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MV Carpe Diem
From USD 208 per day
Customer reviews
Excellent!
Length
35m
116 ft
Max 20
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
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At a glance...
  • Cruises Maldives central atolls, some north/south tours
  • Cabins with private bathrooms, TV & DVD
  • Dedicated dining room
  • Wave Runner available
  • Large boat with steel hull

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Meaning "seize the day" in Latin, Carpe Diem is a spacious 35 metre steel hull luxury Maldive Islands liveaboard with great facilities. It operates 7 night diving trips regularly and occasional 10 night cruises.

Up to 20 guests can be accommodated in en-suite cabins ranging from Suite to Standard in a broad range of prices with several featuring personal TV and DVD players. There is a lounge with TV, DVD and music system and a bar for those 'apres dive' sundowners. Cruise guests mostly prefer to dine in the open air dining area on the upper deck, eating indoors in the dedicated dining room only in inclement weather.

Big windows are a feature of the boat so there is always plenty of natural light, especially in the saloon and in the upper and main deck cabins. There are also plenty of shaded outdoor areas for those who prefer the sea breezes but not the exposure to the sun. The sun deck itself is huge and, with shade and seating, is a social area doubling up as a salsa dancefloor at times. Diving takes place from the dhoni which has 3 points of entry and egress, helping the dive groups to avoid landing on top of each other.

With a less intensive 3 dives per day itinerary, MV Carpe Diem is a sleek and attractive boat which promises more relaxing liveaboard trips around some of the Maldives best dive sites in comfort. If this is your style then maybe you should seize the day and make your dream diving cruise happen!

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Notes: Participants need to be at least Advanced Diver certified or Open Water certified with a minimum of 100 logged dives and experience with current dives. Divers with less experience will be able to join the trips but may have to sit out some dives if dive certifications are not sufficient for the dives planned. Advanced Open Water Diver course is highly recommended on board for Open Water certified divers with less than 100 logged dives. For Deep South itineraries, Advanced Diver certified with a minimum of 100 logged dives are highly recommended.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport at scheduled times, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (8 divers per guide), SMB, tanks, weights and weight belts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 247 for 7 nights, US$ 336 for 10 nights), dive insurance (available for purchase on board), fuel surcharge (applicable only for special itineraries to the Southern atolls itineraries). Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person), fuel surcharge (US$ 100 per person for 7 nights trip, US$ 150 per person for 10 nights). Green tax (US$ 6 per person per night) payable in advance, domestic flights (if required), GST on all items and services purchased on board. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx US$ 112 for 7 nights, US$ 168 for 10 nights), torches, reef hooks, airport transfers outside of scheduled times. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: MV Carpe Diem's Maldive liveaboard cruises usually depart from Male. On the last night of the trip the boat is moored in the Male harbour. Domestic flights are needed only for Southern and Northern atolls itineraries. Please ask us for more details. Airport transfers are included at check-in time (13:00 hrs) and the afternoon of day 1, plus morning of day 2. Transfers outside this time are US$ 10 per person. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price during summer trips and 80% during winter or discounted itineraries.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 guest can join in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 6 guests). Please refer to the whole boat charter price below, equivalent to pay for 18 guests and 4 additional persons can join the cruise in Standard cabins free of charge (total 22 guests). Rates can be reduced depending on the actual number of passengers, however a minimum of 12 is required to sail. Please check with us.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,950, Peak season: US$ 4,790. Fuel surcharge of US$ 1,500.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Carpe Diem offers you 4 different cabin types across 3 decks. The Suite cabin with its king sized bed is located on the upper deck, together with the Deluxe cabin. The main deck includes 2 Double cabins, which feature a queen bed, as does the Deluxe cabin. These 4 cabins have multiple windows offering splendid sea views as well as flat screen TVs and DVD / MP3 players. 6 Standard cabins are on the lower deck. 2 Standard cabins have a single bed and a single bunk bed, they are smaller than the 4 spacious Standard cabins with their queen bed and single bunk bed. The rooms on the lower deck all have portholes. All cabins have en-suite (private) bathroom facilities.

The Suite, Deluxe and Double cabins have their own TV, DVD player and music systems. The Suite also has a fridge.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with toilet and built-in hot water shower cubicle
  • Hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Windows or portholes
  • TV, DVD player and music system (excludes Standard cabins)
  • Safety box
  • Reading lights
  • Bedside cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • Refrigerator (Suite only)
  • Fire warning system
  • UK-style 3 pin 220V electricity
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 13 / 13 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • Dive instructor
  • 1 or 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Maid
  • Engineer
  • Deck hand
  • 3 dhoni crew
Enriched air nitrox membrane system - Motorised dive dinghy - Yamaha Wave Runner 700 Jetski - Dive platform and kit up area - 54m² saloon with bar, TV, video player, music system, computer, CD burner and internet - Movie library, books and magazines, fish ID books and card games - 62m² air conditioned restaurant with bar - Outdoor dining area - 140m² Sundeck and shaded areas with sun chairs

Diving during the cruise is conducted from the dhoni tender. The dhoni is equipped with a toilet and shower as well as ladders, rinse tanks and camera table.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
On board the Carpe Diem liveaboard you can expect a wide menu consisting of dishes from a range of cuisines including Maldivian, Thai, Chinese and Italian, as well as international fare and the occasional BBQ. There are always plenty of fresh ingredients used including fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood.
  • Air-conditioned restaurant and open-air dining areas.
  • 3 main dishes per sitting, buffet with waitress service.
  • Coffee, tea and drinking water and fruit are provided free of charge.
  • Soft drinks, fruit juices, milk shakes, mineral water and beer are available for purchase and there is a large cocktail and wine list.
  • The dining service begins with afternoon snacks and evening dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
  • Special dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 2008
  • Size - 35m x 10m
  • Weight - 105 tonnes
  • Top speed - 13 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10.5 knots
  • 650 HP Daewoo engine
  • 2 x 45 KW Daewoo generators
  • 2 x Coltri Sub scuba tank compressors
  • Nuvair Coltri Sub LP 280 Rotary Silent enriched air nitrox system
  • 13.5 litre aluminium DIN/Int. dive tanks
  • Electricity 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 5,000 litres
  • Water maker - 16,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 7,000 litres

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 50 HP Yamaha dinghy
  • SuperStar 2400 radio
  • NavMan Tracker 5607 GPS
  • Mobile cellphone and email
  • Full fire alarm system
  • 2 CCTV TeleEye DF187IR cameras
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Searchlight
  • Emergency signalling devices
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets
  • Oxygen - 1,000 litres on main boat, and 1,000 litres plus DAN kit on dhoni
  • Medic first aid box
  • No life rafts
  • Customer dive insurance NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

"Helpfull staff, great accomodation in the Suite , good food too. Our diveguide (yusein) was wonderfull... No negatives to report. Best part is their total organisation as such,,starting from the airport arrival in Male!" - , Belgium, 13 October 2015 ...

"Staff and facilities were excellent. Good and safe diving, good food, lots of vegetables and fruits. Good desserts." - , UK, 12 January 2015 ...

"I had the most wonderful dive trip on Carpe Diem! I really wish I could have stayed another week and I'll be sure return sometime in the future. I think this sentiment was shared by all the guests on board. :) The operator was spot on! The staff was super friendly, exceeded all expectations and service was above and beyond anything anyone could demand. I would recommend this operator to anyone going to Maldives for a liveaboard trip." - , Finland, 6 January 2014 ...

"Excellent liveaboard boat. Nice rooms. Adequate food. Good equipment and dive guides. The service was very good. Staff on boat made all efforts to make our stay enjoyable and diving safe and nice." - , India, 6 February 2011 ...


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