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Cabins

10

Length / Width

35 m / 10 m

Year built

2008 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

YES ($)

Nitrox

FREE

Highlights

  • The MV Carpe Diem - awarded the "Leading Liveaboard Brand 2016" award for the second year in a row - is a custom-built, sleek wooden boat handcrafted by the owner
  • Year-round diving cruises in the Central Maldives, bringing you into contact with rich marine life including mantas, sharks, nudibranch and ghost pipe fish
  • All levels of divers welcome on the diverse itineraries available, which take you to local hotspots including Manta Point, Fish Head and the Machafushi wreck
  • Spacious platform at the back of the main deck offers two fresh water showers and jet ski, with all dives taking place from dhonis
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35% (downpayment)
  • 120 days before trip start: 65% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 247 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 247 and 97 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 97 days prior to arrival

Cabins

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.

Ports of Departure and How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Uk (3 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

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