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below the story we posted on Facebook a while ago

Lost fishing gear can be very harmful to sea life

In the Maldives it is very common for wild dolphins to come near the back of safari boats at night while hunting for fish, particularly when the flood lights are on which attract small fish.

On one particular night, a small group of dolphins was near the Carpe Vita and one of them approached the boat so close popping his head out of the water and making  noise which sounded like crying. The crew had never seen a wild dolphin come up so near to the boat and stay there. When they approached they realized that the dolphin had a fishing hook stuck at his back and the line entangled with his tale.

They decided to try and take the hook off with the dolphin still in the water if they could but as the dolphin offered no resistance at all when they touched, they were able to lift the dolphin gently out of the water onto the back of the boat, take the hook and line off and release the dolphin back into the sea where it spent the whole night till early morning happily hunting near the boat.

This amazing rescue shows that the dolphin was smart enough to ask for help and could fortunately be rescued by the Carpe Vita crew.

The short video shows a small part of the rescue.


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Safe 20% on the following guaranteed departures
Carpe Diem 
5/12 Dec – Buy 1 get 1 free
12/19 Dec – Buy 1 get 1 free
Dec. 19/Jan 2 – 3150 USD p/p for 14 nights in standard cabin
Carpe Novo
5/12 Dec – 1575 USD p/p for the week
12/19 Dec – 1575 USD p/p for the week
Carpe Vita 
20/27 Dec – 1575 USD p/p for the week

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10% deposit required only, refundable in case bans from either country are still 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.

This special FIT discount can’t be combined with any bookings that currently need rescheduling or other regular discounts as mentioned below.

For groups travel extra FOC
Booking window: December 18, 2020
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%

Early Bird:
> 6 months receive 10% discount 

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