Scubaspa Yang Maldives

5% discount on any trips booked before 31Dec17 for the period 12May18 - 6Oct18

Scubaspa Yang was launched in December 2014. Together with its sister Scubaspa Ying, it is the largest vessel ever built in the Maldives. Designed and sculptured using decades of experience in both the construction of sea vessels and the use of boats in Maldives tourism. From the immense strength of its GRP hull and frame to the fine imported materials used to create a perfect balance of light and texture with spaciousness and intimacy, whilst advanced marine engineering ensures excellent sea going performance and comfort.

Scubaspa Yang is an inspiration second to none, offering an unforgettable holiday of a lifetime on board a luxury safari vessel. Whether diving or enjoying daily treatments in the sumptuous Spa, you will receive the finest and very best from both worlds. The Scubaspa experience will remain with you long after your journey home.

Floating in a sensuous and romantic ambience of light and space, beautifully styled in every detail, you will discover many places on board to socialise and relax. With panoramic views of the ocean, intimate areas for privacy as well as specially designed terraces for sun worship, you will find your place to dream.

ScubaSpa Yang - prices

Prices are in US$ per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin
Prices below already include the Maldivian 12% GST

Prices vary dependant on the time year and the length of the trip and sometimes special offers are available.

Cabins 6May17-30Sep17 30Sep17-12May18 12May18-29Sep18 06Oct18-05Jan19
Sea Star Cabin $ 2,229 $ 2,610 $ 2,229 $ 2,610
Cowrie Suite $ 2,453 $ 2,901 $ 2,453 $ 2,901
Dolphin Suite $ 2,789 $ 3,204 $ 2,789 $ 3,204
Manta Suite $ 3,013 $ 3,461 $ 3,013 $ 3,461
From 1Nov15 there will be a new Green tax from the government of $6 per person per night that will be payable on board the boat directly at the end of the trip.
There is a 15% supplement for the Christmas New year trips.

Terms and conditions:

Individual bookings:
Booking deposit:
30% of booking is required within 7 days of booking - non refundable
70 % is due to 90 days prior to departure - non refundable.
Balance due 90 days before your trip departure date - non-refundable.
Individual booking made less than 90 days before the departured ate are payable in full at the time of booking.
Cancellation at any stage involves forfeit of monies already payed.

Group charter:

Booking deposit:
10% - within 7 days of booking - non-refundable
Second deposit:
20% 180 days prior to departure - non-refundable
Balance due

Packages:

Scuba package

The Scuba option is only open to certified divers. Once onboard, those who have booked the Spa option can request a Discover Scuba Diving or maybe even an Open Water Course. Those who have selected the Scuba option may also book Spa treatments, depending on availability. Couples who have chosen one SCUBA holiday and one SPA holiday package may exchange dives with Spa treatments between them.

Your SCUBA holiday package includes:

  • Transfer from and to the airport (on regular arrival and departure days only. Should you arrive or depart during a tour, we will be happy to arrange for your transfer at additional cost)*
  • Full board accommodation*
  • Welcome drink*
  • Unlimited drinking water*
  • 15-17 dives/week (tank weight) (The number of dives is max 17. They guarantee 15, but will try on every tour to make 17 - 3 dives a day/5days and 2 dives on Friday, The total number of dives should be 17 but due to weather conditions or navigation it may vary 15-17 but we always try to do 17.)*
  • Canned juices and selection of specialty teas and coffees available free every morning until the end of breakfast at 09:30*
  • Yoga classes every morning*
  • Snorkeling, equipment included*
  • BBQ on a sandy island*
  • Sunset cocktail with alcoholic drinks at the courtesy of Scubaspa on farewell night
  • Excursions

Green tax @ $6 per person per night is included in the price until 1Jan17, after this it will be paid directly on board

Spa

Your SPA holiday package includes:

  • Transfer from and to the airport (on regular arrival and departure days only. Should you arrive or depart during a tour, we will be happy to arrange your transfer at additional cost)*
  • Full board accommodation*
  • Welcome drink*
  • Unlimited drinking water*
  • 8 Spa treatments/tour*
  • Yoga classes (dependent on availability)*
  • Snorkeling equipment*
  • BBQ on a sandy island*
  • Excursions

Green tax @ $6 per person per night.

Scuba and spa

Your SCUBA SPA holiday package includes: (certified divers only)

  • Transfer from and to the airport (on regular arrival and departure days only. Should you arrive or depart during a tour, we will be happy to arrange for your transfer at additional cost)*
  • Full board accommodation*
  • Welcome drink*
  • Unlimited drinking water*
  • 6 dives/week (tank weight)*
  • 4 Spa treatments/week*
  • Yoga classes (dependent on availability)*
  • Snorkeling equipment*
  • BBQ on a sandy island*
  • Excursions

Green tax @ $6 per person per night.

Honeymoon Special

HONEYMOON special package is only combined with our regular packages at $199++ per person. Let Scubaspa capture your dream moments onboard our luxury floating resort.

Your HONEYMOON special holiday package includes:

  • Champagne for two with fruit platter on arrival.

Our soothing SPA offerings especially designed for you:

  • sea salt scrub to rejuvenate and renew your being*
  • moisturising and conditioning milky fruit splash*
  • an idyllic candlelit flower bath*
  • restoring and revitalising Polynesian Huihui Couple Massage

Arrival and boarding

It is recommended to fly into the Male International Airport (MLE) on the day that your charter starts.

The airport is a ten-minute boat ride from the capital, Male. If you arrive on the day of your charter, you will be greeted at the airport and transported to ScubaSpa Yang on our Diving Dhoni. If you flyin prior to your charter date, you should meet in the airport arrival area at a pre-arranged time on the day of departure. Our Crew will have a sign that says “ScubaSpa Yang”. Please notify us of your arrival time and / or hotel reservations 30 days prior to travelling. ScubaSpa Yang anchors off Male about 15 minutes from the airport.

Passports and documentation

Visitors must have a current passport (valid for at least six months on arrival), adequate funds to support themselves and a return airline ticket to travel to the Maldives. Visas are issued upon arrival. It is the travellers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel to the destination and return to their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements. We cannot assume responsibility for passengers not having correct documentation.

ScubaSpa Yang - schedule

02Dec17
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ScubaSpa Yang - cabins

This boat caters to a possible 40 guests in 21 en-suite rooms. The 21 rooms are made up of 12 Sea Star Cabins (one of them can be used as twin; one double bed one single or triple, or double), 1 Cowrie suite (double or twin or triple), 3 Dolphin Suite (double) and 5 Manta suites (double, 4 of this suites can be used as twin).

  • Manta Suite

  • Manta Suite

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  • Dolphin suite

  • Dolphin suite

  • Dolphin Suite

  • Cowrie Suite

  • Cowrie Suite

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  • Sea Star cabin

  • Sea Star cabin

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  • Spa

  • Spa

  • Spa

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  • Lagoon bar

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  • Lagoon bar

ScubaSpa Yang - itinerary

In our restaurant we present the best traditions of fine dining with an international flair. Our chef will be offering a varied cuisine combining fresh produce with the finest wines, whilst delicious refreshments are in constant supply throughout the day from the two bars onboard.

As you would expect, our boat crew are all highly professional both as individuals and as working unit, and so they should be. Our amazing crew views your safety and comfort as their primary concern. From your captain to his deckhands, from the cruise manager to your waiter, they all want to show you just how very important you are to us. We want you to return time and again, we want you to view Scubaspa as the place you come to when you need to “reconnect”. Our elite team is here to help that happen.

Once you get onboard we will guide you through the safety procedures that have been put in place for your safety and protection. There is nothing more important to us than that you enjoy your experience without coming to any harm.

South tour

Sample South Tour dive itinerary. Subject to change dependent on weather or circumstances.

  • Saturday : Meeting at the Airport, Transfer to main vessel,Welcome Drink, Check-in, Introduction and safety meeting, Leaving Male, Sunset at the sand bank, Dropping anchor at Kudahithi
  • Sunday : Morning dive at Feydhoo Wall, Afternoon dive at Boduhithi Thila (South), Snorkelling from dinghy near resort.

  • Monday : Morning dive at Boduhihti Thila (Manta Road), Leaving North Male Atoll, transfer to Kaafu Atoll, Anchoring, swimming and snorkelling at Sexy Beach, Second dive at Kuda Giri Wreck, Sunset Cocktail at Sexy Beach
  • Tuesday: Morning Dive at KukulhuHurah, Morning Snorkel and Beach,Visiting Local Island Maafushi, Transfer to Vaavu Atoll, Anchoring at Alimathaa Resort, Dive at Miyaru Kandu, Night Dive at Alimathaa
  • Wednesday : Early Dive at Dhevana Kandu, Moving towards easternmost part of Maldives within Vaavu Atoll, Dive at Golden Wall, Further travel East, Anchoring at Foththeyobodufushi, Dive at Foththeyo, Snorkelling and visit to local desert Island
  • Thursday : Early dive at famous Foththeyo again, Open Ocean transfer to South Male Atoll, Anchoring at sand bank near Ranikan, Dive at Ranikan, Snorkelling and swimming at sand bank, Moving south in the afternoon, Anchoring near Ghuraidhoo in front of Madhoo Picnic Island, Barbeque Dinner at Madhoo, Bodu Beru Show at the beach
  • Friday : Morning dive at Vilivaru Giri, Transfer towards Male, Anchoring at Taj Exotica Resort, Swimming and snorkelling at sand bank, Optional Day Visit at Taj Exotica Resort, Dive at Emboodhoo Wreck, Late Afternoon Transfer along Vilingili and Male, Anchoring at Hulhumale, Optional Visit to City of Male
  • Saturday : Check-out, Morning Transfer to Hulhumale Airport after breakfast Far north tour : . Subject to change dependent on weather or circumstances.
  • Saturday : Meeting at the Airport, Transfer to main vessel, Welcome Drink, Check-in, Crew Introduction and Safety Meeting, Long evening crossing to Angafaru in Baa Atoll
  • Sunday: First dive at Angafaru (check dive), Second Dive at Nelivaru Thila, Third Dive at Dhigali Thila, Local Island Visit at Eydafushi, Sunset Cocktail at Sun Deck
  • Monday; Early dive at Dhigu Thila, Second dive Dharavandhoo Thila, Third dive Dhonfanu Thila, BBQ at the Sandy Beach of Veyofushi
  • Tuesday; Early Dive at Millaidhoo Caves, Navigate to Raa Atoll, Second dive at Beryian Kuda Thila, Moving towards Kinolhas, Night Dive at Kinolhas House Reef
  • Wednesday; Early Dive at Kottefaru Thila, Navigate to Fasmendhoo via Vakkaru, Second Dive at The Labirynth, Third Dive at Kuroshigiri Canyon, Night Fishing from the Main boat
  • Thursday; Early Dive at Rainbow Caves, Second Dive Maafaru Caves, Fenfushi Giri, Navigate to Fares via Kashidhoo
  • Friday; Early Dive at Fares Canyon, Second Dive at Maavaru Caves, Long crossing back to North Male Atoll/ Huraa Island, After Dinner Bodu Beru Drum Show by Huraa Island Group
  • Saturday; Check-out, Morning Transfer to Hulhumale Airport after breakfast

ScubaSpa Yang - specs

  • Hull material GRP
  • LOA 50 m
  • beam 11.2 m
  • draft 2.5 m
  • displacement 327 t
  • tank capacities
  • fuel 19000 ltr
  • fresh water 22540 ltr
  • grey/black water 11060 ltr

Machinery

  • engines 2 no CAT C9 Acert, 503 BHP
  • generators 3 no CAT C4.4, 86 eKW/107KVA
  • electricity 24 hr/day 220V/50HZ
  • desalination plant 2 no Aquagiv 260 ltr/hr
  • sewage plant 1 no RWO Biopur 6, 12m3/24hrs
  • drinking water 1 no Aqualite 1200 + RO purifying system, 2 ltrs/min

ScubaSpa Yang - diving

Maldives diving conditions

The climate is warm year round and determined by the monsoons. The monsoons are mild and not as defined as in neighbouring countries. The northeast monsoon starts in January and goes through the end of April. In January and February the currents can be very strong but the big animal activity can be fantastic. The beginning of January brings clear water to most of the region which can be over 60m (200ft) visibility. Underwater visibility in the Maldives is determined by the tidal movements with incoming and outgoing tides. The monsoon patterns have a significant impact on the diving. From May to October, the southeast monsoon brings more big animal action and is the ideal time to go North to places like Baa Atoll.

The air temperature varies little with an annual average of 30C (90F) and minimum of 26C (80F), while the water temperature ranges from 26C (80F) to 30C (86F).

Diving is carried out from our purpose built “diving dhoni” that will not anchor but will follow the divers from the surface. This is the safestand most comfortable way to dive in the Maldives due to the wind and currents. Every diver will have their own Dive Station with their own basket where for storing their diving gear, which will always remain on the diving dhoni. The system leaves the main boat free to handle accommodations, meals and social activities in a quiet atmosphere.

Most guests make up to 3 dives a day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 3mm wetsuit should be comfortable and adequate.

There is a law in the Maldives that the depth limit is 98 feet/ 30 metres. The Divemaster requires proof of certification before the first dive. Proof of your Dive Insurance will also be required, as well as the signing of our Waiver of Indemnity form. Every effort is made to ensure you have a safe trip. However, unforeseen circumstances can and do happen. Therefore, dive accident insurance and travel insurance are compulsory. A reasonably priced DAN Dive Insurance may be purchased onboard.

THE DIVE SITES - Maldives diving photos

Some useful translarions of commonly used Maldivian terminology

  • Atoll: A group of islands surrounded by a common reef formation
  • Etherevari: Sheltered area inside an Atoll
  • Falhu: Lagoon encircled by a reef sometimes with one or more islands inside
  • Faru: Large reef partially exposed at low tide
  • Finolhu: Island with few or no coconut trees
  • Futtaru: Reef where waves break
  • Giri: Small patch of coral a couple of meters below the surface
  • Kandhu: Sea inside Atoll Kandu
  • Kandu Olhi: Channel
  • Maa Kandu: Sea outside Atoll
  • Thila: Coral reef a few meters below the surface

ARI ATOLL - Some of the popular dive sites

KUDARAH THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive Description: One of the best dive sites for soft coral and fish life. The marine life here is so abundant, that the divers have named it ‘fish soup’. The thila is in a circular shape and can be covered in a single dive at different depths, if the current is not very strong.

MAAYA THILA

Type of dive: Reef dive / Night dive Description: The thila is about 80mters in diameter. The whole thila can be done at different depths in a single dive. There are manycaves and overhangs around the thila. The large rocks on the north eastern side have large black coral trees growing on them. The site is famous for the sharks and a great barracuda which reside here. The site can be dived at any time of the day, each with different activity going on the reef. The best chance to get close to these creatures is at night time, when they are hunting. You will see sharks, barracudas, rays and eels trying to grab a morsel.

BATHALA MAAGA KANTHILA

Type of dive: Drift dive Description: The northern tip of Magaa reef extends into Bathalaa Kandu, is home to a number of grey reef sharks and white-tip reef sharks. They can be seen patrolling along the reef looking for food.

MAALHOS THILA (BLUE CURVES)

Type of dive: Drift dive / Reef dive Description: The thila is known for the abundance of soft coral growth on the thila, particularly the blue/violet colored variety that grows on the ceiling of the caves and overhangs, thus the name ‘blue caves’. In addition a large variety of fish life can be observed here.

RASDHOO MADIVARU

Type of dive: Drift dive / Channel dive Description: The reef on the southern side of Rasdhoo drops vertically to the ocean depths. The site is home to a school of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks (sphyrna lewini). In the early hours of the morning they rise from the deep waters off the atoll into the shallower depths, accessible to divers.

SOUTH MALE ATOLL - some of the more popular dive sites

GURAIDHOO KANDU SOUTH

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive Description: Since the eastern side of the channel is Open Ocean, large predatory fish can regularly be spotted here. This site is famous for sightings of sharks, schools of eagle rays and the occasional Sail fish and Hammerheads. The best condition to do the dive is when the current is flowing into the Atoll. The dive begins on the outer reef following the current into the atoll. Most of the pelagic species can be observed on the eastern side, where the reef drops off into the deep ocean. At the end of the dive in the channel, along the reef you can find overhangs with plenty of soft coral growth and small fish.

KANDOOMA THILA

Type of dive: Drift dive / reef dive Description: Located in a channel, the reef is subject to strong currents at times. The ocean currents carry lot of nutrients to the reef, supporting an abundance of sea life. The site is well renowned for the soft coral growth, turtles, diverse fish life and invertebrates found on the reef. At the reef slope you may find sharks and eagle rays.

EMBUDU KANDU (EXPRESS)

Type of dive: Drift dive / channel dive. Description: Similar to Guraidhoo Kandu, but more sharks are likely to be spotted here. The currents can be very strong at times. The stronger the current however the better chance of seeing sharks. Under the guidance of an experienced dive guide, the dive can be managed done easily.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba diving by letting individuals try it out and experience it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, how to put on equipment, swim around in a safe environment and discover a totally new world, the beautiful and peaceful underwater world.

On MV Carpe Diem the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is conducted at an open water dive site to give you a real life experience of what Scuba Diving is all about. This experience might get you ‘hooked’ for live on diving and on exploring further the wonders of the underwater sea life.

After trying scuba diving, many will choose to pursue certification by enrolling in a PADI Open Water Diver course, for which the new divers will earn credit (they will have had the first Confined Water Dive done).

Best of the Maldives itinerary aims to mix up big fish manta and shark dives with scenic reefs dives, hunting out the smallest reef fish, morays and macro life that are so abundant. Cleaning stations allow you to get up close and personal with massive Maldivian manta, and dives at Manta Point, Dhonkalo Thila and Madivaru provide just such opportunities. Maaya Thila is one of the best known dive sites in the Maldives and for a good reason. This pinnacle is about 30m diameter that descends to reveal sharks and fish a plenty. Night diving here is hard to beat and should not be missed. Log yet more pelagic sightings as grey reef sharks patrol the Ari Atoll area. The boat will also take some time out along the route to look for whalesharks you can snorkel with - grab your fins as these gentle giants can move fast!