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MV Carpe Diem

Cabins
10
Length / Width
35 m / 10 m
Year built
2008 
Rental equip.
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Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • "Leading liveaboard brand" 2016 award in the Maldives for the second year in a row
  • The Carpe Diem offers year round dive cruises in the Central Maldives
  • Mantas, sharks, whale sharks, tiny shrimp, nudibranchs, ghost pipe fish
  • Kudarah Thila, Manta Point, Maaya Thila, Fish Head and Machafushi wreck
  • Dives from dhoni - experience dive guides on board
  • Land excursions, beginners dives and snorkelers welcome
  • A platform at the back of the main deck with two fresh water showers and a jet ski
  • A studio with internet, a shop and all business centre facilities.
  • Nitrox, rental equipment and dive courses available

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Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 120 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival

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Description

Carpe Diem, the sister ship of the stunning Carpe Vita, offering unique liveaboard holiday with a myriad of activities in the surroundings of the beautiful atolls of the Maldives.

Cruising in the Maldives has never been so much fun, the Carpe Diem offers Scuba Diving in crystal clear azure waters with a dedicated crew to help make your cruise the Dive Holiday experience of a lifetime. 

The Carpe Diem was the first boat of the fleet and started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 Cabins divided over 3 Decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

What you can expect

Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is Mantas, Whalesharks and speedy Drift Dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World famous dive sites await, all from the comfort and convenience of this superb Maldivian liveaboard. 

Carpe Diem sleeps 20 Divers in 10 cabins. No matter which cabin you chose, all have individual air conditioning, in-room safe and en-suite bathrooms. The standard cabins are located below deck. 4 have a Queen double with a separate Single bed. There are a further 2 Twin/Bunk bed only cabins. There are 2 Main Deck cabins with a Queen double bed and glorious views. These are ideal for Single Occupancy as well as Couples. There is a TV and DVD player in each cabin. Moving upstairs, you find the Deluxe Star cabin. This is one of the larger cabins on board with a Queen size bed and large windows. Or for an extra special upgrade option, the Suite is perfect. This is a massive cabin on the Upper Deck with a King size bed and masses of storage space. The sea views are exceptional as well as the creature comforts! 

On the Main Deck you will find a large Saloon area with tea, coffee and drinking water. This is the hub of the boat, where briefings are given. There is a large flat screen and audio system. Outside of the lounge is an outdoor seating area. All meals are also served al fresco in the dedicated Dining Area on the Upper Deck. Head right upstairs to the Sun Deck to soak up the views, work on your tan or just relax in the shade with a good book from the boat's library. 

Please be aware, Open Water certification (or equivalent) Divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply). 

Guests enjoy semi buffet style meals prepared by a fine dining chef in an open air dining and bar area located at the back of the boat

On board the Carpe Diem liveaboard you can expect a wide menu consisting of dishes from a range of genres including Maldivian, Thai, Chinese and Italian, as well as International fare and the occasional BBQ. There are always plenty of fresh ingredients used, including fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. The air-conditioned Restaurant and open-air dining areas offer 3 main dishes per sitting, buffet with waitress service. Coffee, tea and drinking water and fruit are provided free of charge, Soft drinks, fruit juices, milk shakes, mineral water and beer are available for purchase and there is a large cocktail and wine list. The dining service begins with afternoon snacks and evening dinner on the first evening of the cruise. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.

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Cabins

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Deluxe Cabin - Upper Deck #Star

Opposite the suite on the upper deck is another big cabin, the STAR cabin, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

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  • Size:  12 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Suite Cabin - Upper Deck

The very spacious suite, our SUN cabin, with over 20 m2 in size is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

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  • Size:  20 m²
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Lower Deck Standard cabin- 1 Queen and 1 bunk - #SALSA, #SCUBA, #SURF, SMILE,#SNORKEL and #SKI

SALSA, SCUBA, SURF,SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed ( SALSA, SCUBA, SURF and SKI); the 2 other standard cabins (SMILE and SNORKEL) each have a single bed and single bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Double Cabin - Main Deck #SEA & #SAND

The Carpe Diem has two double cabins, SEA and SAND located on the main deck, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and standard cabins on the lower deck. They have queen size double beds and window view. Further amenities TV plus DVD/MP3 players. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. Hair Dryers available on request. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

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  • Size:  10 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

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