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Floating Resort by Scubaspa is a new and unique concept combining exceptional spa experiences with unforgettable scuba diving.

ScubaSpa, Maldives

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Floating Resort by Scubaspa is a new and unique concept combining exceptional spa experiences with unforgettable scuba diving. Designed for divers who travel with non-diving partners and guests with a keen interest in spas, Scubaspa’s purpose-built yachts explore the picture-perfect islands and reefs in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Discover the rich marine life under the ocean or indulge in daily treatments in the sumptuous onboard spa. Or why not experience both? The beauty of Scubaspa is that the choice is yours.

Four spacious decks offer a gym, Jacuzzi, and deck hosting sunset cocktails, star gazing outdoor dinners and an open-air cinema for evening entertainment. With a crew of 30 on each yacht, guests benefit from a high staff to guest ratio, including four spa therapists, a yoga master, four highly skilled chefs and a guest services manager to ensure excellent service.

Overview

Accommodation

Luxury liveaboard diving yachts Scubaspa Ying and Scubaspa Yang have been designed to accommodate up to 40 guests. With 10 cabins and nine suites on each yacht, tastefully decorated and all with panoramic sea view or port lights, guests can choose from queen, king or twin bed combinations. One suite and one cabin sleep up to three people. All have air conditioning and en suite bathrooms with shower.

Spa

The asian style 300m2 Spa is the largest of its kind in the Maldives. Spanning two decks, facilities consist of six treatment rooms, including one for couples’ therapies, a secluded deck for open-air Thai massage or meditation and a shaded spa lounge for relaxation and yoga.

Dining

Dreams come true with a moonlit BBQ on a sandy beach, and a Scubaspa holiday is no exception. On all cruises, guests experience a desert island BBQ as it should be – on a picture-perfect sandy beach, the azure blue water gently caressing the shoreline, and the day’s catch on the grill.

On-board internationally qualified chefs cater to all tastes and dietary requirements with a varied selection of gourmet cuisine. Guests enjoy three buffet style meals daily as well as an a la carte menu, complete with live cooking stations served in the spacious al fresco restaurant at the rear of the main deck. From roast rack of lamb to grilled Atlantic salmon, flaming crêpes suzette to sizzling tapas and an authentic sushi bar, flavours of this tropical island paradise are expertly combined with traditional European and Mediterranean favourites. Indulge in the freshest seafood, juiciest cuts and an array of tropical fruits and vegetables. Fresh lobster, cooked to order, is also available at a small additional cost. Enjoy breakfast whilst watching the sunrise, dine under the stars and relax in the sun over a leisurely lunch. All complemented by a carefully curated global selection of wines and champagnes.

Scuba Diving

Diving with Scubaspa is a pleasurable, relaxed experience with all dive related activity taking place on a separate dive boat, one accompanying each yacht. This ensures the main vessel is undisturbed by the noise and activity. Approximately 20m in length, the dive boat carries all the equipment, including air compressors and state-of-the-art nitrox; purpose built for comfort, each has plentiful seating, multiple entry points, stern platform and on-board toilet facilities. Both yachts are the only vessels in the Maldives awarded PADI 5 Star Dive Resort status. Divers of all abilities are welcomed by the five experienced, multilingual dive masters/instructors and boat crew to enjoy the very best of the Maldives from this luxurious floating resort.

Maldivian coral reefs are home to the richest diversity in the region and are the seventh largest on the globe, accounting for 5% of the world’s reef area. They are world famous for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts and beginners alike, offering countless opportunities to swim with a wide variety of marine life, large and small, in crystal clear waters. Diving in the Maldives is a year-round activity with water temperatures a constant 26-29°C. Sea and sky are clearest from December to May, with plankton more abundant in October and November, making the sea murkier but with bigger fish more active and more easily seen. Mantas, whale sharks, turtles, reef sharks and hammerhead sharks are found in the Maldives all year round. The maximum depth per dive is limited to 30m; diving with a computer and an alternative air-source is mandatory, and it is prohibited to dive alone or do decompression dives. The use of harpoons or spears is prohibited and it is forbidden to remove corals, dead or alive, or any other sea animals, including fish. In the Maldives, it is illegal to collect any coral, shells or other souvenirs from the ocean.

Please check your certification level. Open water diver is certified to dive down to only 18 meters, advanced open water diver is certified to dive down to 30 meters. Night and deep dives are available only to divers with advanced diver certification. If you wish to upgrade your level, advanced diver course is available on board.

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Living aboard a luxury dive boat offers the opportunity to visit many different reefs and dive sites throughout the Maldives and Scubaspa vessels cover a wide area including the following:

North and South Ari Atoll: There are many Maldivian atolls where pelagics and big schools of fish can be seen, but Ari Atoll may be the place with the greatest reliability. Whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads and eagle rays are frequent visitors, as well as large residents like the napoleon wrasse, grey reef and white tip sharks, plus large schools of blacktail barracuda and batfish. Broken Rock in North Ari Atoll is a unique formation with a canyon that breaks the reef in two. Look for large fan corals in the canyon and turtles, scorpionfish, moray eels and good coral growth on the reef.

In the South Ari Atoll lies the Kudhimaa Wreck, a medium sized steel wreck lying very close to the Machchafushi house reef. Purposely sunk in 1998 the wreck has easy access to the cargo holds on both sides. On and around the shipwreck live schools of batfish, puffer fish, box fish and the customary large lion fish. The wreck is bursting with macro subjects for budding photographers and film makers.

Vaavu Atoll in the South, features deep channels with nutrient-rich, fast-flowing currents. At any time of year encounters with schooling reef sharks as well as several different shark species including the occasional hammerhead can be expected. The area boasts Fotteyo Kandu – considered by many to be the best dive site in the Maldives with its swim-throughs, caves and overhangs. Expect to see tuna, trevallies, unicorn fish, snappers, triggerfish, eagle rays, mantas and groupers.

North Male Atoll was one of the first to be discovered for its scuba diving delights and comprises some of the oldest and most popular sites including Gaathugiri, also known as Banana Reef. Breath-taking topography with magnificent rock faces, numerous caves, steep drop offs and precipitous overhangs await exploration. The marine life is just as awesome with sharks, manta rays, trevally, black snappers, grouper, schooling bannerfish, large morays, squirrelfish, soldierfish and Maldivian grubfish. South Male Atoll includes Kandooma Thila, a large teardrop shaped pinnacle with dramatic scenery and prolific fish life. The walls are covered with soft corals and patrolled by schools of red bass and big-eye trevally. Grey sharks, white-tip sharks and eagle rays frequent the area, whilst on top of the reef green turtles and batfish swim around undisturbed.

Itinerary

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. Our utmost wish is to show best side of Maldives, visit deserted islands, local villages and idyllic sand banks, allow our guests to enjoy breath-taking snorkelling on the reefs and explore world famous dive spots with abundance of manta rays, all shark species and giant whale sharks. Itinerary is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Best of Maldives – 7 nights

Saturday

  • 14:00 Meeting at the airport and transfer to main vessel
  • 14:45 Welcome aboard, registration and cabin allocation
  • 17:00 Spa opens for info and reservations
  • 18:00 Crew introduction and safety meeting with Cruise Manager
  • 19:00 Welcome Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
Sunday

  • 06:00 Morning test dive at Lankan Point
  • 07:00 Yoga Classes
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 10:30 Second dive at Fish Tank
  • 12:15 Yacht sails to Rasdhoo Atoll
  • 13:00 Lunch Buffet
  • 15:30 Third Dive at Rasdhoo Madivaru Channel
  • 15:30–17:45 Snorkelling, water sports and beach visit at Madivaru Finolhu
  • 18:00 Beach Bar at sand bank
  • 19:30 ‘Sunday Roast’ Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
Monday

  • 05:45 Morning dive at Kuramathi Kandu
  • 07:00 Yoga Classes
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 10:00–13:00 Snorkelling, water sports and beach visit at picnic island
  • 10:30 Second dive at Rasdhoo Madivaru
  • 13:00 Lunch Buffet
  • 14:00 Yacht sails to Constance Halaveli Resort area in North Ari Atoll
  • 17:30 Sunset Salutation Yoga at Forecaster Area
  • 18:00 Night Dive at Maaya Thila
  • 19:30 Mexican Dinner

Tuesday

  • 06:30 Morning dive at Fish Head
  • 07:00 Beach Yoga Classes at Meeruvenfushi Island
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 09:00 Yacht sails to Constance Moofushi Resort area
  • 10:30 Second dive at Moofushi Point
  • 13:00 Lunch Buffet
  • 13:00 Vessel sails to Thudufushi Resort area
  • 14:00 Beach visit and water sports at the sand bank
  • 14:30 Third dive at Panettone
  • 18:30 Moonlit BBQ at sandy beach

Wednesday

 

  • 06:00 Morning dive at Rangali Madivaru
  • 07:00 Yoga Classes
  • 08:00 Yacht sails to Maamigili Island area
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 09:15-12:45 First whale shark search trip, snorkelling and diving
  • 13:00 BBQ Lunch Buffet
  • 14:30–17:45 Second whale shark search trip, snorkelling and diving
  • 19:00 Greek Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
  •  20:30 Starry Sky Movie Night at spa deck
Thursday 

  • 06:00 Morning dive at Kudhima Wreck
  • 07:00 Yoga Classes
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 09:30 Yacht sails to Alimatha Resort area in Vaavu Atoll
  • 12:30 Lunch Buffet
  • 14:00 Second dive at Miyaru Kandu
  • 14:00 Snorkelling and water sports at sand bank
  • 18:00 Night Dive and snorkelling at Alimatha House Reef
  • 19:30 Italian Fiesta Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
  • 20:30 Yacht sails to South Male Atoll
Friday

  • 06:30 Morning Dive at Guraidhoo Corner
  • 07:00 Yoga Classes
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Spa opens for treatments
  • 10:30 Last dive at Kuda Giri
  • 11:00 Snorkelling at the reef
  • 13:00 Buffet Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Local Island Maafushi trip and shopping
  • 16:45 Yacht sails to Kurumba Resort area near capital Male’
  • 18:00 Farewell Cocktail
  • 19:00 Pan-Asian Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Saturday

 

  • 06:30 Breakfast
  • 07:00 First transfer to Velana International Airport
  • 07:00–08:30 Check-out and bills with Cruise Manager
  • 08:45 Last Transfer to Velana International Airport

This itinerary shows an indication of a typical week’s cruise as a sample planned route. It is subject to changes due to season, weather conditions and circumstances.

Cost includes

  • Transfers to/from airport
  • Three meals per day
  • Welcome drink
  • unlimited drinking water
  • Complimentary juices, specialty teas and coffee during breakfast
  • Yoga classes
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • BBQ on a deserted island
  • Excursions
  • Wifi

Cost excludes

  • Crew tips
  • Alcohol
  • Flights

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ScubaSpa, Maldives