(Indian Ocean - Maldives )
- Genuinely luxurious Maldives experience at affordable prices
- Dream boat for divers, snorkellers & spa lovers
- Sumptuous & spacious cabins with exceptional cabin upgrade options
- Fine dining with an international flair
- Prebook your diving & spa treatments as part of your package
Scubaspa takes Maldives liveaboards to a whole new level. She's a classy lady with undeniable wow factor. Total relaxation is guaranteed with first class comfort and service. Whether you are there for the diving, spa and yoga or just to get away from it all, this is an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime on board a genuinely luxurious vessel. Discover the divine world underwater or enjoy daily treatments in the sumptuous spa - this is your holiday to enjoy your way! There's no doubting that the Scubaspa experience will remain with you long after your journey home. There are 2 identical boats to chose from - Scubaspa Ying and Scubaspa Yang. Each of the boats has the same layout - there are 4 elegantly appointed cabin grades to chose from, spread across 4 decks. The Sea Star cabins and Cowrie suite are on the lower deck, all with double beds, air conditioning, safe and en suite shower room. The Cowrie suite has an additional sofa bed and is the widest option on the lower deck. Move up to the main deck and you find the 3 Dolphin suites and 5 Manta suites. The views are simply stunning - lie in bed and soak in paradise from the panoramic windows. The Dolphin suites have a king size bed, while the Manta suites are the largest cabins with a "larger than king" double bed or twin bed options. The Dolphin & Manta suites have a mini bar with a small lounge (armchair and desk). Please be sure to make your cabin requests at the time of booking. Divers will love ScubaSpa. There are never more than 22 divers on the liveaboard at any one time so you get all the benefits of the vast mothership with small dive groups, split between the experienced dive guides. The dive dhoni is second to none, with practical side and rear entry points for ease in and out of the water. Tanks are well spaced, with plenty of room between divers. As you would expect, the boat crew are all highly professional - from your captain to his deck hands, from the cruise manager to your waiter, this elite team is here to help. Snorkelling equipment is available on board. ScubaSpa is undeniably more than just a dive boat. Every area is light, spacious and beautifully styled. There is always a sunny or shaded area, where you can find peace, quiet and tranquility with the stunning backdrop of Maldivian islands floating past. The fly deck's terraced sunbathing design offers privacy. Jump in the jacuzzi or take time out to relax at the spa. This is 300 square m of pure pampering space, offering massage, aqua therapies, Ayurveda and beauty treatments. In the restaurant there is fine dining with an international flair. The main dining area is airy - the chef rightly prides himself on the outstanding cuisine and there's even a wine cellar on board. Delicious refreshments are in constant supply throughout the day from the two bars onboard. Regular excursions are arranged throughout the trip including a beach BBQ or open air presentation about Maldivian whalesharks. We will confirm whether you will be reserved a space on board ScubaSpa Ying or ScubaSpa Yang at your time of booking. On rare occasions however, please be aware that the boat operators reserve the right to move you onto the sister ship for any reason, including logistical or technical issues.
- Cabins: 19
- Guests: 38
- Ensuite Cabins: Yes
- Individual A/C: Yes
- Mini bar: No
- Guides: 4
- Tenders: 1
- Compressors: 2
- Nitrox: Yes
- Rebreather Friendly: No
- Charging Stations: Yes
- Length: 50m
- Breadth: 11m
- Engines: 2 x 503HP
- Generators: 3
- Construction Material: Wood
- Desalaination: 12tonnes / day
On board Scubaspa there are different packages you can choose at the time of booking. Your travel consultant is happy to discuss each option in more detail. Please note couples who have chosen one SCUBA holiday and one SPA holiday package may exchange dives with Spa treatments between them.
The facilities at the Spa include 6 treatment rooms, with one offering couple sessions, a specially designed Ayurveda Room and a Beauty room. There is also a relaxing room with views on the adjacent Outdoor Lounge, with gentle music and beautiful views across the ocean, where Spa guests can relax and enjoy refreshments. The open air Thai Pavilion, is situated on the on the secluded sky deck which can be found one level above the upper deck and is only accessible from the Spa. This is where Thai massage, as well as Yoga Classes are offered.These are just some of the SPA treatments available:-
Thai Herbal Massage 55 min
Thai Massage is a firm, dry massage which combines the traditional Indian Ayurvedic stretching techniques to release tension, re-align the body and restore suppleness, with the Chinese method of deep tissue pressure point massage, which stimulates blood flow to release toxins.
Balinese Massage 55 min
This is a traditional therapy which is known to strengthen and heal the body, combining stretching, long strokes, skin rolling and palm-and-thumb pressure techniques. Flowing and graceful, the Balinese Massage relieves tension, improves blood flow and eases stress.
Hot Stone Massage 55 min
Therapeutic and relaxing, warmed stones glide across the body in long, soothing strokes to ease stiffness and release tension. The heat penetrates the muscles for deep relaxation. Stones are also placed on the energy points of the body, to stimulate energy flow.
Swedish Massage 55 min
This classical European technique which manipulates muscles with the use of aromatic massage oils is relaxing and invigorating. Swedish Massage stimulates blood circulation and is known to be efficacious in treating the lymphatic, muscular and nervous systems.
Back & Shoulder Massage 40 min
This is an enjoyable energetic massage which releases deeply held tensions in the upper body. Working on all the muscles in the neck, shoulders, scalp and face, this massage brings relief from stress and leaves you feeling deeply relaxed.
Foot Reflexology 40 min
This ancient art of massaging the feet, also stimulates specific pressure points in this area, which corresponds to the whole body. This opens and clears the energy pathways, which improves circulation and leaves you feeling grounded, energized and renewed.
Abhyanga massage 55 min
Known as the mother of all massages. This Ayurvedic treatment involves the liberal use of warmed herbal oils chosen specifically for your body type or Dosha. Using a dynamic and flowing technique Abhyanga is an ancient massage style designed to balance body and mind. Excellent to reduce stress and re-energize.
Champissage 50 min
This Ayurvedic scalp and hair massage is a calming treatment that stimulates the scalp, nourishes the hair roots and hair, relieves mental fatigue, helps enhance mental clarity and focus, and balances and nourishes the emotions.
Scubaspa Sports Massage 55 min
A perfect treatment for those who are engaged in life’s more active pursuits. Slow, deep and firm pressure strokes, trigger point work and joint mobilization techniques are used to release tight areas while hot oil and thermal pad application increases the local circulation boosting release of toxins. This massage is created to address the most common need of vacationers – a deeply relaxing Spa treatment journey that gives them the added hype for life.
Filipino Traditional Hilot 55 min
An age-old Filipino Massage that centers on the meridian points or the energy flow
of the body. It uses the repetitive thumb technique that rejuvenates and relaxes strained and stressed bodies. Its ancient healing strokes bring back the nutritive en-ergy known as ‘Chi’ through specific acupuncture points. Characterised by slow and deliberate strokes and removal of blockages or ‘Lamig’ (Lactic acid formation). High-ly recommended for individuals with upper back aches and stress related pain and
Scubaspa Glowing Facial 50 min
A celebration of beauty and wellness. A pampering facial treatment that can keep troubled skin in healthy condition. It composes cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, extraction, facial massage, facial mask and deep moistuization that makes your face shine with a youthful glow.
Spa Manicure 60 min
We offer a complete care treatment for beautiful and healthy looking hands and nails. The one-hour treatment consists of file, soak, cuticle work and scrub as well as mask and nail polish.
Spa Pedicure 60 min
The complete care treatment for beautiful feet comprises of a Foot Ritual to smooth and rejuvenate the skin followed by a nail polish. This treatment is exceptionally relaxing.
PLEASE NOTE - The following Spa treatments are available but not included in the spa packages, however can be purchased at an additional charge:-
Situated on the main deck the Manta suites are the largest rooms on-board. Most of these suites have a bed that can be used as twin beds or a “bigger-than-super-king” double bed. But don’t worry, when used as a double, there is no unpleasant gap. With a panoramic three metre wide window, the Mantas benefit from a feel of light and space you rarely find on any safari vessel. The huge windows are set into the hull so there is no companionway outside, giving you total privacy.
Our beautifully designed Dolphin suites are placed on the main deck and are totally stunning. Not only do they have a ‘king-size’ double bed, but these majestic suites have been designed to also accommodate a seating area. The Dolphins with their gorgeous ensuites would be fabulous enough, but we have placed huge three metre wide panoramic windows, set directly into the hull with no companionway outside, thus no foot traffic. Prepare your senses to be spoiled.
Our Cowrie suite nestles snugly in the bow of the lower deck. This uniquely individual suite has a shape all of its own. Not only does it have a king-size double bed but its size allowed us the luxury of fitting a sofa that can be transformed into a very comfortable third bed. As the Cowrie spans the width of the bow it benefits from having four opening Portlights. This lavish air-conditioned suite also has a truly jaw-dropping ensuite which houses the largest shower on-board …
Sea Star Cabin
Our sumptuous and spacious Sea Star Cabins are all situated on the lower deck. Every one is air-conditioned and has its own en-suite shower room. All Sea Stars have a king-size double bed, some even benefiting from a third bed. Each cabin is generously fitted with two opening Portlights. We have taken great care in ensuring that every detail of the cabin design harmoniously intertwines with the selected materials to create something we hope you will truly enjoy.
25 May 2016
The whole trip was fantastic thanks. Everything went smoothly and the diving was excellent. I cannot fault the trip in any way. Thanks again Alistair Cox
06 May 2016
I don't know how to put in to words.....this was THE MOST AMAZING holiday we have ever had.....FACT! great staff....great ship....great food....great weather....great diving....not one single complaint.....everything was perfect in every way xxxx we will be back later this year.....miss you guys on Scubaspa Yang ☀️ thanks to Bolette in the restaurant and Simba and Bob and team in the water Ann-Marie
06 May 2016
Such a clever concept!! Divers can now take non-diving partners with them and everyone has a good time. 5 star service and food and I really cant rate it highly enough. The crew are a credit to the company - they make the experience that much better for everyone. The Spa team are wonderful and the Spa rooms are just gorgeous - there is something special about having a massage while on a boat! thanks for a fabulous time - we will definitely be back! Amanda
06 May 2016
My husband & I had the time of our lives, plus the best cocktails too ;) I'm already plotting my next trip Thanks to all the staff & crew, we had a blast Dawn
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