SPINNER DOLPHIN CAUGHT UP IN A FISHING LINE AND FISH HOOK

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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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Special "August, all trips discounted by 10%"

Book yourself in any of our open trips in August on any of our boats and enjoy a 10% discount.

Janurary Normal Rate

Jan Special Rate

discount

Single sup

Carpe Novo
Carpe Vita
Carpe Diem

$ 2,540 
$ 2,299
$ 2,065 
$ 1,651
$ 1,494
$ 1,494

35%
35%
35%

35%
35%
35%

Carpe Diem 
April 10/17 (20%)

Carpe Vita
March 28/April 4 (25%)
April 4/11 (25%)
April 25/May 2 (50%)
May 2/9 (35%)

Carpe Novo 
April 3/13 (50%)
April 17/24 (30%)
April 28/May 8 (Carpe Diem rates)

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.

REGULAR DISCOUNTS

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