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Duke of York Liveaboard

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The Duke of York is an amazing dive yacht! The upper deck cabins are spacious with beautiful views through their expansive windows. The entire boat is roomy with plenty of public areas to get a little alone time, even separate and apart from the cabin. The dive boat is not your traditional Zodiac/Panga, but is instead a large Dhoni that mirrors day boats in other diving destinations--it's two decks with a roof over the dive area, which is nice in the hot, Maldivian sun.

The food on board is delicious, and there is a lot of variety. The staff is friendly and eager to assist. Best part of this boat, though, is the on-board masseuse, who worked hard during the trip I recently took (although I understand she doesn't come on every trip, so if this is an important amenity for you, check before booking). Overall, this is a luxury boat at a very reasonable price. It has ruined me for less nice liveaboards!

Visited on 09/2019 - Submitted on 09/12/2019
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Yap

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Yap is the most "off the grid" of the big three Micronesian islands (Palau, which technically is its own country; Chuuk/Truk and Yap), but that means it is also the destination that has retained its historical charm. It is not over-developed, and I imagine it is similar to what Palau was like 30 years ago. The marine conditions in Yap were calmer with less currents than in Palau. Highlights in terms of marine life are almost-guaranteed manta sightings and mandarin fish mating--the latter of which is always a sunset dive. Topside highlights include cultural activities with the native Yapese population, and learning about their ceremonial stone money.

Visited on 07/2016 - Submitted on 03/06/2020
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