Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review


Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review
MV Duke of York Liveaboard – Maldives liveaboard dive boat – image courtesy of Liveaboard.com. This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link.

The Maldives Duke of York liveaboard – Overall review rating 8.0 out of 10 and 4.5 stars

If you’re set on scuba diving the Maldives, your next decision is whether you do resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But as you’re reading this Duke of York liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.

Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard reveals a 36 metre (118 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 24 divers over 10 cabins with en-suites, air- con and some have sea views. Local and western food served buffet style or fine dinning with an air-con saloon and bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights.

One of the best chances for you to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more.

Features of Maldives Duke of York liveaboard

Features of Maldives Duke of York liveaboard cabin review
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The Duke of York is more than just a liveaboard boat. She is more like a floating hotel and spa with absolute luxury than just a normal Liveaboard boat.

The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Maldives Duke of York liveaboard is 36 metres (118 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 24 divers across 10 cabins.
  • Cabins have private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning, some with sea views and there’s daily housekeeping.
  • Warm water showers.
  • A leisure deck, and observation deck and a sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
  • Food includes local and western style food and is served buffet style and as fine cuisine and can be eaten both indoors or outside alfresco style. Plus there’s a beach BBQ.
  • Both wine and beer are available at an extra charge with a fine wines selection.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including both vegan and vegetarian.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar and a library.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, tech diving, rebreather support, sidemount diving, free nitrox available, a camera station and separate rinse area for your underwater camera and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • Paid-for internet.
  • Other activities include kayaks.
  • Family friendly with family cabins.
  • Massages are available at an extra charge.

You can check the Duke of York liveaboard availability and prices here.

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Maldives Duke of York scuba diving review

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The diving from the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard has a good review rating and she was custom-built for scuba diving.

On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.

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Scuba diving options on the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Duke of York liveaboard.

  • Central Atolls (Male-Male) – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 17 dives in total. Open Water certification – No minimum logged dives required.

Some of the diving in the Maldives are deep dives and up to 30 metres (98 feet), with currents so are drift dives and there are night dives too. But The Duke of York is about including most experience levels of scuba diver, which includes beginners as there’s no minimum logged dives requirement.

On most of these trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, Napoleon Wrasse, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, turtles, manta rays and whale sharks.

You will also get the opportunity on some trips to dive some of the most beautiful shipwrecks too.

You can check the Duke of York liveaboard availability and prices here.

Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review by customers

There is only one review so far on the Duke Of York liveaboard, which is as follows:

Comfortable boat and awesome food. “Very good diving around Fuvamullah and Addu atolls in channels. The food on board is mainly European style and is very very good. Cabins are very comfortable. Local dive guides were great. The Italian dive leader is very friendly and professional.” Recommended for: Italian food, very comfortable cabins, friendly dive leader.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkelling. Please use the comments section below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!

But in particular if you’ve dived either in the Maldives or in particular on the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard, please share your experiences.

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Maldives Duke of York liveaboard review), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

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