Carpe Diem Liveaboard, Maldives



  • Highly trained and dedicated staff
  • Meals prepared by a fine-dining chef in an open-air dining terrace
  • Year-round diving covering all areas of the Maldives

The Flagship yacht of the Carpe Diem Fleet, the Carpe Diem liveaboard is well-known for having a focus on superior service and quality. There are 10 cabins onboard spread over 3 decks with the choice of cabin standards, each with en-suite bathrooms and AC. On the lower deck are 6 standard cabins, 4 of which have 2 single beds which can be converted to doubles and the other 2 each have one single bed and one semi bunk bed. On the main deck are two double cabins with queen size beds and the upper deck has 1 deluxe cabin with a queen bed and 1 suite with a king bed. All main and upper deck cabins feature a flat-screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and stunning sea views. Social areas are spread out over 3 decks and encompass an indoor salon, outdoor terrace and dining area, and sundeck with comfortable loungers.

Dive itineraries aboard the MV Carpe Diem liveaboard are 7 or 10-nights long and explore some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, including Kudarah Thila, Manta Point, Maaya Thila, Fish Head, and Machafushi wreck. Get up close with mantas, whale sharks, nurse sharks, reef sharks, turtles, and huge schools of fish in the stunning Indian Ocean. The incredibly experienced dive crew is on hand to ensure the perfect Maldives liveaboard experience. Diving takes place from the dedicated diving Dhoni, where there is plenty of room for gear storage, rinsing, and kitting up. Free nitrox is also available for those certified.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Environment Tax (6 USD per day), Fuel Surcharge.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (200 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (130-700 USD), Jet Ski, Stand Up Paddleboard, WiFi internet (25-30 USD per item).

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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
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Paid Internet
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • 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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English.

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 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 liters
  • Fuel capacity 7'000 liters
  • Freshwater maker 16'000 liters per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • 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

Carpe Diem Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 94 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • China China
Astonishing trip with many sharks and mantas

Very good arrangement of the whole dive trip, professional and patient briefing before every dive. Nice crew can take care every scope so that we can fully into diving. Delicious foods can help us recovery quickly after each diving. Memorable experience when night diving and attract manta with torch. Make many new friends from different countries.

Recommended for
Undersea view, Nice crew, Delicious food
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Guglielmo M
  • Australia Australia
An expensive cruise with garbage diving

Only the other divers on board and about 5 decent dives from 17 overall ,our dive guide was very good,but he was a junior and didn’t make the important diving decisions,like where to dive or postpone this dive because no current.So the one star for diving is only for him.

Recommended for
Boat crew ;food and staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • An-Sofie O
  • Belgium Belgium

Diving and snorkeling with manta's and the dive with all the nurse sharks

Recommended for
The crew, the other divers and the food!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Arundeep K
  • Australia Australia
execptional diving great comfort boat

the dive sites were challenging yet fun to dive the crew made the trip totally memorable good food

Recommended for
great diving . comfartable boat . fantastic crew
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Margot B
  • Australia Australia
Comfortable boat, great cabin and ensuite size, great crew, lovely diving

The diving was better than I expected. The boat was spacious and the cabin and ensuite had plenty of room. Food was plentiful. The crew were fantastic-helped with everything and looked after us. The dhoti was well equipped and the ladder made getting out of the water a breeze. I will go again

Recommended for
Crew, dive sites, space on boat
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Michel C
  • Canada Canada
Providing freely reef hooks and lending me a computer wrist (mine has broken) ahs been appreciated. I would recommend Carpe Diem

Mantas and sharks

Recommended for
Helpfull crew; crew friendliness; no rush
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Qian Y
  • China China
great experience

everything was nice.

Recommended for
service, guide, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • steven V
  • Belgium Belgium
nice liveboard trip with lots of fun despite bad weather

- we've seen 10+ manta's in 1 dive - we've seen 10+ sharks in 1 dive - we've seen a whaleshark - we've night dived with sharks - we laughed untill it started to hurt a bit;

Recommended for
diving service food&drinks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Cristiana V
  • Brazil Brazil
Maravilhosos mergulhos em excelente companhia

Todos os mergulhos foram memoráveis! A noite com as arraias, com os tubarões e os tubarões baleia foram inesquecíveis!. O por do sol visto do sun deck fazendo yoga também

Recommended for
mergulhos, tripulação, embarcação
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Petra L
  • Austria Austria
Sehr schön!

Korallen, Grossfisch- Mantas, Haie, nette Gruppe, Küche! Gute Organisation

Recommended for
Manta, Haie, Korallen