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  • The MV Carpe Vita won the 'Leading Liveaboard Brand 2016' for the Maldives region and offers itineraries tracking world-class hotspots across the central and southern Maldives
  • If marine life is your thing, you'll be spoilt, with manta cleaning stations, whale sharks, hammerheads, reef sharks, tiger sharks, thresher sharks
  • Three decks to relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean
  • Hotel-style staterooms and superb service ensure your experience at sea is enjoyable, with amenities onboard to help you dive and relax in style
  • Dive from a large dhoni, with a comfortable platform for jumping into the water and a nice top deck to enjoy the view
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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: 30%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION TERMS If you cancel more than 247 days prior to arrival, you forfeit 5% of total booking, more than 97 days is 35% and fewer than 97 days is 100%.

For cancellations more than 8 months before the start of your trip deposits are refundable. Cancellations between 8 and 3 months before the start of your trip will have a non refundable deposit of 30%. For cancellations within 90 days of commencement of the trip, 100% cancellation fee will apply. Non refundable deposits can not be forwarded to another date.



great food, even better company and world-class diving adventures in the Maldives with MV Carpe Vita

This beautiful liveaboard offers a select group of divers an exceptional yachting experience, with large, hotel-style staterooms and huge sundeck with sunloungers- the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. 

To ensure that every diving safari becomes an incredibly memorable experience, every aspect of MV Carpe Vita's design, itinerary and menu have received detailed attention. The diving, the leisure activities, and comfort found aboard the MV Carpe Vita easily compare to those of any hotel on land.

What you can expect

The M/V Carpe Vita, is 20-passenger, 125-foot wooden-hull safari yacht, along with her 60-foot custom matching dhoni (dive tender), was built by one of the Maldives most accomplished boat builders. It differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation.

The MV Carpe Vita has 3 types of cabins. VIP Suites on the Upper Deck, and 2 types of Stateroom on the Main and Lower Decks. The boat is equipped with air-conditioning. For entertainment and activities as well as great diving, the MV Carpe Vita offers karaoke, movies, and audio-video entertainment.

Part of its philosophy is also that even when sailing the hidden corners of the Maldives, good food must not be forgotten

On the MV Carpe Vita 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.

Please note that specific brands of drinks, dressings and foods are often unavailable in the Maldives and that it can be very difficult for us to find low-fat, gluten-free or soy products, fresh fruit, shellfish and other items common elsewhere. Pork and pork products are not served aboard.

While we will do our best to accommodate your requests, please be realistic and consider bringing some of your own foods if the lack there of may constitute a health risk.

Due to the difficulty of importing alcohol into the Maldives, additional beer or wine or freshly made juices or any hard liquor will be added to your onboard bill.


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


Diving gear

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Advanced Open Water Diver

Dive Center Facilities

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

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

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


  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food


  • Lounge/Tv Area


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