The best way to explore the many atolls in Maldives is through liveaboard. It will take you to popular and new dive sites in various atolls that you will not get to experience if you are staying in a resort. You will have a chance to see a little of everything from big pelagic like mantas, sharks, whalesharks to shrimps, colourful nudibranches, ghost pipe fishes and everything in between.
MV Carpe Diem is a 35m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull with 3 decks plus a sun deck. The main deck has a lounge area serving you coffee and tea throughout the day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player for your relaxation after the underwater excitement. If you cannot get enough of the sun, you can enjoy your afternoon tea at the outdoor lounge or sun deck while taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean. If you want to spend some quiet moments, head to the in-house library with comfortable sofa seats. Also at the upper deck, is the open air dining area and bar where you will be served international cuisines. The kitchen can also cater to special dietary needs with prior notice.
Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes 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.
The very spacious suite is over 20 m2, has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and ample closet space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.
It is another big cabin with a queen size bed, flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters.
There are 2 high standard cabins which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin with queen size bed and TV plus DVD/MP3 player.
4 of these standard cabins have a queen size double bed and bunk bed each. Another 2 cabins have a twin bed and bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.
Itineraries are examples only and will change depending on weather and logistics at the captain’s discretion
Summer iItinerary (May – October)
North Male & Ari, Baa & Raa Atolls
Saturday: Male. Check-in about 1 pm. Lunch will be served after the main briefing, check out dive
Sunday: North Male atoll, 2 dives. Cross to Baa atoll for afternoon dive
Monday: Baa atoll, 3 dives daily. Nights spent anchored
Tuesday: Baa atoll, 1 dive. Raa atoll, 2 dives. Night spent anchored
Wednesday: Raa atoll, 1 dive. Baa atoll, 2 dives. Night spent anchored
Thursday: Baa atoll, 3 dives. Crossing from Baa to Male approximately during night time
Friday: North Male, maximum of 2 dives depending on departing flight schedules and the 24 hour no diving requirement before flying
Saturday: Depart the vessel by 8 am
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Winter itinerary (November- April)
North & South Male & Ari Atolls
Monday: Male. Check-in about 1 pm. Lunch will be served after the main briefing, check out dive
Tuesday: North Male, 1 dive. North Ari atoll, 2 dives. Night spent anchored.
Wednesday: North Ari atoll, 3 dives and 1 night dive. Night spent anchored.
Thursday: North Ari atoll, 1 dive. South Ari atoll, 2 dives. Night spent anchored.
Friday: South Ari atoll, 3 dives.
Saturday: South Ari atoll, 1 dive. South Male, 2 dives. Crossing between South Ari and South Male takes about 4 hours. Night spent anchored.
Sunday: South Male, maximum 2 dives depending on guest flight schedules and the 24 hour requirement before flying.
Monday: Depart the vessel by 8 am latest