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Scubaspa Ying & Yang

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These two identical vessels are the largest of Maldives dive & spa options.  They each accommodate up to 40 guests in 10 cabins & 9 suites & dive the Best of Maldives route.

 A word from Dom: "These two vessels get rave reviews from divers who are also seeking a truly relaxing vacation experience ... and/or who are travelling with a partner who doesn't dive.  The yoga & spa aspect of these cruises is ideal for the non-diver who is looking for a week of pampering.  And, divers will enjoy the highlights of what has made Maldives diving so popular."  .....   Dominick Macan


ON BOARD SCUBASPA YING & YANG


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ACCOMMODATION ... AMENITIES ... DIVING ... WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • CABIN TYPES
    4 main deck TWIN / DOUBLE suites
    twin or king beds, sitting area & panoramic window
    4 main deck DOUBLE suites
    queen bed, sitting area & panoramic window
    1 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN suite
    queen bed & sofa bed ... 4 opening port windows
    10 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins
    each with queen bed + single bed   ...  2 port holes
    Each cabin is fully air-conditioned and en-suite & features a mini-fridge & mini-safe.


  • DIVING
    up to 3 dives per day all from the dive dhoni
    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
    15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C  ...  3mm wetsuit recommended


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, juice, tea & coffee
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    daily morning yoga
    excursions
    1 GB of wifi per person


  • WHAT'S EXTRA
    international & domestic airfare
    alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks & nitrox
    environmental tax
    12% goverment tax


THE SCUBASPA EXPERIENCE


The vessels were conceived by a diver and his physiotherapist wife who designed the boats to offer something unique: space for isolated relaxation, yoga sessions & spa treatments; places for sunset cocktails & outdoor dining under the stars;  an open-air cinema, a gym (on Yang only) and a Jacuzzi.  The spa experience includes 300-square-meter spa with six treatment rooms,  a secluded deck for Thai massages ... and a yoga parlor & spa boutique.

The popular top sun deck features immense space for sunbathing but also includes the secluded Thai massage area and the Jacuzzi.  Below that, on the upper deck, you'll find the outdoor spa and a variety of treatment rooms, plus an aqua-room and an outdoor bar.  On the main deck, you'll find an al fresco restaurant & a bar which offers plenty of covered outdoor seating ... plus 6 of the suites.  You'll also access the large swim platform on this deck.  On the lower deck, are located the remaining cabins,

Scubaspa offers 3 package options. The "scuba holiday" consists of 15-17 dives in 7 days and does not include spa treatments.  Divers may choose to pay for additional dives.   The "spa holiday" consists of 8 spa treatments in 7 days.   Finally, for the diver / spa-lover, you may choose "Scuba & Spa" to get 6 dives and 4 spa treatments. 

You'll also find fishing rods, paddle boards and kayaks at your disposal ... plus beach barbecues; laundry service and Wifi wherever there is connection.

You'll enjoy three buffet style meals daily as well as an a la carte menu ranging from roast rack of lamb to grilled Atlantic salmon and an authentic sushi bar ...  all complemented by carefully selected wines and champagnes.  Don't hesitate to let us know your dietary needs.

Deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Maldives Scubaspa Ying and Yang  .. open

 

DECK PLAN

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MACHINERY - MAIN VESSEL

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
Sewege plant 1 no RWO Biopur 6, 12 m3/24hrs
Drinking water 1 no Aqualite 1200 + RO purifying system, 2 ltrs/min
RWO – sophisticated marine water technology to biodegrade all waste produced onboard

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 50 m
Beam 11.2 m
Draft 2.5 m
Displacement 327 t

MACHINERY - DIVE DHONI

Engines CAT 7 275 BHP
Generators 1 no
Electricity 220V/50Hz for tank filling
Dive compressors 2 no Bauer PE 250 TE with Air-Kool system. 300 l/min
Nitrox compressor 1 no CompAir L11

TANK CAPACITIES - MAIN VESSEL

Fuel 19000 ltr
Fresh water 22540 ltr
Grey/black water 11060 ltr

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

State of the art fire detection/alarm systems
Fire hoses fed via a seawater booster pump
Fire extinguishers
Designated escape routes
Emergency escape ladders from both lower and main deck evacuating to foredeck
Emergency lighting to all decks and escape routes
Dive dhoni (evacuation vessel for all guests and staff)
Edge protection around vessel to European height standard
Ample number of life jackets with emergency whistles
Safety ring buoys
Life Raft
Defibrillator
Oxygen
Satellite Phone
First Aid kits (key staff members are trained in first aid)


ITINERARIES


Scubaspa Ying and Yang focus mainly on a Best of Maldives itinerary encompassing North and South Ari Atolls, Vaavu Atoll and North Male.  Conditions in early spring, generally March, allow them to add in trips to the Deep South of the Maldives

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Saturday
14:00 Meeting at the airport and transfer to main vessel
14:45 Welcome aboard, registration and cabin allocation
19:00 Welcome Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Sunday
06:00 Morning test dive at Lankan Point
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00 Breakfast
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 Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant

Monday
05:45 Morning dive at Kuramathi Kandu
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00 Breakfast
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 Yoga at Forecaster Area
18:00 Night Dive at Maaya Thila
19:30 Dinner

Tuesday
06:30 Morning dive at Fish Head
07:00 Beach Yoga Classes at Meeruvenfushi Island
08:00 Breakfast
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 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
09:15-12:45 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 Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant
20:30 Open-air cinema

Thursday
06:00 Morning dive at Kudhima Wreck
07:00 Yoga Classes
08:00 Breakfast
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 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
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 Dinner at Al Fresco Restaurant


TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


International flights should be booked to Male.  If you arrive on the day the cruise departs your transfer from the airport to the boat will be included.

Embarkation starts at 2pm  on Saturdays.  This day is dedicated to collecting all guests from the airport adn getting you settled so no activities or spa treatments are scheduled.

After your cruise, you'll have a choice of transfer times to the airport.  The first at 7am nd the second at 8.45 AM. The dive boat will transfer all guests to Velana International Airport near capital Male’.

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