FAQ

Check our Frequently Asked Questions section below to answer your question. If information you are looking for is not available then mail us through 
the contact form and we will answer you as soon as possible.

 

When you fly in on the same day of commencement of your trip on either of our boats, you will be met upon arrival by a representative of Carpe Diem Maldives, who can be identified by a crew polo or t-shirt and sign board with the companies’ logo. The representative will then confirm the below check in timings or inform you in case of any changes. In case you can not find anyone please contact +9607950883.

Should you stay in a hotel prior to your trip with us, we will meet you at the info/help desk arrivals hall at our check in timings as described below. We are not able to provide pick ups from hotels.

Carpe Diem:               around 12.30 pm

Carpe Vita/Novo:       around 2.30 pm 

Possibilities are to store your luggage at the airport and visit Male city. There is a ferry going every 10 minutes from the airport to Male’city which costs 1 USD p/p one way

Other possibility is to visit the nearby airport hotel, Hulhule Island hotel and make use of their facilities. The hotel offers different packages like a swimming pool package of 72 USD p/p which includes transfer, luggage storage, 1 drink, use of towels, Wi-fi, 10 minutes of reflexology, sun beds, swimming pool, showers and changing rooms. No reservations are needed for this and cost can be paid directly to the hotel reception.

Or possible day room use in a guest house in Hulhumale depending on availability.

The day before disembarkation the boat usually comes back to port between 3 and 4 pm after which guests will be offered a visit to Male’city, which will take around 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

 

Guests need to depart the vessel by 8 am latest. Due to the necessity of readying the vessel for our next cruise, we must strictly enforce this early departure

Early flight departures on the day of disembarkation are possible but will limit the amount of dives the day before due to 24 hours no diving before flying. We offer a maximum of 2 dives on the day before disembarkation. Sometimes this may vary however depending on the itinerary. If the boat still has to cross a long distance then only 1 dive will be offered.

We have 3 pin UK type power sockets on the boat and provide adapters for other plug types. The voltage is 220 V.

Diving conditions in the Maldives can be challenging, especially on Deep South itineraries. We therefore strongly recommend an AOW certification or OW with a minimum of 100 dives with experience in deep dives (up to 30 m), current and night dives in order to be able to participate in all the dives offered during an itinerary and to have the best chance of being comfortable with all of the diving conditions you’ll encounter. Our dive instructor on board  is responsible for everyone’s safety and can ask people to sit a certain dive out if he believes they are not experienced enough for a  particular dive. PADI courses are available on board and can be done during our trips.

Payments for extras taken on the boat can be settled in either cash (USD or EUROs) or by credit card. We accept all major credit cards (VISA, MASTER and AMERICAN EXPRESS).

We can provide for both connections, so no need to bring adapters

We provide 11.5 and 13.5 liter aluminium tanks FOC and have 15 liter steel tanks upon request and at an extra charge. As we only have a limited number of 15 liter steel tanks it is important to reserve them in advance.

Extra cost for 15 liter steel tanks:

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo  100 USD for 7 nights trip and 150 USD for 10 night trips

Carpe Vita 150 USD for 7 nights and 200 USD for 10 nights

All rates are subject to 12% GST surcharge.

Yes we do at extra charge.

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo (3 dives a day) :    100 USD for 7 night trip/150 USD for 10 night + 12 % GST

Carpe Vita (4 dives a day):                              150 USD for 7 night trip/ 200 USD for 10 night + 12 % GST

Average water temperature all year round is 27/28 degrees Celsius (81/82 Fahrenheit)

We do but are not standard available in each cabin. We have a few on board which you can ask from the room boy.

Reef hooks can be useful particularly on channel dives with strong current. Read our article here. In case you do not have one, they are available for rent or to buy (35 USD + GST) on our boats. This multifunctional hook is designed by our own Carpe Diem Maldives team and can be used as a reef hook, but also as a pointer stick and tank banger.

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Link to text on reef hooks

We have wireless routers on board that work on 3G basis. The internet connection will be good enough to read emails but not fast enough for large downloads. Connection speed depends on location of the boat. Fee will be of 15 USD p/p + GST for 7 night trip and 20 USD p/p + GST for 10 night trips.

PADI and rental equipment

On all of our boats we have a fully licensed PADI dive school on board and at least one dive instructor. Courses can be provided in English or German language. Please however inform us of any course wishes prior to your trip. For types of courses provided, rates and other info please click on the below links.

Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Diem 2016:

Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Vita 2016:

Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Novo 2016:

Maximum dive time will be 60 minutes or 50 bar (700 PSI) unless otherwise indicated by the dive team during the briefing.

A dive insurance is mandatory. Short Term insurance can be arranged on board valid for 7 or 14 days at a cost of 20 USD + GST or 30 USD + GST respectively. For more information on the coverage please click on this link, or use the button below for the attached pdf-document.

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ON THE BOAT FAQ

We have 3 pin UK type power sockets on the boat and provide adapters for other plug types. The voltage is 220 V.

Payments for extras taken on the boat can be settled in either cash (USD or EUROs) or by credit card. We accept all major credit cards (VISA, MASTER and AMERICAN EXPRESS).

We can provide for both connections, so no need to bring adapters

We provide 11.5 and 13.5 liter aluminium tanks FOC and have 15 liter steel tanks upon request and at an extra charge. As we only have a limited number of 15 liter steel tanks it is important to reserve them in advance.

Yes we do at extra charge.

Carpe Diem/Carpe Novo (3 dives a day) :    100 USD for 7 night trip/150 USD for 10 night + 12 % GST

Carpe Vita (4 dives a day):                              150 USD for 7 night trip/ 200 USD for 10 night + 12 % GST

Average water temperature all year round is 27/28 degrees Celsius (81/82 Fahrenheit)

We do but are not standard available in each cabin. We have a few on board which you can ask from the room boy.

Reef hooks can be useful particularly on channel dives with strong current. Read our article here. In case you do not have one, they are available for rent or to buy (35 USD + GST) on our boats. This multifunctional hook is designed by our own Carpe Diem Maldives team and can be used as a reef hook, but also as a pointer stick and tank banger.

We have wireless routers on board that work on 3G basis. The internet connection will be good enough to read emails but not fast enough for large downloads. Connection speed depends on location of the boat. Fee will be of 15 USD p/p + GST for 7 night trip and 20 USD p/p + GST for 10 night trips.

PADI and rental equipment

On all of our boats we have a fully licensed PADI dive school on board and at least one dive instructor. Courses can be provided in English or German language. Please however inform us of any course wishes prior to your trip. For types of courses provided, rates and other info please click on the below links.

Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Diem 2016:

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Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Vita 2016:

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Equipment rental and Courses Carpe Novo 2016:

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