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 are 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, Fishing, Jet Ski, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Stand Up Paddleboard, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

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

Optional Extras: Dive Insurance, Gratuities, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (180 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (60-550 USD), WiFi internet (15-20 USD per trip).

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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
  • Stand Up Paddleboard
  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski

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

#deckplan floorplan

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

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 38 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Dorothea H
  • Germany Germany
Deeply grateful for this trip

The diving with Munkko and Redey was simply amazing! Every dive turned out to be something special :) They made the right choices, they really know where to go at the right time of the day. We had a lot of laughs, jokes and even under water we were having a lot of fun (careful, you can swallow a lot of salt water when laughing during a dive...). Our Sri Lankan chef made us putting on some kilos during only one week. Very fresh and tasty food! The whole crew from the roomboy to the captain were exceptionally friendly. Thank you so much, Carpe Diem Crew! I'm already watching out for the next holidays to spend at the Maldives with you!

Recommended for
  • 7.6 Good
  • Valerio S
  • Italy Italy
Great Trip

Maldives never cease to amaze with its marine biodiversity.

Recommended for
Dives, Food and Crew
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mark C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Professionally organised and helpful friendly staff

Whaleshark experience, manta night dive, shark watching

Recommended for
comfy cabin, food and staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jorge G
  • Spain Spain
Best Maldives experience after 3 trips.

Nurse Shark group. Manta night dives. Whale shark.

Recommended for
Cabin comfort, dive guides were extraordinary in choosing sites and planning dives.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tigran M
  • Russia Russia
Very amazing safari at this difficult time

Mantas, nurse sharks and other sea animals. Really good sights for diving. Very friendly and proffessional dive guides.

Recommended for
Nice crew, comfortable cabin, varied food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael V
  • Denmark Denmark
Amazing trip - great dives - great people

We saw so many different sharks and their was practically no other divers it was amazing. First time diving with Nitrox and all worked perfectly. Very professional crew. Not the last time I go on a liveaboard :-)

Recommended for
Great boat, all worked very well and was well organized. Very service minded people great spirit even thought we where in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Samuel F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great dives and value!

The diving was more advanced than I expected (I only have 30 logged dives) and the food was better. We had a great time. Do note that the seas and currents can be pretty rough in the Maldives (depending on the time of the year). But I would definitely recommend the Maldives and the Carpe Diem to my diving friends!

Recommended for
Great diving, food and value for money
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Roland C
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ewa Z
  • Germany Germany
The best diving experience ever

Definitely diving itself. I didn't expect that is so wonderful on male. I'm also spoiled now because of the great food

Recommended for
My guide was amazing. He made the trip so wonderful. The food was great. I love how the stuff took care of us
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Joe G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dreamy diving

The crew did everything possible to make the trip special. From finding replacements for gear we forgot to organizing a birthday cake. Very pleased we chose Carpe Diem

Recommended for
crew friendliness, food,
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mathilde P
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed this liveaboard

We realised a dream to snorkel with whale sharks. All the dives were wonderful. It was super that each one of us recieved his own bottle for the trip. If we can suggest something, I'm sure you could improve the ecological way in reducing all the wrappings (tea, coffee, sugar, cookies...) you can have boxes with loose coffee per example.

Recommended for
The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very friendly, the 3 divemasters/instructors were competent,the timing has always been respected.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Francisco P
  • Ecuador Ecuador
Ideal live-aboard dive holiday

Mid day snacks and all meals were excellent. The made local traditional food as well as typical western food. They even shared recipes with us. Everyone on the boat was very attentive to our needs. The dive guides were very professional and had great pre-dive briefings. Even the bar keeper was super friendly helping me stop dolphins. Book any trip with the Carpe Maldives company and you will be more than satisfied.

Recommended for
Staff, food and other guests
  • 8.0 Very good
  • André P
  • Norway Norway

Night dive and the whale shark

Recommended for
The sea, temperature and the sea life
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Reza I
  • Norway Norway
friendly and service minded crew

Dinner and company round table ;-)

Recommended for
clean room, food, atmosphere
  • 7.6 Good
  • Nils S
  • Germany Germany
We had a great week diving at Carpe Diem

To rate/understand our review correctly: It was our first liveaboard experience and first time Maldives, but we are experienced divers (DM) and seen lots of places especially around South East Asia (Sipadan, Komodo, Perhantian Island, Koh Phi Phi, Bohol, Bali, Alor...). We enjoyed the liveaboard as part of our honeymoon and we looked forward and had great expectations. Beforehand we had one week of great diving in Alor (Indonesia). Service: The service at the Carpe Diem was good. Most staff were friendly and welcoming. As my wife had dengue fever, they made sure, she is fine and went with her to a small island to see a doctor. They also brought us to a private hospital as soon as we arrived close to Male. Equipment: The rental equipment was in between ok and bad. The good things: they had fins in my size (EUR 47) and new wetsuits. The bad things: the rest was quite old, partly not working. The nitrox tester onboard the dhoni was not working properly as well. Diving: Con: As we had high expectations we were a bit disappointed. Of course, at this time of the year the visibility is not good (5-15m), but also the reefs were almost dead. The size of the groups was between 3-9 guests for 1 guide. In general, we were a group of 6 with 1 guide. That might be okay in calm waters, but if it comes to current this is not what I would prefer. We hoped to see big stuff and get close, but that was not really the case. We saw Mantas once and several times reef sharks. (yes, we are spoiled ;)) Pro: At one of the two night dives we saw nurse sharks, that was good. Diving from the dhoni was comfy and the diving was well organized. Food: The food was one of the best things on the trip. They made fresh food for every meal and it was always ready when we arrived from the diving. If we had special wishes, the Chef always tried to make us happy. There were vegetarian options at every meal and it looked good as well! Boat: The boat is a few years (10) old - but in good condition. The cabins are a bit noisy though. Sum up: In total it was a great experience and we had fun. But for us the value for the money is better somewhere else (Komodo with land based diving). Best regards, Nils

Recommended for
Food, Guests, Service
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Peter D
  • Netherlands Netherlands
it has been a great trip. great crew. great diving

Great sights. Great diving. Great trip

Recommended for
crew, guides and the group of divers
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Dirk N
  • Germany Germany
Eine tolle Woche!

Schöne Abende an Bord. Tauchgänge mit Mantas, Ammenhaie, Grau Riffhaie und vieles mehr.

Recommended for
Tauchgäste, Tauchgänge, Kabine
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Christian G
  • United States United States
Awesome Dive trip!

The Crew of Carpe Diem were outstanding in every aspect. The were so capable and took such care of all the divers. They found us every marine animal we hoped to see and were professional but so friendly. They couldn’t do enough to make our vacation the best dive experience I’ve ever had. The boat Is beautiful, well equipped and so luxurious, havlnd the tender to dive from is such a pleasure and the Whale sharks and Mantas were everything I had hoped for. If you looking for an unsurpassed dive experience, go with Carpe Diem and her phenomenal crew!

Recommended for
The crew, the boat amenities and the Mantas.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mike W
  • United States United States
Great dive locations, with experianced crew.

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nils K
  • Germany Germany
All worth the money!

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin W
  • Germany Germany
Hammer Haie ...

- 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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David R
  • United States United States
Great time aboard Carpe Diem

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
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Kit Meng M
  • Singapore Singapore
A Fabulous Dive Crew that kept Murphy's Law at Bay!!

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
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Kit Meng M
  • Singapore Singapore
A Fabulous Dive Crew that kept Murphy's Law at Bay!!

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
  • 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lars H
  • Germany Germany
Very nice

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Avner A
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Excellent boat and very friendly staff

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

Recommended for
Crew, Boat, Diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Karon W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Feel very priviledged to have seen such beauty above & below the water

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.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Daniel T
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience on a beautiful boat with a great crew.

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

Recommended for
Variety of things that we seen. Cabin and food.
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Niels F
  • Denmark Denmark
Professional setup and great crew

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

Recommended for
Diving, Crew and Professionalism
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aurelie S
  • France France
Amazing week on Carpe Diem

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Steve P
  • United States United States
Superbly run operation

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.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • STAV S
  • Israel Israel
Amazing Liveaboard experience.

Very Good!

Recommended for
Crew and Dive Guides Attitude, Service, Diving.
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