Carpe Vita, Maldives



  • Year-round 7 and 10-night dive cruises in the Maldives
  • Meals prepared by a fine-dining chef
  • 2 VIP spacious suites with California King bed and ocean views

The MV Carpe Vita, a sister ship to the Carpe Diem and Carpe Novo liveaboards, is a luxury yacht offering year-round diving in the Maldives. There are 10 comfortable cabins spread over 3 decks, each with private bathroom facilities, individually controlled AC, storage space, safety deposit boxes, and a desk and chair. On the lower deck are 6 standard cabins, which have one queen-size bed and a super single bed, the main deck has two superior cabins, which have king-size beds, which can be separated into two super single beds and ocean views. The upper deck has 2 VIP spacious suites with a California King bed and ocean views.

Social areas aboard the Carpe Vita liveaboard include the air-conditioned salon and lounge, equipped with a flat-screen TV and entertainment system. Meals are prepared by a fine-dining chef and served semi-buffet style at the back of the boat's open-air dining and bar area. There are 3 partially shaded sun decks with comfortable loungers where guests can soak up the sun and enjoy the sea breeze. There is also a hot tub on board.

Carpe Vita dive itineraries explore some of the best dive sites in the Maldives. Cruises are seven to ten nights long, and divers can see everything from pelagics like mantas, sharks, and whale sharks to tiny shrimps, nudibranchs, and ghost pipefish. Diving takes place from the accompanying dive dhoni, and free Nitrox is available for those certified.

Book online today to reserve your space aboard the Carpe Diem liveaboard.

Extra safety measures and procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of all guests on board. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided in all public spaces.

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

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

Optional Extras: Gratuities (75-100 USD per trip), Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox Course (200 USD), Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses (130-700 USD), Stand Up Paddleboard, Water Ski, WiFi internet (25-30 USD per item).

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.

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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

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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 82 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Krishnadas M
  • India India
Value for money

Maldives diving, as expected, was picturesque, both above water and below. The main boat and the dive dhoni were quite good. Dive guides were well experienced and helpful, and always punctual. The food was brilliant. The only thing I would have liked different is the location for the first and last day. The Hulhumale jetty is ugly and dirty, and should only have been used for boarding/offboarding. Overnight anchoring should have been out in the ocean.

Recommended for
Wonderful crew, well maintained equipment, excellent food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Fernando C
  • Spain Spain
Best leveaboard ever


Recommended for
Amazing Chef, Great cabin, great diving structure
  • 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
  • 8.0 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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • robert A
  • France France
Accueil, organisation et professionnalisme sans failles

Plongées variées, mantas et requin baleine au rendez-vous et convivialité à bord

Recommended for
Organisation parfaite sur et sous l’eau plongées
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Franck D
  • France France
le meilleur des maldives

plusieurs plongées avec les mantas rencontre avec un requin baleine plongées dérivantes

Recommended for
bateau très confortable, l'équipe connait les sites, mais trop de coraux morts