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MV Soleil II
From US$ 219 per day
Length
44m
145 ft
Max 28
Nitrox
SSI
Wi-Fi
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Maldives central atolls, some northern and southern tours
  • Cabins with ensuite bathrooms, balconies
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor relaxation spots
  • Upper deck Jacuzzi
  • Large boat

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MV Soleil II is an impressive 44m liveaboard that cruises the central, southern and northern atolls of the Maldives. All your liveaboard diving needs will be met on board this excellent 14 cabin, fibre-glass-hulled motor yacht, with free Wi-fi and free nitrox for your convenience.

Up to 28 guests can be accommodated in a range of cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning. Some even feature private balconies for that extra level of luxury. This very spacious liveaboard has a huge indoor dining and saloon area as well as outdoor options for both relaxing and enjoying your meals in the gentle tropical breezes. The indoor saloon features TV, DVD and music system as well as books, magazines and games. You can also avail of the bar for sundowner drinks and then slip into the hot tub to relax your cares away.

Diving is done from the dhoni which houses all your gear and keeps tank filling noise to a minimum. You can choose between 12 and 14 litre tanks. The dhoni features camera table, rinse tanks, fresh water showers and a toilet for your post-dive relief. Although it can take a large number of guests, MV Soleil II is so spacious and well laid-out, you will never feel cramped and always find a quiet spot for yourself during your Maldives liveaboard diving adventure.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
9 Dec 16 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 16 US$ 1,750

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport, dives, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, experienced English speaking instructors (6 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, diving insurance, fuel surcharge: Maldives Southern Atolls US$ 150, Maldives Far South Atolls US$ 190. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, with equipment ordered in advance (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, 14 litre tanks (US$ 6 per day), early check in and noon lunch US$ 45 per person, late check out and lunch US$ 45 per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The MV Soleil II liveaboard normally departs from Male. The first and last nights of the cruise are spent in the harbour. Most guests arrive in the afternoon of the 1st day and will be met at the airport and transferred to the boat. Scheduled airport pick-ups are from 14:00 hrs until the end of the day. You can arrange a morning check-in, otherwise a light afternoon snack will be provided followed by dinner. Guests will disembark on the final day and be transferred to the airport during the morning. You can arrange a late check out if required (disembarking up to 13:30 hrs). Other final day activities packages are available.

For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 13:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Diving Environment:

Non-diver rate: Non-divers receive a discount of US$ 8 per night.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 75% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and receive a 10% discount. Pay for 15 guests are receive a 15% discount.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 7 nights Maldives Central Atolls: Low Season - US$ 6,228, High Season - US$ 7,061.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Soleil II has a total of 14 spacious 'hotel-room' cabins: The lower deck has 4 Standard double bed cabins and 2 Superior twin bed cabins. The middle deck has 2 Seaview Suites with double or twin bed. The upper deck has 6 Balcony Suites with double or twin bed and private balcony. All of the cabins feature an ensuite bathroom.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning and fan
  • Windows (upper and middle deck only) or portholes (lower deck)
  • Private bathroom facilities with hot water shower, towels, toiletries and hand basin
  • Space for luggage
  • Wardrobe and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • Fridge (except for Standard and Superior cabins)
  • Bedding

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    Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
    The crew of 15 comprises:
    • Cruise Leader
    • 4 Instructors
    • 2 Captains
    • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Maid
  • Stewardess
  • 4 Deck hands
  • Complimentary nitrox - Dhoni (see below) - Motorised dinghy - Saloon with TV, DVD, wi-fi internet & music system - Book library, movies, games & magazines - Fish ID & diving books - Restaurant with bar - Sun deck with sun chairs, mattresses & whirlpool tub - Upper deck open-air shaded area - Water dispenser

    All the diving in the Maldives onboard Soleil II liveaboard safaris is done from an accompanying 19m long dhoni. This boat carries all the guests' dive equipment, the compressors and scuba tanks. There are a toilet and fresh water showers on board, rinse tanks, and a camera table.

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    Menu, Cuisine Type...
    The dining experience on MV Soleil usually begins on the day of arrival with dinner. Each day involves a pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks including crackers and fruit are available all day. Influences include local, Chinese and Italian food, as well as international dishes and a BBQ weather permitting.
    • Maldivian and International cuisine, with weekly island BBQ.
    • Main meals are served buffet-style in the air-conditioned restaurant or in the open air, and comprise pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
    • Snacks, bread/toast, fresh fruit, drinking water, and tea & coffee are available free of charge.
    • Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase.
    • First meal served is dinner on the first day of the safari, depending on your time of arrival.
    • All special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
    Sample dishes: Fresh fish curry with saffron rice; fried squid with pasta; vegetable fritters with fresh salad ...

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    Technical Specifications...
    • Built in 2015, refurbished annually
    • Size - 44m x 12m
    • Top speed - 12 knots
    • Cruising speed - 10 knots
    • 600 HP engine
    • 2 x generators
    • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • Nitrox system
  • 12 & 14 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings and DIN adaptors
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - unknown
  • Freshwater maker - 6,000 litres / day
  • Fuel capacity - 8,000 litres

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    Navigation, Safety Features...
    • 1 dhoni dive tender
    • Motorised dinghy
    • Radio
    • Radar
    • GPS
    • Mobile phones
    • Emergency positioning beacon - EPIRB
  • Life raft
  • Life jackets in cabins
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency oxygen - 21,000 litres
  • Medic first aid box
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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    Free Wi-Fi
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