MV Soleil II Liveaboard Review

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MV Soleil II dive boat review

Operated by Dune, the incredibly sleek, stylish and attractive MV Soleil II would look equally at home amongst the jet-setter in a harbour at Monte Carlo. However, she is making a name for herself as one of the premier safari vessels cruising the different itineraries around the Maldivian atolls.

 

The Maldives have long been on the bucket list of aspiring divers. A group of hundred of islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean, the azure blue waters are home to some stunning marine life. Brightly coloured reef fish such as sweetlips and snapper circulate the coral outcrops. Giant moray eels, turtles, and shrimps make the coral bommies their homes. And, alternatively, if you’re hoping for an encounter with larger pelagic animals such as sharks, manta or eagle ray or, sometimes, a giant of the ocean such as the Whale Shark – the Maldives’ reefs may serve up that opportunity. You’re sure to have fantastic dive and a holiday to remember.

 

 

Built in 2015 specifically for the task of being an ultimate diving safari vessel, the Soleil II is an imposing 44m long. This puts her in the same size-class as Blue Force One and Scubaspa Ying. Soleil 2 has a fuel capacity of a mammoth 8 tonnes and all the latest safety and emergency equipment to deal with any eventuality.

You can check the availability and prices for this Boat here.

 

Cabins and Boat Layout

 

Soleil 2 has 14 cabins and is home to up to 28 guests.

 

The cabin options are as follows:

 

  • Standard Cabin – large and comfortable, this twin or double cabin can be found on the lower deck. It has ensuite bathroom facilties and is air-conditioned.
  • Balcony Cabin – located on the upper deck and with a private balcony, this option also has all the great facilities of the standard cabin.
  • Master Cabin – the ultimate in luxury, this cabin is a large suite located on the main deck with a double bed.

 

Every cabin has private bathroom facilties with hot and cold running water.

 

mv soleil 2 deck plan liveaboard review

 

The spacious Soleil 2 has roomy communal areas where you may socialise with fellow guests. There is a living room/salon/lounge complete with a film projector, hi-fi, DVD player and storage space.

 

mv soleil 2 standard cabin liveaboard review

Standard Cabin

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Master Cabin

 

There are two dining areas. Either dine inside in the comfortable air-conditioned dining area. Or, alternatively, dine outside and take in the amazing vista. The chef provides tasty buffet meals each meal time in a combination of local and international flavours. There are also snacks available all day.

 

mv soleil 2 dining area liveaboard review

Dining Area

 

There is a large sun-deck complete with hot-tub. And, for non-divers or those wishing to explore, there are island visits and beach BBQs on offer.

 

There are ample charge points for photographers and for those wishing to charge their technological devices. There is even wi-fi in some areas should you wish to tweet your adventure! And the professional crew will always do their utmost to oblige any other logistical requests you may have.

 

 

Diving onboard Soleil II

 

Diving takes place from a dedicated diving Dhoni which tracks the main vessel’s movements and ensures you’re dropped in the optimum location for the dive.

 

There are DIN adaptors for those with their own regulators. Nitrox is available to extend your bottom time.

 

mv soleil 2 diving dhoni liveaboard review

Drone

 

If you’re a relatively new diver and want to further your diving knowledge you can take the opportunity to do your Advanced or Nitrox training onboard.

 

 

Itineraries

 

Departing from Male, there are a choice of itineraries; north, central or south. Dive site selection is obviously subject to the prevailing conditions.

 

Expect to pay around approximately EUR1,481 for a 8 day/7 night trip. This equates to 185/day, making Soleil II very competive. Please note that this does not include some extras such as port/marine park fees, crew tips and alcoholic drinks. Contact us for further detail.

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