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Scubaspa Yang

Scubaspa Yang


Built: 2014
Construction: Fiberglass / wood hull
Length: 50 meters / 164 feet
Beam: 12 meters / 37 feet
Draft: 3.5 meters / 11.5 feet
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 26
Fuel Capacity: 19,000 liters
Engine: 2 x CAT C9 Acert, 503 BHP
Electricity: 220 Volt, 50 Hertz international plugs in every suite
Generators: 3 x CAT C4.4, 86 eKW/107KVA
Nitrox $

Schedules & Availability


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10 DEC2022
7 nights
Best of Maldives
23 available spaces
from
USD 2728.-
23 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
10 Dec 2022
Male
disembark:
17 Dec 2022
Male

Prices & Availability

Sea Star Cabin Double
Lower Deck
USD 2728.-
12 spaces
Sea Star Cabin Triple
Lower Deck
USD 2728.-
3 spaces
Cowrie Suite Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Dolphin Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 3352.-
2 spaces
Manta Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 3616.-
2 spaces
Manta Suite Twin
Main Deck
USD 3616.-
4 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

GST Tax
%
16.-
Green Tax
USD
42.-
 Booking Request
22 DEC2022
7 nights
Christmas Cruise
4 available spaces
from
USD 4819.-
4 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
22 Dec 2022
Male
disembark:
29 Dec 2022
Male

Prices & Availability

Sea Star Cabin Double
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Sea Star Cabin Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Cowrie Suite Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Dolphin Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 4819.-
2 spaces
Manta Suite Double
Main Deck
on request
fully booked
Manta Suite Twin
Main Deck
USD 5199.-
2 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

GST Tax
%
16.-
Green Tax
USD
42.-
 Booking Request
21 JAN2023
7 nights
Best of Maldives
4 available spaces
USD 4521.-
4 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
21 Jan 2023
Male
disembark:
28 Jan 2023
Male

Prices & Availability

Sea Star Cabin Double
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Sea Star Cabin Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Cowrie Suite Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Dolphin Suite Double
Main Deck
on request
fully booked
Manta Suite Double
Main Deck
on request
fully booked
Manta Suite Twin
Main Deck
USD 4521.-
4 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

GST Tax
%
16.-
Green Tax
USD
42.-
 Booking Request
28 JAN2023
7 nights
Deep South – Male to Kooddoo
32 available spaces
from
USD 3751.-
32 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
28 Jan 2023
Male
disembark:
04 Feb 2023
Kooddoo

Prices & Availability

Sea Star Cabin Double
Lower Deck
USD 3751.-
14 spaces
Sea Star Cabin Triple
Lower Deck
USD 3751.-
3 spaces
Cowrie Suite Triple
Lower Deck
USD 4174.-
3 spaces
Dolphin Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 4610.-
4 spaces
Manta Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 4973.-
2 spaces
Manta Suite Twin
Main Deck
USD 4973.-
6 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

GST Tax
%
16.-
Green Tax
USD
42.-
 Booking Request
04 FEB2023
7 nights
Deep South - Kooddoo to Gan
21 available spaces
from
USD 3751.-
21 available spaces

Departure/Arrival

embark:
04 Feb 2023
Kooddoo
disembark:
11 Feb 2023
Gan

Prices & Availability

Sea Star Cabin Double
Lower Deck
USD 3751.-
12 spaces
Sea Star Cabin Triple
Lower Deck
USD 3751.-
3 spaces
Cowrie Suite Triple
Lower Deck
on request
fully booked
Dolphin Suite Double
Main Deck
USD 4610.-
2 spaces
Manta Suite Double
Main Deck
on request
fully booked
Manta Suite Twin
Main Deck
USD 4973.-
4 spaces

Surcharges payable with booking

GST Tax
%
16.-
Green Tax
USD
42.-
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The Scubaspa ships are as much a floating resort as they are dedicated scuba diving liveaboard ships. The unique concept combines exceptional spa experiences with unforgettable scuba diving. The Scubaspa has been designed for divers who travel with non-diving partners, and guests with a desire for an exceptional spa experience. Scubaspa’s purpose-built yachts explore the picture-perfect islands and divers explore the reefs in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The liveaboard diving yachts Scubaspa Ying and Scubaspa Yang have been designed to accommodate up to 40 guests. The ships feature 10 cabins and nine suites on each yacht, and are tastefully decorated, all with panoramic sea view or port lights. The cabins are configured with queen, king or twin bed combinations. One suite and one cabin sleep up to three people. All cabins have air conditioning, en suite bathrooms with shower, personal safe, and mini-fridge. The ships are designed with four decks that 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 enjoy luxury service including four spa therapists, a yoga master, four highly skilled chefs and a guest services manager.
Scuba Dive and Spa Packages: Scuba holiday - 15-17 dives Spa holiday - 8 spa treatments Scuba & Spa holiday - 6 dives and 4 spa treatments Please note the exchanging of dives to spa treatments within a package is not available.
Diving takes place from a tender. Approximately 20 meters in length, the dive boat carries all the equipment, including air compressors and state-of-the-art nitrox; purpose built for comfort, each has adequate 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. Nitrox is available but Scubaspa does not support technical diving or rebreathers. Maldivian dive regulations are followed, which limit dives to a maximum of 30 meters without exception. This limit applies to all divers even with advanced level certifications and training in deep diving. Open water diver is certified to dive down to only 18 meters. Night and deep dives are available only to divers with advanced diver certification. If guests wish to upgrade their level, advanced diver course is available onboard.
North and South Ari Atoll: There are many 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. Divers explore 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 photographers. 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 excellent diving and includes 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
Text and photographs courtesy of Scubaspa.



Dive Conditions

The conditions are generally good all the year around Maldives. Air temperature is 26°C to 32°C year-round. The average water temperature ranges from 27°C to 30°C year-round. Divers can expect visibility from 15m to 40m depending on the season and location. The visibility is not as good during the rainy season, May to August. Currents depend a lot on tide and location, and ranges from none in the lagoon to very strong in the channels. Dive depths range from 5m to 40m. The coral reefs are shallow and most of the dive sites are between 10 and 20 meters deep.
Due to the medium to strong currents, drift dives are common. Often divers have to do a negative entry, which means the moment you enter the water, you must descend to the bottom. The Maldives is recommended for the intermediate level or experienced diver. Because of the depths and currents, dives in the Maldives are usually 45 - 50 minutes for many divers. There are many dives sites which are suitable for novice divers as well which are protected from the currents, and novice divers can do drift dives on the long reefs not affected by tricky currents.