Soleil 2, Maldives



  • Nitrox on board
  • WiFi on board

The Soleil 2 is a liveaboard in the Maldives that accommodates 28 guests in 14 air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. There is an air-conditioned indoor dining area, and on the top deck, the is open-air covered seating for guests who want to dine under the stars. There are air-conditioned saloons and a large sun deck for relaxing in between dives or enjoying the sunset views. The diving takes place from a Dhoni equipped with compressors and dive gear storage to maximize the space on board and keep the liveaboard as quiet as possible.

The Soleil 2 sails through Central, Northern, and Southern Atolls. In the Northern atolls, mantas and whale sharks come to feed on the plankton in Hanifaru Bay. The Northern and Southern atolls are more popular among experienced divers. While diving the deep South route, guests can go on a night dive with whale sharks, manta rays, and nurse sharks. Divers can encounter something special on every dive, from turtles to Napoleon wrasse and reef sharks.

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Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Gratuities (15 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Beach BBQ (5-10 USD per activity), Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Massage, Spa, Yoga.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Rooms with Balcony
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Full-board Option

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, Japanese, 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 November 2015
  • Length 40.500m
  • Beam 12m
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Engines 1 Daiwoo 600hp
  • 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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 104 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alvaro C
  • Spain Spain
Best diving and overall experience

The dive sites chosen by the crew where really great. The crew is formed by Maldivians who are really nice and friendly. The guides really enjoy diving so they really make it good for you on every dive. The food is quite good. In maldives you will see lofs of fish, sharks, turtles and Mantas!!

Recommended for
dive sites, dive guides, big
  • 7.2 Good
  • Laura S
  • Singapore Singapore
Fantastic trip

Great dives, great and spacious room!

Recommended for
Room, diving, staff service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nazif E
  • Turkey Turkey

Manta parade

Recommended for
Comfort,dive sitesi,food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rihyeon K
  • South Korea South Korea

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • jose maria P
  • Spain Spain
First liveaboard!!! Incredible

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

Recommended for
People, dives,
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Birgit K
  • Germany Germany
Spacious Ship - Relaxing Trip - International Crowd

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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • david S
  • France France
outstanding boat and cruise experience; a more exploring dive approach would have been perfect

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Júlio K
  • Brazil Brazil
Very good

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

Recommended for
The boat. Crew The dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • DANA M
  • Romania Romania
un unforgetable holiday

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
  • 7.2 Good
  • Nathalie F
  • France France
Nice live aboard

Night dive diving with the Nurse sharks.

Recommended for