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MV Leyla Sultan

The M/V Leyla Sultan offers something a little bit different from many of the larger Maldives liveaboards. She is a traditional Turkish Ketch and therefore a dive charter onboard her feels as much like a sailing cruise around the atolls, as it does an exploration of the Maldives' best dive sites.

Length: 24 metres / 79 foot
Beam: 6 metres / 21 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 10
The Maldives liveaboard, Leyla Sultan

With 5 cabins catering to a maximum of 10 guests only, there is an added sense of exclusivity on board and can only be booked as a full charter or by groups of 6 and more. All cabins are air conditioned and with private en-suite bathrooms. Other facilities include the saloon which is where you can entertain yourself on the computer or with the TV, DVD player and music system.

There is not a huge amount of room on board since this is a boat designed for a maximum of 10 but there is still plenty of seating and lounging space indoors and out. The interior of the boat is beautifully wooden-paneled throughout, so if you like a touch of class and want to explore Maldives diving at its best without breaking the bank, then maybe Leyla Sultan is the right choice of liveaboard for your group.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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There are currently no future dates available.

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, I bottle water per cabin per day plus water with meals, coffee and tea, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weight belts, torches, experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), Maldivian Bed Tax and return transfers from Male Airport to the boat.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, fuel surcharge (US$ 70 per person) payable on board.

Optional extras: Dive insurance, alcoholic drinks, additional drinking water, soft drinks.

How to get there: The M/V Leyla Sultan liveaboard charters depart from Male City. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section.

Non-diver rate: Private charter prices apply.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Not applicable for whole boat charter basis.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Please refer to the whole boat charter prices above, equivalent to 2 extra persons can join (in 10) free of charge. Leyla Sultan prefers to depart on a full charter basis but will run with 6 divers or more on an individual price basis. Please check with us for group discounts.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): See above for prices of the different itineraries. Peak Season: 22 Dec - 6 Jan; 27 Jan - 30 March
Mid Season: 5 May - 25 May
Low Season: 25 May - 30 June
High Season: 1 Sept - 21 Dec; 7 - 26 Jan; and 31 March - 4 May.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Leyla Sultan is fitted with a total of 5 air-conditioned cabins - 2 Master cabins, with 1 on the upper deck and 1 on the lower deck, and 3 Double cabins located on the lower deck.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Portholes
  • En-suite bathrooms with hot-water shower, hand basin & toiletries
  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • Cabinet, shelving and mirror
  • Reading lamp
  • 24-hour, 220v electricity supply
  • Fire warning system
  • Life jackets
  • European-style 2-pin plugs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 6 / 6 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew comprises:
  • Divemaster
  • Cruise Leader
  • Captain
  • Cook
  • Deck hands
  • Maid
Dive deck and platform with shower and toilet - Dive dhoni - Motorised dinghy - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Camera table - Saloon with TV, DVD, sound system, computer with CD burner, movie and book library, games and magazines, fish ID and diving books - Water dispenser - Open-air dining area on the main deck - Fully-equipped bar - Sun deck with sun chairs & mats

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
  • International, Italian and local cuisine are standard fare, with BBQ as a variation on the theme.
  • Main meals comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
  • Biscuits, bread toast, fruit and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine and spirits are available as additional extras.
  • The menus are not fixed and served buffet style, usually in the open-air dining area.
  • Vegetarian, Halal and other special diets are catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering begins with lunch on the cruise check-in day.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2005
  • Refurbished annually
  • Size - 24m x 6.3m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9 knots
  • 1 x 280 HP Fiat Iveco Aifo engine
  • 2 x 22.5 KW Mitsubishi / Collar generators
  • 2 x Coltri dive tank compressors
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220v - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 3,500 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 3,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 5,000 litres
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 1 x 10 HP Yamaha Dinghy
  • 1 Dhoni
  • 1 x 12 person capacity life raft
  • CB & VHF radios
  • Fire alarm / detectors
  • Emergency lights / signal devices
  • GPS
  • Mobile phone
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • 2,400 litres of D-V / continuous-flow oxygen on board
  • No customer dive insurance included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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