Carpe Diem is a high standard dive liveaboard, it offering various liveaboard routes in the Maldives, it can accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Boat

Carpe Diem is a 35 meters long, 10 meters wide wooden dive liveaboard, it was built in 2008 and powered for comfort, safety and stability. It is diesel-powered, cruise at 10 knots and have 220-volt power onboard.

On the top sundeck there is a 115 sqm open space, which is partially shaded and has a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

On the upper deck, there is in house library, an office and the dive rental equipment room. As well as the main open air dining and bar area which is located at the back of the boat where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef.

The main deck have the main briefing area and lounge area, with a coffee / tea table offering you coffee/tea and drinking water 24 hours a day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player.

Outside of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions, where you could have your afternoon tea while cruising and taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean.

Furthermore the main deck has the kitchen, laundry room and another open air sitting area at the back of the boat.

Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for a many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.

In addition, all diving is done from the dive dhoni boat, which provide comfort and function at the same time. All the equipment stay in the dive dhoni (compressors, tanks etc.) in order to keep the noise away from the main boat when filling the tanks.


Cabin

Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 20 guests per trip :

All cabins have have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, their own private bathroom, hair dryers. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

1 Suite Cabin :
Located on the upper deck, with over 20sqm in size, has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and an ample closet plus storage space, with 5 seaview windows.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Located opposite the suite on the upper deck, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 seaview windows.

2 Double Cabins :
Located on the main deck, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and standard cabins on the lower deck. They have queen size double beds and window view. Further amenities TV plus DVD/MP3 players and 2 seaview windows

4 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with a queen double bed and single bed in bunk style, portholes.

2 Standard Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, with two single beds side by side or one double bed, portholes.


Diving

  • 17 dives per week, include 1 night, depending on conditions.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available for free for certified diver
  • 15L Tanks:Limited with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet : Available with additional charge
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/EUR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:Unknow, include at least 3 dive guides

Itineraries

CLASSICAL ROUTING I (7 NIGHTS)

Atolls: North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male

Saturday: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm or 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Sunday: North Male 1 dive; Rasdhoo 2 dives. Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to Rasdhoo. Nights spent anchored.

Monday - Tuesday: Ari, 3 dives. Night anchored

Wednesday: Ari, 2 dives and cross to Vaavu for night dive.

Thursday: Vaavu, 2 dives and cross to South Male 1 dive.

Friday: South Male 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying and return to Male.

Saturday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.


CLASSICAL ROUTING II (7 NIGHTS)

Atolls: North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Saturday: Male. Guests board vessel around 1 pm or 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.

Sunday: North Male, 2 dives; Ari, 1 dive. Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to Ari. Night spent anchored.

Monday - Tuesday: Ari 3 dives including night dive. Night spent anchored

Wednesday: Ari, 1 dive. Cross to Meemu. Meemu 2 dives. Night spent anchored

Thursday: Meemu 1 dives; cross to Vaavu 2 dives including night dive. Cross to South Male.

Friday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.

Saturday: Depart the vessel latest by 8 am. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure.


Other Itineraries

CLASSICAL ROUTING I (10 NIGHTS)
Atolls: North Male – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari – South Male

DEEP SOUTH SHARK ITINERARY I
Atolls: North Male – South Male – (South Ari) – Vaavu – Meemu – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo – Foammulah – Gan (10/11 nights)

Our unique 10 or 11 night trips will be either starting from Male and ending all the way past the equator in Addu or the reverse, starting from Addu and ending in Male. Guests will require a domestic flight back after the trip from Gan (Addu) to Male airport or from Male airport to Gan to join the boat.

DEEP SOUTH SHARK ITINERARY II
Atolls: North Male – South Ari – Vaavu – Meemu – Thaa – Laamu – Huvadhoo (10 NIGHTS)

These routings take place during peak high season (February/March/April) when the currents are at its strongest and visibility at its best to enjoy the abundance of sharks the Maldives has to offer.

This trip will start in Male atoll after which we cruise to South Ari atoll, at the end of the trip you will fly back by domestic flight from Kooddoo airport to Male.

FAR NORTH EXPLORATION
Atolls: North Male – Lhaviyani – Noonu – Shaviyani – Haal Alif – Shaviyani – Raa – Baa – Ari – (Vaavu – South Male)(11 or 14 nights)

We have come up with a unique routing that nobody else is doing yet, starting and ending in Male to avoid domestic flights needed. Due to the additional distance we will cover there will be an extended cruise range surcharge and the minimum amount of nights needed to do this trip is 11 nights or more.

MANTA TRIP I
Atolls: North Male – South Male – Vaavu – Ari – Rasdhoo – Baa (7 nights)

The above 7 night routing is designed to be able to visit all the by manta frequented spots and lagoons including famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll during the summer months (July/August/September/October). The trips are either ending or starting in Baa atoll, which means a one way domestic flight will be needed at the start or the end of the trip.

MANTA TRIP II
Atolls: North Male – Baa – Raa – Baa – Rasdhoo – Ari ( 7 nights)

The above 7 night routing is designed to be able to visit all the by manta frequented spots and lagoons including famous Hanifaru Bay in Baa atoll during the summer months (July/August/September/October). The trips are either ending or starting in South Ari atoll, which means a one way domestic flight will be needed at the start or the end of the trip.

More

Destinations Central Maldives, North Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French, German, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
01/06/2019 to 08/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
08/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
15/06/2019 to 22/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
22/06/2019 to 29/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
29/06/2019 to 06/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
06/07/2019 to 13/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
13/07/2019 to 20/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 20/08/2019 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,325.00 Detail
20/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 11 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,600.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,665.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,665.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 09/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
21/12/2019 to 28/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 07/01/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,370.00 Detail
08/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From Detail
18/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
25/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
04/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 11 nights South Maldives Male - Gan From $3,250.00 Detail
15/02/2020 to 22/02/2020 7 nights South Maldives Gan - Kooddoo From $2,065.00 Detail
22/02/2020 to 29/02/2020 7 nights South Maldives Kooddoo - Laamu From $2,065.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 07/03/2020 7 nights South Maldives Laamu - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
07/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 10 nights South Maldives Male - Gan From $2,950.00 Detail
17/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 11 nights South Maldives Gan - Male From $3,250.00 Detail
28/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 11/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
11/04/2020 to 18/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,065.00 Detail
18/04/2020 to 28/04/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,370.00 Detail
16/05/2020 to 23/05/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail
23/05/2020 to 30/05/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,665.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
North Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,665.00
North Maldives 7 nights Double From $1,700.00
North Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $1,910.00
North Maldives 7 nights Suite From $2,015.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,665.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Double From $1,700.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $1,910.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Suite From $2,015.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Double From $2,325.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Standard From $2,370.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Deluxe From $2,725.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Suite From $2,875.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Standard From $2,600.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Double From $2,660.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Deluxe From $2,990.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Suite From $3,162.00
South Maldives 7 nights Standard From $2,065.00
South Maldives 7 nights Double From $2,100.00
South Maldives 7 nights Deluxe From $2,380.00
South Maldives 7 nights Suite From $2,485.00
South Maldives 10 nights Standard From $2,950.00
South Maldives 10 nights Double From $3,000.00
South Maldives 10 nights Deluxe From $3,400.00
South Maldives 10 nights Suite From $3,550.00
South Maldives 11 nights Standard From $3,250.00
South Maldives 11 nights Double From $3,300.00
South Maldives 11 nights Deluxe From $3,700.00
South Maldives 11 nights Suite From $3,850.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Nitrox fills

Useful information

Central Maldives

Period : Liveaboards only run trips year round, with the high season being from November to May.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Northeast Season: December-April (dry monsoon). Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Cyclones are rare but possible in April/May and October/November. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Water temps stay consistent all year round at or above 27 °C through the central atolls, sometimes even reaching a balmy 30 °C. Because visibility is so clear, it is best to wear at least a rash vest for some sun protection underwater.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are reliable and extensive domestic air carriers flying to many places within the country.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.


North Maldives

Period : Liveaboards to the north Maldives run trips from September through to May every year.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Northeast Season: December-April (dry monsoon). Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Cyclones are rare but possible in April/May and October/November. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Water temps stay fairly consistent all year round at 27°C, though cooler water can come in from the deeper waters surrounding these northern atolls, with the temp occasionally dropping to 24°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine most of the year especially from November to May.

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. Domestic flights to and from Hanimaadhoo are needed to reach the vessels.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.


South Maldives

Period : Liveaboards run trips from January to end of April, during the north east monsoon.

Visa's : Visas are not required in advance but are issued on arrival. Travelers will be issued a 30 days visa free of charge with a passport of at least 6 months validity.

Climat : Southwest season May-November (wet monsoon). Temperatures are around 30˚ C and humidity is 60-80%. Average daily air temperature ranges from 28°C to 34°C throughout the year.

Water : Because of the deep water surrounding the southern atolls, water temperature range from a low of 24°C to a high of 27°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are perfect. Be prepared for plenty of sunshine during this time of the year

Plugs : Type G, 2-pin electrical plugs with 230 V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly from many locations to Male. There are regular flights south to both Kadhadoo Airport and Kahdheedhoo Airport.

  • Alcohol and pork products are prohibited. A ‘reasonable quantity’ of tobacco is permitted.
  • A local Airport Development Charge (ADC) of US$25 for all international travellers over 2 years of age may be introduced shortly.

Currency : The Local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/Rf), but is rarely used on tourist resorts. Most transactions are made in US Dollars but other currencies are accepted. Travelers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted but 5% may be added for credit card transactions. Banks in Male will cash travelers cheques into US Dollars and Rufiyaa may also be purchased. ATM’s can be found in Male.

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