Yasawa Princess, Maldives

Excellent crew and service

“Very relaxing trip. Staff was excellent. Food was wonderful. I hadn't been diving in 3 years, the guides were excellent and gav…”

Paul S, United States United States
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  • Large spacious Maldivian yacht
  • Diving, snorkeling, fishing, and island excursions are available
  • Separate diving dhoni
  • Resort spa visits available

The Yasawa Princess liveaboard in the Maldives is a large, comfortable Maldivian dive yacht that can accommodate up to 56 guests in 28 double or twin ensuite, air-conditioned cabins. The cabins are spread over 3 decks, so guests can choose which location suits them best. The lower main deck cabins have porthole views, while cabins on A deck and the bridge level enjoy deck windows. There is a large indoor dining area with warm wood decor that offers a variety of local and international cuisines and a bar area serving beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits. There are also comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge areas where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the evenings before or after dinner. Up top is a sun deck with sunbeds and loungers for those who enjoy catching some sun throughout the day.

Itineraries are suitable for snorkelers and divers on board the Yasawa Princess liveaboard and cover the Best of the Central Atolls. This means divers can visit top dive sites in South Male Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, and Ari Atoll’s including night dives at Alimatha, Manta dives, Whale sharks, and visits to local islands and deserted beaches for picnics. The cruise itinerary is either 7 nights* or 14 nights in total, departing from and returning to Male.

*7-night cruises will involve guests either departing or joining the cruise halfway through the 14-night itinerary and will involve domestic flights to/from Maamagili at the cost of the guest.

Book online today to reserve your space on the Yasawa Princess liveaboard, Maldives.

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Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), Local Flights.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Transfers, Alcoholic Beverages (7.50-80 USD), Soft drinks (2.50 USD), Wine with Dinner, Snacks, Diving Package (240-480 USD), Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (66-625 USD), Glass Bottom Boat Excursion, Jet Ski, Stand Up Paddleboard, Wakeboarding, Water Ski, Massage, Spa.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Massage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Spa
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails

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

The crew speaks English.

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.

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1984
  • Year renovated 2018
  • Length 54.85 M
  • Beam 11 M
  • Top speed 10 Knots
  • Cruising speed 8 Knots
  • Engines Twin Cummins N14
  • Max guests 56
  • Number of cabins 28
  • Number of bathrooms 28
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 150000 Ltrs
  • Fuel capacity 22 Tons
  • Freshwater maker 16 Tons / 24Hrs

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Yasawa Princess Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Paul S
  • United States United States
Great experience

Very relaxing trip. Staff was excellent. Food was wonderful. I hadn't been diving in 3 years, the guides were excellent and gave me a lot of personal attention. The other guests were very friendly.

Recommended for
Snorkeling, diving, staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Miranda L
  • Australia Australia
Refreshing yet active!

The scuba diving! 3 whale sharks, 3 guitar sharks, 2 tiger sharks, 1 bull shark and countless manta rays, sting rays, coral colours and reef sharks!

Recommended for
The other guests, the dive sights and the beach bbq was stunning!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Di M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An absolutely beautiful experience of the underwater world of the Maldives, lead by a friendly and helpful crew.

Swimming with whale sharks and manta rays. Seeing beautiful intact coral reefs. Meeting fellow passengers, the majority of which were repeat visitors. It was great fun!

Recommended for
Snorkelling, friendly fellow passengers, amazing crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mateusz Z
  • Poland Poland
Absolutely loved the variety of different dives sites the crew chose for us.

I really liked how the crew was able to tweak the itinerary based on what we wanted, but also based on weather and tides. It showed they wanted us to have the best experience possible. They made sure we had the best chances of encountering whale sharks, mantas and other beautiful sea creatures (we did manage to see all of the above). Would totally recommend this trip for both divers and snorkelers.

Recommended for
Fantastic crew, experienced dive masters, great food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • tal S
  • Israel Israel
Wow, the ultimate holiday liveaboard for divers (and not)

Our goal was diving and we had the best dives we could ever wish for (whale shark, tiger shark, manta ray and many more).

Recommended for
Family atmosphere, the crew, food (more then 5 star Restaurant)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bjorn L
  • Norway Norway
The perfect little ruiseship

Highlights were many, diving with three tiger sharks was clearly one. Seeing a 4.5 meter shark coming out of the blue, and passing by on close range was quite exciting. Having a whale shark swimming up one of the channels and passing a few meters overhead, while hanging on to a reef, and having both eagle rays and manta rays getting cleaned above us, with 5 reef sharks playing around was another highlight. Being with a great group of people on the boat, diving with them on a daily basis, and having some very experienced dive masters was however the best part of it all. A lot of repeat customers, and a great time all over. I had such a great time, I tried to extend my stay for another week or two. Would absolutely recommend for anyone waiting to explore diving in the Maldives.

Recommended for
Diving, food, and the people