Carpe Diem

CARPE DIEM: DIVE IN THE MALDIVES AND SEIZE THE DAY

Carpe Diem liveaboard is a beautiful, spacious 35-meter long wooden dive boat that was built in 2008. The luxurious Maldives liveaboard can cater to a maximum of 20 people.

The Carpe Diem offers the relaxing experience of diving in the Maldives, North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll. Or occasionally, dive trips will take you as far as Baa and Raa atoll in the Northern Atolls. The 8-day / 7-night diving trip offers a total of 18 dives.

Accommodation

MV Carpe Diem has ten cabins spread over three levels. You can choose from 4 different cabin types.

You have six standard cabins on the lower deck that can be used as a twin or double. There is a queen-size bed and a bunk bed.

The two double cabins or located at the Main deck with a queen-size bed and large windows for an ocean view

The cabins on the upper deck are the Deluxe cabin with a queen-size bed, whereas the suite cabin comes with a King size bed.

All cabins are individually air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with washbasin and hot water showers. Also, there is plenty of storage space available and safety equipment.

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 Queen + 1 Bunk
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Main Deck Double Cabin

Main Deck Double Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Room size: 12 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Suite

Suite

Room size:
Max. occupancy:
Beds:
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room:

Comfort

The air-conditioned lounge area on the main deck is also the main briefing area. The flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, and the 24-hour availability of coffee/tea and drinking water all add to your Maldives liveaboard experience.

Take your drinks to the shaded sitting area outside the lounge and enjoy the stunning ocean view from the cushioned seating comfort.

Sunbathe or catch the ocean breeze from the comfort of a lounge chair on the partially shaded, spacious sun deck.

There are an in-house library and a comfortable c shape sofa/reading area on the upper deck. The small studio with internet and other business facilities allows you to stay in touch.

Catering

On your Carpe diem Maldives, cruise the chef and well-trained crew will ensure your liveaboard experience is as near to perfect as possible.

The menu consists of Asian and Western cuisine, and the onboard chef prepares the semi-buffet style meals. You can enjoy the main open-air dining and bar area at the back of the liveaboard.

Diving

Scuba diving takes place from the Dhoni, a separate boat that follows Carpe Diem around the Maldives. There are freshwater showers on the diving deck to rinse yourself off after each dive. Freshwater buckets are also available to rinse dive equipment such as cameras, dive computers, and fins.

The very experienced team of dive masters will show you around the dive sites to encounter whale sharks, mantas, sharks, and turtles. A night dive is also available at least one time during your weeklong liveaboard cruise.

There are additional diving training courses you can follow on the Carpe Diem. Extend your diving time with a nitrox course or earn your advanced certificate and explore the deeper waters.

The wide range of activities offered on Carpe Diem makes your Maldives liveaboard vacation so much fun!

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2008

Length: 35 meters

Beam: 10 meters

Engines: Doosan Daewoo Diesel 650HP

Max guests: 20

Number of cabins: 10

Number of bathrooms: 13

Tenders: Dive Dhoni

Water capacity: 5’000 liters

Fuel capacity: 7’000 liters

Freshwater maker: 16’000 liters per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 Radar
Depth Sounder
 GPS
 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
 Life Vests
 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
 Oxygen
 First Aid Kits
 Bilge pump alarm
 Crew trained in first aid

Join Carpe Diem Liveaboard on a diving cruise to paradise. 8d/7n itineraries to the Central and Northern Atolls in the Maldives.

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16 Oct 2021
North Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South Male
Arrival: 16 Oct 2021
Departure: 23 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
North Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South Male

Day 1: Male. Guests board the vessel around 1 pm; lunch will be served after a welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Days 2 -7: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 8: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Atolls Covered: North Male – South Male – Vaavu – South Ari – North Ari – Baa

Please note that the itineraries are sample itineraries only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

Atolls Covered: North Male – Ari – (Thaa) – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Marine Life: Mantas, hammerheads, and eagle rays are frequently seen, as well as large residents like the Napoleon wrasse, grey reef and white tip sharks, and large schools of blacktail barracuda and batfish and whale sharks in season.

If a check dive cannot be done on the day of arrival, an extra dive will be organized during the trip.

Recommended diving experience:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on Deep South itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend the following dive experience:

Regular itineraries: We recommend being certified as AOW or having OW + 100 logged dives + experience in deep, current, and night dives.

Deep South itineraries: We recommend being AOW certified with at least 100 logged dives and experience in currents.

Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit out a particular dive if he believes they are not experienced enough for a specific dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

06 Nov 2021
North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
Arrival: 06 Nov 2021
Departure: 13 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male

Day 1: Male. Guests board the vessel around 1 pm; lunch will be served after a welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Days 2 -7: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 8: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Atolls Covered: North Male – South Male – Vaavu – South Ari – North Ari – Baa

Please note that the itineraries are sample itineraries only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

Atolls Covered: North Male – Ari – (Thaa) – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Marine Life: Mantas, hammerheads, and eagle rays are frequently seen, as well as large residents like the Napoleon wrasse, grey reef and white tip sharks, and large schools of blacktail barracuda and batfish and whale sharks in season.

If a check dive cannot be done on the day of arrival, an extra dive will be organized during the trip.

Recommended diving experience:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on Deep South itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend the following dive experience:

Regular itineraries: We recommend being certified as AOW or having OW + 100 logged dives + experience in deep, current, and night dives.

Deep South itineraries: We recommend being AOW certified with at least 100 logged dives and experience in currents.

Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit out a particular dive if he believes they are not experienced enough for a specific dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

11 Dec 2021
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Male (Male - Male)
Arrival: 11 Dec 2021
Departure: 18 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Male (Male - Male)

Itinerary Extras: Domestic flight MLE/DRV required


Day 1: Male. Guests board the vessel. Lunch will be served after the welcome briefing, documents. Check-out dive.

Day 2 -7: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs.

Day 8: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Atolls Covered: North Male – South Male – Vaavu – South Ari – North Male

Please note that the itineraries are sample itineraries only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

Marine Life: Mantas, hammerheads and eagle rays are frequently seen, as well as large residents like the Napoleon wrasse, grey reef and white tip sharks, and large schools of blacktail barracuda and batfish and whale sharks in season.

If a check dive cannot be done on the day of arrival, an extra dive will be organized during the trip.

The last dive will be on the penultimate day of the trip. Divers are recommended to wait for 24 hours before flying after the last dive.

Recommended diving experience:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on Deep South itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend the following dive experience:

Regular itineraries: We recommend being certified as AOW, or having OW + 100 logged dives + experience in deep, current, and night dives.

Deep South itineraries: We recommend being AOW certified with at least 100 logged dives and experience in currents.

Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit out a certain dive if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available onboard and can be done during our trips.

18 Dec 2021
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Ari-Baa-Raa-Baa
Arrival: 18 Dec 2021
Departure: 28 Dec 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Ari-Baa-Raa-Baa

Domestic Flight Required DRV/MLE $179 p/p

Day 1: Male. Guests board the vessel around 1 pm; lunch will be served after a welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Days 2 -10: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 11: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.

Please note that the itineraries are sample itineraries only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the Captain’s discretion.

Atolls Covered: North Male – Ari – (Thaa) – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Marine Life: Mantas, hammerheads, and eagle rays are frequently seen, as well as large residents like the Napoleon wrasse, grey reef and white tip sharks, and large schools of blacktail barracuda and batfish and whale sharks in season.

If a check dive cannot be done on the day of arrival, an extra dive will be organized during the trip.

Recommended diving experience:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on Deep South itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend the following dive experience:

Regular itineraries: We recommend being certified as AOW or having OW + 100 logged dives + experience in deep, current, and night dives.

Deep South itineraries: We recommend being AOW certified with at least 100 logged dives and experience in currents.

Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit out a particular dive if he believes they are not experienced enough for a specific dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

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