Carpe Vita

Introducing our second boat, the Carpe Vita, the upgraded sistership of the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita meaning “Seize Life” was built in the Maldives by the same person, Amir Mansoor, as the Carpe Diem. The Carpe Vita started operations in 2011. The Carpe Vita with her 38 meters in length is bigger than the Carpe Diem, but still catering for a maximum of 20 people. With 10 cabins divided over 3 decks providing a lot more space. The Carpe Vita like the Carpe Diem caters for dedicated scuba diving, wave surfing ,fishing and tailor made trips for both individuals as well as groups.

The Carpe Vita provides standard 3 dives per day on her dedicated scuba diving trips. 

The MV Carpe Vita is a luxury 38 m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull.
Like the Carpe Diem she has a total of 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 divers
.
The lower deck has

6 standard cabins

1 Directors cabin + 1 dive team cabin

The engine room

Crew compartment

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AC acclimatised lounge/restaurant area, with a coffee / tea /buffet table offering you coffee/tea throughout the day. It also has a wide flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, library and comfortable sitting area with plug points for laptop use.

Outside in front of the lounge area there is another sitting area in the shade with comfortable cushions, where you could have your afternoon tea while cruising and taking in the beautiful colours of the Indian Ocean.
  • The gallery and a spacious cold room
  • Linen storage room
  • Dive rental storage area
  • Business centre with internet and all business centre facilities.
  • Camera table
  • Camera recharging table
  • Common toilet
  • A platform at the back of the main deck with two fresh water showers
  • Two comfortable superior rooms

From the outside as well as from the inside a staircase will lead you to the upper deck and bridge area with

  • Bridge area with sofa seating area to accompany the captain while driving the boat
  • Outside shaded sitting area in front of the bridge with fabulous view
  • Our beautiful and very spacious two VIP Suite rooms.
  • Main open air dining area and bar where you will be served semi buffet meals prepared by our fine dining chef while enjoying our fine selection of (non) alcoholic beverages.

From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a spacious sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a Jacuzzi and a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

Cabins and Floor Plan

The Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are VIP suite (2), Superior (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets 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.

Crew

The Carpe Vita team will take care of your perfect holiday. We have some of the best divers from the Maldives in our team. You will enjoy a range of high quality meals from our experienced chef.  We have Dutch management that speaks five languages to assist with any questions. The team will do everything for you to ensure you have an unforgettable time during your stay on the Carpe Vita.

Click on the sections below to open all details about our crew.

Naanu
"As a kid I grew up around the ocean. I loved everything about the ocean. Diving, snorkeling, sailing and much more. But I was always passionate about surfing and cruising around the beautiful islands of my home country, Maldives. I was always curious to know how nature worked so I wanted to learn and experience to understand the beauty of mother nature. "
Naanu
Surf guide in summer time
Sampath
"Our Sri Lankan Chef Cook “Kelum” is a well experienced chef, who has worked on liveaboards for more than 8 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 flavour as well. The menu will cover a wide range of different international cuisines blended together for you to enjoy. Menus on board of the Carpe Vita are not fixed and the Chef Cook is flexible when catering for different palates of different nationalities.Special dietary requests can be catered for with prior notice as well as any special occasion packages like birthday celebrations, anniversaries to name a few."
Sampath
Chef cook
Chakku
"Head of your dive team on the Carpe Vita is local Dive instructor “Chakku”. 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 instructor “Shaifaan”, asst. Instructor “Ibbe” local dive master “Naathi”. They all speak fluent English. Some of them have been in the industry for many many years. 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 Vita truly memorable!"
Chakku
Dive team leader
Captain of Carpe Vita Maldives
"In charge of your safety and well being on board of the Carpe Vita is Captain “Adam”. A captain with a total of 15 years experience in being in charge of running liveaboards and who knows how to navigate the Maldivian waters by heart. His passion is fishing and he will be fishing during the trips to catch fresh fish for the guests."
Adam
Captain
Fishing from the Carpe Vita dingyFishing from the Carpe Vita dingy
BarmanBarman
Part of Carpe Vita crew team and Agnes in the MaldivesPart of Carpe Vita crew team and Agnes in the Maldives
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Captain Carpe Vita MaldivesCaptain Carpe Vita Maldives

TECHNICAL DETAILS

General technical details

Built :2011
Port of Registration :Male’ / Republic of Maldives
Length (m) :38.2 (127 feet)
Width (m) :10.36 (34 feet)
Maximum Guests :20
No. of Cabins :10 (2 Suite, 2 Deluxe, 6 Standard)
No. of Bathrooms :13
Air-Condition :In any enclosed area of the Boat and in each Cabin
No.ofCrew :10 + 3 on the divingdhoni
Engine :DoosanDaewoodMarine 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 52KW Marine-Gen set

1 x Zenith Isuzu 16KW Marine-Gen set

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

1 x WASCODesalinator400 Liters / hr. 10 tons / day

1 x WASCODesalinator600 Liters / hr. 15 tons / day

Safety equipmentSmoke detectors, fire extinguishers, life jackets, emergency alarm
Laundry Service :YES
DivingDhoni:YES (L: 61 feet/ W: 20 feet)
Nitrox onBoard ?YES
HP Compressors :2 x L&W 420 electric
Nitrox Gen :Nitrox L&W
FA Oxygen on board :YES, 10,500 Liters
Dive Gear Rental :YES –Scubaprobrand
Diving School :YES

Cabin specifications

CABINSNO. OF CABINSMAX. PAXDECK LOCATION
VIP Suite (S)24Upper Deck
Deluxe (DLX)24Main Deck
Standard (STD)612Lower Deck
1020  

RATES

The Carpe Vita takes full charter, half charter as well as individual booking requests.  Tentative schedules can be found separately, and are updated regularly.

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

Check in time will be approximately 2.00 pm. 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 am on the day of departure.

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

Individual bookings
Upper deck VIP rooms features individually controlled air conditioning systems, as well as a king size (Canadian) or super single beds, dresser, hanging closets, large windows, flat panel TV/HD player, private ensuite bathroom with dual sinks, separate shower and bath. Staterooms 1&2
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

November 2019/May 2020

$2.699

$3,685

May/November  2020

$2,199

$3,099

November 2020/May 2021

$2,699

$3,685

 
Main deck Superiorrooms,eachhave a king size bed which can be divided in two super singles and desk, dresser, hanging closet, large windows, individually controlled air conditioning systems, flat panel TV/HD player, privateensuitebathroom with shower. Staterooms 3&4
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

November 2019/May 2020

$2,499 ($3,125 single occupancy)

$3,485 ($4,355 single occupancy)

May/November 2020

$1,999 ($2249 single occupancy)

$2.899 ($3.215 single occupancy)

November 2020/ May 2021

$2,499 ($3,125 single occupancy)

$3,485 ($4,355 single occupancy)

 
Lower deck Standard rooms: each room provides individually controlled air conditioning, one queen bed and one super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, hanging closet, TV/HD player, portholes, privateensuitebathroom with shower. Staterooms 5,6,7,8,9 & 10
Season
8 days/7 nights
11 days/10 nights
   

November 2019/May 2020

$2,299

$3,285

May 2020/November 2020

$1,799

$2,699

November 2020/May 2021

$2,299

$3,285

Book within a month of departure and enjoy 10% discount as last minute booking

Book 6 months up to 12 months in advance and enjoy 10% discount as early bird booking

Book more than 12 months in advance and enjoy 15% discount as extra early bird booking.

These discounts can not be combined with our group offers of pay for 5 and get the 6th person for free!

  • 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, nitrox and retail charges
  • 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.
 
TEMPORARY REVISED POLICY (March 11, 2020)

Given the current uncertain situation with regards to the developments surrounding Covid-19 virus, we are offering full refunds or transfer of dates for any NEW bookings made as of March 11,2020 for any available spaces during the remaining of 2020 in the event your government poses a “do not travel” advice on the Maldives or the government of the Maldives prohibits entry from your country.

SCHEDULE & ITINERARY

Trip Start
Trip End
Nights
Embark-Disembark
Route
Remarks Rates (USD)
Booking
30 Dec 2019
07 Jan 2020
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
$1,668
$1,711
$1,920
30 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,665
$1,700
$1,910
$2,015
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
Male
Male
Standard
Double
Deluxe
Suite
$1,859
$1,890
$2,142
$2,237

UNLOCKED DOWN SPECIALS

For FIT’s 20% discount
Booking window : April 5 till September 30, 2020
Travel period: April 5 till end December 2020

20% discount for any spaces left + domestic flights included if required!

Payment conditions:
10% deposit required only, refundable in case there are still bans 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 and for bookings more than a year in advance 15% EBB.

This FIT discount can not be combined with any bookings that currently need rescheduling or other discounts

For groups travel extra FOC
Booking window: April 5 till September 30, 2020
Travel period: April 5 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 not be combined with any other discounts

REGULAR DISCOUNTS

Last minute:
Book within 30 days of departure 10%

Early Bird:
> 6 months receive 10% discount and > 12 months receive 15% (can be combined with group discounts in summer season only)

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