Maldives * Princess Dhonkamana * Classic route 8 days

Maldives Liveaboard

Vessel - Blue MantaDiver Diving days
En-suite lower43,18010 days, 30 dives
En-suite upper and main deck 47,10010 days, 30 dives


MV PRINCESS DHONKAMANA is a traditional Maldivian style motor yacht built in wood, 31 metres long, 10 metres wide and a cruising speed of 10 knots. Desalinisation system of 400 lt/h, generator 22 + 22KW at 220 Volts stabilized and super-silent. Princess Dhonkamana has 4 decks and 9 cabins to accommodate up to 18 divers on twin share basis. They are all fitted with canopy beds, independent air-conditioning and a bathroom with box-shower and hot and cold water. Plenty of common space with indoor lounge, a full-service bar where aperitif drinks and tasty snacks are served. External covered outdoor dining area and 3 sun decks, one of which is equipped with a hydro-massage Jacuzzi. Stereo system and TV with video-recorder and DVD, a portable telephone. Dhony and tender with outboard engine, steel cylinders double valves INT/DIN of 10 – 12 – 15- 18 lt and 2 compressors of 16 mc/h.

On the lower/cabin deck, there are 2 cabins with one large double bed. There are 2 cabins with two single beds (Separate beds) and 2 cabins with one double bed and one single bed (Separate beds). All cabins are air-conditioned with elegantly traditional designed and comfortable fittings, en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower.

On the main deck there is a beautifully designed indoor lounge features alongside a full service bar. This area comes complete with a home entertainment system including a T.V., DVD and Stereo System. Self-service area offers our guests refillable drinking water, coffee and tea with snack during the cruise. Outdoor dining area on the main deck offers guest a panoramic view with abundant of space.

On the upper deck there are 3 air-conditioned suites with one large double bed offering exquisite lots of space and views of the beautiful Indian Ocean and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower. In addition to the open-air dining area, Unwind after your dives whilst enjoying a sundowner on the spacious sun deck or chilling out in the Hydro-massage Jacuzzi.


8 days / 7 nights : Classic Central Route


This is always a popular itinerary with almost year round departures that delivers what it says on the itineray of Classic route – the Best of the Maldives! Dive the classic sites that made the Maldives so famous. Focusing on the hottest sites around Male & Ari atolls, there are plenty of pelagics, such as manta rays, eagle rays, different type of sharks and even whale sharks. Not to mention the famous night dive at Alimatha reef where you will dive with large number of massive nurse sharks and giant stingrays at night!


SIGHTINGS: Whale shark / Manta rays / Grey reef sharks / Eagle rays / Sting rays / Nurse sharks / Reef fishes
DIVING: Channels / reefs / pinnacles
BEST TIME: All year except June/July


The package includes : 


  • 7 nights accommodation Full board “Princess Dhonkamana” (drinking water/coffee/tea included).
  • 17 dives with weights, 15L tanks and dive guides provided
  • Government GST and Green Tax
  • One BBQ dinner on island per week
  • Night fishing onboard
  • Transfer Airport-Boat-Airport.
  • 0.15% TIC levy.
The package excludes : 
  • Air ticket , airport taxes
  • Nitrox, onboard WIFI and Island entry fees are not included
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks are not included
  • Dive gear rental and diving courses onboard are not included
  • Travel/Dive insurance is not included
  • Tipping to boat crew and dive guides is not included



Remark :

– Non-refundable deposit HKD10,000 per person at confirmation.

– Balance payment on 45 days prior to departure.

– Payment are non-refundable and non-transferable.

– Peak Season Surcharge applied, please call for details. (Chinese New Year, Easter, National Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day)

– Prices and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

– Before departure, have ample validity on your travel document and obtain the necessary visas.

– Diving itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on sea and weather conditions.

– NOTE: For Strict compliance 2 dives or 3 dives per day or whatever is in the in the proposed schedule or dive package should be used only for one (1) day. Unused dive cannot be carried over the next day.




Effective : 31 DEC 2020

Code: WVDE 000


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