Carpe Diem

The Carpe Diem is the first boat we started operating in 2008 and the reason for the start of the company Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. The Carpe Diem was built in the Maldives fully out of wood by Amir Mansoor who is also the owner of the boat. The boat has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 people. The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni (tender) and a small speedboat (dingy). The Carpe Diem caters for scuba diving trips, surfing trips, fishing trips or tailor made cruises for exclusive groups.

Our local dive team of 3 with their abundance of experience can cater for any experience level diver and is able to ensure that everyone of any nationality has a lasting wonderful diving experience. On dedicated scuba diving trips the Carpe Diem offers standard 3 dives a day.

What makes the Carpe Diem further stand out is the service provided by a dedicated crew, some of which have been with the company for a many years. Clients that have come back described it as “coming home”.

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

The MV Carpe Diem is a 35 m long motor safari yacht with
a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.
The lower deck provides for

6 standard cabins

2 separate staff cabin

the engine room

The main briefing area and lounge area, with a coffee / tea table offering you coffee/tea and drinking water 24 hours a day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player.

Outside of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions, where you could have your afternoon tea while cruising and taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean. Furthermore the main deck has two comfortable Double cabins, the kitchen, laundry room and another open air sitting area at the back of the boat.
 
Upperdeck1

From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck and bridge area with a C-shape sofa/reading area, in house library, the suite and deluxe cabins, an office and the dive rental equipment room.

The main open air dining and bar area is located at the back of the boat where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef

Sundeck1
Sundeck2

From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a 115 sqm sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are suite (1), deluxe (1), double (2) 
and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.

Crew

The Carpe Diem team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the best best divers from the Maldives in our team. You will enjoy the cooking qualities of our experienced chef.  A Dutch management that speak five languages. This team will do everything to ensure you have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Diem.

Click on the sections below to open all details about our crew.

Chef Iresh on Carpe Diem Maldives boats
"After a short leave of absence our Sri Lankan Chef Cook “Iresh” is back on the Carpe Diem. He is a well experienced chef, and knows how to make those buffets special, extra tasty and of high standard. The menu covers a wide range of different international cuisines blended together for you to enjoy. With prior notice, special dietary requests can be catered for as well as any special occasion packages like birthday celebrations, anniversaries to name a few."
Iresh
Chef
Munko dive team leader Carpe Diem Maldives
"Your local Dive team consists of dive team leader and instructor Munko assisted by dive master Chill and instructor Reddey. All of them bring ample experience with them and have worked in the liveaboard industry for years. They speak fluent Englishl. With this abundance of experience and knowledge of the local dive sites and conditions your safety and comfort will be guaranteed. Their challenge will be to make your dive experience with the Carpe Diem truly memorable."
Munko
Dive Team Leader
1 Diem Captain Ayya
"Captain “Ayya” has been with the company since 2013 (2 years) now and has been a licensed safari boat captain since 2007. He is also a licensed diver and knows the Maldivian waters like no other. His other passion is music and some guests may experience him as “DJ Ayya” on some nights ;-)."
Ayya
Captain
Carpe Diem crewCarpe Diem crew
Munko, Chill and Reddey of dive team Carpe Diem MaldivesMunko, Chill and Reddey of dive team Carpe Diem Maldives
Carpe Diem crew with happy guests in the MaldivesCarpe Diem crew with happy guests in the Maldives
MunkoMunko
Buffet style lunch on Carpe DiemBuffet style lunch on Carpe Diem
Great desserts served on Carpe Diem boatGreat desserts served on Carpe Diem boat

TECHNICAL DETAILS

General technical details

Built :2008
Port of Registration :Male’   / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :35
Width (m) :10
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   any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
No.of Crew :10   + 3 on the diving dhoni
Engine :Doosan   Daewood Diesel Engine 650 Hp
Fuel Tank Capacity :7,000   litres
Navigation :GPS,   Sounder
Communication :VHF   Radio, Internet, GSM
Generators :2   x Doosan Daewood Marine Soundproof, 50 Hz, 380V, 45KW
Electric Voltage :220   / 50 Hz, 24 hrs / day
Fresh Water capacity5,000   Litres
Water Maker :16000   litres/day (2 x Osmotic Treatment Plants – Wasco   Atlantic 400)
Safety equipmentSmoke  detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :YES   but not for clients
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

Cabin specifications

CABINSNO. OF CABINSMAX. PAXDECK LOCATION
Suite   (S)12Upper   Deck
Deluxe   (DLX)12Upper   Deck
High   Standard (HSTD)24Main   Deck
Standard   (STD)612Lower   Deck
 1020

RATES

The Carpe Diem takes full charter, half charter as well as individual booking requests. A tentative schedule can be found separately, which is updated on a regular basis.

The Carpe Diem will have 7 and 10 night cruises. The cruises normally leave every Saturday unless in the event of 10 day cruises departure days might change.

Check in time will be at 12.30 pm. In case of early arrival, guests will be met by our 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.

Winter rates will run from November 2019 on till May, 2020 and summer from May onwards till November 2019 and 2020. Rates for surf of fishing charters are available upon request.

Individual bookings
Upper deck Suite room features individually controlled air-conditioning systems, as well as a king bed, walk through closet, large windows, flat panel TV, private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

November 2019/May 2020

$2,485

$3,550

May 2019/November 2019

$2,015

$2,875

May 2020/November 2020

$2,015

$2,875

 
Upper deck Deluxe room features individually controlled air-conditioning systems, as well as a queen double bed, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV, private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

May 2019/November  2019

$1,910

$2,725

May 2020/November  2020

$1,910

$2,725

November 2019/ May 2020

$2,380

$3,400

 
Main deck Double rooms, each have queen beds, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV, individually controlled air-conditioning and private en-suite bathroom with shower. Cabins can be taken for couples or single occupancy.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

May 2019/November 2020

$1,700/ 1,910(single occupancy)

$2,425/2,725 (single occupancy)

May 2020/November 2020

$1,700/2,099 (single occupancy)

$2,425 / 2,999(single occupancy)

November 2019/May 2020

$2,100/ 2,580 (single occupancy)

$3,000/3,685 (single occupancy)

 
Cabin deck Standard rooms, each have queen beds and a separate bunk bed, dresser, hanging closet, portholes, individually controlled air-conditioning and private en-suite bathroom with shower.
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

May 2019/November 2019

$1,665

$2,379

May 2020/November 2020

$1,665

$2,379

November 2019/May 2020

$2,065

$2,950

Book within a month of departure and enjoy 10% discount as last minute booking

Book 6 months up to 12 months in advance and enjoy 10% discount as early bird booking

Book more than 12 months in advance and enjoy 15% discount as extra early bird booking.

These discounts can not be combined with our group offers of pay for 5 and get the 6th person for free!

  • 7 nights or 10 nights aboard the vessel
  • 3 meals daily, plus between-dive snacks
  • Drinking water, coffee and tea
  • 3 dives daily (except for on day of arrival and day before departure) including one or two night dives
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Airport transfers on the days of embarkation/disembarkation
  • GST 12%
  • Rental, instruction, nitrox and retail charges
  • Green tax of 6 USD p/p per night
  • Some trips will require domestic flights and/or fuel surcharge which will be mentioned in the schedules
  • Crew gratuities
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended),  mandatory dive insurance

For every group of 5 paying guests you will get 1 space free of charge in a standard cabin. A group of 12 will ultimately pay for only 10 people! Free space is limited to a maximum of 2 free per departure unless otherwise specified.

Please contact us for further information on booking and cancellation terms, as well as group charter terms and rates.

 

 
For cancellations 8 months and above before the start of their trip deposits are refundable. Cancellations between 8 and 3 months before the start of their trip will have a non refundable deposit of 30%. For cancellations within 90 days of commencement of the trip, 100% cancellation fee will apply. Non refundable deposits can not be forwarded to another date.
 
Carpe Diem MaldivesPvt. Ltd. does not offer refund nor allows transfer of bookings in the event of personal injury, airplane delay, mechanical breakdowns, weather, sickness, strikes, war, criminal acts, quarantine, acts of god, if another guest requires immediate evacuation and the vessel must return to port or any other event beyond its actual control. Guests are strongly advised to have valid dive medical, travel and cancellation insurances
 
Notice

Given the current uncertain situation with regards to the developments surrounding Covid-19 virus, we currently are for those who have paid their trip in full offering rescheduling within 12 months of the start of your cancelled trip, with preference of course for this year still if possible.


New bookings

For NEW bookings made as of April 2020 onwards for spaces available as of when we can start operations again onwards, we offer full refunds or transfer of dates in the event “do not travel advice” is still in place from either your government to the Maldives or Maldives for entry from your country.
 
Only a 10% deposit will be required for new bookings for spaces in 2020 with balance payment 60 days before start of the trip. 

SCHEDULE & ITINERARY

Trip Start
Trip End
Nights
Embark-Disembark
Route
Remarks Rates (USD)
Booking
30 Dec 2019
07 Jan 2020
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
$1,668
$1,711
$1,920
30 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,665
$1,700
$1,910
$2,015
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,859
$1,890
$2,142
$2,237

UNLOCKED DOWN SPECIALS

For FIT’s 20% discount
Booking window : April 5 till September 30, 2020
Travel period: August(?) till end of December 2020

20% discount for any spaces left + domestic flights included if required!

Payment conditions:
10% deposit required only, refundable in case there are still bans in place.
Balance payment 60 days before start of the trip.

For 2021, we have our regular discounts as described below, for over 6 months in advance 10% EBB and for bookings more than a year in advance 15% EBB.

This FIT discount can not be combined with any bookings that currently need rescheduling or other discounts

For groups travel extra FOC
Booking window: April 5 till September 30, 2020
Travel period: August(?) till end of December 2020

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 not be combined with any other discounts

REGULAR DISCOUNTS

Last minute:
Book within 30 days of departure 10%

Early Bird:
> 6 months receive 10% discount and > 12 months receive 15% (can be combined with group discounts in summer season only)

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