Princess Handy Liveaboard, Maldives


MV Princess Handy was built in 2008 and renovated to the latest standards in 2014. The ship is part of the Macana fleet, owned and operated by an experienced Italian team. The 36 by 10-meter large vessel carries 22 guests in style and comfort to all the magnificent dive spots in the region. Our family oriented liveaboard welcomes children of all ages including toddlers. We have a babysitting service on board. The duration of the scheduled cruises varies from 8 to 10 days. Shorter charters are possible. We specialize in romantic wedding cruises including gazebo ceremonies on dreamlike locations.

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

Excluded: Service charge (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives, Nitrox dives package, diving courses, diving equipment rent, island entry fees (between USD 3 and 11 per person), tips, single surcharge (varies depending on season – between €600-€2000), Upper deck cabin supplement of EUR 100/person/week, Suite Cabin supplement of EUR 150/person/week


The Princess welcomes her passengers in 10 large designer staterooms and one royal ocean view suite. Upper deck rooms and suite have double beds and large windows. The lower deck with portholes houses 2 double- and 4 triple rooms, ideal for families with children. All have private bathrooms with bathtub or shower cubicle, ample storage space and private AC.


The colourful decorated and homely furnished lounge has all the facilities for relaxation and amusement. Internet is available and a multimedia entertainment system plays your favourite movies, shows your latest underwater footage or transforms you into the karaoke star of the day. Outdoors you can choose between 3 shaded and sunny leisure decks. Enjoy the hydro-massage bath or a revitalizing treatment at the onboard spa.


Princess Handy serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as tasteful buffets with local and Italian plates. In our menus, we will always consider the younger guest by presenting healthy and attractive dishes for all palates. Pizzas and pasta are always very popular. Our bar sells a selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. In the case you have special alimentary requests, please inform us at the time of your booking.


Water temperatures range from 27 to 29°c all year round. The tropical Maldives is host to an underwater paradise brimming with marine wildlife. Divers have the opportunity to see a huge range of beautiful hard and soft corals as well as the famous manta rays, whale sharks, sharks, turtles, barracudas, dolphins and tuna. Children can join in snorkel safaris and even take part in a ‘try dive’. European instructors will be their guides. Diving courses are possible from 8 years on. A dive tender, rental gear (including small sizes) and enriched air are available. Excursions, beach fun and watersports are optional activities.


These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

  • Departure Port: LABUHAN BAJO, FLORES
  • Length: 6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Flight Bali – LBJ. Welcome aboard MOANA, waiting for you in the harbour of Labuhan Bajo/Flores. After a refreshing welcome drink, the journey begins at ca. 10 o’clock in the morning. Now it’s time for a short introduction to the facilities of our vessel, the diving operation and the tour program. Check-out dive: 1 SABALON or SEBAYUR. 2 SEBAYUR for night dive. Enjoy your first dinner and night on Moana.

Day 2: Small breakfast. Morning dive: 3 CRYSTAL ROCK. After second breakfast depart for dive nr. 4 CASTLE ROCK. The rock is packed with bronze and rust colored sponges and soft tree corals. You can see black snappers, large cuttlefish, pyramid butterfly fish, and red octopuses. Later in the afternoon we climb the local summit and enjoy a splendid panorama over the moon-shape islands of the Komodo Archipelago and the mainland of Flores. Afternoon dive at 5 LIGHT HOUSE in the north of Komodo. 6 GILI LAWA DARAT BAY as night dive.

Day 3: Morning dive: 7 TATAWA KECIL. 11 o’clock dive: 8 TATAWA BESAR. Thousands of fish of every colour and shape are here including regal angelfish, checkerboard wrasse and masked unicorn fish, against a beautiful backdrop of acripora corals, gorgonian fans and sponges. In the afternoon we dive: 9 MOANA‘s MANTA POINT and 10 SIABA BESAR as night dive.

Day 4: This morning we dive at our favorite spot: 11 CURRENT CITY (Batu Bolong). While enjoying a wonderful breakfast, we sail towards Rinca, relax and enjoy great views, let our crew pampering you while spotting dolphins, reading or sun bathing. 12 PULAU TENGAH (Little Batu Bolong) our new secret hot spot! In the afternoon you are able to enjoy the 1 hour “Dragon walk” to see the last representatives of the Jurassic Park on earth, the infamous Komodo Dragon.

Day 5: After breakfast we have time to move Moana back to Labuhan Bajo. At ca. 10 o’clock in the morning you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport where your airplane to Bali is waiting for you.

Marine Life: Soft corals, gorgonians, pygmy seahorses, turtles, Manta Rays, amazing muck diving, wobbegongs, crocodile-fish, toadfish, frogfish and so much more!

  • Year built:2008
  • Year Renovated:2014
  • Length:36 m
  • Beam:10.5 m
  • Cruising speed:10 knots
  • Max guests:22
  • Number of cabins:11
  • Number of bathrooms:11
  • Freshwater maker:600lt/h
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