Carpe Diem Liveaboard, Maldives

BOOK NOW

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.


Choose your departure date

Date
Itinerary
Price
Select

Included: VAT, Accommodation, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided

Excluded: Domestic and International flights, 6 USD p/p per night Green Tax, Dive Equipment Rental, Nitrox, Dive Insurance, Dive Courses, Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks, GST on all services sold on board, Crew gratuities (We suggest 75 to 100 USD per client on a 7 night trip), Fuel Surcharge. Single Supplements: 80% applies in winter (November - April) 50% in Summer (May - October)

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.

  • Visa payments
  • MasterCard payments
  • American Express payments
  • Paypal payments

Pay by bank transfer or online with Best Price Guaranteed


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 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.


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.


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
  • 21 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.9
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.6
  4. Diving
    9.3
  5. Value
    9.0
  • 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
  • Michael 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
  • Claudia K
  • 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 D
  • 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.