Scubaspa Ying, Maldives

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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 40 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 includes 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.

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Included: Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Weights, Belts, All meals, Free Nitrox, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: 12% VAT, Green Tax, Additional dives/Spa treatments, Honeymoon Packages, Dive rental equipment (approx. USD 300 per week - to be paid onboard), Alcohol, Soft drinks, Juices, Tea/coffee (except for breakfast), Any shopping onboard, Transfers outside or the arrival and departure days

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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 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

  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.


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.


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 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

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 47 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    9.7
  2. Crew
    8.9
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.1
  5. Value
    9.2
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • graham P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
good dives

shark dives

Recommended for
dives , boat , staff
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rula A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
An exceptional liveaborad on a super super yacht

The staff on ScubaSpa are extremely efficient and courteous, they attend to every need even before you know you have a need!. It is a 5 star luxury resort on the sea. The diver team are extremely knowledgeable and safety focused. They help with everything you may need whether it is handing your camera over after you jump in, or helping you with your BCD if you have to remove it before re-entering the Doni. They never complain and always smile. The rooms are HUGE and very comfortable and the bathrooms are also very generous for a liveaboard. This is my 4th trip on ScubaSpa and I would return again. In fact I have booked to go back.

Recommended for
Cabin Size, Staff attentiveness, A full service SPA
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ales K
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
We spent a lovely week with very enthusiastic dive guides.

Diving, eating and relaxing. I like the combination of a main boat and wet dhoni. On the other hand - what I can hardly understand is why I need to BUY tea/coffee or beverages/soft drinks if the trip is promoted as ‘all inclusive - 5star’ as is really expensive (while I am fine to pay for beers, wines, cocktails etc.).

Recommended for
1. Dive guides - definitely! 2. Nic food 3. Comfortable boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jonelle D
  • United States United States
5 star!!!

The crew made the ship feel like home. They felt like family!!! The food, every single meal was 5 star!!! The diving was a bonus!!!

Recommended for
The food, the crew and locations of the dives
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sandra R
  • Italy Italy
Just perfect

Manta diving

Recommended for
Diving , crew, food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Roy M
  • Israel Israel
Way beyond expectations

Amazing dives, whale sharks and Manta rays

Recommended for
The crew, the food and the atmosphere
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Vincent L
  • United States United States
An Excellent Experience with Awesome Food and Company

I had an excellent time on board the Scubaspa Ying and would definitely do it again. First and foremost, the diving was incredible and the dive team did an excellent job picking the dive sites. We saw almost everything you could want to see in the Maldives: giant schools of fish, half a dozen manta rays, whale sharks, nurse sharks, dolphins, stingrays, eels, octopus, giant clams, and so much more. The dive briefings were superb; the dive team clearly had an excellent handle on the dive sites, conditions, and entry/exit plans. They also took particular care in getting us to the dive sites before other liveaboards in the region crowded things up or scared away all the interesting marine life. Second, the food on board was amazing. You will never go hungry on this boat. Sometimes you forget that you're actually dining at sea. Every night the food was a different cuisine and there's always something for everyone. Third, the crew members on board the Ying were fantastic and really made the experience memorable. All the crew members were very friendly and thoughtful, and truly did their best to cater to your every need. All together, these made this trip an outstanding experience that I definitely will not forget and would highly recommend to anyone considering a liveaboard in the Maldives.

Recommended for
dive sites, food, crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Paul N
  • United States United States
Incredibly Relaxing, loved it!

Wonderfully, modern, relaxing, spacious boat, super friendly wait staff, even as a vegetarian, the food was amazingly fresh and delicious, crew was willing to make accommodations, but not necessary because it was already so good. Very spacious boat with lots of space to relax. The diving was great, but the guides were some of the worst I've experienced in Asia. I rarely saw the guide underwater because he would just take off, the equipment was faulty, and took 11 dives of me telling the crew that my regulator was leaking air for them to change it. However, the fish and underwater life, and service on the boat was so amazing that I'd do it easily again. With the support of the dive crew, i recommend only advanced and very comfortable divers go. My first liveaboard, and I'd certainly do this one again!

Recommended for
Fresh, delicious food, great on board service
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vinicius C
  • Brazil Brazil
Luxury Liveaboard

Scubaspa Yang is in fact a luxury experience for divers. Most liveaboards are quite more simple (wich does not bother me) but this rises the experience to another level. You can eat a variety of well cooked meals, have wonderful massages and meet a friendly and and well trained crew. Dive sites are getting spoiled by the big number of boats, with no coordination from the government. But even then we have had some great dives.

Recommended for
Quality of services, comfort, boats
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sohail T
  • Pakistan Pakistan
A 5 star luxury resort, disguised as a liveaboard!

Upgrading to the Manta Room. For a few hundred dollars extra, we got a huuuuge room, with two sofa chairs, a fridge and a large window with a spectacular view of the ocean. The night dive at Alimatha Reef in Vaavu Atoll. Don't miss it! It's going to be the best dive of your life. I don't want to spoil it for you by telling you what you're going to see. But in forty years of diving I can tell you I'd never seen anything like it.

Recommended for
1. The boat itself. It was luxury taken to a different level. 2. The service. You got anything you asked for. 3. The dive briefings. Conducted on a hi def TV. Very cool indeed.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Carolyn H
  • United States United States
Amazing Trip!

Being able to dive with Mantas and Whale Sharks and experiencing all the varied diving the Maldives have to offer. Some great challenges with currents and visibility and it all makes us better divers to be stretched. The ship was fantastic and the crew was top notch.

Recommended for
Comfort, Food, Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Omar B
  • Jordan Jordan
Absolutely fantastic!

Other than the great boat and diving, the crew really did make a difference and just elevated the whole experience and trip to another level. Incredibly friendly, helpful, polite, etc. I would go back to the Yang any day.

Recommended for
The crew, the boat and the diving.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Debbie T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The most amazing diving holiday ever

We were transferred to the scubaspa yang at the last moment, it was wonderful. The crew were amazing and could not do enough for us. The main highlight was of course the diving, the manta rays for me were the best and the sharks blew me away. My dive guide, Hooserm was just the best. Thank you scubaspa yang.

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the comfort
  • 10 Exceptional
  • barb B
  • United States United States
best trip of my life

the hole week and the diving and the service was outstanding

Recommended for
food crew diving
  • 7.6 Good
  • Tim D
  • Switzerland Switzerland
1 week on a beautiful boat with great guests and crew

Diving with sharks, relax on the boat, fun with other guests

Recommended for
Interaction with other guests, motivated crew, beautiful boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Russell W
  • South Africa South Africa
Wow what a way to do a live a board!!

I love the combination of catering for divers and non-divers. The spa and snorkelling and shore execursions are fantastic. the staff is actually the highlight of the trip. Nothing is ever to much for them. The service is always with a smile and very quickly they learn how you like your drinks, what your preferneces are and they cater to these effortlessly. they go out of their way to make you feel special and welcome. The diving crew is fantastic from the dive guides to the support staff on the Dhoni everything is effortless.The movie night under the stars and the beach BBQ was really memorable. This is a must take trip.

Recommended for
The boat is truly beautiful, the staf and food was out of this world and the diving crew was excellent
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ashraf K
  • Egypt Egypt
Amazing experience

Amazing crew and dive guides, excellent service and food and Great diving experience. Thank you!

Recommended for
Staff, diving experience and boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marc L
  • Canada Canada
Marvelous week aboard Scubaspa Ying

All things are perfectly planned, aligned and coordinated to facilitate our three daily dives! Fantastic team, managed with outstanding efficiency.

Recommended for
Dives + service + logistic
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nikolai S
  • Russia Russia
Fantastic big boat and super friendly crew!

Mantas, Night diving and party on the private island)

Recommended for
Lots of space on board, easy and chill, great route planning
  • 10 Exceptional
  • david W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Simply Amazing

Our first but certainly not our last trip aboard Scuba Spa Ying. Everything about the trip from the bat, to the staff and the diving was top shelf - as one of our fellow passengers said "it might be possible to find something to complain about but you'd have to look really really hard!" If you're contemplating a dive trip in the Maldives - all we can say is book Scuba Spa - you won't regret it!

Recommended for
Boat, Staff, Diving - all of the highest quality.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Yu M
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Most comfortable liveaboard i ever tried

friendly crew, take care us very well even how many sugar in my cofee. Best option for couples. Spa, island visit, good resteruant environment Feel they r trying their best on passengers.

Recommended for
Bbq dinner on island; vessel comfortable; performance of Sri Lanka dance
  • 10 Exceptional
  • ShaoYu H
  • Taiwan Taiwan
沒有辦法挑剔,完美的旅程, nothing to complained, perfect trip

Manta! Whale shark! Everything we want are fulfilled. Beside diving,local island visit and almost every day beach time in beautiful sand bank, make this trip full of joy and fun. And food is incredible good, everything is so perfect.

Recommended for
Professional dive guides, friendly crew, delicious food(the chef is amazing)
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • ERIC G
  • United States United States
Perfect Balance

ScubaSpa Ying provides a truly world class experience. The staff and management were always anticipating anything you may want or need, remembering each guests preferences and requests. The boat itself is quite impressive providing plenty of areas to lounge and relax. Having a spa onboard made this trip luxurious, and offered many types of massage and couples treatments. The island BBQ was one of our favorite memories as the staff went above and beyond to make it a great evening. Our only constructive recommendation would be the 'all inclusive' price should include basic drinks all day (coffee, tea & soda), which would also be included with drinks instead of paying for both the alcohol and soda.

Recommended for
Staff/Service, Spa, Boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Thamalak J
  • Thailand Thailand
Happy so much

Shark Point & Manta Point

Recommended for
Crew Service / Cabin / Dive Leader
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rula A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The ultimate luxury diving trip

Sadly a lot of the coral is suffering from bleaching in the Maldives. The beauty of diving from a liveaboard is the ability to keep moving and the local area knowledge of the crew in taking us to the best dving spots full of beautiful coral and fish. The food, service, and facilities on board are exceptional. They also teach diving to complete beginners or help you get advanced or specialised certifications. I managed to complete my underwater photography certification. Other did their beginner Open Water or their Advanced Open Water. Everything about this trip was exceptional and I would highly recommend ScubaSpa Ying or Yang to anyone wanting a relaxing or a diving holiday to the Maldives.

Recommended for
Manta suite with massive window. The spa treatments, The dive Doni and crew.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Chay Ying K
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Beautiful boat and wonderful crew!

The beautiful boat and awesome crew was definitely the best part of the trip. Diving almost seem secondary! But the dive team was excellent too, and I love how detailed each briefing before a dive was. It makes me feel a lot more comfortable about what to look out for. I felt well taken care of by the dive team. Food was excellent (the steak dinner was so good) and the restaurant crew are always so friendly. Spa section was gorgeous, although I wish I could afford more of the massages! Do note that the passenger are of a more mature crowd (which is excellent when coming to giving me tips on diving!) and the scene is a lot more chill. As there can be up to half the boat passengers being on a non-diving package (usually the spouse of a diver), the dive scene may be less intense than the average liveaboard one would expect. A great Maldivian experience!

Recommended for
Boat comfort, crew service and food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daisy C
  • Belgium Belgium
epic

of the clock diving!!

Recommended for
dive, spa, cabin
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Shin Yi N
  • Malaysia Malaysia
Fantastic experience with hospitality from the crew and guide, definitely a first choice cruise for both divers and honeymooners!

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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anna D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Look no further book this one.

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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tommy N
  • Sweden Sweden
The one thing you should do

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Calle S
  • Sweden Sweden
One of the best vacations ever

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!)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sarah N
  • Sweden Sweden
Beautiful trip, amazing dives & fantastic crew!

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!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jean Paul B
  • France France
Awesome

The night dive with the shark The Mantas

Recommended for
Nothing to worry about. Best dive sites. Very good boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Grace Y
  • United States United States
Fabulous liveaboard & location - 5 stars all around!

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
  • 8.4 Very good
  • ALI Y
  • Turkey Turkey
Very good, really enjoyed

Night dive with sharks

Recommended for
Management, boat comfort, crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Brett M
  • South Africa South Africa
This is an awesome way to see the Maldives

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mao T
  • China China
Nice trip

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

Recommended for
diving, beach, sunshine
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Chrissie S
  • Malaysia Malaysia
High Quality Services and Luxurious Ship

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
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Adrian S
  • Malta Malta
It was a trip that any diver will dream of.

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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Francesco G
  • Italy Italy
Perfect

C

Recommended for
Dives , service, confort
  • 8.0 Very good
  • jean francois R
  • France France
Excellent idea to combine scuba and spa, but disappointed by underwater scenery.

Good

Recommended for
staff, cabin comfort, overall organization
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Enn O
  • Estonia Estonia
Luxury liveaboard

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