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Carpe Vita

Carpe Vita Liveaboard was designed by experienced yacht builders that earlier made Carpe Diem Liveaboard and launched in 2011. This yacht has the same feature that the earlier built Carpe Diem, but also has some differences. The boat is a 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck as well.

Boat Interior

Carpe Vita can accommodate up to 20 persons in 10 cabins There are 6 Standard Cabins on lower deck, 2 Superior Cabins on a main deck and 2 Suites as well on a main deck.

Time in between dives guests of the boat can spend on the bridge area or in the lounge. It is perfect to spend evening hours watching stunning sunsets on the Indian Ocean. The sun deck area can offer you spacious shaded area and a jacuzzi to relax after a day of diving and prepare yourself for another exciting day on board of Carpe Vita.

Dive Deck

Carpe Vita’s dive deck has a comfortable dive platform with two showers with fresh water. Also here is a plenty of places to store dive gear. If you are a photography lover, then you would appreciate boats camera table. Also, you can find facilities to recharge your photo equipment before the next dive.


Safety is ensured. Carpe Vita has smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets and emergency alarm.


Carpe Vita itineraries include diving in North Male, Vaavu, Meemu and other Maldivian atolls. Divers can choose either 7 or 10 nights trips if they want to dedicate more time to explore the underwater world of this marvelous destination. There are some special trips like Shark and Mantas itineraries. In the warm waters of Maldives white tips, black tips, greys, nurse sharks, leopard sharks, hammerheads and whale sharks can be often seen. Maldives is a home for thousands of Manta Rays. during this trips, you will visit dive sites where mantas can be often seen.

When to Go

Time from November to May is the best to visit Maldives, although mantas, sharks can be met here through the year.

Diving vacation together with Carpe Vita Liveaboard can be a new and exciting adventure of your lifetime.


31 Mar - 10 AprAddu - Foammulah - Huvadhoo - Laamu - Thaa - Meemu - Vaavu - South Male - North MaleFrom 3935USD
11 - 21 AprNorth Male - South Male - Vaavu - Ari - Baa - Lhaviyani - Noonu - RaaFrom 3935USD
21 - 28 AprBaa - Raa- Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1856USD
8 - 15 JulCentral Atolls. Surf tripFrom 2555USD
21 - 28 JulCentral Atolls. From 1799USD
28 Jul - 4 AugCentral Atolls. Surf tripFrom 2555USD
8 - 15 Sep North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
15 - 22 SepNorth Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
22 - 29 SepNorth Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
29 Sep - 6 OctNorth Male - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
6 - 13 OctNorth Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - North MaleFrom 1799USD
13 - 20 Oct North Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - AriFrom 1799USD
20 - 27 Oct South Ari - Rasdhoo - Baa - Raa - Baa - North MaleFrom 1799USD
27 Oct - 3 NovNorth Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 2490USD
3 - 10 NovNorth Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 2490USD
10 - 17 NovNorth Male - Baa - ARI - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 2490USD
21 Nov - 1 DecNorth Male - Baa - Raa - Baa - Rasdhoo - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 3560USD
1 - 8 DecNorth Male - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
8 - 15 Dec North Male - Ari - Vaavu - South MaleFrom 1799USD
15 - 22 DecNorth Male - South Male - Vaavu - Ari - Rasdhoo - Baa - Raa - BaaFrom 1799USD

Rate Included

– Accommodation in air conditioned cabins with, ensuite shower (with hot water) toilet, toiletries, towels and beach towels.
– Air-conditioning in all enclosed areas.
– Full board meals, Prebreakfast, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
– Fresh Snacks
– Drinking water + drinking bottle with logo
– Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
– DVD library and Books Library.
– 3 guided dives per day (depending on your arrival time in Malé, weather conditions and 24-hours no diving before fly safety rule) including one night dive. The day before departure a maximum of 1 dive will be offered.
– Tanks: 11.5 and 13.5 lt Aluminium DIN/INT, weights and weight belts
– Professional English speaking dive guides. Guides to Divers max Ratio 1:8
– BBQ on a deserted island
– Island Hopping
– Airport Transfer, Meet and Assist.
– GST (12% ) (Rates will be adjusted in case GST were to change)

Rate Excluded

– Green Tax (6$ per person, per night)
– Diving equipment renting
– Special trips marked in the schedule will have an addittional fuel surcharge and/or domestic flight
– GST on all services sold on board
– All what specified under Carpe Vita S Holiday Activities & Services on board
– Crew gratuities. We suggest 75 to 100 USD per client on a 7 night trip
– Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
– Carpe Vita Activities and Services
– Scuba diving equipment rental
– Scuba diving Nitrox tanks
– Scuba dive insurance DAN. (Available on board for 15 euros p/p for 7 nights)
– School of Diving courses
– Scuba Discovering Experience (PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience)


Classical Route (example)

North Male – Rasdhoo – Ari – Vaavu – South Male, 7N8D
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.

* Local island visit, snorkeling, night fishing will be organized within the week between the dive schedule and destination.
* Subject to change in weather conditions.

Contact us for more details


Standard Cabin

  • Max occupancy: 2 people
  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Bedding: Double + Single bed
  • Deck: lower deck
  • A/C: A/C with control in room

A total of 6 standard cabins, nos. 5- 10 are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. All cabins have one queen size bed and a super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, private ensuite bathrooms with showers. All standard cabins have portholes.

Superior Cabin

  • Max Occupancy: 2 persons
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Bedding: Double King or Twin
  • Deck: main deck
  • A/C: A/C with control in room

The two superior cabins (nos. 3and 4), located on the main deck have king size beds which can be separated into two super single beds and desk/chair/dresser, hanging closet, large windows, private ensuite bathroom and shower cubicle.


  • Max Occupancy: 2 people
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Bedding: Double or Twin
  • Deck: upper deck
  • A/C: A/C with control in room

The two spacious suite cabins (nos. 1and 2) have king size (California) beds which can be separated into two super single beds (39inches), desk/chair/dresser, two hanging closets, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with dual sink, bathtub and separate shower cubicle.


Onboard Facilities

Nitrox available
Laundry Service
Daily housekeeping
Leasure Deck
Shaded Diving Deck
Indoor saloon
Camera room with table and charging point
Audio & video entertainment
Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
Sun Deck

Food & Drinks

Western Food
Local Food
Vegetarian Options
Buffet style
Beer available
Selection of wines
Snacks All Day

Cabin Facilities

Air Conditioning
En-suite Cabins
Warm Water Showers