Scubaspa Ying, Maldives

from US$ 265 / day
  • Free Internet
  • Nitrox available
9.310 "Superb"   17 Verified Reviews
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    The 50m Scubaspa Ying is a unique liveaboard located in the Maldives and expertly combines luxury scuba diving with luxury spa treatments to create the pinnacle of luxury liveaboards and sister ship to the ScubaSpa Yang. There are 29 staff members onboard Scubaspa Ying including 6 full time spa therapists. Scubaspa Ying has a variety of cabins and suites to meet the needs and expectations of every guest. All rooms are spacious, elegant and serene. The restaurant offers fine dining with an international flair and the finest wines.

    Scubaspa Ying schedules diving cruises year round to the central atolls in the Maldives. The vessel can accommodate up to 44 passengers but only accommodates 22 divers. This allows divers personal attention from the dive crew for a fantastic dive excursion. Scuba Divers will enjoy spectacular diving on the best atolls in the Maldives. Scubaspa Ying is accompanied by its own spacious, well equipped dive boat, which serves as a floating dive centre.

    Not only a great choice for divers, Scubaspa Ying caters perfectly to non-divers also. Non-divers can choose the 'Spa Package' which includeds 8 spa treatments, but a variety of activities are also available on board. Included in all packages is daily morning yoga, snorkeling the clear blue waters of the Maldives, BBQ on a sandy island, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Whether you are a scuba diver, spa lover or both, Scubaspa Ying is the perfect liveaboard holiday for you.

    Guests on thier Honeymoon will receive sparkling wine for two plus a Spa ritual for two, plus photo packages are avaialbel to create memories for a lifetime to take home. (ask for more details when booking). Reserve online today.

    Prices are exclusive of VAT & Green Tax.

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    Included: Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Weights, Belts, All meals

    Excluded: 12% VAT,

    15% supplement for Christmas and New Year, additional dives/Spa treatments, dive rental equipment (approx. USD 300 per week), alcohol and soft drinks, juices; tea coffee except breakfasts, any shopping onboard, unusual transfers. Please Note: As of January 2017 Green Tax will be $6 per day and payable on board

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    Boat features

    • Laundry Service
    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Massage
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Free Internet
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Hot Tub

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English and Japanese.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • 15L tanks:USD 5 per dive
    • Wetsuit:USD 12 per day (USD 60 per week)
    • Regulator:USD 12 per day (USD 60 per week)
    • BCD:USD 12 per day (USD 60 per week)
    • Dive Computer:USD 12 per day (USD 60 per week)
    • U/W photo camera rental:GoPro 4 Camera USD 30 per day (USD150 per week)

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Scubaspa Ying Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Length:50 m
    • Beam:11.2 m
    • Engines:2 no CAT C9 Acert 503 BHP
    • Max guests:22 (44 pax in total including spa package guests)
    • Number of cabins:21
    • Number of bathrooms:24
    • Tenders:diving dhoni with CAT C7 275 BHP engine
    • Water capacity:22540 liter
    • Fuel capacity:19000 liters
    • Freshwater maker:2 no Aquagiv 260 ltr/hr

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • GPS
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Scubaspa Ying Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 17 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Fantastic experience with hospitality from the crew and guide, definitely a first choice cruise for both divers and honeymooners! Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in October

    Lucky to dive with so many mantas and night dive with nurse shark and sting ray swimming so near! All beautiful creatures!

    Recommended for

    1. Considerate crew 2. Fantastic dive sites. 3. Experience guides

    Trip of a lifetime! Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in October

    We loved the diving! Just being in the Maldives was a dream come true but then to be on Scuba Spa Ying and all that the crew did to make our time special, fun and unique was truly amazing. We loved the BBQ on the beach evening and of course the diving.

    Recommended for

    The boat, the crew and the diving !

    Best trip of our lives - can't wait to go back! Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in September

    This was by far the best trip me and my husband have taken. I'll try to be through in the review as I think they can be really helpful as you're making a decision. Overall, this is the way to go if you want to see more of the Maldives and don't care for sitting still at a resort. We stopped in three different islands for different reasons (beach time, BBQ, sightseeing) and just the travel through the atoll and islands you can see along the route is something very special. We cannot wait to go back!!! BOAT & CREW The boat is extremely comfortable and for us, both divers, the spa is a nice add (and a great option for non-divers who just want a relaxing vacation). The rooms were spacious, clean, and the staff was EXTREMELY nice and attentive, make you feel special. The food was OK with a nice variety and lots of fresh fruits (which I love). The BBQ night was incredible and super fun. DIVING The whole dive operation is best-in-class. From the dhoni to the crew, we could not have asked for better service. They looked for the best dives spots (which can vary based on weather and diving conditions) and are very organized with the dives, but in a very relaxed way, which is really nice. Both my husband and I took the opportunity to get our Advanced Open Water certification onboard and our dive master, Rita, was wonderful. They offer 17 dives in 7 days!! You can't ask for more adventure and fun than that. We saw mantas and sting rays, lots of sharks, whale shark, turtles, and all sorts of beautiful fish. The night dive is a MUST DO... It's incredible. A FEW THINGS TO NOTE: --You should make sure you book your departing flight late on the last day of the trip so you can take advantage of all dives the day before - my husband and I didn't know we were diving on Friday, so we had to skip two dives (to make sure we had 24h of surface time before flying). It's better to maybe stay overnight in Hulhumale or Male, unless you are OK with possibly missing some dives on the last day. -- Another thing we did not know before going is that if you want to pay the balance of the trip with a credit card, there's a 2% fee. Not a huge deal but slightly annoying that we were not informed of that before. -- Make sure you bring cash for the water sports (optional activity) as they do not take credit card. I highly recommend the parasailing in Maafushi - super fun!

    Recommended for

    Dives, Crew, Comfort

    United Kingdom
    Look no further book this one. Maldives Central - South Tour, Maldives in August

    The boat is very luxurious just what you require after three spectacular dives a day. The food is plentiful, varied and delicious. The accommodation is very comfortable and spotless. The diving guides are very calm, knowledgeable and helpful. The dive sites are varied with lots of sea life great for spotting sharks.The added bonus is the spa and yoga. The attention to detail from staff and facilities on this liverboard is remarkable. Thanks Scubaspa for a wonderful experience!

    Recommended for

    Crew, attention to detail, food, diving and boat.

    The one thing you should do Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in August

    The best part was a night dive with around 100 nurse sharkes. I can highly recommend the trip since the dive is Amazing and the boat was big, stable and fully relaxing. You dont have to do anything if you dont want to exept diving.

    Recommended for

    Staff, Boat and Dives

    One of the best vacations ever Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in August

    Great atmosphere bringing together new dive buddies from around the world.

    Recommended for

    Awesome boat and cabin, great crew and super professional dive guides (Shakko!)

    Beautiful trip, amazing dives & fantastic crew! Maldives Central - South Tour, Maldives in August

    I had such an amazing time on the scubaspa yang, there is nothing that i didnt like! The boat Itself was just amazing, big and Very exclusive! The Staff were wonderful, the most sincere loving people!! And the diving- well nedless to say, MALDIVES-diving beats everything! Beautiful dive sites guided by the best most passionate instructors! A trip to remember for life!!!

    Recommended for

    Diving, Staff and the boat!

    Awesome Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in June

    The night dive with the shark The Mantas

    Recommended for

    Nothing to worry about. Best dive sites. Very good boat

    United States
    Fabulous liveaboard & location - 5 stars all around! Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in May

    This was our first liveaboard experience, and I'm afraid I've been spoiled! The Ying is beautiful - very luxe, wonderful rooms, plenty of public space - and the spa is to die for! You feel like you're in a fabulous spa at home (but then realize it's actually on a ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean!). The treatments were all terrific and the masseuses really have a lot of experience. Between my husband & myself, we indulged in a 5 massages, 1 facial, and one anniversary package (massage & scrub & wrap) - this last one was on the house due to our celebration, and it was such a nice touch! This was a highlight of the boat that definitely sets it apart from other liveaboard vessels. The diving in the Maldives (our reason for going) was top-notch, and our crew was experienced and very capable. We saw everything we could have hoped to see - mantas, so many turtles, multiple whale sharks, schools of fish like I've never seen before (and we've dived a good number of prime diving sites in the world), etc. etc. Matt & his entire liveaboard crew went out of their way to make all of our vacations memorable, and we enjoyed it all - the sandbar & island stops, BBQ night on the deserted island, etc etc. All fantastic! We happened to go in the low season (late May), but our sea conditions were fine (I think visibility was lower than normal, though it was still decently good for us - about 20-30m)...and allowed us to have some significant discount in the pricing (25% lower than peak season). A few important details: Wifi is free and included (not so in many liveaboards), staterooms were plush (we were in a manta suite with a huge window), food is abundant and great (loved the pre-morning dive coffee service & treats). Can't wait to go back again!

    Recommended for

    Diving, luxury ship with scuba/spa both available, wonderful crew

    Very good
    Very good, really enjoyed Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in April

    Night dive with sharks

    Recommended for

    Management, boat comfort, crew

    South Africa
    This is an awesome way to see the Maldives Maldives Central - South Tour, Maldives in April

    Night dive with the sharks and rays at Alimaatha. Whale shark spotting. Manta point was awesome. Sand bank in the middle of the ocean was fabulous and a lovely BBQ on a desert island with all the glitz and glamour!

    Recommended for

    Ease of accessibility to dive sites, spa treatments available if required, BBQ on desert island

    Nice trip Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in November

    Very good experience. Everything is perfect. We really enjoy the trip.

    Recommended for

    diving, beach, sunshine

    High Quality Services and Luxurious Ship Maldives Central - South Tour, Maldives in May

    The staffs and crews are very friendly and attended to our needs. The diving dhoni is very big and comfortable. Love the jacuzzi on board! The room and toilet are spacious. Very impressive and pleasant experience!

    Recommended for

    Friendly staffs and crews, excellent facilities, delicious food

    It was a trip that any diver will dream of. Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in April

    It was very good experience. It wä our first liveaboard and we're worried that we will get bored. It was exectly the opposite. If I had the time I would go again even this year.

    Recommended for

    1. One of the best dive guides (Imran). 2. Comfort in diving preperation. 3. good diving sites.

    Perfect Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in March


    Recommended for

    Dives , service, confort

    Very good
    Excellent idea to combine scuba and spa, but disappointed by underwater scenery. Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in February


    Recommended for

    staff, cabin comfort, overall organization

    Very good
    Luxury liveaboard Maldives Central - North Tour, Maldives in March

    Comfortable boat, friendly staff, good onboard service including spa treatments, food could be better - more "local" food. Some dive guides not so dedicated. Except sharks and mantas, other dives were quite average.

    Recommended for

    Sharks, mantas, comfortable boat

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