Scubaspa Yang liveaboard review
If you want to scuba diving in one of the best places in the world. then you will want to dive from one of the best liveaboards found there. Scubaspa Yang liveaboard diving is top notch. But more importantly, in the words of divers who’ve experienced this ‘Exceptional‘ Maldives liveaboard, she’s:
- ‘Beyond incredible‘; and
- ‘One of the Best Liveaboards‘.
Maldives Scubaspa Yang liveaboard review: A review of the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard diving reveals some the best diving, the best dive sites and ultimate liveaboard luxury. Rated 9.6 out of 10 and with 5 stars, the Scubaspa Yang is one of the most highly rated liveaboards in the Maldives. Built for divers and sleeps 40 guests over 19 cabins with 24 bathrooms.
The food on the Scubaspa Yang includes local style food served both fine cuisine or buffet style as alfresco dinning
Scubaspa Yang liveaboard – the main review points
The following are covered in this article about Scubaspa Yang liveaboard:
- Features of the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard.
- Overall rating of the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard.
- The Scubaspa Yang liveaboard reviews.
- Diving itineraries.
- The on-board accommodation.
- Scubaspa WiFi.
- The food and drink on board.
- Scubaspa PADI diving.
- Scubaspa discount code.
- How to book a liveaboard trip on the Maldives Scubaspa Yang liveaboard.
Lets’ take a look at each of these in more detail:
Features of the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard
The Scubaspa Yang is the “Yang of the Ying”, i.e. this is the sister Liveaboard boat of the Scubaspa Ying.
The following are the key features of this Maldives liveaboard dive boat:
- Custom-built for scuba divers.
- Nitrox available on board at an extra charge.
- DIN adapters.
- Scuba equipment rental.
- Tenders for diving.
- Dive deck.
- Rinse hoses and separate rinse for u/w cameras.
- Warm water showers.
- Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly – see one of the reviews below from a non-diver.
- Stand Up Paddleboards.
- Kayaks On-Board.
Overall rating of the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard
The overall rating based on customer reviews on the Scubaspa Yang is rated ‘Exceptional and shes scored 9.6 out of 10 with a full 5 stars.
The Scubaspa Yang liveaboard reviews
At the time of writing this Scubaspa Yang liveaboard review, there were 130 customer reviews of this exceptional liveaboard dive boat. Here’s a sample of a few of the top reviews:
“Awesome diving and crew. 5 star hotel on board Diving, diving and diving They are choosing the best dive sites.” Recommended for; Whale shark diving, nurse sharks, mantas.Igor E, Russia – 10 out of 10 and Exceptional, plus 5 stars.
The following review was from someone who doesn’t even scuba dive!
“Amazing all future trips will be on a live aboard! This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I don’t even dive! Five star everything while floating through the amazing Maldives. It has set the bar for all future travel and we will definitely be doing it again in another part of the world. New experiences, new friends and new appreciation for live aboard travel! Thank you!” Recommended for: Beautiful Boat, 5 Star Staff and Service, Always on the move.Tisha G, United States – 10 out of 10 and Exceptional, plus 5 stars.
Then back to a Scubaspa Yang review by a scuba diver:
“Beyond incredible! This has been our best Liveaboard experience we have ever had! The boat is stunning, the food was absolutely incredible (with lots of options) and the diving could not have been better. Mantas, whale shark, currents, colors, it had everything! The currents here are very strong and a reef hook is needed on most dives so the diving in the Maldives is not for beginners but it has to date been the best diving experience that we have had and we have been to some pretty incredible places. I couldn’t recommend this boat any more highly and we cannot wait to visit again 🙂” Recommended for: The boat, the big fish, the food.
Diving itineraries from the Scubaspa Yang
The liveaboard dive trips on the Scubaspa Yang include shorter 5 day/4 night dive trips to a full 8 day 7 night liveaboard trip to explore the Maldives.
Scubaspa Yang dive itineraries
- Best of Maldives – 8 day 7 night trip – Approximately 15 dives in total; Experience required is PADI Open Water (or equivalent); No minimum logged dives required. Diving includes the ‘Fish Tank’, Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo Madivaru Channel, Rasdhoo Madivaru and Moofushi Point. Marine life expected (but on guaranteed) includes the following: Whale sharks, manta rays, scorpionfish, glassfish, reef sharks, Napoleon wrasse, green turtles, beautiful corals and dolphins.
- Best of Maldives – 5 days 4 nights trip – Approximately 9 dives in total; Experience required is PADI Open Water (or equivalent); No minimum logged dives required. Diving will include ‘Fish Tank’, ‘Rasdhoo Madivaru Channel’, ‘Rasdhoo Madivaru’ and Moofushi Point. Marine life expected (but not guaranteed) includes: Whale sharks, manta rays, scorpionfish, glassfish, reef sharks, Napoleon wrass, green turtles, beautiful corals, dolphins, hammerheads.
The on-board accommodation on the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard
The on-board accommodation on the Scubaspa Yang includes the following features:
- Luxury accommodation throughout.
- Air conditioned cabins.
- Non-smoking rooms.
- En-suite bathrooms.
- Seaview cabins.
- Accommodation for up to 40 guests.
- Total of 19 cabins.
- Total of 24 bathrooms.
One of the other great benefits of the Scubaspa Yang is that not only does she have on-board internet and WiFi, but the WiFi is free of charge and included in the cost of the liveaboard trip.
No extra charges for internet and WiFi, so you can upload your photos from your diving, keep up to date with your emails and keep people posted on your favourite social media.
The food and drink on board the Scubaspa Yang
The food and drink on-board the Scubaspa Yang liveaboard includes the following features:
- Local food options.
- Fine cuisine.
- Food is buffet style.
- Al Fresco diving is an option.
- Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
- You get a beach barbecue of your liveaboard dive trip.
- There’s a fine wine selection, beer is available and soft drinks, but at an extra charge.
- There are free welcome cocktails.
- All drinking water is included in the price of the liveaboard.
- Requests for special dietary requirements at time of booking.
Scubaspa PADI diving
On-board the Scubaspa Yang are optional PADI diving courses for an additional charge. Why not take the opportunity to enhance your diver experience and diver certification level.
Scubaspa discount code
There are no Scubaspa discount codes as such, but if you’re lucky you may get a discount at the time of booking. At the time of writing this article there were two trips discounted by 25% (see above image).
How to book a liveaboard trip on the Maldives Scubaspa Yang liveaboard
If you like the Scubaspa Yang review of features, food and diving in this article and you want to find out more, the best way to do this is to visit Liveaboard.com. Liveaboard.com offer some of the most competitive liveaboard rates there are.
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Table of Maldives liveaboards
This list of Maldives liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Liveaboard main photo||Discover Liveaboard||Customer Review Rating Out of 10||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Yang; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Yang||9.6||85||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Explorer; Booking Link: MV Emperor Explorer||9.6||63||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Theia; Booking Link: MV Theia||9.5||85||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana; Booking Link: MY Princess Dhonkamana||9.5||79||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Scubaspa Ying; Booking Link: MV Scubaspa Ying||9.4||87||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Sachika; Booking Link: MV Sachika||9.4||83||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Serenity; Booking Link: MV Emperor Serenity||9.4||60||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Soleil 2; Booking Link: MV Soleil 2||9.3||96||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Emperor Atoll; Booking Link: MV Emperor Atoll||9.3||77||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: MV Azalea; Booking Link: MV Azalea||9.3||77||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
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