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At a glance...
- Visits Komodo, Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea
- Large luxury yacht with spa and dive packages
- Cabins have en-suite bathrooms
- Accompanying dive boat
- Yoga classes
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Scubaspa ZEN is a one of a kind liveaboard in Indonesia. It is designed to thrill divers and spa enthusiasts alike, and harmoniously bridges world-class dive facilities with decadent spa treatments and the finest culinary services. You will sail through picturesque islands, exploring the dramatic Indonesian landscapes and astounding marine ecosystems, while indulging in daily treatments in the sumptuous onboard spa.
The award-winning Scubaspa fleet is renowned for its luxury vessels that offer exceptional scuba diving, indulgent onboard spa facilities, creative gourmet cuisine, yoga activities, non-motorised water sports (paddleboards and kayaks), stunning itineraries, and outstanding service. The phinisi-style Scubaspa ZEN is steady and graceful, and an incredible 53 metres in length, yet still only accommodates a maximum of just 20 guests in various luxurious accommodations. The crew of 25 ensures high staff to-guest-ratio and unparalleled personal service. There are 2 spa therapists, a yoga master, and 2 highly skilled chefs. The covered decks are the perfect spot for sunset cocktails, outdoor dining under the stars, and an open-air cinema. The 168 sqm sun deck is the spot to enjoy the tropical sunshine.
Set in the midst of the Coral Triangle, the Indonesian Archipelago is a global biodiversity hotspot and home to more than 76% of the world’s coral species and more species of fish than anywhere else on the planet. Scubaspa ZEN covers a range of itineraries where you can experience the finest diving of Indonesia both above and below the surface. It operates in the Komodo region from April to October, and Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea during the northwest monsoon between October and April. Breathtaking scenery in combination with spectacular diving through volcanic reef hotspots will be the norm on its voyages.
Another unique feature of diving onboard the Zen is the pleasurable and relaxed experience created by all dive-related activity taking place on the accompanying dive boat, a hallmark borrowed by the fleet’s cruises in Maldives. The main vessel stays dry and is undisturbed by noise and activity. The 21 metre long dive boat carries all the equipment, including the air and nitrox membrane compressors. Purpose-built for comfort with ample seating, multiple entry/exit points, and toilet and shower facilities, the boat elevates this liveaboard vacation to true luxury. The Scubaspa ZEN camera and charging station has capacity for 18 people, with a communal use computers, installed with Lightroom and Photoshop.
The other key feature of the cruises are the spa treatments. Each guest can choose to dive, choose to spa, or choose a combination of both. The Asian-style spa is ideal for couples and offers extraordinary service in its 5-star facility at the stern of the yacht, the quietest and most secluded part of the boat where a wide range of classic and signature spa treatments are on offer. Products are made from organic ingredients, botanical extracts, and essential oils, sourced in Bali. The spa menu consists of 19 treatments including Balinese, Thai, and hot stone spa rituals. Such spectacular scenery that Indonesia offers is the perfect setting to discover the path to inner peace under the expert guidance of the onboard yoga master. Enjoy the sounds of the sea and the warmth of the sun while practicing yoga as the sun rises - a perfect complement to the scuba diving activities. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome.
The dining experience is equally important on Scubaspa ZEN Indonesian liveaboard safaris. The highly trained chefs prepare a varied selection of gourmet cuisine and cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Guests can enjoy 3 daily buffet-style meals, served in the spacious al fresco restaurant on the main deck. Enjoy breakfast whilst watching the sunrise, relax in the sun over a leisurely lunch, and dine under the stars, all complemented by a global selection of wines and champagnes. There is a welcoming bar, located adjacent to the restaurant, that offers a wide selection of cocktails, spirits, cordials, and beer. A moonlit barbecue on a sandy beach, is a feature on all cruises, when guests experience a desert island grill of the catch-of-the-day, whilst the azure blue water gently caresses the shoreline. Discover the ultimate dream vacation in some in the most prestigious diving destination in the world with Scubaspa ZEN.
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Dive experience: Divers are required to hold an Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent as many sites require experience. The divemasters and instructors are both knowledgeable and multilingual.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, scheduled land tours, yoga classes every morning, return transfers local airport-boat, package (10 nights ['Dive package' = 22-26 dives or 'Scuba & spa package' = 10 dives and 6 spa treatments or 'Spa package' = 11 spa treatments], or 7 nights ['Dive package' = 16-19 dives or 'Scuba and spa package' = 6 dives and 4 spa treatments or 'Spa package' = 8 spa treatments]), 2 or 3 experienced English-speaking divemasters, snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): 10% government tax on cruise price, scuba equipment (incl. dive computer: US$ 60 per item per day), national park and port fees (US$ 30-50 per day, exact details available on request), diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival, cash (IDR and USD) and cards accepted.
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per week), torch (US$ 10 per dive), 13 litre tank (US$ 5 per dive), underwater camera. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Check in time ends around noon time and there is a local airport minibus transfer service between 9-12 am on arrival day. The yacht will depart from port once all the guests are onboard but preferably just after noon.
Raja Ampat: Scubaspa Zen departs from Sorong. You can fly directly to Sorong from Jakarta, Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado. From Bali there are convenient connections via Ujung Pandang (Makassar) and Manado.
Komodo: The liveaboard departs from Labuan Bajo. You can fly direct to Labuan Bajo from Denpasar (Bali) or Jakarta.
Other routes: Scubaspa Zen also uses ports and provides pick ups in Ambon, Maumere and Saumlaki. Transfer details will be sent at the time of booking.
For more information see our Indonesia travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be during the morning of the penultimate day. The yacht will arrive at the harbour by 7 am and check out time is between 9-12 am on the final day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers since they can take the spa package with 2 treatments per day.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, or pay a supplement of 25% of the published price for their own cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: The 3rd person in a triple cabin receives a 25% discount.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 18 persons and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 20 guests).
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Scubaspa ZEN has 9 cabins and suites, across 4 different categories. The most luxurious is the 60 sqm owner’s Manta Suite
, located in the stern of the main deck. With its own private overwater lounge, spectacular living room, and panoramic ocean views, this suite offers guests the utmost in privacy. The cabin features the highest quality materials such as exotic woods, handmade decorations from Bali, and a black and Javanese yellow marble bathroom. The suite has a king-size bed, and guests may enjoy spa treatments and/or dining in the privacy of their room, making it ideal for couples seeking the intimacy of a romantic getaway. The living space has a sofa that can be used as an extra bed for an additional guest, making it a good choice for families of 3 too. An Ipad and portable speaker are provided with a wide selection of music.
The 20 sqm Cowrie Suite
is also located mid-ships on the main deck. With beds that can configured as twin beds or as one queen bed, and an additional sofa that converts to a 3rd bed, again this cabin is a perfect choice for a family of 3. The cabin features expansive windows, black teak, slate-lite stone panels, coconut shells, and handmade decorations. It has the largest bathroom onboard with a one-of-kind onyx stone sink. The 18 sqm Dolphin Suite
is located on the other side of the yacht from the Cowrie Suite and is similarly furnished. It can be used as twin bed or with one queen bed. It has a private en-suite bathroom and expansive windows, as well as a small writing desk, and is the perfect choice for a couple or friends.
The 6 Sea Star Suites
are set on the lower deck. These suites are 16 sqm and can also be set up as twin or double bed. Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, writing desk, sofa, wardrobe, and air conditioning, and all have unique handmade decorations from Bali and finishings of fossilised wood, marble or onyx.
All the cabins have:
- Individual control air conditioning
- Portholes on lower deck, windows on main deck
- En-suite bathroom with hot-water shower, toilet and hand basin
- Signature toiletries, towels and bathrobes
- Reading lights
- Fridge (main deck cabins only)
- Laundry service
- Daily housekeeping
- Wardrobe, mirror and shelves
- 24-hour, 220/230v electricity supply
- Multi electrical sockets that can fit with any plug type
- Bedding and space for luggage
- Fire alarm, life jackets and fire extinguishers
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water