Why you should choose Duke of York:
Experienced Crew and Free Nitrox, Low guide to guest ratio, Wifi available, EIFAC boat certified, Masseuse on board, Italian and international cuisine.
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives

The Duke of York Liveaboard is a luxurious 36m long vessel that offers a unique and unforgettable diving experience in the Maldives.
With spacious cabins, a large dive deck, and experienced guides, guests can explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life in the region.
The yacht also features a sun deck, Jacuzzi, and onboard restaurant serving delicious meals on 4 different decks.
With its exceptional service, comfortable accommodations, and exciting itinerary, the Duke of York is an excellent choice for a dive holiday in the Maldives.

The Duke of York accomodates 21 guests in 11 cabins
The cabins are 3 Upper deck cabin with one queen size bed and one single bed, 1 main deck twin cabin, 4 Lower deck double / twin / triple with one double bed and one single bed and 2 Twin beds cabins and a single on the Lower deck.
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

It is accompanied by a comfortable dhoni used for diving, snorkeling, fishing, marine activities and to land on sand banks or desert islands and along with the more normal scuba diving they are also able to offer cruises with the assistance and material to dive with rebreathers.
Nitrox is free of charge on all trips.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Duke of York - schedule

Duke of York - prices and what's included

Prices are per person per trip and based on 2 persons sharing a cabin.
Exact pricing is available on the schedule here as prices vary dependant on the time of year, destination and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

The trip price includes:
Accommodation in twin / double shared cabin with en-suite bathroom
Meal Plan Full Board, 3 meals per day afternoon snack
Unlimited drinking water, tea american coffee fresh fruit (bananas)
Airport transfer by Dhoni
Diving night diving
Free Nitrox
Diving Dhoni (Diving boat for divers for all other activities)
1 Free Scuba Try in the lagoon (from 8 years old) for non-divers; equipment included
Snorkelling assisted
One or two sunset fishing during the week Trolling fishing during navigation
Free use of the kayak
Assistance for surfing cruises
Excursions, island hopping to Malè City (only for trips in Central Atolls)
GST Tax included
Specialized Staff assistance 3 Instructors/ Dive Master onboard

The trip price does not include:
Beverages alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Fees for desert touristic islands when requested.
Dinner on the Beach when requested, weather and Covid permitting (from Usd 10 to Usd 18 p.p. to be paid on board)
Diving snorkelling courses
Rent of diving and snorkelling equipment, to be requested at booking
Service Charge
Green tax $6 per person per day
Any flights
Wifi - $30 per week
Onboard expenses/purchases +10% service and +16% GST
Dive insurance is mandatory as is your own personal dive computer (You can rent one for the trip if you do not have your own).
As well as the Mandatory Dive Insurance we highly recommend Trip and Travel Insurance on the off chance of missed or cancelled flights / lost baggage, documents, money or passport / Covid issues or any other unforeseen problems that could possibly occur.
Dive Assure Insurance offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.
All what is not specified in “The trip price includes"
If you wish to have the cabin to yourself, the single cabin supplement is +80% from the individual rate.

Booking and Cancellation Terms and Conditions.
Booking deposit: 30% of your invoice total is required within 7 days of booking to confirm your booking.
Final payment of 70% is due to 90 days prior to the departure date to complete your invoice payment.
Individual bookings made less than 90 days before the departure date will be payable in full upon booking to confirm your booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.
Payment can be made via Bank transfer, Wise, Credit or Debit card (Visa, AMEX, Mastercard) or Apple and Google pay at no extra charge.

Discount and Child Policy
Children (from 2 – 11 yo) sharing a cabin with 2 adults pay only US$400 – diving is not included.

Single cabin surcharge (Single supplement to have one person in a cabin) is 80% of the cost of the second place in theb cabin, so 180% of the base rate.

Diving Equipment Rentals (USD) Per week
Full Set (regulator, octopus, BCD, wetsuit, mask, fins, dive computer) $ 200
Regulator with octopus $ 80
Computer $ 80
BCD $ 80
Wetsuit (shorty 3mm) $ 80
Mask $ 20
Fins, mask, Snorkel $ 70
Torch per dive $ 15

Group Booking Policy:
For a group of 10 paying guests, we offer 1 space free of charge (11th person FOC).
For full charter (based on 16 people) your group will receive 2 free spaces (FOC) so 14 paying + 2 FOC.

Full charter:
Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due
90 days before departure - non-refundable

Duke of York - Video

Duke of York - cabins

Cabins
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
3 Upper deck cabin with one queen size and one single bed
1 Main deck cabin with twin beds
4 Lower Deck double / twin / triple cabins with one double bed and one single bed.
2 Lower Deck Twin beds cabins and 1 Single cabin.
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

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    Lower Deck Cabin

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    Lower Deck Cabin

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    Main and Upper Deck Cabin

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    Main and Upper Deck Cabin

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    Main and Upper Deck Cabin

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    Main and Upper Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Double Cabin
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
4 Lower Deck double / twin / triple cabins with one double bed and one single bed.
2 Lower Deck Twin beds cabins and 1 Single cabin.
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

Lower Deck Twin Cabin
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
4 Lower Deck double / twin / triple cabins with one double bed and one single bed.
2 Lower Deck Twin beds cabins and 1 Single cabin.
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

Lower Deck Single Cabin
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
4 Lower Deck double / twin / triple cabins with one double bed and one single bed.
2 Lower Deck Twin beds cabins and 1 Single cabin.
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

Main Deck Twin Cabin
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
1 Main deck cabin with twin beds
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

Upper Deck Cabins
There are 11 comfortable cabins available onboard.
3 Upper deck cabin with one queen size and one single bed
All cabins feature independently adjustable air conditioning, bathrooms with shower cubicles and no bunk beds.

Duke of York - diving

Some of the most frequently asked questions about Maldives Diving
When is the Best time to Go / Maldives Dive Seasons
About Maldives Diving and the Dive Sites
How to get to the Maldives
The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives
What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving
Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers

Duke of York - itineraries

Airport Transfer: for arrivals and departures the transfer will be arranged complimentary by Luxury Yacht Maldives, meeting time at the airport to be confirmed depending of the arrival time (morning embark).
Disembark at 08.00 am, Malè time.
All the transfers, other than regular cruise arrivals and departures, will be arranged upon request by Sea Plane or speed boat and charges will be applied.
For the Northern & Southern cruises Transfers will be done according to domestic flights schedule.

Please choose your Itinerary

Central Atolls Route 1
Central Atolls Route 2
Central Atolls Route 3
Central Atolls Route 4
Extreme South Route
Extreme South Route 2
South Route
North Route
North Route 2
Far North

We recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover anything interrupting your travel plans as well as offer great dive insurance
We recommend Dive Assure Insurance as it offers cover for all these eventualities as well as complete Dive Insurance all in one package.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the Maldives.
When is the best time to dive the Maldives - How to get to the Maldives - The top 10 reasons to join a Liveaboard in the Maldives - Maldives Diving and the Dive sites - What are the advantage of a Liveaboard over Shore diving - Information about the Maldives - Are these trips suitable for non-divers / snorkellers - The Latest Maldives Travel Information - Other general FAQs

Duke of York - faqs

What time is the embarkation, boarding and departure?

The embarkation time is usually in the morning, but it also depends on the arrival of the international flights of the guests.
Ideally you should aim to arrive early morning or before 10 am on the first day of the trip.
It is also recommended to arrive one day early and stay on the airport atoll (HulhuMale – NOT Male), there are a mixture of hotels and guest houses to choose from so please check booking.com and search for Hulhumale. Your hotel / guest house will then deliver you back to the airport the following day (the day of departure) where you will be met by the boats representatives at airport arrivals and taken directly to the ship which is anchored offshore near the airport, you will journey over on the dhoni (the boats 15m dive boat) to join the main ship. Please check with your hotel to see if there is any charge for this transfer as some offer it for free and some charge for this service. This is the only meeting point for the boat pick up, it is not possible to pick guests up at their respective hotels if you arrive early due to the distances involved between atolls and the time involved.
The checkout time is at 8 am on the last day of the cruise. Guests will be in the airport by 8:30 am accordingly.
The day before there are only 2 dives ending around lunchtime so you may fly out in the late morning and still have the requisite no fly time required – Always refer to your dive computer for this but PADI recommends 18 hours.

Can I buy a local phone card?

Phone cards are available for sale at the airport. They are GPRS enabled so you can pick your email on your phone nearly anywhere on the trip at very reasonable rates. Please make sure you tell you guest rep that you want one before you leave the airport.