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Luxurious liveaboards Scubaspa Ying, and sister vessel Yang, cruise the idyllic lagoons and atolls of the Maldives, giving divers access to some world class scuba. Even better, imagine resurfacing from an amazing dive to see a massage table merely steps away and with your name on it…
With five decks on each, Scubaspa Ying and Yang are two of the biggest liveaboards in the Maldives but with just 19 cabins per vessel, there's an abundance of space for guests to relax. The ten luxurious cabins boast en suite bathrooms, queen size beds and porthole windows, while the suites on the upper decks benefit from seating areas and large picture windows from which to enjoy the view as you sail. Décor throughout the vessels features driftwood furniture alongside crisp whites and soft, earthy tones to create relaxing and contemporary spaces.
The dining rooms are elegantly decorated with dark woods and serve buffet style breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with a la carte options also available. Alternatively opt to eat al fresco on the main deck where the main bar is in easy reach for a pre-dinner sunset cocktail. If you harbour (excuse the nautical pun) a burning desire to dine with the sand between your toes, BBQ dinners on nearby islands are also organised as a treat.
Two of the five decks aboard the vessels are devoted solely to the spa, where divers can choose from a variety of treatments including seven different types of massages and Ayurvedic treatments. There are also twice daily yoga classes held on the deck at sunrise and sunset, an outdoor Jacuzzi and an outdoor cinema.
After hours spent bathing in Maldivian sunshine or having the knots pummelled from your back it's probably time for a spot of diving. Needless to say the warm turquoise waters of the Maldives provide some of the best diving in the world and the ScubaSpa team ensure guests get the most out of their scuba experience by dividing divers into small groups based upon ability and experience, and providing all equipment for rental on board.
Why we love it
The ScubaSpa Milk Body Mask contains aloe vera, making it the perfect treatment for travellers who may have spent a touch too long in the Maldivian sun.