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MV Ari Queen

Cabins
11
Length / Width
33 m / 10 m
Year built / renovated
2008  / 2014
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard diving in the Maldives onboard an affordable 4 star vessel
  • North & South Ari, South Male, Vaavu, North Male & the "wild south" & thematic cruises
  • Explore amazing reefs and soft corals,drift dive kandus, feel the current in thilas
  • Manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerhead, reef & guitar sharks
  • Very good value for money,  super group specials 
  • ​All dives conducted from dhonis
  • Shore excursions and snorkel visits for non-divers
  • Large indoor saloon on the main deck
  • Deluxe cabins and suites
  • Rental equipment, nitrox and dive courses available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 74 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

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Description

Aboard the spacious and affordable Ari Queen, experience gorgeous white sandy beaches, exotic reefs and the abundance of marine life only found in the Maldives

The liveaboard Ari Queen transports Divers in style to one of the most sought after island paradise dive vacations without breaking your budget. A “must dive” destination, this famous Reef provides a wealth of Marine Life making this Dive Safari an adventure of a lifetime. 1,190 Coral Islands are loaded with vibrant reefs, a diversity of marine life with Whalesharks, Mantas and exciting Pelagic sightings.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The liveaboard Ari Queen is 108 feet (33m) long and 33 feet (10m) wide and hosts 15 experienced English speaking crew members. The 11 cabins can accommodate up to 24 guests. The choice of air conditioned cabins include: Suites with double or twin beds (with a small fridge, a 32” flat screen TV and ocean view),  Deluxe Rooms with double beds (with a small fridge, a 32” flat screen TV and ocean view) and Standard Rooms with double bed and bunk. Each room has individual temperature controls, private bathrooms with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

While not enjoying the incredible diving, guests aboard the Ari Queen have a variety of options for entertainment. Relax in the air conditioned Lounge with the flat screen TV and DVD player and watch your favorite move with your dive buddy. Tap into the Wi-Fi and catch up on social media or sit at the Bar with your favorite drink and talk about the day’s amazing dives with ocean view vistas. If you are more inclined to nap, catch some zees on the shaded Sun Deck in a cushioned lounge chair or top-up on your tan. For more active between-dive choices, snorkeling or take a shore excursion.

The Ari Queen understands the importance of fueling guests for the action-packed diving

Dining takes place in the air conditioned Saloon with high ceilings and wood paneling giving it the feel of a classy restaurant, but with spectacular ocean views. A mixture of Local and International food is served buffet style, offering many options and plenty of food. Besides the 3 meals a day, snacks and beverages are provided all day. One of the highlights of the trip is Dinner on an Island Beach, enjoying the pristine surroundings as you watch the sun set over the brilliant seascape.

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Cabins

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Lower Deck - Standard Rooms, Double and Bunk Bed

These cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins feature a double and single bunk bed over with controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  3
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Junior Suite lower deck

These cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins feature a double with controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers. The photo shows double and bunk, this double cabin is same sizes as photo but not bunk

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Main Deck - Deluxe Room

These two bright and airy cabins are located on the main deck with one double bed & sea view. Both deluxe cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV, individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Upper Deck - Suite Rooms Double or Twin Bed

These bright suites are located on the upper deck with double or twin bed & sea view. The cabins equipped with a small fridge and a 32” flat screen TV. All cabins have individually controlled A/C, en-suite facilities with warm water showers, wardrobe and storage.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  Double or Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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