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Sting Ray

Great liveaboard

One of the most popular liveaboard ships in the Maldives. A scuba diving safari on the Stingray Liveaboard is both an exciting holiday and great value, it is one of the most affordable liveaboard in the Maldives today.

The Sting Ray, the sister boat of the Eagle Ray, part of the Maldives Boat Club will take you to most popular dive sites in the Maldives. You will get to experience an array of marine creatures, ranging from Mantas and other Rays, Sharks, Moray Eels, Napoleons, Turtles, Blennies, Gobies and Lobsters. The Sting Ray offers Nitrox for certified nitrox divers and full diving equipment is available to rent. The boat is built in a solid wooden construction and it combines Maldivian Boat building tradition with a maximum of modern engineering. Built in 2001 the boat is 31 metres in length with a 9 metre beam and is built for maximum comfort. The boat has three decks, consists of 9 air conditioned rooms with attached toilet, dining and sundecks. The vessel has 7 fully trained crew and a local PADI certified dive master and dive instructor.

Three well balanced meals are freshly cooked with a mixture of European cuisine and local cusine with influences from the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. The Sting Ray is able to cater for any individual dietary requirements. Tea and coffee is available 24 hours free of charge and after a hard days diving, fresh coconut or biscuits are served to keep your energy levels up.

You can chill out in the air conditioned saloon that comes complete with entertainment facilities and bar, as well as books, games and magazines. Sunbathers and shade-seekers will both enjoy the partially covered sundeck and with 10 staff on board you can expect plenty of personal attention.

Cabin Types:

With a maximum of 18 passengers onboard the Sting Ray, 9 double cabins have portholes and come with en-suite bathrooms, hot & cold water, air conditioning, life jackets for your safety.

9 Double cabins with en-suite bathrooms

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Vessel Details

Engines Engine - 278 HP Yanmar diesel, cruising speed 10-12 knots/hrs
Generators Sound proof generator, 24hrs 220volt / 50Hz A/C 2 ONAN sound proof generators (Combined 40 KW)
Communication & Navigation Systems Radio set. VHF, GPS and magnetic compass
Safety Features life jackets, emergency rafts, fire extinguishers and first aid kit.
Entertainment Audio and video entertainment available
Salon & Dining Area Air Conditioned Saloon
Salon & Dining Area Available on board
Air Compressors Air compressor main unit type L&W 420 litres/min, 12 Tanks steel 92 cubic ft/15 litres, 18 tanks aluminium 82 cubic ft/12litre
Equipment Rental There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat.
Full Set $290
Regulator $12
Dive Computer $10
BCD $12
Wetsuits $5
Torch $6

Available Experiences



Friday, 06 December 2013

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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.

Sting Ray and Bandos Island in the Maldives

Sting Ray was outstanding. All crew very friendly, helpful, conscientious, and competent. Diving was the best we have ever had, dive guides all very competent, knew where to find the mantas and sharks! Food excellent considering the size of kitchen, island visits were an unexpected bonus. They seemed to go the extra mile to make sure our week was superb. Cabin was fine although bathroom was a bit grungy. Bandos is fine, although we found it quite impersonal. Everyone very polite and efficient but not much effort to communicate. A bit soulless. Food and room very good, snorkelling also very good so it met our needs. Ultimate Diving put together a great itinerary to suit our requirements, and were really helpful throughout the booking process and in the lead up to our trip. All queries were answered promptly. The arrangements worked really smoothly and the liveaboard, food and diving were all excellent. Thank you! We would happily book with Ultimate Diving in the future.

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