An exquisitely designed, award-winning and affordable liveaboard in the Maldives
- Cruise the Maldives on an award-winning liveaboard designed by divers
- A range of scheduled itineraries as well as full and half-charter bookings
- Certificate of excellence for shark diving operations
- Discover the world-famous channels and reefs of the Maldives, where sharks and mantas await
The first of its fleet, the Carpe Diem offers both scheduled and chartered expeditions around the Maldives with action-packed itineraries. Boasting four beautifully designed decks, superb leisure facilities, and experienced and dedicated staff, Carpe Diem creates dream dive holidays at affordable prices. Divers enjoy a premier dive service based on experience and excellence, complemented by spacious, plush cabins, convenient camera facilities, and up to three dives per day at world-renowned Maldives dive sites with sharks and manta rays.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter available
The first of its fleet, Carpe Diem is a beautiful, hand-crafted 35-metre liveaboard offering scheduled and chartered trips throughout the central Maldives. Its four elegantly designed decks offer plenty of space and are equipped with superb facilities including several interior and exterior lounges, and a partially shaded sun deck furnished with comfortable loungers. The vessel can accommodate up to 20 divers in 10 plush cabins which are divided over the lower, main and upper decks, providing additional privacy for guests. And with free nitrox, excellent camera facilities, a spacious dive dhoni, and an outstanding dive team ready to showcase the best of the Maldives’ underwater world, divers have convenience and luxury every step of the way.
Carpe Diem Cruises’ fleet of modern, spacious and well-appointed motor yachts offer a premier diving service in the Maldives. Born from a passion for Maldives diving, the fleet was designed by divers, for divers, with comfort, convenience and luxury in mind. Luxurious, yet casual, divers will love their modernity and attention to detail, from skilfully-designed lounges and well-appointed cabins, to top deck luxuries. All three vessels and their friendly, professional crew offer an unparalleled liveaboard experience throughout the Maldives. Guests can explore the best dive sites, with exciting routes and itineraries that take into consideration the changing seasons, and highlight the best of the Maldives throughout the year.
Onboard Carpe Diem
Built in 2008, Carpe Diem is a 35-metre wooden motor yacht that caters to full charter, half charter, and individual bookings. This vessel accommodates up to 20 people and guests have a choice of standard, double, deluxe, or suite rooms – all of which feature en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The air-conditioned restaurant and open-air dining area is located on the upper deck, serving buffet-style meals made up of Maldivian, Thai, Chinese, and European cuisine prepared by expert chefs. On the main deck, guests will find a spacious saloon equipped with a large flat-screen TV and audio system, as well as tea, coffee, and drinking water. At the top of the boat is the sun deck which boasts comfortable seating, sun loungers, and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, providing the perfect space to relax.
Diving from Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem is well equipped for dive trips, boasting a highly experienced and professional local dive team. Up to three divers per day are offered from the dedicated dive dhoni which is fitted with hot freshwater showers, a toilet, and camera rinse tanks. ScubaPro equipment is available to rent onboard, and tanks with both DIN and Int connections can be provided. Nitrox is also available for certified divers and is free during the low season. Open Water divers are welcome on board but are required to complete their PADI Advanced Open Water course before being allowed to fun dive. Many of the best dive sites on the itinerary, including shark and manta packed channels, can experience currents, which may need a certain level of experience!
- For a unique experience, why not take advantage of the manta specialty course? What better way to learn more about these majestic creatures than diving alongside them?
- Pack extra essentials, like batteries, toiletries and sunscreen for your trip. The Maldives isn’t a great place for shopping, so you might find it difficult to stock up once you’re there.
- Bring an underwater camera to take snaps of colourful reefs, tropical fish and epic shark and manta ray action - all which have made the Maldives an iconic diving destination!