PRINCESS RANI: LEISURE AND EXCITEMENT; ENJOY THE MALDIVES YOUR WAY.
This outstanding wooden motor yacht was built in 2008. It is part of the Macana Maldives shipping company fleet, owned and operated by an experienced Italian team. The ship is equipped with stabilizers and ultra-silent engines for comfortable navigation on the Indian Ocean. Diving safaris of 8-10 days are scheduled to all the interesting sites of the Maldives, choosing the best itineraries each time of the year. The Princess Rani is also available as a charter. She specializes in wedding arrangements with romantic ceremonies on breathtaking locations.
Step 1. Choose your preferred departure date – Step 2. Select your destination – step 3. Green is the Available date
Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provideds
Excluded: Green Tax (USD 6/per person/ per day), all drinks, extra dives (US$ 35 per dive), 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 Ocean View Cabin supplement of EUR 100/person/week
The liveaboard has 11 cabins. 4 upper deck large doubles, 5 lower deck triples and 2 lower deck doubles for a total of 22 passengers. All have a private bathroom, are individually climatized and have comfortable canopy beds for maximum privacy. Rooms are suitable for everybody including solo travellers and families with children of all ages.
An international crew of 13 speaks English and Italian and offers attentive and discrete service. Guests have a choice of numerous indoor and outdoor leisure areas, including 3 sundecks and a whirlpool. The cool lounge features a bar, Wi-Fi internet, TV, DVD, computers and a library. Therapeutic body and spirit treatments are available at our wellness centre. We have an onboard babysitting service and animation team for youngsters.
A cruise with one of the princesses of the Macana fleet is also a memorable gastronomical experience. The chef prepares a fusion of Asian and Italian delights, served as appetizing buffets. The special pastry chef spoils the guests with sweet and savoury in-betweens, fresh bread and great pizzas. A barbecue on a tropical deserted island can be part of the culinary fun. Children and vegetarians will have plenty to feast on. People with special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
The Maldives belong to the top of the diving destinations in the world. The enormous variety of underwater sceneries and lifeforms will blow the mind of every spectator. Regardless of the level of diving skills, there is plenty to experience for everyone. Children can join in snorkel safaris and even take part in a ‘try dive’ with European instructors. The advanced divers can use nitrox and partake in thrilling drift dives. Divemasters and dhoni’s assure surface coverage at all times. Special courses and rental equipment are available. Alternative sportive and leisure activities will be proposed.
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: Male
- Return Port: Male
- Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total)
- Experience level: Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.
Day 1: Transfer to the boat, Check in from, Meet the crew, Welcome briefing, Assign cabins, Prepare your equipment.
Day 2 – 6: Explore the southern atolls of the stunning Maldives and enter a wonderful world of beautiful coral formations, channel dives and submerged pinnacles. There really is so much to explore in this diving adventure with the possibility of shark, eagle ray, tuna, manta ray and whale shark sightings.
Fushi Kandu – Laamu Atollis one of the most popular channel dives; although relatively shallow, it stretches for 250m and white tip reef sharks are frequent visitors. So too are schools of jacks, as they surge in among tuna and eagle rays. Olhugiri Kandu – Thaa Atoll Schooling fish and jacks attract large numbers of white tip reef sharks. Tuna and eagle rays wait for the leftovers and the occasional large Napoleon wrasse can be seen nibbling on corals.
Mulaku Kandu – Meemu Atoll in the north east is peppered with submerged pinnacles covered predominantly in soft corals, whilst the west will see you surrounded by jacks and snappers. Keep an eye open for sharks and rays at 30m!
Guraidhoo Kandu – South Male Atoll Since the eastern side of the channel is open ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional sail fish and hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.
Kandooma Thila – South Male Atoll is located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry alot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.
Day 7: Morning dives, Meals onboard, Sail to Male
Day 8: Breakfast onboard. Disembarkation around 8:00 am, Transfer to the airport, The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather conditions
- Year built:2008
- Length:35 meters
- Beam:11 meters
- Cruising speed:11 knots
- Engines:1000HP Daewoo
- Max guests:22
- Number of cabins:10
- Number of bathrooms:10
- Tenders:1 Dhoni and 1 dive tender
- Water capacity:3’000 litres
- Fuel capacity:4’000 litres
- Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
- Emergency Rafts
- Life Vests
- Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
- First Aid Kits
- Satellite & mobile phones
- Crew trained in first aid
- Emergency flares