Carpe Diem Phinisi, Indonesia

Excellent food and drinks

“Manta ray dive”

Lawrence C, United States United States
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    • Personalized service for small groups
    • Locally-sourced delicious meals
    • Equipment included in the trip price

Perfectly designed for small groups and individuals who want more personalized service, the Carpe Diem Phinisi offers year-round dive itineraries in Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park. There are only 4 cabins available, with a maximum of 8 guests onboard. The Nutmeg cabin is a large double on the main deck and spans almost the entire boat's width. It has large forward-facing windows, a skylight, and ample storage space. On the lower deck is the Clove cabin, which has two single beds which can be converted to 1 double upon request. Also located on the lower deck are cabins Pandan and Cinnamon. These have one double and one single and can be used as a triple. The lower deck cabins have natural light and ventilation via porthole and skylight, and all cabins have en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled AC.

Social areas include the well-appointed saloon in the main deckhouse, which can comfortably accommodate 8 guests around the large table. Delicious locally sourced meals are served at the al fresco dining table, and dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice.

Dive itineraries aboard the Carpe Diem Phinisi include Raja Ampat from November to April, Komodo from May to September, and some unforgettable trips in Ambon, the Banda Islands, and South Raja Ampat in between. Dive groups are small, and qualified dive guides with local knowledge and high service standards accompany each dive. The use of dive equipment is also included in the trip price.

Join the Carpe Diem Phinisi Liveaboard, Indonesia, for an unforgettable Raja Ampat or Komodo National Park cruise. Book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Rental Gear, Kayaks, Snorkel Gear, Stand Up Paddleboard, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, Yoga.

Required Extras: Fuel Surcharge (5-15 USD per day), National Park Fees (100-200 USD).

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance (40 USD per item), Gratuities (10 USD per day), Alcoholic Beverages, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Land Excursions.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Family Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Stand Up Paddleboard

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English, French, Spanish, and Indonesian.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2012
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Engine room CCTV

Carpe Diem Reviews

  • 9.5 Exceptional
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lawrence C
  • United States United States
Fantastic voyage through raja ampat

Manta ray dive

Recommended for
Crew, people, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matt K
  • United States United States
Absolutely amazing dives and experience

Challenging myself with harder dives than I’ve ever done before. The crew were excellent teachers and really helped accommodate all on board by picking dive sights suitable to everyone’s skill levels to the best of their ability

Recommended for
The crew, the accommodations, and the dives.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kevin D
  • United States United States

Amazing geography

Recommended for
Biodiversity, great host and team, cool boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kevin D
  • United States United States

Amazing geography

Recommended for
Biodiversity, great host and team, cool boat
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Maria B
  • Sweden Sweden
First liveaboard that set the bar very high for any next trip

Everything was perfect. The crew and dive masters provided superb service with diving and land excursions. 4 people per dive master was the perfect ratio. The traditional wood boat is comfortable with the outside dining and upstairs relaxing area. The rooms with private bathroom were also easy to live in for 8 days. They should add an optional cooking class with the chef :)

Recommended for
We really liked that is it a small boat (max capacity of 10 guests). The chef was fantastic. Every meal was different and delicious with so much variation. It was great there was always Indonesian food included. The organization made everything feel smooth and under control but not in an overbearing way (all towels, water bottles and equipment labeled with our names).
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ulrika L
  • Sweden Sweden
fantastic boat and staff, can highly recommend this trip

incredibly good service, whole organization. well maintained diving equipment.

Recommended for
The comfort, the staff whit Mr blablabla and the good food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ihno G
  • Germany Germany

too many of it

Recommended for
perfect crew, perfect plan, perfect performance
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pilvi M
  • Finland Finland
Beautiful getaway to diving paradise!

Diving in Raja Ampat was a dream! Carpe Diem is well maintained vessel with spacious lounging areas and max only 8 guests on board. Crew was super helpful and nice, special thanks to David and our super chef Marten. Absolutely can recommend to book the cruise with Carpe Diem!

Recommended for
Diving, the boat, staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christopher M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

This trip was absolutely exceptional - in no small part down to the wonderful crew of Carpe Diem. Cecille, Argus and their wonderful team made us feel totally at home, in super safe hands, and so well fed it was ridiculous. The diving was incredible, after diving around the world I haven't seen such abundant marine life and such healthy looking reefs. Sharks were common place, frequent turtle spottings, and a magical encouter with manta rays. It was a dream. The food on board was amazing and every few minutes it seemed another meal was served. Just a PERFECT holiday. It actually felt like we were leaving lifelong friends and family at the end of the stay and I still get a little emotional thinking about it. We will be back! Chris & Gabi

Recommended for
The crew, the diving, the food.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sandra L
  • Australia Australia
Nice Easy Dives

Seeing the Mantas!

Recommended for
Good Dive Masters, boat crew and choice of dive sites