Carpe Novo Explorer is a professional dive yatch, it offering various liveaboard routes in the Maldives, it can accommodate up to 21 guests.

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Carpe Novo Explorer also called "Carpe Novo", it is a 43 meters long, 11 meters wide professional dive liveaboard built in 2016, It has the latest marine equipment to ensure the safty and comforty, It is diesel-powered, cruise at 12 knots and have 220-volt power onboard.

Carpe Novo Explorer has a large air-conditioned lounge and leisure area on the maind deck. There is TV viewing area with full HF media player and stereo music system.

Outside of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions. There are also a common restroom, a galley, and a dedicated camera room with charging station and tables located on the main deck.

The upper deck features a large dining area with comfortable lounge chairs, and provides access via an outside walkway to the front deck area.

From the upper deck restaurant area a staircase will lead you to the sun deck. On the sun deck you will find plenty of sunbeds and a shaded sitting area, which is also excellent for having your sunset drinks.

Carpe Novo Explorer is also equipped with a wireless rounter providing internet connection (additional charges apply). Cellular phone and internet access is available when in proximity to some of the islands if your phone is so equipped. Internet cards and cellular phone cards are available for purchase at the airport.

All diving is done from a custom-designed 60 foot diving dhoni (tender). The dhoni has ample space for all divers, cameras and gear. There are individual gear bins for each diver, separate camera and wetsuit rinse tanks and two hot-water showers aboard. Both the air and nitrox compressors are on the dhoni as well.


Cabin

Carpe Vita Explorer has 12 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate 21 - 24 guests per trip :

All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, wide flat screen TV connected to central media system, ensuite bathroom, hanging closet, desk, hair dryer. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of multinational type

2 Junior Suites - Whale shark, Tiger shark :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin has a king size (200 x 200 cm) beds, upon request it can be separated in two single beds (90 x 200 cm), bathroom with sink dual cabinets and a spacious shower, lots of seaview windows.

2 Junior Suites - Hammerhead, Thresher shark :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin has a king size (200 x 200 cm) beds, bathroom with sink dual cabinets and a spacious shower, lots of seaview windows.

2 Single Suites - Eagle ray, Manta ray :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with a queen size beds (150 x 200 cm), large windows.

4 Standard Cabins - Turtle, Dolphin, Barracuda, Napoleon :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with a queen size bed and a single bed side by side, portholes.

2 Standard Cabins - Octopus, Frog fish :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, 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 with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available free of 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 2 - 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.

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Destinations Central Maldives, North Maldives, South Maldives
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
14/07/2018 to 21/07/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
21/07/2018 to 28/07/2018 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
28/07/2018 to 04/08/2018 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
04/08/2018 to 11/08/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
11/08/2018 to 18/08/2018 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
18/08/2018 to 25/08/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
25/08/2018 to 01/09/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Maamingili From $1,863.00 Detail
01/09/2018 to 08/09/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Maamingili - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
08/09/2018 to 18/09/2018 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,699.00 Detail
19/09/2018 to 26/09/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
29/09/2018 to 06/10/2018 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
06/10/2018 to 13/10/2018 7 nights North Maldives Raa - Maamingili From $1,863.00 Detail
13/10/2018 to 20/10/2018 7 nights North Maldives Maamingili - Raa From $1,863.00 Detail
20/10/2018 to 27/10/2018 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
27/10/2018 to 03/11/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
14/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,640.00 Detail
24/11/2018 to 01/12/2018 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 $1,359.99 Detail
01/12/2018 to 08/12/2018 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,863.00 $1,359.99 Detail
08/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
15/12/2018 to 22/12/2018 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 $1,359.99 Detail
22/12/2018 to 02/01/2019 11 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $2,969.00 Detail
05/01/2019 to 12/01/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 $1,359.99 Detail
12/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
19/01/2019 to 26/01/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
26/01/2019 to 02/02/2019 7 nights South Maldives Male - Laamu From $2,540.00 Detail
02/02/2019 to 09/02/2019 7 nights South Maldives Laamu - Addu From $2,540.00 Detail
09/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 7 nights South Maldives Gan - Kadhedhoo From $2,540.00 Detail
16/02/2019 to 27/02/2019 11 nights South Maldives Kadhedhoo - Male From $3,990.00 Detail
02/03/2019 to 09/03/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
09/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $2,540.00 Detail
16/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
26/03/2019 to 06/04/2019 11 nights South Maldives Male - Gan From $3,990.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 16/04/2019 10 nights South Maldives Gan - Male From $3,640.00 Detail
20/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
27/04/2019 to 04/05/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
25/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
03/08/2019 to 13/08/2019 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,699.00 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
21/09/2019 to 28/09/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 12/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
12/10/2019 to 19/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Male - Dharavandhoo From $1,863.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights North Maldives Dharavandhoo - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,990.00 Detail
12/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 11 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $4,004.00 Detail
23/11/2019 to 30/11/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
14/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $1,863.00 Detail
21/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 14 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,726.00 Detail
04/01/2020 to 11/01/2020 7 nights South Maldives Male - Laamu From $2,540.00 Detail
11/01/2020 to 18/01/2020 7 nights South Maldives Laamu - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
18/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
25/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
01/02/2020 to 08/02/2020 7 nights South Maldives Male - Laamu From $2,540.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 7 nights South Maldives Laamu - Addu From $2,540.00 Detail
15/02/2020 to 22/02/2020 7 nights South Maldives Addu - Kadhedhoo From $2,540.00 Detail
22/02/2020 to 03/03/2020 10 nights South Maldives Kadhedhoo - Male From $3,640.00 Detail
04/03/2020 to 14/03/2020 10 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $3,640.00 Detail
14/03/2020 to 24/03/2020 10 nights South Maldives Male - Gan From $3,640.00 Detail
24/03/2020 to 04/04/2020 11 nights South Maldives Gan - Male From $4,004.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 11/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail
11/04/2020 to 18/04/2020 7 nights Central Maldives Male - Male From $2,540.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
North Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,863.00
North Maldives 7 nights Junior Suite From $2,163.00
North Maldives 7 nights Single Suite From $2,163.00
North Maldives 11 nights Standard From $2,969.00
North Maldives 11 nights Junior Suite From $3,269.00
North Maldives 11 nights Single Suite From $3,269.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Standard From $1,863.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Junior Suite From $2,163.00
Central Maldives 7 nights Single Suite From $2,163.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Standard From $2,699.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Junior Suite From $2,999.00
Central Maldives 10 nights Single Suite From $2,999.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Standard From $4,004.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Junior Suite From $4,224.00
Central Maldives 11 nights Single Suite From $4,224.00
Central Maldives 14 nights Standard From $3,726.00
Central Maldives 14 nights Junior Suite From $4,326.00
Central Maldives 14 nights Single Suite From $4,326.00
South Maldives 7 nights Standard From $2,540.00
South Maldives 7 nights Junior Suite From $2,740.00
South Maldives 7 nights Single Suite From $2,740.00
South Maldives 10 nights Standard From $3,640.00
South Maldives 10 nights Junior Suite From $3,840.00
South Maldives 10 nights Single Suite From $3,840.00
South Maldives 11 nights Standard From $3,990.00
South Maldives 11 nights Junior Suite From $4,190.00
South Maldives 11 nights Single Suite From $4,190.00

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
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • 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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