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 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, 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).

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
  • 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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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