Carpe Diem Liveaboard, Maldives

from US$ 208 / day
  • Internet
  • Nitrox available
9.210 "Superb"   19 Verified Reviews
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    The M/Y Carpe Diem luxury liveaboard is a 35m yacht and sister ship to the Carpe Vita and Carpe Novo on the Indian Ocean. With a focus on superior service and quality, Carpe Diem Maldives provides a highly trained and dedicated staff to ensure the ultimate diving holiday. Carpe Diem has 10 cabins spread out over three decks to accommodate up to 20 guests. Each spacious cabin features individual climate control and en suite bathrooms. The salon and lounge area are equipped with a flat screen TV and entertainment system. There are also three stunning decks where guests can relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. All seating areas provide stylish, comfortable seating and loungers. Guests enjoy semi buffet style meals prepared by a fine dining chef in an open air dining and bar area located at the back of the boat.

    The Carpe Diem offers year round dive cruises to the best dive sites in the Maldives. The experienced, local dive staff will work to show divers everything from pelagics like mantas, sharks and whale sharks to tiny shrimps, nudibranchs, and ghost pipe fishes. Most dive itineraries aboard Carpe Diem include stops at Kudarah Thila, Manta Point, Maaya Thila, Fish Head, and Machafushi wreck just to name a few. A Carpe Diem Maldives liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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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, Hanifaru Bay Park Fee ($20 to be paid on board) Fuel surcharge applies only on some special trips marked with a star in the schedule Please note: 12% GST and not included on all extras and Green tax ( US$ 6 / person per night) to be paid on board. Single Supplements: 80% applies in winter (November - April) 50% in Summer (May - October)

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • Paid Internet
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    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!

    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 for 7 days / USD 300 for 10 days
    • 15L tanks:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)
    • Nitrox tank:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)
    • Wetsuit:USD 40 for a week (USD 50 for 10 days)
    • Regulator:USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
    • BCD:USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 30 for a week (USD 40 for 10 days)
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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    Accommodation

    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, communication and safety features

    • 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

    9.2
    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 19 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Steve P
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Superbly run operation North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in May

    Carpe Diem is a spacious, modern and well run live-aboard. Management obviously takes great pride in their fleet and this is reflected by the entire crew. The dive dhoni is well equipped and has space for all the divers Customer satisfaction is the goal of this operation and they succeeded during the week we were on the Carpe Diem. Hopefully we will be able to experience this again in the future

    Recommended for

    Friendly helpful staff, dive crew and management, Great accommodations. Varied, well prepared meals.

    Niels F
    Denmark
    10
    Exceptional
    Professional setup and great crew North Male & Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls (Ari-Male - CD), Maldives in September

    Mahibadhoo Rock - Cleaning stations with Mantas Mayaa Thila - Nieghdive with Mantas Fesdhoo Wreck Fish Head

    Recommended for

    Diving, Crew and Professionalism

    Aurelie S
    France
    10
    Exceptional
    Amazing week on Carpe Diem North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in October

    This was our first liveaboard experience, and for sure we will do it again! It was amazing to dive in so many different spots and see all the sharks and rays! The boat is very comfortable and the dhoney very convenient. Staff were always available and ready to help. Very good meals too!!

    Recommended for

    Diving with sharks and manta rays, comfort of beds and sunbeds, friendliness of staff

    steven V
    Belgium
    8.8
    Fabulous
    nice liveboard trip with lots of fun despite bad weather North Male, South Male, Rasdhoo, Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls (CD), Maldives in October

    - 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

    Qian Y
    China
    10
    Exceptional
    great experience North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in November

    everything was nice.

    Recommended for

    service, guide, food

    Daniel T
    United Kingdom
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fantastic experience on a beautiful boat with a great crew. North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in November

    Manta night dive. Nurse shark night dive and bbq on the beach.

    Recommended for

    Variety of things that we seen. Cabin and food.

    avner D
    Netherlands
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Excellent boat and very friendly staff North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari and South Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in January

    Excellent diving in a beautiful boat with very friendly and helpful crew. Everything went perfect.

    Recommended for

    Crew, Boat, Diving

    Karon W
    United Kingdom
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Feel very priviledged to have seen such beauty above & below the water North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in December

    The boat was terrific with attentive staff for every need, food was superb. Diving was awesome & to watch the Manta's I was in awe of such grace & beauty. Night dive with the Nurse Sharks was mind blowing.

    Recommended for

    Manta's, Nurse Sharks, Sunshine.

    LIU Y
    Malaysia
    10
    Exceptional
    一次难忘马尔代夫潜水船宿 North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in February

    马尔代夫潜水Carpe Diem豪华船宿游轮 這句拉丁文的意思吧!譯成英文是"Seize the day!", 譯成中文則是"活在當下,即時行樂". 马尔代夫潜水Carpe Diem豪华船宿游轮 船舶:及时行乐 行程:北马累 - 南马-Vaavu - 梅姆 - 南阿里 - 北马累环礁(CD) 经验水平:进阶开放水域 - 无最低记录的规定动作。 留下来源:马累,马尔代夫 返回:马累,马尔代夫 日期:2017年2月4日(13:00) - 2017年2月11日(8:00)

    Recommended for

    吃的好!住的好!潜水好!

    lars H
    Germany
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Very nice North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male , Maldives in May

    Took this nice diving trip at the end of the Season, after us the boat went in the harbor. Which means that the weather conditions were far from perfect, unfortunately. However, as it is the Maldives, we still had some very good dives, 60 Minutes with Mantas, Night dive with sharks, warm water even when rain from above. Guides were nice, boat was nice (but there is a reason why normally they replace a lot when not on tour), food was nice. Gear also OK, not the best, not the worst. Recommended. Bonus fact: if you book at the end of any season the prices drop significantly ;-)

    Recommended for

    Mantas, Sharks, Food

    Michel C
    Canada
    8.4
    Very good
    Providing freely reef hooks and lending me a computer wrist (mine has broken) ahs been appreciated. I would recommend Carpe Diem North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male , Maldives in December

    Mantas and sharks

    Recommended for

    Helpfull crew; crew friendliness; no rush

    Kit Meng M
    Singapore
    6.8
    Review score
    A Fabulous Dive Crew that kept Murphy's Law at Bay!! North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male , Maldives in December

    We were returning customers having dived with Carpe Vita 2 years before. Though Carpe Diem lack the luxuries of her sister boat, the dive crew made the difference; a special thanks to Shamoon who was a fantastic happy dive guide and took great care of us underwater and on land. And to Inthi who kept his cool inspite of having to deal with Murphy's Law from a broken engine on the dive dohni to a broken nitrox air compressor. Guys (sorry I cant remember all the names), thank you so so much for trying so hard to make things right as well as the special effort to give us another opportunity to spot a whaleshark even though we missed it the day before. That swim with the whaleshark was truly awesome :) !

    Recommended for

    1. Snorkeling with the whaleshark 2. Dive with 7 mantas 3. Dive @Fish Head with sharks, octopus, turtles

    Kit Meng M
    Singapore
    8.0
    Very good
    A Fabulous Dive Crew that kept Murphy's Law at Bay!! North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male , Maldives in December

    We were returning customers having dived with Carpe Vita 2 years before. Though Carpe Diem lack the luxuries of her sister boat, the dive crew made the difference; a special thanks to Shamoon who was a fantastic happy dive guide and took great care of us underwater and on land. And to Inthi who kept his cool inspite of having to deal with Murphy's Law from a broken engine on the dive dohni to a broken nitrox air compressor. Guys (sorry I cant remember all the names), thank you so so much for trying so hard to make things right as well as the special effort to give us another opportunity to spot a whaleshark even though we missed it the day before. That swim with the whaleshark was truly awesome :) !

    Recommended for

    1. Snorkeling with the whaleshark 2. Dive with 7 mantas 3. Dive @Fish Head with sharks, octopus, turtles

    David R
    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Great time aboard Carpe Diem North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male , Maldives in December

    Absolutely amazing diving in Maldives. Maldives has the reputation as a bucket-list, "must do" destination, and that's for a reason. The diving was spectacular, and Carpe Diem is a great way o see it. I'd definitely sail with them again.

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, boat comfort, friendliness of staff

    Margot B
    Australia
    8.4
    Very good
    Comfortable boat, great cabin and ensuite size, great crew, lovely diving North Male - South Ari - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male (Male - Male), Maldives in February

    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

    Claudia K
    Germany
    9.2
    Superb
    Hammer Haie ... North Male - South Male - Vaamu - Meemu - Thaa - Laamu (Male-Laamu), Maldives in February

    - Boot mit "diving dhoni (tender)" war super - geniale Hai- und Manta-Tauchspots - tolles Barbecue an einem einsamen Strand - faszinierende Blautöne des Meeres und weißer Sand - tolle Crew und Gäste - super Atmosphäre

    Recommended for

    Boot, Haie/Mantas, BBQ

    Nils K
    Germany
    9.2
    Superb
    All worth the money! North Male - South Ari - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male (Male - Male), Maldives in March

    The transfer from the airport and back again was perfect. We had an amazing week on board of the Carpe Diem. The crew put us to the best dive spots and we 've seen a lot of rays, sharks and mantas all week. I think the highlight were the night dive with nurse sharks, the whaleshark and the Manta point. The guides were excellent. Felt save and in good hands all the time. Also the crew did everything to make us feel comfortable on board. Cabin was fine and tidy. Food was great. Special veggie ootions were always available and delicious. The boat is very large. Plenty of options to find a nice place to hang out. The other guests were also nice people. It was overall a very cool experience. Best liveaboard ever! Would book this tour again!

    Recommended for

    Amazing dive spots, top crew and carefree vacation.

    STAV S
    Israel
    8.4
    Very good
    Amazing Liveaboard experience. North Male – South Male –Vaavu – Meemu – South Ari – North Male Atolls (CD), Maldives in April

    Very Good!

    Recommended for

    Crew and Dive Guides Attitude, Service, Diving.

    Michael W
    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Great dive locations, with experianced crew. North Male - Ari - (Thaa) - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male (Male-Male), Maldives in May

    Meeting people from different countries. Seeing big critters. Crew was accommodating. Good amount of fresh food.

    Recommended for

    Crew knew how to find good locations.

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