Scubaspa Ying, Maldives



  • Perfect for divers and non-divers with a team of full-time spa therapists, yoga classes and more
  • Authorised PADI 5-Star Dive resort
  • Award winning yacht including “Best Boat Design” and “Maldives Boating Brand of the Year”

The luxury Scubaspa Ying is a unique liveaboard located in the Maldives which expertly combines world-class scuba diving with indulgent spa treatments. Sister ship to the Scubaspa Yang, there are 30 staff members onboard Scubaspa Ying including a team of full-time spa therapists. Onboard there are a variety of suites spread over 3 decks to meet the needs of all guests. The 10 Sea Star Cabins and Cowrie Suite are located on the lower deck and have queen-sized beds. On the main deck are 3 Dolphin Suites with queen beds and 4 Manta Suites with King beds. Main deck cabins have sea views. All rooms are spacious with individually controlled AC, private en-suite bathrooms, storage and a safety deposit box.

The restaurant is located on the main deck and offers fine dining with an international flair and the finest wines. Three buffet-style meals, as well as an a la carte menu complete with cooking stations, are served daily, and all dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. There are also 2 bars, an outdoor jacuzzi, an outdoor SPA lounge, a yoga parlour, 2 large sundecks, a secluded deck for Thai massages and other treatments, an outdoor HD cinema and a mini gym.

Scubaspa Ying schedules diving cruises year-round to the central atolls in the Maldives on some of the best reefs in the region. Enjoy the 'Best of Maldives which visits world-famous dive areas such as Rasdhoo, Fish Head and night diving at Alimatha Reef. Accompanied by its own spacious, well-equipped dive boat, which serves as a floating dive center and is also an authorized 5-star PADI dive resort, means there is ample room on board.

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

Required Extras: 27.6% 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 (100 USD per week), 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, WiFi internet, Massage (60-190 USD per activity), 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
  • Paid 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.


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

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

#deckplan 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 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 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 Ying Reviews

  • 9.4 Superb
  • 118 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Albert B
  • Australia Australia
Fabulous boat and knowledgeable Crew a divers dream experience

Diving inches away from sharks and Mantas in warm comfortable waters

Recommended for
Good dive schedule great dive masters great food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michelle G
  • Australia Australia
Everything about this experience was spot on! Could not fault a thing. Exceptional service, food, professional dive guides, amazing boat.

Diving with manta rays and octopus, friendly & professional team, itinerary.

Recommended for
Everything! Food, service, the vessel, itinerary.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Guy W
  • Australia Australia
World's best mixed service (scuba diving, scuba training, spa) experience

Visiting two Manta Ray cleaning stations. Visit to the rear of the boat by a whale shark at night Evening dive with large sting rays and nurse sharks Great service by the whole team. Was able to accommodate for differing dietary requirements Great selection of spa treatments for my travel partner

Recommended for
Mixed service catering for non-diving partners. High quality vessel, crew and service. Good selection of dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Catherine K
  • Belgium Belgium
Amazing experience

Already the 3rd time we are onboarding on the ScubaSpa and it is always a delight to make this cruise with this wonderful team. Simon, a hyper professional supervisor always ready to bring you the little extra that will make your cruise unforgettable. Mox and Vishuu, 2 super Divemaster who have a great knowledge of The Ari Atoll islands Who can predict you to come across Mantas, nurse sharks or even a small whale shark during your dives? In addition to their commitment during the dives, our 2 divemasters remain available for their VIP guests during the debriefing evenings. Special mention for the cuisine that reveals all the flavours of Asia and the world on the occasion of theme dinners The COVID period is not easy to manage for the tour operators. But on the scubaspa Yang with this great team, the sanitary constraints, the stress of the virus are far away from your daily concerns. Once again we highly recommend this cruise that we will do a 4th time on the southern atolls this next time We put the mark of 9.5/10 just to give us a new for chance to come back and put a 10

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ines S
  • Austria Austria

Every dive was amazing and the crew was amazing. One of my best trips ever

Recommended for
Dives, Crew and Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Angela S
  • Australia Australia
It was the little touches and genuine caring that made this good holiday truly great.

The well planned sequence and variety of dive sites The amazing food EVERY meal. The extensive wine list The genuine friendliness and caring of the crew. Special mention to Iboo dive captain, Jim in the restaurant, Vlado manager, Tinny dive master.

Recommended for
the staff, the food, the dive sites
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Catherine K
  • Belgium Belgium
ScubaSpa - Maldives - Amazing trip

ScubaSpa is the best experience of luxury, comfort, service and kindness you can expect from a Diving cruise. Everything was absolutely perfect: crew is wonderful, divings are amazing, food and service are as good as in a 5 stars resort. We will come back for sure. Eric

Recommended for
Comfort - service - Kindness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daisy C
  • Belgium Belgium

of the clock diving!!

Recommended for
dive, spa, cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Skylie B
  • Australia Australia
Trip of a lifetime!

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 !
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vanessa H
  • Brazil Brazil
Best trip of our lives - can't wait to go back!

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