Duke Of York

Duke Of York, Maldives

Built and launched in 2010, the Duke of York Maldives is a 36m long liveaboard that takes dive trips under the European operators’ experienced management to the Maldives’ beautiful atolls.

Duke of York, with its state-of-the-art built, offers dive trips round the year to the passionate divers who are looking for a thrilling diving experience that also emphasizes wellness while sailing through the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

With ample space on the boat owing to the three spacious decks, Duke of York offers various options and places for relaxation, from lounging on the sun deck to various spa treatments available onboard.

Accommodation

Duke of York can easily house up to 24 guests in spaciously built 11 luxury cabins located over three decks.

The lower deck has six cabins, four cabins that offer one double bed and one single bed and can be modified upon request, and two twin bed cabins. The upper deck has three twin cabins, and the main deck has one twin cabin with a panoramic window to let the guests enjoy the views from the luxury of their room.

All the cabins are fully equipped with en-suite bathrooms with showers and individually adjustable air-conditioners.

Comfort

To enjoy the Maldivian atolls’ stunning views in comfort and style, the three decks of the liveaboard offer generous space with lavish sun loungers, sun mats, and deck chairs to let the guests unwind.

An onboard spa offers Ayurvedic massage therapy for spa-lovers to give you the ultimate relaxing experience in between dives.

The Duke of York also has an air-conditioned, spacious lounge where the guests can chill out, socialize and enjoy watching TV, reading books, or listening to their favorite music. With the fantastic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while sipping on their favorite drinks from the attached bar.

The guests can also access WIFI internet to catch up on their social media or important emails. You can buy traditional Maldivian souvenirs, gadgets, and T-shirts from an onboard boutique.

Catering

The open-air dining area is a spacious and well-furnished space with comfortable and stylish furniture made with premium quality wood to please the guests’ aesthetics. The furniture can be separated or joined to make one large table to serve a large group of guests. The dining area is fully covered, where the guests can enjoy the food even during the rainy weather.

When the weather allows, the Duke of York will organize a beach BBQ on a desert island during the dive safari.

Internationally certified chefs on the cruise prepare the most delicious meals from International, Italian, and Maldivian cuisine, especially with fresh fish, to be served as a buffet thrice a day.

The dining lounge also has a fully stocked bar with a great collection of drinks and spirits and is open all day long.

We can also meet the special dietary requirements of the guests upon prior notice.

Diving

Dive trips on Duke of York liveaboard are operated from a dhoni that takes to the best dive sites where you can discover the most pristine coral reefs with pelagic creatures like mantas, sharks, and other vibrant species of the Maldives. The experienced crew at the dive boat consists of well-trained and knowledgeable dive guides.

The dhoni is fully equipped with safety, diving gear, compressors, fire extinguishers, emergency oxygen, and rebreather-friendly. The dive boat also offers nitrox, rental equipment, a guest bathroom, and sufficient space for scuba divers to relax on the way to and from the dive site.

Specifications

Year built: 2010

Year renovated: Yearly

Length: 36 meters

Beam: 11 meters

Top speed: 12 knots

Cruising speed: 9 knots

Engines: Daewoo 600HP

Max guests: 25

Number of cabins: 11

Number of bathrooms: 11

Tenders: Dive Dhoni

Water capacity: 10 tons

Fuel capacity: 8000 liters

Freshwater maker: 12 tons per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

Radar
GPS
Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
Oxygen
First Aid Kits

Duke Of York custom-built Maldives liveaboard that organizes year-round cruises around the central and Southern Atolls.

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19 Dec 2021
Central Atolls (Male-Male)
Arrival: 19 Dec 2021
Departure: 26 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male-Male)

Dependent on the best conditions a sample Itinerary would be like one of the below;

 

North Ari and Rasdhoo
A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding.Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight stay;

Day 2-7: we will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil fishes (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops in desert islands and in some of the “thila”, that attract divers from all over the world. The last day but one, navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo – the most famous fisher’s island of the Maldives – and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fishes.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

—– or —–

Felidhoo and Mulaku
A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku. A wonderful cruise that you can decide to make in every period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey sharks, white fin sharks or devil fishes, according to the season.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.

Days 2-7: You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions, will be satisfied by the stops nearby the passes of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive at the atoll of South Male.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

Marine Life: Eagle Ray, barracuda, trevally, black tips sharks, stingrays, jacks and numerous nurse sharks. Ray Shark, Reef sharks and stingrays.

26 Dec 2021
Central Atolls (Male-Male)
Arrival: 26 Dec 2021
Departure: 02 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male-Male)

Dependent on the best conditions a sample Itinerary would be like one of the below;

 

North Ari and Rasdhoo
A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding.Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight stay;

Day 2-7: we will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil fishes (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops in desert islands and in some of the “thila”, that attract divers from all over the world. The last day but one, navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo – the most famous fisher’s island of the Maldives – and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fishes.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

—– or —–

Felidhoo and Mulaku
A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku. A wonderful cruise that you can decide to make in every period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey sharks, white fin sharks or devil fishes, according to the season.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.

Days 2-7: You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions, will be satisfied by the stops nearby the passes of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive at the atoll of South Male.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

Marine Life: Eagle Ray, barracuda, trevally, black tips sharks, stingrays, jacks and numerous nurse sharks. Ray Shark, Reef sharks and stingrays.

02 Jan 2022
Central Atolls (Male-Male)
Arrival: 02 Jan 2022
Departure: 09 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male-Male)

Dependent on the best conditions a sample Itinerary would be like one of the below;

 

North Ari and Rasdhoo
A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding.Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight stay;

Day 2-7: we will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil fishes (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops in desert islands and in some of the “thila”, that attract divers from all over the world. The last day but one, navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo – the most famous fisher’s island of the Maldives – and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fishes.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

—– or —–

Felidhoo and Mulaku
A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku. A wonderful cruise that you can decide to make in every period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey sharks, white fin sharks or devil fishes, according to the season.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.

Days 2-7: You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions, will be satisfied by the stops nearby the passes of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive at the atoll of South Male.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

Marine Life: Eagle Ray, barracuda, trevally, black tips sharks, stingrays, jacks and numerous nurse sharks. Ray Shark, Reef sharks and stingrays.

09 Jan 2022
Central Atolls (Male-Male)
Arrival: 09 Jan 2022
Departure: 16 Jan 2022
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Central Atolls (Male-Male)

Dependent on the best conditions a sample Itinerary would be like one of the below;

 

North Ari and Rasdhoo
A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding.Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight stay;

Day 2-7: we will then transit through the atoll of Rasdhoo (whose main island is the chief town of North Ari). Here, you will be given the opportunity to dive in search for hammerhead sharks.
Navigation will then continue towards North Ari, not far away, trying to sight the devil fishes (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops in desert islands and in some of the “thila”, that attract divers from all over the world. The last day but one, navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo – the most famous fisher’s island of the Maldives – and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fishes.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

—– or —–

Felidhoo and Mulaku
A one week cruise with tours to five different atolls eastwards of the archipelago: North and South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru, Mulaku. A wonderful cruise that you can decide to make in every period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey sharks, white fin sharks or devil fishes, according to the season.

Day 1: Arrive and commence boarding. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.

Days 2-7: You will get the opportunity to relax on wonderful beaches and desert islands, while those who are looking for great emotions, will be satisfied by the stops nearby the passes of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive at the atoll of South Male.

Day 8: A visit to Male on the last day.

Marine Life: Eagle Ray, barracuda, trevally, black tips sharks, stingrays, jacks and numerous nurse sharks. Ray Shark, Reef sharks and stingrays.

Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Diving Package, Nitrox, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, Environment Tax (6 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Visas and Fees, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Beach BBQ (10-18 USD per activity), Extra Dives (40 USD per activity), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services, WiFi internet (25 USD per trip), Massage.

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