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Scubaspa Yang Liveaboard


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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pampering boat featuring a modern and stylish decoration very rarely found on other operators
  • 15 to 17 dives on the best Maldivian dive sites alongside manta rays and whale sharks
  • The quintessential choice for those travelling with non-diving companions, as it offers not only a diving package, but also a spa package, alongside many other activities
  • Daily yoga classes
  • HD outdoor cinema screen
  • Panoramic hot tub
  • Asian style 300m2 spa that spans two decks with six treatment rooms, a secluded open air deck and a yoga parlour
  • Impressive international wine list, featuring more than 100 wines
  • High staff to guest ratio: crew of 30, including four spa therapists, a yoga master, four highly skilled chefs and a guest services manager
  • Special deals for honeymooners
Main specification
Refurbished: 2015
Lang. spoken:
Length/Width: 50m/11m
Max guests: 40

THE BOAT

Apart from sister vessel Ying, very few boats in the Maldives combine so perfectly luxury, adventure and relaxation as the Scubaspa Yang does. This pampering liveaboard is the perfect holiday option for both divers and non-divers, as it offers not only scuba diving, but also yoga classes and a huge selection of indulging spa treatments from the sumptuous onboard spa.

The gorgeous Scubaspa Yang is 50 meters long and accommodates up to 40 guests in 19 luxurious cabins and suites. They all offer a classy decoration very rarely found on other boats, as well as double beds, their own bathroom, mini-safe and AC. Some of the cabins offer twin share possibility and on others a third bed is available.

This amazing boat features several indoor and outdoor social areas, such as two fully licensed bars, a hot tub and two large sundecks ideal to relax while watching the mesmerizing Maldivian landscape. An Asian style 300m2 spa is one of the highlights onboard and is the largest of its kind in the Maldives. It spans two decks and consists of six treatment rooms, a secluded deck for open-air Thai massages and meditation and a shaded lounge for relaxation and yoga.

The Scubaspa Yang was custom built having in mind every holidayers’ needs, as it offers way more than only diving. Apart from all the spa treatments available, guests can also attend the daily yoga classes to liberate the potential of their body, mind and soul. Complementary fishing rods are also at guests’ disposal, as well as paddle boards and kayaks. Furthermore, an outdoor HD cinema screen shows movies regularly that everybody can enjoy and picnics on deserted islands are also on the schedule.

Food is another aspect that sets this boat apart from other operators, as it offers a fine gourmet local and international cuisine, featuring a variety of dishes prepared freshly in its signature kitchen by the resident chefs. The memorable meals can be accompanied by an exciting wine or champagne (kept in a wine storage at the perfect temperature) from the comprehensive and carefully curated list. The cocktail menu is equally impressive and freshly ground coffee specialties are also served onboard.

The Scubaspa Yang offers three kinds of packages: Scuba, Spa and Scuba & Spa. The Scuba option is open to certified divers only. Once onboard, those who have booked the Spa option can request a Discover Scuba Diving or an Open Water course. Those who have selected the Scuba option may also book spa treatments, depending on availability. In addition, honeymooners have the option of combining a special package with any of these that will turn their honeymoon into an even more unforgettable and romantic one. The boat is also available for private chartering, in which case the whole trip can be tailored to the groups’ individual preferences to ensure everybody enjoys the trip of a lifetime onboard this floating resort.

THE DIVING

The Scubaspa Yang schedules diving cruises all year round and this and sister boat Scubaspa Yang are the only vessels in the Maldives awarded “PADI 5 Star Dive Resort”, offering the whole range of PADI courses. The boat visits several atolls during a cruise to ensure you get to see only the very best Maldivian dive sites, guided by five experienced, multilingual instructors/divemasters.

The main ship is accompanied by a 19 metres auxiliary boat from which all diving activities and some snorkeling sessions are conducted. This smaller dive boat carries the dive equipment, as well as the air compressors (including state-of-the-art nitrox) which guarantees that the main vessel always remains undisturbed from unnecessary noise. Dive equipment is available for rent.

WHEN TO GO

Conditions are at their best between October and May, but the diving is very good all year round, as pelagics are always present. Learn more about when to dive in the Maldives.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book your flight into Male, Maldive’s capital. A member of the Scubaspa Yang staff will be meeting you at 10h00 and transfer you from the airport to the boat, so if you are arriving on this day you should ensure your flight lands in Male well before this time. On the disembarking day, the last transfer to the international airport takes place at 08h45.

ROUTES AND AVAILABILITY

Best of the Maldives
7 nights
Embark/disembark: Malé/Malé
The Best of the Maldives route is designed to show you the best side of Maldives! Visit deserted islands, local villages, idyllic sand banks, experience some breathtaking snorkeling and enjoy world famous dive spots with abundance of manta rays and loads of different shark species. Read more
Best of the Maldives
8 days / 7 nights
Departure: Malé
Arrival: Malé
Certification required: Open Water Diver or equivalent
Number of dives required: No minimum number of dives required but you should be comfortable with drift dives
Points of interest: The Best of the Maldives route is designed to show you the best side of Maldives! Visit deserted islands, local villages, idyllic sand banks, experience some breathtaking snorkeling and enjoy world famous dive spots with abundance of manta rays and loads of different shark species.

As its name indicates, the Best of the Maldives route is designed to show you the best side of Maldives! You will get to visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sand banks. You will also have the opportunity to experience some breathtaking snorkeling on the reefs and enjoy world famous dive spots with abundance of manta rays, loads of different shark species and giant whale sharks. On this itinerary you will visit five atolls: Vaavu, Rasdhoo, Male, South and North Ari.

Maldives has a very special underwater landscape. The country has 26 gorgeous atolls - ring-shaped coral reefs that end up encircling relatively shallow lagoons. These are usually connected to the open ocean through different points through which the water enters and exits, originating channels (called “kandu” locally) with currents rich in nutrients. Based on the reefs’ geographical formation, diving activity in the Maldives can be carried out in either these channels, in the “thilas” or “giris” (underwater rock pinnacles that develop from 30-40 metres to nearly up the surface) or in the “faru” (the edge of the atolls). Learn more about the coral reef system of the Maldives.

If you would like to learn more, the page Diving in the Maldives (Central region) will give you a good understanding about diving in this region.

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SCHEDULE

Best of the Maldives 7 nights 8 days schedule

Day 1: Meeting at Male airport at 10h00 and transfer to the main vessel

Days 2 to 7: Cruising according to the planned route. The schedule includes diving and snorkeling, multiple free activities and daily yoga lessons and spa treatments are also available. Learn more about the full schedule.

Day 8: Check out and transfer to Male Airport (between 07h00 and 08h45)

Price includes
  • Full board (see exceptions under the “Not included” section)
  • Unlimited drinking water • Airport transfers
  • Nitrox
  • Dive guides
  • Tanks and weights
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Morning yoga class
  • Watersports
  • Paddle boards
  • Kayak usage
  • Island tours and barbecues
  • Wi-Fi
  • Honeymooners – “Honeymoon” package, which includes Spa Ritual, fruit plate and champagne
  • “Scuba” package - 15-17 dives
  • “Scuba & Spa” package - 6 dives + 4 spa sessions
  • “Spa” package - 8 spa sessions
  • Sunset alcoholic cocktail on the last night
Price excludes
  • Green fee (mandatory, 42 USD per trip)
  • Crew tips (recommended)
  • 15 liter tanks (5 USD/per dive)
  • Courses
  • Tea, coffee, juices and soft drinks (complimentary for breakfast only)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massages and other spa treatments
  • Dive rental equipment
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BOAT FACILITIES

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Boat
Free WiFi
Saloon
Cabins with air conditioning
Warm water
Spa
Massage
Bar
Safe
Jacuzzi
Sunbeds
Music and video equipment
Charging stations
Non diver (snorkler) friendly
Child-friendly
Food
Local food
Western food
Buffet style
Snacks all day
Alcohol
Vegetarian options
Diving
Nitrox available
Rinse hosts
Dive deck
Dive tender
DIN adaptors
Equipment rental
Boat specification
Boat specification
Year built
2013
Refurbished
2015
Max guests
40
Length
50
Width
11
Number of cabins
19
Engine
CAT C9 Acert
Cabins
Sea Star Cabin
Sea Star Cabin
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
These cabins offer a classy decoration very rarely found on other boats, as well as double beds, their own bathroom, mini-safe and AC. Sea Star cabin nr. 10 offers the possibility of having a third single bed.
Sea Star Cabin
Cowrie Suite
Cowrie Suite
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Lower deck
This cabin offers a classy decoration very rarely found on other boats, as well as a double bed, its own bathroom, mini-safe and AC. The Cowrie Suite includes a sofa-bed that can accommodate a third guest.
Cowrie Suite
Dolphin Suite
Dolphin Suite
Cabin type
Double occupancy
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
These cabins offer a classy decoration very rarely found on other boats, as well as double beds, their own bathroom, mini-safe and AC.
Dolphin Suite
Manta Suite
Manta Suite
Cabin type
Double occupancy + Twin share
Maximum occupancy
2
Aircon
Yes
Private bathroom
Yes
Deck
Main deck
These cabins offer a classy decoration very rarely found on other boats, as well as their own bathroom, mini-safe and AC. Cabin nr. 18 has a double bed and the other ones (nr. 14, 15, 20 and 21) can be booked for double or twin share.
Manta Suite
Equipment rental
Payment on board. Can be ordered when booking
BCD (per trip)USD 60
Regulator (per trip)USD 60
Wetsuit (per trip)USD 60
Dive computer (per trip)USD 60
Torch (per trip)USD 100
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