Carpe Vita Liveaboard, Maldives

Carpe Vita liveaboard: what better way to explore the beautiful Maldives!

Carpe Vita liveaboard is a beautiful 38-meter long Maldives safari dive boat is an upgraded version of Carpe Diem and the second addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet took to the water in 2011.

MV Carpe Vita trips depart from Male to wonderful diving locations in the central atolls including North Male, South Male, and Ari Atoll. Occasionally, the Carpe Vita will take you on an exploration trip to the Northern and Southern Atolls.

The Carpe Vita offers cruises of either 7 or 10 nights with four dives per day, instead of the usual three offered by other liveaboards: the ultimate trip for the super-keen diver.

ACCOMMODATION

Ten guest cabins spread over three decks, divided into three categories: 2 VIP suites, two superior and six standard cabins, cater to a maximum of 20 guests.

The VIP suites on the upper deck have a California size king-size bed, two wardrobes, a small desk, and a bath.

On the Main Deck are the superior cabins and they have king-size beds and large windows.

Standard cabins are located on the lower deck and have one queen-size bed and a single bed. The portholes bring in some ambient light.

All cabins are individually air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms, an HD entertainment system and a personal safe.

 

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Room size:
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 Queen + 1 Twin
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Superior Cabin

Superior Cabin

Room size:
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 king or 2 singles
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

VIP Suite

VIP Suite

Room size:
Max. occupancy: 2
Beds: 1 king or 2 singles
Private bathroom: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes

Comfort

The main deck features an air-conditioned lounge area with a library, flat-screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, sound system, sitting area, buffet table, and refrigerator.

Outside, sip your afternoon tea and enjoy the stunning view of the Indian Ocean in the shaded area complete with comfortable cushioned seats. Soak up the sun and get a tan on the luxurious sunbeds on the partly shaded top level sun deck or relax in the Jacuzzi.

Catering

The onboard chef and well-trained crew will ensure your liveaboard holiday experience is as near to perfect as possible. The menu consists of Asian and Western cuisine and the buffet-style meals are prepared by the onboard chef. Enjoy one or two free glasses of wine or beer with dinner.

Diving

Diving takes place from the custom-built 20-meter long Dhoni, a separate dive tender that follows Carpe Vita around the Maldives.

A storage area for your diving equipment is on the main deck, where you also find 2 fresh water showers to rinse off after each dive.

The dive guides bring you around the dive sites in the Central, Northern or Southern atolls that have a wide variety of marine life. From Manta cleaning stations all around the Maldives, night diving with a whale shark at the southern parts or maybe some macro life in the North. You never know what to expect on a Maldives liveaboard vacation.

Carpe Vita offers diving courses such as Nitrox and advanced open water for those who would like to extend their diving skills.

Carpe Vita Liveaboard SCHEDULE

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

Excluded: Rental gear (full set USD 250 per week or USD 330 for 10 days), instruction, Nitrox tanks (USD 150 for a week, USD 200 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 of 100 USD p/p on 7 night trip and 150 USD on 10 night trip (some special trips will have a higher fuel surcharge). Domestic flight needed for any cruise not from/to from Male Please note: 12% GST not included in all extras. Single Supplements: 80% applies in winter (November – April) 50% in Summer (May – October)

Specifications

Year built: 2011
Length: 127 feet
Beam: 34 feet
Engines: Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel
Max guests: 20
Number of cabins: 10
Number of bathrooms: 13
Tenders: 1 Dhoni
Water capacity: 10 tons
Fuel capacity: 2 x 6 tons
Freshwater maker: 25 tons per day

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY FEATURES

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

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