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UD Rating – 4 Star

Carpe Vita

The newest addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet.

Carpe Vita is the newest addition to the Explorer Ventures Fleet, built in 2010 with her maidan voyage in 2011. This purpose built modern liveaboard allows you to explore the Maldives various hidden treasures in a luxury and comfort.

One of the Maldives premier liveaboards, the Carpe Vita is the newest edition to the Explorer Ventures ever expanding fleet. Step aboard and you will see the attention to detail that has gone into the making of this great and modern boat. Built in 2010, the Carpe Vita is a 38 metre wooden hull purpose built liveaboard along with her 20 metre custom built matching diving “dhoni”. Meals on board the Carpe Vita are served in a semi buffet style and prepared by the fine dining chef. The large main deck is where the air conditioned lounge, restaurant area and buffet table is located along with the library, camera table and business centre. There is a comfortable sitting area with plug points for laptops as well as a music system, TV/DVD and MP3 player for entertainment.

The platform at the back with 2 freshwater showers is located near an outdoor sitting area with comfortable cushions where you can take in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean. On the upper deck you will find the 2 spacious suites along with the main open air dining area and bar. The outside sofa seating area in front of the bridge also offers fabulous views of the clear blue seas. The sundeck chairs and hot tub are perfect for a relaxing evening after a hard day’s diving.

The Carpe Vita comfortably accommodates 20 passengers in its 10 large cabins. All 6 standard cabins have a queen size bed and a single bed, individually controlled air conditioning, safety boxes, en-suites, TV/DVD players, closet and a port window. The cabin doors have sea creature names rather than a number. The 2 superior cabins come with a king size bed which can be separated into 2 single beds, a large window and the same amenities as the standard cabin. The 2 spacious suites have a Californian king size bed which can be separated into 2 super single beds, windows throughout the side of the cabin, dual sink in bathroom, bath tub and separate shower, two closets and modern amenities.

Lower Deck Double Stateroom

The lower deck staterooms have one queen bed and one twin bed and also have a desk with chair, a dresser and port holes.

  • Queen and twin bed
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Flat screen TV

Suite (2 People Sharing)

The upper deck features 2 VIP suites with either a king bed or 2 super single beds. They also have a sitting areas, large windows, a desk and chair and 2 hanging closets.

  • king bed or 2 super single beds
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ensuite with dual sinks, shower and tub
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player

Main Deck Double / Twin Cabin

The two main deck staterooms each have either a king bed or 2 super single beds. A desk and chair are also provided alongside a dresser, hanging closet and large windows.

  • King or two single beds
  • Private ensuite
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV

Route Options

Vessel Details

Year Built 2010
Length 40 meters long
Width 11 meter beam.
Speed 13 knots cruising speed.
Engines Doosan Daewoo Marine Diesel, 603KW (820ps)
Generators 2 Zenith Isuzu 52 KW Marine Gen-set and 1 Zenith Isuzu 16 KW Marine Gen-se
Number of Cabins 10 large double cabins
Communication & Navigation GPS, sounder, VHF radio, internet and GSM
Salon & Dining Area Al fresco dining area with an AC lounge area
Entertainment TV/DVD/CD systems
Emergency Equipment Medic First Aid Kit available onboard
Air Compressors 2 x Bauer 3201 HP compressors
Equipment Rental Equipment rental available onboard
Dive Deck Diving is from a “dhoni” with ample space for all divers, cameras and equipment. The dive deck has a separate camera and wetsuit rinse tanks and 2 hot water showers.
Equipment Rental The equipment rental price listed above is per person per day based on 7 night charters. The equipment needs to be pre booked in advance.
Wetsuits $220
Regulator $50
Dive Computer $50
Wetsuits $40
Torch $30

Available Experiences



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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

7 night aboard the Carpe Vita

The Carpa Vita is an excellent Liveaboard boat, which is run by an excellent, enthusiastic and helpful crew who’s only job it seems is to make your holiday one to remember. The accommodation aboard the Carpa Vita is to a very high standard, the ladies might want a hair dryer, but everything else is there. As for the diving, well, I got what I paid for, Manta’s, Whalesharks, Sharks, Macro life and everything in between. With a water temperature of between 29-30 deg. C I was never cold and with up to four dives a day (most days) I got to see a lot. If diving is your first love then the Carpa Vita has to be your first choice, it’s eat, dive, eat dive, eat dive, eat dive and sleep.

Peter M

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