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
  • 41 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sonia M
  • Germany Germany

Loved every single day. The will of the guides to make us have an amazing experience, adapting to our diving experience and to the daily conditions so that we can maximize the ocean experience. BRAVO!

Recommended for
Companionship, discovering, immensity of the ocean
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bruce K
  • United States United States
Great Trip

This was a fabulous trip with a great crew and great diving. Highly recommend.

Recommended for
Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, Amazing Night Dive
  • 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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kinga S
  • South Africa South Africa
Fabulous trip, highly recommend the crew

Marco & Valter run a tight professional ship, very well organised. They make all feel very welcome. We love how excited they get about their mama's pasta:) The focus was on the best dive spots and diving, which was perfect for completing our AOW.

Recommended for
diving, atmosphere on board, relaxed
  • 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😀
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yann B
  • France France
Perfect trip to relax and dive

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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ana Sofia H
  • Portugal Portugal
Great week! Amazing dives, with very happy and helpful crew!

Excellent trip!

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Valeria B
  • Italy Italy
Una settimana fantastica

Non saprei decidere tra l'avvistamento dello squalo balena, le mante e il diving notturno con gli squali...

Recommended for
In una settimana si vedono molti siti di immersione, atolli e isole diverse. Il cibo è buonissimo, degno di un ristorante a 5 stelle e, la cosa più importante, le guide subacquee sono preparate e competenti in ogni momento.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stephanie S
  • Germany Germany
Phantastisch!!! Ich komme wieder , nächstes Jahr :)

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