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MV Carpe Novo Explorer
From USD 233 per day
Customer rating
Excellent!
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Length
43m
142 ft
Max 22
Nitrox
PADI
Wi-Fi
200% LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Cruises Maldives central, northern and southern atolls
  • All cabins with private bathrooms, TVs and entertainment systems
  • Dedicated single occupancy cabins
  • Large liveaboard
  • Camera room, table and charging station

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The sleek and contemporary M/V Carpe Novo Explorer is a large 43m wooden monohull Maldives liveaboard. You can choose among a variety of 7 and 10 night itineraries in the northern, central and southern Maldivian atolls.

22 guests can socialise with their fellow divers or find a quiet spot at one of the seating options across the 3 upper decks. The air-conditioned saloon/ dining area is located on the main deck. Here you can take in a movie on the large flat screen TV, play your favourite playlist through the sound system, or take some time out and enjoy the idyllic island scenery from the curved seating area with panoramic views across the bow. There is an open-air sitting area just off the saloon, where you can sip a refreshing drink, with a gentle cruising breeze maintaining the perfect outdoor temperature. When the Carpe Novo is at anchor, head to the stern of the liveaboard for a refreshing dip in the Indian Ocean off the swim platform. The swim platform features 2 freshwater showers and a bathroom for your comfort. The dedicated camera room, camera table and charging area are also on the main deck.

The upper deck offers spectacular views from the spacious Junior suite's picture windows. Waking up in a suite onboard the Carpe Novo, one would think that you were in a hotel, and not on a diving cruise liveaboard. Unusual for liveaboards, the Carpe Novo has 2 main deck staterooms allocated specifically for single occupancy. All accommodations have private bathrooms, flat screen TVs and entertainment systems, safety deposit boxes and wireless internet.

Dining is a significant aspect of your diving safari. Your buffet style meals are served in the open-air dining area that is aft on the upper deck. The bar is conveniently located here to ensure that you are well hydrated during the day, and can share the delights of your day's sightings with fellow divers in the evenings over cocktails, beer or wine. When it’s time to ensure you return home with a golden hue, the sun deck provides the perfect combination of sun loungers and ample shaded seating.

The most important component of your cruise is the diving. Your Maldivian diving dreams come true from the Carpe Novo’s 18m dhoni. Here your tanks are filled with air or nitrox for certified divers, all your equipment is stored, prepped and ready for your next dive. The dhoni also features 2 hot water showers and a bathroom. What more could you wish for, besides a second or third Maldivian diving safari vacation?

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special offers: Did you know? There are some great loyalty bonuses for returning customers on Explorer Fleet boats. This includes: If you book 5 trips with Explorer you can qualify for a 6th trip free!
Check out the awesome group discounts on offer by the Explorer Fleet in the Maldives. Book now for this great deal on trips up to the end of 2020. Offer expires: 15 Aug 2018

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) (7 divers per guide), tanks, weights and weight belts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 220 for 7 nights, US$ 300 for 10 nights), dive insurance, Green Tax (US$ 6 per person per night), GST on all items and services purchased on board. Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person). 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 (US$ 150 for 7 nights, US$ 200 for 10 nights), torches, reef hooks, airport transfers outside of scheduled times.

How to get there: MV Carpe Novo Explorer liveaboard usually departs from Male. Other ports include Baa and Ari for more northern routes and Laamu for more southern routes. The last night of the cruise the boat is moored in the disembarkation harbour/port. Domestic flights are needed only for certain southern and northern atolls itineraries. Please ask us for more details. Airport transfers are included on the day of check-in, at 14:30hrs from the airport. 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 stateroom or pay a supplement of 80% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join in a Lower deck stateroom free of charge (total 6 guests). Pay for 10 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Lower deck stateroom free of charge (total 12 guests). See whole boat charter price below.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Nov 2017 - Apr 2018: US$ 6,989. May 2018 - Oct 2019: US$ 5,666


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The MV Carpe Novo Explorer offers you a range of en-suite accommodations. 12 cabins are located across the upper, main and lower decks. The 4 spacious Junior suites on the upper deck can be configured for a king bed or twin beds and have large picture windows. 2 Main deck staterooms are reserved for single occupancy guests and have windows and a queen bed. There are 6 Lower deck staterooms, with either a queen or twin beds.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Windows, except Lower deck staterooms which have portholes
  • Private bathroom with built-in hot water shower cubicle, hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • HD TV, DVD player and music system
  • Wardrobe, shelves and mirror
  • Reading lamps and bedside cabinets
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bedding
  • Desk and chair
  • International mains outlet 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Fire detectors
  • Life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of toilets / showers - 17 / 19 - hot water

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