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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem: dive in the Maldives and seize the day

This beautiful, spacious 35-meter long wooden vessel was built in 2008. The luxurious 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, the Carpe Diem 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

SCHEDULE

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Rental gear (full set USD 220 per week or USD 300 for 10 days), instruction, Nitrox tanks (USD 100 for a week, USD 150 for 10 days) and retail charges, courses, extra alcoholic drinks, trip cancellation and dive insurance, crew gratuities, Hanifaru Bay Park Fee ($20 to be paid on board) Fuel surcharge applies only on some special trips marked with a star in the schedule Please note: 12% GST and not included on all extras and Green tax ( US$ 6 / person per night) to be paid on board. Single Supplements: 80% applies in winter (November – April) 50% in Summer (May – October)

ACCOMMODATION

Carpe Diem has ten cabins spread over three levels. Six twin/double cabins (double with bunk over) on the lower deck, two double cabins on the main deck and a double suite and a king-size suite on the upper deck. All cabins are individually air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms.

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 24 all add to your liveaboard experience. Take your tea to the

shaded sitting area outside the lounge and enjoy the stunning ocean view from the comfort of the cushioned seating.

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

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

CATERING

The onboard 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 semi-buffet style meals are prepared by the onboard chef. These can be enjoyed in the main open-air dining and bar area at the back of the liveaboard.

DIVING

Diving takes place from the Dhoni, a separate boat that follows Carpe Diem around the Maldives. There are 12-litre tanks with air or Nitrox. 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.

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. PADI courses are also available on board to be done during our trips. The wide range of activities offered on Carpe Diem makes cruising in the Maldives so much fun!

ITINERARIES

These are example itineraries to give you an indication of the liveaboard cruises. The final cruise might be different due to weather, sea conditions and/or guest experience. The final call is always with the boat manager and the captain of the liveaboard. This to ensure your safety as well as to give you a dive holiday never to forget.

North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.

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

Days 2 – 7: 3-4 dives a day

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

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.

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - Ari - (Thaa) - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 27 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Male. Guests board 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.

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

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 11 Days / 10 Nights (Approximately 27 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Male. Guests board 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.

Atolls Covered: North Male – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Raa – Baa – 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

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - Rashdoo - Ari - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 17 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

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

Day 2 – Sunday: North Male, 2 dives; Rasdhoo, 1 dive. Approximately 3 hrs. crossing from North Male to Rasdhoo. The night spent anchored.

Day 3 – Monday: Rasdhoo, 1 dive, 2 dives Ari including 1-night dive. The night spent anchored.

Day 4 – Tuesday: North Ari, 1 dive; South Ari, 2 dives. The night spent anchored.

Day 5 – Wednesday: South Ari, 3 dives.

Day 6 – Thursday: South Ari 1 dive, South Male, 2 dives. Crossing between South Ari and South Male takes about 4 hours. The night spent anchored.

Day 7 – Friday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24-hour requirement before flying.

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

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.

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - South Male - Vaavu - Ari - Rasdhoo - Baa - Raa - Baa
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Dharavandhoo
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Male. Guests board 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 – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa – Raa – Baa

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

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Shaviyani - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 30 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

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

Days 2 -11: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 12: 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 – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Shaviyani – 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

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North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Shaviyani - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 30 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

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

Days 2 -11: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 12: 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 – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Shaviyani – 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.

North Male - South Male - Vaavu - Thaa - Laamu - Huvadhoo
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Koodoo
  • Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 18 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Day 1: Male. Guests board 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 – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo

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

Please Note:

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on certain itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

North Male - Rasdhoo - Ari - Nilandhu - Thaa - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 12 Days / 11 Nights (Approximately 30 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Advanced Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

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

Days 2 -11: 3 dives a day exploring the amazing reefs

Day 12: 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 – Rasdhoo – Ari – Nilandhu – 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

Central Atolls
  • Departure Port: Male
  • Return Port: Male
  • Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights (Approximately 19 dives in total)
  • Experience level: Open Water – 100 minimum logged dives required.

Day 1
Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm or 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Day 2 – 7
3-4 dives per day to some of the highlights of the Central Atolls, including the North and South Male Atolls, Rasdhoo Atoll and more.

Day 8
2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24-hour requirement before flying.

Day 9
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.

The itineraries are determined by the atolls we intend to visit. We do not provide detailed dive site itineraries as we leave it up to the dive team to select the best dive sites within the outlined atolls.

  • 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 litres
  • Fuel capacity: 7’000 liters
  • Freshwater maker: 16’000 litres per day
  • 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
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