The Republic of Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 26 atolls situated in the Indian Ocean. This chain of islands, stretching across in a north-south direction, lies across the equator between 7° 6′ 30″ and 0° 41′ 48″ south and between 72° 32′ 30″ and 73° 45′ 54″ east of Greenwich. The closest neighbours of Maldives are India (595 km) to the north, Sri Lanka (670 km) to the northeast and the Chagos Archipelago (550 km) directly to the south.Maldives consists of a double chain of 1,190 coral islands oriented at a north-south direction in the Laccadives Sea in the Indian Ocean. These islands are grouped into 26 natural atolls, which for organisational purposes have been divided into 20 administrative atolls. The land area of this archipelago is approximately 298 sq km stretched across 118,000 sq km of water, which makes over 99% of the Maldives to be made of water! The equator cuts across the country between the southernmost atolls, laying Addu and Foammulah to the south and Gaafdhal Atoll to the north.Maldives diving is year round. Each season brings the opportunity to see the same creatures, BIG and small. What makes the seasons different are the conditions determined by the two monsoons. Of interest: the Maldives waters support the world’s largest known population of reef manta rays all year round. Whale sharks can be seen all year round as well, which are two bucket list creatures of every scuba diver. Read more in activities section under diving and snorkeling. Below overview of all the atolls we visit with details of their hightlights and attractions for divers.


Hightlight Video

What can be found


Striped fish

Striped fish


Special “Start with a Blast offer for 2021”!

Save 35% on any of our available spaces on any of our boats in JANUARY 2021.

Janurary Normal Rate

Jan Special Rate


Single sup

Carpe Novo
Carpe Vita
Carpe Diem

$ 2,540 
$ 2,299
$ 2,065 
$ 1,651
$ 1,494
$ 1,494



1. Special rate based on twin sharing basis valid for STANDARD cabins only
2. Single supplement will be 35% for this month
3. Single travellers can be accommodated in any cabin with no restrictions
4. Valid on all departures in January 2021
5. Cannot be combined with any other offers nor group specials
6. Discounted Standard Rates entered in Paxtool
7. Non diver discount – 10%
8. Booking back to back trips – 10%

For 2021 until further notice 50% single supplement across the board except for during special campaigns like the above for January 2021!
Booking terms and Cancellation Policy – Carpe Diem Cruises Maldives (

For groups travel extra FOC
Booking window: December 17, 2021
Booking period: August 1, till December 18, 2021

Half charters get 3 FOC instead of 2, so pay for 9 and get 12 spaces.
For full charters get 5 FOC instead of 4, so pay for 15 and get 20 spaces

5% deposit required for bookings more than 1 year in advance. 

The group discounts can’t be combined with any other discounts, except for the Early Bird discounts during summer periods only.


Last minute:
Book within 30 days of departure 10%
(Can NOT be combined with already discounted rates)

Early Bird:
> 3 months receive 10% discount
(Can NOT be combined with already discounted rates)

Repeaters discount:
5% If you have been on one of our boats before you are entitled to 5% repeaters discount on your next booking

Group bookings:
pay for 5 and get 6th free, full charter get 4 FOC, so pay for 16 only