Carpe Diem Phinisi, Indonesia



    • 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, Land Excursions, 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 (50-200 USD).

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

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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.

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
  • 32 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alisa K
  • Germany Germany
Couln't have wished for anything to be better.

I just spend one week on the beautiful Carpe Diem boat in Komodo and it makes me directly wanna go again. The crew consisted of more members than guests, was just incredibly friendly&adorable and took care of absolutely EVERYTHING. Best service, in every way. Due to the small group of guests, the atmosphere was very personal and familiar. The boat, on the other hand, was huge with plenty of room to relax. The cabins were spacious, very clean and comfortable. Food was delicious & plently, also for vegetarians. There were two diveguides, so each group consisted of only four divers, which made me feel very safe. Also, since dive sites were being checked in advance. I will definitely go again.

Recommended for
crew, service, dive sites, atmosphere, food, boat, comfort, cleanliness (impossible to name only 3 highlights)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Veronique J
  • France France

Crew very warm and professionnal Team very careful and attentive with perfect organization Service and food excellent Dives awesome!!

Recommended for
dives, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Per C
  • Australia Australia
Great diving in amazing surroundings and from a well kept fantastic boat.

Manta rays on four dives.

Recommended for
The dives, the boat and the food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • France France

Tout était parfait Everything was perfect Todo era perfecto Todo fue perfeito The boat is beautiful and very spacious; since lounging / nap spaces The team is really careful and attentive to every need you can have The dives are really awesome And the food is delicious I have no critic to say except I’d have like to stay longer !!

Recommended for
The ambiance, the dives, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Pierre B
  • France France
The perfect cruise

The perfect cruise: a beautiful ship, a very friendly and efficient staff, magic dives ... especially those with whale sharks or with manta rays. Delicious food, spacious cabins ... I will go again on a cruise with Carpe Diem as soon as possible.

Recommended for
Ship, staff, dives
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Benjamin K
  • Germany Germany
Best liveaboard ever.

I just came from the trip „central and north Raja Ampat“ and am still amazed by the wonderful time I had on board. The ship itself is a traditional indonesian Phinsi and in very good shape (kind of new). The cabins are very cozy and with aircon, the entire ship is just beautiful. So is the crew. We did a kayak trip around Piaynemo and on other occasions you could take one of the kayaks or SUPs and just explore the nearby beaches if you wanted. The dive sites were wonderful and the diving procedure was relaxed. I did 19 dives on this trip. Having a very small group size of up to 8 divers is quite unique and definitely one of the selling points. So is the wooden boat itself. The boat is owned by two persons of which one (or sometimes both) is leading the trips. This makes it more interesting in my opinion. Unlike most other boats run by investors or big companies. Sodas included, food was delicious. I‘ll go again with them on another trip.

Recommended for
Boat, crew, ambiente
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jean Francois J
  • Colombia Colombia
A must in Raja Ampat

We have been in 4 liveaboards in different places and while the daily activities are pretty much the same in each of them (dive, eat, sleep - repeat) we will remember Carpe Diem Phinisi in Raja Ampat for ever as a truly unique experience and one that we will repeat without a doubt. While maintaining high security and diving standards, Carpe Diem Phinisi is able to deliver what we would call a boutique liveaboard experience, as opposed to the big operators with a large number of cabins and wanting to monetize your stay in every possible way. Carpe Diem’s owners, while running a business, have created a unique liveaboard experience by operating their boat how they would want to be treated if they were the boat’s guests. They guided us very well including all pre-boarding indications (getting to Sorong and Waisai is an interesting journey, to say the least). We would recommend flying Garuda or Citilink (Garuda’s low cost airline) to go to Sorong, they appeared to be more reliable than Lion Air group airlines. In addition, diving equipment is apparently free of charge with Garuda. We did Central and north Raja Ampat from November 21 to November 28, 2023. 20 dives with a couple of nice routine breaking land excursions. It was our first time diving in Raja Ampat and now we do understand why it is rated as one of the best diving spots in the world. Simply amazing! Since this is a boutique liveaboard, there are only 4 cabins (all of them very spacious and comfortable) which makes for 8 passengers and 2 divemasters, each divemaster guiding 4 passengers (a real treat). Friendly crew, good food and an excellent vibe, with a lot of knowledge and clarity about diving conditions and do’s and donts, particularly with the current that can be tricky at times. The crew were very friendly and accomodating to the extent possible to diving skill levels and food preferences. When back in Raja Ampat or in the region, we will definitely do it with Carpe Diem Phinisi over and over again. Thank you Cecile, Agus and all on board for an amazing time!

Recommended for
Small group
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andreas N
  • Germany Germany
We had a fantastic week - beautiful boat, wonderful crew, amazing diving

Highlight of our journey were the hammerheads - amazing creatures

Recommended for
The very friendly and caring crew, the dive sites and the guest team
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Vladislav P
  • Germany Germany
Superbe bateau avec petit groupe de plongeurs, ambiance sympa

Plongée avec 6 ou 7 mantas à côté de MANTA SANDY. Les coraux splendides de MELISSA GARDEN. Plongée au cap Kri, avec du courant et beaucoup d'action. Perroquets à bosse. Seiches. Carpet sharks et flamboyant cuttlfish lors de plongées de nuit.

Recommended for
Petit groupe (5) de plongeurs super sympa. Beau bateau avec de grandes cabines confortables. Les repas délicieux servis sur le deck.