Stingray is a solid wooden boat and combines traditional Maldivian boat-building with modern engineering. 9 comfortable cabins (4 with double and 5 with twin beds) are all equipped with air conditioning and en-suite hot-water showers. All cabins offer external portholes.
Year Built 2002
Cruising Speed 10-12 knots
Additional Features Recliners, On board bar/Salon 75 sq M with TV/VCR/DVD and Hi Fi System
Nautical Equipment Yes
Power Supply 02 gensets (Kohler & Onan)
Diving Boat Yes
Language Spoken English
Water Supply Aqua Tec Desalination Plant 125ltrs /hr, storage tank 4000
Engine 278 HP Yanmar diesel – Japan.
Emergency Equipment Fire Alarm, Fire extinguishers, Life jackets, Defibrillator, Oxygen, First Aid Kits
The first deck is where all 9 cabins are located. As you come down the stairs the first and facing cabin are double rooms. The next two rooms are also double rooms but with the option of accommodating a child, as an elevated bed is provided. The other 5 rooms are all twin rooms. Crew quarters are also located o this deck but are separated from the guest area.First Deck
This is the main deck. The gangway lands on this deck. The alleyways on this deck are quite wide. The saloon, bar and kitchen are located on this deck. From the saloon a stairway leads to the rooms on the first deck. A stairway to the water is provided at the stern for your occasional swim or getting back to the boat from the water.
The third deck or in other words the bridge deck is the upper most deck. A large shaded open space is provided at the after end of this deck and is commonly used for relaxing by the guests. The dive guide’s room is located after the wheel house on this deck
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary breakfast
- Ironing board
- Ironing Facilities
- Seating Area
Revered as one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations, thousands of divers flock to the Maldives each and every year to catch a glimpse of the underwater wonderland, with thousands returning to continue exploring the mysterious depths of the Maldivian seas. One of the best ways to experience the Maldivian waters is via a liveaboard safari, cruising around the islands with all the amenities needed, avoiding the need to travel from a resort to a different dive site everyday. On a liveaboard, every day you wake up to a different dive spot and all that remains is simply getting into the water.
Chilling out at a Resort.
With only one resort per island, and with each hotel built to a certain standard, the Maldives has some really interesting policies regarding the establishment of resorts. The method results in an assortment of some of the most secluded, intimate, luxurious and spectacular resorts of the world. A quick search on google reveals the most romantic, gorgeous hotels anyone has ever seen. They are also among the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. However, if you have the money, it’s certainly worth it.
Viewing the sunset.
Sunsets are the one of most spectacular things about the Maldives. As the night falls, life in the Maldives comes to an almost standstill with not a lot going on. So, make the most of a good sunset. Find a nice quiet spot on the beach somewhere, grab an ice-cold beer and watch the sun seemingly melt into the ocean. Unbeatable.
Recently recognised as an international surfing destination, several international competitions have begun to take place. Realising the power of the Maldivian breaks, some resorts cater to surfers by taking them out by a boat to catch the best breaks.
Snorkelling enables you to still experience the marvellous underwater world, even if you don’t feel like scuba diving. Equipment can be rented or borrowed from resorts, but it’s a good idea to bring your own snorkel gear from home to ensure a snug fit. The Maldives offers some of the best snorkelling in the world.
Serving some of the freshest and most delicious foods, the Maldives is a paradise for seafood lovers. Here, you will find lobster, scallops, octopus, squid, tuna and all kinds of fish cooked in all kinds of ways. Whilst on holiday, don’t be shy. The Asian flavours of the islands often involve curry, coconut, and other spices. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.