Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard review


Princess Rani Maldives liveaboard with family cabins on board
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The Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.4 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 Princess Rani liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.

Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard review: A review of the Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard reveals a 35 metre (115 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeps 22 divers over 10 cabins with en-suites, air-con and some have sea views. Western food served buffet style indoors or alfresco with an air-conditioned saloon and bar. Dive trips of 8 days 7 nights.

Your chance to see whale sharks and other sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles wrecks and much much more. Plus on the tiger shark dive the chance to see tiger sharks, thresher sharks and hammerheads.

Features of Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard

Features of Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard cabin review
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The features that are included with your stay on the Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard is 35 metres (115 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 22 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 sun deck for those sun-worshippers who like to relax and enjoy sunbathing in-between dives.
  • Food includes western style food and is served buffet style and can be eaten both indoors or outside alfresco style with paid-for fine wine selection and beer and all day snacks.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon with bar.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, paid-for nitrox available and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • There’s a separate rinse area for your underwater camera.
  • Paid-for internet.
  • Other activities on board include fishing, an observation deck and an on board library.
  • On-board naturalist and naturalist itineraries.
  • Family friendly liveaboard with family cabins.

You can check the Princess Rani liveaboard availability and prices here.

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Maldives Princess Rani scuba diving review

Maldives Princess Rani scuba diving review
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The diving from the Maldives Princess Rani 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 Princess Rani liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Princess Rani liveaboard.

  • Classic Maldives – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 14 dives in total. Open Water certification – 30 minimum logged dives required.
  • Tiger Shark Cruise (Addu-Fuvahmulah-Addu) – 8 days 7 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Advanced Open Water certification – 50 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.

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. On the tiger shark cruise there’s the chance to see tiger sharks, thresher sharks and hammerheads.

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

You can check the Princess Rani liveaboard availability and prices here.

Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard review by customers

Scuba divers that have stayed on the Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard review comments include:

  • Fantastic;
  • Excellent organization. Brilliant diving;
  • Awesome;
  • So many sharks!
  • Great atmosphere. Highly recommend;
  • Land of the tiger sharks!
  • Excellent experience and value for money.

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Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Maldives Princess Rani liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:

Land of the tiger sharks! “Fuvamulah Island is in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Addu Atoll which is the most southern point of Maldvives. Due to the availability of food that they like, the area surrounding the island is definitely a tiger shark haven! Tiger shark is a solitary hunter,very stealth and it’s got tiger strips on it that make it very distinct and intimidating! It’s huge as it could get up to, like, 6m!

It could be a man-eater as, next to the dreaded Great White, it inflicts more attacks on human than any other shark specie! ‘Princess Rani’ liveaboard, based at Addu Atoll for part of the year, specializes in tiger shark viewing and it delivers! Keep in mind that tiger sharks are very elusive and live in the deep, yet I managed to see them in 4 of the 5 dives that I did in the area specifying as tiger shark dives!” Recommended for: Tiger sharks, Italian food, had the remote dive area all to ourselves!

Beck Y, Canada – To read the rest of this review click this link.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Maldives Princess Rani 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 Princess Rani 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 Princess Rani 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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