Carpe Novo, Maldives



  • Dive the ‘Deep South’ where Mantas, Hammerheads and Eagle Rays are frequently seen
  • Al-fresco dining with incredible views and delicious cuisine prepared by the onboard chef
  • En-suite cabins with flat screen TV and AC
  • 2 single cabins onboard, ideal for solo travellers

The Carpe Novo is the largest yacht of the Carpe Diem fleet offering year-round diving in the Maldives. 12 comfortable cabins spread over 3 decks cater to 22 guests onboard. The Junior Suites, located on the upper deck have double or twin beds and ocean views. The 6 standard cabins located on the lower deck have either one queen-size bed and a single bed or two single beds. There are also two single suites located on the main deck, ideal for solo travellers. Also on the main deck is the large air-conditioned salon with panoramic views, flat screen TV, entertainment system and library. The upper deck is where freshly prepared dishes are served at the al-fresco dining table so guests can enjoy the stunning views and sea air. The sun deck has plenty of padded loungers and a partially shaded seating area for tanning in between dives or enjoying a sunset cocktail.

Itineraries on Carpe Novo cover some of the best dive sites the Maldives has to offer. The classical routes are 7-10 nights long and explore the Male, Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoo atolls to name a few. The Deep South trips are for more experienced divers who will be rewarded with hammerhead encounters and thrilling channel diving. Diving takes place from the dedicated dhoni which is fully equipped to give divers all the space they need for kitting up, gear storage and rinsing. There is also a dedicated camera room on board with charging ports and a dry area for changing batteries and memory cards so you don't miss out on the action.

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

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75-100 USD), 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

  • Camera Station
  • 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
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Beach BBQ
  • 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 2016
  • Length 43m
  • Beam 11m
  • Engines Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel (Model No: V1 80219) HP 800
  • Max guests 22
  • Number of cabins 12
  • Number of bathrooms 15
  • Tenders Diving Dhoni (18.5mx6m)
  • Water capacity 1 x WASCO Desalinator 700Liters /hr. 15 tons/day & 1 x WASCO Desalinator 900 Liters / hr. 18 tons/day
  • Fuel capacity 2 x Tanks of 6000 liters per Tank (Total 12 tons)
  • Freshwater maker 13000 Liters (10 Tons)

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Carpe Novo Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 116 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Flemming B
  • Denmark Denmark
Excellenet diving in the Maldives

Mantarays, lots of them! I have seen mantarays many times but on this trip we saw them all the time. By now I think I have seen all the mantarays I deserve for the rest of my life! :)

Recommended for
Divng, ship & food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nadya M
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria

Diving was great!

Recommended for
Diving, boat and food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Chris L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent trip, great crew and good times!!!!!!!!!!!

3 whale sharks on the light at the back of the boat at 3am!!!!!!!!!! Being towed across the equator at 2:30am!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended for
The crew, the food, the diving!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Wolfgang W
  • Germany Germany
Great diving, demanding.

Whale Shark, groups of Silk Sharks circling in the Big Blue

Recommended for
sharks all over the place
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bruno P
  • Portugal Portugal
Great fish life

Everything went smooth. We rented the diving gear and it all worked fine. The dive guides adjusted the dives to the experience of the divers The diving was great with lots of fishlife but no whale shark. The corals were in a very bad condition

Recommended for
The confort aboard;The diving ;The fishlife
  • 9.2 Superb
  • james W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very friendly and passionate staff , a fantastic week

Very knowledgable dive masters who knew each dive site very well. Very good quality of food and staff always wanting to please you and help you out .

Recommended for
Staff , diving , other customers
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Wojciech K
  • Poland Poland
Great boat, service and food

The organisation was very efficient. I felt very well looked after. Enjoyed the boat and the amenities. The diving was good, but could do with a bit more extensive dive briefings

Recommended for
Well appointed cabins with big windows and lots of space. Very friendly service on board. Great food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Nina H
  • Germany Germany
Very comfortable trip

Diving with mantas, whale sharks, nurse sharks and turtles

Recommended for
Comfort on board, friendliness of crew, easy diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Anita P
  • Australia Australia
Great Location & Luxury Yacht

I loved this trip! Absolutely everything was organised and the communication prior to the trip (as well as during) was always prompt and included the necessary information. The highlights the trip for me where see a whale shark, many many manta rays, lots of different types of sharks I hadn't yet seen and octopus. The dive masters were quality. They took us to good sites and had a good knowledge of the areas we would be diving and what we could expect to see. I enjoyed that the tanks were always changed for us when it was time to do the next dive. There was a great variety of food served throughout the day. It was very hard to be hungry on this trip.

Recommended for
Everything was organised, Didn't have to change our tanks over ourselves, Staff really helpful.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maria Fernanda P
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great experience

Night dive with Nurse Sharks, night dive at Manta "Highway", BBQ at the beach, Snorkeling with Whale shark.

Recommended for
Diving sites, service on board, boat