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.

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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), Fuel Surcharge.

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).

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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
  • 86 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Francesca D
  • Australia Australia

The diving was amazing. Great crew. Excellent food!

Recommended for
The diving, the food, the staff friendliness
  • 7.2 Good
  • Stephen S
  • Australia Australia
Reasonable boat and services, value for money

Manta ray night dive.

Recommended for
Excellent food. Good size service boat. Good camera set-up table and rinse tanks.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ronaldo M
  • Brazil Brazil
Viagem para ficar marcado para o resto da vida .

Começando pelo atendimento e orientações de todo time do que foi imprescindível para a realização desta viagem, pois tratei diretamente com eles sem intermédio de agência ou escola de mergulho. A vida marinha exuberante, locais de mergulhos paradisíacos, mergulhos com ótima visibilidade e presença de muitas arraias de vários tipos, principalmente as mantas, tubarões aos montes com destaque ao tubarão baleia e tubarão martelo. Simplesmente a melhor viagem da minha vida!! Obrigado ao time e Carpem Vita Novo.

Recommended for
Acomodações, pró atividade dos staffs das embarcações e liberdade de acesso em todos os ambientes.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Brigitte H
  • Belgium Belgium
Excellente prestation tant plongées que confort bateau

Plongées sur sites exceptionnels malgré mauvais temps Je regrette cependant certains choix de sites trop fréquentes. Aussi une coin apero plus convivial sur le bateau

Recommended for
Repas à bord, comportement du guide de plongée, confort cabine
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Winfried B
  • Austria Austria
preiswertes schönes Safarischiff

Mantas nachts im Licht hinter dem Boot

Recommended for
gutes Beiboot, sehr gute Küche, große Kabinen
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Markus F
  • Austria Austria
Einzigartige Erlebnisse auf einer sehr entspannte Tauchsafari sowohl über als auch unter Wasser!

Nachttauchen mit Mantas, Schnorcheln mit Walhai beim Boot, Sunset Dive mit Ammenhai, Rochen und Riffhaie. Die Tauchgänge waren ohne Ausnahme sehr gut organisiert und die Diveguides machten ein großartigen Job. Auswahl der Tauchplätze und Drop In waren perfekt. Die Crew war immer sehr hilfsbereit und das Essen sehr lecker. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder und können eine Tauchsafari mit Carpe Vita nur weiterempfehlen!

Recommended for
sehr gute und freundliche Diveguides/Crew/Kapitän - sehr gutes Essen mit großer Auswahl - großes Platzangebot auf dem Boot
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Winfried B
  • Austria Austria
komfortables Boot

Thillas im südlichen Ariatoll Alimata Kanälr

Recommended for
Mantas, abends Walhaie im Licht des Bootes, Alimata Nachttauchgang