Cruise across the Maldives onboard The floating resort By Scubaspa, a unique and unforgettable way to explore the Maldives. Adorned with luxurious cabins, a plush on-board spa and the chance to explore the spectacular underwater world of the Indian Ocean that mantas, hammerheads and whale sharks call home. Guests can choose between inclusive spa treatments, dives, or a combination of the two!
Scubaspa is an exciting and brand new concept, inviting travellers to explore rich marine life as well as enjoying the perks onboard such as sunset cocktails, star gazing, al fresco dinners and an open-air cinema on the evening beneath the stars! Service is second to none with 30 crew members including 4 spa therapists, a yoga master and 4 chefs, which means you’ll experience a high staff to guest ratio. There’s a separate dive boat that accompanies the main yacht to carry all the dive equipment including air compressors and Nitrox.
Lovers of diving can turn their passion into an unforgettable holiday in paradise, and if you’re not a diving enthusiast, there’s still so much to enjoy about your holiday on The Floating Resort By Scubaspa. The 50-metre purpose-built ‘safari yacht’ has PADI 5 star Dive Resort status and is designed with sleek wooden decks and modern cabins for an unforgettable Maldives holiday with a difference. Sea Star cabins are situated on the lower deck with opening port lights and queen beds, while the Dolphin and Manta Suites are on the main deck and boast of panoramic views. The Cowrie Suite is at the bow of the lower deck and features a sofa bed for a third guest.
The dining options onboard offer a range of tantalizing options while you cruise, the Al Fresco Restaurant on the main deck serves 3 buffet style meals each day, with evening meals including Surf and Turf nights and on Sundays guests can enjoy a traditional roast dinner!
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You’ll be welcomed aboard The Floating Resort by Scubaspa and enjoy a buffet lunch, once you’ve settled into your cabin the cruise manager and crew will give you an induction. On the evening you will be treated to a welcome dinner before the yacht sets sail towards Coco Bodu Hithi in the North Male Atoll where you’ll anchor for the night.
Wake up early before breakfast to enjoy a morning test dive and sunrise yoga session to start your day full of energy! A second dive at Boduhithi Manta Point offers a truly unforgettable opportunity to see manta rays (typically seen from December – April). The Floating Resort by Scubaspa will then set sail towards Rasdhoo Atoll for your third diving trip of the day at Rashdoo Madivaru Channel – non divers can enjoy snorkeling and venturing the shores of Madivaru Finolhu.
Another early start brings the chance to dive with hammerhead sharks at Kuramathi Kandu and the rest of your morning is spent snorkeling, enjoying watersports and lazing on the white pristine beach at Picnic Island. After lunch, the yacht sails towards the North Ari Atoll for a thrilling night dive at Maaya Thila for an unforgettable diving experience, which shows a brand new side to the Indian Ocean’s underwater world
Start your day diving at Fish Head, known for its rich marine life and population of grey reef sharks. An optional yoga session can be enjoyed on the beach at Meerufenfushi Island before the yacht sails towards Constance Moofushi, for a second dive at Moofushi Manta Point. Following lunch, the third dive is at Bulhallhohi Caves, with an exciting marine life of grey reef and white tipped reef sharks as well as spotting schools of batfish and napoleon can also be found here. On the evening, enjoy an unforgettable beach barbecue beneath the stars.
Explore everything to do with whale sharks on Day 6 on The Floating Resort by Scubaspa with two whale shark research trips that will introduce you to the world of these gentle giants! Afterwards the yacht will sail to Dhigurah Lagoon, the island is one of the longest in the Maldives and is covered in natural Maldivian tropical jungle. On the evening you’ll be treated to a presentation by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme.
The first dive of the morning is at Kudhimaa Wreck, which is a medium sized shipwreck that lies close to Machafushi house reef and was purposely sunken in 1999 to offer divers a sight to see in the Maldives! Afterwards you will sail towards the Alimatha area in the Vaavu Atoll to visit the beautiful sandbank and later on you can enjoy a dive with the nurse sharks at the Alimantha house reef! Following your dive you can end the day watching a movie beneath the stars at the yacht’s outdoor cinema.
Your final full day starts with a dive at Miyaru Kandu before the yacht sets sail towards South Male Atoll for dives at Kandooma Thila and Kuda Giri wreck – considered by many as the best diving site in the north male and is shaped like a teardrop with incredible scenery to behold. Afterwards visit Sexy Beach and embark on a local island trip. Later in the afternoon the yacht will sail towards Kurumba for a sunset cocktail on board
Disembark the yacht after breakfast and transfer to Male airport for your return flight to the UK. Alternatively, choose to extend your time in the Maldives at one of our recommended Maldives resorts.