Carpe Diem

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Carpe Diem has 3 decks plus a sundeck offering over 10 routes, she is a 35m long motor Maldives safari yacht with a wooden hull. This spacious vessel sleeps 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins.

The Carpe Diem is the first boat we started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Our local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the 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”.

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

Standard Cabin

A total of 6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed. The 2 other standard cabins (SMILE and SNORKEL) each have a single bed and single bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.

  • Main Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Portholes

Main Deck Double Bed Cabin

The Carpe Diem has two double cabins, SEA and SAND 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.

  • Main Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Queen Size Double Bed
  • Window View
  • TV
  • DVD/MP3 Player

Deluxe AC Cabins

Opposite the suite on the upper deck is another big cabin, the STAR cabin, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters.

  • Upper Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Bathroom (Hot Shower)
  • Queen Size Double Bed
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD/MP3 Player
  • 3 Windows

Suite

The very spacious suite, our SUN cabin, with over 20 m2 in size is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.

  • Upper Deck
  • Air Conditioning
  • King Size Bed
  • Wide Flat Screen DVD/MP3 player
  • 5 Windows
  • Private Bathroom (Hot Shower)

Route Options

7N Classical Routing
Atolls: North Male – Ari – Meemu – Vaavu – South Male

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo

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.

Carpe Vita
Sunday: Male. Guests board vessel around 3 pm; welcome briefing, documents; check out dive.
Monday: North Male, 4 dives; Approximately 3 hr crossing from North Male to North Ari. Night spent anchored.
Tuesday: Ari 4 dives including night dive. Night spent anchored.
Wednesday: Ari, 4 dives and cross to Meemu. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: Meemu 3 dives and cross to Vaavu for night dive. Night spent anchored.
Friday: Vaavu 3 dives. Cross to South Male. South Male 1 dive Night spent anchored
Saturday: South Male, 2 dives maximum depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Sunday: 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.

Vessel Details

Year Built 2008
Length 35m
Width 10m
Engines Doosan Daewoo Diesel 650HP
Fuel Tank Capacity 7,000 litres
Navigation GPS, Sounder
Communication VHF Radio, Internet, GSM
Generators 2 x Doosan Daewood Marine Soundproof, 50 Hz, 380V, 45KW
Electric Voltage 220 / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day
Fresh Water capacity 5,000 Litres
Water Maker 16000 litres/day (2 x Osmotic Treatment Plants – Wasco Atlantic 400)
Safety equipment Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
HP Compressors 2 x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18CFM), Bauer M320
Dive Tenders & Zodiacs Dive Dhoni
Nitrox Gen Coltri Sub LP320, Nuvair Membrane
FA Oxygen on board YES, 10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental Yes, Scuba Pro
Diving School Yes, PADI
Full Equipment USD 220 for 7 days / USD 300 for 10 days
Wetsuits USD 40 for a week (USD 50 for 10 days)
Regulator USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
BCD USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD 30 for a week (USD 40 for 10 days)

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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll, Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 120 feet during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Alimatha House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

This is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Definitely not to be missed.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Bodu Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Also known as 'Big Shark Channel', this is another top dive site and certainly lives up to its name. Dropping in at the south eastern corner you keep the reef on your left until you reach the drop off at the channel entrance which is approximately 30 metres deep. This site features small caves and numerous overhangs, and there is a sloping section on the left side of the channel covered in hard coral and some soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30

Alimata Jetty

Northern Region, Maldives

This is the perfect site for a night dive. Typically, Nurse Sharks, Black Tips, Marble Rays and Jacks are seen here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 15

Vahhuravalhi Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

Grey Reef Sharks and large pelagics can be seen at this site as well as manta rays, Napoleon Wrasse Eagle Rays and Sailfish.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Dhiggaru Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

The best diving is on the outside corner of Dhiggaru Falhu, with lots of cavities and small swimthroughs, as well as lots of nice overhangs in the entrance to the channel. The area is covered in soft coral and hard coral groups grow up from the sandy patch, where white tip sharks and stingrays rest.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Golden Wall

Northern Region, Maldives

Expect to see Napoleons, turtles, moray eels and a lot of reef fish. In the blue water pegalics can often be seen passing by. There are caves and overhangs with walls packed full of yellow, blue, pink and white soft coral.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 32

Fotteyo

Northern Region, Maldives

The channel is narrow and features swim-throughs, small caves and large overhangs. The drop-off at the channel entrance is covered in colourful soft corals. Titan triggerfish are common here along with grey reef sharks, white tip reef sharks, tuna and barracuda. You might be lucky enough to get a glimpse of hammerhead sharks in the most outer side of the channel. This is also where eagle rays can be spotted, along with big groupers such as the potato grouper and the black saddle coral groupers. Look out for sting rays resting on the patch of sand and turtles on the channel walls.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Rakeedhoo Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

Situated in a channel between two islands its possible to encounter some larger species such as grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, mako sharks and even hammerhead sharks. There is also the chance of seeing manta rays, eagle rays, barracuda, travellies and groupers. The corners and overhangs that can be found along the site are nicely covered with blue and white soft corals.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40

Fulidhoo Caves

Northern Region, Maldives

This site is located opposite the similarly named island & features a slope. There are a large number of cavern-like overhangs between 20 & 40m depth from which this site is named. These overhangs are densely covered in blue & yellow soft coral as well as black coral. Nurse sharks can often be found resting here. Stingrays can often be seen on the slopes & if one looks closely, there are numerous nudibranchs also to be found.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
20 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
10 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2479
20 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
10 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £2159
20 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
10 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £2319
4 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1599
4 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1439
4 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £1759
11 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £1759
11 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1439
11 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1599
1 Nov 2020
8 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
1 Nov 2020
8 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
1 Nov 2020
8 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
8 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
8 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
8 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
15 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
15 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
15 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
22 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
22 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
22 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
29 Nov 2020
6 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
29 Nov 2020
6 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
29 Nov 2020
6 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
6 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
6 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
6 Dec 2020
13 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
13 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £1999
13 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £1839
13 Dec 2020
20 Dec 2020
7 Nights Classical Routing Suite £2159
24 Dec 2020
3 Jan 2021
10 Nights Classical Routing Suite £3168
24 Dec 2020
3 Jan 2021
10 Nights Classical Routing Standard Cabin £2848
24 Dec 2020
3 Jan 2021
10 Nights Classical Routing Main Deck Double Bed Cabin £3008