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Carpe Vita Explorer is a sleek, 38 metre long motor yacht, purpose-built in 2011 for Maldives liveaboard diving. Cruises of either 7 or 10 nights depart from Male and take in the best sites of the central atolls including North Male, South Male and Ari Atoll. Occassionally trips are run to the more remote northern and southern atolls of the Maldives.

Length: 38 metres / 126 feet
Beam: 13 metres / 43 feet
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 20
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The emphasis on board Carpe Vita is to dive a lot and relax in style. There are 4 dives per day as standard, plus 2 free beers or wine each day to help you unwind. The diving focus is also evident in the availability of various sizes of scuba tanks and nitrox. All the diving and tank-filling is done on board the accompanying dhoni dive tender.

The stylish nature of a Carpe Vita Explorer liveaboard cruise comes in the form of the interior of the boat. Up to 20 guests are accommodated in a range of very spacious, well-appointed en-suite cabins. The cabins are generous in terms of space and comfort - more like hotel rooms than cabins - and feature individual high-definition TV screens and DVD players.

The air conditioned saloon is well-appointed and comes complete with entertainment facilities, movie and book library and games. The sun deck features plenty of comfortable sun beds, a shaded lounge area and a Jacuzzi hot tub for the ultimate in relaxation.

When you consider Maldives liveaboards, choose life. Choose the Carpe Vita Explorer.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
16 Jul 23 Jul 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 1,520
23 Jul 30 Jul 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 1,520
30 Jul 6 Aug 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 1,520
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Aug 16 Aug 10 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 35 US$ 3,370
27 Aug 3 Sep 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Sep 10 Sep 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
17 Sep 27 Sep 10 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 35 US$ 2,570
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
15 Oct 22 Oct 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
22 Oct 29 Oct 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
29 Oct 5 Nov 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,740
26 Nov 3 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
3 Dec 10 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
January 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
11 Jan 21 Jan 10 Maldives Northern Atolls 35 US$ 3,935
21 Jan 31 Jan 10 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 35 US$ 3,935
April 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Apr 14 Apr 10 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 35 US$ 3,935
15 Apr 22 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,740
22 Apr 29 Apr 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,740
29 Apr 6 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
May 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 May 13 May 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
July 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Jul 8 Jul 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
8 Jul 15 Jul 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
15 Jul 22 Jul 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
22 Jul 29 Jul 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
29 Jul 5 Aug 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
August 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Aug 12 Aug 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
12 Aug 19 Aug 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
26 Aug 2 Sep 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
September 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Sep 9 Sep 7 Maldives Northern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
9 Sep 16 Sep 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
16 Sep 23 Sep 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
30 Sep 7 Oct 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
October 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
28 Oct 4 Nov 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
November 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Nov 14 Nov 10 Maldives Northern Atolls 35 US$ 3,935
15 Nov 25 Nov 10 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 35 US$ 3,935
25 Nov 2 Dec 7 Maldives Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
December 2018
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Dec 9 Dec 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
9 Dec 16 Dec 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
16 Dec 23 Dec 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
23 Dec 30 Dec 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320
30 Dec 6 Jan 7 Maldives Southern & Central Atolls 23 US$ 2,320

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: Free domestic flight for the trips departing on the 23rd July and 30th July 2017! Offer closes: 30 Jul 2017

Notes: Advanced Open Water Diver course is highly recommended on board for participants with less than 100 logged dives.

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 at scheduled times, 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), Green tax (US$ 6 per person per night). 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 Southern itineraries , 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). 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, 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 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 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, 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 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 12 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Lower deck stateroom free of charge (total 14 guests). Free places are limited to a maximum of 2 persons per departure unless in the case of a full charter. Full charters, 3 persons can join the cruise in Lower deck staterooms free of charge. See whole boat charter price below.

Whole boat charter rate (per night):
For departures between 1 to 30 April 2016 and 1 Nov 2016 to 30 April 2017 (3 divers free of charge in Lower deck staterooms):
US$ 6,997 for 7 nights trip, US$ 6,930 for 10 nights trip

For departures between 1 May to 30 October 2016 (4 divers free of charge in Lower deck staterooms):
US$ 5,874 for 7 nights trip, US$ 5,872 for 10 nights trip


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
The Carpe Vita has a range of liveaboard accommodation with a total of 10 cabins. This includes 6 good sized Lower deck staterooms located which feature side-by-side Queen-size and single beds. There are 2 larger Main deck staterooms on the middle deck, and 2 VIP Upper deck suites which are larger still. The Main deck staterooms and VIP suites feature King size beds that can be split into 2 singles if required.

All the cabins have:
  • Individual control air-conditioning
  • Portholes on lower deck, windows on middle and upper decks
  • Private bathroom with built-in hot water shower cubicle, hand basin, toiletries and towels (Suites also have bathtubs)
  • HD TV, DVD player and music system
  • Wardrobe, shelves and mirror
  • Reading lamps and bedside cabinets
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bedding
  • Desk and chair
  • 3 square-prong mains outlet 220V - 24 hours per day (adaptors available)
  • Fire detectors
  • Life jackets
  • Space for luggage
No. of toilets / showers - 12 / 12 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 13 comprises:
  • Cruise Leader
  • Dive Instructor
  • 2 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • 2 Cooks
  • Engineer
  • Deck hand
  • Stewardess
  • 3 dhoni crew
Motorised dhoni dive tender - Enriched air nitrox - Motorised fibreglass dinghy - Camera table and rinse tanks - 80m² air-conditioned saloon on main deck with TV, DVD and music players, and snack/drinks counter - Internet available - Library with movies, magazines, fiction & fish ID books and card/board games - Partially shaded open-air area with dining area and bar - 230m² sun deck with Jacuzzi, sunbeds and shaded lounge area - Water dispensers

All diving at the Maldives atolls takes place from the spacious 18m long dhoni which is well equipped with air and nitrox compressors, a bathroom with fresh water shower, plenty of dedicated rinse tanks, wetsuit hangers, shelves for personal belongings and a sun deck.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
Food plays an important part in your experience on Carpe Vita Explorer. Making 4 dives a day requires fuel and 3 daily meals are complimented with pre-breakfast, snacks and 2 free glasses of wine or beer after with your evening meal.

The cuisine is mainly international with some elements of Indian and Asian cooking. Fresh sashimi is often served and with 5 dishes per sitting there is always plenty of choice.
  • International, Indian, Asian, Italian and local cuisine are served, as well as a popular BBQ.
  • Main meals consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch & dinner, with snacks in between.
  • The meals are steward-attended and buffet style in the dedicated open-air dining area on the upper deck.
  • Snacks, biscuits, tea, coffee, fresh fruit, drinking water, soft drinks, beer and wine (2 glasses per day of either) are all complimentary.
  • Additional alcoholic drinks are available for purchase on board.
  • All diets, including vegetarian, can be catered for with prior notice.
  • Catering begins with fresh snacks and dinner on the first day of the cruise.
Menu samples: grilled beef or fish, tuna sashimi, chicken curry, asparagus soup, curried vegetables, tofu, pasta pomodoro, Beach BBQ, chocolate mousse, tropical fruit salad ...

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in 2011
  • Size - 38m x 13m
  • Weight - 120 tonnes
  • Top speed - 12 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9.5 knots
  • 600 HP Daewoo engine with hydraulic steering
  • 2 x 60 KW + 1 x 7 KW Isuzu generators
  • 2 x L&W dive tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox compressor
  • 11.5 & 13.5 litre aluminium & 15 litre steel scuba tanks with DIN and International fittings
  • Electricity 220/240V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 5,000 litres
  • Freshwater makers - 25,000 litres/day
  • Fuel capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 50 HP Yamaha fibreglass dinghy
  • SuperStar 2400 & VHF radios
  • NavMan Tracker 5600 GPS
  • Mobile cellphone
  • Full fire alarm system
  • CCTV TeleEye DF187IR cameras - engine room & stern
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in cabins and dhoni
  • 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:

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , Vietnam, 19 September 2014...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , USA, 12 August 2014 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , Switzerland, 6 August 2014 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , Ireland, 4 August 2014 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , UK, 18 August 2013 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , USA, 10 April 2013 ...

Customer rating - Excellent
"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." - , Philippines, 21 March 2013 ...


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