Length: 38 metres / 126 foot|
Beam: 13 metres / 43 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow
|Dep: 6 Dec||Ret: 13 Dec||Maldives Central Atolls||US$ 2,040||More info||Book|
|Dep: 13 Dec||Ret: 20 Dec||Maldives South & Central||US$ 2,040||More info||Book|
|Dep: 10 Jan||Ret: 17 Jan||Maldives South & Central||US$ 2,740||More info||Book|
|Dep: 17 Jan||Ret: 24 Jan||Maldives Central Atolls||US$ 2,740||More info||Book|
|Dep: 1 May||Ret: 8 May||Maldives Central Atolls||US$ 2,740||More info||Book|
|Dep: 8 May||Ret: 15 May||Maldives Central Atolls||US$ 2,740||More info||Book|
Special offers: Check out the special discounts in December . Offer expires: 20 Dec 2015
Notes: Participants need to be at least Advanced Diver certified. Otherwise the Advanced Open Water Diver course is mandatory on board.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, 2 glasses of beer or wine per night with dinner, return transfers to the boat from Male Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (8 divers per guide), SMBs, tanks, weights and weight belts, GST.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 280 for 7 nights, US$ 370 for 10 nights), dive insurance (available for purchase on board). Fuel surcharge US$ 100 per person for 7 night trip and up to US$ 150 per person for 10 nights (for special itineraries to the South, the fuel surcharge is US$ 150 per person for 7 night tour and up to US$ 200 per person for 10 nights). Some of the listed trips might include snorkelling at Hanifaru Bay (park fee of US$ 20 per person). Green tax (US$ 6 per person per night), 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: Additional alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (approx US$ 168 for 7 nights, US$ 224 for 10 nights), torches, reef hooks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: MV Carpe Vita Explorer liveaboard usually departs from Male. The last night of the cruise the boat is moored in the Male harbour. Domestic flights are needed only for Southern atolls itineraries. Please ask us for more details. For more information see our How to Get to the Maldives section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11.00 am 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, including use of snorkelling equipment.
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 80% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: For departures between Aug 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015. Groups of 6 or more receive 1 space for free and save US$ 400 per person on 10 night trips (US$ 300 per person on 7 nights). Groups of 12 or more receive 2 spaces for free and save US$ 400 per person on 10 night cruises (US$ 300 per person on 7 nights). Full charters receive 3 free spaces (Nov - April) and 4 free spaces (Nov - April) and save US$ 400 on 10 nights or US$ 300 per person on 7 nights. See whole boat charter price below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 7 nights - US$ 3,034, 10 nights - US$ 2,996; Low Season: 7 nights - US$ 2,686, 10 nights - US$ 2,680.
"Staff/crew was very good. They took care of the rooms/food/diving and all was excellent. I rented fins and snorkel which were decent quality and in good repair." - Charles Levergood, USA ...
"It is listed as a 5* boat and is exactly that 5 stars! Great service by the dive crew who were low key but very professional and friendly. The boat crew were great and very attentive and treated all passengers with courteous service. Polite attentive and great food and drinks. The other divers on this trip were absolutely great company and fun to dive." - Henry Wild, Switzerland ...
"Wonderful boat, crew and well planned and executed trip. well maintained tanks, and new equipment available to rent/buy. Friendly, helpful, competent and knowledgeable staff." - Amanda Rhynehart, Ireland ...
Both the staff and the crew were very good. My rental gear (BCD, wet suit, mask, fins and snorkel) was good and well looked after." - Ha Phuong Thanh, Vietnam...
"Service overall was excellent from start to finish. The boat crew were helpful, food was excellent and the dive guides really went out of their way to make sure we were all well taken care of and their enthusiasm was evident." - Claire Quinn, UK ...
"Excellent liveaboard service. Nice, clean boat, superb food, high safety standards for diving, crew open for individual requests, attention to detail, outstanding friendly and helpful staff. Best part was the perfectly organized diving (briefings, dive sites check out, grouping and entry, highlighting marine life through dive guides). We had an outstanding good time with Carpe Vita." - Thomas Heeger, Philippines ...
"The entire crew/ staff was very professional, friendly, helpful, and accomodating from beginning to the end of the trip, the boat and accommodations were very nice, clean, and well kept." - Lawrence Davis, USA ...
"Service on the whole was very good. The dive staff helped me with an o-ring problem. Dives were conducted on schedule and were varied and generally good quality. Divemasters were experienced and helped me with some skills, like using a reef hook. The rooms were very spacious and clean, food was good & plentiful." - Drew Rose, USA ...