Scubaspa Ying is a top luxurious dive liveaboard, it offering dive & non-dive liveaboard trips in the central Maldives atolls, it can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Pierre

10/12/2018

Wonderful trip! My wife and two young children and me all had a perfect time! Great for divers with non-diving families. We loved it!!! Excellent of everything, best boat i've been to!...

Description

Boat

Scubaspa Ying launched in 2013, measuring 50 meters long, and 11.2 meters wide. With its existence, it providing a new and unique concept combining exceptional spa experiences with unforgettable scuba diving experiences in the Maldives. It was designed for divers who travel with non-diving partners and guests with a keen interest in spas, creative gourmet cuisine, yoga activities, stunning itineraries and outstanding service.

Scubaspa Ying promising each guest a dream holiday, and divers of all abilities enjoy unlimited diving throughout their stay. With four spacious decks offer a gym, Jacuzzi, and deck hosting sunset cocktails, star gazing outdoor dinners and an open-air cinema for evening entertainment.

Scubaspa Ying has an Asian style 300sqm Spa deck with facilities consist of six treatment rooms, including one for couples’ therapies, a secluded deck for open-air Thai massage or meditation and a shaded spa lounge for relaxation and yoga.

Unwind from the outset in the on-board spa, the most impressive at sea in the Maldives. The highly-trained spa team are available throughout the day and evening to offer indulgent treatments, including lava shell and hot bamboo massages.

Yoga on the spacious open deck will be guided to suit all levels, from complete beginners looking to gain an understanding of this ancient discipline, to advanced participants who will further benefit from their expertise.

Bathe in the tropical climate on the spacious sun-deck where the crew are on-hand throughout the day. The outdoor jacuzzi is the ideal spot from which to sip a glass of fizz while the sun sets on another day across the Indian ocean.

Scubaspa Ying also has a crew of 30, guests will benefit from a high staff to guest ratio, including four spa therapists, a yoga master, four highly skilled chefs and a guest services manager to ensure excellent service.

Creative cuisine caters for all tastes and dietary requirements, with no set menus to follow. Pick from the bountiful seafood, juiciest cuts and the freshest produce for a culinary delight daily. An extensive wine and champagne list features a carefully curated global selection suitable to toast any occasion.

Anchor off the desert island and sink your toes into soft white sand for a private picnic of delicacies and chilled wine. Enjoy a lovely day at the beach and come evening, a sumptuous BBQ feast will be served by moonlight. Sit back and marvel at the endless stars...

Scubaspa Ying also has a separate dive boat accompanying it. This ensures the main vessel is undisturbed by the noise and activity. The dive boat is about 20m in length, it carries all the equipment, including air compressors and state-of-the-art nitrox; purpose built for comfort, each has plentiful seating, multiple entry points, stern platform and on-board toilet facilities.

Scubaspa Ying also can provide professional celebration week for honeymoon and weddings. The dedicated Scubaspa team is experienced in the creation of bespoke celebrations, individually created to suit each guest. Whether a private charter for family and friends, or an intimate celebration for two, a Scubaspa holiday is the perfect choice!


Cabin

Scubaspa Ying has 19 spacious luxury cabins that can hosting up to 40 guests in utmost comfort :

All cabins are tastefully decorated and all with panoramic sea view or port lights, guests can choose from queen, king or twin bed combinations.

All cabins have ensuite bathroom (with bath robes/towels/hair dryer/shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/body lotion etc.), air conditioning, mini safe, desk & stool/seat, ample hangers & wardrobe organisers and electrical outlets with 200V - 240V.

4 Manta Suites (Cabin 14, 15, 20, 21) :
Located on the main deck, the largest cabin type available, each suite comes with one king-size double bed or two single beds side by side, seating area, 3m wide panoramic window, mini fridge.

1 Manta Suites (Cabin 18) :
Located on the main deck, the largest cabin type available, this suite comes with one queen-size double bed, seating area, 3m wide panoramic window, mini fridge.

3 Dolphin Suites (Cabin 16, 17, 19) :
Located on the main deck, each suite comes with a queen-size doube bed, seating area, 3m wide panoramic window, mini fridge.

1 Cowrie Suite (Cabin 7) :
Located at the bow on the lower deck, this suite has a unique shape with angled, panelled walls. Comes with a queen-size doube bed, a sofa bed that can be transformed into a comfortable single bed, mini fridge, four portholes. the spacious ensuite houses the largest shower on board.

10 Seastar Cabins (Cabin 3 - 6 & 8 - 13) :
Locatd on the lower deck, all have a queen-size double bed and one of the cabins features an additional second bed, two portholes.


Diving

  • Scuba Holiday package : Inlcude 15 - 17 dives per week.

  • Scuba & Spa Holiday package: Inlcude 6 dives per week.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional surcharge.
  • 15L Tanks: Limited available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Complimentary 1GB Wi-Fi per person
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional supplement
  • Massage Service:Available within spa package or surcharge.
  • Payment on board:Visa, MasterCard or cash (USD only)
  • Crew Number:30 crew, max. 6 divers per guide

Itineraries

Holiday Packages & Services

Scubaspa allows guests to discover the Maldives the way they wish the most, each guest can pick up 1 out of the 3 holiday packages for the cruise. Each package is focused on scuba diving, spa, or a combination of the two, meaning non-divers will also enjoy sailing the best spots of the Maldives. Each guest has to choose one:

Scuba Holiday Package : Includes 15 - 17 dives, no spa treatments. ( per week)
Spa Holiday Package : Includes 8 spa treatment, no diving activities. ( per week)
Scuba & Spa Holiday Package : Include 6 dives and 4 spa treatments. ( per week)

Please note the exchanging of dives to spa treatments within a package is not available.

The Scuba Holiday Package is only available for certified divers. If you wish to complete PADI Open Water Course you are required to take Scuba&Spa Holiday Package, this course is only available during 7 Nights Holidays, due to its length and intensity. If you booked the Spa Holiday Package you can request a payable Discover Scuba Diving Course. Those who have selected the Scuba Holiday Package may book chargeable spa treatments, depending on availability.


Sample of Best of Maldives itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Day
14:00 Meeting at the airport and transfer to main vessel
14:45 Welcome aboard, registration and cabin allocation
17:00 Spa opens for info and reservations
18:00 Crew introduction and safety meeting with Cruise Manager
19:00 Welcome Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Day 2 :
06:00 Morning test dive at Lankan Manta Point
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00–09:30 Breakfast
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
10:30 Second dive at Stingray City
12:15 Yacht sails to Rasdhoo Atoll
13:00 Lunch Buffet
15:30 Third Dive at Rasdhoo Madivaru Channel
15:30–17:45 Snorkelling, water sports and beach visit at Madivaru Finolhu
18:00 Sunset Cocktail at sand bank
19:30 ‘Sunday Roast’ Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Day 3 :
05:45 Morning dive at Kuramathi Kandu with hammerheads
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00–09:30 Breakfast
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
10:00–13:00 Snorkelling, water sports and beach visit at picnic island
10:30 Second dive at Rasdhoo Madivaru
13:00 Lunch Buffet
14:00 Yacht sails to Constance Halaveli Resort area in North Ari Atoll
17:30 Sunset Salutation Yoga at Forecaster Area
18:00 Night Dive at Maaya Thila
19:30 Mexican Dinner

Day 4 :
06:30 Morning dive at Fish Head with sharks
07:00 Beach Yoga Classes at Meerufenfushi Island
08:00–09:30 Breakfast
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
09:00 Yacht sails to Constance Moofushi Resort area
10:30 Second dive at Moofushi Manta Point
13:00 Lunch Buffet
13:00 Vessel sails to Thudufushi Resort area
14:00 Beach visit and water sports at the sand bank
14:30 Third dive at Panettone
18:30 Moonlit BBQ at sandy beach

Day 5 :
06:00 Morning dive at Rangali Madivaru
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00 Yacht sails to Maamigili Island area
08:00-09.30 Breakfast
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
09:15-12:45 First whale shark search trip, snorkelling and diving
13:00 BBQ Lunch Buffet
14:30–17:45 Second whale shark search trip, snorkelling and diving
19:00 Greek Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
20:30 Starry Sky Movie Night at spa deck

Day 6 :
06:00 Morning dive at Kudhima Wreck
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00–09:30 Breakfast
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
09:30 Boat sails to Alimatha Resort area in Vaavu Atoll
12:30 Lunch Buffet
14:00 Second dive at Miyaru Kandu
14:00 Snorkeling and water sports at sand bank
18:00 Night Dive and snorkelling at Alimatha House Reef with nurse sharks
19:00 Italian Fiesta Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Day 7 :
06:30 Morning Dive at Miyaru Kandu
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00–09:30 Breakfast
08:30 Boat sails to South Male Atoll
09:00 Spa opens for treatments
10:30 Second dive at Kandooma Thila
11:00 Snorkelling at the reef
13:00 Buffet Lunch
14:00-15:00 Local Island Maafushi trip and shopping
16:45 Yacht sails to Kurumba Resort area near capital Male’
18:00 Farewell Cocktail
19:00 Pan-Asian Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Day 8 - Check out :
06:30–08:30 Breakfast
07:00 First transfer to Velana International Airport
07:00–08:30 Check-out and bills with Cruise Manager
08:45 Last Transfer to Velana International Airport

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Destinations Central Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Jacuzzi, Water Toys, Massage or Spa, Laundry, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, Russian

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/04/2019 to 04/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
04/05/2019 to 11/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
08/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
15/06/2019 to 22/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
22/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
29/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
06/07/2019 to 13/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
13/07/2019 to 20/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,190.00 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,560.00 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,200.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,200.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Central Maldives 7 nights Sea Star From $2,190.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Cowrie Suite From $2,460.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Dolphin Suite From $2,740.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Manta Suite From $2,960.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills

Useful information

Central Maldives

Period : Liveaboards only run trips year round, with the high season being from November to May.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Northeast Season: December-April (dry monsoon). Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Cyclones are rare but possible in April/May and October/November. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Water temps stay consistent all year round at or above 27 °C through the central atolls, sometimes even reaching a balmy 30 °C. Because visibility is so clear, it is best to wear at least a rash vest for some sun protection underwater.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are reliable and extensive domestic air carriers flying to many places within the country.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.

Diver's reviews (5)

Pierre, 10/12/2018

Wonderful trip! My wife and two young children and me all had a perfect time! Great for divers with non-diving families. We loved it!!! Excellent of everything, best boat i've been to!

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越, 10/10/2018

太感动了,条件好啊!四方线还蛮好的,船也很好,潜导也很好,哈哈哈,谢谢!

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Jason Chu, 22/04/2016

SCUBA Ying 提供了一個很棒的潛水旅程,船行路線是走5方線 總共潛了16支氣瓶,其中包含2支夜潛。整個潛水過程都很棒 除了找鯨鯊的那天的潛點不是很好以外.我是住最經濟型的房型,但是空間也很夠了.餐飲的話比較走印度式及西式,味道ㄧ般。另外還有島上BBQ及上島自由觀光行程 ,活動也蠻豐富的。夜潛真的很棒,一定要去。

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Keith, 02/05/2015

I was in one of the Manta Suites and was grateful for the extra space and 3m wide window looking out onto the ocean. Dolphin suites looked good too. Star sea rooms are surprisngly roomy and have some natural light. Cowrie also looks good and can fit 3 people comfortably. All the rooms have a large bathroom. But if you're claustrophobic - get a room on the maindeck with big windows. The rooms are clean and beautifully done. Bathrooms are pretty big with shampoo, soap etc. Totally delicious hot showers. No hairdryer but you can ask the crew to bring you one if needed. There is UK style power plugs but they had supplied a global adaptor in my room. The chef serves up delicious Asian dishes, as well as standard European fare. Healthy fruit desserts (originally disappointing, ultimately a good idea) are occasionally supplemented by ice cream and chocolate sauce or some other chocolate based scrumptiousness. The coffee is good! The team and crew are magnificent: professional, attentive and fun. The diving, for what i remember walls of fish surrounding me: mantas, turtles, friendly sharks, moray eels, and every colorful friendly fish in between. It's hard to believe you are on a dive boat. You can swap dives for massages to some extent - best to check the rules with the team. I had a 40 min back and shoulder massage and a 55min Balinese massage - Abi is a brilliant masseur. The Wifi on board worked well. Sure you needed to be somewhere where you could get reception. But we could all happily send each other photos, post to Facebook, Skype home, whatever. I hope this helps.

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Piotr, 19/04/2015

Absolutely 5 star experience! Lovely crew, gorgeous dives, spacious boat, wonderful spa and great food, Book it now, really wow!

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