Join the 35m M/Y Princess Rani luxury liveaboard yacht for fantastic year-round diving in the Maldives. Featuring ten lavish double or triple cabins equipped with four-poster beds, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms, the MY Princess Rani crew of 13 are on hand to deliver outstanding service. 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 throughout the year. Itineraries are kept flexible, and routes adapted to show off the best dive spots and areas and to avoid the crowds. Each route is tailored to the guests onboard, but atolls visited include North & South Male, Ari and Felidu, with the chance of diving 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.
A Princess Rani Maldives liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book 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.
Optional Extras: Gratuities, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Wine with Dinner, Extra Dives (35 USD), Nitrox, Nitrox Course (200 USD), Private Dive Guide (500 USD per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, WiFi internet.
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Food & Drinks
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.
The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
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.
- 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
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Princess Rani Reviews
- 9.1 Superb
- 5 Verified Reviews
- Vessel 8.0
- Crew 9.6
- Food 9.6
- Diving 9.6
- Value 8.8
So many sharks!
So many sharks! Wonderful dive guide - great crew - flexible kitchen team preparing great food to suit all needs. Super Italian, in the very best ways. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
- Recommended for
- Great dive guide, great food and amazing dive sites
Land of the tiger sharks!
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!
Excellent experience and value for money
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