370-850 EUR), Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet (15 EUR per 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

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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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

Boat Navigation and Safety

Princess Dhonkamana Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 45 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • LAN W
  • China China
Amazing diving experience for our holiday.

You will definitely enjoy your diving experience to see whale sharks, manta, nurse sharks, white tip sharks, tremendous fish groups, and other sea creatures.

Recommended for
So excited to see big things; friendly and professional staffs; nice Italian food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Agnes H
  • Austria Austria
Couldn't have been better

Awesome dive sites, perfect food, very well managed, very nice and helpful crew. We loved it!

Recommended for
The diving, the food, the guides
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bryce N
  • Australia Australia
Amazing food

Great value for money. Great food. Diving was fantastic following a sublet itinerary as every other live aboard. A couple of things to mention. They use steel tanks which are heavy if you're used to Aluminium. They use 28% nitrox, which is fine but I would rather more. We often got close to our NDC limits.

Recommended for
The food, the diving, did I mention the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • xiaobo H
  • China China
Amazing dive trip

We saw the manta, white tips shark, nurse shark, Eagle rayan so on. Very very very good.

Recommended for
Delicious food, amazing dive point, friendly staff.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chandrea A
  • Canada Canada
Super time, love the staff. meals tasted awesome, but way too much pasta and bread. Protein was scarce.

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😀
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Antine L
  • France France
best liveaboard experience ever !


Recommended for
Manta ray night dive, the italian-maldivian food, and the ayurvedic massages onboard
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Simone A
  • Austria Austria
Tolles Tauchboot mit gutem Essen und erfahrenen Guides

Wir hatten auf dieser Reise wirklich alles gesehen. Mantas, Wahlhaie, Hammerhaie und jede Menge anderer tolle Unterwasserlebewesen :-) Die Guides sind sehr bemüht, jeden alles recht zu machen. Führung ist in italienischer „Hand“. Dementsprechend gutes, italienisches Essen :-)

Recommended for
Essen, Tauchplätze, Boot
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Nathalie T
  • Belgium Belgium
Nous avons fait de formidables plongées dans une ambiance au top avec de super dives masters.

Plongée fantastique avec les requins nourrices. Toutes les plongées étaient fantastiques!

Recommended for
Convivialité - Cuisine excellente - professionalisme
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Edith R
  • Austria Austria
Eine Tauchsafari vom Feinsten

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Recommended for
Tauchsport, geniale Mannschaft, viel Spaß mit den Mitreisenden
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jacqueline A
  • Austria Austria
Great Cruise with amazing diving experiences and maritime environment which should definitely be way more cared for and protected! (Plastic trash on islands)

Diving, food, islands

Recommended for
Sharks, Mantas and lonely islands