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Carpe Vita

Maldives liveaboard

The MV Carpe Vita is the sister ship to the MV Carpe Diem and was built to the same luxurious standards, but with more space and comfort!

Built in 2011 the MV Carpe Vita was designed to create more space for passengers as well as having upgraded facilities that people look for in modern liveaboards. There are 10 beautifully designed cabins over 3 decks that can take up to 20 divers across 6 standard cabins (lower deck), 2 superior cabins (main deck) and 2 VIP suites (upper deck). The boat is accompanied by a diving dhoni and a small speedboat.

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.

The Carpe Vita has schedules throughout the year in the beautiful Maldives ranging from 7 nights to 12 nights.

With a well established crew and having operated in the Maldives for the past 7 years, the Carpe Vita has a large repeat client base and is like a home away from home for many.

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 £2407pp* / 10nts from £3220pp*
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 and except on arrival and departure days) and use of tanks, weights and belts.

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 Vita trips start on a Sunday and the pick up time is 2.30pm from Male unless otherwise specified

Quick Guide: Carpe Vita

  • 38m length
  • Max 20 passengers
  • 6 Standard Cabins
  • 2 Superior Cabins
  • 2 VIP Suites
  • Recommended diver level: PADI Advanced or equivalent with minimum 25 dives

Accommodation & Facilities

The Carpe Vita has 6 Standard cabins, 2 Superior cabins and 2 VIP Suites.

The standard cabins are on the lower deck with a queen and single bed. Each cabin has a desk/dresser, porthole, individual air conditioning, safe and ensuite facilities. 

On the main deck are the 2 Superior cabins, which have king size beds that can be transformed into 2 super single beds. Each cabin has large window views as well as individual air conditioning, desk/dresser, hanging closet, safe and ensuite facilities.

The 2 VIP Suites are located on the upper deck and are incredibly spacious and offer amazing views of the Maldivian waters through the many windows. Each cabin has a king size bed that can be transformed into 2 super single beds as well as flat screen tv, DVD/MP3 player, individual air conditioning, 2 hanging closets, 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 and comfortable sitting area with plug points for laptop use. On the partially shaded upper sun deck there is a jacuzzi tub and sun loungers.

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


Carpe Vita trips start on a Sunday.

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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