Carpe Novo Liveaboard

from US$ 235 / day


  • Nitrox available
9.710 "Exceptional"   8 Verified Reviews
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    The newly built 43m MV Carpe Novo now joins sister ships Carpe Vita and Carpe Diem to deliver fantastic diving trips in the Maldives. The M/V Carpe Novo has 12 cabins, each with TV/HD player, AC, storage space and en-suite bathrooms, catering to a maximum of 22 guests. Located on the main deck the inviting indoor lounge area has a large flat screen TV and entertainment system and library, and forward of this is a comfortable and relaxing outdoor shaded seating area. On the upper deck is the the al-fresco dining area where guests will be served delicious meals, and a fully stocked bar. For further relaxation aboard the MV Carpe Novo guests can enjoy the partially shaded sundeck and enjoy the fantastic Maldivian scenery.

    Diving takes place from the 18m fully equipped dedicated dive Dhoni, ensuring maximum space for kitting up and gear storage. The experienced and professional crew of the MV Carpe Novo will take you to the stunning dive sites of the Maldives, with crystal clear waters and abundant marine life.

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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 | Fuel surcharge applies on some special trips | Domestic flight needed for any cruises not from/to Male | Please note: 12% GST and not included on all extras and Green tax ( US$ 6 / person per night) to be paid on board | Hanifaru Bay Park Fee ($20 to be paid on board)

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD$220 per week
    • 15L tanks:USD$100 per week
    • Nitrox tank:USD$100 per week
    • Wetsuit:USD$40 per week
    • Regulator:USD$50 per week
    • BCD:USD$50 per week
    • Dive Computer:USD$65 per week
    • Snorkel equipment:USD$30 per week

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Carpe Novo Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat 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)

    Boat 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 Reviews

    Exceptional (out of 10)
    Average score from 8 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Was lucky to catch real discount on low dates. North Male - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male (CN), Maldives in September

    * 9 divers onboard, and 4 dive guides; * The cook never repeated the dishes; * Fresh fish sashimi; * Beautiful drifts; * Only one "rusty metal" :)

    Recommended for

    9 divers on big boat, free nitrox, good meals

    Absolutely superb!!! North Male - Rasdhoo - Ari - South Male (CN), Maldives in September

    Everything was perfect, everything was exactly as offered, even better. We saw everything we wanted and the staff did their best to help us. My next destination is in December in Raja Ampat again with Best regards, Maxim Yakov

    Recommended for

    Boat and cabin comfort - better than a 4 star hotel. Service!! Dive guides!!

    United States
    First liveaboard and a benchmark North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (CN), Maldives in August

    We dove with over 15 manta rays and snorkeled with a whale shark. Bucket list experiences. On top of it, the crew did everything in their power to please us and the brand new boat is a beauty. I couldn't ask more from my first liveaboard and believe that I will struggle to find anything this good elsewhere.

    Recommended for

    Great dive, food and people

    Very comfortable trip North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (CN), Maldives in August

    Diving with mantas, whale sharks, nurse sharks and turtles

    Recommended for

    Comfort on board, friendliness of crew, easy diving

    Great Location & Luxury Yacht North Male - Lhaviyani - Noonu - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South Male, Maldives in July

    I loved this trip! Absolutely everything was organised and the communication prior to the trip (as well as during) was always prompt and included the necessary information. The highlights the trip for me where see a whale shark, many many manta rays, lots of different types of sharks I hadn't yet seen and octopus. The dive masters were quality. They took us to good sites and had a good knowledge of the areas we would be diving and what we could expect to see. I enjoyed that the tanks were always changed for us when it was time to do the next dive. There was a great variety of food served throughout the day. It was very hard to be hungry on this trip.

    Recommended for

    Everything was organised, Didn't have to change our tanks over ourselves, Staff really helpful.

    Simply great! North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (CN), Maldives in June


    Recommended for


    New Zealand
    Outstanding liveabord experience. Gan - Foamulah - Huvadhoo (Gan - Koodoo) (CN), Maldives in May

    The Whaleshark dive is right at the top, not only did it fulfill a tick on our bucket list, it was an experience of 30 odd minutes that normally only lasts 3 or 4. All dives for us offered something different and this is what we came to do - loved every minute. Diving always makes you hungry. The food on board was excellent at every mealtime and we were very well looked after. Diving makes you tired and our cabin was a comfortable, spacious and welcome retreat with perfect view 😎

    Recommended for

    The Diving and it's very organised set-up, food and cabin comfort, friendliness of the staff and crew.

    Great experience North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (CN), Maldives in April

    Night dive with Nurse Sharks, night dive at Manta "Highway", BBQ at the beach, Snorkeling with Whale shark.

    Recommended for

    Diving sites, service on board, boat

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