Carpe Novo

CARPE NOVO LIVEABOARD, HIGH-END ADDITION TO THE FAMILY

Carpe Novo Liveaboard is the luxurious upgraded sister ship to the Carpe Diem, and Carpe Vita came into operation in 2016. This 43 m long, top of the range dive boat caters for up to 22 guests.

No expense has been spared to offer guests a relaxing diving holiday experience in the central atolls and exploration trips to the Northern atolls and Deep South of the Maldives. The 8-day / 7-night diving trip offers a total of 18 dives.

Accommodation

This Maldives liveaboard comfortably accommodates 22 guests in 12 spacious cabins. The Carpe Novo has three categories where you can choose from.

There are six standard cabins on the lower deck (Turtle, Octopus, Frogfish, Dolphin, Barracuda, and Napoleon) with two single beds.

On the main deck are the two single cabins (Eagle ray and manta Ray) with a queen-sized bed and large oceanview windows.

The four junior suite cabins (Whale shark, Thresher shark, Hammerhead, and Tiger shark ) are on the upper deck with either a king-size bed or two single beds.

A tv connected to the central media system, Air-co, en-suite bathrooms, and hanging closets in all cabins ensure the Carpe Novo guests feel right at home on their 8-day stay on board.

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size: 10 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Room size: 20 m²
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 King or 2 Single
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1
Single Suite

Single Suite

Room size: 8 m²
Max. occupancy: 1
Beds: Queen
Private bathroom: 1
Air conditioning: 1
WiFi in the room: 1

Comfort

Between dives, the air-conditioned lounge is a great place to relax. Read a book while you listen to music on the entertainment system, or watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, from the comfort of one of the sofas.

Step outside in the open air and take in the fantastic view of the Maldives or enjoy a drink in the shade with the sea breeze in your face. Take a delicious cooled beer or wine from the fully stocked bar, and watch the sun go down in the sea from one of the sun decks.

Catering

Your onboard chef and efficient cabin crew are there to make your liveaboard experience as perfect as possible. Enjoy a buffet-style Asian and Western cuisine in the alfresco dining area and bar on the upper deck of Carpe Novo liveaboard.

Diving

Scuba diving takes place from the custom-built 20-meter long Dhoni, a separate boat that follows Carpe Novo around the Maldives archipelago.

There are 12-liter tanks with air. Nitrox is available for those who are certified. Freshwater showers are located 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.

During your Maldives liveaboard cruise, the multilingual dive crew will make sure you will see all the dive sites’ highlights. During the day, a wide scale of marine life such as turtles, napoleons, and several shark species and rays. Or enjoy one of the famous night dives under the jetty where more than 80 nurse sharks will surround you.

For additional dive training, the Carpe Novo liveaboard offers Nitrox and advanced open watercourses.

SPECIFICATIONS

Year built: 2016

Length: 43m

Beam: 11m

Engines: Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel (Model No: V1 80219) HP 800

Max guests: 22

Number of cabins: 12

Number of bathrooms: 15

Tenders: Diving Dhoni (18.5mx6m)

Water capacity: 1 x WASCO Desalinator 700Liters /hr. 15 tons/day & 1 x WASCO Desalinator 900 Liters / hr. 18 tons/day

Fuel capacity: 2 x Tanks of 6000 liters per Tank (Total 12 tons)

Freshwater maker: 13000 Liters (10 Tons)

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION, AND SAFETY FEATURES

 GPS
 Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
 Life Vests
 Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
 Oxygen
 First Aid Kits
 Satellite & mobile phones
 Crew trained in first aid

Carpe Novo Liveaboard is the Carpe Diem fleet's explorer with cruises to the Deep South, Northern and Central Atolls in the Maldives.

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13 Oct 2021
North Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (Male-Male)
Arrival: 13 Oct 2021
Departure: 23 Oct 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
North Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (Male-Male)

Day 1: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm; lunch will be served after 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 – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – 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 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.

30 Oct 2021
North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Shaviyani - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - North Male
Arrival: 30 Oct 2021
Departure: 09 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Shaviyani - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - North Male

Day 1: 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 examples 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.

Additional domestic flights are required (not included in the trip price).

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 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.

10 Nov 2021
North Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (Male-Male)
Arrival: 10 Nov 2021
Departure: 20 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 11 Days / 10 Nights
North Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (Male-Male)

Day 1: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm; lunch will be served after 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 – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – 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 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.

20 Nov 2021
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Male
Arrival: 20 Nov 2021
Departure: 27 Nov 2021
Days/nights: 8 Days / 7 Nights
North Male-South Male-Vaavu-South Ari-North Male

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.

Please note that the itineraries are examples 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.

Additional domestic flights are required (not included in the trip price).

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 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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