Scubaspa Yang, Maldives

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Highlights

  • Winner of the South Asian Travel Awards Leading Liveaboard 2016 – 2018.
  • On-board yoga and an Asian-style spa offer the ultimate floating relaxation experience.
  • Enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ on an uninhabited white sandbank followed by snorkelling in a lagoon.
  • Witness incredible marine diversity, including mantas, whale sharks, hammerheads, reef and guitar sharks.

As the sister vessel of Scubaspa Ying, the 50m Scubaspa Yang Liveaboard is sure to give you an unforgettable and relaxing dive holiday in the Maldives. Offering dive liveaboard trips year-round, the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard experience will remain with you long after your journey home. Enjoy spectacular diving in the Maldives with experienced dive guides. Scubaspa Yang is accompanied with its own dive dhoni, which will allow you to dive with exceptional ease, along with 5 experienced dive instructors/divemasters who will ensure your safety and enjoyment. The yacht is also an authorized PADI 5-star dive resort. 

The food is a mix of both local and International fine cuisine freshly prepared in the professionally designed kitchen. With ample deck space, a lounge with a comfortable outdoor seating area, jacuzzi and 3 professional spa therapists on board, you are sure to leave the Scubaspa Yang in a highly relaxed state. World wines and champagnes available and have been kept to the perfect temperature. 

The Scubaspa Yang not only offers amazing trips for avid divers, but also for those wishing to relax in comfort and style, whilst also enjoying the beauty of the Maldives. Non-divers can enjoy the 'Spa Holiday' which includes 8 spa treatments. Many other activities are available onboard, including yoga classes every morning, snorkeling the clear turquoise waters of the Maldives, beach visits, BBQ's, fishing, kayaking, stand-up-paddleboarding and so much more. A vacation on the Scubaspang is the ideal for anyone wanting to combine the beauty of the underwater world with true relaxation.

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Included: Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Welcome Cocktails, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Diving Package, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Yoga.

Required Extras: 12% VAT, Environment Tax (6 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (30 USD per trip), Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Special Dinner, Extra Dives (90-240 USD), Nitrox, Nitrox Course (300 USD), Private Dive Guide (1,200-1,500 USD per trip), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (70-890 USD), Snorkeling Guide (15 USD per trip), Laundry / Pressing Services, Massage, Spa.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Scubaspa Yang Liveaboard Deck Plan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 50 m
  • Beam 11.2 m
  • Engines 2 no CAT C9 Acert 503 BHP
  • Max guests 40
  • Number of cabins 19
  • Number of bathrooms 24
  • Tenders diving dhone with CAT C7 275 BHP engine
  • Water capacity 22540 liter
  • Fuel capacity 19000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 2 no Aquagiv 260 ltr/hr

Boat Navigation and Safety

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

Scubaspa Yang Reviews

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • 130 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.6
  2. Crew
    9.5
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    9.3
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • FRANCOIS D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Fantastic

Whale shark

Recommended for
Food, crew, other guests
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tia G
  • United States United States
Amazing boat with attentive, friendly and fun staff.

everything was amazing!

Recommended for
food, staff, accomodations
  • 7.6 Good
  • Chris M
  • United States United States
Excellent week of diving

Quality of dive sites Great vegetarian food Friendly staff

Recommended for
Crew Cabin Environment
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • LEUNG K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Beach BBQ and Sunset Bar

The Beach BBQ and Sunset Bar

Recommended for
Cabin, Crews, Foods
  • 8.4 Very good
  • clare P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great boat. Diving safe but uninspiring.

Interesting that the review only asks for what was good. The boat was great, the food was very good and the diving operation was safe and well run. What was not so good was the fact that as the boat runs alongside its sister ship Ying, there could be almost 50 divers on a site at one time. The Maldives is very busy with dive boats now and the size of this boat together with the fact it often travels as a pair, meant many dive sites were over run. Managing this number of divers meant that divers were often tied down with reef hooks and encouraged to stay in one place for large parts of dives. For this reason I wouldn’t use again.

Recommended for
Boat, Food, Safety
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Victoria L
  • France France
Exceptionnal

Amazing dives with professional guides, the food was just amazing, dinner on a beach, cocktail on a sand bank, party on the boat. Everything was just wonderful 10/10 !

Recommended for
Design of the boat and cabin, friendly staff, delicious food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Andrew C
  • Australia Australia
One of the Best Liveaboards I’ve done

1. Great ways to see the Maldives from the boat. 2. The island dinner was excellent. 3. Great choice of dive options and quality briefings with highly experienced dive-masters

Recommended for
1. Well organised. Intelligent dive masters. Quality briefings. Excellent dive maps. / 2. Excellent cabins wth good air-conditioning /. 3. Right attitude for a #17 dive preparation with good balance of dive options
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Igor E
  • Russia Russia
Awesome diving and crew. 5 star hotel on board

Diving, diving and diving They are choosing the best dive sites

Recommended for
Whale shark diving, nurse sharks, mantas
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrew S
  • Australia Australia
Perfection

Everything

Recommended for
Diving , Staff, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Matthias F
最高の旅でした。またリピートします!

ダイブクルーズは初めてで色々と心配事は多かったのですが、初日にして全てが吹き飛びました。 4度目のモルディブでしたが、初めてジンベイザメも見ることができたし今までで最高の旅になりました。 今まで毎度リゾートに滞在していたことを後悔したほど。 もっと早くから知っていたかったです。 食事は毎日趣向を凝らして楽しませてくれます。流石に高級リゾートとのそれと比べるとやや劣りますが、それでも毎食十二分に楽しめる内容でした。 ダイビング用のレンタル機材も全て新しく、整備も行き届いていて快適でした。普段4XLの服を着ている大柄な主人にも対応できる品揃えだったのはありがたかったです。 Scuba Spaと名乗るだけあって、Spaのマッサージも最高でした。 ゆらゆらと揺られながら受けるマッサージはまさに極上です。 ダイビングチームもとても素晴らしく、インストラクター、ボートクルー、それぞれに本当に良くしてくれました。 いつかまた参加したいです。

Recommended for
・全てのサービスが滞りなく行き渡っていたこと ・親切で丁寧、何事も迅速に動いてくれる働き者の各クルー ・クルーザーにしては広めの客室
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tisha G
  • United States United States
Amazing all future trips will be on a live aboard!

This was one of the best decisions I've ever made and I don't even dive! Five star everything while floating through the amazing Maldives. It has set the bar for all future travel and we will definitely be doing it again in another part of the world. New experiences, new friends and new appreciation for live aboard travel! Thank you!

Recommended for
Beautiful Boat, 5 Star Staff and Service, Always on the move
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Manuela G
  • Italy Italy
Great slow-pace liveaboard

Night dive with nurse sharks, barbecue by a desert island, rich sealife

Recommended for
Boat, dive team, customer service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pablo M
  • Spain Spain
We feel very special and will always remember and cherish the moment we spent in livaboard paradise!

The nurse shark and the special attention from the crew. I love the yoga and the gym to burn off the inevitable hearty appetite we develop devouring buffet. Trully a excellent Buttler Service Experience!

Recommended for
Nurse shark dive, feeling like a princess in honeymoon package and sunset swimming then bbq party was superb!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Bas G
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Fantastic

Fishhead dive site Diving with the nurse sharks at night

Recommended for
Friendships, diving and service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • JONAS R
  • Sweden Sweden
SUPER 👍👍👍👍

Mantas...🤩🤩🤩

Recommended for
Diving,the crew,food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Katie R
  • United States United States
Beyond incredible!

This has been our best Liveaboard experience we have ever had! The boat is stunning, the food was absolutely incredible (with lots of options) and the diving could not have been better. Mantas, whale shark, currents, colors, it had everything! The currents here are very strong and a reef hook is needed on most dives so the diving in the Maldives is not for beginners but it has to date been the best diving experience that we have had and we have been to some pretty incredible places. I couldn’t recommend this boat any more highly and we cannot wait to visit again :)

Recommended for
The boat, the big fish, the food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Caroline H
  • Sweden Sweden
Diving, service and the boat was perfect!

The dives and everything around that. The diving boat was perfect

Recommended for
Dive guides, my cabin and the service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gina M
  • Australia Australia
Stunning

Our cabin (#14) was on the main deck had so much space and was central to everything. The food was outstanding, every meal had so much choice. Island trips were organised so well and everything ran like clock work. The staff were always pleasent and happy and our dive guide new all the good spots to take us.

Recommended for
The food, the services and the all of the staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carolyn U
  • Canada Canada
Best dive holiday ever

The wildlife was the ultimate highlight of this trip. There was so much life on these reefs! There were dives for different skill levels, and I was definitely happy that I took the nitrox course so that I got that longer bottom time to hang with the sharks at their cleaning stations. The staff were all wonderful: the dive guides were experienced and helpful, the chefs and servers were skilled in their crafts, the bartender was friendly and available, the behind-the-scenes guys were just that—returning to a perfectly refreshed room daily. I enjoyed the spa treatment I received as well. Totally fantastic experience! I can't wait to go back! Thanks a heap to the scubaspa team!!

Recommended for
diving service accommodation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nick C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Setting the highest standard for Liveaboard diving trips worldwide

Sharks and Manta Rays

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Vessel comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jane M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fab experience

My husband Graham who is a very experienced diver, loved the diving; the guides and areas explored were amazing. I enjoyed the spa treatments, so enjoyable and relaxing. I also enjoyed the yoga which l haven’t done before. Food was exceptional, great variety of drinks and the staff were all exceptional. The trip was everything promised. A 5 star hotel at sea.

Recommended for
Luxury, space, comfort
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andrew S
  • Australia Australia
Friendly, experienced and professional team, catered for every need so we enjoyed a spectacular live aboard experience.

Great diving, personalised service and friendly, well trained, experienced staff, terrific boat, very comfortable accommodation, wonderful food and very well-planned programme.

Recommended for
Great diving, excellent company, accommodation and food, exceptional live aboard staff and organisation.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Micheal S
  • United States United States
Best liveaboard experience over the past 20 years of diving

It was 100% pleasant atmosphere on the boat. Dive guides were professional, competent, made diving safe and easy. Can't say enough about the service - the staff went out of their way to help you enjoy your stay. They were always there to assist you in any way necessary. Food, drink, gear - you never had to ask. Perfect amount of diving and relaxation. The boat was also environmentally friendly, which is very important to us, especially considering that other boats in the area didn't seem much bothered by their guests' littering. One small complaint - the shower in the cabin was on the small side, especially if you are a larger person. Overall, it was an amazing experience. We loved every minute of our trip. Would not hesitate to book them again.

Recommended for
Staff, service, diving
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Peter O
  • United States United States
Wonderful trip aboard the Yang... with a couple of hiccups

The fantastic: The yang was the most luxurious boat I've been on (and don't expect I will come across one in the future this deluxe). All needs were attended to by a super friendly crew that were a joy to hang around with for over a week. The manta diving was an incredible experience that will be hard to top. Hiccups: We missed a few dives due to mechanical problems both with the mother ship and dive dhoni. No reparations were offered. Separately, like most places these days, the dive sites were beautiful but at times there was garbage on the reef and in sand channels. I would encourage the dive operator (if they are not already doing so) to organize clean up dives as this could be a hindrance to future business at some point.

Recommended for
Luxurious Boat, Super friendly crew and fellow guests, Incredible diving
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Johann Y
  • Norway Norway
Fantastic liveaboard!

Great diving and standard of the boat, exceptional dining and unpeccable service

Recommended for
Service, boat standard, combination of diving and spa
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Richard L
  • Canada Canada
Amazing liveaboard, great service

Observing the Mantas and a shark whale from close up. Amazing

Recommended for
comfort, ease of diving, excellent food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • daniel S
  • Switzerland Switzerland
PERFEKT!!!

The hole trip was a highlights for us. Starting with the Crew, go on with the Room and the Boat Comfort, top it with the great food and the events and endet with the top Dive Guides! It was a PERFEKT Trip! We will be back!!!

Recommended for
Friendliness, Crew Service, Rest
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lui C
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
A truely memorable dive trip

The staffs were super nice and helpful that they will try to do all they could to makesure everyone was satisfied and happy in the trip. The dives were great espeacilly the night dive with nurse sharks and sting rays. Crazy and responsible dive guides ensured everyone was safe and had great dives. The food especially dinner desserts were simply AMAZING and they seldom repeat, you can tell they paid lots of attention in every details to make you satisfy. Truly wish to join them again in the future.

Recommended for
Dives, amazing food, very helpful and friendly staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jessica M
  • Canada Canada
Exceptional week in the Maldives and fantastic ship; however the booking experience was lacklustre.

Diving and meeting great people from around the world.

Recommended for
rooms, diving and friendliness of the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • sarah T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Much more than we imagined

Well we had 1 diver &1 non diver and they catered for both, the diving was fantastic and the snorkelling was amazing, we were well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. It was an amazing Holiday, we saw Manta Rays Whale Sharks, Electric Rays, Dolphins and much more

Recommended for
Staff, Food & Boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kendra R
  • United States United States
Relaxing, high quality service

Everything was so comfortable and well organized. Diving was excellent with attentive guides in beautiful waters. We recommend the whale shark hunt be stopped due to well being of both sharks and humans. Only criticism was they should have more vegetarian options- more than rice and salad. Overall, excellent, 2nd time onboard Scuba Spa, and likely more to come!

Recommended for
Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Well organized. Great facilities.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Yrjö T
  • Finland Finland
weather was nice and people on the boat were very nice

Meet other people, night dive with nurse sharks

Recommended for
Food, people, sun
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Randall L
  • Singapore Singapore
Exceptional and luxurious liveaboard

Fantastic boat with very comfortable and plush furniture. The boat even has a mini gym! Very good food on board with a variety of cuisine. Diving itinerary was great and it showed the highlights even for the shorter 5D4N trip. Food was very good with fresh produce and very good presentation.

Recommended for
The design, build quality and comfort of the boat was excellent. Food served on board was great!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sanjay K
  • India India
FANTASTIC SHARK WEEK IN THE MALDIVES

1. Multiple Shark Dives, with opportunity to see multiple sharks 2. Excellent boat cabin with a lot of luxury and thought placed on comfort and taking resort level comfort to the sea. 3. Great dive team and boat staff. 4. Overall great diving, truly a best of Maldives dive itinerary.

Recommended for
BOAT/ROOM COMFORT AND FACILITIES, EXCELLENT DIVING, GREAT PEOPLE
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Leona N
  • Australia Australia
A very professional and well run operation - can't be faulted.

Great to swim with a whale shark; plenty of marine life; good weather throughout; kitchen sent out varied, fresh and interesting food; great masseur in the spa; what more do you want?

Recommended for
Excellent staff & guest relations; nice pace to keep the interest up; comfort all the way
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ross H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic trip, superb staff and food. Good diving despite the weather and average visibility.

Manta dive and shark night dive. The staff and dive team The food

Recommended for
The really good dives, The people, the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ryan C
  • Australia Australia
Best liveaboard experience!!

Do not think twice about choosing ScubaSpa as your provider for a live aboard trip in the Maldives. The boats are huge, new and beautifully crafted. Enough space for everyone to find their own place to relax in-between dives but also to hang out and mingle if that's what you're feeling. The food was always plentiful and delicious with a different theme each day. The diving was first class, made even more enjoyable by the happy, friendly and fun dive guides. Cannot speak highly enough of our experience only to say that we will be going back to do another trip and that certainly says something as we are usually a 'don't do it twice' type people.

Recommended for
Boat, dives, crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sara Skou A
  • Denmark Denmark
Floating 5-star hotel

The boat was like a true 5-star hotel on water. Excellent food of high quality with great selection and variety. Special events like BBQ on the beach and sunset cocktail on a deserted island was great add-ons to an already packed and exciting program. The dive crew was great and delivered spectacular dives. I would recommend to go in Dec-Mar, where you have higher visibility in the water and better weather.

Recommended for
Food, boat, dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Desmond F
  • Australia Australia
Sad to Leve , I need another week

The staff were amazing right across the whole process from booking to boat hands. The Spa was too expensive especially for people coming from Asia if the Spa was priced at half the price it was advertised at I would have definitely a few .... Till next time , Keep Smiling Des Finegan

Recommended for
Staff, Value , Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Danielle D
  • Philippines Philippines
Magical Maldives aboard the ScubaSpa Ying

The whole team was secretly planning a birthday surprise for me! From the LiveAboard reservations team (Thank you Faye), to the ScubaSpa cruise manager (Thank you Mario!), to my wonderful dive master (Thank you Tinny!!) 😁 making for an absolutely woooonderful and magical trip!! I was surprised underwater and above water, we were blessed with giant manta rays and a bright rainbow ! We navigated through sun & rain, visited many wonderful dive sites, enjoyed super relaxing spa treatments, and made deep and lasting friendships ❤️⚓️🌊🐠☯️🧜🏽‍♀️

Recommended for
Excellent Service, Luxury feel of the boat, Wonderful cruise manager & dive team
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marta S
  • Poland Poland
Amazing week onboard and underwater

Night dive with nurse sharks is enough good reason to go there. Amazing marine life. Very experienced and friendly crew. Modern, spacious vessel with a lot of room to relax. Delicious food. Perfect balance between diving and rest.

Recommended for
5 star diving, caring and friendly crew, comfortable boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rainer W
  • Germany Germany
Great experience!

Manta rays and Waleshark

Recommended for
Diving, Friendliness, Service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Thorkild P
  • Denmark Denmark
First time on liveaboard setting the barre up high

Meeting new divers from all over the world Nightdiving Meals provided.

Recommended for
Diving seeing sharks, stingrays and mantarays. Service on diveboat during dives. Service on board
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Bader A
  • Kuwait Kuwait
2nd and 3rd trip on this boat and already planning a 4th..enough said!

My 2nd trip was booked through Liveaboard.com in September '17 then I went on a my 3rd trip on the Yang in late Feb '18 but I booked directly through them. All the positives from my previous review still as they are if not even better. The quality of food, rooms, service, and dives are top notch. I wish they would still continue making the short video at the end of the trip as they did on my first visit with them back in Nov '16. Other than that, everything was great. A big thank you to Martin, Abby, Asereth, Mox, Javid, Bobbo, Maraj, Azad, the Captians Ali and Nemo (we miss you), the waiters, chefs and housekeeping (sorry I forgot your names) and the rest of the staff. I am already planning a 4th trip for Nov '18. Hope to see all then. Regards, Bader

Recommended for
Dives, Food and Staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden
Luxury liveaboard diving holiday

Diving was extraordinary. Our dive guides showed us reefs and marine life that exceeded expectations.Food and beverages were exceptional, with great variety and everything prepared to perfection. Crew is fantastic, with everybody going out of their way to ensure the best possible guest experience. The boat offers very comfortable cabins and a luxurious spa. All in all this is a liveaboard experience above anything else that I have experienced and I am already looking forward to my next trip with Scubaspa.

Recommended for
Diving, dining and relaxing
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Fredrik O
  • Sweden Sweden
Luxury boat, great service and diving

The diving was great, however the attitude of our dive guide was a bit bitter. And I was missing hanging out with the dive guides after-dive. But, that is minor, the dives were great. I highly recommend Open Water Advanced certification to get the most out of the dives. The currents can be strong, so good physique is a plus. The dive sites were well chosen. We saw lots of mantas (almost too much), eagle rays, white-tip- and grey reef shark, tiger shark (rare), whale shark, napoleon fish, octopus, hawksbill turles and of course loads of reef fish. The food is great, having lived on a local island a week before the liveaboard I know how the food in the Maldives can be, the boat served excellent food. Great coffee, superb cocktails. We had 27 staff and 22 guests on our trip, so the service level was perfect. The guests were very nice, I travelled alone, but met really good people to hang out with. I would say the trip is good value. Yes, it is more expansive than some of the other liveaboards, but the boat is great and the service level very good.

Recommended for
The diving, the guests and the service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anja D
  • Germany Germany
Diving in paradise

We spent an amazing week on the Scubaspa Yang! Awesome diving, great guides and staff. Nice people on the boat from all over the world. Expect luxurious and spacious cabins with big super comfortable bathrooms. The dive spots turned out to be a bit challenging sometimes with really strong currents, even for AOWD. Visibility was basically good to excellent. There’s no better way to experience the underwater world of the Maldives. We will definitely come again in a few years!!!

Recommended for
Diving & snorkeling with whale sharks, the night dive with nurse sharks and stingrays, my 40th birthday celebration
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Johnnes Leonardo P
  • South Africa South Africa
Holiday of a lifetime!

Every Dive was amazing! Fantastic Dive crew, An incredible crew who are totally service orientated and so friendly. Comfortable living, with lots of space. Delicious food. Every thing we could have wished for and more! Thank you Scubaspa Yang!!!

Recommended for
Diving, Crew,Comfort, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Warren C
  • Canada Canada
First Liveaboard experience will be hard to beat

Thank you to the ScubaSpa Yang for an amazing Christmas trip. This was our first liveaboard experience after 2 decades of diving. We have been reluctant to try a liveaboard because we love luxurious accommodations. The ScubaSpa does not fall short...she is a beautifully appointed boat that serves luxury resort food. The staff and crew will accommodate your every need and you will get that 5 star resort feel as you move from dive site to dive site.

Recommended for
Accommodation, crew and food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Andre E
  • Germany Germany
The best week of our lives!

We both agree this was the best week of our lives. Neither myself or my husband have ever stayed on a Liveaboard before and I’ll admit we were pretty nervous about being stuck on the sea. Turns out we absolutely Love being on the sea. I am even contemplating asking scuba spa for a job! The boat is IMMACULATE, the staff are IMMACULATE, the dive boat, crew and plans are IMMACULATE. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and the other guests all agreed on departure. We dived with dolphins, nurse sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, turtles and so much more but it was really the boat that made the trip so unforgettable. The staff could not have been more friendly, the rooms are beautiful, the views are incredible, the dives are amazing and the whole thing has changed my life completely - I won’t be staying in a boring landlocked hotel again! Thank you scubaspa!

Recommended for
The staff, the boat, the places
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Carlos Antonio A
  • Netherlands Netherlands
It was fantastic!!!

It was magical! All the dives had something new and amazing!!! The boat is big and comfortable. We'll definitely go back!!!

Recommended for
The confort of the boat, the kindness of the dive guides and the kindness of the boat crew.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maureen S
  • Canada Canada
Great Experience!

Diving/Snorkeling - it was great that we (a diver and a non-diver) could both do what we wanted, see so much of the Maldives and still spend time together! The spa was fantastic! The staff and food on Scubaspa Yang were spectacular. We would definitely travel with Scubaspa again!

Recommended for
Diving, Food, Staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mette S
  • Denmark Denmark
Great

Snorkling with whalesharks

Recommended for
Room, new friends, service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Luka D
  • Slovenia Slovenia
Amazing trip!

Seeing Manta Rays up and close for the whole dive. Enjoying the amazing company of the divers and the crew! Having a great relaxing experience in the onboard spa (what a great idea to go for a massage after 3 dives in a day - bliss!!). Awesome trip, we will definitely look for a chance to come back again!

Recommended for
The comfort, friendliness of staff, diving!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Desirée B
  • Norway Norway
Amazing

We have not been to a liveabord trip before, but this trip was more amazing then we had ever imagin. The crew is so professional and helpful, food is so delicious and the cabins are fantastic. So much space on the boat and the boat has everything you need. We did only snorkling, and the crew showed us the best places to go. We also tryed 8 spa treatments and the spa crew are very professional and you can choose from a long list of treatments. You have everything you need for an vacation in Paradise! Recommend this boat to evryone!

Recommended for
The crew, boats facillities, the snorkling
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gregory B
  • Netherlands Netherlands
A great way to get away and do some fantastic diving.

after a day diving, getting a 2 hour massage was great. Highly recommended.

Recommended for
The SPA, great food and the diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • catherine D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Trip of a lifetime,amazing

Every dive was amazing,I was overwhelmed with the night dive First time to see the beautiful Whaleshark x3 encounters Manta rays swimming around me The beautiful barbecue on a beautiful island Meeting great people Lovely spa

Recommended for
Beautiful boat,beautiful food,beautiful staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • adam K
  • United States United States
One of the best vacations so far!

This review is actually for the Scubaspa Ying. We booked the Yang, but due to neither boat being full, the guests were combined to the Ying. The dive staff took us to some of the best dive sites of the Maldives. We saw mantas, whale sharks, nurse sharks, reef sharks, and all kinds of reef life. The staff was absolutely incredible - so friendly and accommodating. The ship was beautiful. This was my first live aboard trip, but speaking with other guests who have done multiple, we were completely spoiled on this boat, and it is hard to find another live aboard with as much comfort and luxury. Jim and his food service staff were the best. I'd highly recommend Scubaspa

Recommended for
diving, service, accommodations
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jochen Z
  • Germany Germany
Very good Trip for good price

Diving together with Mantas, Turtels, Sharks and many different Fish...

Recommended for
Crew, Guides, Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Adrien D
  • France France
Fantastic experience

- Night dive with nurse sharks - Manta rays spotting - Grey reef shark - Dinner "al fresco" on the beach

Recommended for
Kindness of staff, boar comfort, high quality dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christoph L
  • Austria Austria
Perfect liveaboard

Excellent diving with great guides Beautiful boat with clean, spacious cabins and good internet Delicious food and drinks with great variety Friendly and always happy crew Everything well organised 100% recommended

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Susan P
  • Australia Australia
A holiday of a lifetime

Being a learner diver, the diving was fantastic, all the dive leaders were so lovely & helpful, all the crew were friendly and generally lovely people. Food was delicious. Everything was taken care of, especially all the dive gear. Very safety conscious so felt safe all the time. The crew on the Dive boat always their to lend you a hand getting in & out of the water, sorted any problem you may have. The whole experience was a highlight, the night we were treated dinner on an island, felt like we were in a postcard, unbelievable. I could go on and on, we are a very lucky family to have had the experience.

Recommended for
The diving, Friendly & helpfull Crew, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roxana S
  • Peru Peru
Paradise below and above water

My dive master knew the sites like the back of his palm and was also super friendly. The crew was second to none (impeccable service). The boat facilities resembled that of a 5-star floating hotel. Absolutely recommendable

Recommended for
divemaster (Latheef), boat facilities, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael B
  • United States United States
Exceeded expections!

Seeing Manta Rays and Hammerhead Sharks. The 2 Island parties and the dining on the open deck one night were a special touch that I enjoyed more than I expected.

Recommended for
Boat was exceptional, dive sites were awesome, staff very friendly.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • cort C
  • United States United States
Drop the Mic.......you will never find a better Liveaboard

My fiancé and had the most incredible adventure aboard the ScubaSpa Yang. I have always wanted to do a Liveaboard but my fiancé does not dive so I needed to come up with Yacht where she would have just as much fun on for a week and not dive. The Yang fit the bill and she loved it. She was never bored, had spa treatments everyday, snorkeled, worked out, went to yoga, visited a few of the Islands and loved the Maldives. The best thing for me was that she chose to get certified while she we were on the boat and completed the PADI open water course on the Yang. I never expected this to happen! I now will be married to a fellow diver who will be traveling the world with me on my next dive adventure. Incredible staff 5 Star Yacht, Staff, and Diving. Don't pass up this adventure!

Recommended for
Staff, Ameinties, Location
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Derek B
  • United States United States
Incredible boat with an outstanding crew.

We cannot say enough about the crew of Scuba Spa Yang. The servers: Miraj, Azad, Nazrul and Star are certainly worth their weight in gold. The dive with the giant mantas was epic not to be outdone by a near run in with a whale shark - UNBELIEVABLE! The accommodations where very comfortable. If you are going for soft corals, colors and macro photography I think you'd have more luck in Palau or Fiji.

Recommended for
crew, air conditioned rooms and whale shark/manta experience
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Robert P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
wonderful experience on a relaxing boat with great diving

Seeing whale sharks and Manta rays for the first time, Tony's entertaining dive briefings. Marage and Azad at the bar who always knew what we wanted tp drink.

Recommended for
Whale shark, fresh and delicious food, fun and friendly staff
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Pedro Jose C
  • Spain Spain
Amazing!!!

The trip was incredible, from the reception by the staff, the service, food, diving guides and sites you visit

Recommended for
Boat, food, Diving
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jessie K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Epic!

Diving!!

Recommended for
Diving, diveguides, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ivan P
  • United States United States
Amazing experience! Great accommodation! Fun dive

Great full time spending with all the crew on the board of scubaspa yang ! Wait to see again . Best regards

Recommended for
Diving, lovely crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • jhf F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Superb boat, fantastic diving and lovely crew

One of us dives and one doesn't but on Scubaspa we each had an equally great holiday. Think of a floating five star boutique hotel with an award winning spa and the best staff you could hope for. Add to it top quality diving that just kept giving with attentive and knowledgeable guides. Throw in some super travelling companions great food and lots of fun and you have a trip aboard the Scubaspa Yang. I must also thank Liveaboard.com for making sure everything worked smoothly and all requests were looked after.

Recommended for
Crew and guides, Diving and Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Yann M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Continues to be the best in the maldives

The night dive beside the pier with the sharks and the tuna factory dive on the first day

Recommended for
The diving, the quality of accommodation, the staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fabulous luxury diving, nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

The cabin with full flushing toilet! Good food, great massage. Spacious boat with plenty of room.

Recommended for
The bbq with full dinner service on a sand bar in the middle of nowhere. Varied diving especially sunset wreck dive. Always seemed to find somewhere away from the crowd.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrea B
  • United States United States
A most wonderful vacation with 17 diverse dives in pure luxury

so many things about this trip were just perfect, and I wish I could do it at least once a year and for at least 2 weeks. The natural setting combined with this exquisite boat and the excellent staff was just amazing. Fellow divers reminded me that there are lots of other beautiful dive spots to discover and great options in terms of liveaboards and resorts, but I can't imagine any will live up to the combination of awesomeness that I experienced on the ScubaSpa Yang.

Recommended for
amazing staff team, beautifully designed and very clean ship, great food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • LEONID B
  • Spain Spain
Very good

Very nice, everything was perfect!

Recommended for
Diving, trip
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dmitrii A
  • Russia Russia
Amazing experience and best trip from value for money point of view!

Nice cabin, nice diving, team of professionals!

Recommended for
Stuff and crew, food and AMAZING dive team!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessie K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
EPIC once again! :)

The diving is amazing and the dive guides are the best! Always ready to give you a hand, incredibly professional and full of know-how about any of the divesites in the Maldives. They really made my trip!

Recommended for
DIVING DIVING DIVING :D
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tariq F
  • Jordan Jordan
Pure heaven onboard and underwater.

1. Manta point cleaning station 2. The insane strong current channel dives with sharks 3. Night dive with rays and sharks 4. The exceptional high quality of the spa treatments

Recommended for
1. The diving experience 2. The spa onboard 3. The professionalism of the crew and staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fraser O
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely Incredible

Due to bad weather, the diving wasn't out of this world until the third day, however, because the crew, boat and guests were so amazing, it wasn't a problem. Once the weather had picked up, the diving became incredible! Mantas, Nurse Sharks and People!

Recommended for
Food, Crew and Mantas
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joseph M
  • United States United States
The trip was Fantastic

The boat was simply amazing, clean, and the food was fantastic. The crew went above and beyond for all request. The dive staff were awesome and great guides. If you are looking for a 5-star floating resort, spa and food this is your choice. I will be going in 2017.

Recommended for
boat, crew and food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden
Best vacation ever!

This is the most well organized and most luxurious live aboard that I have experienced. The boat still looks brand new. Cabins are spacious and comfortable. Meals offer plenty of variety and everything, from local food to Italian was executed perfectly. Bartenders prepare perfect espresso drinks and there is a really good selection of wine and cocktails. Not cheap but reasonable for then Maldives. Service was perfect, and the staff is incredibly friendly and competent. Diving offers a variety of different dive sites,. We saw lots of reef sharks on most dives, some rare pelagic species and did an insane night dive with lots of nurse sharks, sting rays and swimming moray eels. On top of that we also encountered manta rays on several occasions, both while diving and snorkelling. We did not see a whale shark, so that is one of many reasons to return. I had an incredible time on Scubaspa Yang. Highly recommended.

Recommended for
1. Diving 2. People 3. Dining
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ann C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing

Everything

Recommended for
Crew, diving, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • CHRISTINA K
  • United States United States
Fabulous holiday with whale sharks, mantas, sharks and much more.

The highlights on our trip were (1) snorkeling and diving with whale sharks, (2) diving with mantas and (3) the night dive with the nurse sharks and sting rays. The only part that I was disappointed with was the morning snorkel with the whale shark, where there were several boats and too many people swimming around the shark. When we started diving down and looked up at the whale shark, it looked as if it was a but unsure about which direction it could move because of all of the people and then decided to start diving down. It felt like it was stressed and its feeding was interrupted. The boat was very comfortable. It had good food, great service and nice massages.

Recommended for
Night Dive with sharks, Mantas, Whale Sharks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Meagan M
  • Australia Australia
Sensational

I think everything was a highlight this trip did not disappoint best ever holiday I think we chose the best boat to be on just fantastic... The only negitive thing I could say is the price of drinks 2 Bloody Mary's cost $46 I think that is outrageous, it just means for them your less likely to spend anything at the bar! But I would certainly recommend Scubaspa Yang and if I am ever lucky enough to go to the Maldives again I would go with them.😊

Recommended for
Crew.. diving... comfort
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jamie C
  • United States United States
Luxury in the Maldives

Night dives, diving with sharks and manga rays, sunset barbecue and the spa services. The only issue is that all drinks are a bit expensive (I think it's $3 for an espresso) and that there are very early morning dives (they like to be the first ones). I would have preferrred more night diving.

Recommended for
The spa, the space aboard,the guides
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kean T
  • Singapore Singapore
Friendly and Professional

Night dive at Alimatha House Reef, Anemone Garden at Kudarah Thila and Mantas at Lankan Manta Point.

Recommended for
Service, comfort and the sights!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chris P
  • Australia Australia
First liveaboard experience, let's just say the standard has been put through the ceiling.

Meeting 17 other like minded people who are all open and happy to be there. We created a lovely bond amongst others which totally enhanced the trip. The night dive to the jetty was the most amazing dive yet for us. To have sting rays, reef shark and fish swimming around you, on and through you in qty was exhilarating. The food that was prepared by the chefs was really diverse and catered for everyone at the highest standard even though it was buffet style. So delicious, so many courses and delicious flavours.

Recommended for
Our dive guide Jahvid was amazing with both skills and personality. Crew were outstanding with everyone attitude concentrated on happiness and looking after you. Food was absolutely divine , diversity
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicolas B
  • Switzerland Switzerland
TopNOtch

Well we have been very lucky but we have seen all the underwater can offer. Manta rays, whaleshark, turtle, dolphins, sharks and all the rest of the marine life... Very top !

Recommended for
Dives People Staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • shuge Q
  • China China
the most memories liveaboard trip in 2016

this is the best way for diving with the comfort boat and cabin and crew and food and friend , everything is just perfect , will arrange to go with scuba yang again for sure ,

Recommended for
the boat is very comfort , the food is well arranged , the staff is very friendly
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bader A
  • Kuwait Kuwait
An Unforgettable week!

What an amazing week it was.  Everything about this Boat is top notch.  Extremely attentive and friendly crew that would cater to every need.  The dive team are amazing and extremely responsible and ethical divers that care about the environment.  The dive dhoni,  after my research and observing the other dhonis around us, is probably the best dive dhoni in the Maldives…comfy, fast, spacious with a really nice upper deck area for relaxation on beanbags after the dives.  The food and beverage was top class with different varieties everyday and food station that serve something  different every meal…you never get bored.  There was also a really nice BBQ dinner on a deserted island beautifully decorated with lanterns and candles.  It really felt that I was on a floating 5-star resort.  I didn’t use the spa but from what I saw it was beautifully equipped. If I would criticize anything, and I’m nitpicking here, it would be 2 things.  One is the tiny shower in the Dolphin room which makes it difficult to maneuver in it.  The other would be that the boat doesn’t have a closed indoor living room/Sala with comfy couches similar to many boats I’ve seen.  Most of the couches are outside or part of the open-air restaurant area.  However, in all honesty I didn’t feel for the need for an indoor relaxation area but it’s just a point to consider.  With that said, I would return to Scubaspa in a heartbeat. I would like to thank the crew and Hussam our dive master/guide for giving me one of the best fun filled weeks of my life.  I will definitely be back.

Recommended for
Crew/Dive team, The Dives, The Cuisine
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jean-Marc M
  • Switzerland Switzerland
The best of diving and luxury cruise worlds all in one

Diving route allowing to see manta rays, pelagic and sharks for my husband, and for me, a poor swimmer, the possibility to snorkel on top of a whale shark thanks to Mario, the best dive instructor to my eyes after this unexpected experience.

Recommended for
Manta suite with the huge panoramic window, Good healthy varied meals, Dive/Spa packages
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Daniel K
  • Germany Germany
Amazing ... it cannot get much better!

This is the best liveaboard in the Maldives. The boat offers lots of space and pure luxury. The Food was great and the dives very nice. You cannot go wrong with Scubaspa. We will come again.

Recommended for
Cabins, Spa Deck, Dive sites
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tim O
  • Belgium Belgium
Amazing trip, great crew and great dives

Highlight was one of the dives, when we hooked onto the reef and a watched an amazing display of 12 Manta Rays...

Recommended for
Crew, divesites, accomodation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Songluan L
  • China China
It was an unforgettable and fabulous trip.

Whale sharks, Dolphins, Spa, New friends

Recommended for
Diving experience, Good crew service, Fresh air
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Yann M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Floating 5 star luxury

Whales shark, mantas and great drift dives!

Recommended for
Great looking boat, great diving, lived the spa
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Houssam E
  • Lebanon Lebanon
Non mached

the marine and aquatic life found in the dives were awesome.

Recommended for
amazing dive sites, amnazing food, and astounding scenery
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Gary W
  • Australia Australia
Most luxurious liveaboard I have ever been on.

Seeing the whale sharks and manta rays was awesome. The night dive with the nurse sharks was a great experience. Having your gear sorted, washed and ready to go for the next dive by the staff was fantastic.

Recommended for
Diving, staff service, food.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Richard C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Simply excellent.

Island visits Diving with shark Seeing mantas cleaning Quality time with my oldest son

Recommended for
Great service with a smile, detailed dive briefings, mix of different types of diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Linda C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent in every way!

Every day was a different adventure from the diving to the cuisine to the spa choices! I was not ready to leave after the 7 days. We had a very friendly group and the staff were fantastic! The Yang boat is beautiful and the Dhoni dive boat made diving so easy! We saw Mantas, whale sharks, turtles, the nurse shark night dive was incredible!

Recommended for
Diving/quality service/food variety
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessie K
  • Netherlands Netherlands
EPIC!! Best holiday of my life!!

Had the best time ever! The crew is so friendly and professional, they were there for you whenever you needed them and for whatever you can think of. They know a lot about the local divesites and environment and this made the dives even more fun! The dives itself were breathtakingly gorgeous! So much diversity :) and everything on the boat is well taken care of! Would definately reccomend this trip, its the adventure of a lifetime! I can not wait to return anytime soon :)

Recommended for
The crew is amazing! The dives are diverse and challenging :) The boat is just lovely!