Scubaspa Maldives 

A unique way to see the Maldives

With luxe cabins, a plush on-board spa and the chance to dive deep into clear waters home to mantas, hammerheads and whale sharks, Scubaspa introduces an extra special way to discover the Maldives.

Scubaspa combines premium spa treatments and exceptional diving as it sails around this picture-perfect archipelago. This is not your average live-aboard. The two identical Floating Resorts are 50-metre purpose-built luxury ‘safari yachts’ with PADI 5 Star Dive Resort status and a real wow factor. The design is sleek with wooden decks and modern cabins, and a 30-strong crew – including four spa therapists, a yoga master and four chefs – means there’s a high staff-to-guest ratio. A separate dive boat accompanies the main yacht, carrying all dive equipment.

Though Scubaspa’s main focus is diving, the yacht’s unique aspect is that, thanks to the supreme comfort and spa facilities, it appeals to non-divers, too – perfect for couples or friends with different interests. Guests can choose between inclusive spa treatments, dives, or a combination of the two. And this floating resort doesn’t overlook the key reasons that travellers flock to the Maldives for, either; its itineraries include sunrise yoga sessions, snorkelling, watersports, beach barbecues under the stars, and visits to tiny uninhabited islands.

Let us take you to the Central Atolls, a beautiful region with a variety of dive sites where you will have the opportunity to see search for reef sharks, rays, turtles, manta rays and even the elusive whale sharks.

5 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
Spa, Boutique, Wellness, Diving

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Good to Know

Dining on board is at the Al Fresco restaurant on the main deck. Three buffet-style meals are served here each day, with evening meals including Surf and Turf nights and Sundays seeing guests treated to a traditional roast dinner. Luxury cabins and suites have a neutral décor with lots of wood, modern en-suite shower rooms and air-conditioning.

What's included

Inclusions for all guests:
Full Board • Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant • Barbecue on a desert island • Unlimited drinking water • Fruit juices plus specialty teas and coffees with breakfast • Instructor-led yoga classes every morning • Snorkelling equipment • Airport transfers • 5GB of Wi-Fi per cabin • Excursions

Guests have a choice of three packages:
Spa Holiday packages: • 8 spa treatments per week from a select menu on the 7-night Spa Holiday package • Scuba Holiday packages: • Up to 17 dives per week including masks, fins and tanks on the 7-night Scuba Holiday package • Scuba & Spa Holiday packages: • 6 dives per week including masks, fins and tanks on the 7-night Scuba & Spa Holiday package • 4 spa treatments per week from a select menu on the 7-night Scuba & Spa Holiday package

The 300m², Asian-style spa occupies the two upper decks, with 5 treatment rooms including a couple’s room, a deck for open-air Thai massages or meditation, and a shaded spa lounge for relaxation and yoga. Experienced therapists offer a variety of massages and aqua and stone therapies alongside Ayurvedic treatments. Inclusive treatments in the spa packages range from Thai, Balinese, Filipino, Swedish and Ayurvedic massages to a Scubaspa facial or body scrub.

Holiday packages available for spa lovers:
• 7-night Spa Holiday Package: including 8 spa treatments per week from a select menu
• 7-night Scuba & Spa Holiday Package: including 4 treatments from a select menu alongside 6 dives\

The dive centre is housed on a separate 20-metre dive boat that travels alongside the main ship, carrying all of your dive equipment. All dive equipment is available to rent including GoPro Hero5 Silver Edition. 5 expert instructors, dive masters and boat crew are on-hand to ensure guests’ safety and enjoyment. Private dive guides are also available at extra cost.

Holiday packages for divers:
• 7-night Scuba Holiday package: including up to 17 dives (plus use of masks, fins and tanks)
• 7-night Scuba & Spa Holiday package: up to 6 dives per week (plus use of masks, fins and tanks) alongside 4 spa treatments from a select menu • 7-night Scuba & Spa Holiday package: : up to 4 dives per week (plus use of masks, fins and tanks) alongside 2 spa treatments from a select menu

These sailing holidays are not suitable for children.

UK departures every Friday to join the yacht on the Saturday.

This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

Scubaspa has two almost-identical sister ships, Ying and Yang.

Guests will typically be accommodated on the Ying, while the Yang (which has the addition of a fitness room but no couple’s spa room) will be used once the Ying is full.

The Full Board Scuba package is only available to certified divers, though guests on the Full Board Spa package can learn to dive with a Discover Scuba Diving taster session or a PADI Open Water Course.

Regulators, suits and weights can all be hired on board at extra cost; there is no need to pre-book.

Couples who have booked one Full Board Scuba package and one Full Board Spa package can exchange dives and spa treatments.

Spa treatments must be pre-booked; reservations can be made from the evening you board.

4-night packages are also available.

The yacht is in dry dock on selected dates.

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