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  • Encounter sleeping white tip reef sharks by day or see them hunting on night dives, all from the comfort of this luxury yacht, with hotel-style cabins
  • Dives are done from a 60 ft custom-built dhoni, complete with camera and wetsuit rinse tanks, a bathroom and compressors for stress-free diving
  • When the boat is anchored, you can easily get into the water for a refreshing dip via the in-water ladders on the swim platform
  • One evening during the trip, the crew prepares a special BBQ feast on a deserted beach, with the soothing sounds of the ocean all around
  • MV Carpe Novo offers manta-focused itineraries for fans of these charismatic creatures
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Travel Resources

A circular from the Ministry about the change in quarantine rules and regulations locally.

1) If you have stayed longer than 1 day in transit prior to boarding any of our boats, you will be requested to show a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 24 hours before boarding. The results need to be shown to our rep at the airport. Also if you have stayed on another boat before joining our fleet

2) Guests who are coming from an island/resort/hotel/guesthouse which has been placed under monitoring while staying there will not be allowed to board even with a test. Split stays will not be approved by MOT in such cases anyway. Guest need to find other alternatives and credit will be given.

3) Guests need to have an insurance covering their hotel expenses if they are placed under quarantine in a government appointed facility in case they test positive but also in case they have been identified as a direct contact and need to quarantine. 

4) As the season for going South Maldives is about to start and our concern for lack of adequate test facilities able to provide results in time for those who need to do a Covid test to return home, the boat operator will organize this for them in Male after their return by domestic flight. Tests are available with results within 6 hours at 95 USD p/p which in most cases should be sufficient time before the night flights home.

Note that this information can change without notice and it is the responsibility of the traveler to be familiar with latest travel requirements.

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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Dec 30, 2022

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Depending on the total number of guests you might be split into 2 groups for meal timings and dive briefings. Meals will still be prepared in buffet style, but will be served by the chef and other crew members if required. We further request each and every one on board to keep a safe distance of at least 1 meter whenever possible. Crew will be wearing masks when in contact with clients in enclosed spaces. The new guidelines state that “for our crew member to enter your cabin they should wear masks, disposable or reusable apron over their work clothes, gloves and closed shoes. Gloves and apron should be changed every time before entering a different cabin”. As such to reduce the risk for clients and crew and the amount of PPE required to abide by the stated above, cabins will be cleaned and linen changed only once during your trip. Change of towels can be requested at any time. If you do not wish to have anyone enter your cabin during the trip, please advice your captain upon check in. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided in all public areas but not in the cabins. All relevant changes to dive procedures and cleaning of equipment will be explained thoroughly by the dive team leader in a separate briefing. Our P&I insurance will cover If there is an outbreak onboard the vessel and the passengers onboard need to be quarantined as a result, then this would fall within our usual Passenger P&I cover.
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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


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


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%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 247 days prior to arrival
  • 35.0% will be charged if you cancel between 247 and 97 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 97 days prior to arrival



Explore the atolls, channels and pinnacles aboard the new luxury M/V Carpe Novo Explorer to encounter large pelagics that make the worlwide reputation of Maldives

This new modern vessel, part of the Explorer Ventures Fleet will provide you with an exceptional yachting experience, hotel-style Staterooms and unmatched open-air comfort!

The Carpe Novo Explorer proposes 10-night, 7 Night and Speciality Cruises, each offering a unique Dive itinerary based on the season, current and Pelagic migration patterns. With over 26 Atolls spanning over 90,000 square kilometers in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives truly offers a unique experience. Let us be your guide through this magical land!


Built in 2016, the M/V Carpe Novo Explorer comfortably accommodates up to 22 passengers in 12 Double/Single cabins, all of which have private bathroom facilities and air conditioning.

10 Staterooms can be configured to accommodate a couple two or friends. Uniquely cabins featuring Queen size beds are for Single occupancy. HD Media Players along with a small selection of movies and music are available for guests to use in each Stateroom. 

The Sun Deck offers both shaded and full-sun areas for you to relax between dives and at the end of the day, retire to the deck to watch the sunset and chat about your day of diving. The Upper Deck includes the al-fresco Dining area, the fully equipped main Bar offering you a wide variety of spirits, wines, liquors, cocktails and beer. In the restaurant you will be served buffet style meals prepared by our fine dining Chef. The large Main Deck contains the air-conditioned Lounge and Leisure area, TV viewing area with DVD/CD music system, forward outdoor seating area, Galley, and a dedicated Camera Station with charging station and tables.

There are two sets of stairs accessing the Swim Platform where one in-water ladder hangs for easy access to and from the water for a refreshing swim when the vessel is at anchor.

The Carpe Novo Explorer is also equipped with a wireless router providing internet connection (additional charges apply). A Cellular Phone and Internet access is available when in proximity to some of the Islands if your phone is so equipped. The Carpe Novo Explorer has two computers for guests to use as well as USB connections for a personal computer.

Aboard the Carpe Novo Explorer, Evening meals and Lunches usually consist of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, chicken, beef or fish with occasional local specialties offered as additional options. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, beef bacon, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, cereal and fruits. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please indicate them on your application form.

On one of the evenings of the trip, a Barbeque on a deserted beach is offered. The crew prepares a remarkable feast for this very special evening, and if you’re lucky, may entertain you with some traditional songs and drum playing.

Staffed by a crew of 13, the Carpe Novo Explorer is ideally sized and equipped for Divers. The crew, one of the most experienced and qualified in the Maldives, is ready to take you on an adventure to one of the most amazing diving destinations in the World, whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor!


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

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Deck Plan


For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving gear

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Maldivian

PADI® Courses Available

  • Advanced Open Water Diver

Dive Center Facilities

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Kosher Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets


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