Carpe Vita, Maldives

from US$ 290 / day
  • Internet
  • Nitrox available
9.210 "Superb"   3 Verified Reviews
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    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 a 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, nudibranches, 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 Vita Maldives liveaboard diving holiday is a fantastic adventure. Book today.

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

    Excluded: Rental gear (full set USD 250 per week or USD 330 for 10 days), instruction, Nitrox tanks (USD 150 for a week, USD 200 for 10 days) and retail charges, courses, extra alcoholic drinks, trip cancellation and dive insurance, crew gratuities, Hanifaru Bay Park Fee ($20 to be paid on board) Fuel surcharge applies of 100 USD p/p on 7 night trip and 150 USD on 10 night trip (some special trips will have a higher fuel surcharge). Domestic flight needed for any cruise not from/to from Male Please note: 12% GST not included in all extras. Single Supplements: 80% applies in winter (November - April) 50% in Summer (May - October)

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    Boat features

    • Laundry Service
    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • 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
    • Photography Station
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Hot Tub
    • 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 specific diet requests 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. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Rinse hosts
    • 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

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:USD 250 per week (USD 330 for 10 days)
    • 15L tanks:USD 100 for 7 days / USD 150 for 10 days
    • Nitrox tank:USD 150 for a week (USD 200 for 10 days)
    • Wetsuit:USD 40 per week (USD 50 for 10 days)
    • Regulator:USD 60 per week (USD 90 for 10 days)
    • BCD:USD 60 per week (USD 90 for 10 days)
    • Dive Computer:USD 75 per week (USD 100 for 10 days)
    • Snorkel equipment:USD 30 per week (USD 40 for 10 days)
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 150 for 7 days / USD 200 for 10 days

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Carpe Vita floorplan


    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, communication and safety features

    • 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

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 3 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    David M
    United Kingdom
    Great experience and probaly the only way to dive the Maldives and experience the different environments. North Male, South Male, South Ari, Vaavu and Meemu Atolls (CV), Maldives in December

    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

    John C
    The best Liveaboard North Male, South Male, South Ari, Vaavu and Meemu Atolls (CV), Maldives in June

    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

    Yuka F
    Very good
    Much space and clean boat North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South Male (CN), Maldives in July

    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

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