(Indian Ocean - Maldives )
- Popular Maldives liveaboard
- 4 distinct cabin options - lower deck twins & doubles, upper deck deluxe double & suite
- All fresco dining
- Longstanding crew with years' experience
- Diving dhoni and speedboat tender vessels
Carpe Diem combines superb service, exceptional diving and on board comfort at affordable prices. If it is mantas, whalesharks and speedy drift dives you are looking for, then jump aboard Carpe Diem for a voyage through the beautiful Maldives. World famous dive sites await, all from the comfort and convenience of this superb Maldivian liveaboard. Carpe Diem sleeps 20 dives across 10 cabins. There are cabin upgrades available on board so please do discuss the options with your travel consultant at the time of booking. No matter which cabin you chose, all have individual air con, safe and en suite bathrooms. The standard cabins are located below decks. 4 have a queen double with a separate single bed. There are a further 2 are twin/bunk bed only cabins. There are 2 main deck cabins with a queen double bed and glorious views. These are ideal for single occupancy as well as couples. They have a TV and DVD player in each cabin. Moving upstairs, you find the deluxe STAR cabin. This is one of the larger cabins on board with a queen double and large windows. Or for an extra special upgrade option, the suite is perfect. This is a massive cabin on the upper deck with a king double and masses of storage space. The sea views are exceptional as well as the creature comforts! On the main deck you will find a large saloon area with tea, coffee and drinking water. This is the hub of the boat, where briefings are given. There is a large flat screen and audio system. Outside of the lounge is an outdoor seating area. All meals are also served al fresco in the dedicated dining area on the upper deck. Head right upstairs to the sun deck to soak up the views, work on your tan or just relax in the shade with a good book from the boat's library. Please be aware, Open Water certification (or equivalent) divers are welcome on board. However, due to the nature of the diving in the Maldives, you will be required to complete the Advanced Open Water certification on board (local charges apply).
- Cabins: 10
- Guests: 20
- Ensuite Cabins: Yes
- Individual A/C: Yes
- Mini bar: No
- Guides: 3
- Tenders: 1
- Compressors: 3
- Nitrox: Yes
- Rebreather Friendly: No
- Charging Stations: Yes
- Length: 35m
- Breadth: 10m
- Engines: 650HP
- Generators: 2 x 50Hz
- Construction Material: Wood
- Desalaination: 5000l
All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.
The very spacious suite with individually controlled AC unit, our SUN cabin is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player, ample closet plus storage space, en suite bathroom with shower. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.
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, ensuite bathroom with shower and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters. The cabin has an individually controlled AC unit in the room.
Main deck double
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, window view and ensuite bathrooms with shower. Further amenities TV plus DVD/MP3 players. The cabins have individually controlled AC units.
6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. As of September 2016, 4 of these standard cabins (SALSA, SCUBA, SURF and SKI) are very spacious having two single beds which can be converted into one king size double beds. The 2 other standard cabins each have two single beds of which one is higher than the other but not overlapping and can only take twin sharing occupancy.
18 May 2016
Just back from a week on Carpe Diem, hard to put into words but.... Professional, comfortable, relaxing, interesting and fun are just a few that spring to mind. A big thank you to all the crew for making it such an amazing trip. A great mix of nationalities on board with a common interest and we were lucky enough to see such a variety from zooplankton to mantas, whaleshark and wonderful corals thanks to a great crew. A week is not long enough, (although with chefs delicious food I might have to take up more exercise than just diving next time) I hope to return very soon Sue Jones
18 May 2016
First time to the Maldives and first live-aboard. I think we chose wisely. What a great experience! The crew are fantastic - professional, knowledgable and conscientious. Lars and Agnes went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Lars is one of the most genuinely friendly people you will ever meet. The boat is comfortable and spacious and the dive operation is a well-oiled machine. Had one of the best experiences of my life night diving with Mantas! Highly recommend the Carpe Diem. Jeff McBride
18 May 2016
This is a highly professional dive operation with 3 superb boats - The Carpe Diem, The Carpe Vita and The Carpe Novo. The diving is amazing and the crew are fantastic. We have dived with The Carpe Diem team many times over the last few years and look forward to our next trip later on this year. Agnes Van Linden runs a superb team . Well done to all involved. Tina Durrell
18 May 2016
Best dives ever! We had a wonderful time at the Carpe Diem. Many thanks to this wonderful crew...all of them were very caring and friendly. After a week it felt like family. The boat is great, clean and well mantained. The food is awesome, great Chef!!! We will come back Alexandra Obermann
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