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Scubaspa Ying

Scubaspa liveaboards bring something unique to the Maldives market: combining diving and spa treatments to deliver one of the most luxurious and relaxing experiences that you can imagine. Perfect for couples where one is a scuba diver and the other loves to be pampered, or where both are looking for a combination of lovely diving plus plenty of rest and relaxation. Why get stuck on a resort when there is something for both of you on this luxury cruise?

Length: 50 metres / 165 foot
Beam: 11 metres / 36 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 22 (44, including spa package guests)
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The boat is as luxurious as you might expect from a floating spa. At 50 m in length, It is huge and beautifully furnished and far from a 'rough and ready' Maldives liveaboard. The boat can accommodate up to 44 guests with a limit of 22 guests ensuring you will dive in small groups during your cruise and have plenty of attention from your guide. Free enriched air nitrox is another bonus not to be overlooked. There are 29 staff members ensuring your every need is catered to. This includes 6 full time spa therapists offering a variety of massages, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments.

There are many relaxation spots on the boat: the open air saloon with adjoining bar, air conditioned restaurant, 2 sun decks and spa areas and quiet shaded spots on various decks. There are spa rooms, a Jacuzzi on the sundeck and a Thai pavilion sundeck for spa therapies or romantic private dining. There is a range of cabins on the middle and lower deck all of which are double or twin and all feature a bed which is King size or larger. The upper deck is home to the sumptuous suites with large windows and hotel-standard finishes.

Saturday to Saturday trips are all in the central atolls and alternate between southern (South Male and Vaavu atolls) and northern (North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari atolls) routes. This means you can stay 2 weeks and each day is something new. You can choose between a diving cruise package, a spa package and a scuba-spa combi package, all for the same price.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls (N) 17 US$ 2,420
10 Dec 17 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls (S) 17 US$ 2,420
17 Dec 24 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls (N) 17 US$ 2,420
24 Dec 31 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls (S) 17 US$ 2,783
31 Dec 7 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls (N) 17 US$ 2,783
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Jan 14 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
14 Jan 21 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
21 Jan 28 Jan 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
28 Jan 4 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Feb 11 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
18 Feb 25 Feb 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
25 Feb 4 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Mar 11 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
11 Mar 18 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
18 Mar 25 Mar 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
25 Mar 1 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Apr 8 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
8 Apr 15 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
29 Apr 6 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
June 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
17 Jun 24 Jun 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
24 Jun 1 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 8 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
8 Jul 15 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
15 Jul 22 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
22 Jul 29 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
29 Jul 5 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 12 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
12 Aug 19 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
19 Aug 26 Aug 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
26 Aug 1 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Sep 9 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
16 Sep 23 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
23 Sep 30 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 2,727
30 Sep 7 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
7 Oct 14 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
14 Oct 21 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
21 Oct 28 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193
28 Oct 4 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 17 US$ 3,193

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More Trip Details...

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water, WiFi, island excursions, yoga classes (depending on availability), return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, 15 - 17 dives or 8 spa treatments (or 6 dives and 4 spa treatments), snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (5 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers, 12% GST, Green Tax (for travel dates before 7 January 2017).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment approx. US$ 180 per week (BCD, regulators, wetsuit), dive insurance, all items purchased on board are subjected to 10% service charge and 12% GST, Green Tax for trips departing January 2017 onwards (US$ 6 per person per night). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Course and Cruise: Special dive course prices are available for those joining Scubaspa Ying cruises. Courses include: Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water Diver Advanced Open Water and specialty courses. For further details and a full list of what the price includes and excludes visit our Blog here: Scubaspa on board course specials.

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, mini-bar, dive computer, torches, all items purchased on board are subjected to 10% service charge and 12% GST. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: The Scubaspa Ying liveaboard departs from Male. The first night of the cruise is spent at anchor at Bandos Island Resort (North route) or Lagoona Beach resort (South route). For more information see our How to get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 1 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non divers since they can take the spa package of 2 treatments per day.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: The 3rd person in a 3-share cabin receives 25% off the published price.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): The boat is not available for full charter. However group discounts are available. Please check with us.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
On the lower deck there are 12 standard Sea Star cabins and 1 Cowrie Suite. The middle deck has 3 Dolphin Suites and 5 Manta suites. All cabins can be double or twin except the Dolphin suites which are doubles. All cabins have en-suite (private) bathroom facilities and a main bed which is at least king size. The Sea Star cabins and Cowrie Suite can be 3 share.

The cabins on the lower deck all have portholes, while those on the middle deck have large panoramic windows. The Manta suites are the largest on the boat.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with toilet and built-in hot water shower cubicle
  • Hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Windows or portholes
  • Safety box
  • Reading lights
  • Bedside cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Minibar (excludes Sea Star cabins)
  • Fire warning system
  • UK-style 3 pin 220V electricity, adaptor in cabin
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • Fire warning system, extinguishers in corridors
No. of bathrooms / showers - 24 / 25 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 29 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • 4 Dive instructor/Divemasters
  • 6 Spa therapists
  • 2 Captains
  • 3 Cooks
  • 3 Waiters
  • 3 Maids
  • Engineer
  • 3 Deck hands
  • 3 dhoni crew
The onboard spa houses 6 treatment rooms and a secluded deck for open air Thai massages. 6 professional spa therapists will offer a variety of massages, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments. All treatment rooms give you a beautiful view of the Indian ocean and Maldives atolls.

Motorised dive dinghy - Dive platform and kit up area - Dining area with bar, TV, video player, music system, computer, CD burner and internet - Movie library, books and magazines, fish ID books and card games - open air saloon with bar - 2 Sundecks shaded areas with sun chairs, Jacuzzi and sundeck spa area - 6 spa treatment rooms.

Diving is conducted from the 19m dhoni tender. The dhoni is equipped with a toilet and shower as well as ladders and rinse tanks. The dhoni also houses the compressors so the main boat remains quiet even when tanks are being filled.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
As you might expect of a luxury holiday cruise with spa treatments and top quality diving in the Maldives, the 'fine dining' experience is a high priority onboard Scubaspa Ying. The varied menu includes influences from cuisines such as Maldivian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Chinese, Italian and Japanese as well as international dishes and each week features an island barbecue.

3 times a day you can enjoy a fine dining experience complimented by finger food service and mini-bar snacks. You can even arrange private waiter service for romantic meals in secluded areas of the boat. Specialty coffees and an extensive wine cellar including port, dessert wines, and the best vintages of Old and New World wines add to the deluxe nature of the Scubaspa Ying experience.
  • Air-conditioned restaurant and open-air dining areas with private waiter service.
  • 3 main dishes per sitting, buffet with waiter service.
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water and fruit are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, fruit juices, milk shakes, mineral water and beer are available for purchase and there is a large cocktail and wine list.
  • Minibar snacks and drinks are available in cabins (except Sea Star cabins)
  • The dining service normally begins with afternoon snacks; breakfast is served on the final morning.
  • Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.
Sample dishes: Chinese style Chicken Chow Mein, Sashimi made in Polynesian Style, Sushi Maki, California Maki, Surf & Turf - prime fillet of beef accompanied by fresh shrimps ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2013
  • Size - 50m x 11m
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 570 HP Caterpillar engines
  • 2 x 86 KW generators
  • 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
  • 30 x 12 l aluminium tanks with Intl adaptors
  • Electricity 220V - 24-hours per day
  • Water capacity - 22,540 litres
  • Freshwater maker - 3,000 litres / day
  • Fuel capacity - 19,000 litres

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 1 dhoni dive tender
  • Motorised dinghy
  • Raymarine VHF radio
  • Garmin GPS
  • No radar
  • Garmin sounder
  • Plotter
  • Mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light & horn
  • Life raft (capacity 70 people)
  • Life jackets throughout
  • Fire detectors & extinguishers throughout
  • Emergency oxygen - quantity unknown
  • Medic first aid box
  • Customer diving insurance is NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

Customer rating - Excellent
"Everything was perfect, excellent: the boat, the service and the staff as well. We had a really great time there. We were absolutely satisfied." - , Hungary, 16 February 2015 ...



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