Princess Rani, Maldives

from US$ 232 / day
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9.810 "Exceptional"   2 Verified Reviews
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    M/Y Princess Rani is a 35m luxury liveaboard yacht offering year-round diving in the Maldives. A crew of 13 work to ensure guests experience an outstanding liveaboard diving holiday. Princess Rani Maldives features ten lavish double or triple cabins equipped with four-poster 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.

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

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

    Excluded: Green Tax (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives (US$ 35 per dive), 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

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    Boat features

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

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines

    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!

    Diving

    • DIN Adaptors
    • 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:$175 per week
    • Wetsuit:$65 per week
    • Regulator:$65 per week
    • BCD:$65 per week
    • Dive Computer:$35 per week
    • Snorkel equipment:$25 per week

    Accommodation

    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, communication and safety features

    • 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

    9.8
    Exceptional (out of 10)
    Average score from 2 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Andrei F
    Romania
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Excellent experience and value for money Addu - Male, Maldives in December

    Very well organised and very nice crew. The food was an awesome surprise, the best food we've had in the maldives. The dive sites were very well picked and guided. Great to see tiger sharks, grey reef, hammerhead and also some cool small stuff.

    Recommended for

    food, guide, dives

    Becky Y
    Hong Kong
    10
    Exceptional
    Land of the tiger sharks! Tiger Shark Cruise (Addu-FuhaMulah), Maldives in November

    Fuvamulah Island is in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Addu Atoll which is the most southern point of Maldvives. Due to the availability of food that they like, the area surrounding the island is definitely a tiger shark haven! Tiger shark is a solitary hunter,very stealth and it’s got tiger strips on it that make it very distinct and intimidating! It’s huge as it could get up to, like, 6m! It could be a man-eater as, next to the dreaded Great White, it inflicts more attacks on human than any other shark specie! ‘Princess Rani’ liveaboard, based at Addu Atoll for part of the year, specializes in tiger shark viewing and it delivers! Keep in mind that tiger sharks are very elusive and live in the deep, yet I managed to see them in 4 of the 5 dives that I did in the area specifying as tiger shark dives! For shark lover and thrill seeker like me here, the dive trip is exhilarating, to see the least! ‘Princess Rani’ is a spacious beautiful boat and has all the modern amenities, yet it’s built like a medieval Italian castle, with exposed wood everywhere, that I love! Now, like traditional South Mediterranean style, we all sat together like a big happy family and ate all the meals on this big table on the canopied terrace of the boat in the fresh air! Definitely a new experience! And the genuine Italian cuisine, is out of this world! I felt like I was at some fancy Italian restaurant for every single meal---I actually took photos on my smartphone at every mealtime and send them home to share the amazing footage with my family (Now my husband wishes he could snorkel or dive and join the ‘Princess Rani’…just for the food!). The cooking staff was also very considerate as I could not have cheese and they made sure that I was given portion without cheese whenever an Italian cheesy dish was coming up. Besides wonderful and exciting diving, liveaboard on ‘Princess Rani’ is a culinary delight— it’s definitely a trip for Foodie cum Diver/ Snorkeler! Bravo!!! At the time that I went, in late Novemeber, ‘Princess Rani’ was the only liveaboard in Addu City and the Fuvamulah Island! We had the whole of the Deep South of Maldives all to ourselves. There were no other divers…which made the tiger shark dives especially---very eerie!...I love it! On many famous dive sites in the world, there are always other divers as diving is a popular and alluring sport. Yet on this dive trip, I felt like that I had the whole ocean to our group of divers and the tiger sharks were there to greet us, not the other way around! I heard that even during other times of the year, there weren’t many dive boats there either, so this is for sure Virgin Tiger Shark Country there! Go now!

    Recommended for

    Tiger sharks, Italian food, had the remote dive area all to ourselves!

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