Duke of York is a superior standard dive liveaboard in Maldives, it offers dive liveaboard trip around the Maldives, it can accommodate 18 - 24 guests on board.
Duke of York was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010. Measuring 36 meters in lenght and 11 meters in width, it can cruises at 9 knots per hour, onboard there are 220v and 110v power supply. It is the ideal boat if you want to cruise in luxury and use your rebreather!
Duke of York combining the skills of local naval architects and engineers and quality standards, this yacht is the ideal solution for a fantastic sea adventure in the Maldives that is also a holiday dedicated to wellness and relaxation in a comfortable environment.
Duke of York boasts 4 levels with indoor parquet flooring and teak on the main deck, is accompanied by a comfortable DHONI used for diving, snorkeling, fishing, marine activities and to land on sand banks/desert islands. Along with the more traditional diving techniques we are able to offer cruises with the assistance and material to dive with rebreathers!
The large air-conditioned indoor saloon has a bar offering a wide choice of soft drinks and spirits and 2 comfortable sofas, which become a meeting and relaxing place for those wishing to listen to music, watch a movie or read a book. Occasionally, for special evenings, thanks to its Dolby Surround TV-Stereo system the saloon even turns into a dancefloor. There is also a recharging area for cameras with 220v electricity.
The very spacious outdoor dining area (aft of first deck) is furnished with tables and chairs made of quality wood and can easily accommodate 24 guests. The area is wholly shaded and can be covered to allow outdoor dining even in case of rain. Meals are served as buffets and menu include dishes from the International, Italian and Maldivian cuisine, mainly prepared with fresh fish, although our chefs are always ready to satisfy any of our guests specific needs.
Duke of York also have open-air spaces over the three decks and offer large areas furnished with sun loungers, cushions and sun mats, both in the shade and in the sun. The decks allow guests to enjoy the breathtaking Maldivian scenery, both when sailing and while relaxing when the yacht is moored in the lagoons for the night.
The spa center located on the upper deck and it is specialized in Ayurveda treatments. A masseur is always on board. This ancient therapy, dating back over 6,000 years, will purify you from the toxins which are obstructing your energy channels, while natural oil- and herb-based massages will relax both your mind and your body.
In addition, all diving is done from the dive dhoni boat, which provide comfort and function at the same time. All the equipment stay in the dive dhoni (compressors, tanks etc.) in order to keep the noise away from the main boat when filling the tanks.
Duke of York featuring 12 spacious guest cabins, it can accommodate only 18 - 24 guests per trip:
All cabins have ensuite-bathroom, air-conditioning, storage area, outlets, and other facilities.
2 Suite Cabins (#10, 11):
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, large glass windows.
1 Suite Cabin (#12):
Located on the upper deck, this cabin comes with a king size bed, upon request, it can be converted into two single beds side by side, large glass windows.
1 Deluxe Twin Cabin (#9):
Located on the main deck, this cabin comes with two single beds side side by side, large glass windows.
4 Standard Double cabins (#1, 2, 7, 8):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed side by side, portholes.
2 Standard Twin cabins (#3, 6):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side side by side, portholes.
2 Standard cabins (#4, 5):
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, portholes.
17 dives per week, include 1 night, depending on conditions.
Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
- Nitrox：Available free of charge for Nitrox divers
- 15L Tanks：Limited available with additional charge
- REBREATHER Dive：Available with additional charge
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available, rate on request
- Dive insurance：Divers must have valid dive insurance
- Water Sports Equipment：Fishing gear, Snorkel gear
- Wi-Fi Internet ：Available with additional charge
- Laundry Service：Available with additional charge
- Massage Service：Available with additional charge
- Payment on board：Cash (USD) or credit card
- Crew Number：15 persons, include 2 - 3 dive guides
Cabins & prices
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Dive guide service
- Nitrox fills
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Domestic flights
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Dive courses on board
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Fuel surcharge
- Larger tank (15 L)