Carpe Vita, Maldives


The M/Y Carpe Vita luxury liveaboard is a 38m yacht and the sister ship to the Carpe Diem, on the Indian Ocean. With a focus on superior service and quality, Carpe Vita Maldives provides highly trained and dedicated staff to ensure the ultimate diving holiday. Carpe Vita 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 Vita offers year-round, seven and ten night 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 pipefishes. 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 Vita Maldives liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels.

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75-100 USD per trip), Hotel Transfer, 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

  • Laundry Service
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • TV in cabins
  • 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
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Fishing

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • 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
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • 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 2011
  • Length 127 feet
  • Beam 34 feet
  • Engines Doosan Daewood Marine Diesel
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 1 Dhoni
  • Water capacity 10 tons
  • Fuel capacity 2 x 6 tons
  • Freshwater maker 25 tons per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid

Carpe Vita Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 34 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ingemar H
  • Sweden Sweden
Amazing trip despite bad weather.

Manta cleaningstation and closeup with a manta. Seeing guitarshark. Other than that, an abundance of fishlife, sharks, rays and great crew

Recommended for
Dives, fishlife and relaxation
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Micha M
  • Israel Israel
Had one of the most amazing experiences in my life

* Night dives with giant Manta Rays * snorkeling with whale sharks * very fun dives with nice strong currents, lots of sharks, small critters, mantas, wrecks and more * divers from all around the world and all ages * very good food! * bottom line - deserves every penny, you won't regret it :)

Recommended for
*Professional staff treats everything you need from A-Z, very good dive guides with vast knowledge of the area, and very good and varied meals
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brian M
  • United States United States
Life-changing experience--simply fantastic

Surrounded by mantas, sunset shark dive, the abundance of fish at Fish Head, and the fun, helpful and attentive crew. Simply amazing all around.

Recommended for
Amazing diving, great food, fun crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • aurelie V
  • France France
Much better than expected

Whale shark, manta rays, beautiful reefs, sharks sharks and sharks.

Recommended for
Confort, dives and atmosphere
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Daniel N
  • Sweden Sweden
Good week in the Deep South Maldives

Diving with tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah. Shark action in the Vilingili channel, including a bull shark. Seeing a marlin in the water while diving.

Recommended for
1. Comfortable boat 2. Small group 3. Quality and variety of meals
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eiko G
  • Germany Germany
I can absolutely recommend Carpe Vita - just some minor steps to perfection

The trip(s) with Carpe Vita was/were great! Diving was amazing and the crew did a really good job! The boat is not the most modern one, but the crew keeps it nice and clean anytime and the rooms are really spacious for a liveaboard! The food was AMAZING!!! Everyday, every time! Nevertheless it would be great if they would encourage people to save the environment and would feedback people who forget their good manners under water. (We had some divers who touched wale sharks and corals frequently and more than just “accidentally”. It would have been great if the guides would have reminded them to show more respect to the nature.) Also the general boat briefing could have been more informativ and “intense” to avoid any misunderstandings and -ideally- check expectations and maybe adjust the schedule slightly to the visitors interests. Personally, I did hope for some night dives but there were none. (One sunset dive in two weeks) Staff onboard is super proactive, friendly and supportive no matter what problem you might have. All in all it was an amazing time!!! Thank you Carpe Vita Team!

Recommended for
The food is amazing!!! Crew does a great job! Diving was a dream!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nabil E
  • Canada Canada
Just Amazing

This trip is really worth it. You do 18 dives and spend a week on the boat all inclusive for a small budget compared to what you get.

Recommended for
Food, Diving and service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Florian W
  • Germany Germany
Wonderful experience

Due to COVID there were much less boats and other tourist. One one hand this was great, on the other hand also sad for all people depending on tourism. However, the crew and dive masters made this experience an unforgettable experience for me. As end of September is basically off season and the weather was not so good at the beginning they did their upmost to try showing all guest beautiful dive sites and encounters with big and small stuff. Job very well done! The probably most important staff: Chef and kitchen, were amazing as well. Hope to be again on another cruise with Carpe Vita soon!!

Recommended for
1. Crew/dive masters, 2. free nitrox 3. amenities
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jose Felix L
  • Spain Spain
Great dive experience, specially at the Ari & Vaavu. Noth Male is not so interesting, and it is so far by boat

Macro & micro life, some times with strong currents...

Recommended for
Crew & Dive Guides, even the english level is not perfect, they are so professionals to supply the language communication issues. Boat also is very confortable as well the dhoni.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Yelena D
  • United States United States
Terrific Escape From the World!

Obviously strange to vacation during covid times, but the crew was exemplary on all fronts. The boat was immaculate and every effort was made to ensure our comfort and safety. Looking forward to traveling with them again!

Recommended for
Comfort of boat, staff, food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jensy H
  • Belgium Belgium
All around recommended

Nightdive, apart from massive amounts of people there were as many sharks. Early morning dives are the best to wake up. Great group atmosphere. Nice cold beer in the evening.

Recommended for
Great service, very clean boat, great food and refreshers
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mingyu W
  • United States United States
Comfortable boat and beautiful dives

Lots of nurse sharks, white tip sharks, grey reef sharks, Mantas, sting rays, turtles. Very beautiful reefs and the guides we had are really very very helpful. They really stretched so much to make sure we had great diving experience. Greatly appreciate their help. The boat is really nice and comfortable. Food is about average, no complaints though. Overall the company Carpe Diem has done a great job to make sure everybody gets a great experience on their boats. I am really happy I had the opportunity to experience Maldives with them.

Recommended for
Very friendly crew, beautiful dive sites, very relaxed trip
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marcus J
  • Germany Germany

Diveguides nightdive with nursesharks Some divespots

Recommended for
Guides divespots food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
We had a great time with wonderful dives, great food and friendly staff.

The diving with big marine life and the food on board.

Recommended for
Dive with mantas, sharks and eagle rays. As well as snorkeling with whale sharks. And last but not least great food during the whole trip.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Tom M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Amazing experience

We were incredibly impressed by the setup on this liveaboard. The dive boat is spacious and supports 20 people comfortably. We were part of a dive group of 5 and the smallest on our boat was 4 and most was 6. They have 11.5L, 13.5L tanks (free) and 15L for those who need it at a premium. The gear provided was well maintained. Our standard room was spacious and clean with a good en suite. The communal areas of the boat are also spacious and there was coffee and snacks available at all times. Food was great and they even regularly caught fresh fish off the edge of the boat which was eaten the same day for dinner. This was my first, however, my colleagues said how this would spoil future liveaboards. I definitely recommend this option. For transparency, we got in early and paid around $2100 and found it to be good value for money.

Recommended for
Mantas, Whalesharks and spacious rooms
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christina A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely marvellous above and below water.

Swimming with Whalesharks and Mantas.

Recommended for
Crew, accommodation, dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Vincent T
  • United States United States
My diving experience in Maldives with Carpe Vita was the most amazing dive trip ever!

The highlights of my trip were the fabulous diving that included seeing a whale shark, a nice comfortable trip in a great cabin, eating wonderful food, and meeting new friends.

Recommended for
The most amazing things on this liveaboard was the amazing diving with awesome guides, the large, spacious yacht, and the large variety of food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jenny G
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Couldnt have been better

cleaning station of manta rays and the whale shark snorkeling. In general it was very nice organised and the crew did the maximum that we felt good

Recommended for
confort while diving (Concerning material, dive boat and great guides)
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael W
  • United States United States

Everything about the CV was terrific: the dive sites were fabulous - sharks, rays, fish species that I've never seen before. The food was great; the ship was comfortable, and the crew members, especially the dive team, went out of their way to assure a perfect experience. There was never a question that safety was paramount, the dive team made sure of that. July may not be the ideal time of year for the Maldives, but it didn't matter - the experience was superb.

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites, the other divers
  • 8.0 Very good
  • South Korea South Korea
Everything was good except similar salty food.

Seeing mantas and whale shark.

Recommended for
excellant and kind staffs,gentle divers and comfort cabin.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • South Korea South Korea
Everything was good except similar salty food.

seeing mantas and whale shark.

Recommended for
excellant and kind staffs,gentle divers and comfort cabin.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Yuka F
  • Japan Japan
Much space and clean boat

Highlight of diving should be Manta encounter. We met so many manta relaxing close to us. Night divng with Nurseshark is always exciting as well. Unfortunatelly we could not meet Whale shark this time. But only god knows it. The boat has much space than other boats (for both of public space and private cabin), and everyting was kept so clean by organized staffs. I feel it is a kind of tranquil boat, can recommend for older person than younger person who loves party.

Recommended for
Big room, cleaness, and many mantas and nurseshark
  • 10 Exceptional
  • John C
  • Australia Australia
The best Liveaboard

If you are looking for a Liveaboard you should pick Carpe Vita. it is the best Liveaboard I have ever been on. The boat is comfortable, the food was very good and the diving tender you dive off is the best setup I have used. But the thing that makes the Carpe Vita stand out above the rest is the staff. From the time we first sent them an email to the drop off at the airport every thing was perfect, I could not find one thing that they could of done better. The staff on the boat from the captain to the boat boys made our trip into a very relaxing time not a dive boot camp you can get when you do 4 dives a day. They had a perfect mix of professionalism and a relaxed nature and managed to keep to the dive schedule with out any fuss. They are a credit to their company. Probably the best recommendation I could give them is that we will come back no need to try another boat or company. Thanks guys for a wonderful trip

Recommended for
The staff on the boat. The Diving The staff on the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • David M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience and probaly the only way to dive the Maldives and experience the different environments.

Great dive trip but not for those for wanting a laid back time. 21 days in 6 days is a tough but very enjoyable schedule. Only suggestion was that it is focused on the big stuff and the if they dont show, the guides seem unprepared for alternatives on the small stuff.The night dive with the Mantas has to be one of the highlights of my diving experiences.

Recommended for
The quailty of the accomodation, service of all of the staff and professional outfit
Origin: US