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A 36-meter long Maldives liveaboard with free wifi, single, double and triple cabins for the 25 guests. Departing and arriving into Male, M/Y Duke of York travels around Male, Ari, Felidhoo and other islands in the Maldives where pelagic diving is magnificent.

The M/Y DUKE OF YORK was built and launched in the Maldives in 2010. Thanks to high design standards, 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.

The 36-meters long and 11-meters wide 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.

Onboard NITROX is free of charge.

Double & Twin Cabins

6 doubles with convertable twin beds, air conditioning and a private bathroom.

  • Twin Beds
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Bathroom

Double & Twin Cabins

6 doubles with convertable twin beds, air conditioning and a private bathroom.

  • Twin Beds
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Bathroom

Triple Cabin

4 air conditioned triples (one double bed and a single one) with a bathroom.

  • Double and Single bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Bathroom

Single Cabin with A/C

1 X Single Cabin

  • Air Conditioning

Route Options

Felidhoo and Mulaku, North Ari and Rasdhoo or North-South Malè & Ari - depending on time of year and weather etc.

Route to be decided on the day.

Felidhoo and Mulaku

A wonderful cruise that you can decide to take in any period of the year, thanks to the many diving points that offer the best sights of grey reef sharks, white fin sharks or manta rays, according to the season. After leaving Hulule we will head southwards, crossing therefore South Male, Felidhoo, Vattaru and touching the northern part of Mulaku.

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 channels of Alimathà, Fotteyo, Rakeedhoo and Mulaku. On our way back we will visit Guraidhoo with its precious shops of local handicraft and dive the atoll of South Male. It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.



North Ari and Rasdhoo

A one week cruise that will begin and end at Hulule/ Male airport. Navigation will start westwards, towards the island of Rasfari, which is just perfect for an overnight staying; 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 rays (manta rays), in some of the most renowned cleaning stations of the Maldivian archipelago. Moreover, there will be many stops on desert islands and in some of the “thilas”, that attract divers from all over the world. On the second last day navigation will continue towards the atoll of South Male, where we will visit Guraidhoo - the most famous fishermen’s island of the Maldives - and dive in the wonderful passes of the region, to sight sharks and big pelagic fish. It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.



North-South Malè & Ari

A two weeks trip with stays on the central atolls - North and South Male, Rasdhoo, Ari - with the opportunity of sighting sharks and manta rays on the various diving points, while travelling East-West through the archipelago. Heading towards Rasdhoo and diving in Rasdhoo-Madivaru, in search for hammerhead sharks.

Navigation will then proceed towards North Ari, and, crossing the atoll lengthwise, we will touch the most beautiful and rich in life thilas of the Maldives, searching for whale sharks. Frequent landings on desert islands, beaches and fishermen’s islands, are one of the reasons for which those who really know the Maldives appreciate this cruise. We will head back to the eastern edge, navigating through South Male, with a stop at Guraidhoo. It is also possible to visit Male city on the last day.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2010
Length & Width 36m x 11m
Speed 12 knots
Speed 9 knots
Engines DAEWOO 600HP
Cylinders 15L Tank: USD 78 per week
Equipment Rental Tanks, Weights and Belt
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD 20 per day (USD 80 per week)
Wetsuits USD 20 per day (USD 80 per week)
Regulator USD 20 per day (USD 80 per week)
BCD USD 20 per day (USD 80 per week)
Dive Computer USD 20 per day (USD 80 per week)

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Fotteyo

Male Atoll, Maldives

Fotteyo is one of the best dive sites in the Maldives and a photographer’s paradise. Around bend near the entrance to the channel is a special place with many caves and overhangs. These caves have a thick covering of wavering soft corals in all colours. They look like blooming cherry, blossoms in spring time. Most of the cherry caves are found between 25 and 45 metres and there are few arches covered in soft coral, one of which divers can swim through.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Alimatha House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

This is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Definitely not to be missed.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Rakeedhoo Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Situated in a channel between two islands its possible to encounter some larger species such as grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, mako sharks and even hammerhead sharks. There is also the chance of seeing manta rays, eagle rays, barracuda, travellies and groupers. The corners and overhangs that can be found along the site are nicely covered with blue and white soft corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Fulidhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

This site is located opposite the similarly named island & features a slope. There are a large number of cavern-like overhangs between 20 & 40m depth from which this site is named. These overhangs are densely covered in blue & yellow soft coral as well as black coral. Nurse sharks can often be found resting here. Stingrays can often be seen on the slopes & if one looks closely, there are numerous nudibranchs also to be found.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
27 May 2019
3 Jun 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
27 May 2019
3 Jun 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
8 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
8 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
15 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
15 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
22 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
22 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
29 Jul 2019
5 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1776
29 Jul 2019
5 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1776
5 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
5 Aug 2019
12 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
12 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
12 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
19 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
19 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
26 Aug 2019
2 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1824
26 Aug 2019
2 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1824
9 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
9 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
16 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
23 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
23 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
30 Sep 2019
7 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
30 Sep 2019
7 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
7 Oct 2019
14 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
7 Oct 2019
14 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
9 Oct 2019
4 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
9 Oct 2019
4 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
14 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
14 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
21 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
21 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
28 Oct 2019
4 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1680
28 Oct 2019
4 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1680
4 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
4 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
11 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
11 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
18 Nov 2019
25 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1848
18 Nov 2019
25 Nov 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1848
25 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £1920
25 Nov 2019
2 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £1920
2 Dec 2019
9 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £2352
2 Dec 2019
9 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352
9 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352
9 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £2352
16 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £2352
16 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352
23 Dec 2019
30 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352
23 Dec 2019
30 Dec 2019
7 Nights Central Atolls Triple Cabin £2352
30 Dec 2019
6 Jan 2020
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352
30 Dec 2019
6 Jan 2020
7 Nights Central Atolls Double & Twin Cabins £2352