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Carpe Novo

Maldives liveaboard

The MV Carpe Novo is the newest and biggest member of the Carpe fleet and offers exceptional luxury and space.

Built in 2016 the 42m long MV Carpe Novo was designed to create even more space for passengers as well as having upgraded facilities that people look for in modern liveaboards. There are 2 extra single cabins compared to the Carpe Diem and Carpe Vita are 12 beautifully designed cabins over 3 decks that can take up to 22 divers across 6 standard cabins (lower deck), 2 single suites (main deck) and 4 junior suites (upper deck). The boat is accompanied by an 18m, fully equipped diving dhoni where guests can kit up in comfort.

The main deck has a large saloon area with plenty of seats to take in the dive briefings or just to relax with a drink. There is also a large sun deck with some shade to relax in-between dives and all dining is done alfresco on the spacious upper deck where there is also a fully stocked bar.

The Carpe Novo has schedules throughout the year in the beautiful Maldives ranging from 7 nights to 14 nights.

To find out more about this area, visit our Maldives page.

Getting there
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.

Guide price: 7nts from £2050pp* / 10nts from £2700pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London to Male, transfers, 7 or 10nts full board  accommodation in a twin Standard lower deck cabin, unlimited tea, coffee, water, 3 dives per day (weather and conditions permitting).

Package excludes; alcoholic drinks, equipment rental, Green Tax of $6USD pppn, fuel supplements on certain trips, crew gratuities and trip cancellation and dive insurance.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Carpe Novo trips start on a Saturday and the pick up time is 2.30pm from Male unless otherwise specified.

Quick Guide: Carpe Novo

  • 42m length
  • Max 22 passengers
  • 6 Standard Cabins
  • 4 Junior Suites
  • 2 Single Suites
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced or equivalent with minimum 25 dives

Accommodation & Facilities

The Carpe Novo has 6 Standard cabins, 2 Single Suites and 4 Junior Suites.

There are a total of 6 standard cabins on the lower deck called Turtle, Dolphin, Barracuda, Octopus, Frogfish and Napoleon. 4 of the cabins are spacious with a queen bed and a single bed (Turtle, Dolphin, Barracuda and Napoleon) the other 2 (Octopus and Frogfish) are dedicated twin cabins with 2 single beds. Each cabin has a porthole, individual air conditioning, smart tv with central media system, safe and ensuite facilities.

A new edition to the Carpe fleet is the 2 dedicated single suites located on the main deck (Eagle Ray and Manta Ray) which have queen size beds, large windows as well as individual air conditioning, smart tv with central media system, desk/dresser, hanging closet, safe and ensuite facilities.

On the upper deck there are 4 Junior Suites (Whale Shark, Tiger Shark, Hammerhead and Thresher Shark) which are incredibly spacious and offer amazing views of the Maldivian waters through the many windows. Each suite has a king size bed and 2 of the suites can have the king bed transformed into 2 super single beds. Facilities include flat screen tv, DVD/MP3 player, individual air conditioning, 2 hanging closet, desk/dresser, safe and enormous ensuite facilities.

Facilities onboard include a spacious A/C lounge, flat screen TV, DVD/MP3 player, in house sound system, library, dedicated camera room, open air dining area, comfortable outdoor sitting areas and a superb sun deck where there is plenty of space and ample sun loungers to enjoy the Maldivian sun in between dives or at the end of the day watching the sun come down.

All diving is conducted from the spacious 18m long diving dhoni, equipped with 32% Nitrox membrane system, toilet, fresh water showers and camera rinsing tank. The Carpe Novo offers 3 dives a day.


Carpe Novo trips start on a Saturday.

7 night Itineraries:-

Classical Routing 1 (North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari, Vaavu and South Male)
Classical Routing 2 (North Male, Ari, Meemu, Vaavu and South Male)
Manta Trip 1 (North Male, South Male, Vaavu, Ari, Rasdhoo and Baa)
Manta Trip 2 (North Male, Baa, Raa, Baa, Rashdoo and Ari)
Whale Shark by Night (North Male, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa and Laamu)

10 Night Itineraries:-

Classical Routing 1 (North Male, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Raa, Baa, Rashdoo, Ari and South Male)
Classical Routing 2 (North Male, Rasdhoo, Ari, Meemu, Vaavu and South Male)
Deep South Shark itinerary 1 (North Male, South Male, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu, Huvadhoo, Foammulah and Gan)
Deep South Shark itinerary 2 (North Male, South Ari, Vaavu, Meemu, Thaa, Laamu and Huvadhoo)

11 or 14 Night Itineraries:-

Far North Exploration (North Male, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Shaviyani, Haal Alif, Shaviyani, Raa, Baa, Ari, (Vaavu – South Male)

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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