Maldives borders open for any nationality

We are pleased to confirm that the Maldives officially opened its borders for tourists July 15, 2020. Updated guidelines for safely restarting have been published. These guidelines are updated and revised on a regular basis. In this blog we will keep you updated of all the developments. The management of Carpe Diem Maldives has prepared […]

Carpe Diem Cruises very excited to be taking part in a research expedition for 26 days spanning the Maldives archipelago, led by Waitt institute.

Carpe Diem Cruises are very excited to be taking part in a research expedition for 26 days spanning the Maldives archipelago, led by Waitt Institute. Maldives Marine Research Institute and SCRIPPS 100 island challenge The expedition is made up of experts from The Maldives and globally, representing 7 countries (Maldives, Tonga, Portugal, French Polynesia, Seychelles, […]

Carpe Diem Maldives initiates “Rescue a Reef” program October 22/29,2017

Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. confirms its ongoing collaboration with American organisation Coral Reef CPR with the launch of its official CSR program “Rescue a Reef”.  Taking a concerted approach towards protecting and restoring the health of coral reefs and marine life in the Maldives, “Rescue a Reef” invites guests to join marine expeditions on […]

Coral status Maldives

Based on our recent surveys this year, here is a short summary on our findings of the status of the corals in the Maldives.  – First, all shallow snorkel depths from water surface to about 3 m was hardest hit by bleaching with a near total loss of table corals. We have found a few […]

Another whale shark rescued in the Maldives

On the night of the 3rd of November the Carpe Vita liveaboard was anchored at a place in Thaa atoll where often whale sharks come and feed at the back of the boat on plankton attracted by the bright lights.  Whale shark “Kessum”, logged in the database of the whale shark research team under WS113 […]

Coral bleaching Maldives 2016

Andy Bruckner, Coral Reef CPR Director Globally, 2016 is the warmest year on record, exceeding 2015- the second warmest. These steamy temperatures can be attributed in part to climate change and to the longest El Niño in history. The Maldives were no exception. During April/May 2016 the sea water temperatures heated up to 31-33 C; simultaneously […]

A coral’s enemy: Crown of Thorns starfish (COTS)

What is the crown of thorns starfish? The crown of thorns starfish (COTS) is the most voracious coral predator found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. One starfish will eat a coral every day and can consume all of the corals within a 6-10 square meter area within a year.  They are responsible for destroying entire reefs […]

Coral Reef CPR joining Carpe Vita Nov. 10/20

Marine biologist from Coral Reef CPR joining again on Carpe Vita November 10/20 Andy Bruckner, Coral Reef CPR Director The Maldives is known for its megafauna, with annual arrivals of mantas and whale sharks, frequent sitings of pilot, humpback and even blue whales, dolphins, recovering shark populations and an abundance of hawksbill turtles.  The Maldives […]

Two rare sightings of Mola Mola in 2016

MOLA MOLA (OCEAN SUNFISH) Impressive strange creatures After 8 years of operations, the Carpe Diem Maldives fleet boats were treated to not one but two sightings of a Mola Mola at different locations and different timings. One sighting was in a deep South channel in Huvadhoo atoll and the latest sighting was during a channel […]