Stylish Italian-run vessel catering to discerning divers in search of unique Maldives memories
- Experienced, multilingual European dive instructors on every voyage
- Enjoy up to two guided dives a day or snorkelling excursions with a marine biologist
- Exceptional customer service with a nearly 1:1 crew to guest ratio
Princess Rani is a first-class liveaboard offering dynamic, sports focussed itineraries. Boasting effortless Italian style and a highly experienced and passionate crew, this vessel is one of the region’s best options for discerning divers. But it’s not just diving on the cards. Princess Rani also offers surfing trips, as well as onboard snorkelling and fishing equipment. And best of all, each voyage carefully balances guest preferences with the seasons, creating the best possible memories throughout the central and southern atolls.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
Boasting over 25 years of experience, the Macana Maldives fleet has built a strong reputation for offering exceptional luxury cruises dedicated to water sports of every type. Diving, snorkelling, fishing and surfing are all on the cards, complemented with interesting land excursions and restful afternoons on remote sandbanks. And, with a high crew to guest ratio, you’re sure to feel thoroughly taken care of, no matter your individual needs.
Combining high-end Italian style with the breathtaking natural beauty of the Maldives, a trip aboard Princess Rani is guaranteed to impress. The vessel’s experienced Maldivian crew and expert European dive instructors work together to welcome guests like old friends and deliver the holiday of a lifetime. Princess Rani cruises all of the Maldives’ central atolls, searching for the most impressive underwater wildlife, and offers unique and highly flexible trips. This boat's itineraries welcome guests of all skill and comfort levels, and are comfortable for beginners and families - offering a spacious triple share cabin, perfect for a couple travelling with a junior diver.
Onboard Princess Rani
Princess Rani is a 35 metre wooden motor yacht, built in 2008 and accommodating a total of 22 guests. The elegant saloon and bar offers a great variety of liquors and wines, while a large outdoor table at the rear is perfect for alfresco dining. The menu changes daily and combines classic Italian cooking with the full flavours of local spices and fresh fish. Upstairs, the sun deck delivers yet more outdoor communal space, as well as four large double cabins. Finally, the sky deck comes furnished with plenty of comfy loungers and cosy beanbags.
Diving from Princess Rani
Committed to guest satisfaction and delivering the best ocean sports, the Macana Maldives fleet provides expert European diving instructors on every voyage, who collaborate with the Maldivian crew to make your journey unforgettable. Full equipment rental is available on board, as well as nitrox 28% at an additional cost. PADI courses can be arranged and steel cylinders with both DIN and Int valves are provided. Two separate staircases provide quick and easy access to the dedicated dive dhoni which is on hand to accompany guests on two dives each day. Local fishing equipment is available on board and guests are also welcome to bring their own.
- Surfing itineraries are also available on request.
- This boat features an extra-roomy triple share cabin - ideal for families travelling with a junior diver!
- Book one of this boat's Classic Maldives itineraries for a chance to dive the very best of the central atolls.
- PADI courses beginning with Open Water are available, ideal for beginners and intermediate divers.