Stingray, Maldives

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The MV Sting Ray liveaboard offers year-round dive trips in the Maldives. Choose from 'The Best of Maldives' 7-night itinerary which showcases the North & South Male, Felidhu, Ari and Rasdhoo Atolls. During certain months of the year the 'Best of the Southern Atolls' itinerary is on offer which visits North & South Male, Vaavu, North Ari, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Gaafu Alif, Foamulah & Addu Atoll for some fantastic channel diving. The M/V Stingray is accompanied by a separate diving dhoni with room for gear storage and kitting up and ensuring a quiet nights sleep on-board the mother ship.

Topside the Stingray liveaboard caters to 18 guests in 9 comfortable cabins. There are 4 doubles and 5 twins, and each cabin has individually controlled AC, en-suite bathrooms and portholes. Social areas include an indoor lounge, bar and dining area with TV and entertainment system located on the main deck, and the top deck is home to the sun-deck with loungers. This is a great place to relax in-between dives, soak up the sun, or unwind at the end of the day with a cool beer whilst enjoying the sea-breeze.

The experienced and professional crew are on-hand to help you create a memorable diving holiday in the Maldives. Call us today or book online to reserve your space.


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

Excluded: Dive rental gear / Alcoholic drinks / additional dives (USD 65 per dive per person), 12 GST tax for onboard services / Fuel Surcharge: In case the crude oil price reaches USD 105 per barrel on the international market / Green tax: USD 6 per person per night will be charged on board / Down South Cruise fuel surcharge of USD10 per person per night

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Boat features

  • Leisure Deck
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Free Internet
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines

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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors

The crew speaks English.


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.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Stingray Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2001
  • Length 29.87 meters
  • Beam 8.830 meters
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 1 x Yanmar 270 hp
  • Max guests 18
  • Number of cabins 9
  • Number of bathrooms 9
  • Tenders 1 x Yanmar 115 hp
  • Water capacity 4000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 6 tonnes per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Stingray Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 7 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.3
  2. Crew
    9.1
  3. Food
    10.0
  4. Diving
    8.9
  5. Value
    9.7
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Hiroko M
  • Japan Japan
Amazing experience

Stingray’s crew was so wonderful that they tried hard to let us see all what we expected from Maldives diving though it was the end of the season and maybe not the best conditions, and we did see all what we wanted!! Loved everything, everyday spent on the boat: amazing diving sites, clean and comfortable boat, so nice an d friendly crew, super yummy and diverse food, fun time spent with the other divers. I definitely recommend Stingray and would like to come back again!

Recommended for
Incredible diving, sweetest crew, nice encounters
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joseph F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent diving for the price

All 4 manta dives were excellent, particularly the night dive. Watching mantas feeding off the back of the boat and also snorkelling with them was magical. Even though some of the sites were busy (particularly the manta ones) - this was not an issue and regularly saw grey reefs, white tips, tuna, jacks etc. We also managed a brief snorkel with a whale shark, but I understand you often get better experiences.

Recommended for
High quality dive sites, mantas, diving conditions
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carrie Y
  • United States United States
AMAZING DIVING!!!

White Tip sharks, Black tip sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Tiger sharks, Whale sharks, Manta rays, sting rays, octopus, beautiful reefs! Also, an awesome boat with amazing crew and delicious food!

Recommended for
Diving, food, comfort
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Günther H
  • Germany Germany
Had a real good time!

loads of mantas

Recommended for
small groups per guide, great food, great crew!
  • 7.6 Good
  • Nina D
  • Germany Germany
Great diving week with helpfull staff

One week on boards of Stingray was short, we had great diving, even though the dive could have been a bit more organized sometimes, but it is not always easy to check current and the drop off area. We had great diving with many sharks and many mantas. Would recommend this boat to anyone on a budget! Check it out, great deal!

Recommended for
diving, meals, diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Elisabeth S
  • Austria Austria
just one word- extraordinary !

A peaceful, calm trip with very good dives, i've never seen so many mantas, nurse sharks and playing reef sharks in the current. The reefs are beautiful, full of colorful marine life, the time between the dives was relaxing and we enjoyed a lot the evenings at the top of the unique MY Stingray, watching the stars. What a great time !

Recommended for
sharks, mantas and beautiful coral reefs
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Becky Y
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Manta, manta, manta!

Being my first time to the Maldives, I was amazed with the topography of the whole country! Atolls are-thousands of big and small rings of land, each with mostly circular lagoon in the middle and just slivers of land between the lagoon and the outer Indian Ocean! Most of the atolls are un-inhabited, and the ones that have people on them are either small island communities with their distinct culture, history and dialects or they are fancy resorts with strings of small huts on the oceans where guests from all over the world pay good money to enjoy this paradise of sunshine, warm weather and calm sea that is filled with wondrous creatures! I travel quite a bit, but this is really the tops! Back to my passion: diving the ocean! I’ve never seen so many giant manta rays in my life (and I’ve dove all over!) as I was here on the Stingray Liveaboard! It was totally amazing! I seriously thought that they were following our dive boat every day! Those graceful huge creatures were there on our check dive, at their cleaning station near Male City, starting point of our journey, all the way to the last night of our trip where many were attracted to the torches of our special night dive and 2 of them actually were feeding on the planktons that were drawn by the strong spotlight installed at the back of Stingray in the evening…for hours on end! We, all seasoned divers, were totally mesmerized and stood staring and snapping photos and videos like mad, at these graceful majestic creatures, for hours on end! (Divers’) Heaven on earth! During a scheduled night dive where countless huge nurse sharks and large sting rays were fighting over food! There were many divers there, from different dive boats, yet there were so many sharks there, that I felt like they easily outnumbered us! In their frenzied pursuit for food, the big (but harmless) nurse sharks, with their funny-looking barbels that look like whiskers, rubbed their tough rubbery bodies against me and I felt like being glazed by fine-grain sandpaper (a nice feeling as the same time, one could sense their powerful bodies pulsating inside their tough skins! ) Wow! Wow! Wow! How much closer you can get to a shark in nature??!

Recommended for
Giant manta rays, sharks, atolls galore!