Carpe Novo

The Carpe Novo is our newest 2016 boat and started operations March 26, 2016. The Carpe Novo is another upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem and has been built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor who built the Carpe Diem and the Carpe Vita. The Carpe Novo is bigger than the Carpe Diem and even slightly bigger than the Carpe Vita, catering for a maximum of 22 people in 12 cabins divided over 3 decks thus providing more space. The Carpe Novo like her two “sisters” caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing and fishing trips for both individuals as well as groups.

The Carpe Novo like the Carpe Diem and The Carpe Vita provides 3 dives per day as standard.  

The MV Carpe Novo is a 42 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull. It has 3 decks plus a sundeck.

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The main air conditioned 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 and Full HD Media Player.

Outside of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions.

Furthermore the main deck has

  • two comfortable junior single suites
  • a galley
  • dive equipment room
  • luggage storage room
  • camera room with good lighting and camera table
  • wine storage and linen storage
  • common toilet
  • office
  • outside sitting area

From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck.

There you will find
  • Open air restaurant
  • Bar
  • 4 junior suites
  • Bridge area

From the upper deck restaurant area a staircase will lead you to the sun deck. On the sun deck you will find plenty of sunbeds and a shaded sitting area, which is also excellent for having your sunset drinks.

Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Novo has 12 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are junior suite (4), single suites (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and TV screens connected to central media system and their own private bathrooms. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of multinational type


The Carpe Novo team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the 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. The team will do everything to ensure you will have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Novo.

Captain Shareef of the Carpe Novo Maldives
"Captain Shareef has been with the company from the start (2008). First on the Carpe Diem and after a short period of absence joined the Carpe Novo. Captain Shareef has been navigating the waters of the Maldives since he was 17 years old and knows every dive and surf spot like the back of his hand. Your safety is in very good hands with him. "
Chef Kelum Novo of Carpe Diem Maldives fleet
"Our Sri Lankan Chef Cook “Kelum” is a well experienced chef and has been with the company for years. He knows how to make those buffets special, extra tasty and of high standard. He is assisted by a local chef to add some local flavor to the menu. 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."
Chef cook
Dive team leader Hussein of the Carpe Novo Maldives
"Head of your dive team on the Carpe Novo is local Dive instructor “Hussein”. He has been been with Carpe Diem Maldives for 8 years starting out as a divemaster and since 2019 became instructor and has logged an extensive amount of dives throughout Maldives. He is a firm believer that the live-aboard experience is the best option for a diving holiday in the Maldives. He uses his experience; considering the weather and migration patterns of aquatic species and under water visibility, to tailor diving programs that are sure to yield sightings of the most exotic and rare species. He is assisted by local dive masters Cooky and Iyaan. With this abundance of experience, 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 Novo truly memorable!"
Dive team leader
Huseein, Cooky and Yaan dive team Carpe Novo MaldivesHuseein, Cooky and Yaan dive team Carpe Novo Maldives
Kelum and Rokib in the kitchen of the Carpe Novo MaldivesKelum and Rokib in the kitchen of the Carpe Novo Maldives
Roomboy Carpe Novo Maldives proudly showing his towel and room decorationsRoomboy Carpe Novo Maldives proudly showing his towel and room decorations
dive team Carpe Novo Maldives scuba divingdive team Carpe Novo Maldives scuba diving
Barman Ajith on the Carpe Novo MaldivesBarman Ajith on the Carpe Novo Maldives


General technical details

Built :2016
Port of Registration :Male’ / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :43 (140 feet)
Width (m) :11 (36 feet)
Maximum Guests :22
No. of Cabins :12 (4 Junior Suites, 2 Single suites, 6 Standard)
No. of Bathrooms :15
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 Marine Diesel (Model No: V1 80219), HP 800
Fuel Tank Capacity :2 x Tanks of 6,000 liters per Tank (Total 12 tons)
Navigation :GPS, Sounder
Communication :VHF Radio, Internet, GSM
Generators :

2 x Zenith Isuzu 65 KW Marine-Gen set

1 x Zenith Isuzu 25 KW Marine-Gen set

Electric Voltage :220 / 50 Hz, 3 Phase, 24 hrs / day
Fresh Water capacity :13,000 Liters (10 Tons)
Water Maker :

1 x WASCO Desalinator 700Liters / hr. 15 tons / day

1 x WASCO Desalinator 900 Liters / hr. 18 tons / day

Safety equipmentSmoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :NO
Diving Dhoni :YES (L: 61 feet/ W: 20 feet)
Nitrox on Board ?YES
HP Compressors :L&W
Nitrox Gen :Nitrox L&W Membrane System
FA Oxygen on board :YES, 10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental :YES – Scubapro brand
Diving School :YES – PADI

Cabin specifications

Junior Suite (S)48Upper Deck
Single Suite (SS)22Main Deck
Standard (STD)612Lower Deck


The Carpe Novo 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 Novo caters for 7 and 10 night cruises. The cruises normally leave every Saturday unless in the event of 10 night cruises departure days might change.

Check in time will be at 2.30 . 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 for an extra charge of 72 USD p/p until check-in time for the boat. Check out time will be latest by 8.00 am on the day of departure.

Winter rates run from November 2018 till May 2019 and November 2019 till May 2020. Summer rates run from May till November in 2019 and 2020. Rates for surf of fishing charters are available upon request.

Individual bookings
Upper deck Junior suites
 feature individually-controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king size (California) or two single beds, chair/desk/dresser, hanging closet, large windows, flat panel TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and separate shower Staterooms Whale shark, Manta, Turtle and Dolphin.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
October 31, 2019/April 2020$2,596$3,590
May/November  2020$2,163$2,999
November 2020/May 2021$2,740$3,840
Main Deck Single suites
, each have a queen size bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, individually-controlled air conditioning, TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom with shower. Staterooms Sting ray and Eagle ray.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
October 31, 2019/May 2020$2,596$3,590
May/November 2020$2,163$2,999
November 2020/ May 2021$2,740$3,840
Lower deck Standard rooms
, each room provides individually-controlled air conditioning, one queen and one single bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, TV connected to central media system, private ensuite bathroom and shower. Staterooms Shark, Nurse shark, Barracuda, Octopus, Frog fish and Napoleon of which Frog fish and Octopus only suitable for people sharing.
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
October 31, 2019/May 2020$2,296$3,290
May 2020/November 2020$1,863$2,699
November 2020/May 2021$2,540$3,640

Carpe Diem 20%
April 3/10
April 10/17

Carpe Vita 25%
March 20/27
March 28/April 4
April 4/11

Carpe Novo 30%
April 3/13 10 nights for the price of 7!
April 17/24

These discounts can not be combined with group discounts or any other regular discount.
Single supplement 50% on the reduced rates.

For groups travel extra FOC

Booking window: December 17, 2021
Booking period: August 1, till December 18, 2022
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

  • 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 and retail purchases
  • 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.
“Corona clause”:
If you can not travel due to Covid-19, we will honour the funds paid to us and move the booking to a later date (within 12 months time). For this to be applicable, one of the following must apply:
a. You have contracted the virus within 30 days to departure and can provide medical evidence to support this
b. Your final destination country prevents you from entering due to their governmental guidelines and restrictions on your country of residence
c. Your country of residence prevents you from departing due to their governmental guidelines and restrictions on the embarkation point for the liveaboard.
If any of the above does NOT apply, it is your responsibility to get yourself to the point of embarkation.
New booking temporary payment conditions
10% down payment to secure your spaces and balance 60 days before start of the trip.


Trip Start
Trip End
Remarks Rates (USD)
30 Dec 2019
07 Jan 2020
30 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019