Soleil 2, Maldives

from US$ 156 / day
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  • Nitrox available
9.210 "Superb"   28 Verified Reviews
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    Newly built in the Maldives in 2015, the 44m Soleil 2 is a perfect design for cruising the Maldives atolls. The spacious Soleil 2 liveaboard has 14 cabins to cater to a maximum of 28 guests. Each cabin is fully equipped with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold showers. The air-conditioned saloon offers guests a comfortable place to relax with a TV and entertainment system. There are two spacious dining areas, indoor with AC or on the top deck with open air covered seating. There is also a large sun deck for relaxing in between dives or enjoying the sunset views.

    Diving with the Soleil 2 takes place from the dedicated diving Dhoni, fully equipped with compressors and dive gear storage to maximise space and quiet on board the mother ship. The Soleil 2 liveaboard offers divers the chance to explore some of the best sites the Maldives has to offer, from the classic central atolls with manta rays and beautiful reefs, to the less explored northern and southern atolls, rich in life with good chances of seeing large pelagic animals.

    Let the experienced and professional crew aboard the Soleil 2 liveaboard help you to create a Maldives diving vacation to remember. Call or book online today.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, Kayaks

    Excluded: Air fares, beverages and personal laundry, clients’ personal insurance, airport departure tax, Domestic transport charges, fines imposed due to negligence of Maldivian laws & regulation, Staff tips or service charge. (Per person per night $10), Early check-in and check-Out, Fees on inhabited island (only where required by some inhabited island, usually around 5 – 10 $ per person), Hanifaru Bay fees (only when the itinerary is to Baa Atoll), Special event rate like wedding and honey-moon and another special event request, Some of the water sports, Soft drinks, Beer & wines, other Alcohol or Any other item purchase from the shop, Steel tank 14 – 15 liters $ 6 per tank per day. (Normally we serve 11-12liters aluminum tanks), Dive Equipment Rental, Dive torch 7$ per day, Extra diving, day dive 35 $ per dive per person and night dive 40$ per dive per person, Nitrox = 6 $ per tank per filling, Movie of your cruise 50$

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    Boat features

    • Laundry Service
    • Massage
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • Paid Internet
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day
    • Vegan Options

    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
    • Nitrox available
    • Rinse hosts
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English, Japanese, 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:$108 per week
    • 15L tanks:$6 /day
    • Wetsuit:$7 /day
    • Regulator: $8 /day
    • BCD: $8 /day
    • Dive Computer:$9 /day
    • Snorkel equipment:$7 /day

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Deck Plan Soleil 2 Liveaboard floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:November 2015
    • Length:44m
    • Beam:12m
    • Cruising speed:12 knots
    • Max guests:30
    • Number of cabins:15
    • Number of bathrooms:15
    • Tenders:1 Diving Dhoni
    • Fuel capacity:8 tons
    • Freshwater maker:8 tons

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV

    Soleil 2 Reviews

    9.2
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 28 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Takayuki I
    Japan
    8.4
    Very good
    Wonderful experience Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in December

    I'm satisfied this diving cruise. I watched the whale sharks on the boat and could swim with the whale sharks. We are very very lucky. In Maldives we were very pleasure to see several fish I've never seen yet. とても楽しかったです。フランスの船でゲストもほとんど、フランス人でしたが日本人の私たちにも違和感なく、フレンドリーに接してくれてとても快適でした。 クルーズのコースどりも臨機応変に対応しているようで他のおきまりのコースでなく良かったです。 船の客室もゆったりしていて、毎日、必ず清掃してくれてとても気持ち良かったです。 全てにおいて、five starですが、残念ながら食事だけマイナスです。 ただ、ダイビングに行くのであって、食事をするためにクルーズしに来たわけではないので、 我慢できる範囲だと思います。 次回もモルディブクルーズはSoleil2にしたいと思います。

    Recommended for

    Whale sharks,Guitar shraks and friendship of several foreigners

    Nathalie F
    France
    7.2
    Good
    Nice live aboard Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in December

    Night dive diving with the Nurse sharks.

    Recommended for

    Spacious

    TAN K
    Malaysia
    9.6
    Exceptional
    EXCELLENT!! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    GREAT!!VALUE FOR MONEY

    Recommended for

    VALUE FOR MONEY, CABIN COMFORT & CREW SERVICES

    Julie C
    United Kingdom
    9.2
    Superb
    excellent diving, crew and boat, could cater better for vegetarians Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in December

    night dive with sharks

    Recommended for

    great diving - informative local dfive guide fathu knowledge amaszing

    david S
    France
    8.4
    Very good
    outstanding boat and cruise experience; a more exploring dive approach would have been perfect Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    the cruise worked like a clockwork, with a shinny new boat and its huge relaxation space to disperse so that we did not feel crowded. the diving cruise general organization is very good, with a well aligned day schedule, the donny ready on time. worked without a glitch. rental material is in excellent status and covers all the needs one might have. one low light though is while many dive are done in current, which is the name of the game in Maldives, the channels dives particularly were limited to reaching the entrance of the channel, somewhat, hook there and watch without exploration. once the bottom time is used up, it is essentially unhook and go up. perfect to take picture of sharks but not my expectation at diving

    Recommended for

    huge living space on the boat; exploring 4 atolls; excellent organization of the diving program

    Júlio K
    Brazil
    9.2
    Superb
    Very good Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    The boat is very comfortable staff and guids very friendly. The dives were fantastic. Perfect

    Recommended for

    The boat. Crew The dives

    DANA M
    Romania
    10
    Exceptional
    un unforgetable holiday Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    I have nothing to suggest , because everything was excellent!

    Recommended for

    we saw a lot of sharks and manta, the staff was very well trained , the boat was excellent

    roy L
    United Kingdom
    9.2
    Superb
    Great diving Good company Great crew what more could you want Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    Sharks swimming against a strong current effortlessly. Watching a number of octopus. The canning factory dive.

    Recommended for

    Sharks Octopus and the ease of transferring to and from then dhoni

    Nan W
    China
    10
    Exceptional
    An amazing trip! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Those incredible sea creatures

    Recommended for

    Accommodations beyond expectation, excellent service, professional guide.

    shaun M
    South Africa
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Very nice trip with comfortable rooms, big boat and lots of space. Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    Very good diving. See lots of sharks...

    Recommended for

    Scenery, diving and room

    JOSE MARIA P
    Spain
    9.2
    Superb
    First liveaboard!!! Incredible Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    I met some marvelous people and I love the dives we had.

    Recommended for

    People, dives,

    Birgit K
    Germany
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Spacious Ship - Relaxing Trip - International Crowd Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    Looking into the eye of the Manta at Moofushi, the grey reef sharks of Miyaru Kandu. and the glass fish of Kudhi Maa Wreck. The moment I came on board I felt comfortable and relaxed on the Soleil 2. The diving was partly challenging, but with a good briefing a great experience!

    Recommended for

    1. The new and spacious layout of the Soleil 2, 2. The choice of dive spots during the Central Atolls Tour, 3. The relaxed and international athmosphere on board

    Rihyeon K
    South Korea
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Delightful! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in March

    All of the crews were kind and helpful during the trip. The diving guides were also professional. I lost my Gopro at the very first day, however, at the next day one of the guides borrowed me his Gopro for the rest of trip! How kind and considerate the guides are! This boat was launched last year, so the cabin and other facilities are really clean and modern. I couldn't find any larger boat than our 3 story brand new boat. They cleaned our room twice a day and the foods are also delicious. If I try to find any cons, some variation of diving site selection might be more desirable.

    Recommended for

    Friendly and helpful crews, professional guides, brand new cabin and other facilities

    JOSEPH C
    Italy
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Soleil 2 bateau au top Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in November

    Requins baleines et raie manta au rendez vous. Super séjour plongée.

    Recommended for

    L;équipage super et disponible avec une bonne ambiance

    Oleg S
    Russia
    10
    Exceptional
    The best trip Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    A lot of interesting creatures for making photos

    Recommended for

    Interesting sites, comfort, experienced guide

    nazifcengiz E
    Turkey
    10
    Exceptional
    Magnificent Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Manta parade

    Recommended for

    Comfort,dive sitesi,food

    Cassandra H
    Singapore
    9.2
    Superb
    Awesome! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in December

    The dive guides on Soleil 2 were really fantastic! Their enthusiasm and love for diving is evident, and certainly helps to keep spirits up, even in bad weather/ strong currents. Because of their passion, we surely did look forward to each and every dive. They even searched really hard for the whale shark because it was one of the things we were looking forward to. (and yes, we did find one!) They are also very friendly and made us feel very welcomed. The boat is awesome- very new, clean and spacious. I especially love the diving dhoni. Lots of space for gearing up! It's great value for money, and look forward to diving with Dune again. Thanks Lucile, Yoann and Fathu for this wonderful experience!

    Recommended for

    Dive guides, Marine Life, Comfortable accomodations

    Gabriel O
    Sweden
    9.6
    Exceptional
    I would go again! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Several dives with multiple manta rays!

    Recommended for

    Great dive spots, fantastic ship with high comfort, great crew and staff

    JING Z
    China
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Excellent for my first liveaboard experience with Solei II Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    This is my first liveaboard experience, I'm so happy to be with Soleil II in Maldives. The cabin is very spacious with great facilities. and all the crew members are very friendly, they helped me to setup diving equipment before each diving. My diving guide Yoann is also a lovely guy, he's very professional and made me a safe and great diving experience in Maldives. Thanks Soleil II!

    Recommended for

    Spacious cabin, Friendly crew members, Professional diving guide

    Juan Maria M
    Spain
    10
    Exceptional
    Maldivas Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Muy agradable. La organización con liveonboard muy buena. Ningún problema para pagar con tarjeta en el barco.

    Recommended for

    Comida, habitación, servicio

    Vikki L
    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great trip Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    The diving was spectacular and the boat was really nice, spacious and comfortable. The crew were friendly and helpful and the chef provided good vegan food that was very tasty.

    Recommended for

    Manta Rays, whale shark and spacious boat

    Mona S
    Denmark
    8.4
    Very good
    Big liveabboard mainly French guests Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    I am a snorkeler w perforated eardrum, so I only go on liveaboards to snorkel and this was the first one where there were no guide with me in the water during the whole trip. Which is both a great experience but also you feel like you need somebody that knows the reef/current etc to have with you and it is a pain in the butt to hold a "safety boat"/ring with you instead of you being able to swim freely. But did see great marinelife as always, and that is why I always come back to MAldives. Food was one of the best I have experienced out 4 liveaboards while in Maldives they serve FRESH juice in the morning as one of the only boats in same price level. Sometimes seafood large shrimps and calimari etc and variated dinners and breakfast and most of the time RIPE fresh fruit for dessert. Would like to have had the local tuna/coconut option everyday for breakfast but we only had it once - a pitty when we are in MAldives. Great with the balcony rooms really nice to relax when you want to get away, because it it such a big boat 30 people can be a bit overwhelming. And as it is a French company expect a lot of French that don't speak English so they keep to them selves. Crew is very polite but dhoni crew does not speak English so when you don't have a guide nor crew that speaks English it can be a bit challenging.

    Recommended for

    Spacy room w balcony, Politeness of crew, Food option

    Philip G
    United Kingdom
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fantastic Diving, Boat & Crew Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Manta Rays on many dives, including a night dive Sharks, White Tip & Grey reef shark and Nurse Sharks Sting rays, Eagle Rays. Snorkelling with Whale Shark. Soleil 2 is a large, spacious and very well equipped boat Crew & Guides were very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable Food and service was superb.

    Recommended for

    Large spacious Cabin, Fantastic Diving, Good Guides

    Fabrice C
    France
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Expérience à renouveler Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Un temps magnifique. De bons guides très conviviaux

    Recommended for

    Guides Repas Cabines

    Frank M
    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Great Value Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    This is a very large dive boat with lots of deck room to spread out on. I think getting a balcony room was worth it. Great dive guides and lots of marine life! No whale sharks on this trip, but tons of mantas and sharks. Some of the best diving of my life!

    Recommended for

    Big boat, Great guides, Amazing diving

    James D
    Canada
    10
    Exceptional
    Fabulous week of diving Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    Whale sharks! Manta rays and sharks were in such abundance that it became almost common place to see them. So much variety and colour in fish life that it was a truly wonderful experience.

    Recommended for

    Dive guides were extremely well organized and professional, great group of divers, very nice accommodations

    Amelie F
    France
    8.4
    Very good
    Simply splendid ! Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in January

    Each and every one of our dives !!

    Recommended for

    Crew, rooms and continuous sea surrounding

    PATRICK L
    France
    10
    Exceptional
    fabuleux Itinerary Center, 4 Atolls 7 Nights (Male/Male) (7 Nights), Maldives in February

    tous sauf le départ

    Recommended for

    experience convivialité confort

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