Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita (Carpe Diem Maldives)

Carpe Vita is a 38 metre wooden hull purpose built safari yacht along with her 20 metre custom built matching diving dhoni. She boasts 8 large and vibrant hotel style passenger staterooms situated on the lower and main deck along with 2 luxury suites situated on the upper deck. The main deck features a large salon, including the primary bar offering a wide variety of drinks and a lounge area with a large flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player and sound system. Perfect for watching a movie in the evening or checking your underwater photos and video on the big screen! You can either dine in the saloon or opt to eat al fresco at the aft end of the upper deck. Hot breakfasts are cooked to order, lunch and evening meals are served buffet style bursting with flavour. Endless mouth watering and tempting snacks appear between dives so you will never go hungry or lose weight while onboard! Tea, coffee and water are included in your package and any soft drinks or  alcoholic beverages will be added to your onboard bill.

For those not wanting to go home sporting wetsuit and bootie tan lines why not head up to the sun deck to even out those tan lines on one of the sun loungers. If it all gets too hot you can always hop into the Jacuzzi to cool yourself down with ice and a slice!

Three daily dives will be conducted directly from the Dhoni, which will be fully equipped with both air and nitrox compressors, individual gear bins, separate camera and wetsuit rinse tanks, a bathroom and fresh water showers. The water temperature remains a toasty 30 degrees throughout the year but we do recommend a full 3mm suit for exposure protection. Some dives involve kneeling down very quickly in a challenging current, for example in a manta cleaning station on sometimes jagged and uneven rocks.

Operates in:  Maldives

Schedule:  Carpe Vita offers 7 or 10 nights cruises to North Male and Ari Atolls, as well as 10 nights cruises to take in Laamu and Meemu Atolls.  The schedule varies. Please contact us for departure dates.

Price: From about £1304 (US$1799, about €1499) 


  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights cruise on Carpe Vita on a twin/share basis in a Lower Deck cabin
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily.
  • 6 or 9 full days of diving (up to three a day).
  • Nitrox for nitrox certified divers

Reduced Rates:  Available for non divers and additional weeks

Cabin Upgrades:  Available

Please Note:  If your log book shows that you have not dived for over a year you will have to take a short scuba review course on the first day which costs US$75, payable on board.

Single occupancy supplement: Please contact us.

Air Travel: Our in-house IATA ticket agency can arrange your air travel in connection with your holiday from a departure point anywhere in the world, or you may arrange your own air travel if you prefer. We can tailor-make your itinerary to your personal requirements, so if you would like to make a stop-over or two, make a side trip to some other destination, or travel business class rather than economy, we will be happy to assist. Please contact us about your air travel requirements.

Carpe Vita and 'Mini' Vita, but there is nothing mini about a 20 metre/60 ft long dhoni! (Explorer Ventures)

The Standard Cabin on board Carpe Vita

The Suite Cabin on Carpe Vita

The Suite Cabin with the desk area.

Superior Cabin on Carpe Vita

Superior Cabin on Carpe Vita

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