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Carpe Diem

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The 115 foot (35 meter) MV Carpe Diem offers 7 to 10 night cruises and concentrates on the Central Atolls as well as the Deep South & Far North exploration trips. 

A word from Dom :  "Another of my favorites, Carpe Diem is a sister ship to the Carpe Vita Explorer and operated by the same excellent management team in the Maldives.  Always a fine choice.".....   Dominick Macan

  • 2 upper deck deluxe DOUBLE suites
    1 with king bed & 5 picture windows and 1 with queen bed & 3 picture windows 
    2 main deck DOUBLE cabins
    queen bed & 2 picture windows
    4 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
    1 queen bed,1 single bunk above & portholes
    2 lower deck TWIN cabins
    1 twin bunk & portholes

    All cabins have individually controlled AC & ensuite facilites. Upper & main deck cabins have a flat screen TV & DVD/MP3 player.

  • 3 dives per day standard (except arrival & departure days)
    diving done from a Maldivian dhoni (accompanies the main vessel)
    dedicated dingy for snorkellers
    diving courses
    scuba gear rental (please request in advance)
    water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C
    3 - 5mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, water, instant coffee, tea
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
    tax 12%

  • international & domestic airfares
    green tax
    fuel surcharge on certain trips
    scuba gear rental, instruction & retail charges
    crew gratuities 

On board Carpe Diem

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    Carpe Diem & dhoni
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    sun deck
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    sun deck shaded area
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    main deck aft
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    upper deck buffet
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    exterior dining area
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    lounge area
  • CD Deluxe cabin daytime ensuite opt
    double cabin
  • CD Standard cabin twin beds opt
    twin cabin
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Deck Plan ... Technical Specifications

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Built : 2008
Port of Registration : Male’ / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :35 meters
Beam (m) : 10 meters
Maximum Guests :20
No. of Cabins: 10 (1 Suite, 1 Deluxe, 2 High Standard, 4 Standard, 2 twin sharing Standard)
No. of Bathrooms:13
Air-Condition: In all enclosed areas of the boat and in all cabins
No.of Crew : 10 + 3 on the diving dhoni

Diving Dhoni : YES
Nitrox on Board: YES
HP Compressors :2 x MCH 16 Coltri Sub (530 L/min, 18CFM), Bauer M320
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
Extra Activities :Fishing, wave surfing


Engine: Doosan Daewood Diesel Engine 650 Hp
Fuel Tank Capacity :7,000 litres
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)




VHF Radio, Internet, GSM


Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm

Something for everyone

Carpe Diem has 3 decks plus a sundeck. On the main deck you'll find a fully equipped bar & lounge, which offers flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, sitting/dance area plus the activities deck & jet ski.

The upper deck hosts the main dining area & bar, a reading area & library, studio with internet & business centre facilities, plus the onboard spa.  On the very top deck is the 115 square meter sun deck, which is partially covered & is used for both sunning and salsa workshops. 

Carpe Diem offers a variety of European & International Cuisine – including Maldivian, Thai & Indian specialties. The wine menu features wines from around the world.


Carpe Diem focuses on the Central Atolls most of the year, with extended trips to Huvadhoo in the Deep South and the Far North Atolls.

Your cruise logistics

The Carpe Diem offers 7 and 10 night cruises. The cruises normally leave every Saturday, for 10 day cruises departure days may change.  Check in time is generally at 12.30 pm. In case of early arrival guests will be met by Carpe Diem representatives and will have the option to wait at the airport or arrangements could be made to use the facilities of the nearby airport hotel which offers different packages until check-in time for the boat.

Check out time will be latest by 8 am on the day of departure.

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