Princess Rani, Maldives

Excellent food and drinks

“Great fellow companions and super helpful crew along with seeing amazing sea life.”

Gregory H, United States United States
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  • Luxury yacht offering year-round diving in the Maldives
  • Gourmet Italian inspired cuisine served on board
  • Dedicated Tiger Shark itineraries

The M/Y Princess Rani luxury liveaboard yacht offers year-round diving to the spectacular dive sites of the Maldives. She has 10 double or triple cabins equipped with four-poster beds, air conditioning, and en suite bathrooms to cater for up to 22 guests onboard. There is ample space for relaxing in-between diving and snorkelling activities, including 3 sun decks complete with comfortable loungers and beanbags, and a large indoor salon. Meals are served either at the indoor dining area or al-fresco on the main deck, with an ever-changing menu of freshly prepared, Italian-inspired cuisine.

Diving in the Maldives with Princess Rani is available all year round. There are a variety of itineraries available, including Deep South, Classic Maldives, and Tiger Shark dedicated itineraries. Diving in the Maldives offers the chance to dive with manta rays, whale sharks, reef sharks, as well as a myriad of colourful reef fish. The accompanying dhoni means plenty of room for gear storage and kitting up, as well as easy drop-off and pick-up at the dive sites. Nitrox is also available for those certified.

Join the Princess Rani Maldives liveaboard for a fantastic diving holiday. 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 (25 EUR per week), WiFi internet (20 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
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • 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
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • 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
  • 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

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2008
  • Length 35 meters
  • Beam 11 meters
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Engines 1000HP Daewoo
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10
  • Tenders 1 Dhoni and 1 dive tender
  • Water capacity 3'000 liters
  • Fuel capacity 4'000 liters

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Princess Rani Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gregory H
  • United States United States
Great crew and a very comfortable place to enjoy fantastic diving and great food.

Great fellow companions and super helpful crew along with seeing amazing sea life.

Recommended for
Dive sites, food quality, smoothly run
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jamie Q
  • Singapore Singapore
A beautiful way to experience maldives

Drift dives, tiger sharks, hummer head, nurse sharks, oceanic and reef mantas, breathtaking underwater landscape

Recommended for
The food was consistently good, friendly crew and dive guide, choice of dive sites was good
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mitchell P
  • Australia Australia
Blue Water Hammers and Tigers!

The best dives for me were in the blue on the southern fringes of Fuvahmulah. Lots of schooling hammerheads, occasional tiger encounters. Tiger zoo is fantastic, but not as exhilarating as the blue. Like an underwater performance following a script/protocol. Obviously to keep 20+ divers safe from feasting sharks. An essential part of the trip, like seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Beds were rock solid. Counter snacks (available anytime) were non existent. Would have been nice to have a cookie or biscuit with a cup of tea whenever one pleased. Food timing is whacky. Dinner at 8:30pm? 3 courses until 9:30pm, then bed immediately after all that. Wake up usually 6:30 or 7am. Definitely need to move dinner to 7pm. 8:30pm is ridiculously late.

Recommended for
Dive Guides, Blue Water Diving, Tigers!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Zoé S
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Seeing tigersharks, treasure sharks, whale sharks, reef tips, mantas and even dolphins from the boat.

Recommended for
Crew, food, dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience all round.

Diving with tiger sharks was a real experience. Overall the diving was very good and we saw lots of special things. It is a very comfortable boat.

Recommended for
The crew friendliness, the food and the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jennifer T
  • Australia Australia
Sharks Sharks and more Sharks!!!!

Everything about this trip was fabulous from the beginning to the end. If you love Sharks this is the dive trip for you. The staff are all really lovely, the food is fantastic and the diving was Fantastic. Totally loved this liveaboard

Recommended for
The staff were all super friendly and the diving lived up to everything and more. Had a fabulous trip
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Petr K
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
The trip met high expectations in all aspects.

tigers & tiramisu :-)

Recommended for
sharks, food, pristine sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Paloma H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing trip!!!

Staff was very attentive to the needs of the guests ( comfort on the boat, special food request). The food was really exceptional. They constantly try to please the guests with great professionalism. Dives as well as stopovers on idyllic beaches. I will say to conclude that this trip was close to perfection in every way and that I highly recommend it.

Recommended for
Crew! Food ! Boat!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marcus M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Simply incredible

The crew were fantastic, very friendly and accommodating to the group. Dives groups were 4-7 and our guides were great. The boat itself is lovely, cabins clean and surprisingly spacious with ensuites. The food was great, it's an Italian boat so lots of Italian food but some local and international fare as well. The best part though was the diving. On an 11 day/10 night itinerary from Male to Addu we saw: - Tiger Sharks - Scalloped Hammerheads - Whale Sharks - Manta Rays - Eagle Rays - Schooling grey reef and nurse sharks (hundreds) - 50+ turtles - Schooling Barracuda - Schooling tuna & jacks - Beautiful coral reefs (especially in the deep south) We also regularly stopped on remote islands and relaxed in the sun. You won't regret booking with them!

Recommended for
Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads and Whale Sharks
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Jörg J
  • Germany Germany
Violates several safety rules when diving, not recommended.

Whaleshark, Tigersharks

Recommended for
Cabins are large, diving boat is comfortable