Soleil 2 is an imposing 44-metre-long superyacht, specifically custom-built in 2015 for diving safaris, featuring an exclusive blend of exotic luxury and rational comfort.
The main vessel features 15 comfortable and spacious cabins that can accommodate 30 guests. There’s a fully-equipped bar serving soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, a Jacuzzi located at the bow, an alfresco dining area, and many other amenities for creating the perfect, idyllic cruise.
Soleil 2 offers great diving itineraries, scuba diving courses, snorkeling, and a variety of thrilling outdoor activities to keep divers and non-divers alike equally entertained.
Soleil 2 offers a free "introduction to scuba diving" experience to all of its non-diving guests. Embark on your safari adventure and prepare to expand the way you look at the ocean!
Year built: 2015
Max guests: 30
A 44-metre-long superyacht
With its 44-metre, four-decked hull, Soleil 2 classes itself as a large cruising motor yacht, a "superyacht". The vessel's ample environments are capable of accommodating larger-than-average staterooms, generous common areas, and classy exterior spaces such as the bow-deck with a Jacuzzi and loungers, along with the beautiful open-air dining venue located on the top deck.
Fifteen spacious cabins divided into three categories
Soleil 2 accommodates 15 beautiful, spacious cabins divided into three categories. On the lower deck, there are four “standard” and three “standard large” cabins. These functional accommodations feature a private bathroom and independent air conditioning, providing a comfortable, budget-friendly choice for divers and other guests. The upper deck holds six “balcony suites” with private bathroom, air conditioning, and individual private terraces, so you don’t miss a single breathtaking sunset on the Indian Ocean. The most exclusive cabins are the “master suites” located on the main deck: these 25m2 staterooms are equipped with all the luxury needed to satisfy even the most demanding guests.
A blend of exotic luxury and modern comfort
Soleil 2 impeccably blends first-class luxury and functionality with exotic “flavours” and nautical traditions. Soleil 2’s main deck holds a spacious lounge, a well-stocked bar serving snacks and drinks and a convenient camera charging station. The top deck features an alfresco dining area, where guest can enjoy delicious buffet meals, fresh air, starry nights, and a stunning aerial view of the lagoons. Head to the yacht’s bow for a relaxing plunge in the onboard Jacuzzi or to bask in the comfortable loungers caressed by the sunlight.
Soleil 2’s excursion catalogue proposes several unique outdoor activities so you can spend memorable moments immersed in the Maldives' unique natural surroundings. Visit deserted islands and secluded resorts, snorkel the crystal-blue lagoons, and savour some freshly-caught fish during a beach-barbecue. Or stay aboard and make the most of the yacht's facilities while gliding atop the calm Maldivian waters.
Diving with Soleil 2
Dhoni for divers, dinghy for snorkelers
Soleil 2's cleverly organised micro-fleet incorporates two capable assistants: a large Maldivian dhoni to handle the scuba diving operations, and a nimble dinghy to assist the snorkelers. Divers reach the dive sites and organise their gear efficiently on the dhoni, while snorkelers on the smaller dinghy navigate the shallow waters of the inner lagoons to the most colourful and lively coral formations.
Top-class diving and courses
Visit the dive sites that made the Maldives a world-renowned destination and develop your skills and knowledge as a diver by taking part in a scuba diving course. Soleil 2’s long-serving instructors will take you on a journey to several legendary dive sites, such as the Rasdhoo corner and Maaya Thila, and teach you a variety of courses, such as the Nitrox specialty that enables to spend more time underwater, the Advanced Open Water Diver or a collection of five unique specialization dives.
There is no better place than the warm, transparent, calm, and life-rich lagoons of the Maldives to have your first seawater-diving experience. Soleil 2 offers one introductory diving experience to each one of its non-diving guests, conducted in a beautiful Maldivian lagoon, as part of its standard itineraries packages. Diving in the Maldives is truly an "unforgettable" experience. You will never look at the ocean the same way again!