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), Fuel Surcharge.

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
  • 119 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Suikai L
  • Austria Austria
Was OK

Crew was friendly but seems not very motivated Boat needs to be rennovated, or cleaned (had fungees in my room) No BBQ has been done, why so? By asking, it was mentioned that the island is already occipied?? Why, if it is written in the itenary, the island BBQ didnt took place? How could it be, that the island is not reserved by Carpe Novo?? By asking to do extra night dive instead, it was mentioned, that therefore it will be charged extra -> what will we get for the not organised BBQ (cause the island is occupied by others???) Food: generally was good and frehs, but in 7 days, 3 times Spagetthi Bolognese is not very much variants Its my 4th liveaboard at the Maledives with different companies, always a nice highlight, an island BBQ was organised. Never heard, that sorry, the island is occupied by others and therefore BBQ cannont take place. If something is written in the intnenary, and has also been charged for (we payed for that), this is no excuse

Recommended for
Dives and Diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kartik M
  • Australia Australia
All star experience

Great crew which was able to guide divers of various experiences and able to ensure everyone has a great time The whole crew was always friendly and able to put up a great show! Nothing short of perfect! Exceeded my expectations in terms of safety, food quality and diving! Would recommend this liveaboard to all.

Recommended for
The diving places, crew experience and comfort of stay
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Isidoro Luis F
  • Argentina Argentina
Great Experience.

Mantas and Sharks, diving in general.

Recommended for
Organization, service and professionalism.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • David S
  • Australia Australia
Absolute luxury, the whole experience was fantastic.

Diving was great, although the visibility was limited - that can’t be helped at this time of year. Beach Bbq was good fun, and there was a great group of guests on there boat making it a super fun experience.

Recommended for
Spacious boat with a glorious sundeck. Great food variety and quality. Amazing staff catering to all your needs.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kota I
  • Australia Australia
Everything was 5 stars!!

Everything was well organised to make a week trip so comfortable and do diving. Delicious meals are always ready when we come back from each dive and staff were all professional and dedicated to what they do. We are so happy that we chose this liveaboard. If we come back, we will definitely look no further.

Recommended for
Helpful, professionalism and great food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Darren R
  • Australia Australia
It was a great way to dive around Maldives and we were spoilt by the crew

Snorkelling with mantas Finding our bed decorated by the crew for our honeymoon and a cake made for us Diving with sharks (no whale shark though:(

Recommended for
Snorkelling with mantas, bbq on the beach and seeing sharks at almost every dive
  • 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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Margrit L
  • Austria Austria
Wunderschöne Tauchsafari in entspannter Atmosphäre

Wir wurden von der Crew sehr verwöhnt, die Tauchgänge liegen in entspannter Atmosphäre ab. Unser Tauchanfänger konnte dank seines Lehrers Albi sogar noch den AOWD und die Nitroxzertifizierung machen. Unsere Nichtraucherin wurde bei den meisten Tauchgängen beim Schnorcheln begleitet und hatte so ihre Manta und Walhaibegegnungen. Die Juniorsuiten waren ausgesprochen komfortabel. Das Essen hervorragend. Rundum Service vom Feinsten. Es war unser 1. Liveaboard Erlebnis , Tauchurlaube werden in Zukunft wohl nur mehr am Schiff stattfinden.

Recommended for
Die Crew, die Tauchgänge, das Essen
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alain V
  • Belgium Belgium
Une des trois plus belles de mes croisières de plongée.

La plongée Manta et les plongées requins. Inoubliables même après 470 plongées.

Recommended for
La très grande qualité des trois dive masters. La gentillesse et la serviabilité du personnel de bord. L'excellent choix des sites de plongée.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Theres F
  • Austria Austria
Tolle Taichsafari


Recommended for
Unterwasserwelt, freundliches Schiffspersonal, große Kabinen